Botanical watercolor illustration

During the online course you will learn how to paint poppies, cotton, irises and peonies in watercolor. The course is suitable for both beginners and practicing artists, illustrators, designers.
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About the course
In 10 lessons you will learn how to draw a variety of flowers, even if you haven’t never held a brush in your hand before!
Our 8 years of experience in live courses have aided beginners in learning watercolor step by step. It is logical to commence with 'drier' techniques and gradually progress towards wetting the entire sheet of paper. This approach results in beautiful, clean, and artistic watercolor illustrations.
10
lessons
20
hours of paintings
5
skills
9
artworks
Course contens
01
The theory of watercolor
Let's explore the variety of watercolor paper, brushes and paints. Learn how to mix and stretch colors.
02
Cactus in a pot
Let’s learn how to work on wet and use the “mask”. We’ll create a simple illustration and learn to use the masking liquid.
03
Tulips
Subtle color nuances. Let's work on mixing pastel shades. We use glazing technique
04
Poppies
Learning to work with light and shadow in wet techniques, and achieving fine details in dark colors.
05
Cotton
Painting white on white. Working on light, shadow and volume on light plants.
06
Sunflowers
Работа «по-сухому» с контрастами тона и детализацией лепестков подсолнуха с помощью тона.
07
Iris
A study of iris petals using the glazing technique to transfer the smooth texture of the flower.
08
Peony
Method of transferring lush buds with many petals. Detailed study of deep layers and shadows.
09
Hydrangea
Study of painting on wet in combination with glazing technique.
10
Magnolia
Detailed study of magnolia petals and leaves in dry technique.
Instructor
Julia Pisarenko
'The content, accuracy, and openness of taught knowledge are substantial to me. I proficiently transmit what I have learned over the years.

I don't just want to teach a person drawing and proper hand positioning, but to inspire, and make the student fall in love with painting and drawing'.
Certified Ukrainian artist-architect. Graduated from Odesa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Leading teacher of classical drawing, watercolor painting, and pastel drawing.
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Step-to-step strategy
Suitable for beginners
Gradual complication of the material
Consolidation of learned skills
Learn anytime and anywhere
Wet issue a certificate at the end of the course
Materials you need for the course
Any art watercolor set of 16 colors or more
Watercolor paints
Choose HB hardness
Pencil
Plastic or paper
Palette
or kneaded eraser
Eraser
Round synthetic
Brushes
Density at least 200g/m2,
fine grain texture
Watercolor paper
Prices
Basic
$49 $99
10 lessons

6-month access to videos

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Pro
$99 $149
10 lessons

6-month access to videos

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