Draw Your Tools - Step by Step Tutorial with Watercolors

Learn how to create great illustrations with watercolors and fineliners
What you'll learn
  • How to quickly paint a sketch in your own still from nature or from a photo.
  • How to make a composition interesting - what details to pay attention to and what to skip.
  • How to draw with a fineliner 
  • Peculiarities of using granulating watercolor paints.
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Course description

Sketching is gaining popularity every day, sketching is where most artists' creative lives begin. If you do not know what to draw, then draw your painting accessories - they are always at hand! I treat all my brushes, paints and pencils with trembling love. That's why I always enjoy drawing them. I also suggest you to draw your favorite instruments with me. For a sketch you do not need many materials - a simple pencil, a liner and a minimal watercolor set.

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Please prepare the sketch.


- Watercolor paper - 100% cotton, fine-grained or coarse-grained, density 300 g/m².
- Pencil and erasers (regular and kneaded)
- masking tape
- Black fineliner with waterproof ink 0,2 -0,3 thick
- Black fineliner with waterproof ink 1mm thick
- Wooden or plastic board. You can use any plastic/wood/cardboard board you have
- Watercolor brush medium size
- A synthetic brush small with a sharp tip
- paper towels
- Mixing palette (ceramic or plastic)

Watercolor paint in tubes or pans:
- Shadow Violet (Daniel Smith)
- Lunar Black Pbk11 (Daniel Smith) 
- Yellow Ochre PY43
- Cadmium orange PO20
- Phthalic Green PG7
- Cobalt Turquoise PB28
- Ultramarine PB29
- Opera Pink or Chinacridon Pink, or Alisarin Crimson
- White gouache

These colors can be replaced by others. You can choose your own basic palette with other colors. Just check first which colors blend with each other. 

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Irina Lupyna
Irina Lupyna
Artist and book author
Irina Lupyna is a freelance artist and book author. Modern big city and authentic old town - these two different counterparts represent her environment, to which the artist is exposed daily and is influenced by it. Contrasts are fundamental to her visual perception. She always experiments with new techniques, styles and painting media such as
markers, ink and watercolor. 
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    3 lessons
  • Duration :
    3h 4m
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    All levels
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