How to Simplify in Watercolor - Part I
- Basic watercolor knowledge
Have you ever struggled with painting a scene in watercolor?
Were you wondering how to turn this barrage of details into a painting that makes sense?
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the details?
Here's you're solution! ??
In this course you'll learn how to turn that beautiful photo or view into a watercolor painting that sings!
You'll learn to distill the reference's essence into a clear painting, while avoiding over-working it, and clearing any confusing as to what should be included in the painting and what shouldn't!
Some of what we'll talk about:
What is simplification
The BIG idea
Different ways of simplifying
How to simplify shapes, values & colors
Detailed painting demos
And much, MUCH more!
In my opinion the ability to simplify what you see is a CORNERSTONE of making good art.
And even though good is subjective to some extent - there are still plenty of guidelines to helps up improve our work and ensure it hits right.
Just how much you wish to simplify - that is up to you.
From realistic work and all the way to abstract - this is relevant for the full spectrum.
At the end of the day, you want your paintings to convey your message, whether it's a certain mood, a story or simply the conditions of light and shadow / weather.
And the way you simplify is at the heart of that.
Thank you for checking out the course, and enjoy!
(This is part I of this course. Be sure to check out part II when you're done!)
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring watercolor painters
- Intermediate & experience painters who want to improve the quality of their paintings
- Artists who transition into watercolor from other painting media, and struggle with watercolor techniques
- 06:46Introduction to Simplifying in Watercolor
I am a self-published author, art teacher and graphic designer based in Israel.
Being self-taught, I have been drawing ever since I was born. I have constantly worked on polishing my skills in art, and specifically in drawing.
As I enjoy writing as well, I have published 7 books so far, on a wide array of topics such as perspective drawing, folds and clothes, sketching techniques and drawing for kids.
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