Watercolor Treasures of the Sea

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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10 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:58
    • 2. Tools & Materials

      1:32
    • 3. Project Inspiration

      1:20
    • 4. Simple Coral- Beginners Level

      4:26
    • 5. Fish- Beginners Level

      7:19
    • 6. Jellyfish- Intermediate Level

      9:58
    • 7. Starfish- Intermediate Level

      12:07
    • 8. Seahorse- Intermediate/Advanced Level

      11:14
    • 9. Shell with Seascape

      17:29
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:51

Project Description

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Your project is to paint something from an ocean theme.  Be creative in choosing your subject matter.  You can use your own photos of a trip you took, or you can browse the web for interesting shells, sea life, or anything else you want to paint.  

My Pinterest board called Treasures of the Sea, is full of images of coral, anemones, sea creatures of all types as well as a few beach images.  Pinterest really helped me in finding something to paint for my projects. You are welcome to use this board or create your own.  There are also some great options in the stock free image websites like MegaPixl.com, ShutterStock.com, DreamsTime.com.  Just do a search for whatever you are looking for, like "boat" or "shells."  

I have included all of the images I used for my projects in the resource files for your reference in case you would like to use them too.  Just a sidetone that I combined the Shell image with the Seascape image to create a new painting.  So you won't find an exact photo of that one. 

If you are looking for some sketching help, my class Rough Sketches as a Finished Product covers some tips and basic techniques.

Most of all, just have fun! Reach out to me in the Community page if you have any questions or are having a hard time choosing what to paint and I'll be happy to help you.  

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