Watercolor Skillbuilder: Daring Doodles

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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9 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      0:49
    • 2. Supplies

      2:37
    • 3. 14 Skills We Are Building Through Doodling

      4:52
    • 4. Ink Doodle Examples

      1:59
    • 5. Ink to Watercolor Doodle Patterns

      12:01
    • 6. Painting Doodles - Linear Composition

      9:00
    • 7. Painting Doodles - Circular Composition

      14:07
    • 8. Bonus: Painting Doodles - Color Swatch

      9:32
    • 9. Thank You!

      0:45

About This Class

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Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

In this beginner watercolor class, I will show you a fantastic way to improve your watercolor skills with daring doodling!

First, I will highlight the skills you can improve and build by doing simple doodle pattern painting.  

Then, We will take a look at some ink doodles, and I'll walk you through the process of translating ink doodles into fantastic watercolor patterns.  I have provided a reference copy of my chart, and you can create your own chart of ink and watercolor patterns.  

Next, I will paint some examples for you.

Then it’s project time!  Paint some daring doodles with your favorite watercolors!

Let go and enjoy the process.

 

Skills:

Main Skill:  Translating ink doodles into watercolor patterns

14 Supplementary skills:

Water control

Brush control

Mark making

Glazing/layering

Negative shape painting

Flat wash

Gradient wash

Variegated wash

Wet in wet

Wet on dry

Color theory

value/density of color

Edges - hard and soft

Supplies:

Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

Watercolor brushes:  10 round, 01 round,

Optional brushes:  Mop, flat, fan brush

Watercolor paints

Paper towel

Water

Resources:

Inspiration photos:  your own or Pinterest

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Chris V

Jen Dixon

Ana Victoria Calderon