Complete Guide on Forest and Trees Painting with Watercolor. 3 Plots

Learn How to Turn a Forest Landscape Into a Beautiful Watercolor Painting.
What you'll learn
  • color theory 
  • how different types of trees are arranged 
  • how to draw in detail a few basic tree types
  • how to mix beautiful green color 
  • how to paint tree trunk and branches 
  • how to make a tone sketch 
  • watercolor techniques and best practises
  • aerial perspective 
  • how to show depth in your watercolor with a right color choice 
  • how to correctly place accents in the work
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Course description

This is a comprehensive and structured watercolor course on forest and trees. We will go from very simple exercise to complex plots.

The course consists of 4 parts:
The first part of the course is devoted to theory, where you will learn some physics of nature and analyze how different types of trees are arranged and also learn how to draw in detail a few basic tree types.

After that you will paint 3 wonderful plots with step-by-step instruction.
In each work, you will consolidate knowledge from the previous lesson, as well as focus on the analysis of a particular topic.

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Requirements

This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced painters and does not require any prior knowledge.

Materials

Paper: 
Watercolor paper preferably 100% cotton cold-pressed, 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)
  • Aureolin
  • Grey Payne
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Transparent Orange
  • Transparent Yellow
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cerulean
  • Violet
  • Black Luna (granulated color)
  • White gouache

Brushes:
If you already have brushes, take your usual set. If you buy, here are some recommendations: 

  • a middle-size round french brush out of natural hair (Da Vinci mix-b 3)
  • a fine synthetic brush for details
  • a synthetic flat brush
  • a soft flat brush to wet the sheet
  • calligraphic brush

Other necessary materials:

  • a plastic palette
  • a water tank
  • a paint tape
  • a paper towels
  • a spray
  • masking liquid
Content
  • 1. Types of Trees
    1. Types of Trees
    11:10
  • 1. Materials
    1. Materials
    07:46
  • 1. Color Palette
    1. Color Palette
    01:18
  • 1. Color Theory
    1. Color Theory
    04:39
  • 1. Tree Painting Techniques
    1. Tree Painting Techniques
    21:21
  • 2. Birches. Tone Sketch
    2. Birches. Tone Sketch
    06:42
  • 2. Color Combinations
    2. Color Combinations
    02:06
  • 2. Pencil Sketch
    2. Pencil Sketch
    04:35
  • 2. First Layer
    2. First Layer
    11:02
  • 2. Trunks of Birches
    2. Trunks of Birches
    17:30
  • 2. Second Layer
    2. Second Layer
    03:16
  • 2. Branches
    2. Branches
    06:28
  • 2. Final Touches
    2. Final Touches
    03:25
  • 2. Removing Tape
    2. Removing Tape
    00:35
  • 3. Mountain Landscape
    3. Mountain Landscape
    01:41
  • 3. Pencil Sketch
    3. Pencil Sketch
    02:25
  • 3. First Layer
    3. First Layer
    15:45
  • 3. Trees and branches
    3. Trees and branches
    17:59
  • 4. Light in the Forest
    4. Light in the Forest
    12:44
  • 4. First Layer
    4. First Layer
    17:29
  • 4. Leaves. Wet-on-wet
    4. Leaves. Wet-on-wet
    14:03
  • 4. Grass. Wet-on-wet
    4. Grass. Wet-on-wet
    06:54
  • 4. Background Trunks
    4. Background Trunks
    16:54
  • 4. Foreground Trunks
    4. Foreground Trunks
    15:34
  • 4. Work Out Left Part
    4. Work Out Left Part
    13:46
  • 4. Work Out Central Part
    4. Work Out Central Part
    14:33
  • 4. Details
    4. Details
    16:28
  • 4. Adding Shadows
    4. Adding Shadows
    19:42
  • 4. Conclusion
    4. Conclusion
    01:42
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 :
    en, de, ru
  • Subtitles :
    -
  • Content :
    29 lessons
  • Duration :
    4h 50m
  • Level :
    All levels
  • Updated :
    2021-03-29
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