Sketchbook Everyday - Leaves in Watercolor
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Sketchbook Everyday - Leaves in Watercolor

Learn to use sketchbook to paint everyday and gain artistic confidence quickly!
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Created by Mandar Marathe
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: $60
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to draw simplistically
  • Paint confidently with watercolors
  • Build a habit of everyday painting
  • Make sketchbook your friend and use it as a place to have fun and hone artistic skills.
  • Remove the stress of creating a masterpiece every time.
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Requirements
  • No prior painting experience is needed. Interest in art is the only requirement.
Description

Welcome to the Sketchbook everyday Series of courses. In this second course, you will learn how to draw and paint 5 different leaves using watercolors.

My name is Mandar, a fine Artist and a sculptor. I will be leading you through this course.

I've designed this course for the artist in you who wants to improve your art but has limited time to practice. Sketchbook is your best place to practice and hone your skills. It’s your private space;  and your aim here is not to produce a gallery ready painting but to try out new things, have fun and improve your art.

In this course we will draw and paint 5 different leaves having different colors, shapes and textures. By doing simple sketches like this every day you will learn to draw things in a simplistic manner, understand the light & shade;  and gain the confidence to use watercolors more effectively. Painting like this will give you the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful every time.

I’ll show you how to draw an outline of each leaf using a pencil and then how to paint it with watercolors. This simple method of painting gives best results and improves artistic confidence very quickly.

This way of practicing is great for people who want to do something creative everyday and also for those who want to pursue art, as a career. As I paint, I'll also be talking to you about my process and you will see every line that I draw and every  brush stroke that I make.

This course is for you, if you want to improve your art and are willing to spend at least 15 minutes every day, practicing. It doesn't matter if you are a student, a professional, a homemaker or a retired person. No prior art making experience is necessary to take this course. Just having the interest is enough.

I look forward to seeing you inside the class.

Who is the target audience?
  • People wanting to use art as a stress buster
  • Artists
  • Illustrators
  • Creative people
  • Designers
  • Anyone wanting to have creative fun!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:07

Welcome to the SketchBook everyday Series of courses. In this second course, you will learn how to draw and paint 5 different leaves using watercolors.

My name is Mandar, a fine Artist and a sculptor. I will be leading you through this course.

I've designed this course for the artist in you who wants to improve your art but has limited time to practice. SketchBook is your best place to practice and hone your skills. It’s your private space;  and your aim here is not to produce a gallery ready painting but to try out new things, have fun and improve your art.

In this course we will draw and paint 5 different leaves having different colors, shapes and textures. By doing simple sketches like this every day you will learn to draw things in a simplistic manner, understand the light & shade;  and gain the confidence to use watercolors more effectively. Painting like this will give you the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful every time.

I’ll show you how to draw an outline of each leaf using a pencil and then how to paint it with watercolors. This simple method of painting gives best results and improves artistic confidence very quickly.

This way of practicing is great for people who want to do something creative everyday and also for those who want to pursue art, as a career. As I paint, I'll also be talking to you about my process and you will see every line that I draw and every  brush stroke that I make.

This course is for you, if you want to improve your art and are willing to spend at least 15 minutes every day, practicing. It doesn't matter if you are a student, a professional, a homemaker or a retired person. No prior art making experience is necessary to take this course. Just having the interest is enough.

I look forward to seeing you inside the class.

Preview 02:19

Here we take a look at the materials I will be using in this course for drawing and painting with watercolors.

Supplies used
00:48
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Painting the 5 leaves with watercolors
4 Lectures 40:21

In this lecture I demonstrate how I draw/sketch a peepal leaf and then paint it with watercolors. I also talk about which type of brushes I use and why I paint in a certain way.

Preview 10:15

In this lecture I demonstrate how I draw/sketch a banana leaf and then paint it with watercolors. I also talk about which type of brushes I use and why I paint in a certain way.

Drawing and Painting Banana leaf in watercolor
10:33

In this lecture I demonstrate how I paint Lotus leaves with watercolors. I also talk about which type of brushes I use and why I paint in a certain way.

Drawing and Painting Lotus leaf in watercolor
04:21

In this lecture I demonstrate how I draw/sketch a Oak and Maple leaves and then paint those with watercolors. I also talk about which type of brushes I use and why I paint in a certain way.

Drawing and Painting Oak and Maple leaves in watercolor
15:12
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Project for you!
1 Lecture 01:34

Now that you have seen me paint 5 different leaves, it's time for a project for you. Look at the leaves of any plant or tree in your home or backyard and try making a watercolor sketch of one of the leaves. Though painting based on a real object is best, use a photograph to make things a bit convenient for you.

If you feel a little more adventurous, paint multiple leaves next to each other or paint a complete branch.

While doing all this, remember that you are not creating a painting for exhibiting in any gallery. So relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the process of sketching and painting. Do not worry about the outcome.

Even if your painting turns out not so good looking, you have learnt something in the process and you will get better with practice. Do this as a ritual for a week and see your progress for yourself.

Me and your fellow students are all eager to see what you're painting, so share some photos of your work with us.

I request you to post a review for this class and tell me things, that you think, can make this course even better.

I also want you to tell me what you would like to learn in the future classes in this series.

Thank you and Happy painting!

Paint leaf, leaves or a branch
01:34
About the Instructor
Mandar Marathe
4.5 Average rating
58 Reviews
415 Students
14 Courses
Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer and Engineer

I am a Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer and Engineer based at Pune, India. I do paintings, sculptures, illustrations and conduct art workshops.

Till now, I have had 12 shows of my paintings and taught about 1000+ students in my art workshops (drawing & sketching, acrylic & oil painting and Ganapati idol making / clay modelling)

I have been doing painting and clay modelling since last 30 years and have been teaching it since last 6 years. In addition to my in-studio workshops, I create online courses through which I can teach people anywhere in the world.

Exhibitions:

2013 • 16th Jan to 23rd Jan 2013: Three artists' show titled “Trilogy II" held at “Darpan Art Gallery", Pune.

2011 • 11th to 20th Dec 2011: Solo show held at Grubshup restaurant, Pune.
• 28th September to 4th October 2011: Three artists' show titled “Trilogy" held at “Darpan Art Gallery", Pune.
2010 • 30th May to 12th June 2010: “Artfest 2010 – Summer", a group show by Indiaart at Empress Garden and Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
2009 • 4th to 10th June 2009: Solo exhibition held at Indiaart Gallery, Pune. This exhibition featured 41 Oil and acrylic color paintings.
2007 • April 2007: 3 day workshop held by Art2Day gallery at Harne near Dapoli and group show held at the Art2Day gallery in Pune.
• 29th July to 4th August 2007: Participated in “Affordable Art" group show held at Indiaart gallery, Pune.
2005 • March 2005: Participated in a group show held by Anantrang Art Foundation at Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
2003 • Participated in a group show held by Indian Maritime Association at Balgadharwa Art Gallery, Pune.
1999 • 15th to 17th May 1999: Solo exhibition held at Siemens Ltd., Goa. This exhibition featured 21 Oil and water color paintings.
• 17th November to 7th December 1999: Solo exhibition held at “Galeria de Bellas Artes" at Calangute, Goa.

Workshops conducted:

Eco friendly Ganapati idol making workshops

42 batches in my studio from 2011 – 2015 period
11 batches conducted in IT companies and schools in Pune and Mumbai

Clay modeling workshops
6 batches conducted in my studio

Portrait sculpture workshop
1 batch conducted in my studio under guidance of my Guru, Mr. C. G. Joshi

Drawing and Sketching workshops
2 batches conducted in two IT companies

Acrylic painting workshops
3 batches conducted in my studio

Oil painting Workshops
4 batches conducted in my studio

Corporate Collections of my paintings:
1. Siemens Ltd, Goa
2. L & T Infotech Ltd, Pune
3. Infosys BPO Ltd, Pune

Private Collections of my paintings:
1. Mrs. & Mr. Sitzmann, Greece
2. Mr. Simon, Nigeria
3. Mrs. & Mr. Nielsen, USA
4. Ms. Godbole, Pune
5. Mrs. & Mr. Phadke, Pune
6. Mrs. & Mr. Umarani, Pune
7. Mrs. & Mr. Joshi, Pune
8. Mrs. and Mr. Pethkar, Pune
9. Mr. Kudal, Pune
10. Dr. Prayag, Pune
11. Mr. Desai, UK