Learn to use thumbnails to approach a painting with a clear vision in this 30-minute art class with Etchr’s Resident Artist, Jill Gustavis (@jillgustavisart). She will show you how to use small, non-detailed thumbnails to explore three possible moods for our reference photo using different sets of primary colours in each loosely sketched thumbnail. You’ll see how allowing yourself to work through ideas with less investment and less judgement can also limit time spent dealing with indecision or intimidation, and more time making art.
Check out this reference photo if you want to sketch along!
- Understanding the purpose of thumbnails
- Fundamental rules for making thumbnails
- Applying Colour Theory
- Understanding composition
Enrol in Jill's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)
In the Mini Workshop art class, Jill will teach:
- Changing the mood with colour
- Adapting a thumbnail to a larger sketch
Etchr Products mentioned:
Other materials mentioned:
- Watercolour paints in three primary triads:
- Vibrant: DaVinci Nickel Azo Yellow (Alternative: Daniel Smith Nickel Azo Yellow), Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose and Daniel Smith Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
- Muted: Daniel Smith New Gamboge, Daniel Smith Organic Vermilion, Sennelier Indigo
- Warm: Daniel Smith Transparent Yellow Oxide, DaVinci Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Alternative: Daniel Smith Permanent Alizarin Crimson), Daniel Smith Indanthrone Blue
- Small round or flat watercolour brush
- Water Container(s)
- Rag/paper towel
- Pencil or waterproof pen
- Business or gift card to trace (optional)
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