Watercolor: Foggy Morning in Prague

Paint a plot with a tram, generalizing and simplifying
What you'll learn
  • how to simplify and generalize
  • the basic techniques of watercolor painting: wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet
  • to depict the fog effect in watercolour
  • to work with colors
  • to show space and depth in your work by using the right combination of colors
  • different techniques that will help you get edge control while working with watercolours
     
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Course description

Let us introduce: a foggy morning in Prague. Here we will paint skylines and a whole cityscape with watercolor - online!

The course is for those who want to learn to work freely, to get away from sticking to templates and to be able to write their own story in watercolor. This illustration in foggy Prague with a red streetcar is perfect for this purpose.

You will learn to pay attention to color and composition, not to overload the image with details, and at the same time not to be afraid of saturated colors.

We'll show you different techniques to be able to depict interesting effects and tame the blurred boundaries of such a naughty medium as watercolor.

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Requirements

The course does not require any prior knowledge.

Materials 

Paper. 
Watercolor paper preferably 100% cotton, density not less than 300 g/m2. For example, the following manufacturers: Arches, W&N, Canson Watercolor. You can buy the paper both in blocks and as separate sheets. 

Paints: 
Professional watercolour set from, White Nights, Schmincke, W&N and other professional series.
In cuvettes or tubes - it does not matter. 

Colors that are used in the course: 

  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ultramarine
  • Alizarin (cold red)
  • Turkis (amazonit) 
  • Grey Payne
  • Transparent Orange
  • White gouache

Brushes. 
If you already have brushes, take your usual set. 
The course uses:

  • the middle round french brush Da Vinci mix-b 3 
  • thin brush with a pointed tip for details
  • soft flat brush for wetting paper
  • synthetic flat brush

Other necessary materials: 

  • plastic palette
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • plane table
  • water tank
  • paint tape
  • paper towels
  • spray
 
Content
  • Einleitung
    Einleitung
    01:00
  • Materialien
    Materialien
    04:22
  • Techniken
    Techniken
    05:07
  • Bleistiftskizze
    Bleistiftskizze
    11:27
  • Erste Schicht
    Erste Schicht
    11:13
  • Gebaeude im Hintergrund
    Gebaeude im Hintergrund
    08:51
  • Strassenbahn
    Strassenbahn
    10:22
  • Autos und Hintergrund
    Autos und Hintergrund
    08:13
  • Kabel
    Kabel
    15:38
  •  Details im Hintergrund
    Details im Hintergrund
    08:15
  • Letzte Einzelheiten
    Letzte Einzelheiten
    11:37
  • Zusammenfassung
    Zusammenfassung
    00:52
Students' works on this course
Rabi Alieva
Rabi Alieva
Watercolor artist
Rabi Alieva is a watercolor artist and designer who absorbs different methods and techniques of how to teach drawing. She gladly shares her experience of how to learn to draw impressive watercolors in a short time.  
This course includes:
  • Languages :
    de, ru
  • Subtitles :
    en, ru
  • Content :
    12 lessons
  • Duration :
    1h 37m
  • Level :
    Intermediate
  • Updated :
    2021-04-03
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