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Watercolor illustration Landscape Bookmarks Step-By-Step have fun painting

teacher avatar George-Daniel Tudorache, Together we will create amazing things.

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Welcome to the class

      0:48
    • 2. Materials

      0:59
    • 3. Drawing the lanscapes

      3:19
    • 4. Watercolor skies

      2:06
    • 5. Second layer of paint

      3:40
    • 6. Textures

      4:56
    • 7. Trees and foliage

      4:37
    • 8. Vibrant colors

      5:18
    • 9. Creationg perspective

      2:02
    • 10. Shadows

      4:20
    • 11. Finishing details

      1:08
    • 12. Pealing of the tape

      1:13
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About This Class

You don't need to have any prior experience with watercolors. This class will help you to create your own bookmark from scratch. 

Painting is such a relaxing and meditative activity 

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In this course, you will learn how to paint beautiful watercolor landscapes. 

  • You'll learn how to mix colors. 
  • How to use different brushes
  • How to use different brushes to create different effects
  • Wet in wet technique in watercolor.

At the end of the class, you will be able to paint beautiful bookmarks for yourself or to give it as a gift.



You will have so much fun creating these beautiful bookmarks. Exploring and playing with colors will feel very effortless.

If you are a beginner, this class will be amazing for you because you will get step-by-step encouragement all the way to creating these beautiful landscapes. Not only that but you will practice and learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. As well as some simple drawing techniques. 

This will improve your overall understanding of watercolor painting and drawing as well. And as a bonus, you will learn a little bit of perspective as well. If you have some experience and you painted before this is a very great exercise in creating some beautiful landscapes and you will sharpen your skills a little bit more by making and creating these bookmarks.

Painting Landscapes is always fun. Especially when you work with vibrant colors and play with different textures. 

These Whimsical landscapes will be effortless to create. It will be so easy to paint Watercolors And you will amaze yourself.

If you enjoyed this class. And you want to learn more or practice your skills there is another course.

Here is another course on how to paint some beautiful watercolor bunnies 

Watercolors Whimsical Easter Bunny Painting: Fun and Cute Illustration

And another course on how to illustrate beautiful Pugs where you can learn the basics of illustration.

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George-Daniel Tudorache

Together we will create amazing things.

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Hello, I'm George 

Together we will create amazing things.

Would you like to paint with more freedom or feeling?

You will be finding ways to develop your own way of applying paint and to compose the visual space.

You'll learn painting techniques used by professional artist to create elaborate works of art.

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1. Welcome to the class: I'm My name is George, and then today scores you are going to learn how to make these three beautiful, bookmarked landscapes. These landscapes might seem challenging, but as a beginner you will be encouraged all the way with step by step instructions on how to create them with these, And each one of them has a different color team. You will learn about contrast about color and about textures. Landscapes are very interesting, and playing with the foreground, middle ground and the background is a very, very fun experience. With a few tricks, you will learn how to put a little bit of perspective into your landscapes, making everything seemed like it comes towards you. Thank you and see you in the course. 2. Materials: scores, you will need to a five watercolor papers, which you will cut in half to make some beautiful bookmark sized papers. You will also need pencil for the drawings, a painter staple to secure the watercolor papers to the drawing board UN eraser. A small, flat brush. You will also need a fan brush and a big flat brush for colors. You're going to need some blue. This is a light blue, some magenta and some yellow. You will also need a cup for the water, a plate to put the color in and, of course, a mixing plate, and that's all you need for this scores. 3. Drawing the lanscapes: starting with the pencil. Let's start on the first paper, just making some mountains at the top. Don't use too many triangles. Just focus on making them a little bit more organic. Now let's put in a beautiful tree. This is a very abstract, rounded shape with some lines and then a beautiful bark and a line indicating the bottom of the three. You can now play around with shape of the tree, make more intricate shapes, and then let's break the planes a little bit more. Make something in the foreground as well. Would a few lines just like that to indicate a little bit more perspective? And then you can start on the second drawing. And then, of course, you can put in a beautiful horizon line and then, of course, some beautiful mountains. Just like that, you've made some beautiful mountains. Of course, the landscape is not a landscape without a tree. You can put in one that is sitting right below the horizon line, and then you can put in one just next to it. Also, you can start working on some winding roads. This is a beautiful road going to the left and you're going to make another one just as an s going the other way. As you can see, just some these These are going to be just some tracks, have some tractors and working the beautiful fields. And for the 2nd 1 you can go just parallel as they come towards you. The lines she split a little bit more. As you can see, they start very small at the base of the three and then come back a little bit wider. We can also put a little bit of foliage in the foreground just to cover a little bit more of the paper. And now you can go in for the last drawing. You can put some beautiful mountains at the top, just like that. Some few shapes just keeping them very organic. Kent playing with that pencil and then a horizon line. Of course. Put this one. You're just going to play around with zigzag lines, just keeping it very organic and building up that perspective. As you can see, going in with a V shape, you can now put in just a straight line and then another one going the out away in the foreground and you are done 4. Watercolor skies: Okay. And now, with the big flat brush, you are going to put in a little bit of sky taking that beautiful blue and a little bit of water. And you can take a little bit of magenta as well, just to make that blew a little bit more intense, and you can start to put in on the right side. On the first landscape, you can put in a beautiful sky, just a beautiful blue wash. You're going to add it this a little bit more. So don't worry. You don't have to make it perfect. And now taking a little bit more water and a little bit more blue and, of course, a little bit more magenta. To create a little bit of variety you can now put in the second sky, keeping those mountains clean. Start at the bottom, and as you can see, it's a different color. You cannot take a little bit more blue to put in some more intense blue at the top and make a little bit of a difference in the sky. Look at how beautiful this guy you've made is you cannot put in a little bit of that more intense blue on the first landscape as well. And then just like that, having a little bit of paint and in the middle one as well, just adding a little bit more interesting shapes. What a little bit more blue you could put in just like that, wet in wet watercolor. A few lines, a few dabs and the sky has changed, and it's now more interesting, moving in to the left landscape the last one you can put in the sky, of course, starting from the top and then move on with some water at the bottom. Take a little bit more blue and a little bit more magenta. Make this very intense blue and put it at the top and there you go. 5. Second layer of paint: Now that the skies are dry, you can work on a wash, a beautiful flat wash on the actual landscapes with a little bit of magenta, a little bit of yellow. Just to make that magenta a little bit more interesting, it's actually going to be a pink, and you can start on the mountains in the background. Keep in mind, this landscape is a little bit tilted. As you can see, there is a little bit of a tilt in the actual horizon line, of course, moving down with a little bit more water, keeping that color very loose and clean. You can leave out a little bit of white just year and there and getting a little bit more intense with the color a little bit more blue and a little bit more magenta. I you can go down. As you can see, the color has changed a little bit, and just like that, going in with from side to side on a slight angle, you can go from the left to the right. You could take a little bit more blue to add a little bit more interest to this landscape has it going down the brush marks should be a little bit bigger to indicate that the foliage at the bottom is more detailed. You're gonna work on that later anyway, so don't worry about it. Okay? You can also work to indicate a little bit more of that, A rise in line cleaning up the brush, of course, moving in to the middle landscape and you can take a little bit of yellow and put in just like that below the horizon line. You can put in the beautiful golden fields thinking a little bit more yellow, getting a little bit more intense. And just like that, putting it in just accentuate that beautiful difference in color just going very fast. It doesn't really matter how you cover old the area just building up that layer. You can think a little bit of blue. Put it in, Quit the beautiful yellow, making this very yellow, slightly green tinted yellow and put it on the landscape on the left. Starting with the horizon line, you can see how beautiful this green yellow is. We could take a little bit more yellow to add a little bit more interest. As we go down, you can combine the colors, and you can just see how beautiful and easy this first wash is just going down, barely tapping the paper, making sure we cover almost all. And then you can go back on the middle one just a little bit to add a little bit of that green. Also taking a little bit more water. Let's not forget about bottom of the middle landscape, and there you go with second layer. 6. Textures: with the big brush, taking some blue, putting it in on the mixing plate, a little bit of magenta to make that blew a little bit more intense and dark. And just like that, you could now work on little bit of the sky of the first landscape. Just making some beautiful clouds. You can make some beautiful clouds and then straight in the middle of the second landscape , you can make the color a little bit more intense and add the mountains being careful not to overlap with the sky, because this will create the more intense blue, as you can see carefully making those mountains. And now you can put some mountains on the left side as well, taking a little bit of that purple just to make them different from the sky, as you can see, making it a little bit more intense with a little bit more blue to indicate some different color mountains on the right side. Combining that blue with a little bit more magenta, you can now see how beautiful this mountain is on the right side. Of course, you can also put in some more clouds on the middle landscape, just like that taking a little bit of water and putting it, spreading it around the sky with little, the abs and on the right side landscape weakened to the same. This is very fun. You can just make that sky very vibrant and interesting. Of course, you can make the mental mountains a little bit more intense, so they show up a little bit more. You can out clean up your brush, take a little bit of magenta, a little bit of yellow, a little bit more magenta. I'm making a beautiful red just like that, and you could start on the first landscape, with some lines just going on a slight angle, as you can see, very loosely, putting some lines on a slight angle from the left to the right and back. Taking a little bit more water and a little bit more magenta, we can now add in more lines going down. You can now spread them a little bit more further apart, and you can make the dabs a little bit thicker. So it seems like everything that it's in the foreground is a little bit more detailed and a little bit bigger. You can now take a little bit of yellow and put it in the mental landscape, just going in with some beautiful Babs almost covering all the yellow at the top and then going down. We can just add a little bit more texture just like that. And as we come down, the paint is almost finished. You can take a little bit more from the top and put it at the bottom. As you can see, it's a lot more vibrant. You can now take a little bit of that orange and start on some zigzags on the third landscape on the left and going, keeping those beautiful lines in mind that we've created and adding a little bit of texture to them and then taking a little bit more color. You can add a little bit of variation by taking a little bit different colors a little bit . Read a little bit of green and you can accentuate the rise in line on the left hand side landscape and, of course, blending in a little bit of those lines. Just making it seemed more put together, getting a little bit more color variation with a little bit of red or dis intense orange. You can see it starts to become very beautiful. What a color and there you go 7. Trees and foliage: starting with the fan brush. You can now on a little bit of water. Take a little bit of yellow, of course, a little bit of blue and make a beautiful, beautiful green with the screen. You are going to make some foliage on the trees as well as some distant trees and, of course, in the foreground as well. Taking a little bit more water. Look at how beautiful that green is. You can start on the left landscape, just having the corner of the brush and making some beautiful, beautiful dots and letting it just create itself. Look at how beautiful that three years. You can help make it a little bit bigger and try to keep the outline a little bit. Spread out. Leave a little bit of space for the birds to go to the foliage, making that green a little bit more intense by taking a little bit of blue and a little bit of yellow and putting it on the middle of the three just like that. And don't forget to leave a little bit of space for the bark going in for the middle of landscape. You can do the same, just like that starting with the bottom of the tree, we can cover up all the white we have left over, and then you can also go a little bit taller with this one as well. Then the rise in line just a little bit, so it doesn't seem like it touches the horizon line. You can make a little little bit bigger at the bottom as well. And let's not forget on the left hand side to make another, smaller three, his beautiful friend taking a little bit more blue, a little bit of water in a little bit more yellow. You can now make a little bit more of an intense green and start on the left hand side landscape, starting with the top, making some beautiful small trees in the distance. And as we go down, the trees will become a little bit bigger, going over the lines we have created with pencil as you can see that beautiful V and leaving some gaps and then taking a little bit more color, going in for a little bit bigger trees as we go further as we go down, they come towards us so they become bigger, everything that it's closer tow us appears bigger and finishing the last few labs at the bottom of the landscape. You can see they start to have more detail because they're bigger. These seem more detailed is like that, of course, not forgetting to leave those beautiful spaces for the birds to fly through and for the bottom off the landscape, you can output in even bigger trees and play around with the color, taking a little bit more green. We can put in some foliage on the middle landscape, just like that. Also keep in mind, too. Vary. Ate the marks you are making my rotating the fan brush a little bit more, and he can just create beautiful, beautiful marks like that, thinking a little bit more blue and yellow. Off course. This is a little bit more of a blue green and adding a little bit more. Connor. Everything that is closer tends to have a little bit more contrast. You cannot put in on the middle tree as well, just at the bottom of the three and on the left side. As you can see on the last one, we can put in a little bit of this green in the middle of the tree on the left hand side. Look at how beautiful they start to look 8. Vibrant colors: going in with the flat brush. You can now add a little bit more color, a little bit more blue, a little bit of magenta in the blue, making this beautiful shadow color of the tree and dab it on the left side of the trees. Just like that, you can see how it just makes everything more contrasted. Of course, you can freely add that color. Leaving some space is for the birds as well. And then, of course, you can move to the mental landscape and put in a little bit of shadow, not forgetting about three. The small friend At the bottom of the landscape, you can put some foliage, some darker foliage, not covering all the green you've put in first. And, of course, for the landscape on the left, we can do the same, just being careful to make small little Babs just here and there on a few first threes, and then you can move down and make more generous shadows. And look at that. Look at how much more contrast landscapes have. Now we can make a beautiful orange, and with this orange you are going to make a little bit more texture on the left hand side landscape, showing some foliage that is a little bit more yellow and rand a little bit of autumn landscape. As you can see, it starts to come even more to life. Of course, having a little bit more two and a little bit more texture, you can now add a little bit more yellow and start on the middle landscape. This time, we're gonna make just naps. You're gonna need to go on a line, just keeping it a little bit more organic, but more straight, not going for curves for zigzags, just going for some beautiful textures that are almost parallel to the horizon line. As you can see, taking a little bit more yellow and a little bit more water, you could start to make the textures of little bit bigger as you go down just like that, maybe take a little bit of a little bit more yellow to make it more intense. Yes, like that, combining it with the foliage in the foreground, adding a little bit more contrast with that yellow putting in a little bit of orange as well, just to make it a little bit more interesting of course, if you feel like there is too much color, you can put a little bit off water and take it out with the paper towels just a little bit . And now, of course, you can start on the last landscape, their money on the right side going on an angle with some textures. First, we're gonna go. What a beautiful pink. And as you go down, you can make it more colorful by adding a little bit more magenta and make the marks a little bit bigger, just putting in a little bit more magenta. And of course, we can add some beautiful Bush is in the four grounds, this time making them a little bit more intense, as against he and textured. You can add a little bit more water and make this beautiful magenta just that in a little bit of that pink. Just a little bit of variety in the color makes it just so much more interesting in a complex. Put it on the left hand side landscape as well, just adding a little bit more threes on the left hand side, taking a little bit of them darker green. And there you go with the Slayer as well 9. Creationg perspective: and in the Slayer going in once again with the fan brush, you are going to add a little bit more texture, just making a very dark and beautiful purple just like that, putting in a little bit more magenta, we can add it to the bottom of the first landscape, just adding a little bit of texture going on a slight angle and then some beautiful bushes on the foreground. Just like that. Look at our beautiful these bushes start to become, and we can just go over a little bit to the top, just making some few lines. Jim's a few dabs, a little bit of texture. Adding to that contrast. Maybe put a little bit of straight lines on a slight angle at the top. Just going for that perspective, that beautiful perspective, taking a little bit more magenta and adding a little bit more texture going in for the right down side of the tree, of course, to cover a little bit of that white going in in the middle landscape with this beautiful purple on those dark, dark greens to make them even darker and now would some straight yellow. We can put in some beautiful foliage on the men on the left landscape. You can put a little bit of foliage on the left landscape with some yellow and then going in over the green with this yellow just like that and making a little bit more green. Just making that foliage stand out a little bit more, making it a little bit taller and a little bit more texture, and there you go with the Slayer as well. 10. Shadows: going in with small brush. We can now create a beautiful shadow color by taking a little bit of that blue and a little bit of that beautiful green purple we have. I'm just making a beautiful shadow. You can now see making this beautiful green so we can make the beautiful road in the middle landscape just going in on a slight curve. You can start small and thin and then white in it as it goes down, just like that, honest, like curve going outside of the landscape. It just gives this nice and beautiful sense of perspective. Of course, you can darken the color a little bit more and texture the edge, the top edge of the road. You convey extra it a little bit more and make it a little bit more darker to give this sense. That there is a wheat field on the roads is a little bit lower than the wheat field, and then you can make those trails with same color. And, of course, with the corner of the brush just going like that, you're going to double the marks just like that and then just the same as the other road as it comes towards you, they split even more, becoming becoming a little bit bigger. We can make that shadow of the first world just a little bit darker and put in a little bit of a shadow for the tree as well. You could put in a little bit of a shadow for the tree as well, then going in on the left landscape just like that, adding a little bit more texture with a small brush and a little bit beautiful dark color. You can also add more texture and color to the marks in the middle landscape, just making them a little bit more dark as they come towards you and then making a beautiful purple, very dark blue purple for the shadow off the tree on the right hand side landscape just going on a slight angle. You can put in a beautiful shadow, adding in a little bit more yellow. To make it more interesting is going and following that shadow just like that, you can take a little bit of water and I loot that paint a little bit more towards the edges. And of course, since this color is very dark, even put it on the foliage in the foreground and on the wrote In the middle landscape. You can also add it to the left hand side landscape just as it comes towards you in the branches and the trees and foliage that is closest to you. And as you go further and higher, you can add just small, small lines and beautiful marks. Just like that. You cannot take a little bit more color and add it, not the bottom. Just making some marks, just making beautiful patches of greenery, making that shadow of the tree in the middle landscape a little bit longer. Just like that, and also in the background neared, uh, mountains. You can put some beautiful trees, just indicating them with a little bit of that dark green, and there you go with the Slayer as well. 11. Finishing details: and for the last layer, you are going to need the fan brush, and you're just going to add just a few more details just to add a little bit more texture to the middle and the right hand side landscape with some straight yellow. You can go over that road just making get a little bit more textured, not as a straight line. You can just go freely with the fan brush and just and a little bit more texture, not worrying too much. And then also at the top of the road. Just making that beautiful, beautiful texture that wheat field now taking a little bit of water and a little bit of blue and making this beautiful dark blue color with a little bit more magenta. You can put it at the bottom of the first landscape, just like that, adding in a little bit more texture and a little bit more depth. And there you go 12. Pealing of the tape: you have now created three beautiful bookmarks. As you can see, peeling off the tape just reveals those beautiful landscapes, makes that beautiful white edge around the bookmarks and makes them come to life and show their beautiful, beautiful textures contrasting with the edge. And you can go down as you can see, revealing the first landscape. You can see how beautiful it is and being very careful as you do this not to bruise the paper, and the 1st 1 is free and look at how beautiful it becomes. You can see that that beautiful edge just creates this beautiful effect, where it's like looking to a window, Thank you very much for participating and finishing this course.