Painting, Drawing, and Illustrations
Learn how to draw botanical illustrations as you capture the incredible beauty of flowers and plants in intricate detail! Illustrate a stunning orchid as award-winning artist Adele Rossetti shows you how to achieve lifelike accuracy with ease. Explore the structure of plants before learning how to create a proportional outline sketch, and discover Adele’s clever trick for conquering perspective challenges.
Find out how to choose and confidently use nontoxic, water-based mediums that are easy to clean up and a joy to paint with. Artist Nina Weiss will help you build a foundation of skills for working with everything from gouache to acrylic and watercolor paints. Dive in with gouache to create smooth layers of paint, intriguing textures and custom color mixtures.
Bring unique characters and environments out of your imagination and onto the page with concept artist Donald Yatomi. Generate thumbnail character silhouettes, refine them with rules of proportion, and turn your favorite into a full-size sketch. Use your sketch, along with reference photos and professional tips, to create a final blue-line drawing.
Get whisked away into the whimsical world of watercolor florals. Painting professional Kristy Rice shares a library of techniques to get you started in this versatile medium. You'll learn to paint a pretty peony while gaining transferable skills for any watercolor project you dream up.
Outdoor watercolor painting is something I recommend to all of my students. When you’re out in nature feeling the air and watching the light change right in front of your eyes, you can bring more than just an image of a landscape to your paintings; you can bring a sense of atmosphere and emotion. But plein air watercolor painting can also be rife with pitfalls if you don’t plan ahead before filling your pack and heading out into the field.
Color your world with watercolors! Join expert Kateri Ewing in this comprehensive beginner's class and she helps you navigate all the basics. You'll explore a range of tools and supplies, essential techniques. plus hands-on demonstrations and so much more to help you paint with watercolors.
Hey beach bums, this one’s for you. Whether you’re craving some fun in the sun or just got back from the shores with a new shell collection in tow, painting watercolor seashells will instantly give you that toes-in-the-sand vibe. We’ve got a few different methods for tackling this soothing subject matter. Try ’em all and master a few new techniques while you’re at it!
Watercolor sketching refers to any watercolor work that’s completed quickly, with a loose, informal style. It’s often used as a “warm up” for a bigger, more detailed painting, but it’s also a great practice for any on-the-go artist. This small-scale, loose sketching approach is all about quick observation and capturing what you see on paper. Here are some tips for making the most of it:
Kateri explains the characteristics of successful watercolor paintings, including how to select the most effective paints and tools. Next, learn the difference between luminous and muddy works, which will transform the way you'll see and paint in the future.
There’s an old saying in my family that the best way to ruin an adventure is to bring too much stuff. I have found that to be true for en plein air watercolor painting, too. Time spent painting outdoors is actually even better when you bring the bare minimum. Here’s a rundown on what you really need.
Ready to take the exciting first steps in acrylic painting? In this comprehensive beginner’s class, esteemed artist Nina Weiss walks you through the basics, from choosing a palette and paint to fundamental techniques such as color mixing, layering and more. Practice your new skills with simple exercises and projects including a monochromatic painting and full-color still life.