Painting a butterfly in watercolor

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor illustrator / Teacher

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10 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Drawing a realistic butterfly

    • Mixing colors

    • Watercolor wash

    • Adding texture and details

    • Finishing touches

    • Transferring the drawing with transfer paper

    • Painting stylized butterflies

    • Last Thoughts


About This Class

This class is suitable for beginners.

In this class, I will explain step by step how to draw and paint a stylized and a realistic looking butterfly. I will also explain how to mix a harmonious color scheme for your illustration, and how to achieve, an ethereal look in watercolor paintings. Also, I will show some ideas of art projects with painted butterflies, such as illustration, collage, nature journaling, craft projects, costume, and event decorating.  


In the class project, students will paint a butterfly of their choice, a realistic or a stylized one, the reference photos will be provided.

This class is geared toward designers, illustrators or nature sketchers who use watercolor or are attracted to watercolor media. The class is suitable for beginners, but also can be interesting for more advanced watercolorists.

34 of 35 students recommendSee All

Very fun and exciting class!!I learn new techniques, and made very beautiful butterflies, and the teacher was wonderful too!!
Like all Irina's classes, this has been a delight!
Cristina Chivu

instagram: @chipiartprints

This was a lovely class. Great advice and tips about how to draw the butterfly!





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor illustrator / Teacher

Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful October)

I am happy to announce that my brand new class "Watercolor Sunflowers: Painting Sunflowers in 3 styles" is Live, thank you so much, everyone, who already enrolled!

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