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12 Videos (24m)
    • Intro

      1:24
    • Supplies

      1:34
    • Composition

      4:18
    • Making a list of icons

      0:57
    • Sketching reference images

      1:41
    • Painting the icons

      1:12
    • Preparing icons for collage

      2:33
    • Choosing a background

      3:01
    • Making a collage

      3:33
    • Scanning

      0:24
    • Archiving the icons for future use

      3:10
    • Last thoughts

      0:24

About This Class

Collage is a very trendy technique in illustration and in this class, I decided to combine it with my favorite media - watercolor. We will be painting all the elements in watercolor and then we will merge them into a collage, in this way we can experiment with colors, textures, patterns and composition, without being timid or afraid to ruin the illustration.

Watercolor is an unpredictable medium and so many times creating an illustration something goes wrong and because of one icon you have to redo the entire art piece.

Other time an icon turns out so well that you would like to use it again and again in your illustrations, with collage techniques I will show how you can reuse the same illustration icons several times and as a result build your icon library.

For creating collage illustration I used following supplies:

for drawing and painting the icons:

- Watercolor paper, cold press.

- Pencil, eraser

- Paint brushes

- Watercolor paint "White nights" 

- Water

- Paper towel

for creating the collage we will need:

- Background paper

- Glue stick or Tacky glue

- Tape

- Scissors or x-acto knife & cutting mat.

Gather your supplies, chose a topic and let's get started!

36 of 39 students recommendSee All

I had no idea watercolour collage existed, but thanks to you, I will explore this option and properly store my little cutouts. Great class.
Irina provides good, clear instructions and plenty of inspiration and practical tips.
Laura Silverman

Catalytic thinking partner

Very well done artwork and presentation. I have been doing it wrong all these years, sending off my original work. I love the idea of scanning and printing the end product. You have just saved me tons of work. Thanks for sharing. Love your card too. Keep those classes and examples coming. :) The sound was not consistent, and music was a bit loud when you have to raise the volume for the voice to be heard. Not a criticism, just something to consider for all your future classes, which I will be watching for. :)

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Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

 

Hi, I am Irina - a watercolor artist and illustrator. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for watercolor through my classes. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

I am looking forward to painting with you!

 

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