Watercolour Greenery: How to Paint Trees

Sharone Stevens, Watercolour, Illustration & Lettering

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17 Lessons (1h 32m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:18
    • 2. Supplies

      1:34
    • 3. Practice Part 1 Simplifying Tree Shapes

      5:16
    • 4. Practice Part 2 Sunlight

      3:48
    • 5. Practice Part 3 Values

      2:36
    • 6. Practice Part 4 Colours

      6:41
    • 7. Practice Part 5 Brush Techniques

      10:10
    • 8. Your Project

      2:42
    • 9. Example 1 Wet on Wet

      3:17
    • 10. Example 2 Wet on Wet

      5:00
    • 11. Example 3 Wet on Wet

      5:34
    • 12. Example 4 Dry Brush

      4:04
    • 13. Example 5 Dry Brush

      6:43
    • 14. Example 6 Dry Brush

      6:58
    • 15. Example 7 Dabbing

      5:56
    • 16. Example 8 Dabbing

      15:37
    • 17. Final Thoughts

      3:50
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About This Class

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In this class, I will show you the different techniques I use to paint watercolour trees. 

This class is great for beginners or improvers if you want to spend some time playing around with your watercolours painting a really fun subject!

I start by giving you an overview of the supplies that I use and then I will walk you through the steps to painting different trees, from simplifying the shape, to understanding highlights and shadows, to values, colours and a variety of brush techniques to get different effects. These include dabbing, dry brushing, wet on wet, wet on dry and lifting. I will then take you through my process, step by step in real time, for painting the eight different trees, with tips and guidance along the way.  

I hope this class will allow you to feel more confident using watercolours and that you will be able to create a page of wonderful trees, that you are really proud of, by the end of it! 

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