Watercolor Basics | Supplies & Techniques | Samantha Nielsen | Skillshare

Watercolor Basics | Supplies & Techniques

Samantha Nielsen, Watercolor Artist | Urban Sketcher

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10 Videos (32m)
    • Intro to Watercolor Basics | Supplies and Techniques

    • Supplies for Success

    • Brush Strokes

    • Graded & Flat Wash

    • Wet on Wet & Lifting

    • Masking Fluid & Dry Brush

    • Tape Technique

    • Layering

    • Class Project

    • BLOOPERS! See you next time!

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About This Class

Hello and welcome to my first Skillshare class! I am so excited to be able to share what I have learned on my artistic journey with you! Today we are starting from the beginning with watercolor basics. My goal with this class is to reach those who are at a beginner level and help minimize some of the fears of trying a new material!

In this class you will learn about:

  • Supplies (even down to brand name) that will help you be successful and what to look for when you go to an art store.
  • Different ways you can use one brush to make a variety of lines.
  • Watercolor techniques that will help bring your first painting to life such as: wash techniques, dry brush, masking fluid, tape techniques, lifting, and layering.

Lets dive in to the world of watercolor!






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Samantha Nielsen

Watercolor Artist | Urban Sketcher

Hi there! My name is Samantha Nielsen and I'm a watercolor artist and urban sketcher based in northern Minnesota. I majored in art education in college, and taught high school art for 2 years before I transitioned to pursuing my dream of being a full time artist! I have spent the past 5 years sketching the world around me and bringing my sketchbook with me everywhere I go. I am so excited to share my knowledge of watercolor and urban sketching with YOU through Skillshare.

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