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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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Such a charming subject with well detailed videos. I absolutely loved this class
Ev Thomas

Photography, Illustration, Food Blogger

I love whimsical art with bright colors so I knew this class was for me. I can't wait to try these techniques on a similar project! Thank you Sandra for sharing your talent with us!
so cute and great technique!
Kelly Johnson

Connecting humans and nature, creatively!





Sandra Bowers

Freelance 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 create illustrations and patterns for companies to put on their product or promote their brands and I also create art for my own line of products (available soon in Canada and the US).