Watercolor: Painting an Origami Peace Crane

Leyla Torres, Easy art projects to enrich your life

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8 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. What you will learn

    • 2. Materials and How to Transfer the Drawing

    • 3. Flat Wash and Highlights

    • 4. Graded Washes

    • 5. Details and Darker Tones

    • 6. Painting the Leaves

    • 7. Painting the Stem

    • 8. 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.