Watercolor, where to start? - Essential Watercolor Techniques: learn the basics of Watercolor

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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14 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Introduction

    • Watercolor Supplies: Paper

    • Watercolor Paint

    • Watercolor Brushes

    • Additional Supplies

    • Basic Techniques and Styles

    • Watercolor Wash

    • Blending

    • Transparency

    • Layering

    • Color Value

    • Brush Control Exercises

    • Special Effects in Watercolor

    • Last Thoughts

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About This Class

Watercolor is popular, unpredictable and absolutely magical. Also, it can be intimidating and challenging when you don't know the basics of this beautiful medium. In this class, I will show you the essential watercolor techniques needed to paint with confidence. The class is structured in small, easy to process segments of information. Take your time practicing and rewatch the videos as needed. Also, feel free to ask me any questions in the discussion section of the class. This class is suitable for beginners or for artists who would like to gain more confidence and clarity using the watercolor medium.

I have many project-based classes suitable to practice the skills you will learn during this class, I will list them below. Also, there are many amazing watercolor artists teaching here on Skillshare, so don't hesitate to watch their classes, practice is the key to beautiful results!

Welcome to the class and I can't wait to see your projects!

Wet on wet and layering techniques:

Blending Techniques:

Brush Control Exercises:

Happy Painting!

x Irina.


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This was my first watercolor class. It was helpful to learn the basic techniques.
Totally awesome class with so much step by step illistrations. I learned so much about blending and paints, paper. etc.
Pearl Purdy

Never Give Up

awesome class must watch for beginners





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator


Hi, I am Irina Trzaskos - a watercolor artist and illustrator.

Welcome to my Skillshare Channel. I believe that everybody can paint and that the best way of learning is by doing. My classes are designed for watercolor beginners. Every class is divided into the simple step by step segments and at the end of the class, you will have a painting or illustration you can be proud of. You can enroll in classes in an...

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