Watercolor Birds | Amarilys Henderson | Skillshare
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16 Videos (42m)
    • Quick Intro

      1:29
    • What You'll Learn

      0:48
    • Bird Parts

      2:13
    • Bird Proportions

      4:34
    • Supplies

      1:16
    • Textures Pt. 1

      4:37
    • Textures Pt. 2

      3:19
    • Bird References

      2:48
    • Bird Sketch

      2:32
    • Steps: Base Layer

      2:35
    • Steps: Mid Layer

      2:15
    • Steps: Details

      2:56
    • Advanced: Rainbow Bird

      2:16
    • Advanced: In Flight

      3:23
    • Bonus: Overlapping Feathers

      4:14
    • Ready to Fly

      0:57
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About This Class

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"I can't paint birds." You aren't the only one thinking that.

Birds are intricate, curious, and colorful little creatures with an anatomy unlike any other. Their charm and beauty fascinate us, and their diversity have kept artists engaged for centuries. Birds are fabulous subjects, ones with meaning and appeal!

Amarilys will teach you how to paint birds in the fluid vibrance of watercolor. Her #colorbirdz Instagram challenge gave her over 60 opportunities to explore them, and she now shares her process and tips in this class. 

What you will gain from this class:

  • An eye for distinguishing the differences in bird types and features
  • An understanding and appreciation for their anatomy
  • A relaxed perspective on how to sketch
  • A fluid approach to painting what seems technical or intimidating
  • Instruction on wet on wet watercolor techniques
  • Learning how to incorporate an underpainting, and its impact
  • Basic knowledge of how to isolate an object using Adobe Photoshop
  • A working knowledge of paint brush styles and textures
  • Extra confidence to paint any kind of bird

Amarilys thought birds were too specialized to be within her skillset. This class can show you that you'd be wrong to think the same.

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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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