Last updated 1/2023
MP4 | Video: h264, 1280×720 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English | Size: 1.62 GB | Duration: 1h 18m
Step-by-step guidance and top tips to create your own beautiful bird art with watercolour; beginners, all levels
What you’ll learn
Learn how to paint some beautiful magpies using watercolours; master a range of watercolor techniques through learning by ‘watching’ and ‘doing’
Paint feathers, a bird’s eye, shadows, backgrounds, layer colour, apply glazes, soften hard edges, overlap large washes, create texture, use masking.
Use colour creatively; use blended colour washes to make your paintings glow; add layers of colour to create depth, shape and shading.
Balance harmony, variety and contrast; understand the importance of tonal values; learn wet-in-wet and wet-on dry techniques.
Develop a full painting from start to finish, and improve your own skills, progress and confidence.
A selection of watercolour paints, watercolour paper (preferably 140-200 lbs), brushes, masking fluid, paper towel, water pots, pencil and rubber.
MAGPIES – TWO FOR JOYThis watercolor painting course is packed with exciting ideas and techniques as I show you how to paint two joyful little magpie birds from start to finish, using my favourite painting medium of watercolors. Filled with easy to follow step-by-step guides and best practice, the demonstrations and top tips will help you to discover new ways to unleash your own creativity. You will learn how to use the magical translucency of watercolour to create your own beautiful, evocative artwork. Let me take you on an art-filled journey that will encourage you to step beyond realism and push colour to capture the mood and essence of your subject.If you are a complete beginner, then this course is for you, yet there are techniques for those who already have some intermediate experience but want to loosen up a bit and become more expressive. This course aims to take you to the next glorious level on managing colour to achieve successful, glowing, vibrant paintings.As the videos unfold, you will learn how different colours work together, some simple composition strategies, and how to produce your own vibrant, colourful painting by using watercolors in a range of adventurous ways. Just follow boldly along, and you’ll soon be producing a painting that zings with colour and energy.The course is packed with:* Step-by-step guidance and best practice for a range of creative watercolour techniques (such as creating texture in feathers, painting a bird’s eye, using wet-in-wet to paint lively foregrounds, blending and softening, overlapping large washes, bleeding colours, glazing multiple layers of colour, avoiding ‘mud’, choosing and creating a background – to name but a few!)* Studio tips for successful working practices and saving time (correcting mistakes, mixing shadow colours, creating a 3-dimensional subject, adding depth, avoid washed out paintings, etc)* Start-to-finish demonstrations for lively, inventive paintings (I have also verbally explained the entire process in a friendly, conversational and jargon-free way)* Easy to digest theory which you will learn by ‘doing’ rather than by lecture (yes, there is some theory! but as a "practical and visual learner" myself, I have wrapped it up in simplified explanations and practical activities)As a best selling artist and author, I have many years’ experience of teaching and delivering workshops and classes. This video course will emulate the experience of painting right alongside me as I walk you through the creation of painting lovely magpies from start to finish. I am excited to share with you my tips, techniques and experience of painting, in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, to help you gain the skills, confidence and support to create your own expressive artwork. I get enormous pleasure from sharing my knowledge and skills and breaking the painting process down into easy-to-follow steps, in order to help you to progress more rapidly. Everything is filmed in my own studio – up close and personal – so you will feel you are sitting right beside me as I paint.You don’t need to know how to draw. The course is about painting rather than drawing, so if you wish you can download my drawing of the primroses and then trace it on to your watercolour paper, leaving you free to experience the joy of painting.Happy Painting!
Section 1: Lecture Introduction: Basic watercolour materials and techniques for beginners.
Lecture 1 Basic watercolour materials and techniques for beginners.
Section 2: Introduction
Lecture 2 Introduction
Section 3: PAINT THE HEAD, CHEST AND BACK OF EACH MAGPIE.
Lecture 3 SIMPLIFY DRAWING, APPLY MASKING FLUID; CREATE TEXTURE TO PAINT FEATHERS
Section 4: PAINT THE LOWER BACK AND TAIL FEATHERS.
Lecture 4 PAINT THE LOWER BACK AND TAIL FEATHERS
Section 5: ADD SHADING TO THE BREAST, BEAK AND EYE. ADD STRONG DARKS FOR CONTRAST.
Lecture 5 PAINT THE BREAST, BEAK AND EYE. USE SHADOW COLOUR. ADD STRONG DARKS.
Section 6: CREATE TEXTURE FOR THE BRANCHES. DEVELOP HARMONY. SPATTERING TECHNIQUE.
Lecture 6 PAINT THE BRANCHES. USE SPATTERING TECHNIQUE FOR THE LEAVES
Section 7: BACKGROUND CHOICES. SPATTER ON WET PAPER. OVERLAP LARGE WASHES.
Lecture 7 ADD A BACKGROUND
Beginners,Intermediate,Experienced artists who want to loosen up a bit