Learn to paint a realistic acorn with watercolour in this workshop preview with artist and illustrator Anastasiia (@natura.illustrata). She’ll show you the basic principles of drawing and painting composition. You’ll learn a multi-layered watercolour technique to create realistic and three-dimensional illustrations of your favourite natural subjects.

Check out this reference photo if you want to sketch along! 

Topics Covered:

  • Painting with wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry watercolour
  • Creating volume by using shading
  • Lifting technique
  • Painting realistically

Enrol in Anastasiia's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

In the Mini Workshop, Anastasiia will teach:

  • Painting with a dry brush
  • Painting multiple textures
  • Enhancing your illustrations

Etchr Products mentioned:

  • The Perfect Sketchbook A4
  • Etchr Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set
  • Etchr Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10

Other materials mentioned:

  • 100% cotton 300 gsm cold press watercolour paper (Suggested brands: Arches or Fabriano Artistico)
  • Nevskaya Palitra Watercolours (Alternatives: Van Gogh or Winsor & Newton)
  • (Suggested colours: Cadmium Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Green, Madder lake red Light, English Red, Umber)
  • One small round and one medium round brush (Suggested: Tintoretto brushes in size 2 round and size 5 round)
  • Mixing palette
  • HB or B pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Two containers of water
  • Hair dryer

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