Watercolor Illustration: Developing a Wedding Brand Suite

Carolyn Wiedeman, Artist, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 29m)
    • Introduction

      2:02
    • Project Brief

      1:56
    • Inspiration

      7:09
    • Paints & Tools

      6:54
    • Asset No. 1: Hero Image

      15:50
    • Assets No. 2 & 3: Monogram & Crest

      13:24
    • Asset No. 4: Pattern Border

      5:04
    • Digitizing for Photoshop

      8:44
    • Layout, Composition, Branding

      12:13
    • Typography & Printing

      13:34
    • Closing

      2:05

About This Class

Enter the world of watercolor! Join Brooklyn illustrator Carolyn Wiedeman to develop a suite of beautifully illustrated assets for a floral-inspired wedding — and learn new watercolor techniques, tricks, and styles along the way.

This visually rich class follows the start-to-finish process of illustrating custom items for a special event suite: the coordinated set of paper items including save-the-dates, invitations, and more. The secret? These many items are built from just a few watercolor illustrations, which are brought into Photoshop and rearranged to fit a range of purposes.

Key lessons include:

  • Illustration: The role of style in illustration
  • Watercolor: Gouache vs. watercolor
  • Sketching & Branding: Achieving compositional balance
  • Digitizing: Digitizing hand-painted work while retaining textural detail
  • Typography: Tricks for typography and font choice
  • Printing: Rules for working with printers

Plus, the class includes an exclusive Photoshop artboard, downloadable for your own use.

This class is perfect for illustrators, artists, designers, watercolor enthusiasts, and everyone who loves the thrill and excitement of getting creative for special events. If you've ever wondered how to transform hand-painted work into special hardcopy prints, you'll love this stunning, useful guide to the world of watercolor wedding botanicals.

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Recommended: Basic familiarity with Photoshop is recommended for this class. New to Adobe? Check out Meg Lewis's Basics of Photoshop: Fundamentals for Beginners.

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This is a great class, full of really helpful information and nicely presented. I plan to rewatch it several times as there is so much here that it is great. Thank you.
Carolyn does a great job walking you through the whole process. The resource list in the "Your Project" area is fantastic. I'm going to keep coming back to this class to keep trying new things for sure. Nicely done!!
Denise Sam

Mais oui, mon cheri!

This is an excellent class. Carolyn is a natural teacher. I'm planning to watch it again.

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Carolyn Wiedeman

Artist, Illustrator

Carolyn Wiedeman is an artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn. She is a professional freelance illustrator for a wide range of weddings, brands, and special events.

Previously, she was a creative education producer at Skillshare, creating exciting learning experiences for lifelong learners and partnering with hundreds of illustrators, creative agencies, and brand partners to create compelling online classes and creative video. Key partnerships included working with illustrators Olimp...

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