Time to splash some paint around!

This painting demonstration video shows how to handle a tricky lighting situation in watercolor/mixed media. Starting from a simple sketch, Lee shows how to refine the sketch and get it ready for painting. Once the drawing is on the watercolor board, lee shows all the steps along to way to build up lighting and control the paint during the process. There is ample time given to explaining the process as the image goes from a line drawing to a fully realized painting. A variety of media will be used including watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor pencils, and ink.

This demo is available for download immediately and includes a final painting jpeg, a sketch jpeg (for following along if desired). There is a section dedicated to materials in the video so you have everything you need to try these techniques out.

In this class you will learn:

  • Building up a sketch from a thumbnail to a more finished sketch

  • Using liquid frisket to save areas of white

  • Using limited values and color to make the painting process simple and more direct

  • how to mix all sorts of different media ranging from watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor pencils, and ink

  • Control gradients to achieve soft lighting and edges

  • Integrating wet washes onto dry previously painted areas

  • Keeping energy in the work and avoiding tightening up when going to finish

  • Painting from start to finish

Materials needed:

  • Phalo blue and burnt sienna watercolor paint
  • White liquid acrylic paint
  • Liquid Frisket
  • Palette for mixing paint
  • Arches Watercolor board
  • Water container
  • Hair Drier
  • Various brushes

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About the Instructor

Lee White

Illustrator Extraodinare

Lee White

Lee White has illustrated over 20 books and has an international client base. Some of his clients include:- National Geographic- Apple- Arthur Levine Publishing- Penguin Publishing- United Airlines- Scholasticand many more!Lee has been working for the past 15 years as a professional illustrator and has also taught at the college level for the past decade.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Luminous Lighting in Mixed Media

    • Luminous Lighting in Mixed Media
    • Downloads
  • 2.3

    Hours

  • 2

    Downloads

Reviews

A learning experience

Roxana Antochi

Lee White's class was very useful in helping me understand how to create a piece with a very strong light source and how to draw the objects around in terms ...

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Lee White's class was very useful in helping me understand how to create a piece with a very strong light source and how to draw the objects around in terms of values. It was both a learning experience technically, helping me learn about how watercolours blend, tips on how to integrate the newly applied colours with the existing work and in helping me let loose a bit when using watercolours. Letting them do their thing and improvise more - a thing I haven't done in some time and I missed. Thank you.

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Informative watercolor tutorial

jacqueline mcgeown

Really informative tutorial ,some really nice techniques for watercolour and lots of stuff I did not know.The video was broken down into easy to follow steps...

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Really informative tutorial ,some really nice techniques for watercolour and lots of stuff I did not know.The video was broken down into easy to follow steps,I learned a lot.Thanks!!

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Learn New Techniques with this Mixed Media Class

Kait Wiebe

It's really fun to follow along with Lee White and learn from his process and experience! Keep in mind that this is an intermediate level class. If you'r...

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It's really fun to follow along with Lee White and learn from his process and experience! Keep in mind that this is an intermediate level class. If you're new to watercolor, start elsewhere as this is a challenging painting. You'll find Lee's techniques a lot more helpful once you've mastered the basics and feel confident handling a brush. Also: listen when Lee says paper is more important than brushes! This is a very wet process, and you'll want heavy paper. I jumped into this tutorial using a cheap 90 lb. watercolor paper, thinking I'd save money since this was only "practice." That was a mistake. I had to start over because the paper was damaged from all the moisture.

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