Painting Bees in Watercolor, Gouache, & Watercolor Pencils | Alice Rosen | Skillshare

Painting Bees in Watercolor, Gouache, & Watercolor Pencils

Alice Rosen, Scientific & Natural History Illustrator

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7 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies & Setup

    • 3. Drawing Bumblebees

    • 4. Painting with Watercolor

    • 5. Painting with Watercolor Pencils

    • 6. Painting with Gouache

    • 7. Summary & Your Project

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About This Class

This class will show you how to paint a realistic bumblebee in 3 different ways – using watercolor paints, gouache, and watercolor pencils. You can have a go at all 3, or just pick the medium that interests you most.

  • Learn to draw realistic insects by studying their morphology
  • Try a new style of painting
  • Develop your skills in watercolor/gouache/watercolor pencils
  • Decorate your own cards and crafts with beautifully painted bees

This class is suitable for all levels. In ‘Supplies & Setup’ I’ll take you through everything you need to get started, so if you’re a beginner it’s a video not to miss! Otherwise, if you’re more experienced, feel free to dip into the videos that interest you most.

We’ll be using bees as an example, but this class will be packed with tips and demonstrations to help you take on your next painting with confidence, as well as add another skill to your creative toolkit.


Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy the class and I can’t wait to see your project photos!

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