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11 Videos (35m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Supplies

    • Practice Exercises

    • Sketches & Colors

    • Painting Process 1

    • Painting Process 2

    • Painting Process 3

    • Details

    • Finishing Touches


About This Class


Painting with watercolors is an amazing experience and you obtain results that you can´t get with any other medium.  In this class I'll show you how I paint my icons and illustrations with a mix of controlled and loose techniques. I'll also give you tips on how to improve your strokes and painting with mini practice exercises, and I'll show you how to achieve shading with the two techniques. You will also watch me paint every stage of my nesting doll and flowers, from the base, to the black details, to the white finishing touches that will make your illustrations come alive.

This class is suited for all levels.

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I loved this class, especially good for those looking for a more controlled use of watercolour in illustrations.
Sandra gives clear direction in bite-sized portions. The different exercises were helpful and the project was manageable. I have never seen such a controlled way of shading with watercolors. The other, looser, ways have always baffled me, but I grasped this and was able to do it which was very exciting. I know I will use the techniques from this class in future projects. :0)
She shows a few basic techniques and demonstrates clearly how they work.





Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!). 

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations and patterns for fabrics, stationary and home decor.