In this intermediate watercolor class, the concept of drybrush will be used extensively. Much practice will be needed to master the amount of pigment and water to pair with the brush you are using to create an artistic drybrush line.
As simple as these images are, they are not simple. Creating drybrush strokes takes practice at trying to get the pigment right, to get the motion correct for the kind of line you want. These images also need a larger brush. Demonstrations in this class are done with a #12 round for large areas and #8 round for small details. If you don’t have a #12, you likely will really struggle trying to make multiple strokes with a smaller brush that are intended for a larger brush.
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You can use the watercolor supplies you have, but know you may need to adapt a technique from time to time, especially brush sizes. The paints listed are all used but some just a little; I suggest the colors with asterisks (*) mostly, but you can use the greens you already have, too.
Arches Rough: Amazon | Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
Arches Cold Press: Amazon | Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
Round #8: Amazon | Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
Round #12: Amazon | Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
- Paints used are all by Daniel Smith:
Nickel Azo: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
New Gamboge: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
Aussie Red Gold: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Perylene Maroon: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Anthraquinoid Scarlet: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Sap Green: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Green Apatite Genuine: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Perylene Green – Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
Payne’s Blue Gray: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
*Neutral Tint: Blick Art Materials | Ellen Hutson
I retain the copyright to all the content you are learning in class. That means you cannot sell or give away the concepts from my classes – the instruction, or anything contained or created within these lessons, to others. (Yes you can gift your cards made with these techniques, this stipulation is about not giving away my ideas taught here.) You may not post a video tutorial of your own showing your redraw of my content. But please DO make your own designs and develop your own style – then rock on! I love to see students making strides and taking this content and personalizing it with your own skills.
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