Silhouette Illustration for Beginners : Exploring White Ink With Watercolors

Sheila B, Letterer + Maker

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7 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction To This Class

      2:39
    • Tools and Supplies You Need

      4:43
    • Quick Intro: Different Washes & Techniques

      8:45
    • Drawing & Painting Silhouette

      6:26
    • Writing Over Watercolor: Intro To White Ink

      10:32
    • Finalizing & Tweaking In Adobe Photoshop

      8:15
    • Thanks For Watching!

      2:11

About This Class

Get playful and fun with watercolors, in my 40 minutes fast-paced class. Watercolor is a versatile and flexible medium. It can yield a variety of beautiful results but is tricky to master. In this class I will try to make it less of a frustration and much more like a fun experience.

It's quite easy to get started if you don't worry much about the mess and the results when you have just started using watercolors. Having fun with watercolors is first thing you can do to get ahead in this journey.

To get started, you just have to get a range of artist brushes and get some quality paints. Start by learning the basics and in no time you will be having fun trying these new stuffs.

In this class I will teach you how to illustrate silhouettes with watercolors. Silhouettes are easy as they just represent solid portraits of objects, animals or anything around you. But once you try doing it with watercolors, it can get messy and tough to gain great results.

In this class I will teach you all about it. We will start with the tools and supplies you will need. Then some of the very basic techniques that you should know before starting any such watercolor paintings.

Then we will look into how to paint silhouette with watercolors. We will also try experimenting few stuffs like color and washes. I will introduce you to how to do white ink calligraphy on watercolor paintings. It can be daunting, but with practice it gets better.

Silhouette paintings are everywhere. You can find them available for sell on Etsy, book-covers and print designs too. And a lot of time, they are pushed one step ahead from just a mere painting.

Post-processing watercolor paintings in Adobe Photoshop is one of the ways you can get better results. There you can do tweaks, corrections, change color tone, adjust different settings or even add typographic contents. There are endless possibilities with these technique multiplied by flexibility of watercolors. You can go ahead and take this class. I can't wait to see you in this quick session.

If you want to learn more about hand letterings and calligraphy, you should enroll in my other classes where I have covered different areas and techniques. I prefer the practical application of these techniques rather than mere knowledge. That's why I advise you to follow a practice routine.

If you have any doubts, feel free to write it in the class discussions.

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Sheila B

Letterer + Maker

I love doing calligraphy, lettering, illustrations and making things.