Paint with Me: Create a Mixed Media Pastry Illustration | Kendyll Hillegas | Skillshare

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Kendyll Hillegas, Artist & Illustrator

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6 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Groundwork

    • 3. Sketch & Underpainting

    • 4. Watercolor

    • 5. Colored Pencil

    • 6. Blending & Finishing Touches

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About This Class

What’s your all-time favorite pastry or bread? Cinnamon rolls? Vegan donuts? Croissants? Or, maybe not your all time favorite, but one that has a special memory from childhood, or a trip you took?


Pastry, with all of its interesting textures, shapes and colors, not to mention the memories that can go along with it, is a fantastic subject for food illustration and painting. In this class you’ll get an inside look over my shoulder as I create a painting of a delicious flakey pastry from one of my favorite local bakeries.


You’ll hear me explain each phase of my painting process, including the reference image I use, what materials I use and why, and how I employ various mixed media techniques to create realistic and vibrant food illustration. You’ll be able to download my reference image and paint along with me, or choose your own favorite pastry or bread to paint. For those of you who learn by example and action, this class will be a great fit since the education and demonstration are interwoven throughout the course.


This class is best suited for those who already have a little experience with watercolor and colored pencil, and want to know how to take their mixed media paintings to the next level. (If you’re a true beginner to mixed media, I’d recommend you take my first course, Painting with Colored Pencils first.) If you love bread & pastry and want to know how to make art about it, come along and paint with me!