Illustrating with Watercolors on Wood Sample Project

Illustrating with Watercolors on Wood Sample Project - student project

For the class project I created this illustration that will look perfect in a kid´s room. It will make a great Christmas present and it doesn´t take long to make!

Here´s a picture of my sketch and my finished painting. You can choose any subject you want. 

Illustrating with Watercolors on Wood Sample Project - image 1 - student project

I love seeing your projects, so remember to share them on the class gallery!


  • An unprimed artist wood panel (you can find them at craft stores)
  • Watercolor paints
  • Brushes (i´m using a number 10 and number 2)
  • Water, paper towels, and a palette
  • A black ballpoint pen
  • Magic tape (or any tape that won´t adhere too much to the wood or leave residues)
  • White acrylic paint
  • Opaque white ink (I´m using COPIC)
  • A pencil, paper and a white eraser.

Here you can see some of my work:

Instagram (Share your projects with me @sandrabowersart, #sandrabowersart)

And here you can find my other classes:

Watercolors and Masking Fluid Techniques

Watercolors for Illustrators 

Pen & Ink Florals

Transform Watercolor Illustrations into Intricate Patterns

Remove Backgrounds from Watercolor Illustrations

Isolate the Linework in your Illustrations

Digitally Color your Hand-Drawn Illustrations

Watercolor Florals - Orchids

Watercolor Succulents

Add Digital Textures to your Illustrations - with your own brushes!

 Using Gold Leaf in your Artwork

Sandra Mejia

Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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