Contrasting Light In City Landscape With Watercolor

Learn to convey the atmosphere of sunset into your pictures.
What you'll learn

In two classes of this course you will learn:

  • how to combine basic watercolor techniques 

  • constructing a drawing for a complex picture

  • basic rules of linear perspective

  • drawing and painting complex shadows

  • to apply complementary colors for getting a nice contrast 

  • make a watercolor light shine

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Course description

What do you see walking down the street at the golden hour? Long shadows, warm sunlight, silhouettes of people, objects and buildings change your city into a spectacular evening scenery. 

Capturing this sunset atmosphere can be challenging, but in this course you will discover tips and tricks that will help you to paint the sunset in your favorite city! 


 

 

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Requirements

The course is created for amateur artists with basic drawing and watercolors skills

Materials

Paper:

- 100% cotton watercolor paper, cold pressed, 300 gsm.
- Cellulose or cotton paper of any density for exercises, color tests and sketches.

Watercolor:

You can use paints of similar colors from any manufacturer in tubes or pans, but before you start don't forget to check which colors your paints give when mixed with each other.

- Orange Sennelier (Sennelier 641)
- Red French Vermilion (Sennelier 675)
- Payne's Grey (Sennelier 703)
- Deep ultramarine blue (Sennelier 315)
- Naples Yellow (White nights ) 
- Indanthrene blue (Sennelier 395)
- Burnt Sienna (Sennelier 211)
- Ceruleum blue (White nights)
- Quinacridone violet rose (White nights)
- White gouache (or watercolor in tube)

Brushes:

- Wide flat goat brush
- Squirrel brush with a pointed tip, 10 mm (can be replaced with a squirrel-mix or squirrel imitation)
- Round synthetic brushes, 2-4 mm 
- Round rigger (liner) synthetic brush, 2-4 mm - optional

Other: 

- Pulverizer (with small drops)
- Plastic or wooden/carton tablet, size 30x40 cm
- HB pencil and erasers: regular and soft
- Paper towels
- Paper adhesive tape
- Plastic or ceramic palette
- Water

 

Content
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    03:56
  • smirnova_bike_2_sketch_pavement_en
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    14:49
  • smirnova_bike_3_sketch_bike_en
    smirnova_bike_3_sketch_bike_en
    07:17
  • smirnova_bike_4_sketch_shadow_en
    smirnova_bike_4_sketch_shadow_en
    09:58
  • smirnova_bike_5_color_palette_en
    smirnova_bike_5_color_palette_en
    05:11
  • smirnova_bike_6_first_layer_en
    smirnova_bike_6_first_layer_en
    16:41
  • smirnova_bike_7_shadow_en
    smirnova_bike_7_shadow_en
    14:48
  • smirnova_bike_8_bike_en
    smirnova_bike_8_bike_en
    17:39
  • smirnova_bike_9_pavement_details_en
    smirnova_bike_9_pavement_details_en
    11:44
  • smirnova_city_2_composition_en
    smirnova_city_2_composition_en
    09:17
  • smirnova_city_3_sketch_en
    smirnova_city_3_sketch_en
    11:24
  • smirnova_city_4_first_layer_en
    smirnova_city_4_first_layer_en
    15:27
  • smirnova_city_5_right_building_en
    smirnova_city_5_right_building_en
    15:09
  • smirnova_city_6_building_widows_and_left_side_en
    smirnova_city_6_building_widows_and_left_side_en
    11:13
  • smirnova_city_7_people_en
    smirnova_city_7_people_en
    09:48
  • smirnova_city_8_shadows_details_en
    smirnova_city_8_shadows_details_en
    13:15
  • smirnova_city_9_pavement_en
    smirnova_city_9_pavement_en
    09:07
Maria Smirnova
Maria Smirnova
Watercolor artist and tutor
Maria is a passionate watercolorist, author of watercolor courses, video lesson’s creator, participant of different competitions and exhibitions. Her paintings can be found all around the world from the USA to Malaysia.  
This course includes:
  • Languages :
    en, de, ru
  • Subtitles :
    -
  • Content :
    17 lessons
  • Duration :
    3h 20m
  • Level :
    All levels
  • Updated :
    2021-09-11
€29
€49
€59
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