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paint beautiful dragonflies in watercolour

teacher avatar Michelle Kral, ARTIST :)

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7 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Paint beautiful dragonflies introduction

      1:31
    • 2. Supplies

      6:03
    • 3. Loosen up and play with paints

      10:41
    • 4. First painting

      10:19
    • 5. Second painting

      8:11
    • 6. Bonus painting

      5:12
    • 7. Conclusion

      0:52
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In this class, paint beautiful simple dragonflies in watercolour, we will learn to paint dragonflies in an impressionistic style similar to traditional Chinese painting. We will experiment with creating texture in watercolour to give our paintings that extra wow factor.

you will learn how to use

  • a limited pallet of three colours
  • paint in monotone
  • use simple brush strokes.

I will talk you through all the supplies. I will show you how to loosen up your painting style using a wet in to wet painting technique. I will teach you lots of tips and tricks on how to make delicious textures.

I will talk and guide you through 3 beautiful paintings that are simple and very effective. By the end of the lesson you will have 3 beautiful paintings of dragonflies.

this class is for anyone wishing to explore simple watercolour techniques, beginners and advanced painters will benefit from learning how to;

  • loosen up their style
  • paint simply and freely
  • take what you have learnt into your painting style.

I will talk you through all the supplies needed and also give you a download of the supply list along with a sketch of each painting we will create.

so come and join me in this fun and simple class :)

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Michelle Kral

ARTIST :)

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I am a freelance  Artist and Textile designer based from my 18th century former pub in West Auckland Durham UK, where i live with my very tall son and crazy dog Cyril.

My passion is painting flowers in watercolour. I am inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and my very large garden where I have some of the most beautiful flowers to paint.  I also love to share my knowledge and  teach watercolour classes privately and online.

I have a very varied style and prolific way of working, I use a mixed range of media, I just love to paint... digital, vector, photoshop, illustrator, gouache, acrylic, pen and ink...anything that makes a mark!  if i am not creating i am not me.

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1. Paint beautiful dragonflies introduction : Hi everybody, welcome to class. My name is Michelle and I'm a professional artist. I live in the north of England, near the North pen lines. In this class we're going to paint some really beautiful, loose free, spontaneous dragonflies. The first thing we were doing this class is looking at some inspiration. And I have a lovely Pinterest board for you to look at. Next, I will talk you through all the supplies we need. And then after that, I'll teach you some techniques for some lovely textures you can create with watercolor. I will then show you how to paint some beautiful loose dragonflies. I'm going to paint these innovate impressionistic style very much in the style of traditional Chinese watercolors. Then once we've learned how to paint and dragonflies, I will add some background elements to it, like boo rashes and lilies and ponds. And we will create a nice painting. In the class resources you will find a PDF to download with a outline of the class and also a line drawing of dragonflies for you. And then I will leave you with your project, which will be to create some lovely dragonflies. 2. Supplies: These are the tube watercolor paintings have dragonflies that I've done. And I'm going to walk you through step-by-step and show you first off how to paint these ones and then these ones before we before we get to that, I'm going to talk you through the supplies that I've used. The first most important thing I think is paper. For this, I'm using an acid free watercolor paper. It's 350 grams. I would suggest to you to get a £140 or above paper. This is a bit thicker than a £140. But I also go for cold press paper, has a slight grain texture on it. If you can see that. This is A4 letter size. Next up, you'll need a watercolor palette or pellet, and the pellet would do plastic ones that I use a ceramic plate. For this lesson. The paints I'm going to use. You don't have to have exactly the same paints, but I'm only going to use three colors. And the colors, I'm going to use our three of my favorite colors. So you should also pick some favorite colors of yours. The reason why I'm using these colors, which I will explain the first color that I'm going to show you is just get my example. Beck is Lunar black by Daniel Smith. And if you look closely at this, you can see lots of texture and granulation. And this gives you a lovely granulation. And I really love it, but any black watercolor will do. I'm also going to use a cobalt turquoise by mission. This is a very vibrant, lovely color and I just, I just liked the color, so I'm using that, but you can use any color you like. I'm mainly going to use this for the wings on the main watercolor painting we're doing. And also to make it green, which I will mix with the turquoise. I'm using quinacridone, gold. This is just a Jackson. Jackson's art supplies watercolor, but you can use any yellow watercolor that you may already have. You can also use the solid pans as well. It doesn't really matter, but you're gonna have to get them really juicy and wet because that's how I like to paint. The brushes I'm using would be round brushes. I've got two sizes here, but I'm not going to really take a number ten and number eight, but the sizes of brushes do vary between makes. So if I say number ten, and if you go and buy a different size brush in the same different size or different make of brush in the same size. 1010 in this make would be different to attend and another make. So I just go by like guessed the patients really, this is a ten and I like a nice synthetic round brush with a good spring, like the way it springs back and a really nice point on it and a big full body so it can hold lots of water. So as long as you've got that in a brush, I think you'll be okay. Some extra bits will be using is a skier, I just have bamboo scale. You can use a toothpick or any sharp implement will be using some salt. This is just plain old kitchen table salt. Just define the fine one. I've also got, you've seen me use this if you're used to watching my YouTube classes. You'll see I use this a lot, which is a mixture. I haven't actually put the bleach in there. Yeah, I must do it. I feel like three-quarters of the three two-thirds of the way. Then I'm going to fill it up with this which is thick bleach. Don't worry about it. Messing up your brushes or the paper. It doesn't affect it. I've had paintings for over 30 years. It's a bit stinky and you have to be a bit careful and it's not very good. But I loved the effects. It gives your paint and the textures you can clean it and I just mix it up in there. I'd say about a third third of the bleach and then fill the rest up with water or in whatever jobs you just mix it to a third, I will ask what we need. We will need a big jug of water. I use a lot of watering my watercolor paintings. So that's a good idea to have a biggest jug and then you don't have to change it. So often with the colors, you'll need some paper towel, something to block. I've also got some blotting paper, which is the paper you use for calligraphy is calligraphy years, is that a word? I don't usually use ink pens. And then they're blocked the writing after they've done it. So this is the picture I get this from Amazon. I'm sure they have they have it or find it on the calligraphy supplies. And also, you might want might want a pencil because I've just paint these straight up. But I'm going to provide you in the PDF with a line drawing of a dragonfly. So you can trace it if you're not very confident with drawing or painting without drawing. I'd suggest also having a few water-soluble pencils in any colors, really. I think I think that's all I'm going to use. If there's anything else, I will add it to the list. Yeah, Let's go and start experimenting with our paints and seeing what the bleach doesn't, the salt doesn't the blotting paper. And we're going to have fun play. See you in the next lesson. 3. Loosen up and play with paints: Hello. If you have Squeak is my chair. Right? Are you ready to start painting and have fun with your colors? Then? I'm going to start off by just putting the colors on the plate now with watercolor. You can Rican. What is the word I'm looking for? Weekend, whatever. You can reconstruct it. We construct I didn't know. Reconstitute the word proper weirdos in there. If it dries out, you can add water to it and it will come back. But with them, some acrylic gouache and acrylics. It dries out and then you can't ever use it again. So that's what I like about watercolor. Terribly afraid to put a big glob on more pigment. You have. The more vibrant your painting and you won't get that wishy washy look. Even though I use a lot of water, I also use a lot of pigment in my paintings. You don't get a washed outlook. But now the paper, I've got the paper here, this is the A4. If you're wondering about what side the paper, if you feel that your paper and you're like, I can't remember what side is the front and the back because they have different textures. If you run your hand, fingers lightly across it, you will see where it's cut. It folds over very slightly. If you feel a ridge, that's the bottom of the paper, That's a little tip for you today. I'm not going to take my paper down. You might like to, but I like to move my paper around to pick up and do things like that. If you've got really thick paper, it shouldn't buck or too much, we're going to use a lot of water. So try and get the thick is to pick a you can. So the heavier, more than number like £140, I wouldn't go below a £140, anything less than a 140, I wouldn't recommend it. Don't get the £90 paper because you'll have problems and it makes it difficult for yourself. So to start off with, you might need a spray bottle and I'll put that in the thing because I like to activate the paint them a lot. I Sprague, I'm not trying to compete a lot that I've melted it with the heat gun. Just we're just playing with the paints and I'm going to show you how to create some textures and things and use the brush stroke is really good way to loosen up. And I'm just going to select some water on here. Water, you want to create pools of water. Then I'm going to grab bits of the color, just mix and drop it in and see what it does. You can see how it flows it and it gives a really nice, some paints flow more than others. Some paints would just sit where you plunk them even if you put them in the water. This travels quite a lot as well. I'd probably pick colors that travel a lot and do weird things because that's what I like about watercolor painting. You can see the granulation and the paint already with the Daniel Smith color. And then I'm going to use the turquoise. Don't worry about mixing the colors together. You can see that this color sits more, it doesn't spread out, it hasn't got that slow. So you have more control over that. Now let's see what colors we can mix up. I'm gonna be using a green, so let's see what Green's we can get black and then try with your brush strokes. Using the very tip of the brush, see how fine a line you can get. Because we will need very fine lines to do the little dragonflies, feet, legs. Have a play with fine lines and then thick lines using the whole of the brush and see what shapes you can get. Have a good plan. I've got lots of paint on my brush. You can see how thick the paint is that there's a big global love it. They'll also practice like dropping in some water and you'll get some nice little splashy blooms and things. Something we're going to add a bit more of this lovely Lena blacks, favorite color. I like how it does everything. You might want. A piece of paper towel. You can dip your brush off. This is where if you draw your brush off, you make a thirsty brush and if you make a mistake or something or you think you've got too much paint there. You can use a thirsty brush and lift lift it off like this. Sometimes you see me like putting the paintbrush in my mouth. It's just a really bad habit of mine. I need to stop doing that. I wouldn't suggest it. You can see that she is just starting to go off here and I'm going to show you the table so you have to catch it at the right moment. Don't put it on when it's too wet, otherwise it won't have a lovely effect. I spoke bit more everywhere in case I haven't gotten it's very warm here today, so things are drawing a bit faster. I'm going to put a bit more black down in this corner so I can show you what the bleach does. Now the beach does something similar to putting the water down, but it makes the pink travel a bit more and it bleaches it out as well. So if I put blobs down here, I haven't mixed it everywhere. You can see how it doesn't really nice bleach out of the color. And also traveled to make those extra blooms, which I use a lot of mixed it a bit thick actually, unless it's just not mixed together. And you can just have fun with this. It's really lovely. Then I'm going to add a bit more color. I've just made it. Don't worry about it. We'll love being together. It makes like weird colors and things. If you see my watercolor palettes, normally, one big mess of color because that's how I like to paint your wall. So find your way of painting. Now, I'm going to let that to dry naturally, I'm not going to use a heat gun on it or anything. Otherwise, you won't get the effects and you won't get the, I'm doing. I'm just gonna put a bit more blue here, see if I can show you the texture a bit, a bit better because it's too dry. Wrap it around a bit. You can see how wet it is. It's going to be dripping everywhere. You can add drips as well. But doing this, which is also a nice effect, you get that we didn't ask, like run and running through the colors. I'm just gonna put some salt here. Then I'm not gonna use a hairdryer because the paint needs to do its thing and absorb the bleach and absorb the salt. Just let it do what it wants to do, let it dry naturally. I'm impatient. I often get my heat gun out or hairdryer out to dry it, but I'm going to let it dry naturally so that I can show you all the beautiful effects we're going to get from this one little effect. But I didn't see he was using the brush on paper. After I offer, I like to explain it. Let me just put a bit more color here. Now you can create lines I use for stems a lot in my paintings. You blot out the color, so if you fold it in half, you can plot out the color. Leaves the White Paper. And obviously you can press down and lock up a lot of the color. Sometimes it doesn't always work, sometimes it will be because you've left it a bit late and the papers pens on the absorbency of your paper, the paper might absorb the color a bit more. And also some colors are more staining than others. Some colors will. I'm just staying the paper and you'll you'll never get them off. But I think the colors I've used here, they're quite translucent ones so I can see it's pulled off the color quite a lot. So that's called lifting the color off. You can also use it, do it with a paper towel as well. But because the paper towel isn't quite as worried busted, you don't get exactly the same effect as well. I love using the blotting paper. I'm going to let this dry and I'll show you. But lovely textures we have. My tastes. Good piece is all joy. My texture. I'm just going to rub off the, I think it's a bit hot here. Sought to do its thing, so I tried to get it over here as well, but it's still a bit wet. Still a bit wet in places where I'm rubbing off to be careful because where you put the salt, it retains the moisture because that's how it makes the pattern that sucks up the moisture around the paint and you all should be left with a star regret Naomi Feil, and some paints it works better with than others. This hasn't worked that well today. I think it's just too hot here. I've got a brush and brush it off. But you can see all the lovely textures we've got, we've got here where we've added the bleach and all the colors have gone together. This is where we are, the blotting brushstrokes that tried. And this has really created some beautiful effects. The salt has made a difference here, but it's really nice. And then there's some thick, thin, thick paint here. And that adds another texture. And the way it's all run into each other and that way the colors ever amalgamated together, It's just created some lovely effects there. Make sure you have a play and test out your paint, brush strokes and everything. And it will give you more confidence to be bold and loose with your painting. 4. First painting : Okay, now we've loosened up and we've played with our paints and we know how they react with each other and what textures with that. I'm going to show you how to paint some dragonflies. I tend not to the word, draw them out first. If I tend to just go straight in with my watercolors and paint them because I don't like pencil lines on my drawings, but I've just provided you in the PDF in the class resources where there's a pencil drawing you can trace. You don't have to. You can draw it on here first. But I'm just gonna go straight in. I'm just going to use the Daniel Smith black to start with. And I'm going to start painting. It is quite daunting, just putting on the first blobs of paint. But if you've gone and looked at the Pinterest board that I've given you a link to in the PDF. You'll see lots of dragonflies go look at the way they're, they're put together. The right way. The way the way, yeah. The way that they join and the shapes of them, and the way they fly and the way their wings go, and then all the little things like that. And you'll find it much easier to paint. Now I've started off with doing its eyes. They have quite protruding eyes. I've just done use the very tip of my brush and then two little blobs. And then I'm not, I probably won't go back in to this too. Recharge it because I've got quite a lot of paint on my brush and it's quite wet. I'm just going to suggest it's the dominant at the abdomen. Them have dominant abdomen. I'm hoping to talk something. Then I'm gonna do is front feet. They have little claws on the ends of their feet. They have six legs. I think they're like insects, but you can't see them all because the wings, the wings, you want to create a really translucent, transparent to you, texture to the wing. So I've just rinse my brush and I've got just like mocked up the drips so it's not dripping but there's a lot of water on the brush and I'm just going to touch where the paint is still wet and pushing my brush down and then pull out. And that's the first swing. And I must have some light blue on my brush as well. We couldn't give us a really pretty effect. Now I'm just gonna do it exactly the same for the second wing. It has, they have four wings each to each side. Has can say for each side, complete count. And then I'm going to do the same this slide as well. There's not gonna be as much paint there because you've pulled it all that way. But let's go over it again. Having trouble. And then you can also add some more, if you like. I like to put a little bit more pink right near its body so it creates like a shadow when you can do the same again and just pull it up. Try not to go over it too much. Otherwise you won't get that nice, translucent fear. And sometimes they have little dots on their wings are usually here. So I'm just gonna do a little dots and just let it all smudging. That's the first dragonfly. And then if you're feeling brave, you can use this skill to drag. If you catch the paper the right time, if it's still wet and you drag your skier along, it will make dark lines where all the paint goes into the little valleys created by dragging it so you see you can create the veins on the wings like this. Really pretty subtle effect. Now making it look like a leaf. That's the first day I can fly down. It's really simple, just a few brush strokes. You don't have to paint really detailed. And the texture of the paint has added to the overall look of the dragonfly. You can add some more little legs in it as well if you think it needs it, but I'm pretending they're tucked up. It's not a precise like photographic painting we're doing, we're doing impressionistic painting of a feel of a dragonfly. When I'm painting flowers as well, I always tell people to try and capture the essence of the flower rather than paint it botanically. As long as you'd like catching the way it feels. And you can see that the dragonfly just like flying in the sky. Well, that's what I think. Let's do one face on. More flat. Again, I started with its eyes and then I'm just going to do it's a dominant abdomen autonomy and that's not a word. And then it has little segments on its body. Stay wave. And I'll get into legs. And then again, I'm going to draw its weightings. Again. I'm just going to rinse my brush and then touch the wet paint there and then pull it out quite quickly as well, then you're not going to run out of water on your brush trying to make them the right sizes. Then I'm just going to use a bit of bleach on this ones where the paint at the end, I'm just going to create some pattern on its wings. I'm not going to use the scale on this one. And that's another one. Very quick and simply drawn. Now let's do one on a bit of bamboo. And if you want to paint a bit of bamboo is really simple. I just go one line, another line, and another line. Height map. Just using your brush. And that creates like a bamboo stem and you can do the leaves as well. I'll just do a few leaves like that. I just do them really simple. Just one streak. You in practice when you're doing no pain around the piece. Practice with your brush strokes until you're confident just to go ahead. Now we're going to do when they sit sometimes with their little tails. Heads. Tails. Yeah. I like moving the paper, it makes it easier. Don't make things difficult for yourself. Again, I stopped with its eyes and then its head and its abdomen. That's the acidic right now. Then its tail. I'm doing this one like it's got like curl up sometimes. Just really light strokes. You don't have to be two. Detailed. And then thin legs. Too much water on my brush. And Sanofi, hay fever. You can draw the legs with the with the pencil if you'd prefer. Drag the paint. The bamboo scale like this. If your paint brushes, you can use the blotting paper just to block out a bit. If you think you've gotten a bit OTT was something he can block it out and then come back in and add a little bit more. Didn't like his legs. And then I'm going to do the wings. I haven't got much pink there, so I'm going to grab some paint from my brush upset. It's not dripping, but it's full of water. And then I'm gonna do it swings again so it won't be so translucent these ones because they're like side view. Trying to do it in one brush stroke. Then I'm just going to pick bleach because you don't need much bubbles. And then I might suggest some things on the wings detail. And then let's see. She hasn't dragonfly. Keep practicing these and try or different body shapes and the brush strokes. And you can see all the lovely effects we've got from just using the bleach. And they're very simply done. And they look really attractive, I think. Joined me in the next lesson, where make more of a picture with some Bool rashes. 5. Second painting: Okay, now we're masters at painting dragonflies and we know all about them and what all their body parts are cold. We can say them correctly. I'm going to show you how I painted this. We're adding a bit more color in simple rashes and things just to make it attractive painting. Make sure I've got this right. Yeah. I'm going to start off by painting the dragon close and then I'm going to add, the ball rushes in after or should I? Bush's first decisions? Decisions now might start by painting the one up here. Again, you can draw it out first if you like. It's just personal choice. Whether you feel confident enough to pay things straight out or you want to draw it first. Started off as a dominant abdomen. I'm gonna keep saying that until I can say it correctly. I don't know why I can't say. When you say something over and over again and it sounds weird. I keep doing. Suggest its little legs. A bit more bulbous. Body, tail, bit uplifting afternoon, It's just like a shrimp I published in its wings out. I'm going to use the blue here. Sorry, I've, I've mixed a darker color, blue there because I was doing something else while waiting for the other colors to dry. A little bit. I've loaded my brush up and this is the body is still wet. So it's going to all smudging hopefully, because remember this color blue does not travel as much as the Black Death. So I'm hoping the black is going to travel into the blue. We can goes off the page a bit, but I can't do that. Then I'm going to add a little black dot at the end of each wing because they have a little textures on. Then I'm going to add a bit of bleach. And I'm also going to use the skill to draw in some of the lines. The veins on the wings. You don't have to press too hard with this. You just need to scratch slightly into the paper and have an experiment. See what you like best. So that's the first dragonfly. Now I'm going to attempt some ball rushes in, it's pit mixed in. I'm going to make, Can I use the black and the gold together to make a nice dark brown, green color for the ball rushes to paint brushes. I just start off with a little tip like that. And then I just do this with my brush, really thick down, press down mist. Mist where the tip was. Don't get in the center. You can correct things. Then a lighter green mix that we made earlier. Just do. The stem. Has steady my hand is. And then the same again, I'm going to make this a little bit darker. Let's start off by painting the bowl wash first and then do the top bit. You see I've painted over the stem because it was still wet. You won't see it? Because I can't ever help not doing it. I was putting it up, be bleaching. Just to get some nice texture and then you can lump. You don't want a big blob like that. I'm just going to add some shadow. It's all still very wet as I've used quite a wet mix of color there. And it's all great, running into each other and creating these lovely textures and look how beautiful that looks, they're stamped and this one. Then I'm going to add some reeds. Can use the lighter green mix that we've got here. Again, I'm just using, doing the same thing, using my brush and then pressing down and lifting up to create the leaf shape if the reads and then another one, make sure you load your brush up really well with the color set. It's like full but not dripping. It tastes a little time to perfect how much paint you need. If I go over this quite a few times, you should see that stemmed disappear behind me. And now I'm going to paint the other dragonfly here. Again, I'm going to use the same colors as this. You can use all different colors. You can get black and yellow dragonflies. And now look at the Pinterest page. And there's lots of inspiration on a slight angle. Abdomen. And I can say it now. I might draw its legs in Asda. Going to pick up some of that lovely blue color, light the brush shapes. I've got nothing on there. And again, touch the black paint. Press down. Lift up. Need a bit more water. Here. A funny snoring noise. It's not me. It's my dog. Asleep. Sleep near me. I should have shut him out. Again. I'm just adding a bit of bleach. And again, I'm going to use the bumpy scared to draw in some lines. You can see this has dried really quickly here, so I'm not getting the lines, but that's okay. I'm just going to add in some legs for it. It's not going to go over the top of the legs. Suggest I'm not going to fiddle anymore with it. I'm just going to leave it at that and just let it dry and do its thing and **** end up with some beautiful textures. And hopefully we've painted two lovely paintings. 6. Bonus painting: I really liked this play that we did. And I wanted to see what it would look like if I did a dragon fly over the top. So I didn't want to waste it. I thought I don't know. This looks a bit like pond water, doesn't it? Apart from this bit here, but I can make that intellect, lily pad might do that actually. So I'm trying to paint a dragon fly in the middle here. One flying down towards what will be a lily pad there. So let's have a go. Again. I'm just going to stop off. I've got my brush loaded with the black paint. I'm just going to start off doing eyes. And its head. Dominant abdomen. Set it again. How many times have I said it in his closet? So don't mind me. Legs. Suggesting suggesting legs. You can even use this gear to suggests things. And you can use this gear to if he picks up the paint on the end, you can use it to suggest things. I'm going to get black wings because the backgrounds colorful. So I'm just going to make a watery mix of sewing couldn't seem to have the granulation. Sometimes I look at my palette and look at the colors mixing together and it looks lovely. I'm just going to do the same thing. Before it dries. I'm going to add some bleach to the wings. These two wings first and then the other ones because it's so warm here. Everything's drying really quickly. I'll use a heat map that his wings and then means that the brushes dry it out at the ends and definitely want that to look so prominent. And then I'm going to draw the veins in the scale again. Then I might get a bit in passing picker and just blocks across its body a bit just like a highlight that dragonfly there. And then I was going to turn this into a lily pad. Then ask, you know, it's just a thought I had. Just going to paint it into the shape of a lily pad. Being creative is abstract expressionism. See that it's a bit but clearly pedimental. It's like there's a lily pad this way. I've got some lovely ladies at the minute. I'm Mike Poland. And you can even draw any flower for fitting. Experimental. We could do like orange color. We get yellow Lily didn't have 11 is coming up. Platonists. Blood lump of it. Sort of looks like a doesn't, it? Doesn't have to be exact. You can. Sometimes it's nice to add a translucent layer of blue over the top. I suppose some salt in here. Make a really wet wash, like translucent wash over the top of some of that. Then you can come in with your bleach and make slight make it to texture. But if you drop in the bleach, you can make like water. The top watery tree EM waves in. The reflection is our bubbles and things. Chelsea is you're plotting taker as well. Just have fun experimenting, doing weird things because this is just a play, play place. But look how effective that is. It looks like a pond and water with your Dragon flight in it. That was just like an extra bonus thing that I suddenly thought I'd look really nice with a dragonfly on it. 7. Conclusion : Hi, I hope you really enjoyed that. It was fun and simple to do it, and I hope you've learned a few things to make you a bit more confident with your watercolor. For your project, I'd love to see what you created in this class. I'd love to see all your play pieces and all the lovely effects. And there might be some textures that you haven't seen before, that I haven't seen before. Everyone paints differently and everyone creates different ways and holds the brush differently and creates all different things. So please post what you've done and what I love to see you. You will love the dragonflies. Thank you so much for joining me and please look out for more classes. Bye.