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Watercolors Secrets: Seven Tips to Level-Up your Art

Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator

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13 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Why Watercolors?..Inspiration!

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Demo 1: Dancing Brush

    • 5. Demo 2: Fluffy Trees

    • 6. Demo 3: Loose Flowers and Leaves

    • 7. Demo 4: Night Glow

    • 8. Demo 5: Clouds

    • 9. Demo 6: Tape Shape

    • 10. Demo 7: Very Berry Stamp

    • 11. Big Project

    • 12. Your Task

    • 13. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


In this class, I’ll show you 7 different techniques to level-up your watercolor skills. Each one takes no more than 10 minutes and can be applied to painting skies, loose flowers, trees and much more. Regardless of your style this deceivingly easy looking techniques make a huge difference.

 As a result, we’ll create a final watercolor artwork combining several techniques we’ve learned along the way.

This class is for you if you’re a beginner and want to learn effective techniques to make quick progress.If you’re a professional or you’ve been painting for a while, I’m sure you’ll find some helpful insights too.

Lessons include:

  • Materials overview
  • History of watercolors and Inspiration
  • Abstract brush warm-up
  • Painting fluffy trees
  • Painting clouds
  • Painting loose flowers and leaves
  • Crafty stamp technique
  • Creating a big final project


My Creative Friends, great news! Awesome Giveaway this time! Post your project in the Project Gallery before 31st of January, 2019 for a chance to win a travel watercolor set by French manufacturer!





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Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator

Anna Sokolova is a Berlin-based illustrator, designer and art director.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she produced commercial art projects while attending Peter The Great Polytechnic University. After graduating with a major in Publishing, she returned to the university for an advanced degree in design.

Anna has over ten years of design and illustration experience working for clients in America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, ...

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