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Materials for this class0:28
Materials –In Depth Overview for the Novice6:55
Making a chart –2 Ways2:28
Drawing the apple1:01
Transferring the fruit drawing to watercolor paper0:53
Applying a wet on wet base layer2:48
Applying second layer and base for shadow3:08
Modeling with color and beginnigng the details2:10
Applying dark accents to the shaded area1:12
Working on the Stem and Adding Saturated Darks1:50
Mixing Dark Colors and Working on Details1:55
Applying a Shadow Wet on Dry2:24
Two Extra Tips and Final Thoughts0:46
About This Class
In this class you will be guided through a detailed step-by-step process to paint a realistic apple in watercolor.
We will begin with the sketching of the apple, then transferring it to watercolor paper using transparent layers to produce a three-dimensional look. You will practice watercolor wet on wet, wet on dry and layering techniques.
This class is geared to people with and without previous experience using watercolor. For the novice there is a section covering an in-depth overview describing watercolor materials and how to make basic color charts for reference.
By the end of the class you will have added visual elements to your artistic vocabulary which can be applied to other creative and craft projects, such as hand lettering, food illustration or creating art for invitation cards, hand-made greeting cards, christmas cards or any other celebration.
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Leyla was a great teacher and her lessons are good for beginners as well as experienced artists who need a refresher.
In my studio practice, I explore creativity through writing, watercolor painting and origami, the art of paper folding. These artistic activities are vehicles for cultivating the creative spirit while fostering a sense of inner calm and play in our daily lives.
On my website, LeylaTorres.com you will find my watercolor art and illustration work and my children's books. At OrigamiSpirit.com, you will find origami video instructions, and lots of information and resources about the art of paper folding.
Artistic creativity and the ability to play are skills that help us live fuller lives and become better human beings. When we improve ourselves, we are better equipped to help improve the world around us.
I love teaching and helping people release their creative potential and appreciate the process as much as the result.
I also enjoy photography, language, biking and dancing. Spanish is my native language and English is my adoptive one.
The lovely state of Vermont, USA is the place I call home and where live with my husband John Sutton and Coco, our sweet female cat.
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“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets