In this art class preview, learn to paint a moody atmosphere in watercolour urban scenes. Join us with Zheng Lu (@luwatercolor_sketch) as he teaches simplifying a busy reference photo by focusing on prominent shapes. Then he will show us a wet-on-wet watercolour technique to create soft edges.

Check out the reference photos and contour drawing here.

Topics Covered:

  • Creating mood with warm and cool colours
  • Letting gravity work the colours
  • Leaving highlights for reflections
  • Using simple shapes for complex images
  • Making reflections with a lifting technique

In the Mini Workshop, Zheng will teach:

  • Painting a variety of edge styles
  • Achieving luminosity in watercolour
  • Using tone and value to create mood
  • Letting the watercolour be in control

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

Etchr Products mentioned:

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

Jackson's Art products mentioned:

Other materials mentioned:

  • Water cup
  • Watercolour palette
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Sponge
  • Paper towel

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See you!

- Etchr Studio Team

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