Alcohol Ink Learn to paint a Sea Turtle Easy Beginner Steps
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Alcohol Ink Learn to paint a Sea Turtle Easy Beginner Steps

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo Paper Course step by step for all levels - Create a lovely Sea Turtle swimming underwater
4.9 (43 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
192 students enrolled
Created by Kellie Chasse
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Think of this course as a PAINT NIGHT Online!
  • This course is Quick and Easy, no heavy details and it's great for beginners.
  • This course is for all levels of Alcohol Ink painters or crafty/creative folks looking to create something in a short time!
  • This course is not about academics, or color theory, but more about the creative journey.
  • Students looking to develop more control using this medium.
  • A desire to learn and a little bit of time to practice these techniques
  • Students looking to sell or create a business from their crafts.
  • Art Therapy students looking for a fun way to create and express.
  • My courses are for beginners or crafty artists that are new to Alcohol Inks or would like to pick up a few tips. These are project based meaning you will learn to paint this particular scene from start to finish.
  • Print off Materials PDF list for basic supplies needed for this course.
  • Students will need to purchase necessary tools and supplies from the an art supply company (all outlined in the free preview lessons at the beginning of the course.)
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Underwater Sea Turtle Painting - Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Alcohol Ink is an amazing art medium that is just now beginning to be noticed! In this course you will learn what Alcohol Inks are and how I use them step by step in REAL TIME to create this lovely Sea Turtle swimming under water.


Watch the video above for sneak peeks at the beautiful painting you'll create during this course, then be sure to ENROLL NOW to lock in this low rate. You'll never pay more, even when I add new practice sessions or info to the class!


This is an Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Alcohol Ink. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process to create this Sea Turtle.

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed - Free Preview
  • Learn to prepare your Yupo paper.
  • Practice Sessions
  • Sketching out the Sea Turtle on Yupo
  • Create a wet in wet background technique to create a lovely underwater look for the background. 
  • How to layer the inks and placement of shadows using a brush for a  details. 
  • How to pull out paint to layer inks
  • How to use a gel pens for highlights and details.
  • How to seal the paintings.

 Plus 2 BONUS Sections

  •  Displays options for tiles 
  •  How to professionally frame your paintings. 

Painting is a lifetime skill that anyone can learn and enjoy. Over  Thousands of happy students are already creating some lovely masterpieces taking my Live and online classes using watercolors and Alcohol Inks! So come be creative with me and enjoy all the compliments to come on your own special art creations you will soon be hanging!

With the right instruction and a little bit of practice, you too will soon be able to make your own stunning art pieces!


REGISTER NOW and get started making beautiful Alcohol Ink Art today!


Here are some recent reviews from  ART STUDENTS:


I have been a Bob Ross certified instructor for 26 years and I have taught in various venues. Kelly is very clear in her instructions and she makes it easy to follow what she is doing. The class is simple enough for beginners and yet she gives the student plenty of room for creating a little on their own. The instruction on the supplies was also clear and easy to follow.

~Cherly M.

★★★★★ "ENJOYED"

"I enjoyed doing this this painting. I am new to watercolor. Was able to follow, having to go back occasionally. Will probably do this painting several times just for the practice. I contacted the Kellie Chasse sight because of interest in alcohol oil painting. So will be an active student for awhile to come. Thank you for a great beginning!!"  

~Kathleen F.

★★★★★ "BIG HELP"

"Because everything was explained so simply, and Kellie's painting in real time was a very big help. I intend to take more of her courses in the future."

~Jill B.

Please feel free to use the Q&A section of the course if you have questions. I will try my best to respond within 24 hours.

Please keep in mind that I video all the lectures myself and I am NOT a professional videographer by any means. I use Udemy as my Platform. If you have technical, account, or video playback issues, please contact Udemy's Help Link, and they will be happy to answer any questions for you.

 I sincerely hope you find my course a 5 STAR REVIEW and it's perfect for you. Please let me know if you feel any changes should be made to make it a better experience. Please keep in mind you are rating me and my teaching style, not Udemy's Platform. 

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IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. You can use #kcfacourse or kelliechasse_Fineart

on Instagram to post your work on social media so we can all see you work!

Happy Painting!


Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginners or crafty artists that are new to Alcohol Inks.
  • For Students that want to gain more control with inks using less abstract methods.
  • Learn different techniques, such as wet in wet painting and more controlled strokes with Alcohol Ink.
  • Make this beautiful painting, using Yupo and Alcohol Inks to hang in their own home or to give as a gift!
  • Interactive community where you can upload your finished art work or art in progress for feedback and questions from both instructor and fellow students!
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 01:23:16
+ Welcome to the Course/About Me
2 lectures 04:05

A little bit about my classes and see some folks that have taken live courses with me.

Preview 02:02

Just a quick little introduction to the Alcohol Ink underwater Sea Turtle Painting Course. So glad you have signed up. I hope you enjoy painting with me. If there is anything you feel you need, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I'm here for you. Also if there are any changes I can make to the course to help you and future students ,please share. It would mean the world to me if you find the course a 5 Star! 

Preview 02:03
+ Materials and Prep work for the Course.
4 lectures 10:43

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Preview 01:02

In this section we will go over each of the supplies needed, if you have taken an alcohol ink course with me you will just need to view any additional materials and colors in the PDF under the RESOURCE section of the next lecture: "Printable Material List"

Preview 05:57

In this section we will cover Yupo paper and how I prepare it for my paintings. You may choose to tape down your paper if you are completing a smaller painting (5x7). Of course this course is all about you, so feel free to choose a larger size.

Let's discuss Yupo Paper and how to prepare it.

List of Materials you will need, if you would like to purchase any items online there is a Full list and link attached for items under the Bonus Lecture. 

Preview 00:59
+ Sketching the Sea Turtle and Creating a Background
3 lectures 14:05

In this section I will show you how to draw in a simple Free hand sketch of your Sea Turtle. You may print off a PDF sketch under "resources" downloadable materials to go by. You can also choose to use a Lightbox or Transparent Yupo paper to trace the picture.

Let's begin by Sketching the Sea Turtle

Let's work on a few practice sessions using a wet in wet technique to create a underwater look. By the end of this process you will feel more comfortable mixing your colors directly on the paper and learn to create a smooth transition of colors. Feel free to try this a few times using smaller scraps of Yupo paper and try other background color choices to see what direction you would like to take your painting.

Practice Session - Creating Water Background

Now that you are more comfortable with your water background and have chosen your colors, let's create your underwater background for your Sea Turtle painting using the steps we have just practiced.  

+ Sea Turtle Head
5 lectures 14:39

Now that we have the background colors in,  we will remove and lift color with a blender pen or using 91% alcohol and a brush.


We will now add more color back in to layer the shades in the Turtle's mouth area.


Now let's continue lifting the background colors in the head area and layer them with a nice yellow, creating a green tone.


Let's continue to add in some more colors to the head and neck area.


Now we are ready to detail the eye with a black pen.

+ Body
2 lectures 09:00

Let's begin to add some colors to the body of the turtle. We will be creating a few layers to add texture. Remember feel free to choose your own colors.


Now that we have the body filled in we will begin filling in the flipper area.

+ Water Ripples and Final Touches
3 lectures 10:28

Let's do another practice session. We will create some ripples and bubbles in the water using a blender pen. 


Now that we've learned how to create that watery/ripple look in our practice session, let's work on our paintings. 


Finish up all the little details and touch ups using a gel pen and signing our work.

Final Steps
+ Wrap up - Extra Info
3 lectures 19:36

In this section you will see how I seal my Alcohol Inks. If you frame your painting with UV glass I have found that you can skip the spray. I have been working with Inks for over 4 years and I can only comment on my own experience as an artist. As with most art mediums direct sunlight can fade them. I often work with Art Resin which has a built in UV Stabilizer. For AI on Yupo I seal with Kamar and UV Spray and I recommend UV glass. 

I have my Ranger brand AI pieces hanging in my own home in a light filled room (Not direct sun rays) still testing after 4 years so can't say for longer but do not see obvious signs of fading on those pieces so I would rate that as excellent, but in direct sun the results are very poor. Alcohol Inks are a Dye and were meant for Crafts not fine art and they are NOT lightfast. 

Preview 02:41

This is an extra Bonus video added from previous watercolor class. You can follow the same steps to mat and frame your Alcohol Ink paintings. If you choose to use UV glass, sealing or UV spray is not needed. Just make sure that your painting does not touch the glass. (Usually a Mat will provide enough space).

 How to give your paintings a professional framing look. In this section you will learn about all the supplies you will need and we will cover how to add backings and wire to complete your painting. 

Framing Your Work

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