Whimsical Animals with Watercolors: Explore the Ways of Traditional Illustration II

Sova Huova, freelance illustrator and creative

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15 Lessons (1h 40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:49
    • 2. Project

      0:25
    • 3. Materials

      3:06
    • 4. Sketch Transfer

      2:23
    • 5. Wet Effects with Inks

      7:23
    • 6. Paiting Animals with Watercolors

      11:25
    • 7. Painting your Final Illustration

      10:06
    • 8. Inspiration and Final Thoughts

      6:28
    • 9. Whale: Animal Inktober Bonus

      14:56
    • 10. Deer: Animal Inktober Bonus

      9:58
    • 11. Wolf: Animal Inktober Bonus

      8:45
    • 12. Owl: Animal Inktober Bonus

      6:43
    • 13. Tiger: Animal Inktober Bonus

      5:14
    • 14. Bear: Animal Inktober Bonus

      4:37
    • 15. Giraffe: Animal Inktober Bonus

      6:53
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Project Description

At the end of this class you should upload to the project gallery:

  • at least one watercolor animal illustration
  • at least one animal silhouette or illustration painted with ink

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Optional:

  • one complex illustration with an animal and a more complicated background where you can use several techniques shown in the lessons

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REFERENCES AND INSPIRATION:

DIY Light Table - Skillshare class by Carmina Soler

Inspiration - Animals (my pinterest board with animal illustration)

Illustration - Inspiration (pinterest board with my favorite illustrations)

Modern Watercolor Techniques for Beginners - great Skillshare class by Ana Victoria Calderón - different approach, where your can learn everything about the basics of painting with watercolors

FEATURED ILLUSTRATORS:

Mirko Hanák, Jiří Trnka, Ota Janeček

OTHER USEFUL SOURCES:

Just add watecolour by Helen Birch, Frances Lincoln, 2015. 

This book is showing many modern watercolor techniques and amazing work of contemporary illustrators.

Illustration Studio: Inking Animals by Sova Huova - This book was inspired by my class Inking Cute Animals and you can find several tutorials on wet on wet inking inside.

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Feel free to get inspired by this (2018) Animal Inktober prompt list:

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