Example Project - Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes!

Example Project - Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes! - student project

Link to the class: Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes!

 

Let's draw some colorful homes together!

In this first class of a series on the most wonderful combinations of art materials: gouache and colored pencils, we will draw three very sweet, bright, and beautiful Amsterdam canal houses. 

This class is about the basics of gouache paint and colored pencils. It's perfect for beginners and fun for more experienced artists who want to learn new techniques.

Project 1 - Blue house with a stepped gable

First, we create a monochrome artwork (an artwork in different shades of one single color).

 

Example Project - Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes! - image 1 - student project  

Project 2 - Black house with a spout gable

Second, we learn how to mix a beautiful color that represents black in a sketch and we will draw a nice vivid tree using just a few brush strokes.
Example Project - Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes! - image 2 - student project

 

Project 3 - Red-orange house with a bell gable

And finally, we discover how to mix colors to create a gradient in your sketch. 

Example Project - Working with Gouache & Colored Pencils: Let's Draw Some Homes! - image 3 - student project 

In this class, you can draw with me, you can draw from your own imagination, or you can use photographs of real houses. 

Even if you have no experience or you’re not that confident about your drawing skills, don't worry about the outcomes and allow yourself to play!

I’ll be happy to see all your house sketches in the Project Gallery and give you feedback if you want some.

 

Enjoy!

Julia

Julia Henze

Artist | Teacher | Urban Sketching Lover

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