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

      2:00
    • Setting Up Your Document and Sketching

      10:02
    • Watercolor Painting

      15:12
    • Complex Shapes

      6:35
    • Finishing Up and Changing Colors

      9:35
    • Your Project

      0:40
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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. 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.

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Loved Liz Kohler Brown's tutorials. Very helpful.

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Liz Kohler Brown

artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

Hi everyone!  I'm an artist, designer, and illustrator who loves sharing new techniques and methods.  My background is in fine art and graphic design, and these days I'm focusing on surface design and illustration.  I've taught everything from ceramics and sculpture to watercolor painting and drawing.  Right now I'm obsessed withpushing the limits of painting and illustrating on my iPad, and can't wait to share all my discoveries here on Skillshare.  If you have ...

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