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Watercolor with Me: Whimsical Cottage - Element of Art: Shape

teacher avatar Jessica Sanders, Artist | Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.



    • 3.

      Element Of Shape


    • 4.

      Shape Collage Exercise


    • 5.

      Cottage Shape Possibilities


    • 6.

      Prep For Sketch


    • 7.

      Begin Sketching


    • 8.

      Refining The Sketch


    • 9.

      Inking The Sketch


    • 10.

      Painting Part 1


    • 11.

      Painting Part 2


    • 12.

      Painting Part 3


    • 13.

      Final Details


    • 14.

      Project And Thank You


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About This Class

Let's paint a wonderful whimsical watercolor cottage together!

This is the second class in the Elements of Art Series. This class focuses on the Element of Shape with a theme of a whimsical cottage.

Each class in the series is a stand-alone class.

In this class, I'm going to take you through ALL of the steps for sketching, inking, and painting a wonderful whimsical cottage. I invite you to sketch and paint along with me in each real-time lesson.

The cottage is whimsical, fun, and imaginative!

This is a happy painting class. That means we are here to have fun while we are learning! Art doesn't have to be hard - it can be fun. After all, that's why we started painting - to enjoy it!

This class is not a realistic class. The approach is loose, impressionistic, and abstract.

Above all, our focus is on relaxing, staying loose, and enjoying the painting process.

And…..Secretly, almost like magic, we will improve our art and watercolor skills!

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Jessica Sanders

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Jessica Sanders

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1. Welcome!: Let's paint a happy whimsical cottage with watercolor. Hello everyone. Just a Cassandras here of color, MY creative arts.com. Welcome to my lesson. I am super excited to be here with you today. In this funny, uneasy whimsical watercolor class, I'm going to take you through all the steps, sketching, inking, and painting. Wonderful whimsical caught it. But before we get started working on our cottage and we're going to talk about the element of art shape. This is a standalone class in the series featuring the elements of art. That means for this class we'll be talking about the element of art shake. I'll cover all the details about shape. Then we'll do a shape exercise. And after that fun collage, we'll talk about the possibilities of shapes for our cottages and apply the element of art to our artwork. Once we've covered the element of shape, we'll dive into sketching, inking, and then painting. How work, whimsical cottage. We'll even add those final special touches of details at the end that will really make our artwork pop. This is a real-time sketching and painting class, so you can see what it's actually like to sketch and paint a whimsical cotton it. So I hope you'll join me. You'll sketch and paint along with me and we'll have a lot of fun along the way. Let's get started talking about the supplies. 2. Supplies: For this class, you need basic watercolor supplies. You'll need watercolour paint, watercolor paper. This is 140 pound, 300 GSM, cold press watercolor paper. And that's what I'll be using for painting in this class. You will need a selection of watercolor brushes, a pencil or a pen with waterproof ink, such as a pip pin or pick one micron and a white paint pen or Jiao Pin. You'll also need to jars of water and a cloth for drawing off your watercolour. And you'll need a fun and happy attitude because we are going to play. All right, so let's get started with our lessons. 3. Element Of Shape: Let's talk about shape. So first off, a shape is an area that is enclosed by lines. It's a flat surface. It's not three-dimensional, it's two-dimensional. And it's simply when lines come together, they form a shape when the end's meet. So a geometric shape is simply those you think about that are man-made or that are not you might find in math. So like for example, a circle is a geometric shape. A square rectangle is a geometric shape. All kinds of geometric shapes. A star of the, I'm not going to draw and because I need a pencil. But all kinds of these man-made as shapes are geometric shapes. And we also have organic shapes, which can be any kind of shape that's really not man-made or that you may find in nature. So this is enclosed by a wavy line. These are enclosed by straight lines, will circles enclosed by the curve line, right? But you get the idea. And other organic shape could be the shape of an object, right? So any kind of shape that is more found in nature is an organic shapes and geometric shapes, or more found in mathematics or man-made items, lines the form shapes can be actual or implied. So all of these lines that I've drawn for you here are actual lines. But an implied line can also form a shape. You still know this is a square. Even though the lines are not actual, There are not solid, it's an implied line. So I think that's really interesting and fun thing you can play with. With share 2-dimensional, they have length and width. They don't have depth. Will talk about depth more when it comes to forms, right? But right now we're talking about shapes and shapes have length and width. So this measurement here, and maybe this measurement here. So length and width, right? Shapes are positive and negative. So shapes can be defined by positive and negative space, which is why those illusions work when you have something solid. Let's go back to our leaf shape. And let's just put it in a box. And now we have a leaf shape. In the positive part of Lee shape is here. And then the negative is the area around is. So for example, we could do a leaf shape that will be defined by its positive and negative. So our unpolluted demonstrate that for you really quick here. So the positives space is the area that's the part of leaf. So like here, right? That is the positive space. But the negative space is the area around it, which also helps to define the shape. So now we have a leaf that is defined by both positive and negative space. Here's the positive form of the leaf and here's the negative form of belief, right? So shapes can be a positive and negative and you can use them both in art. You can combined shapes to create objects. So say you have a circle, right? And you had an organic shape like this. And if you put that circle in the organic shapes together and maybe even repeat that organic shape, you begin to get an object. So shapes can be combined to create objects. Now let's talk about some words to describe. Shapes can be, as we mentioned before, geometric, organic, natural. They can be implied. They are two-dimensional. They can be something like a star, a circle, rectangle. So all of these kinds of words will describe the shape. It can be leaf-shaped, right? It can be petal shaped. So all of these words can describe the shape. And I challenge you to try and think of words that you would use to describe the shape. And just a little suggestion that you could try, which I'll demonstrate for you as an exercise to explore shape. And that is to cut shapes from colorful paper and collage them together and just see what happens. There was one more word I wanted to mention here, and that is the word overlapping. Shapes can be overlapping. So their words to describe shapes. Ok, let's go on and talk about an exercise we can do to explore space. 4. Shape Collage Exercise: So we're going to create a Shapes collage, and we're just going to play here a little bit and experiment. And so I pulled together a few pieces of paper. I have the solid purple tissue paper, that gift wrapping. I have some painted papers that I just don't mind coming up there will just laying around. Right. And then I have a paper to glue on. Mine happens to be black. You could use white as well. But I thought block would be fun. And I have some scissors. And to keep this really simple, I have a glue stick here as well. First, I'm just going to cut out some shapes and they can be like we described, they can be geometric. So maybe I want to cut out a little kinda square-shaped. Maybe a circle as an easy way to cut a circle. The tin length here. Back in grade school, we cut out a heart or a circle. Just cut it out and I'm not worried about mine being perfect. And I actually cut that wrong for it to be perfect. So now I have this sort of interesting organic shape. Let's try a circle again. And I want to show you the wrong will heat to. So I'm just gonna take this piece of paper, fold it somewhere, and cut a half circle, which will give me a circle shape or about that kind of oval in this case, I'm, like I said, I'm not worried about perfection or anything like that. Just want to have some fun. So here are a couple of love geometric shapes. Maybe I want a long skinny one. That can be fun. And I could do some way V1, so just cut out. So anyway he be crazy kind of shapes that can be hard to look at that. I didn't intend for that, but there's kind of a hard shape. And you can refine your shapes if you want to. Make them more like what you want them to be. Or you can just go for it, right? So there's a couple of just kind of make some wavy lines. Kind of like thinking Maybe that's similar to a leaf for something like that could be anything. And just trying to cut some various shapes, sockets, shapes. And then I'll come back and we'll talk about gluing. Okay, so I have cut out a variety of shapes here and I have a variety of sizes. So I have some bigger shapes. And I have some smaller shapes, maybe somewhere in between, some mid-size shake. That's a pretty big shape, right? Kind of in the middle, I think though I don't have very tiny shapes. So could be fun to just do some really tiny ones. So I take Alan cut just a few more little strips and I can use either side of this paper, right. Do what I want, right? Okay, so I want to start for my collage. I want to start with my big pieces. So I'm gonna set the source side and the smaller pieces, and I'll start with the larger piece. In fact, I'll start with this tissue paper because I feel like it's the biggest part and I'm just going to, because I have this edge, I think I'll look nice on the edge. So I'm just going to put some glue and I could just go ahead and put glue all over if I wanted. But try to be more specific here where I wanna put it. Just glue it down. Again, not going for perfection, Just wanted to on there. I will want to balance that out over here. So I'm just playing with these shapes and just see what happens. And I don't really have a design in mind. I didn't have anything in mind when I cut it is just to experiment and explore with shapes. And I don't want to think too much about it. As I said, I just wanted to play and see what happens. There's another one that I am look, I am just doing all the same type of paper all at once. And I'm not I guess I didn't plan that, but that's just the way it seems to be working out for me. And so I'll just go continue to go for that at least for now. And I don't mind if my shapes or wrinkled either. Think that's kinda cool. Alright, another big shape. I'm going to overlap my shapes. It's one reason why I wanted to include that word because overlapping when you're creating a collage of shapes really creates some interest in fun there. So that's pretty cool. And I like this one, but I think it's just too big, so I'll just go ahead and maybe I can connect these two with this one. That'll be kinda fun. And you can put the glue on the back of your collage page or on the paper itself? Well, if I have a spot where I had that whole Here we go. And I like also have that creates another shape because that was a negative shape, right? That was a negative shapes circle. But now it's become a positive purpose, which I think is fun. Let's do this too. But not as much. So, so now I have kind of these two sides of this and they're not really connected at all. And I don't know, like this square, but it's kinda too big. I think. It's me. This. And that was cricket. That's okay. I kind of want to put that there. I need something to connect these sides just to make a cohesive kind of composition. I could do like these little, this'll work. So let me use the small pieces here to just connect these in almost like creating a rhythm of shapes here. And I want things, as I said, I want my shapes to overlap and these are kind of curling up a little bit at, I'm not. Okay with that, I'm okay with it's not perfectly glued down. I actually like how it's I feel like it makes it more interesting that way. Oh, I'm out of those little rectangles. There's one more. I'm going to put it on top here. And I can cut some more if I wanted. And I don't, I didn't make it even line, but it kind of has a cadence going across their life like that. And I think actually I could also do some of these. So as I'm going, I'm just playing. I'm cutting out more shapes, making use of the materials that I've already chosen. And doing those. I don't think that works. I want to create that. And I don't want this to be the only one in the sequence of this type of paper. So it's like, So even that has become a sequence to me. So that's pretty interesting how our art affects us as we go. If you let it, let it, right, if you just let it, I need more of this. So I'll just cut some more and more of this paper. This is a poured painting paper. Pretty fundamental, but I wasn't, you know, was a finished piece of art by any stretch of the imagination. So let's just, and what happens if I just turn that? So this kind of should I like that idea but I don't feel it works well there. Maybe here. Turn that I need a little bit longer piece for that. So because I want it to overlap into that other shape. So I'm gonna repeat that a little bit. Bigger shape. So you get sort of the idea that playing with shapes and you can create kind of a fun composition and little art work. If you just play a little, just a little too long. And just have fun, enjoy the process. And I really like this piece too. And I haven't used all of my shapes yet. And I may not for this, I may make another one or something. You know, you don't have to use all of them just because that's what you got out. Don't want that there. Where do I want it here? Maybe? Yeah, like it there. And I think actually also do more overlapping right there. So I'm tying it together with color and shape and the repetition of shapes. And that's pretty fun. I don't know, I don't feel like that looks like a butterfly. So I'm going to adjust this shape and make it a different kind of organic shaped by just trimming. What reminds me of butterfly wings. And then I'm going to fold it. And then I'm gonna smush it, folded somewhere. And now I have this little flat area. And that shape has become a butterfly. Alright, so I do have all these extra shapes. Do I want to include more? I'm just asking myself, letting myself play. I cut these as a slight petal shapes are raindrop shapes. I don't know if I want to include them or not. I could. But I actually think I was having so much fun really. I'm just playing now and looking around and seeing what's happening. Okay, I'm going to add two more, these two geometric shapes. One here. And then over here. And now I have a composition that really continues all across the page. It has continuity in the shape and the colors. I don't want this. It has negative space. It has positive space. And interesting shapes and lines. So that's a bumble exercise you can do with your shapes just to see how they affect you when you're playing. Like try cutting out organic shapes and geometric shapes. And just go with the flow of creativity. And follow your, follow your instinct or creative instinct or intuition. And play with the shapes and see what you come up with just as a way to just experience what it's like to be just working with shapes. Ok, So that's it for this little shape exercise. I hope you'll try it out. Let's move on to the next lesson. 5. Cottage Shape Possibilities: Let's talk about how to apply our shapes to our colleges. So we're doing whimsical colleges in this class. I think it's so fun and has so much possibility and potential to just play and enjoy the process painting, not take things too seriously. So keep thinking about wins, a coal seminar, right? That style equals whimsical. Okay, I'm writing that to remind myself and to keep that in our inner forefront of our vision. Now, let's just talk about basic shapes for a cottage art house. You would have, if you were, say, a child or even an adult, you might have a square with a triangle on top. So that's a basic shape for a house. Now to make it more whimsical, you might curve those lines. Little bit. Same basic shapes, but more whimsical. Said because it curves. So the curving the lines is an important element that we are using in this class. So curving the lines is an important element that we're using the maker colleges more Windsor cold in this class. So that's pretty fun. Now then let's say we have a window. Might be a rectangle, right? You can curve those lines as well. So curved, right? And then even adding like double lines to our shape. We'll create a lot more interests and you can do that inside or outside the kinda things. So that's another like basic shape kind of things. We're going to be using geometric shapes but adding some curve to it. And then the other thing that I think will be really fun are different types of borders and patterns we can make with ships. So for example, one border would be this sort of kind of line which you can put on this side of your house. So it's almost like they're a little stones on the house. You can do and just something that's repetitive. So like for example, you have the top edge of the house. We just draw as if that were there. And you might draw some leaf shapes in their little simple leaf shapes and color them in. And you could make that into pattern. So draw a little leaf shape, little Steyn, right? So that could be like also like a border and a desk to have to be complicated. It can be really, really simple and have a lot of impact on Europe. So called Cottage. What if you wanted to put like stones around the edge? So you can just do some uneven circles, right? Those are shapes. And then you can fill in in between. Now you can use pin or watercolor for this. I'll be doing a mix of both. And even make like a little squiggly line and some more little pebbles kinda thing underneath and around and make some of the lines thicker and more thin. And you're gonna create some interests and then, you know, little hatching lines could also be added just to add some depth. So a lot of things you can do with this. O, it can be really a lot of fun. And if you enjoy doodling, then adding these kind of boars and patterns can work. Another shape or a line really that I like is sort of this. Kind of, It reminds me of a bird, right? So you might create a pattern of bird shapes. Again, I'm not worried about perfection. For the roof. You might just wanna do little swoops to represent tiles, right? Or if you wanted, say, she goals, it would just be wines like this. Also the same types of wines can be used for bricks. So you would have like different lines and you don't have to have too many of them, right? You can just have a few to indicate what you're looking for. If you want bricks or stones, just draw a few rectangles on your cottage so it doesn't have to cover the entire surface. Of course you can if you wanted to, but my style is more minimal and so I'm not going to cover the entire roof of this kind of shapes or the entire sides with this kind of thing. But I'll just add it to just show it's there. The other thing for our colleges is we might want to have like little groups of flowers are blooms next to them. So just creating like a little area. This is kind of big. Maybe you might want to do small with just some little organic lines and shapes can become a little place for flowers. So these are some ideas just to get those juices flowing of what you can use. And there'll be more a's we can test, we do our demo painting more. We're are going to pop up and you could use the ones that I'm using or you can use the ones that you come up with. So we each have sort of our own little thing going on. Some wavy align. What about curvy line? Like, like a swirly line? So we're using lines and shapes to create our possibilities. As for this lesson is on the shapes in the cottages. Using those shapes to give us the idea of a whimsical cottage and play and have fun. Alright, so here's some ideas for you, for shape possibilities. Come up with your own vat will be also great. Take a look at some photos of colleges. I have a Pinterest board that you can look, look at the, has some on there and just playing, have fun with the shapes. And you know, the process, just like self play. Let yourself enjoy it. And you never know exactly what's going to happen, right? But play with your shapes in your drawing and you can, as I said, you could copy mine. You can use the shapes I'm using and you can come up with some of your own as well. Alright, so let's move on to drawing our whimsical cut. It. 6. Prep For Sketch: So the house, I'm about to draw the whimsical colleagues that I'm about to draw and play with is actually inspired by my neighbor's house across the street. So I sat outside and I did a little sketch. And this isn't a whimsical sketch. This is more of a get down the idea of light and shadow and lines and perspective kind of kind of sketch, right? It's not even a complete sketch of their house or anything like that. But it's just a balancing off point for my drawing. So I didn't just come into this drawing with no background, right? I'm coming in with some practice sketch and even more practice sketch for you here. So this is the same house but made more whimsical. Right? Here's the house, here's the whimsical version for me. I've taken creative license, I've moved things around. And so this is sort of the idea that I'm going for, but I may change it as I go. I have the freedom to do that. This is a magical, whimsical fun building or house or cottage. And I could do what I want to with it. And so I'm just going to, just, like I said, it's like you're just absorbing these ideas. You're doing a lot of practice. You're doing some absorbing. And then you'd, you'd go into your painting or your drawing more prepared. You're not just going in coal, right? So I've been doing this over a few days and doing some practice and warm-ups. And now I'm ready to try an actual one on watercolor paper. So just wanted to share my jumping off point for you. So you know that I'm not just it's not watercolors magical or his magical, but it's, these things don't happen magically. It takes some practice and playing around with it. 7. Begin Sketching: So I've got this pencil was just going to give me a light line and I have a dust free eraser because I'm probably going to erase. And I'm just going to sketch ongoing sketch directly onto my watercolor paper. You can always sketch onto tracing paper and then you can trace your drawing. I'm just going to just go for it here. And I have this, this is my cotton watercolor paper. It's what I'm going to be painting on. It's going to have some gray from this pencil and I'm okay with that stamped. Just going to start with the basic idea of a house which is a square with a triangle on top. But first I think I'll put like a little almost like a baseline of where one in the front of my house to be. And you may say, I don't know how well this is conditional, but I'll do my best to do it. And then I'm just going to go and Newton's this water. Okay, so I'm going to start with a baseline of say, where the front of my house will be now you could always carry all the way down to the bottom of your paper and latch to be. And I'm, I'm holding my pencil loosely and I'm using curved lines. In fact, o curve or my paper should easier to curve that one. Me and my house is kinda big. It's going off to the edge of my paper. I'm okay with that. So curved, curved as if this is sort of sitting on a ball kinda thing. Alright, so that's my cottage And that's the front of it. And I want to do like the extended part, I want to have more to my COD is than that but not too much anything. So this is another roof and it will go also curve down. So this is just sort of a basic outline for my house or my cottage. Alright? And I'm exaggerating the curves and things like that. I want to take it a little further and have fun with that, right? And let's see, I want to put a fireplace editing and put a little fireplace right here. Again, sketching really lightly. And these things may change a little and that's okay. Probably lower than little. Just getting the idea out there. Just giving the idea out there. And then I'm going to just start adding some deed. So I'm starting with these really light, sketchy lines and I'm going to refine as I go. I'm sketching. And as I sketch, it'll get a little more clear in a little more clear as we go as to how this is going to turn out. So want to add depth to it. And the first thing I can do to add depth before I even decide where I want windows and doors is to add some double lines. Because I also want to include some patterns in what I am doing. The double lines will help me with that as well. So I want to just double line this edge of the roof and just following along the line I've already drawn. And it doesn't have to be really thick line. And then I'll make a curved bottom here. And I'll do the same on this side. See, in fact, I'll go on the outside over here because I'm just looking at the space of it. And for the curved line, again, I'm sketching and don't expect it to be perfect. And in fact, I don't even want it to be perfect, right? And then I have this line that goes across here. And I'm just want to double it and put that second line. I'll put it above it and connect it to those edges there. And now here's a little trick for you. This space between between the wall and the roof is moving away. These, these, these things here are behind it, right? They're moving away from us visually. So when you draw this, draw it dry and angles. So you could try to draw it as if it's moving away from you. So it's at this angle that goes toward the back center of the house. So that's a little trick for you that gives you a lot more depth. We're not really concerned that much about death because we're working more with shapes and creating this whimsical house. But we do want some depth in our painting, right? We do want some depth in our work. It's just not our focus this time. So that's a little trick to help you with depth a little bit, is to draw these small little lines right here at an angle as if they're going toward the back at a center point. So that would be called a vanishing point if we were working on perspective. But it goes back in that way. So now I have some double lines. And in fact, I want to even make another line in here. And I'm just, I don't know, I'm just doing that for font. I just want one and then a one another line, like a third line to go across. And what's going to happen is I can see, I want this one to be darker and this one to be darker. So I'm going back over those a little bit. So I ended up with three lines there. That's okay. Not adding any details yet other than those lots. Now let's think about this area. Again. We have that line that goes back and this roof. And we're not going to add a lot of detail there, but just want to go ahead and put that in. Again, I'm doing this. I'm thinking almost like this is sitting almost like on a ball, which it is sitting on the earth, which is anyway, that's pretty fun. So now I can just pick where I want my doors and windows. I can go bind inspiration photo. I'm not too worried about proportions and that sort of thing are realized that it really curved those lines very much. I want them more curved. So I'm doing that. And so let me just think for a second. Where do I want my doors and windows and how big do I want them? I mean, I can make them any size I want. And I'm going to do the curved. Wine king, that's too close to the edge. I want to leave room for border. So I'm not going to put that too close to the edge. So I'll move it over a bit. That way it can have a border and I want to sort of a little FAT door. You can make your door however you like. Again, I'll use those double lines to add depth and add some curves. They're also just to give that whimsical field is curved lines makes it feel pretty happy. And then I'll put little doorknob area. I don't know if I'll keep that like that and we'll see that that's what I have for now. And then let's add a window. And you can make your window any size or any way you like. One thing. When I saw it, I was looking at reference images were like some of these houses that have lots of lines in them and the windows or incorporate into those lines, which is pretty cool. So that's a possibility. I think I'm just going to make it mimic the door. And the sort of the same kind of shape. So not to worry about proportions getting everything exactly right. I'm going to double lines inside the window area. And double lines on the outside. Feel like gives such a nice whimsical field too. And I can put something inside that window or whatever I can make like a little planter in front of it or anything like that. You just go crazy and have fun. And I'll put another one over here when I make it smaller and I'm gonna make it longer. So this is going to just like almost have like it's a feature, feature window or a long window that's smaller. Even the double line areas are smaller. And put a little oval is the same kind of window I'm repeating, repeating. Repeating the elements seem kind of window is Sept, longer and smaller. So not too worried about proportions, but this one's further away, so I know it's going to be smaller. And then I think I can even put like a little box in front of it that would be kinda fun, right? So I'll just do a line thinking about shapes and I'll do some inward lines like that. Now it already has a bogs because I'd just basically incorporated this second line here, right? And I'll put some little, like I'm going to indicate that there's a shadow under there for myself. And I can put some little flowers in here. So I'm just going to draw some little squiggly lines. And I'll try and zoom in on this part for you. So you have some nice little flowers. I think that's pretty fun. Do you think? All right, so we've got a good start for our whimsical whimsical. 8. Refining The Sketch: So now I sort of have the bare bones of my whimsical cottage. I want to start adding in a few details with eye pencil just to get some ideas of things. I want some textures and some patterns. And one of the patterns I showed you was Side pattern where it has sort of this injunction kind of thing. And I really like that. I think it really has a whimsical feel to, it feels like it's in the country or something like that. So I'll add that on this edge and on this edge, let me double check where I have this line. Yeah, I like that line there. And I'll start out and go in and out, in, out and I'm following that curve, right? And creating a shape of sort of these rocky kind of edge there. And I'll define that even a little bit more. Now this is more curved than this and that's okay, right? This is just fallen, it's just exploration. It's play time, right? So I think I can add some lines here. What kind of lines we want to add. Let's add some vertical lines right there. So now I have another line where I can add something and we can even, and, and trying to decide what kind of lines I want to add there out of. Look back at my reference drawings. So you may want to create some reference drawings for yourself. One of my reference drawings that was really fun was this one. So just have this center line here going down and some patterns. So I'll use that like that idea when that's kinda what this is here. And remember they're slightly curved but not much. And I can just go from there. So maybe I want to, from there in this section, create some little swirly wavy lines. And I'm doing all this in pencil. I can erase as much or as little as I want is totally up to me. And then I will do C. Can add watercolor. Remember before I'm finished some just getting ideas, things I wanna do. Let's do some little patterns that way. So now we have these lines that are creating a shape, right? They can go right in front of that actually. And then I'll put like little circles on top, which I think makes an interesting shape or pattern. Right? And then let's see, we could even do something similar here on the edges. So you can take this as far as you want to go. You can add more or less details completely up to you, how you like it, right? It's how you like it. I'm not sure if I want to do much more with this, but maybe put a few lines in here to show maybe there's some boards or whatever. And the theme, Yeah, it's pretty fun. You could put curtains in your window. You could even just put like wavy curtains in their interesting lines. You can put some little flowers by your door. All kinds of things you can do, right? I'm going to put some of those pebbles, those rock shapes. So I'm going to just do some wonky circles and create some rocks. They're going along the bottom edge of my cottage. Now if I put them back here, maybe they need to be a little smaller because this is further away and little less defined. So I'm not even gonna make circles out of those, just some random marks and shapes. And I'll put more here. So the things that are in front are going to show more, right? And make a little swirly line kind of goes out. I don't know how I'm going to do that exactly. And maybe that's a little too much there, so we'll see, I would find it as it go. And then let's put some little swirly line shapes that kind of invite you in. It's gonna invite you into the space. So this is a bit of doodling, playing with lines, playing with my materials and I can change it up as I go, right? Feel free to change it as you want to. Maybe add a little flowers or anything like that. I like the bird shape. Remember I'm going to add that bird shape over here. And here. That's pretty fun. And I want to repeat this shape here. And I also don't have any double lines over here. And kind of okay with that because I want this to not be as detailed as this area, but I do want to add that border. So I'll do that real quick so I realize it's missing, but just not as obvious and it won't be on this side because that's I didn't. And then maybe some of those tiles on the roof. Just the idea that some of those some tiles are there or something like that. I'm not gonna do shingles. I don't think I do kind of like the idea that maybe this part is made as some sort of curvy stones or bricks. So I'll put a few of those in there just to convey the idea of it. But it doesn't have to be like anything perfect. So these are pretty organic shapes that I'm adding. And they convey this idea, but it doesn't have to be like perfect, right? Don't forget, we're not going for perfection. And this part is probably not the same kind of material. That's the way I feel about it anyway. And may want to put like a little tree or bush here. And I'm going to cover up some my drawing. And this is just going to have like almost like balloons on this tree and maybe even it goes up a little bit more. And it has another, it's pretty whimsical kind of jury put some lines in there. My have some and I can refine it like like this, probably, something like that and that's very close to the edge. So you may want to shift your drawing over little if you want to add that sort of thing. I just thought it'd be fun to add it and I just did it there at the last. So I have this whimsical College and I may want and say it's in the graph. And let's make a little bit of a path that goes up to the door. And it can even have some like little demons on it and you can make some little sketchy grass marks. All right, so I think we have a pretty good drawing here. Now what I'm going to do is take this drawing and going to add some ink, waterproof ink, which will also refine it a little bit more. I'm going to leave most of the pencil, although I do believe I will take out this section, right? Because the tree is in front of it. I want that tree in front of it. I'm gone for very whimsical fun. Happy. Kind of. Yeah. Just just fun and happy. Okay, so now I'm going to add some ink. I'm gonna make sure it's waterproof ink. And then we will continue. 9. Inking The Sketch: Okay, now let's add some ink to our drawing. And I'm just going to reinforce some of the lines. And I come back with watercolor and this is not going to move. So stay where I put it. And it's going to just add as sort of a framework kinda thing. It's a little different than the other worker classes had been teaching, but it is fun and cool and I think you will enjoy it. And so let's add some ink. So remember culture pen loosely. And we're not going to add solid perfect lines everywhere. For one thing, we're using cold press watercolor paper. I want my lines to be sketchy or like sketchy Venus. And then I can refine them some, and some places, right? So there's a line. Just getting the idea of this whimsical cottage on the paper a little bit more strongly. Remember that line goes back. I can slow down to make my lines more emphasized. I can go broke over stroke with those lines. So it may come back and overlap them and define them even more. But I may leave some of them very light and sketchy and not complete. And I'm doing that intentionally because I want my watercolor does shine. I want the ink to be there, but I want my watercolor to shine and I want that idea. That's a hint that's not quite there, but it's there. Okay. So that's one thing going for. And that is why and doing what I'm doing. With these lines. Now you can make your line this solid and dark as you prefer. You could use a paint marker to do it. Anything like that will work. Not going, again, not going for perfection here. Just refining a little all my lines that I'm, and I've got going on here. Alright, so let's go to here. You can even add texture if you want and that sort of thing. And then this line that goes back. When we paint, we're going to know that's in shadow, right? Okay, another line. Can not being super precise. I'll go ahead and do that pattern in there because I think they'll show up nicely through the watercolor and I could always go back over the top of the water color if I prefer. And I'm not going to do this inner lining. I don't think it needs it. I think in these the pencil but not the IQ. So then let's do these little humps. And I'm not worried about being sapped. Just playing with lines and shapes, focusing mostly on shaves and keeping this. Loose and whimsical and fun. So I'm going to be continuing to line is I'm going to speed this part of the video up. If I need to tell you something, I'm well, but otherwise I'm just going to speed through giving this actually inked and drawn and then I will come back and talk to you. So fun. Okay? Right. Okay. Okay. So decide I want to put a little word of my house. I don't know why. I'm just interested in doing that. And I want to make it fit with sort of what's going on here. I'm going to put the word happy. And I'm gonna make it sort of like a shape letters. So free handing, nothing perfect for sure. Which is a place where I can put the word that's like that one let letter at all. They are so numerous. So K2 erase nothing wrong with that. I wanna do capitals. I like it. That makes, that, makes me happy. Kind of mimicking the lines that I drew in the house kind of thing. It can do some double strokes just to add some I don't know, just adding some interests and we'll see how it all works out in the end. Alright, so I feel like that is nice and I need to extend that a little j I will do here. And I'm also going to draw a little on these letters, not outline them perfectly, but just put some ink there. Again, I'm thinking more about mimicking the wines I have in the house, making them more curved and how they work together. So how you draw it is how you will do your letters. I'm curving my letters a little bit more of the stems of them and that sort of thing. And I don't care, like said, don't want them to be not worried about perfect. Just get the idea. I like it. Okay, I feel is very whims, Goldsberry fun. Now what see, maybe do a tiny bit of erasing here and there. Things that I don't need OR that I feel will detract. I'll leave someone's in some places. I'm not worried. I don't actually wanna take oval ones away just where they don't contribute to my drawing. So want to just keep, keep things flowing here and contributing to the painting and the drawing that we did. So if you see lines that are like distracting, that's the lines you want to move. These were distracting. I felt so that's why I remove them. I like the ones in the trees. I think they'll add to the painting. This is a bit distracting because it's got a lot of pencil mark and I forgot to do my birds there, so I'll go ahead and do my birds in there. So my windows all go together. Can even do like a little double stroke on some of these. Not the entire thing. Just emphasize a little. And I think that's a lot of fun. So I'm happy with his drawing and now it's time to add some watercolor. 10. Painting Part 1: Okay, so I have my drawing, I've done some work on it and now have options about how to paint it. And I honestly, I'm not exactly sure what direction I'm going to go yet. I could go with really bright, colorful, vibrant. I could go with minimal. I could play around with it and just see what happens. But I can take it in a lot of different directions from here. But I want to do It's just play and see what happens. And I'll tell you my process as I go. So I think the easiest thing that I'm going to start with is the foliage. I see this tree here and I want to just make that tree nice pop of happy color. And I'll leave some whitespace as well. So these are the bright areas of agreed. They look kinda yellow. Dripped on my paper would be dry that I have this setup with the jars above my paintings so that I can easily share with you what I'm doing. But I sometimes get drips on my paper because of that. So I'll take this green nouns in a drop in some green next to it. Again, I'm leaving some whitespace. I don't yet know exactly what this is all going to look like. And I'll even go for this viridian. So I had a PSAP, greed now overridden and I'm using lots of water here. But, and creating some lights and shadows sort of naturally getting this wet in wet and putting in just wobbly really, they're just wobbly shapes. I want it to be unevenness, I guess is what I'm trying to say. I don't want it to be like some perfect. I want to be all mixed in together and I'm okay if I go outside the lines a little bit. In fact, I think that's good idea to do that. I think it adds some interests, but I do want to leave some light and dark spaces, maybe dropping even a little more dark here. So I have this dark thing going on. So now our already established light shadow, because I have light on this side and shadow on this side. So that will affect the rest of my painting. It doesn't have to, but that's the way I choose to do it. So just one. It's pretty fun. I'm having fun just dropping colour in here. But you know how much I liked to play, right? You know, I'd like to play dropping just water in there to create some shapes or create some blooms rather, because that's fun. And then I'll just do, I don't know. I can't go for beryllium color tree. That's very traditional ones. Okay. That's a dark pain. Mixing, kinda mixing this, this reddish brown with this Sap Green To get a tree colour. And in some water, few little branches here in there. I can add in some darker brown color. Sir, colors. I don't use very often, but they'll work for this. And I don't want it to be even because a tree trunk is not even not that I'm painting realistically, but I'm going to have some ideas. Alright, so that's really, I think, a nice start of color for that. For the leap, for the protoplanets, for the tree. And the tree. Pretty fun. Does pretty fun. Drop, dropping even more here to get more contrast and loved contrast. And also it's gonna give me more shapes. Because that color is going to mix and mingle as I go. You can use a viridian as a shadowy color because viridian has blue in it and it kind of recedes, right? And so it gives us a nice shadowy color there for a tree. Or a little bit in there. It's going to make some of that brown look pretty brown. So that's really, whoops. I painted my SKY green. You can do that. But I'll just clean that up a little. We could use my brush, but I think it'll be a little quicker if I just dab it there. I'm probably going to have a blue sky. And in this painting and I'll be negative shaped painting that blue-sky. I do see like I have this idea that there's another tree back there, another part of the tree. So I'm going to lightly color in that area. Let it kinda recede a little bit. Remember watercolors, dry, lighter. It's important thing to remember. So have light shining cross now, light going across. So let's add some shadow. Just the idea of shadow. So when I add a neutral ish shadow and then mix some blue and purple here. So some brilliant blue and purple. And we want to make a shadow. I don't yet know what color and painting my house, uh, may paint it white. Which means I won't be painting it right? Let me add a little more purple. Now want to neutralize that a little bit. And the way to do that is to add the complement. So I'll just add a bit of this yellow. And now I have this gray color, which will be good for shadow. And I just want to put in a little bit of white touch of shadow so that I remember. So I'm just going to put the light shining this way. We're going to have shadow here under the IV, right? All along here. Now I'm going to soften that Because I like. Softer edges, but you can leave them harder edges, right? And will soften it. There will be shadows under edges like say this an inch. And I may come back and change up this color a little bit later right? Under this edge. If you put too much is going to make it stand out a lot. So keep that in mind. I'm cleaning this up. It's going to have some shuttle all underneath. You're actually think of it. And I'm okay with some dry brush area there. We know these little spots are definitely in shadow, right? I'm not making perfect shapes there or perfect perfect lines. It's just an indicator of where the shadow will be. We can have a little bit of a hard one there I think. And I could even do a little bit more right around this edge as if it's creating a shadow too. So it's going to give it to mention. And we're not really talking about dimension, right? But we're still going to add it. We're working on shapes, but we're making forms by adding dimension, but we're not going to focus on that too much. So adding some shadows to my rocks in and also along their shadows underneath the edge of my rocks. Where else would be shadow? I kind of like I like that, like the way that's looking. I think that's a nice shadow color. And I don't have any more of it. But that's okay because it's not some perfect color, just color that I like. And I could mix a little bit more, maybe a little bit different, but that's okay. It'll be close enough. It will convey the idea we're worried about AND concerned about ideas. The idea of the shadow is the idea of the grey color and it doesn't have to be a perfect match everywhere. Okay, so now we've got the light shedding cross here with nice bright and actually it's probably more like somewhere over here, right? On this area. We're going to have same kinds of shadows. I'm going to just cover up. That's pretty blue. Want to add water to that? Now my house isn't necessarily blue. I'm just adding some shadows here. And I'm actually going to just almost completely cover that area with the shadow color, right? Leaving that window because I wanted to stand out. Again. Maybe my house is blue and I just don't know it yet, but it's a possibility. Alright, 70, just take the tip of my brush right under the edge of that window sill. And I want to drop in more color. Definitely know there's shadow here. But it should go this way, right? My sons over here, the shadow is going to extend out that way. So there we go. Again, I have also shadow in here. Shadow on here. Shadow on this side of the door. And soften damp brush too much water, paint straight into that and soften it up. Have a shadow of this side of the window. Sons over here. Just conveying the idea of those shadows. They're pretty fun, pretty fun predict Wagner. Alright? I don't know about you, but I'm having some fun here. So I notice I have this, this, and I have these little plants here and I think it'll be a good idea to just go ahead and drop in a little bit of green, just some little dots of green inside my planter. And a little bit. So it's the idea that there's some foliage there. We can even drop it a little bit of that yellow. Clean my brush really well. I'm not painting where I have the blue right now and just adding in the idea that there's some little kinds of flowers there. And I'll probably add some pink as well or some kind of cool. I think that'll be nice. And if it mixes with the yellow, that's pretty perfect. And leaving some space. Also, this is already getting dry. So these flowers are really tiny and just making some little dots work well. Alright, so half some flowers there, I'm happy about that. I am very happy about that. All right, go back to my Shadow Color and even a little bit more trying to be a little more precise. This is already dry. It's going to have more shadow in there. Some layering now some of the shadows. Just the idea that's there, it's a little darker. There's dimension to our shapes, which as I mentioned, gives us form. But we're not worrying about that right now. I just want to define that a little bit more. The shadow areas and actually the doors, probably pretty much all of the shadow is paint right over that. Okay, that's pretty fun. And let's drop in some greens here and some yellows. And I'll make it really loose in watery here and around the rocks a little bit. Just for fun. Rub that out, pull that color out and pull it out this way. So that gives me a little bit of direction. Little bit of color there. Some grass. And I can go back and add details later. Can add in that shadow color. Spots, places. Particularly though the shadows going way. Over here, you can add in legged art green, or you can add the shadow color up to you. The shadow color works just fine. All right, we have got a good start to our little cottage. We've already established a lot of lights and darks here. Let's add in some more. This is still a little wet, but I'm gonna add in some little drops. I wanted to create texture. So that's why I'm doing it. Right over that. I don't mind at all. Being very like Lenny, my brush kinda dance around. Wireless detail in the back there. Just play around with lights and darks a little. That way. It's pretty fun. This is making me happy already. I hope with my new happy so far. More shadow here to making that area of shadow smaller than the first time, right? It's really more defining and because there's transparency of watercolor, it will build up that color. So let's make that more defined. There. Will do the same by the door here. And our goodness might feel like this would also be in a shadow, but I want some light shining through. So I'm going to just kinda use it a little bit of a dry brush affect and pull across even some that green comfort. Some light coming across there. I like that. And that's good. All right, so far, so good. A little bit of green over here in this area. Jump in a little bit more of the green. Maybe a little more brightest green here. Is still wet. Just dropping in color. Now I can't go back, add some details with white if I need to or anything like that. So just remember it's OK. And notice this is should also be in shadow. So let's do that. Alright. So again, you can do the colors you want, but I just wanted to add in the shadow colors. Now if I plate yellow over these bluish purple shadow colors, it's going to go sort of a gray and green. And I had to keep those things in mind when I'm painting, right? Those are important, but we're just playing, having fun if it's not perfect, that actually perfect, right? Okay, so now we need to let I want to let this dry and then I'll come back and work on a little bit more. 11. Painting Part 2: All right, so far so good. Okay. Let's pick up some of that pink. This is all pretty much dry now, I want to add a little bit more color to my little flowers here. So I'm just going to add some little dots of pink now you can use a smaller brush if you want to, totally up to you and let these flowers spillover a little here and there. It's got some green in there has the idea of grain and I'm okay with it just being a little bit of an idea of green. And let's say it's a nice little pink there. And I think that we can put some little pinks here. There's just some little flowers growing. Nothing defined, just just the idea of it. And we could use plotters for that. And I'm still debating on how wanna paint this house. I kind of want to CO I don't know what I want to go for. Kind of like the widths looking right now and I like the effect of it. So I'm just trying to just think about it a little bit. I'll mix a little bit more of that gray, which is a blue and purple. Definitely don't need that much. Purple. Blue and the purple with a yellow. To neutralize it a little bit. Yo is the complement of purple and I wanted to be more on the purple side than the blue side. So that makes a nice shadow color. And I'll go even a little bit more or just create a little bit more depth. So since I don't know for sure what color I want and just going to just play a little bit more with the shadow. And it should be the dark shadow right there. And those areas. And add a little bit more detail on good. I'm not worried about it being perfect. But it's fun to layer on these colors and create these lovely washes that overlap. And she just really, I think it's such an interesting effect. A little bit on that edge there. More Shan over here. And I left that part off earlier. Deeper, darker. Now you don't have to add all these layers. If you don't want to add some spots of darkness in our little stones are bricks here. Another layer shadow. Now these rocks are going to be white. And so adding this shadow will help them have more dimension. And just again, doing the idea, just the idea. It's not the actual thing, right? It's, it's not realism. This is for fun and enjoyment and play time. So we go around here, right over those little bricks. It's okay if I go over the y, not concerned about that. Alright. I don't know what color I want my cottage to be. As I said, I'm mainly a white color. I just ten really decided. That would be a soft area and then maybe right around the door knob, there might be a shadow stands out to you, right? Okay. Let's do this guy since I'm not really sure what I wanted to do with the house as far as color. I wanted to do the sky and we soften that a little bit. It's a little, little much I think because this is supposed to be in the background. I don't want that to be such a hard edge, so I'm softening that real quick. So I gave it some scatterplots. Do sky. I want a nice clear, bright blue sky. And going for that. So really in blue, again, using my mission goal, but lots of water, lots of water there we go. Nice mixture of blue and I want the blue sky to be bluest. Actually buy the house. So I'm just going to paint right along the edge of that roof. Turn in a little cosine so I can get in there with this brush. You can switch brushes, you know, don't worry about that. And then pick up a lot of water and really just go, go a little crazy with that water. Because that's what I want. Loose juicy fun. And there's some clouds there. And if I do this, I'm going to create the idea that they are clouds. I do want to just continue down here and I'm not worried about those letters and then go to them with a different color. So this blue's not going to show up very much. So nice blue sky. Paint some cloud edge. Let it move in flow. Kind of take it across the page here. You could even do wet and wet here. I just tend to work, went on drawing most of the time. And then I switched Like right now to winnow it. Alright. So nice guy. And pick up a little bit of that with thirsty brush. You could use a tissue because you get some nice, interesting edges, but you don't have to maybe even flick. Get some wistfulness, their wispy clouds. Actually think I do want to use a tissue to pick a little bit here in this area. Remember it dries lighter, but it gives you that nice soft edge. I do that. I don't want this guy to be solid and perfect. In fact, that's the last thing. I want. Some little dots and drops. It's still wet. It's not as wet where I use that tissue, so I'm going to get some harder edges. It's okay. Alright, so I think that's good. I'll do the same over here. My trees are pretty much dry. Go for a darker blue color, scrub it out with water, go round my trees, they're dropping even more of that's really in blue. You could do ultramarine blue cuts that bluey purple, and that's also nice. Maybe I'll put it a little bit of that here as well. And I don't want this to be like even maybe Polo dot w there. As I said, I don't want my sky to be even at all. Want some clouds and also tree tree area. Pull that color down and around my house drop in more color. So doing wet and dry then went on wet, put some of that blue and the tree areas doesn't have to be perfect. Remember, doesn't have to be perfect. And I'm continuing to go down to really faded color. So I went in the most of my color to be near the top. And then fade it out down here at the bottom. Again, I want blooms and movement and all of that. So I'm dropping in water, dropping in color. Creating the idea that there's some clouds, just some fun stuff going on in the background. Now got a little bit on my house. I'll just use it thirsty brush and kind of add a little. It's still going to be a little bit blue, but that's okay. You get with the tissue products are right. And really nice. I do have some drops of water here and get those. It's great to have a tissue in your non-dominant hand that way you can pick up water and FUV to pick up colors if you need, right? That is a beautiful blue sky, had lived a little bit more here. Now I'm kinda using a dry brush to get some texture in the areas where it's more dry and bring in more color. Just make you happy. This makes me I need to go around this little more, I think. So, but little dots of color and then pull it out into the rest of my painting. Pretty nice, pretty nice. Now this roof really stands out as being white and we're not leaving it white, but it's just the idea that it is there. Let's go for like the Terracotta colored roof on this part. Let me actually do clean my palate up sometimes. Alright, so I want this light red. But I want to be a little more neutral. How can I neutralize a read or an orange? You use the opposite on the color wheel. Opposite of oranges. Blue. But I want to be still that orangey color. So I want a lot more light red than I do of the blue, but I just wanted to take it tone down just a little more natural color, bring in more water. I don't want to be too strong. But keep in mind, Marcos, do dry lighter. And I'm just gonna put the color like it's going to really pop on here. And then just go right along. I'm just filling in the color. And I can go back and add in like little little dots, I guess is what I'm adding, but am I add some shapes in there as I go. Some little curved shapes. They're going to spread out, right, because it's all wet sweat and lead right now. But I think you can get the idea. Now let me add some boron here. I'm going to just going down the list here on my Brown's guilt. I want I want to add that here along this bottom edge. And that can just bleed up in some areas. And maybe even a little long here. Again, as this dries, it will move less. But right now it's moving a lot. I'm just getting the idea that there's some texture on this roof and it doesn't have to be perfect or anything like that. I think I do want to soften that a little One thing that's just too much. Beam, that's really fun. Really, really fun. A little bit more of that at the top. And go right along there. It's gonna emphasize that image. And there's light hitting it and bouncing around and all kinds of things like that. I got this wet. Again, let that bleed if you wanted to. I just held a strong image to just splatter a little bit and do a little bit of that little bit of this screen over here. This may not be the best time for that, but I just wanted to do a little and then I'll drop in some more of the greens while I'm at it. And a little bit more of that pink here. Maybe don't overlap the green with that pink. It will stand out and be more vibrant. And you can always mix it with a little bit of your opera. Remember, don't cover as much as you covered the first time. You just don't have to do that. It's not necessary. I think also this could be brown And I'll just add some rectangle shapes with my brush. Orangey brown colour. Alright. I have a splatter there on the roof. Am I upset? No, no. I like it. Think it's fun. So fun. I have curtains. What color should we make our curtains? See? When you decide something like that, then you're deciding more about getting away from the neutrals in Really punching out the color of your house. And I'm still debating on what color I want this yellow and I have this pink and I hit the greens going on. I've got this nice roof color. So the question then becomes, well, clerk curtains too, I want I can live yellow curtains or do you think about that? So yeah, this warm yellow nice curtains. I'm just going to paint right over and inside. Now this is little bit more precise than I usually do. And even then I'm not being super presents. That shadow's going to show through the yellow. And I'm just filling in those little shapes inside that one knows. And I'm leaving those lines were the window sill of the window looks I like it. I like it. It's fun. Same here. You can move to a smaller brush if you want to. If that color from the pink bleeds into the curtain, is that a problem? Not really because you really want to create that kind of unity in your paintings. Those are some really nice bright yellow curtains. They will dry lighter. Pick up that yellow. I'm pretty messy painter, I don't know if you noticed on or not, but I'm pretty messy. What color should we do our door? Let's do blue. Why not? Let's have a beautiful blue door painted right around my Adorno, right into that shadow. And let's put some little dots of water on there for fun. Cuz this is our painting and it's whimsical. And we have an interesting door. Like it doesn't make me happy. And since our doors blue, we should paint appear blue. Right? And I do I admit I do love blue. Let's make it a little lighter. And we'll leave the white. And we'll leave that white. Go right over the shadow because that child is going to show through this is transparent watercolor. Pull that color out and go right over those, that pattern there. Now I guess it kind of blends in with the sky a little bit, but that's okay. Putting in some purple here because it's fun. And I want to have fun with this painting above all else, I want to have fun with this painting. So go back in with that blue. And that's also going to change it up from the sky a little. So we have this nice color one on there. And now it's more of a blue purple mix, which is what we did with the door. Okay, so now we have yellow curtains from blue door. Just needs even more volume and make it stronger while it's still wet. So pretty thick mixture paint and let it just move and blend in there, my doorknobs white right now. Like it can even mix that blue, purple without adding yellow and go even more in here. And take that color right under there. And those little shadow areas. That'll be really nice and dark. We can always come back and refine right now this is pretty dry. Let's go back to this roof. And I'll go back to that light red and it makes a stronger version is time. Right over. We're gonna make it pop a little. There we go. So we have this orange room, we have blue door and blue drafter area. So now we've got to decide what color we want. Her house. And I've put it off as long as I can. I can't wait much longer. I can leave it white. Look just fine. And I have to decide. 12. Painting Part 3: So design, I'm going to go with a soft pink for my house. Got this nice color here. This is a nice bright pink. And want to soften it down a little bit. So I'm going to just add, I think a little bit of that yellow that we used for the curtains. When too much. Just neutralize with soften it and make it a little bit more orangey, less purpley. You little bit more of that. Yeah, so that's a nice soft pink and I want to add quite a bit of water. So I wanted to be lice light, soft peak. So I've got that dark blue door and I've got this right curtains and I just want to soft pink for the rest of the house. Settlement. See that right there for you. And I'll start and I'm just going to test it on this piece of paper over my gray. And I'm going to let that sit there for a minute while I'm painting the white area of the house and we'll just see how it looks. Okay. So let's get going and unjust. It's just going to be a really light, Easy wash worry underneath there and around the areas of the tree and then the windows and all of that. And I don't even want it to be even because I'm thinking it's like simple kind of stucco or somebody do what do be careful right around my windows and just go right down beside my wine that I have there. It's gonna be just fine over this, but this is a small area of shadow. And this is a large area of shadow and I want to know what it looks like before I put it on this large area. So if you're wondering why I'm doing that while I'm painting on the other side. That is why I want some texture. So I'm just doing a little bit of dry brush there. And we go around the rocks. I don't really want my rocks to be pink though. I could make them that way. Right? That would be maybe kind of fun. If you wanted to make your rocks peak. I'll make them stand out a little bit that way. And let me just add a little bit more code here to read its peak. But have some wines at its some texture. And then here, I still have not painted over my brick or stone area and I don't yet know what I wanna do with that either. So I'm just kinda waiting a little bit of this pink here. Just for fun. Damping skin look fine over that gray. It's not quite dry yet, but I think it has the effect that it reads us pink, right? At that time. I've got that warm yellow. I don't need this much, but I can save it for different painting. Okay, so I think that, that pink is about what I'm looking for, but it needs definitely needs a lot more water, so bring in that water. But maybe I'm with that a little bit stronger pain can link right up here. Went over my thing now, but that's okay. And even in this this is wet. It's no good. I'm not worried about it being perfect. This area will be a darker pink just because it's in the shadow, right? Well, the way shadows work a little bit gives you some dark areas of color. It's kinda like a stucco is what I'm thinking here. I don't know. It could be anything, but it's just fun. It's just done. Okay, so a little bit more water. That would be one loose and juicy and off to the other side. And just going to paint right over everything I have here. Except go around the window there. So I'm practicing that brush control. Going around the window, going around, whoops, I went right on top of the window sill there. I could pick that up. I kinda don't want to. So I'm going to leave it. Just bring in a few strokes of pink over here, leaving some of that gray and make it a little darker there along the h. Maybe a little darker. Sort of rocky, rocky shapes. Shadow. Okay, so I have some interesting textures going on using dry relish, interesting color. It's a very happy cottage. I think it'll be good to put this blue inside the windows. So I think I'll do that as well. It's going to sort of bluey purple. Now because I don't have anything with there. I can just put it in and I'm just going to put it in the spaces between the curtain and the window frame. Again, you can get a smaller brush, but I'm just going to use what I have in my hand and let that be a little white edge on the curtain. And it's quite a bit of water in there. It's going to dry it like he said, lighter. But it'll create a shadow effect. Like you don't really know what's going on there and the house becomes a little bit of that. And I'll do the same over here. To theme pretty precise with my brush. I'm not often. Whose eyes there's, I'm bidding right now. I'm picking up this color from here and doing the same right around that curtain, around the window frame. This is as close to coloring and the lines is I will probably ever get, should not have gone in Arabic. 13. Final Details: Okay, so just want to add a few details to this painting. The makes some of these things pop. And I'm, don't know if I'll go back with the watercolor or not. I did decide off camera to add yellow to this word. And so it's really simple. You just use a smaller brush, Use the same yellow use for the window and fill in the letter shapes. Ok, so now we're just gonna go back. You can either use, I'll use my pit pen. You could use pygmy microns, anything like that. And I'm just going to add to the lines, add some a little bit of a wine worked, just punch up some of the parts. So make that doorknob heavier. Some of the lines will just be heavier than they were before. I'm just going to kind of color over them. Don't expect them to be perfect or anything, nothing like that. Just keeping that fun loose, light. But making some them pop a little bit more. Maybe not in every spot. So and I just go and use your judgment and see where does it need someone work like where would you want to put more, right? Where do you want to storing thin some of those lines. Add some depth and dimension. Could make someone like grass shapes you some things you want to disappear. My little squiggly line went away. I want to add to that. So nice, nice here. And, and if you don't want to add to one work, that's okay. You don't have to, it's not required. It's just a fun thing to do to just add a little bit more dimension. Now my painting is already dry. Again, I can add some little shadow lines sort of thing. And here, actually the shadows kinda go the other way don't make I can still use like hatching. That turned out to be hatching. Just something that makes it darker and I need that edge. Not worry too much about detail over here, but I am going to do little bit of that. And let's define its little birds. Little bit more. Because I don't want it to be completely reworked or I don't want all the lines to be added to. That. I do want some to be a little stronger. One, try and stay out. Loosened, sketchy. Don't wanna get too caught up on adding too much line work, too much detail, right? Just want emphasize some things of little more. I painted over them, right? So kinda cover up that lack a little but the water colors transparency doesn't she covered up too much time, just a few little definition points, prop points of strengthening some of those lines. Especially I think see I went over a little yellow on there, but if I strengthen that line on the inside looks a little bit more defined. Strengthen this a little bit. And then this a little bit more. And I'm letting that sort of lines show. It's not like a perfect kind of I'm actually being very sketchy on purpose. There. May add some hatching in that shadowy area. This line, I want to be more defined. I painted right over it, right. But that's okay. We'll come back in. Dark in it. And sorrow, right? I'm not going to add anything to the tree. I like it the way it is. Don't feel it needs anything. Maybe a little bit more strengthening to the fireplace, the chimney. Strengthen some of these lines here as well, but not too much. Remember this is further away. So it's not going to show up as much. We add some shadowy, darker. Where might be some shadow, right? Strengthen this one also. Go right around. There we go. It's not going to show up as much there, right? Because it's further away, so we don't have to worry about those details there. Alright, I'm actually pretty happy with the way this is going. I'm probably going to add in some white lines or some white spots. I did bring in my white pasta pin. For that purpose. That the lens away a kind of white band. Maybe I could add in more watercolor kind of shadows here with the roof tiles, but I'm not really concerned with the idea. There's some texture going on there. Same here. That's all we care about is how little bit idea of a texture, right? I like the way these flowers like maybe put a few little light lines that could be stems in there. So I have lots of shapes in here. I have lots of lines. And the Sullivan to add some little white dots here. One on. And we go over that yellow part of the air. And low white back in here. It's not required, but I'm just in a little bit picky and accentuate that door knob a little bit. Maybe it's a little shiny, right? Maybe there's a little bit of something there, just eggs, some scratchy, sketchy marks, some grass that's hitting white light sitting. Just little bitty sketch lines, right? These little touches that make a difference. They can make a difference. Maybe a little bit in that tree because I feel it's a super solid and it just growing in there. And I'll tap it out a little bit, little bit here. A little bit of that, little bit highlights, maybe. Still a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Just fun. Some white dots around here will be cool. Does it really mean for that to be big white dot, but it is so I'm just going to go with it. Same over here. Little white dots here near. So adding dots can be interesting as well. Maybe I had booked dot curtains. Nest, just tap a little, little, little dots on those curtains. To detail, we don't need that's kind of on the hand. Money over here. Remember that? Maybe a few little white flowers in there. And then I think I'll tap this debt if you will, a white. One last thing to do is to finish this word, which I want to strengthen the shapes of the letters a little bit more. So I'll just go kind of underneath the bottom here. Keeping in mind that these lines are the same kind of ones I'm putting on my whimsical kind of house, right? So they have that curve feeling. They actually are curved. And add some just string in there to create some interest. And kinda play with those letters a little bit like we did with the, with the rocks, right? And then we can add a few little dots because that would make me happy. And this painting is about being happy. This is a happy little gotta change. It's just been really it's just been so keep that in mind. Okay. Didn't sign very well and we do it again. Okay, so lots of fun. And I hope you've enjoyed this little paint cottage painting and that you've had fun with it. And then you will torque. 14. Project And Thank You: So thank you for joining me for this class and playing along with watercolor with me. I hope you've enjoyed painting this whimsical College and that you've learned something about shape and about, well, once a goal colleges and making something look more whimsical. And so for your project, I would love to see you try doing a whimsical cottage for yourself and you can pick and choose the colors you like or you can copy me. It's totally up to you and please do share it with b. And don't forget to leave your reviews if you enjoy this class. Thank you so much for joining me. I'll see you very soon. Bye.