Progressive Watercoloring | Melissa Lee | Skillshare
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5 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • The Layering Process

    • Halloween Painting Demo

    • Closing Thoughts

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About This Class


Welcome to Progressive Watercoloring. My name is Melissa Lee and I’m a designer and illustrator based in Northern California. Progressive watercoloring is a technique that involves the layering of translucent pigment to create a gradient effect that adds depth and style to your work.

In this class, I’ll take you step-by-step through the simple and easy process, so that you, too, can implement the technique into your next painting.

What I like about progressive watercoloring is that it’s a fairly traditional technique, in that it really utilizes the translucent quality of watercolors, but you can use it to give your work a contemporary, stylized flair. 

To get into the spirit of the season, I’ll be showing you how I created the Halloween-themed painting below. This lesson is short and sweet, and you’ll leave it with one more fun technique to add to your skillset!







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Melissa Lee

allow yourself to fail before you succeed

Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm a designer living in the forests of Northern California. I'm currently in the process of becoming a full-time freelancer and art licenser, but in the meantime, I'm cultivating my love of sharing what I know, and encouraging others to nourish their creative side. I love patterns and character art and watercolor paintings! And also bees. I'm endlessly inspired by animals and nature (whether living today or extinct), science fiction and fantasy, sp...

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