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Watercolor: Painting an Origami Peace Crane

Leyla Torres, Easy art projects to enrich your life

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8 Videos (25m)
    • What you will learn

    • Materials and How to Transfer the Drawing

    • Flat Wash and Highlights

    • Graded Washes

    • Details and Darker Tones

    • Painting the Leaves

    • Painting the Stem

    • Your Project and Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class you will follow a detailed step-by-step process to paint an origami peace crane. In following along you will learn or practice several watercolor techniques such as:

• How to trace a drawing onto watercolor paper.
• How to create flat and graded washes.
• How to work with transparent layers.
• How to paint from light to dark colors.
• How to reserve the white of the paper to create highlights.

This is an step by step class designed for both people who are new to watercolor and people who have had experience with this technique.

By the end of the class you will have added visual elements to your artistic vocabulary which can be applied to creative projects such making greeting cards. 

19 of 19 students recommendSee All

Loved learning how to layer and add details.
very well organized and executed class. I learns a couple of new techniques and enjoyed the class. thanks
The teacher describes her workflow in a very calm, friendly and motivating way. The subject of an origami crane is well chosen to show several watercolor techniques.





Leyla Torres

Easy art projects to enrich your life

In my studio practice, I explore creativity through writing, watercolor painting, and origami, the art of paper folding. These artistic activities are vehicles for cultivating the creative spirit while fostering a sense of inner calm and play in our daily lives.

On my website, you will find my watercolor art and illustration work and my children's books. At, you will find origami video instructions and lots of information and resources ...

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