When I signed up for Ana Victoria Calderón’s Skillshare class Modern Watercolor Techniques: Beginner’s Level, I honestly didn’t expect it to be so much fun! I figured I’d be getting some intro to watercolor techniques, but she took it way beyond those basics.
The class starts with good watercolor fundamentals, like how to become familiar with your paints and brushes, and how to gain control over your brush strokes. After a basic project is complete, it moves onto super fun “experimental planets” where we used a variety of materials to make little circles with varying effects. (This was my favorite part of the class).
There are a couple more activities she teaches as well that build in complexity, all with an element of play and experimentation. So much great stuff!
Tools & supplies
- fine sea salt
- rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs
- india ink
- Copic opaque white pigment
- paper towel for lifting pigment