If you LOVE to draw or want to learn and you think watercolors are the dreamiest thing ever, I hope you’ll come to my newest workshop, Whatnots (Illustrated)
During our time together, we’ll work through an beautifully detailed step-by-step watercolor illustration of a glass bowl filled with watercolor brushes, blossoms and leaves. We’ll begin the day with some exercises to help you learn how to mix and add color and depth by layering washes of stunning, yet subtle colors. Next, I will hold your creative hand while you learn how to draw the different bits and pieces using perspective drawing. The remainder of the day will be spent creating your very own version of my illustration (because you learn by copying, right?!)
Because this is a one-day class, it is important that your palettes are prepared ahead of time (no squeezing color out of tubes the morning of) and you have a general understanding of basic watercolor washes and supplies (ex. how much water to use, how to make wet-to-dry washes, differences in watercolor papers and uses for different shapes of brushes).
**Please Note** Newbie-to-watercolor skills and information will not be covered in class.
Techniques and skills included are: mixing custom colors, layering washes, drawing ellipses, small-scale illustration
Biography: Danielle Donaldson is a mixed-media artist and illustrator. She is always scheming up new ways to infuse her love of watercolors and other mediums with as much color as possible. Danielle's art always tells a story without words through her use of color, depth and light. Some say it’s whimsical; she says it’s fanciful with a smidge of sassy. Danielle is the author of ‘creativeGIRL: mixed media projects for an artful life’ which contains a plethora of goodness about her art and process. In her free time, you can find her in ‘the dorm room’ playing with art supplies and imagining up new creative stuff to share.
Each student will need the following:
For my recommended/favorite products, please refer to www.danielledonaldson.com/learn.
Daniel Smith watercolors
Several round watercolor-only paint brushes in various sizes. (Check back with Danielle to get best sizes and types)
1 - 9X12 watercolor paper pad (NOT block! 140 lb., Cold Press)
Mechanical pencil (.3 lead) (MUST-HAVE)
White vinyl eraser
Water container/Paper towels/Salt
Clipboards (needs to accommodate a 9X12 paper)
Artists tape (used to tape all four sides of paper to clipboard
Normal Registration: $158, Starting