Watercolor Boot Camp: Drills and Techniques for Success

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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8 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Introduction

      1:25
    • Creating Levels of Transparency

      8:05
    • Steady Lines & White Space

      18:25
    • Creating Clean Edges

      17:56
    • Filling Shapes: Solids and Blends

      13:10
    • Creating Blends and Washes

      7:46
    • Bonus: Warm & Cool Primaries: Mix, Tone, & Transform

      13:32
    • Final Thoughts and Thank You

      0:52
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About This Class

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This is Watercolour Boot Camp.
This is a class designed to build your skills so you can kill it in watercolours no matter what subject you want to tackle. This class is about techniques and practice exercises that you need to do to become a better handler of this medium. There is nothing but hard work here, so make a tasty beverage, do some stretches, and settle in at your desk.

Most classes teach you how to paint a thing - nearly instant gratification for that one thing. Practice the techniques in Watercolour Boot Camp and you will be prepared to paint all the things.

You'll grow as an artist, because with specific practice exercises, you'll gain confidence and learn to build paintings with hard-earned skill. Everyone is a beginner at some point, but to move past that stage (guess what I'm going to say...), you need practice.

Let's build your skills in the fundamentals of watercolour handling together. There are no shortcuts. This class is the equivalent of drop and give me twenty.
So, grab some paper. Grab your paints and brushes. We have work to do.
Let’s get started.

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She is a wonderful teacher. She is very easy to follow and fully explains what and why she is doing something.
Good basic techniques and practice drills. Will keep revisiting.
Just an excellent, excellent class. Really helpful and interesting exercises that I can see myself doing on a regular basis. I have been looking for this kind of instruction with a take away which will absolutely improve my skills. Thank you so much Jen. I will be taking more of your skill classes. If you want to improve your watercolor skill then don't wait another day. Take this class.

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Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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