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

      0:54
    • Materials

      5:01
    • The Layering Process

      6:37
    • Halloween Painting Demo

      8:03
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:11

About This Class

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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

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Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm a designer and online art teacher 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've been cultivating my love of sharing what I know, and encouraging others to nourish their creative side through teaching. I love making patterns, character art, and watercolor paintings. I'm endlessly inspired by animals and nature (whether living today or extinct), ...

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