Have you ever had the experience of doing a really great sketch, only to have the finished painting look stiff and overworked? We all have! Lee White will address this very common problem in his latest class, Loosening Up In Watercolor. Starting with a sketch on watercolor paper, he will show you step by step how to work free and loose, while still being able to control areas of fine detail and focus.
Even though this class is in watercolor, the principles apply to all media including oil, acrylic, and even pencil.
Working loose to tight
Working broad to detail
Building a plan for the final work
Controlling both hard and soft edges
Controlling and simplifying shapes and value
Adding hard detail on top of loose underpainting
- Watercolor paper (Arches 300lb. or Arches board recommended).
- Liquid frisket
- Burnt Sienna Ink
- Watercolor Brushes
- Old beat up bristle brush
- Dip style ink pen
- Artist tape
- Colored pencils
- White Gouache
- Spray mister
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Yellow Ochre
- Ultramarine Blue
This is an intermediate to advanced video. This means some previous experience with watercolor is recommended.
Loosening up in Watercolor
Loosening up in Watercolor demo video
I'm fairly inexperienced with watercolor but Lee does a great job of helping take some of the worry out of the equation. The instruction is clear and unders...Read More
I'm fairly inexperienced with watercolor but Lee does a great job of helping take some of the worry out of the equation. The instruction is clear and understandable. Just watching gave me lots of new ideas to play around with. I've been working on trying to be more loose with my artwork and this class was very helpful!Read Less
Thanks Lee for a consice and detailed video of your process!
Thanks Lee for a consice and detailed video of your process!Read Less
I have a hard time painting backgrounds and I feel like this video has given me some good ideas on keeping things loose and not over complicate things such a...Read More
I have a hard time painting backgrounds and I feel like this video has given me some good ideas on keeping things loose and not over complicate things such as the backgrounds. I also learned some new techniques for watercolor such as how the rabbits where added. I thought he was just going to leave them out I didn't know you can take away the paint as much as he did.Read Less