Watercolor Boot Camp: Drills and Techniques for Success | Jen Dixon | Skillshare

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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Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Whether you want to learn new skills or brush up on rusty ones, I would love to help. I have been a selling artist for nearly 35 years, and in my own practice use pen and ink, pastels, oils, acrylics, and watercolours regularly. I have a roster of private tuition students who see me in my studio and we cover everything from the fundamentals of art and drawing to experimental and abstract work.
I love what I do and I teach what I love. I know we can do good things together here on Skillshar...

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