Watercolor: 10 Easy Projects Anyone Can Paint

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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15 Videos (1h 25m)
    • Introduction

      1:09
    • Tools & Materials

      8:12
    • Create Opacity and Tonal Swatches

      20:46
    • Brush Control: Create Leaves

      4:26
    • Wreath

      2:36
    • Elaborate (but Simple) Leaf Design

      5:59
    • Feather

      6:41
    • Cactus + Adding Ink

      6:32
    • Flower from Blob

      11:02
    • Tulip

      5:03
    • Galaxy

      5:20
    • Tombow Water Blending

      2:07
    • Tombow Watercolor Background

      2:03
    • Watercolor Brush Lettering

      2:16
    • Project Time!

      0:24

About This Class

Watercolor can be fun for so many reasons. It's therapeutic, creative, experimental, and more. Watercolor: 10 Easy Projects Anyone Can Paint is just what its title says. This class brings you 10 projects that are fun, simple, and best of all, quick! You will learn to produce adorable illustrative watercolor paintings in no time flat. Because each project is broken into its own segment, this class will be perfect for those who don't have a lot of time to spend learning in one sitting. 

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This class also covers tonal and opacity swatches. This is the first lesson before moving into projects, and it will guide you through an easy way to produce swatches without worrying about your levels not holding up. It's a wet to dry technique, which blocks off the perfect spacing in between the addition of layers.

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You will then move into guided lessons in brush control, creating leaves, using "blobs" of watercolor to create lovely illustrative work by adding ink, and special techniques using additional tools. 

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I look forward to seeing you in the class!

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For your reference, you will find the tools used in this class below:

Watercolor-
Artist Loft 36 Color Palette
Confections Classics 12 Color Palette

Paper-
Canson Watercolor Paper

Brushes-
Winsor & Newton 00 Round
Pentel Aquash Fine
Loew & Cornell 4 pc. Round

Pens-
Microns
White Uniball


Extras-
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Brusho Watercolor Powder  
Heat Tool

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175 of 177 students recommendSee All

If you are a beginner, or just looking to refresh your watercolor skills and learn some new techniques, this is an excellent class that I highly recommend. I hadn't painted in a long while and this class was just the kick-start I needed. Loved the material resource list, along with the hyperlinks--no more excuses not to keep going. Thank you!
Peggy helps you create some basic designs that are so much easier than they first appear. This is a great "you can do more than you think you can" class.
I love this class, really helpful, easy to follow. Strongly recommend for beginners with water color.

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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique line illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!