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Rendering Techniques | Part 8: Watercolor with Chris Legaspi

Rendering Techniques | Part 8: Watercolor
Explore Sketching and Rendering with Different Materials Chris demonstrates a fun and approachable watercolor technique

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Instructor
Chris Legaspi
Subjects
Painting
Materials
Brushes, Watercolor
Duration
49m 10s

Instructor Chris Legaspi shares various ways to render your drawings and paintings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this lesson he tackles the often frustrating medium of watercolor. First he introduces the materials and basic concepts of “alla prima” painting, meaning “at first attempt” in Italian. He’ll show you how to harness the bleeding and soaking tendencies of the paint and water to adjust your composition and be cautious with your application. He does one demonstration of a figure model from photo reference, which you can find attached to this page.

Materials

  • Winsor & Newton Watercolors – Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson
  • Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Princeton Lauren Synthetic Golden Taklon Brushes – Flats and Rounds
  • Spray Bottle
  • Graphite Pencil
Beginner / Intermediate
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