Watercolor and Mixed Media

Ana Victoria Calderón, Artist

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9 Videos (2h 45m)
    • Trailer

    • Supplies

    • Blocking Space/White over watercolor

    • Negative Space

    • Masking Fluid

    • White Ink

    • Clouds Activity

    • Experimental Watercolor Extra

    • Final Project!

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About This Class

Welcome to my second Skillshare class! This class is aimed towards intermediate level watercolor users. If you are a beginner, please take my first class: Modern Watercolor Techniques for Beginners, as we will be referring to basic techniques throughout this class. 

Here I will show you how to achieve great results painting in negative space, using either your pulse and precision skills, or masking fluid, as well as techniques for using white paint (ink or acrylics) over you watercolors. 

I also demonstrate a variety of paintings I have created and explain why and how I used certain techniques.

I addition, we will dive into experimental watercolor even more, using different mediums and household supplies, including masking fluid, acetone (nail polish remover), thick grain salt… to name a few!

By the end of this class you will be able to complete an AMAZING watercolor illustration, using the various techniques we have learned. You will also begin to train your watercolor brain to think in layers and sections.

Happy to have you here!

Class Layout: 

- Supplies 

what are we using and how?

- Blocking Space 

Using masking fluid vs negative space and when to use ink over watercolor 

- Negative Space Exercise 

- Masking Fluid Exercise 

- Using Acrylic/Ink Over Watercolor 

- Experimental Textures 

- Cloud Practice

-Final Project (using all the techniques we learned)

- Painting Clouds 

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What a wonderful, well thought out and executed class. I follow Ana on Instagram and have always been in awe of her illustrations. I often find myself asking "How in the world did she do that?" One of which was the clouds paintings. Thank you so much for sharing your techniques. I never would have thought that you used the Copic ink over the watercolors to achieve that effect. Great class. Gracias Ana, eres una inspiracion.
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My name is Ana Victoria Calder?n, and I'm an American/Mexican artist based in Mexico City. I have a degree in Graphic Design with continued studies in Fine Arts. Over the past 7 years I have developed a signature watercolor technique, which I am very excited to share with you!

I teach a few in person workshops and creative retreats a year, sell my art prints and products online and license my art to amazing companies, including Hallmark, Papyrus, Demdaco and Trader Joe's. I also paint ...

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