Watercolor Illustration: Developing a Wedding Brand Suite

Carolyn Wiedeman, Artist, Illustrator

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12 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
    • More to Explore

      0:33
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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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Very informative and detailed tutorial. Carolyn is amazing and explains everything in a simple way. Learnt a lot from this tutorial!
Fantastic !
This class was amazing! I took it in addition to 2 other skillshare classes for a summer workshop they ran. This class is great if you have had some beginner classes or watercolored in the past. Also a basic knowledge of photoshop is necessary. Carolyn leads you step by step to create all the necessary pieces for a wedding suite. Along the way she gives ideas & shares why things work. She's a great teacher.
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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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