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Reductive Watercolor Method for Illustration with George Pratt

Reductive Watercolor Method for Illustration
Explore Illustration Techniques Learn how to work reductively with watercolor

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George Pratt
Entertainment Arts
Human Figure
2h 5m 51s

In this lesson, you will learn how to work with watercolor using a reductive method. Instructor George Pratt will show you how he uses specially prepared paper to illustrate a figure. He will also teach you how to utilize local color and glazing to develop your paintings. Then, you will watch him add darks toward the end to bring the watercolor illustration together.

This lesson belongs to the course Rendering Techniques for Illustration and Sequential Art. In this 5-week course, George Pratt will teach you a diverse range of techniques to use in your sequential art. You will be introduced to the importance of mark-making and experimenting when creating illustrations. George will demonstrate how to work with acrylic and watercolor to add complexity to your artwork. Throughout this course, you will learn the value of exploring different techniques, and from there, be able to express yourself in your sequential art practice.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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