Watercolor Magic - Illustration Masterclass Exploring Technique & Style

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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8 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

    • Project • Material List

    • Illustration 1 • Watercolour • Dip-pen

    • Illustration 2 • Watercolor • Fine-liner & Brush

    • Illustration 3 • Watercolour • Carbon Pencil

    • Illustration 4 • Watercolor • Fine-liner

    • Illustration 5 • Watercolor • Charcoal Pencil

    • BONUS • Watercolor Paper Basics

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About This Class

If you love watercolor but you want to find your style, then this is the class for you. 

Join picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft in creating a series of watercolor samples, using five different techniques and styles. This 1-hour and 20-minute class walks you step-by-step through the process of how to illustrate the same character five ways while getting insider insights, tips, and tricks. No prior knowledge or experience required! By the end, you'll have a feel for what style works best for you, as well as a toolbox of techniques to create and share your own watercolor magic!


In this class, your learn how to illustrate one character, five ways ...

  • Illustration #1 watercolor with a dip-pen and ink line
  • Illustration #2 watercolor with a fine liner and brush-ink line
  • Illustration #3 watercolor with a carbon pencil line
  • Illustration #4 watercolor with a tech-pen line
  • Illustration #5 watercolor with a charcoal line

If you'd like to design your own character for this class, Design a Picture Book Character from Start to Finish takes you from idea generation, character mapping, designing a wire-frame all the way through to drawing your character with movement and gesture. 

Nina has a dozen skillshare classes that walk you through the entire process of how to illustrate a picture book character. Click >>> here <<< to find out more.

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I really needed this course because I'm not so confident when it comes to coloring my line illustrations. The most valuable lesson learned is that I should absolutely -- without a doubt -- make at least 10 copies of my illustrations and use different mediums to figure out which one will work best.
A fun and inspiring class, the techniques are thoroughly explained, I used them to illustrate my own character and I learnt a lot.
Great instruction! Side-note, I absolutely love how calming Nina's voice is. :D





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture book...

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