Watercolor Workout: 14 Days of Drills to Advance Your Skills

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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19 Lessons (2h 42m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:45
    • 2. Materials Needed

      2:49
    • 3. Day 1: Right Here, Right Now

      1:14
    • 4. Control Has Nothing to Do with Subject

      2:13
    • 5. Day 2: Testing Your Brushes

      10:52
    • 6. Day 3: Basic Pressure and Consistency

      11:30
    • 7. Resting or Hovering Hands

      1:01
    • 8. Day 4: Even Stripes

      7:12
    • 9. Day 5: Flat Brushes and Variation

      9:58
    • 10. Day 6: Angled and Compound Stitches

      10:41
    • 11. Day 7: About Talent and Compound Curves

      15:37
    • 12. Day 8: Extreme Changes in Direction

      19:45
    • 13. Days 9 & 10: Pressure Changes

      22:23
    • 14. Day 11: Combining Pressure and Compound Marks

      18:51
    • 15. Day 12: Nested Circles

      7:36
    • 16. Day 13: Advanced Practice

      9:29
    • 17. Day 14: Create and Compare

      3:26
    • 18. Bonus Project: Drills Skills Sampler

      2:05
    • 19. Final Thoughts

      2:59
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Project Description

There are several projects for this class.

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Each day for two weeks you’ll have a new drills exercise to complete, as well as a benchmark painting to start and end with and your brush tests. And if you want to take things further, there is a bonus project skills sampler waiting for you to flex your new drills muscles.

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Upload your progress as often as you would like- each day or in batches, it’s up to you.

The example references are in the downloads as well as some example swatches from some of the drills exercises in the class.

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However, your projects don’t end when you finish this class. Keep practicing your drills anytime you have a little leftover paint and a scrap of paper. Unsure what to paint? Have a look at your reference pdf from this class and get to it. Every mark counts and will keep your skills sharp.

I can’t wait to see your progress in the projects area. :)

- Jen

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