Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn

Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn - student project

 

So here is my new watercolor class, inspired by Aurora, the greek goddess of dawn.

 

In this BEGINNER FRIENDLY class I would like to show you how to paint a northern lights background and a semi-realistic / manga style portrait. 

As always, I included the line art template in the class resources, so you don't need to draw it on your own. 

At first I only had some rough ideas of what I want to paint. I knew I want to paint a woman with closed eyes and some galaxy background, so from that idea I made several pre-sketches before the finalized one.

Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn - image 1 - student project

 

Now, the second challenge for me was to decide the colors of the northern lights. I made some color studies and finally I stayed with the blue sky-yellowgreen aurora borealis theme.

Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn - image 2 - student project

To sum it up I made 4 line art sketches and 12 smaller color studies before I painted the final piece. 

Here is the free link to my class: https://skl.sh/2QfcJ5b

Can't wait to see your class projects!

xoxo

Eliza, the Watercolour Witch

Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn - image 3 - student project

 

P.s. And I couldn't stop myself to edit a bit more light streaks with color dodge in Photoshop on the scanned painting. 

 

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Watercolor Galaxy - Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn - image 4 - student project