Loosening Up In Watercolor

Loosening Up in Watercolor

taught by Lee White
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Laurie French

Moon Lie Fong

Alyssa Gorman

Great Course!

I love using watercolor. But I'm a still a beginner and really didn't know where to start/improve. This lecture had so much great information and insight into letting go and enjoying the medium. I already feel like I'm a better painter just for wa...

Laurie French

Moon Lie Fong

Alyssa Gorman

I love using watercolor. But I'm a still a beginner and really didn't know where to start/improve. This lecture had so much great information and insight into letting go and enjoying the medium. I already feel like I'm a better painter just for wa...

Mary Todd

text is image - really great class in keeping watercolor loose when necessary - watching the painter paint made me understand what he meant - he is a very talented artist

Susan Szecsi

Rowena Russell

Lynn Mullen

Aniekan Udofia

cassie chancy

Leontine Gaasenbeek

A happy Lee White teaches this very helpful watercolor course. Once you've seen it, your inspired to start with watercolors straight away! Lee gives lots of good tips, and is very inspiring to watch.

Dan Tavis

Linda Ferrara

Really enjoyed this class. Paused several times during the video to try the techniques and learned how to make them work for me. I thought the pace was perfect, clear diction, clear view of what was happening. Thanks, Linda

Michael Dominguez

Jason Arthur

Lee White
Lee White
Illustrator Extrodinare

About the Instructor

Lee White has illustrated over 25 books and has an international client base. Some of his clients include:

- National Geographic
- Apple
- Arthur Levine Publishing
- Penguin Publishing
- United Airlines
- Scholastic
and 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.

Learn how to keep your final work fresh from start to finish

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.

In this class Lee breaks down his techniques to include:

  • 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

Materials needed:

  • 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

Watercolor paint:

  • 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.

Course Contents

1 Video
1 Text
1.8 hrs