Urban Watercolor Sketching on your iPad + FREE Digital Watercolor Brushes

Liz Kohler Brown, artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

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6 Videos (44m)
    • Urban Watercolor Sketching on your iPad

    • Downloads Password + Setting Up Your Document

    • Watercolor Painting

    • Complex Shapes

    • Finishing Up and Changing Colors

    • Your Project

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About This Class

I want to show you how to turn a photograph into an ink and watercolor sketch.  I’ll show you:

  • how I create an ink drawing of a photograph in Procreate.
  • how to paint over the ink drawing with watercolors to create an effect that looks like real pigment on paper.
  • how I use lightening and darkening methods to create variation that mimics real watercolor paints.

You don’t have to be good at drawing to take this class!  I’ll show you how to trace over a photograph, so you don’t have to worry about learning how to draw perspective or proportions.  Although if you love to draw by hand rather than tracing, you could certainly do that with this same technique.

This process will give you a great way to preserve a memory of a trip, or you could create a gift for someone that turns a picture of their home or neighborhood into a watercolor painting.  

I created 9 watercolor brushes and a watercolor texture paper that I want to share with you as a free download when you take this class (The password for the downloads is at the very beginning of Video 2).

All you need is an iPad, and the app Procreate. I recommend the Apple Pencil since it is pressure sensitive, but you could also use a regular stylus for this class.



10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Very good class: Good pace, delivery, tone and information. As Liz said, this is not for beginner users of Procreate. I am a beginner at water colour and took detailed notes on the rapid-fire instruction: not a problem, because I need the notes anyway so this made the delivery quite efficient. The rapid-fire video is good to give an over the shoulder look at how an expert operates.
Beautifully presented class! I enjoyed it much and learned heaps! I would suggest to take Liz's other classes too. She is an excellent teacher! Thank you, Liz!
Loved Liz Kohler Brown's tutorials. Very helpful.





Liz Kohler Brown

artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

About My Classes

Every class I create is broken down into bite sized pieces so you can learn how to draw and design on your iPad by learning one little step at a time.  I design projects that anyone can create, and give tips for designing that will help you develop your own style and process.


About Me

I'm a designer, illustrator, and teacher who loves sharing new techniques and methods.  I started my art career in sculpture and design, and ...

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