Simple Watercolor Techniques: Make a Personal Mandala

Ria Sharon, Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

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10 Videos (20m)
    • Intro

      0:55
    • Lesson 1: Supplies

      0:50
    • Lesson 2: Dry Surface

      0:25
    • Lesson 3: Flat Wash

      1:15
    • Lesson 4: Gradients

      1:03
    • Lesson 5: Textures

      1:01
    • Lesson 6: Blending

      1:16
    • Lesson 7: Resists

      1:31
    • Mandala Demo

      11:26
    • Parting Gifts

      0:31

About This Class

Join artist/illustrator, Ria Sharon for this fun 20-minute exploration of watercolor techniques. You’ll learn how to make flat washes, gradients, and a variety of textures — all while she demonstrates how to make a personal mandala.

In seven short lessons, Ria shares her thoughts on:

  • Managing water and pigment
  • Water is your friend: how to harness its natural properties
  • Art for self-expression and self-awareness

This class is great if you want to add watercolor to your arsenal of techniques as a designer or illustrator or, just for the pure fun of playing with watercolors!

Watch to the end to receive Ria’s mandala templates! What you’ll need:

  • a starter watercolor set
  • a round brush and a square brush
  • watercolor paper
  • a light box

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Beautiful and meaningful work - thank you! :)
Amazing classes! I really enjoy this time. I did not know that painting a mandala could be so easy :) Thanks Ria!
fabulous teacher. fabulous class.

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Ria Sharon

Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

There is no path to mastery that does not involve doing something over and over -- that's been my experience as an artist and illustrator!

So I encourage my students to take small consistent steps by creating bite-sized classes that make art a simple, easy, daily practice -- one that is joyful and fun!

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