Watercolour Crocus Illustration (EN)

Monday, February 13th at 6:00 P.M. (EST)
Duration :
1.5 hours
Teacher : Gabrielle Haynes

$45 $50 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in English.
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Watercolour Crocus Illustration (EN)

In this class, students will create a botanical watercolour painting of crocuses. We will be painting in a very loose style using a wet-on-wet technique. This is going to be a relaxed and fun introductory watercolour painting class and no prior painting experience is necessary.
Open to beginners and intermediates
Ages 12 to 99.

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)

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Part 1: Material overview, initial sketch and underpainting

Gabrielle will talk about the materials used in the class. Gabrielle will then discuss and demonstrate how to make a pleasing composition in pencil. Part 1 will conclude with the underpainting layer using a loose wet-on-wet technique.

Part 2: Secondary and final painting layers and optional ink drawing

Gabrielle will demonstrate how to build up layers in a watercolour painting, creating depth and contrast. The class will conclude with an optional final layer of ink to bring emphasis and an illustrative aesthetic to the painting.


List of materials to bring:

✓ Watercolour paper of any kind. (I recommend 140 lb. cold press, minimum size 8x10 inches.)
✓ Watercolour paints of any brand. (I recommend bringing colours that resemble the colours in the reference photo. I used: Ultramarine Blue, Opera Pink, Cadmium Yellow,  Hooker’s Green, and Orange.)
✓ Watercolour brushes of any brand. (I used Winsor & Newton® Cotman® round size #4 and #6.)
✓ Paper towel or painting rag
✓ Water for paint (in a jar or container)
✓ Painting support that fits your paper (I used a masonite board)
✓ Masking tape
✓ Hair dryer
✓ Pencil
✓ Waterproof black ink pens. (I used a Micron (size 5).
Photo reference

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