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Tasty Treats: Watercolor Cranberry Bites

teacher avatar Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

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12 Lessons (1h 34m)
    • 1. Cranberry Bites Class Intro

    • 2. Class Supplies

    • 3. Using the Template

    • 4. Lesson #1 Part 1 Cranberries

    • 5. Lesson #1 Part 2 Cranberries

    • 6. Lesson #2 Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookie

    • 7. Lesson #3 Part 1 Cranberry Crostini

    • 8. Lesson #3 Part 2 Cranberry Crostini

    • 9. Lesson #4 Part 1 Cranberry Cookie Bar

    • 10. Lesson #4 Part 2 Cranberry Cookie Bar

    • 11. Lesson #5 Cranberry Cocktail

    • 12. 12 Bonus Class

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About This Class

About This Class

Tasty Treats: Watercolor Cranberry Bites is the second class in the Tasty Treats Series. The first class, Tasty Treats: Pumpkin Spice Treats focuses on watercolor techniques inspired by delicious pumpkin treats.

This class, Watercolor Cranberry Bites, will focus on painting five different Cranberry Bites in watercolor using simple techniques and supplies, focusing on building up layers of watercolor.

There are five lessons and the first lesson, Painting a Group of Cranberries is geared towards beginners. The second lesson, Painting a Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookie, will challenge beginners further and is designef for advanced beginner watercolorists. The third and fourth lessons, Painting a Cranberry Crostini and Painting a Cranberry Cookie Bar will challenge advanced beginners and intermediate watercolorists. The final lesson, Painting a Cranberry Cocktail, will challenge intermediate watercolorists with painting a glass with relfections and translucency.

This class includes a downloadable Supply List and a downloadable Cranberry Bites Template for making stencils, the first step in your paintings.

Included is a BONUS LESSON for an Adorable Cranberry with a face.

Beginners and practiced watercolorists will enjoy the class, as lessons vary from the simple and most basic, to intermediate skills.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website danielamellen.com or my YouTube Channel for additional c... See full profile

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1. Cranberry Bites Class Intro: Hello. I'm Daniella Melon and author and artist here on skill share. Welcome to my second class in the watercolor tasty treats Siri's called Cranberry Bites in today's class will illustrate the brilliantly colored cranberry in five separate illustrations. Cranberries, rich burgundy, red color make for a striking and colorful painting and a great inspiration for breaking out the watercolor paints. Lesson number one is geared towards beginning water colorists. We will paint a group of cranberries, focusing on shading in shape. The second lesson will challenge you a little further and looks at painting a realistic cranberry white chocolate cookie. We will work on achieving a textured cookie that looks good enough to eat. The third lesson is geared towards advanced beginners and intermediate water colorists. We will use liquid frisk it to preserve highlights in our cranberry Christine E painting. Then we will move on to paint a cranberry cookie bar, creating a texture cookie base as well. A silky frosting, cranberry bits and white chocolate pieces. The fifth lesson is a painting of a cranberry cocktail. We were where we will paint a glass with translucency and reflections. The last three lessons are intended to challenge advanced beginners and intermediate watercolor colorists. There's also a bonus class for an adorable cranberry with a face, which all level of artists will find enjoyable. Each lesson is broken down into steps and layers to make it easy to follow along and create these illustrations, I've included a downloadable classify list as well as a download floatable cranberry bites template to assist you in your process. These illustrations are good examples to use in your art journal to use his watercolor practice and to use to make holiday cards. I hope youll try your hand at some of these illustrations and post your work in the class project section. We have a lot to do, let's get started. 2. Class Supplies: our class Supplies for the cranberry bites class are just some water color supplies will use, uh, that's of water, a large one in a small one. The smaller one is to make sure that we always have clear water for our painting. We'll use, um, frisk it and I like to have a dedicated frisk it brush for that paper towels, uh, pencil and an eraser. Here I have some £140 water color paper that I've cut into smaller sizes four by fives, five by 55 by six is I find that's a handy size to work with, But you can work with a full sheet if you'd like. Here I have printed out the cranberry bites template. If you would like to use this, you do. Is you simply cut out the shapes and then trace them onto your watercolor paper. I have an assortment of brushes because most of our work is detail. Work there rather small. Um, I have a one. A four, a two and a 12/0 very fine brush for finishing touches and details. I like to use a white prisma color pencil and gel pen. Either one will be fine. Additionally, I have a spray bottle full of Clearwater pipette toe wet, my paints these air optional and then I have my watercolor paints. I like it a nice assortment. I have a few reds and deep oranges, various yellows, but will mix colors as we need them as well, For the cranberries will be very heavy on the reds, the purples, the blues and the greens. Let's get started. 3. Using the Template: to use the template you printed out, and then you just cut out the shape of the object you want. So here I am, going around this cranberry cookie bar. Well, just follow around the edge. If you make a mistake or you cut off a piece, that's okay, because this is just a template. It so it's only one step in the process, and we could also, um, alter the template when it's done, or alter your drawing from the template to make it even more personal. So here I just cut the perimeter. Then I'll take my paper, my watercolor paper. I'll place it where I want on the paper and then just draw it, using it as a guide, an outline once I have the shape transferred, just like this, training not to scratch the paper, just leave a mark. Then I'll go back and just lightly, with a fine point on the pencil. I'll just kind of draw in the little shapes that air here, just as a guide. No, add them where I want. It could change them up, ADM. Or or add less as I'd like Here, I've done one with the cranberries. I traced the cranberries from my template and then for the ones that are fairly simple. For example, this cookie is just around shape. I can either cut it out and trace it as I showed you, or I can just kind of eyeball it. So I know I'm making around Cookie, so I'll start with a round shape and then I'll just go back and kind of change the edges a little bit. And because I'm going lightly and drawing lightly, I could do this a few times until I find the exact shape. Or add the parts I want when I have the shape that I want. But I'm happy with. I'll trace it just slightly darker and again. If I see that that wasn't the right shape, then I'll go back and just erase most of the pencil marks. Maybe have it 4. Lesson #1 Part 1 Cranberries : for first painting. I thought we'd start with just the cranberries. They they lend themselves to beautiful painting because of the bright red color. And then I painted. Some drew some leaves here as well, so that will contrast nicely the green. But one thing with the cranberries that we want to be sure we dio is have highlights. So you could either be very careful to avoid painting and putting pigment down where you want the highlights, or I'm gonna use masking fluid. It's also called liquid. Frisk it, and it's very similar to rubber cement if you haven't used it before. What you want to do, though, is be sure to use an old brush because it it does dry and can destroy your brushes. So I simply take my dedicated brush and then I'll take my liquid. Frisk it, and I'll paint it on where I want the highlights to be on my cranberries. So I want the light coming down so that the top is where I'll see a lot of my highlights and I'll leave. I'll just make a few marks here. When this dries, it'll dry a lot like rubber cement, and I'll be able to paint over it, and the pigment will not be able to get underneath where the frisk it was painted on. So that will leave it. Whatever color was underneath, and in my case it will be the color of the paper, which is white just making some highlights. And then I'll give this a little bit of time to dry before I start adding my pigment. Okay, so I want to make sure that I do close up my frisk it tight when I'm not using it, because it will dry up eventually and I'll have to replace it. And then what's left on the brush. I'm gonna let it dry right now. It's wet. You can see it's very shiny, an opaque, but when it's dry, it'll dry thick and, um, solid. And then I'll just peel that off when it's done. So I let this dry and then we'll start adding our layers of paint so we'll start with one cranberry. We'll start with the biggest one right over here on the right. I'm gonna add a clear layer of water right up to the edge. We take this a slightly smaller brush and mixed my color. I want to start with a dark read, almost blue purple a times and we want the top to be the nation red. So at the top of just gonna add a little bit of the red So we know where we're headed and then we'll go back to the bottom. Here we have a nice rich purple and now we want the colors to blend. So I'm painting right over the areas that we have the Frisk it on having a little more red Go for a little teeny blue as well. We want to go back. Make sure those colors start to believe the pigments start to work together. Well, let that dry Will start the work on the next one. Same procedure. Clear Clearwater over every part of the cranberry the base will add are purple or deeper color and then at the top will add are red. So here we lost a little bit of the the blue the, um purple bottom. So I'm gonna go back and a little bit of blue. Just a show contrast. I like that a little better now. A little more red. Great. What? That dry now? I don't want to have my cranberries run into each other. So I'm gonna skip thes two and work on this top one here. - Well , let that dry. So that way, we're not running our colors together. And then we'll come back at some more layers. But I love the rich colors that were getting developing here. Our 1st 3 cranberries air dry. So now we'll add her back three and then are green leaves. We'll use the same procedure we did before because this one is kind of hiding behind the others. Just peeking out. I want to make sure I have enough shadow on that back cranberry. So I'm gonna go in my brush, a little more of the blue. We'll work on that. A little part of the cranberry here that's exposed. Let that dry metal work on this other one over here. This is the point where I have to be careful not to rush it. I'm working in a little fine area, and so far I have preserved the space between all the cranberries. I want to continue that. Well, let that dry, and then we'll and our next layer 5. Lesson #1 Part 2 Cranberries : Okay. Now we want to make the leads over here by the cranberries. Could you use a clear brush of Clearwater paint each leaf trying not to run them together. I really want this to be really bold. Very green, very yellow. So I'll start with a layer of yellow, and then I'll go back and adds a bunch of green. And I wanted to be a little darker. The base of the leaf starting with the bottom one. Fulsome green out again. I'm still keeping a teeny little space between my leaf and the cranberries. Could have a little bit of a darker green as well. You could also add a little blue here, pull that right to the edge, and then I'm gonna add a super late green Still leaving a little bit of the yellow showing . But keeping that green as the dominant color start that here is Well, I'm gonna pull a center vein. Well, let that dry will come back to our final detail work, create our shadow and remove our frisk it to finish up our cranberries. First thing I'm gonna do is remove any of the frisk it to see what we have for highlights. If they're too bright, if they're not bright enough way have some nice color, some nice, bright white color but they're not sharp and they're a little ragged. So I'm gonna take my small brush and my cranberry color, and I'm gonna go in and just sharpen these up a little. So starting with this one, I'm gonna go around and just make that nice and sharp. I want that shaped to reflect the shape of the berry. So I'm gonna come here, put a little glaze over everywhere else. Um, I created the shapes I wanted with the highlights. And now I'm just gonna add a little glaze to tie in the new pigment that I've added with the existing shape. We'll move on to the next one here. Same procedure. I want to sharpen those up those edges on those highlights and then add a glaze everywhere else. It's gonna add a little bit of glaze everywhere to brighten it up. And then I'll just sharpen up that little highlight over here. - Uh , and some details. We'll start with the leaves with the little bird brown. Just gonna go and create that little vein. The center and very carefully show the shape of the leaf. Then I want to create the inside what I call the button of the cranberry again, I'm using a brown, darker brown and just kind of creating like a little star here. We'll do that at all. Doesn't have to be a perfect star just showing that there is something going on over there and then with my darker color, just gotta outline now Just create a shadow cast shadow on the base. I'm gonna have my shadow fall towards seven o'clock. Somebody created Clearwater underneath and then, with a small brush, I'll go back in with a light gray, creating a little space in between the Berries in the cranberries and the shadow where I wanted to start. And then I can go in there and add more after I get the right shape down. I want this to go most of the way. And just with some Clearwater, I'll pull it out a little further. There we have our cranberries 6. Lesson #2 Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookie: for our cranberry white chocolate chip cookie. I sketched the outline I drew in some spots where I wanted to show the cranberries as well as the white chocolate. Now we could use frisk it to cover the areas that we want to preserve White. But I think it's big enough that I can use my brush effectively. Um, first thing I'm gonna do is just tidy up any as a drawing. Remove some of the pencil marks. Then I'm gonna add a layer of Clearwater to where I want the cookie color, the light beige to go. And for this color, I wanted to look a little darker on the edges as if it was a cookie that was cooked that was baked and a little later in the center. I'm not looking for a homogenous, smooth texture, so we're gonna have to add lots of layers to give the effect of a baked cookie. So I have my first layer of Clearwater, and now I'm gonna mix up my little cookie, my baked cookie color. I'll take some of this late brown, a little bit of the darker brown, a little bit of blue. Here we go. Having pigment to the outside first, and then I'll just pull it in to the center, not looking to get every part colored in with pigment. So I'll go back and add just some clear water. I like the color variations, and as we know, watercolor drives lighter than it shows up here. So I'm gonna go back and add some water color on some spots of darker color. Take a smaller brush. It's gonna deposits. Um, color here and there again, trying to keep the outer edge darker than the center. So that's why it looks like it was baked with the edges browning a little more than the center of the cookie. And I'm also gonna go and add just a few little spots near where I'm gonna put the chips. I wanted to look like there's a little bit of a shadow there. Okay? And I see this is drying a little light, so I'm gonna makes a little bit deeper pigment. I'll just add a few spots of that right on the edge, go back in and a few little spots of the dark, and we'll let that dry for our cranberry chocolate chip cookie. We have our first layer dried, which is the cookie layer. Now we're gonna add some of our cranberries to that layer. Um, I'll take my Clearwater and I'll go over. Some of these chunks are clear. I'm not clear their white chocolate chunks and some of these are cranberries. So put the cranberry in that. Go on a few, adding some layer of Clearwater and they'll go in with my color and added as well. We want to make sure we preserve some highlights. If we happen to overlook that in color, it's solid. Will go back in with our gel pen. Okay, here we have some of our cranberries down, and I want to go back in and add a little more of a red, so it's not quite so blue. Okay, well, let that dry for those cranberry spots. Now we'll work on the chocolate chip spots. So for this, we can't paid white. We'll have to add a different color. We can usually do a blue, or I'm gonna just do a little bit of a gray, and we're only gonna work on the outer edge, mix up a light gray, maybe put a little bit of blue in that gray. And I'm just gonna go around the outline from their work on one ship at a time. I had a little bit of layer to the outer edge, and then I'm gonna take some Clearwater and bleed it out a little bit. Go back and add a little bit of great and then let that bleed it out. Another chip outlining in gray. Go back in with some clear water just to create more of a shadow. I think things clear water. This diffuses the line, it makes it more of a shadow. So here we have our cookie. When this dries will come back, we'll work on adding a little more shadow, a little more crinkle to the cookie and then the ultimate shadow for the entire cookie. Here's where we make our chocolate chip cup cookie come alive. Really? Look a little more realistic. I'm gonna use very fine brush, and we're going to start making our texture in our cookie. To do that, we're gonna make little cracks. We'll have a few that are coming out from the edge. The very fine brush. You wanna make a perfect line? Just see hint of a cookie of a crack and a cookie. And we'll do that in the center of the cookie as well. Maybe just a few more. Get out. Line the edge very faintly again. I'm not going for perfection. I might miss some spots. That's kind of preferable. I want to add a few little specks to the inside of the cookie, whether it looks like ingredient, the cookie or, um, product of the baking or camp caramelized butter from the cookie. We're just gonna do at a few little specks here and there. Just like little dots, these air imperfections, little textures. And already you're cookie starting to come alive. Okay, then I want to add just a little bit of shadow underneath where we did the white chocolate and the cranberries. So I'll do that by just taking a very thin brush than out lighting one side. I think we're gonna go right here to the seven o'clock side of the cookie. Just add a little bit of shadow to all the pieces, and I think with the darker color, I might just at another crack or two. A few more dots. Okay, Um, I want to go and is my red looking at my cranberries here. Just add a little bit more brilliance to them. And I'm gonna purposely leave a spot where I'm gonna go and add my gel pen to make sure each of the, um, spots has a highlight. Each of the, um, parts of the cookie has a highlight. I think I will even come here and add another few spots of cranberries. This will make it seem like the cookie is really, uh, very packed, full of flavor. Maybe one more right here. Okay. Right now, we're gonna work on just creating the shadow because we made our shadow from our chips kind of at the seven o'clock spot. We're just gonna create a cast shadow around the chocolate chip cookie with emphasis on the that spot as well. So my I'm using Clearwater just making a very wide, um, shadow in Clearwater around that side of the cookie. I'll go on the other side as well, and then with a very fine brush in the darker color, Um, like a gray will add a little bit of brown to it. I'm just gonna outline a cookie here and let it bleed into the Clearwater that we painted to go around the entire cookie very carefully, with just the edge of the brush, creating very Finnmark. And then on the seven o'clock area God created even thicker. And we wanted to be darker, closer to the cookie and later, the further we get from the cookie like a real shadow. Well, let that dry. We'll add a few highlights with our gel pen be all set with our cookie. 7. Lesson #3 Part 1 Cranberry Crostini: for the first layer of our cranberry toast or Christine E. Um, I already sketched it out, using the template as a guide. Then I added some leaves here for aware. One of the garnish. I'm just gonna add a little bit of the frisk it to preserve some of the highlights on the cranberry topping. So I'll take my brisket and I'll just paint a few little highlights. Well, let that dry, and then we can have our first layer of pigments. Now with our Kroc me, we have the first get that dried on where we put the highlights for the cranberries right here in here. And so, as you can see, when it dried, it became a deeper color instead of looking like a very pale beige became a little darker beige. We're gonna add the colors first. Now what we want to do is create the illusion of this being a nice, thick slice of like a baguette or a deep bread, deep colored bread with the edges darker than the center of the bread. So work on that first again, we don't want the bread toe look homogenous. We wanted to look crusty and have spots where they're scenes, and it's baked with a beautiful caramel color. So I'm adding first, I'm adding a layer of just clear water. Then I'll go and mix a little darker color here. Brown with a teeny bit of blue. Good. Put it right on the edge of the outside edge. I'm letting that pigment run. I'll go on the bottom perimeter and then the top perimeter. You know, I drew two marks here on the top of a baguette. There's usually the scenes where it splits when it bakes. So I want to really emphasize that by adding some shadows on either side, I'll go back and add more color here, and I still want to get a nice caramel color for the bread. So I'll go back and make some of that as well. I have my light brown. You could add a little bit of blue just to tone it down and prevent it from being so yellow . I don't add that right here, so I like how that's coming. I want a nice dark edge, though, so I'm gonna make this brown a little darker. Now add more of the brown. A little more of the blue. There we go. Just add it to the edge and right to the seam again. Go around the top perimeter. And now I'm gonna take my brush very carefully. Just line the back of a slice of the bread. Both sides here at a little black, a little darker color. Just two creates and shadow. Go back and soften this edge here. Well, let that dry. We'll come back and at our next layer, the next layer for Christine E is I want to work on the actual cranberry topping. So I'm gonna take my brush, my number two paints and clear water on some of the cranberries here. I'm gonna add some color, handsome red. We'll see how it bleeds, right with the water that we just added the clear layer. Now we'll add a little bit of purple is, well, kind of at the bottom. Then we'll go back and had a nice deep red cranberry Topping leads itself to some brilliant colors. So here we have the individual cranberries. What I want to do now is when this, after this layer dries, will add a layer that unites them. That makes it look like some cooked down cranberries, more like a chutney or a sauce with the various the cranberry, actual fruit itself and then some of the juices that came around it. But we'll wait to this dries just so it doesn't blur all together into one piece. So the cranberries have dried. We still have underneath this that we have the frisk it to preserve the highlights in the cranberries. And we have done the outer edge of the bread a piece of bread on this crostini or or cranberry toast. Right now, let's work on the next layer, which is going to be adding the cranberry, uh, kind of like jell or or a liquid topping. So for that, we still want to preserve the color of the cranberries. We don't want to negate that. So we're gonna mix a little bit of the red with a little bit of a bluish pink, purple and a little orange. We still want their preserve the cranberry color. And now we're gonna be very careful how we added, I think I'm gonna actually go for a smaller brush and to take the Clearwater go around the outline first, right up to the cranberries, trying not to touch them. If I touch them a little, that's OK. But I'm working to not touch them. And then I'm gonna go in with my color. Hopefully, it'll bleed out a little bit again. This doesn't have to be perfect. We're not trying to cover up every area with our color. We just want to create, uh, the idea that it's a coating, a cranberry sauce on top of the cranberries. The way we do that is way. Bring it right up to the edge. We have the edge, be very organic. We'll add some areas where it's really dark of color, very light others. And right over here we want it toe to come down, meet up trying to go in between the cranberries as well. Here we go, starting to come together now. Okay, so that's looking pretty good. Now I just want to add a few spots of the darker color. Little shadows, little bits of cranberry from the color variation is what is key to this part. Well, we will let that dry. Then we'll work on our little herb sprig on top and then our cheez coating 8. Lesson #3 Part 2 Cranberry Crostini: Okay, We're gonna work on this little sprig of herb here. First thing I want to do is I had a little bit of a very light green to some of the inside of these leads. Not worried about coloring it thoroughly. I'm actually trying to leave intentionally, leaving a little space of white, Okay? And then I'll go back with a much brighter green. The screen has a little too much blue. So I'm gonna add a little bit of red to tone it down and a little bit of yellow. Much better. So now I'll come in and I'm gonna make my line my herb here and then I'll come in. Just outlined one side of the, um, leaves of this herb go back. I don't line a second, second side very lightly. And then I want to take a little bit of brown and lying the stem of the Urbas. Well, just to differentiate it from the leads, I'm happy with how that looks. Wanna work on the, um, piece of the bread a little more? I gotta go back with a little bit larger brush and make a little glaze of the caramel color brown just add that in spots before it dries. I wanna blend it. It will take some clear water and just pull it together. Just so there are no harsh lines. Go back in. Then I'll go back in with a little darker color, even in some or the brown. And this is where you build up layers creates more texture in a more realistic looking peace. Now, with my very thin brush gonna take my very dark brown, maybe mix it up a little more. Just make that line. Not much more pronounced. Then I'll go back in. Just add some spots. Various colors. We'll start with the dark and then won't add the brown. Go to the beige caramel beige. Take a little clear. Just blend that when this dry will add some detail. Work for the crust. But now I want to go in and right on the edge of where the cranberries are. I want to indicate that there's something there, like a spread herbal cheese or something. A sauce. Take my small brush. My beige just outlined it a little bit, and now more work on a little shadow underneath the entire piece of Christine Me here so I'll take some clear water. Just go around the base. I'm gonna add a little bit of gray and pull it all along and with my darker with my smaller brush, gonna go in with a little bit of a darker color. I'm gonna mix in a little brown as well just because we have some brown in the piece right above it. And I'm just gonna pull some of that color and let it bleed smooth at the edge over here, we'll let this dry will add some final touches and remove our Frisk it. I want to take my eraser and just erase some of the marks on the top here. And then I use my finger and remove any of the, um, parts of brisket. Now we put the first get on to preserve some highlights. These are a little harsh, so I'm gonna go in there and fix those up a little bit again, taking my red that we used to color the cranberries. I'm gonna go in just tidy that up a little bit. We want a little bit of a highlight, not a crazy highlight. And on this one will tidy that up Sometimes it's hard to control the frisk it, but it's very easy to go in and add highlights. I'm not highlights add color to if we over did the brisket. And here I see that I really like the way this looks. But I want to add a little more darkness to the shadow to the base of, um, this one in particular cranberry. So I'm just going in with a darker color. I'll take my smaller brush. Great and like the way that looks. I want to add a little bit of yellow to the leaves. I think it just get a nice balance. And then I just want to add a little teeny bit of texture to the bread. So I'm gonna do that by using my very small brush, creating that line a few little dots. I cannot go over this part of the line again. And then with the Brown, I'll go back in creating a little bit of a shadow on the first line. A few dots here for that. My thin, thin brush gonna go in with just a little bit of the gray color, and I just want to outline right at the edge very lightly, creating a little shadow. Here we go. And there we have our cranberry Christine E. 9. Lesson #4 Part 1 Cranberry Cookie Bar: for our cookie, our cookie bar. I want to add some layers, keep some layers white, pristine if I can. So what I'll do is I'll take my frisk it, and I'm just gonna go over the top layer here, which is supposed to look like white chocolate was drizzled on it. So I put a little bit of a frisk it on it to try and preserve those highlights. And then when it dries, weaken, start painting are layers. The frisk. It creates a watertight seal beneath the pain on top of the paper, but it prevents anything from getting beneath where we put the frisk it, apply the frisk it so therefore the color that's underneath it will be preserved. Add a little bit here to some of these white chocolate chips. I think they're big enough that it's not required, but I have some frisk it left on my brush. So use that well, let that dry, and then we'll start adding layers. Here we have our cranberry bar. Um, the first get that we used is all dry, and now we can start adding the layers. First thing I'd like to do is add the layer to the bottom piece. The actual cookie part. I'm gonna add some clear water. Careful not to go over the little segments that we drew in of the cranberries in the chocolate. I don't mind going over the ones we drew in with the first get and painted the first get on . But the other pieces I'm trying not to color. And I'm trying to leave a little space right here on the edge of the bar. And if I leave that clear, it'll appear is if it's a sect different section rather than just bleeding into each other . So here I have my clear coat, and now we want to add some cookie, some dark cookie. So the bottom of it, the cookie will be much darker than the top. And we want the top to look like a We want the actual cookie to look like a blondie so, like a caramel brownie. So I'm adding my blue to the brown that I've already wet next. So there's some nice colors gonna use a smaller brush so that I can work around, Um, the little studs of chocolate that we have here turn my piece upside down and on the bottom . I'm gonna add my darker layer, starting with the front face first going a little less than half way up and then I'm gonna come in with my lighter caramel color. Then I'm going to start at the top and let that bleed into each other. So here we've made the actual cooked part of the brownie, the Blondie. So I want to get those colors bleeding together. Then we'll go back in when this dries and add, um, the cranberry chips as well as the chocolate chips. First, I want to add a little layer to the very bottom, where it looks just like it's cooked a little bit more. So add some spots of dark. Then I'll go back in and add some brown as well, just to break it up. Here we go. I go in with my caramel color, can create a nice little blend here. Well, let that part dry. And I want to go on this side here again. I'm trying to leave a little spot A little area between the two. I'll start with my darkest color. You see how the water whisks that away? It is a perfect effect for water color. Then we'll go in with the darker brown for the next level again, about halfway up, and then we'll have the caramel layer to the top of the cooked um, Brownie bar. Here I went over one of the areas with the chips will have to be careful on the other side , and we'll just have to paint over that. That's looking good. Well, let that dry, and then we'll come back and have the next few layers. We have the frosting, the cranberry and chocolate top, and then the cranberry and chocolate studs inside the browning of our. So now for the cookie bar, we're gonna work, work on the buttercream and then adding some of the cranberries to the top as well as the bottom here. So the first thing for the buttercream is that a clear coat of water here again, maintaining a little separation between the what is considered the frosting and the actual cookie part. We'll start with sides first and now to mix a color, because buttercream I wanted to look a little bit yellow, not bright yellow, but just a hint of yellow, almost beige, so I'll mix a little bit of yellow in a little bit of this light brown. Take my small brush and I'm just gonna paint the edge. And hopefully it'll bleed in with weary painted the clear water as well. If not, we can help it along just looking to create a little bit of shadow. And this will dry a little lighter than we painted down anyway. So that's coming out really well. Just a little bit of variation, which is which is a nice effect. So let's take a little clear water, very light coat and go around taking even smaller brush just to add a little bit of shadow . I want to add shadow underneath, where we added the frisk it as well. And after we remove the first get, we might find that we need to add more shadow, and we'll do that as well. Please. Now we'll work on adding some of the cranberry color two inside the cookie layer, going to add a little bit of Clearwater clear layer to some of these spots. Now go back in my cranberry color again. I don't want to color it solid. I want to try and leave some white spots. If I don't. Then I'll go back over with my gel pen. Okay, so I have my purple layer down, and then we'll go back in here. Okay? So that's coming out. Well, now, for the top of the peace, we have some spots that are cranberries as well. Could be very careful here, going in my small brush. - And some of these I'm not coloring them all because some of them are actually chocolate white chocolate chunks. Okay, with that dry, then we'll come back. 10. Lesson #4 Part 2 Cranberry Cookie Bar: here. We have a cookie bar to add the final touches. We're gonna remove these layers of frisk it, and I just run my finger all along. Once every layer is dry and the brisket rolls off, just like rubber cement. Go to the top here. Okay, so there we have our, um, cookie bar. What I want to do now is just erase some of these pencil marks and then we'll get started with the next layer. We'll start from the bottom up. I want Teoh shadow the specs a little bit. So I'm just taking a darker color going over the edge. And then I want a shadow, the white chocolate chips that are in there, and I'm gonna use a dark gray and very slightly gonna just outline them Now you could see where when I wiped off the frisk, it's, um when I applied the first that I didn't cover the area 100% and it left kind of a a little bit of texture. And that's OK. I think it looks nice. So I'm gonna take my dark as well. I'm gonna outline up top here. The white chocolate chunks this one is underneath um, a layer of of a white chocolate drizzle. So I want to make sure I'm not too thick on my layer of dark. Been here. The white chocolate chunk goes underneath as well. Okay, and now I'm gonna outline the drizzle as well. So now I'm taking some clear water, and I'm just creating a little bit of a blend on the white chocolate chunks. I'll go in here with my darker beige, really outline the edge of this frosting. And now, with the same beige, I'm gonna just go on the base of all these little spots. These little garnishes on the top of this brownie. Take my beige and outline right where it meets the brownie cookie. And I'm gonna take a very, very light blue very light and create some shadow here. I'm a white chocolate chunk laptop. They don't add a little bit of that blue as well to the chunks white chocolate chunks in the cookie. And then I'll take just a slightly darker blue just barely darker. And I'm gonna outline the drizzle chocolate drizzle. I want to create a cast shadow, so I'll take some clear water on my brush and just right of the seven o'clock spot is where I want the shadow to show again, Darker, closer to the brownie. And later, as it drives further from Brownie, then I'll take a smaller brush Clearwater and just create smoother edge. My smallest brush I'm gonna take and add some texture. Take some of the darker color, Very dry brush. Just gonna add some specs. Very little. I want to show the contrast between the actual cookie part and the smoothness of the top. I go in with some a little darker. Brown had some specs as well. And finally, I'll go in with a caramel looking at the top here, and I want to add just a little bit of light gray shadow right underneath the, um, the chocolate drizzle and then looking at my peace, I don't like the way this one came out here, this little white chocolate spot. So I think I'm gonna transform it into a piece of cranberry. Just take the red and add that right in. Maybe I'll add one right here is well just to create a little more balance. And then I just have to make sure I had a shadow underneath that. So it's not just sitting in there. It's grounded a little again. I'll take my brush here. I see how the shadow is dry, very, very light. And I'll just add a little more darkness to it right up against it. Okay. And there we have our chocolate cookie. 11. Lesson #5 Cranberry Cocktail: here we have our cranberry cocktail. Um, I did the sketch with the pencil in the template, and now I'm gonna add some areas of frisk it that I want to preserve the whites. Well, take that with my brush, and I'll just color in the areas because this is a glass. I wanna have a lot of transparency and in spots, so I'll put a lot of frisk it here as the first get gets older in your stash, it gets thicker, so it gets harder to paint, verily, fine details. So you just have to be aware of that and replace it as necessary. You could also paint some highlights on these cranberry garnish and then on this part of the glass, I want to show a reflection. So I'm gonna try and preserve some of the white from the paper on that as well. I was gonna do the edge of the glass, the boundary, trying to keep that weight. Well, let that dry, and then we'll come back and add some layers of pigment for our cranberry cocktail. We're gonna keep the preserve, the leaves being very green, the ones that are exposed, and then the inside of the glass is gonna be like a reddish pink color. We do want to keep some white to show the transparency of the glass, but we've already put our frisk it on here for that. So let's start with the leads using a clear coat of water and just gonna paint the shape of the leaf, the parts that is exposed from the glass. The color changes when it goes underneath the red color of the cocktail. And then I'm gonna add the green, leaving the centre hollow somewhat. We'll fill that in with a lighter color of green, and that will give a little dimension. And then we want the stem of the herb. So I'm using a little bit of brown for that and with the brown for that, I'm gonna go right down not terribly dark, but just write down. I want to add a little bit of variation on that stem, so I'm adding a few spots of dark and then, with a lighter green, I'll go in overlapping some of that area that we left. Wait, we have to Cranberries floating on top is garnish, so let's go and do those right away. at least add one of the layers to that. I'm going to start at the bottom with a much darker color and same thing underneath the glass here. Us. I use my big brush, and I'm gonna paint right over everything, being careful not to, um, paint over the cranberry we just painted. But I'm gonna paint up top here a little bit as well. They won't add some red. And I'm gonna paint a little dark on the writer straight inside here trying to get some variation. So it's a little bit lighter pigment on the left hand side going right up to that cranberry that we painted. And then right up top here is well, go in with so wet brush, Just blend this out. And now while, um, this red is wet, take a very small brush and with a darker red, just kind of create some of the illusion of shadow of the ice cubes and the herb and cranberries, So I know it's gonna bleed a little, and that's what we want to go for. So here we have the cranberry, the herb underneath the cranberries happening, And now I'm just gonna outline the ice so we'll let this dry and then we'll come back and finish it up. Okay? So now we have this layer dry. What we're gonna do is rub off the brisket over here, see what we have underneath. We put it on to preserve highlights and to preserve the edge of the glass so that we can work on making that look translucent. Okay, so that came out pretty well. Now, what we want to do is we'll tidy up the highlights on the cranberries and we'll work on the glass. First thing we do is with my tiny brush work on those cranberries, create more of an outline and preserve some of that highlight. Okay, Then we'll go on with this herb, create just a little shadow on one side. Go back in the light green, blend that out a little bit, and now we'll work on the glass. Um, we didn't preserve the center of the glass perfectly with the frisk it. I didn't cover it thoroughly, which sometimes happens, but we'll still work with it. First thing we'll do is we'll tidy up the edges of the the drink, so I'm just gonna go try and make those edges a little sharper. I'm both the bottom and top of the glass. Just doing that by creating that line, making it that much smoother. I'll take a larger brush, a little bit of pigment and blending that out. Do the same on the other side. Create that, Martin. A sharp line where the liquid goes up against the interior of a glass and the same thing on the bottom. And we'll blend that out. A little bit of glaze. We can still see our ice cubes and everything inside the glass. Some of the garnish, which is nice. We'll tidy up those lines as well, and now we'll work on the transparency of the glass. So first I'm going to do is create the outer edge. We're gonna use a light blue to do that very pale blue. And I'm just gonna create the exterior perimeter. Very simple line. But then I'm gonna go over here and just paints a little bit of the bottom of the lip of the glass and then the top of the lip of the glass and the same thing in the back here gonna go down here, just paint top of this uh, insulated glass. Paint the perimeter and pull some color in. And then with my blue still keeping it very light Good outline. The base here, the reflection on the glass in the top. So now with big rush and still a little that blue Go take a little bit of the lightness and just pull it around, creating a little bit on the base where the shadow maybe in a little bit up top as well, since we don't have white paint in water color. Um, I like to use shadows and negative images to create the clearness of the glass. Now she makes a little more transparent looking. I'll take some gray, and I'm gonna create a shadow just underneath where the liquid and the glass meat. And then I'm gonna pull Cem, uh, image here to make it look like a shadow. We'll do that in this side as well. Right along the base. Do it on the top, right on the corner. Pull it out. Same thing here. And then I'll go underneath these garnishes. Cranberries creating a little bit of a shadow. And the one here up against the glass. I want to take my dark color, still fine line under the lip of the glass and very little bit over here, whether it outlines the Ice Cube that's floating up top. And I want to kind of just emphasize that a little I'll go in and emphasized that all the ice cubes and then finally, we'll take a little bit of the red and create a little reflection in the glass. Just gonna pull it to the side, just a hint of it and a little bit of shadow. Do the same thing with the green, and I'll do that on the opposite side of the glass and a little bit around here. Just a few spots to indicate the green and we'll go back and do that with the red as well. Teeny made up top here and there. We have our cranberry cocktail 12. 12 Bonus Class: for a bonus class, we're gonna do an adorable cranberry. This would be a cute project for a child or to do with a child. First thing I'm gonna do is I sketched out just a circle with the little cranberry button on top. And now I'm adding a late, clear layer of water. Unlike the cranberries that we did in our projects, where we had the darker color at the bottom and the lighter color a top I want to create create a face on this cranberry. So I'm gonna have a lighter color in the center in the darker color on the exterior sides. So I'm gonna outline it with the dark color. And because I had that clear layer it's gonna bleed through. Put a little bit on the bottom of the button here again, going back with a clear water to move our pigment around, going back in to make that color on the edge really pop. Be very vibrant. Well, let this layer dry will come back and add the rest of our face dry over here and we'll add some features. We'll start with the button, take a little bit of brown. Good outline first, they will create a little star and go in there with a little darker color. We'll go in and add some eyes, smile a little bit of cheeks and then some legs, just with the dark color at some teeny legs. Little feet. I like to add eyelashes, and when this dries out, a little highlight in the eyes, and now we'll just add a little highlights with my gel pen. And there we have an adorable cranberry.