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Misty Forest Watercolor Masterclass : Cultivate Your Artistic Potential

teacher avatar Sukrutha Jagirdhar, Watercolor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome To The Class

      2:31

    • 2.

      Class Overview

      1:59

    • 3.

      Materials

      3:44

    • 4.

      Techniques

      1:06

    • 5.

      Composition & Value Control

      7:21

    • 6.

      Wet on Wet & Wet On Dry

      9:55

    • 7.

      Layering

      2:04

    • 8.

      Observation & Practice

      2:11

    • 9.

      Sketch

      1:05

    • 10.

      Background Pines

      11:50

    • 11.

      Midground Pines

      5:23

    • 12.

      Foreground Pines

      13:19

    • 13.

      Conclusion

      2:29

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Welcome to the Enchanting World of Misty Forests: A Watercolor Masterclass

Step into a world where artistry meets nature's mystique—welcome to Watercolor Misty Forest Masterclass. In this immersive journey, I invite you to explore the captivating allure of misty forests through the medium of watercolors.

Misty forests have long been a source of inspiration for artists, poets, and nature enthusiasts. The interplay of light and shadow, the ethereal quality of the atmosphere, and the subtle colors hidden within the haze—all these elements make misty forests a dreamlike subject for watercolor painting.This masterclass is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of misty forest scenes and equip you with the skills to translate their enchantment onto your paper.

Class begins by discussing a range of watercolor techniques tailored for capturing the essence of misty forests. Learn how to blend colors, create depth,and evoke the elusive beauty of mist.

Techniques We Will Master:

  1. Composition and Value Control: We'll kickstart our journey by diving into the secrets of creating a well-balanced composition and mastering value control. Discover how to strategically place your elements within the misty forest scene, ensuring every detail contributes to the overall harmony of your masterpiece.
  2. Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry: Explore the magic of watercolors as we delve into the duo of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn how to achieve those soft, ethereal mist effects and crisp, intricate details that make your forest come alive.
  3. Layering: Uncover the art of layering, a pivotal technique in capturing the depth and dimension of a misty forest. Witness how layer by layer, your painting transforms from a blank canvas into a captivating world of trees, light, and shadow.
  4. Practice: Practice makes perfect, and during this masterclass, we'll dedicate time to refine your newfound skills. Together, we'll hone your brushwork, color mixing, and the application of each technique, ensuring you leave the class with confidence in your abilities.

Our main landscape project will be divided into three captivating steps:

  1. Background Pine Trees: We'll begin by painting the enchanting backdrop of our misty forest. Learn to create the subtle outlines of distant pine trees shrouded in mist, setting the mood for your masterpiece.

  2. Midground Pine Trees: Move closer into the forest as we tackle the midground pine trees. Here, you'll practice layering and wet-on-wet techniques to bring these trees to life with depth and character.

  3. Foreground Pine Trees: Finally, we'll venture right into the heart of the forest with our foreground pine trees. Watch as your skills in composition, value control, and layering culminate in creating intricate trees that command attention.

Who This Class Is For?

I believe that creativity knows no bounds, and our journey will be as unique as each of you. Whether you're a seasoned painter or a beginner, I encourage you to approach each lesson with an open heart and an adventurous spirit. Mistakes are simply opportunities for growth, and every brushstroke is a step closer to discovering your artistic voice.

Materials 

Paper – Arches 100% cotton paper

Colors – Forest green & Payne's Grey

Brushes – Silverblack velvet no 14 & 6, Davinci Rigger Brushes

Tissues, A clean water jar, a masking tape

About Me

My name is Sukrutha, and I'm your instructor for this masterclass

With six years of dedicated experience as a watercolor artist and four years of teaching under my belt, I've had the privilege of guiding talented students from every corner of the globe.Throughout my career, I've been captivated by the ethereal beauty of misty forests. These enchanting woodlands have a unique way of evoking emotion, and I'm excited to share with you the techniques and secrets I've learned to capture their magic on paper.

Are you ready to embark on this artistic journey ? The misty forest holds secrets waiting to be unveiled through your brushes and watercolors.

See you in class..!!

 

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Sukrutha Jagirdhar

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Hello, Everyone

I'm Sukrutha, the artist behind @watercolors_by_sukrutha on instagram..

Paints & Papers have always fascinated me.. I have tried various different mediums over the years but none of them are as better an option as watercolor medium..the magical flow of paint on wet paper, the thrill of unpredictability, the magical soft end results were my final answer..!!!

I always challenge myself to explore and experiment different themes and subjects.. I share my thoughts on failures and successes equally on instagram..its all such an interesting process and my life with watercolors is always an adventure..:)

I teach watercolors privately, on my instagram profile as well as here on skills... See full profile

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1. Welcome To The Class: Step into a world where artistry meets nature's mystic. Welcome to Watercolor, Misty Forest Masterclass. In this immerse you journey, I invite you to explore the captivating allure of misty forest through the medium of watercolors. Hi, my name is, I am not just your instructor today, I'm also your fellow traveler in this artistic journey With six years of dedicated experience as a watercolor artist, four years of teaching under my belt, I have had the privilege of guiding talented students from all corners of the globe. Throughout my career, I have been captivated by the ethereal beauty of misty forest. In watercolor, I realized I'm not the only one. Misty forests have long been a source of inspiration for artist poets and nature enthusiasts. The interplay of light and shadows, the ethereal quality of the atmosphere and the subtle colors. All these elements make misty forest a dream like subject for watercolor painting. This master class is designed to provide you with an in depth understanding of misty forest scenes and equip you with the skills to translate this magic onto your paper. Class begins with discussion about materials and color palette. From there, we will discuss the range of techniques tilored for capturing the essence of mystery forest like composition values, Ton, wet and ton, right techniques. These techniques are the foundation upon which you can build your skills and create compelling watercolor, mystery forest paintings on your own. With this newfound knowledge, we will get started with the final class project. And it is divided into three captivating steps. Ground pines, midground pines, and the foreground pines. Guiding the main class project helps in enhancing the learning process and understanding the complex techniques. Are you ready to pick up your brushes and dig them into a world of watercolor and create a masterpiece called Misty Forest? Then let's get started. 2. Class Overview : Thank you for choosing to join me on this class. Here you will unlock the secrets to creating stunning mystery forest landscape that come to life onto your paper. We will begin the class by talking about all the art materials that you're going to need to get started every new skill. Techniques are very important. Techniques are foundations upon which you can build Ron skill and create Ron masterpieces, create mystery forest. You're going to have to learn four main techniques, composition and value control, Ton, wet, ton, dry technique, layering, and the final one. But the most important practice, composition is about crafting a compelling landscape that draws a weaver's eye. Teach you all the secrets about composing a landscape. We move on to value control, where we discuss about all the values of the color and why we need the values. Later we discuss Ton, Wet and Tony techniques and then layering. After learning a bit about practice, I'm going to tell you why we need all of these techniques and when to use these techniques to create a landscape as well. Do not miss the techniques section. Later we move on to main class project. We're going to paint this class project into three parts. Background pines, midground pines, and foreground pines. With that, we will conclude the class project. Throughout this class, you will not only capture the serene beauty of mysty forest, but also gain the confidence and skills to embark this artistic adventure in the future on your own. In the next video, we're going to discuss about the materials that we're going to need. I'm going to see you there. 3. Materials : Let us begin talking about the materials we're going to need. First, I'm going to talk about the paper. This is arches, 100% cotton, 300 GSM paper. It doesn't matter the brand, but make sure you have 100% cotton, 300 GSM paper. Because the misty forest painting that we're going to be painting today, we have to paint it in layers. You can just see there are three layers here to paint that. We're have to keep the paper wet for a long time and we also need a paper that soaks up all the paint and water. That's one of the big reasons why I always go for 100% cotton even though it's quite expensive. Yeah, this is a watercolor pad. You can buy these papers in rolls as well. Coming to brushes, I have used a total of four brushes. These 42 of them are round brushes and they're from silver, black velvet. One is size 14, the other is size six. I have used these two brushes to paint the sky and the pine trees, but mostly the pine trees that are painted in the background. That is the pin that are painted wet on wet. These round prushes are really helpful for that. Coming to these two, these are Davinci rigger brushes. They are very sharp and also very thin. You can paint detailed subjects with these. I paint the wet on dry pine trees that you're seeing here. This one I have used to paint tiny details, that is the birds. In this video, I'm not going to be swatching out the colors because in the techniques video that is coming up next, we're going to be talking in length about these colors and the values. This video I'm just going to be talking about the colors that I've used. I've used forest green from Seneliar pines, gray from white nights. With these two colors, I have created these three values. We will talk about all of that in the techniques video Value control. We're going to talk about what our values and why we need them and how to incorporate these values in a landscape to make it look more lively. Other materials include paper towels. These are very important. We usually use this to dap our brushes and to control the water. And then a palette. This is a ceramic one. I have also used another ceramic palette. I have at least six ceramic palettes with me right now. But you can use any of the palette that you have, a water jar to contain the water. Of course, that is all about the materials that we're going to need. In the next video, we're going to talk about the techniques, so I can't wait to get started. I'm going to see you there. 4. Techniques: In context to watercolor, painting techniques refers to various methods and practices used by artists to manipulate the watercolor on the paper. These techniques encompass a wide range of skills and action that allow you to achieve various visual effects. There are so many techniques in watercolor, but for today's class, we're going to be learning these four technique is about composition. It's basically about planning a landscape. Second is value control. We're going to talk more about this. Next is ton wet and ton dry techniques. You might have heard these techniques if you're a beginner in today's class, we're going to practice these and there is a small tutorial on how to paint a pine tree as well. The fourth one is practice The most important of all, isn't it? From the next videos, we're going to get started on practicing these techniques. 5. Composition & Value Control : First video of technic section. We're going to talk about composition and value control. There are two types of composition. One is regarding the color, The second is placement of trees strategically to capture the ever's eye. We're going to talk about both of these compositions. In this video, I'm going to first talk about the composition of the trees and the birds, the sky. And how to incorporate all of these things to enhance the quality of the mist and the forest. First thing is to ask yourself before starting a misty forest scene, is what type of mood you want to create. What type of emotions you want to evoke in your viewers. Is it a morning mist or a rainy scene? Once you decide the mood, every other thing, like color, palette, layout of the painting will flow to you naturally. Second thing is to decide on the focal point. Determine where you want the viewer's eye to land when they first saw the landscape in a misty forest. The focal point usually will be a single tree or a couple of trees, which are painted in a very detailed manner. As you can see, we have those in this painting. Third thing is layering layers. Create depth by dividing the landscape into three parts, background, midground, and foreground elements. As you can see, we have that in this landscape as well. We're going to talk about layering in the coming videos very clearly. And that is all about the composition of a misty landscape. You can use these things to create your own misty landscapes if you don't have a reference picture. If you have a reference picture, make sure it has all of these things that I've just mentioned before and you can make a perfect misty forest landscape. A while ago we have talked about layers and how layers are used to create the depths. Well, to create the layers, you need different values the same color. As you can see, there is a light green, a little bit darker green, and pins gray. These are called values. Since this video is also about value control, I'm going to talk about it now. Let me take the colors first. I did not use green separately for this video. I have always mixed it with a bit of pins gray. You can say this is a single color, the mix of pines, gray and green. You can also call it a monochrome painting. Completely forgot to mention the colors. The green color is forest green, from seneliar pines, gray from white nights. There are totally four colors that you see in this P values. I'm sorry, this is not color, these are values of the same shade. This is very light pine gray that I have used a lot of water and very less pine gray. This color you can see in the sky. Next shade is a little bit of green and a little bit of pines gray and lots of water. This creates a very light shade of dark green color. You can say you can see this color in the far background, pine trees. We are creating the value for the pines that are right here. They're a bit darker than the pines that are behind them and lighter than the pines that are here in the front. I have used a little bit more of pines, gray and green, and very less water. In the previous value, we have used the same combination of pines, gray and forest green, but we have used lots of water for this. We are using less water and more pigment, Hence the value is looking darker. Now I'm going to be using only pines, gray and not green to paint the final value that is the darkest value. This is used to paint the pine trees in the foreground and also the birds. This is how the values of the color are used to create the depths. You can also say the values are used to create layers, which in turn gives the depth of a misty landscape. It's always advised to swatch out the values before painting the main landscape, to paint your layers correctly. Before we wrap up, let's talk a couple of things about values. Adding water to the same color creates different shades, and those shades are called values of that color. Adding these values in layers from light to dark create depths in a landscape. Which is very important for us since we are painting the misty forest in layered manner. I hope you guys understood the concept of composition and value control. In the next video, we're going to talk about a little bit easy subjects that is ton wet and wet on dry techniques. I think you guys are familiar with those techniques and I'm going to see you there. Thank you so much for joining me so far. 6. Wet on Wet & Wet On Dry: Let's talk about watercolors, most important techniques, wet on wet, and wet on dry techniques. But first, let's talk about this. I'm holding the final class project in my hands and I'm going to ask you a question. Can you tell me what difference can you make out between these two trees and these two trees? Well, the first thing you can say is the color difference. But aside from that, what you can say is background pine trees are not very detailed but the ones in the foreground that the pine trees in darker, in shade are very clear in detail. The pine trees that are light in shade are done in wet on wet technique. The ones that are darker in shade are done in wet on dry technique. In this video, we're going to talk about these two techniques and why we are going to be using these two techniques to paint the misty forest. I'm using the same colors I have used in previous video, and I'm going to get started by wetting the paper. First, I'm going to tell you a little bit about wet on wet technique. Wetonwre technique is applying wet paint onto a wet paper surface. This technique is excellent for creating soft edges and blending the colors. And also achieving the misty effect for our forest painting. First, I'm going to get started by painting the sky. For sky, I'm going to be using very diluted shade of pines, gray like we have done in previous video. I'm going to take my smaller brush and while the paper is still wet, I'm going to be painting the pine trees in the background. Since this is wet on wet technique, the details of any object, in this case the details of the pine tree will not be very detailed. As you can see, the brush is wet and the paper is also wet. Just paint the shape of a pine tree. You don't have to paint a detailed pine tree here. Remember, this is wet on wet technique and you have to work faster before the paper gets dried up. Pine trees are not very detailed and that's exactly what we want, since these are in the background. Now I'm going to blend the rest of the paper with the same color while the paper is still wet. I'm going to be taking a little bit darker shade of green. We have studied this in previous video. Under values, I'm going to take that color. I'm going to paint one more layer of pine trees. Keep in mind my paper is still wet, it's getting dried up. I have to work faster if you're already familiar with ton wet and wet on dry techniques. This class project will be easier for you to get a hang off if you are a complete beginner. This technique will take a few trials, a few tips that I can give you 100% cotton paper. It is very good with soaking up the water and keeping the paper for a long time. That it'll give you plenty of time to paint all of those layers. We are done painting the pine trees that are in the background. This is also end of wet on wet technique as well. Now we're going to keep the paper for drying and later we can paint the pine trees that are in the foreground, the darker ones, which are painted in wet on dry. Now my paper has dried up. I will get started on painting these darker shaded and very detailed pine trees. You can see this is wet on dry technique. That means my brush is wet and the paper is dried, Hence, it is called wet on dry. I'm going to tell you a little bit about wet on dry. While we are painting this pine tree, you see wet on dry technique is painting with minimal water and paint on a dry surface. This technique is perfect to paint precise and fine details like tree branches or any texture. For example, in this project, I have used ton dry to paint the birds as well. Both of these techniques, ton wet and ton dry, completes a watercolor painting no matter the subject. By the way, you can also take this video, this particular video, as a tutorial for painting a pine tree. To complete this little painting, I'm going to be painting one more pine tree. This is Ton Dre technique. Well that is it. This is the tutorial about wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. If you are a complete beginner, please make sure to practice these two techniques. Two techniques will not only help with today's class project, it will also help you in further your watercolor paintings. I think I'm going to paint one more pine tree. Since I have told you guys that this is a tutorial, I thought I would explain the pine tree as well. It is very simple to paint a pine tree, especially when it is wet on dry. Just take your brush and paint. Draw a straight line and move your brush in a zig zag manner. Of course, your pine tree will not look exactly like this, because this is my style that I have cultivated over the years. When you practice a subject a lot of times over the years you naturally create a different style for yourselves. And that is what's happening here. And that is also why you see so many artists painting pine trees in different ways. If you practice the pine tree that I have told just before, I mean, draw a straight line and a brush zig zag manner and if you practice it enough, you can create your own style. This is my small tutorial about how to paint a pine tree and that is also end of this techniques video, wet on wet and wet on dry technique. In the next video, we're going to talk about layering. So I'm going to see you guys there. 7. Layering: In this video, we're going to talk about another technique called layering. Layering technique in watercolor is all about applying multiple transparent washes of color and allowing each layer to dry before adding the next. This painting that is painting in layers, brings so much depth to the landscape. Watercolor painting, these layers are shown by adding different values of the colors or different sides of the colors. We have talked about this in our first techniques, Value control. Layering is a very unique technique in water color. Why? Because the water colors are transparent in age. It doesn't matter how many layers that you paint. For example, I have painted three layers for this class project. You can see it does not look overworked or muddy. It's because the layers are painted very carefully. One important thing that you have to remember is before painting the second layer, you have to let the first layer dry. Before painting the third layer, you have to let the second layer dry. This is very important while you go for layering technique. That is it about layering. I hope you guys practice layering techniques before you move on to class project. In the next video we're going to talk about observation and practice and why it is very important while going for advanced misty landscapes. So I'm going to see you there. 8. Observation & Practice : For a student to master a new skill, it is important to observe and practice the techniques. First, talk about the observation and what you have to observe. Whenever you see a misty forest scene or a misty forest picture, pay close attention to the light and understand how the light is affecting the mist. Where the light is and where the mist is. This observation helps you capture the essence of forest very accurately. Let's talk about practice. We have practice so far about composition value control, wet on wet and wet on dry techniques, and we have talked about layering techniques. Regular practice is very essential to hone your watercolor skills And also it'll help you to develop a personal style like I've discussed before, that is, I have told you guys that I have my own style of painting, a pine tree. You can get your own personal style only if you practice consistently practicing the techniques that I've taught you. And after practicing the class project as well. I have included a few reference pictures of misty forest in resources below. Please go through that file and pick any of the image and practice and later you can move on to finding your own references and practice them and paint them as well. That is all I hope you guys ready to jump into painting the main class project. I'm going to see you there. I'm very excited about this part. 9. Sketch: This video, we're going to begin the process of class project. Before we begin our watercolor, misty forest landscape, it's crucial to create a sketch, But I'm not going to be going too detailed with this sketch. Why? Because we have talked about a technique called composition. We only have to decide the placement of background, midground, and foreground elements. In this case, those elements are pine trees. Remember that a sketch is a blueprint for your watercolor painting and a well thought out sketch will guide you throughout the painting process. In this case, we are not going to be going for a detailed sketch, we're only positioning our trees, which is more than enough to paint a perfect myst scene. We will begin the process from the next video. I'm going to see you there. 10. Background Pines: The misty forest landscape, the background pine trees play a crucial role in establishing depth and setting the mood. These trees are far, test from the viewer's perspective, completely covered in mist. We will begin by wetting the paper completely with water. Here I'm using a flat brush for wetting the paper. You can use any brush that you have for this purpose. Am I applying water and wetting the paper before painting? If you are a complete beginner, let me explain. I'm applying water to the paper because I'm going to get started with wet on wet technique. Remember, we talked about this in techniques section? And this technique involves applying watercolor paint on a wet surface, allowing the colors to blend very easily and flow very softly to applying water. Your paper should be looking something like this. Let us start painting the sky first. And remember, during value control, we have talked about taking very light shade for applying the skies in cities in the background. And it should be light in shade. Take this cloud like shape with your to give texture to the sky. Blend with the rest of the paper. Hit the back flow of the paint. It's important to remove excess water around the edges using a paper towel. I'll take the small brush and we're going to get started with painting the background pines. I'm just going to blend these two colors to create a very light shade of green. We have seen this in value control. This is the second shade. We need light shades to paint the background pines. We have talked about this in layers and in composition, but I'm going to explain again. I'm going to start painting the pines, these are done in wet on wet technique. I'm going to also explain why we need wet on wet technique for background pines also. Okay, background pine trees are usually characterized by their faint appearance. They should appear distant and softened by the mist. To create this effect, we have to use very light shades. We have to also use wet on wet technique to create those soft blended edges, which also mimics the effects of mist. We're also not going into detail and we are keeping the level of detail minimal because these trees are about creating a sense of depth and atmosphere rather than detailed pine trees. Is going to blend the edges of the pine trees with my brush. This is wet on wet. We have to work faster Before the paper dries up, I'm going to create a few more distant trees here. Only thing that you have to do here to keep the shape of a pine tree is just add pointy edges at the tip of the trees. Using a small brush here I'm using a rigger, I'm going to take a little bit darker shade. That is the third shade in value chart we have drawn in technique section. Your paper should be looking something like this. Not too wet and not too dry either. It's damp. Now, I'm going to paint a few pine trees with a darker shade that is the third shade in value control, you might call these midground trees. But I'm painting these trees in background trees section. Why? Because 0.1 being these pines, should be painted in wet, on wet technique. Only if I wait for the background pines to dry, we have to, again, wet the paper and paint these, but my paper is damp enough, so I started painting the midground pines. 0.1 is a simple explanation. 0.2 a bit complex. 0.2 is we're going to be painting a midground pines in the next video, but they're a lot more textured and a lot more darker than this. You can say these pine trees that I'm painting right now are somewhere between background and midground. You can see the clear shape of the pine trees. Now that means the paper is drying and that also means for us to stop the process quickly, add a couple of them. Here it is, all for background pines section, You don't have to keep the paper for drawing, we can just continue the process. In the next video. There we're going to paint the midground pines. See you there. 11. Midground Pines: I think the paper has dried up faster than I expected. I figured I would ret the paper once again. If your paper is completely dried up, you can carry on revetting like I'm doing here. But your paper is somewhere around damp, so you have to wait a couple of minutes and make sure it's completely dried before you ret your paper. You guys would be knowing that if we ret the paper, we're going to go for wet on wet technique, that's what we're going to be going to paint. The midground pines, I'm going to be taking the same color that I've taken to paint the pines, the midground pines. That is the third color in the value scale. I'm just going to drag this paint towards the edge of the paper and just blend with the pines. This is wet on wet. We're not going to be going for a detailed pine trace, that's why I'm just painting the faint pines here towards my left of the paper. Darken the edge of the paper. You have to bring the contrast between the sky and the ground. Let us adjust the tonal difference between these pines that are already dried up. We have painted in previous video and the color that we have just applied on the paper, all you have to do is spread this wet paint onto these dried up pines like I'm doing right here. It'll adjust the tonal value you're at it. Let's add one more layer to the sky. The same light shaded pines, gray to sometimes go on redo things that you have already done before you. To adjust the tonal difference between the two contrasting colors, I'm taking the darkest color of a mix of green and pines, gray, and I'm painting the midground pines. Now this is going with my intuition here. I figured I would darken it a little bit more. So that's what I'm doing here. And I'm going to paint a few more pine trees as well before the paper gets tried up. Looks perfect, isn't it? So we're going to let the paper dry completely. In the next video, we're going to be painting the foreground pines. For that the paper has to be completely dried because we're going to be going for wet on dry technique. So I'm going to see you there. 12. Foreground Pines: Paper dried up, let's start adding the foreground. Pine trees going to use only pines, gray for this, the darkest shade in value. Control that value chart we have drawn using Davinci rigger brush. For this, we are applying wet paint on the dry surface. That means we are using ton dry technique here. Why we are using wet on dry technique to paint the foreground pines? Why not wet on wet? Let me explain. One, dry technique in watercolor involves applying wet paint onto dry paper. Like we have discussed in technique section video, this technique is ideal for creating fine details, sharp edges and precise linings in our watercolor painting. Why? Because when you paint on dry paper, the pigments tend to stay in place, resulting in a well defined shapes and structures Foreground. Pine trees are the closest and most prominent elements in our misty forest landscape. They serve as the focal point drawing the viewer's attention, which is also why we are using the darkest color to make them stand out. Going for foreground, pines, we are creating a strong contrast between light and shadow. The backgrounds are light in shade to emphasize the distance, and the foregrounds are darker in shade to emphasize that they are closer to the viewer. Well, as we are talking about ton rye and foreground pines, it is also important for you to notice how I'm painting these pine trees. I've had a short tutorial in one of the techniques section about how to paint a pine tree. Strongly advise you guys to paint at least two to three pine trees on your own before painting them onto your class project. We paint the second pine tree over here, the same process. Painting a pine tree with watercolors involves a few key steps. I'm going to explain a bit about them. First, you need to take a sharper and thinner brush. We're actually painting, observe a pine tree from a reference picture. Use quick, short and upward strokes to mimic the appearance of pine needles, just like I'm doing right here. Leave small gaps between the stroke to suggest the natural gaps in the foliage. You can see I'm leaving the gaps here as well. Let us complete painting, the bottom part of these two pine trees. I'm gonna paint a couple of pine trees on my left. I'm going to paint a pine tree very closer to this one that I've already painted. I'm going to place a paper towel here on the paper to support my hand painting the pine tree with the same process we have just discussed before. Add a few strokes at the bottom to finish up this pine tree as well. I'm going to paint this small one on my right because it was looking too empty. Let's paint one more. I'm now going to take the ricker and I'm going to get started on painting the birds. Birds are very simple to paint. Only a couple strokes and they bring a lot of character to a mystery forest landscape. Yeah, done painting the misty forest landscape. Remove the only when the paper is completely dried up. Our mystery forest watercolor adventure has reached its conclusion. But I hope it's just the beginning of your artistic journey. In the next video, we're going to talk a little bit about how you can pursue everything you have just learned today in your future projects. So don't miss it. 13. Conclusion : As we reached the end of this class, I want to express my profound gratitude to the students who have decided to join me on this class. Together, we have ventured into the heart of mystery forest, explored the depths of watercolor techniques, and most importantly, uncovered the incredible treasures of creativity within each one of you. Throughout our time together, you have not only hone your technical skills, but also discovered the magic of expression through art. We have discussed, practiced and painted a very important watercolor skills and techniques like composition value control, wet on wet, wet on dry, and layering. Then we have moved on to creating a beautiful class project today. Before we conclude, I want to share an exciting resource with you to ensure you have all the tools and references you need for your future watercolor journey. I have created an in depth ebook dedicated to painting misty forest in watercolor. This ebook is your comprehensive guide featuring step by step instructions, detailed techniques, and plenty of visual references to help you continue exploring this subject. You will find this ebook packed with tips, additional exercises, reference images, and a wealth of inspiration to keep your creative juices flowing. To access your ebook, simply download it from the resources tab below. If you have completed your class project, please upload it in project section. And if you have any doubts, please start a discussion. And I will be here to answer your questions. Thank you for being a part of this and I look forward to seeing you guys in my next class. Till then, keep painting and keep creating.