Watercolour Christmas Patterns: Master Your Brush Control

Sharone Stevens, Watercolour, Illustration & Lettering

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19 Lessons (3h 46m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:35
    • 2. Your Project

      1:14
    • 3. Supplies

      3:16
    • 4. Practice Individual Elements Part 1

      13:57
    • 5. Practice Individual Elements Part 2

      11:18
    • 6. Practice Individual Elements Part 3

      11:26
    • 7. Practice Individual Elements Part 4

      18:33
    • 8. Practice Individual Elements Part 5

      21:06
    • 9. Practice Combinations Part 1

      10:09
    • 10. Practice Combinations Part 2

      16:22
    • 11. Practice Combinations Part 3

      14:51
    • 12. Project Jumper Part 1

      16:42
    • 13. Project Jumper Part 2

      22:12
    • 14. Project Hat Part 1

      13:44
    • 15. Project Hat Part 2

      17:02
    • 16. Project Mittens

      25:42
    • 17. Tips for Designing Your Own Patterns

      2:17
    • 18. Tips for Making Tags

      3:23
    • 19. Final Thoughts

      0:55
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About This Class

In this class, we will be painting patterns! This is a great subject if you want to paint something festive or make some gift tags, cards or name cards for the Christmas dinner table. However, it's not just for Christmas! It is also a great subject to help you practice and master brush control for painting fine details which will translate to other areas of your work.

I take you through everything in REAL TIME, so you can paint along with me - so it's well worth setting some time aside to devote to this if you want to master your brush control! The class is broken down into sections so if you watch and paint for 30 minutes every day for a week, that would work well! You can of course watch it all in one go, but don't forget to take breaks to rest your hand, otherwise your strokes may suffer if your hand starts to get tired.

What's in the class, you ask?

We start with a big practice section where we paint a page of individual elements, from simple dividers like lines and dashes, to simple shapes, stars and snowflakes. We then look at choosing colours and how to combine the individual elements to make filler patterns, focal sections and borders.

Once we have finished our practice, we move on to the projects, where I show you how I paint a jumper, a hat and some mittens from start to finish - so you can choose which one you want to paint with me, or of course paint all three! I have provided outlines of these three subjects in the project & resources tab which you can download and draw around.

I then give you some tips for designing your own patterns and some tips for making gift tags. 

This class is great for beginners if you want to spend some time playing around with your watercolours painting a really fun and easy subject, so grab your supplies and let's get started!