painting watercolor moons

Erin Kate Archer, watercolor

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8 Videos (1h 2m)
    • trailer

    • intro

    • supplies & primer on wet on wet technique

    • outline tips

    • earth's moon - full & crescent

    • moons from our solar system

    • creating fantasy moons

    • class project


About This Class

in this class, you will learn to create mystical watercolor moon paintings from outline to embellishments. we’ll walk through the basics of using one of the most popular and unpredictable watercolor techniques: wet on wet, & tips for creating perfectly shaped moons with all the craters, texture, and embellishment you could dream of. i’ll walk you through creating an illustration of 2 different moons in our solar system and create 2 more "fantasy" moons to nail down all the techniques & arm you with reference material to create your own illustration for the class project !

35 of 35 students recommendSee All

Really a great class lots of tips and ideas. Thank you !
I had a great time with this class. Everyone should give painting moons a try!
Lot of fun and easy to follow! I did my first set on beginner paper (it was cold press, 140lb. but not sure about the cotton content) and it came out so-so. Then I did another on 25% cotton, and it came out much better! I'll upload both to the projects page tomorrow.





Erin Kate Archer


erin kate archer is a watercolor illustrator living & knitting in brooklyn, ny. her work focuses on the feminine, handmade, & magical.

she's the illustrator of the children's book Finbar & Fiona and manages an array of illustration prints on etsy.

you can keep up with her at and across the internet (instagram, tumblr, facebook, twitter) @ekatearcher

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