Watercolor Illustration: Step by Step Design Process | Ciarra Rouwhorst | Skillshare

Watercolor Illustration: Step by Step Design Process

Ciarra Rouwhorst, Fine Art Calligrapher & Designer

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15 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:52
    • 2. Materials

      4:51
    • 3. Class Project

      1:22
    • 4. Planning

      4:47
    • 5. Sketching Banner

      4:51
    • 6. Sketching Flowers

      9:22
    • 7. Painting Basic Techiniques

      3:35
    • 8. Painting Banner

      4:22
    • 9. Painting Roses

      12:09
    • 10. Scanning

      2:59
    • 11. Digitizing P1

      11:51
    • 12. Digitizing P2

      11:27
    • 13. Digitizing P3

      7:43
    • 14. Designing P1

      11:55
    • 15. Designing P2

      12:03
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About This Class

Watercolor Illustration: Step by Step Design Process

Have you ever gotten halfway through a watercolor painting only to quit out of frustration? Do you want to know how professional designers create those pretty watercolor crests... without colors bleeding into each other?!?! Then this class is for you.

As a watercolor artist and stationery designer, I am taking you through my entire process. The first half covers watercolor painting while the second half will teach you how to digitize and design with your illustrations.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • How to plan out your illustrations to tell your unique story
  • What materials you will need and how to use them
  • Overview of Basic Techniques
  • How you create pencil drawings from reference images
  • Step by step watercolor painting using layers
  • How to scan your artwork
  • How to remove the backgrounds and edit colors
  • How you create a watercolor crest using your own illustrations

This class is great for beginners. If you have never used Watercolor before, you may like my other class, "Your Introduction to Watercolor." It dives deeper into the materials used and color mixing techniques. This class will build on that foundation. This class is also great if you are comfortable with your artistic skills but need help transitioning your art into digital designs. So let's get started!

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