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Start with a Shape - An Illustration Challenge

Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

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9 Videos (20m)
    • Start with a Shape

      0:33
    • WHY to paint from shapes

      1:17
    • HOW to paint your shape

      0:34
    • HOW to make it stick

      1:05
    • WHAT supplies I use

      1:58
    • WHERE to start

      1:51
    • WHERE is this going?

      7:32
    • HOW to build on top

      4:03
    • START!

      0:38

About This Class

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When you just need to START... When you want to learn about your subject... When you need some variety brought back into your work... Start with a SHAPE! This unique approach has become a long-standing practice for Amarilys Henderson and she wants to show you its benefits. 

As part of the Confident Watercolors Series, this class focuses on the creative sparks that fly when you couple a challenge with a regular practice for the sake of your creative growth. It's a simple, quick, and powerful exercise for those who want to put the fun back into painting.

Watercolor insights include:

  • preferred supplies
  • tips on how to maintain momentum
  • four tactical ways to approach your shape
  • loads of examples

Take a shot and START with a shape. You may impress yourself with your cleverness and execution.

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265 of 269 students recommendSee All

I am not expert or I don't think I can even be considered an amateur, but this is a good way to start. :)
great way to start something!
Fun way to invite creativity into your daily life!
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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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