Drawing is one of the most overlooked aspects of the painting process, but taking time to understand basic drawing concepts will increase the ease and quality of your painting process.
Drawing for Watercolor™ is a comprehensive guide through value studies and expansion of existing sketching skills, in preparation for watercolor paintings.
Multiple exercises and in depth lessons are covered to help you gain newfound confidence in your drawing accuracy and interpretation of values that will elevate the caliber your watercolors.
The workshop is divided into three sections to ensure you're building the right foundations: Intro Modules, Exercises, and the Lessons. Each section builds on the other and provides clearly defined objectives and video instruction that will keep you working toward building your drawing and value skills.
We’ll begin with a look at materials, processes, and supplies, how they work, and incorporate a few introductory exercises to help you develop a comfort level before diving into more advanced exercises. Video topics include: Charcoal, Graphite, Paper, Fixatives, Making a Pounce, Erasers, and Sharpening.
We’ll achieve a deeper understanding of isolating values using charcoal and pencil, through a series of step-by-step exercises, studies, and completed drawings, that will all elevate the draftsmanship of your underpainting.
Now it's time to start putting everything you've learned so far into action, from the preliminary sketching, value assessments, and corrections, to transferring and working through a completed painting based on your comprehensive sketch. There are three separate, full-length paintings covered in the lessons, that walk you step-by-step through the detailed sketch, value assessments, and subsequent painting that provides complete color information and video instruction.
The Drawing for Watercolor Workshop™ is designed for all skill levels to complete at your own pace. If you are brand new to drawing, please note this is not a course on learning to draw for the first time. The main focus is value studies and incorporating sketching practice as a major component of your painting process.
Every exercise and lesson is step by step with commentary on key factors of value study as it relates to painting. All sketches and paintings are fully filmed from beginning to end with no lapses in sequence.
The entire workshop is sequential, meaning each exercise or lesson builds upon the previous session, so it is encouraged that students begin at the beginning and work systematically through the course for best comprehension and results.
This workshop is stresses the importance of drawing, and covers hours of drawing and sketching skills, but is not a drawing instruction course for beginners who have never drawn. It's designed for watercolor painters especially, to begin focusing on value observations and drawing accuracy to elevate the artistic caliber of their paintings.
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You have lifetime access to the lessons and downloadable reference photos, and can work at your own pace.
I really look forward to making a connection with you through this workshop. As an instructor, and a painter, I've found that no single area of study can enhance and improve overall painting quality more than closely studying values through drawing practice.
I believe these lessons will establish a new level of technical understanding for you as an artist, allowing you to more fully express your own unique creative ideas through imagery and painting.
Enjoy this workshop, and your new level of artistic growth!
The Drawing for Watercolor Workshop™ is a comprehensive guide through value studies and expansion of existing sketching skills, in preparation for watercolor paintings.
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