[PUBLISHED] Painting Realistic Butterflies in Watercolor & Gouache

[PUBLISHED] Painting Realistic Butterflies in Watercolor & Gouache - student project

This class will show you how to paint a realistic butterfly using either watercolor paints or gouache paints. You can have a go at both, or just pick the medium that interests you most.

  • Learn to draw realistic insects by studying their morphology
  • Try a new style of painting
  • Develop your skills in watercolor and gouache
  • Decorate your own cards and crafts with beautifully painted butterflies

This class is suitable for anyone who has some painting experience, even if it is quite limited. Maybe you want to attempt more detailed paintings, or a different style of artwork from what you're used to. Or, you might be familiar with watercolour, but you'd like to step out of your comfort zone and work with gouache instead. If you're a complete beginner, or need a bit of a refresh, feel free to check out my class on Painting Bumblebees, which is a quicker painting exercise and will break down the process even further.

We’ll be using butterflies as an example, but this class will be packed with tips and demonstrations to help you take on your next painting with confidence, as well as add another skill to your creative toolkit.

This class is now live! Find it here: https://skl.sh/2OZrWVt

Alice Rosen
Scientific & Natural History Illustrator
Teacher