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Watercolor for Beginners

with Morchu (Mor Eitan)
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Master the basics of watercolor painting! Learn easy techniques to craft amazing artwork that captivates and charms!
English, Spanish, 3 more French, Portuguese, German English, French [Auto], 4 more Spanish [Auto], Italian [Auto], German [Auto], Portuguese [Auto]
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Absolute Beginner
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Morchu (Mor Eitan)

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Mor Eitan (Morchu) is a freelance artist specializing in illustration & UI design. She is known for her cute, anime-inspired watercolor art.

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English, Spanish , 3 more
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  • Portuguese
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English, French [Auto] , 4 more
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  • Italian [Auto]
  • German [Auto]
  • Portuguese [Auto]

What you’ll learn

  • Go from blank canvas to breathtaking artwork in 5 easy steps
  • Create stunning art without breaking the bank using budget-friendly materials
  • Master six dynamic painting techniques for endless possibilities and styles
  • Explore all the basic materials needed to paint vibrant masterpieces
  • Paint skin that glows, hair that flows, and more to infuse life in your characters
  • Blend colors for captivating, eye-catching effects
  • Manipulate watercolor paints with confidence and skill
  • Understand how to use different brushes for specific purposes: grass, backgrounds, highlights, etc.
  • Learn the easy way to paint soft gradients and detailed textures
  • Discover nifty hacks to fix common mistakes, transforming them into opportunities
  • Level-up your artwork with seamless transitions and realistic depth
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Description

Jump into the wonderful world of watercolors and awaken your inner artist. Master key techniques in a fun and easy setting designed for beginners!

Any nervousness you have will melt away, as you discover the exact steps to manipulate this incredible medium with confidence! You’ll go from blank canvas to breathtaking artwork faster than you ever thought possible!

Under the expert guidance of professional artist, Mor Eitan, you’ll learn how to build up color smoothly, master seamless transitions, add depth with shadows and highlights, and create that soft watercolor feel without frustration and headaches!

And guess what? Top-tier, art supplies aren’t required! Nailing the basic techniques and consistently practicing them are the key to artistic success.

Delve into six captivating watercolor techniques, offering endless possibilities for your artistic expression. With these easy methods, you’ll have the tools to paint skin that glows, hair that flows, and clothes that captivate.

And if you run into a mishap—they happen!—don’t throw in the towel! Morchu has got you covered by sharing life-saving tricks to fixing common mistakes, and turning setbacks into stepping stones!

Join in on the fun and get ready to elevate your artistic creations to a whole new level!

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Who is this course for

  • Complete Beginners
  • Artists looking to paint their illustrations with watercolors
  • Those wanting to level up their painting techniques
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This course includes

  • 1+ Hours of on-demand videos
  • 3 Exercises (PDF)
  • 3 Line art images
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll need

  • A good grasp of sketching
  • Watercolor paints and brushes
  • Recommended (for best results): Tissues, tape and watercolor paper
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Lesson Plan

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Introduction

01:14

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Learn to paint anything you want in your own style by picking up the key skills for manipulating watercolors like a boss!

Starting out with watercolor painting is easier than you may think, and Morchu is here to be your guide!

01

Art Supplies

01:16

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Get to know the basic art supplies you’ll need to start out.

Armed with water, paint, tape, paper, and tissues paper, you’ll unleash your creative potential, crafting vivid watercolor paintings under Morchu’s expert guidance. Exciting!!!

02

Types of Brushes

01:06

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Delve into the intricacies of various brushes and their unique purposes.

Remember though, it’s not the quality of supplies, but the skillful use of them that drives artistic progress.

03

Types of Papers

02:17

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Discover the heart of watercolor magic in this lesson: watercolor paper!

You’ll discover its unique textures and weights and why starting with budget-friendly options is the key for beginners to flourish.

04

Watercolor Techniques

06:39

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Morchu unveils four essential watercolor techniques, from the ethereal wet on wet to the precise dry on dry, each uniquely suited for different purposes, eg: background washes, intricate texture, and soft layers.

She’ll also share some bonus tricks using white ink and masking fluid to add a touch of magic to your creations!

05

Layering

04:28

Painting smooth watercolor transitions

Discover the art of effortless layering, as Morchu guides you through the steps to create seamless gradients using linear, reflected, and radial techniques.

You’ll learn to build up color from light to dark and create smooth soft transitions that watercolors are known for.

06

Skin

08:41

Paint a character with watercolors

Join Morchu in exploring portrait painting, where she kicks things off by adding skin tones.

You’ll master the wet on wet technique for skin, learn to preserve pencil line art, and achieve a flawless, smooth finish.

Plus, you’ll learn how to paint expressive eyes, using small brushes, dry on dry method and white ink, for a touch of brilliance.

07

Clothes

05:31

Paint cartoon artwork in watercolors

Get ready for a fun lesson, where you’ll paint flowing fabrics!

Morchu will also demonstrate how to paint vivid contrasts between lights and darks, layer effectively to create depth, add intricate details and create a transparent cloth effect!

You’ll pick up handy tips such as how to keep the paint flowing smoothly to avoid mid-way drying and match painting techniques to different fabric types.

08

Hair

03:16

Paint illustrations with watercolors

Master the art of painting hair, learning methods to create strands, soft shines and more!

You’ll discover easy tips to speed up the process and learn to mix white ink with watercolors for a charming effect, ensuring the hair looks smooth and full of life!

09

How to Fix Mistakes

03:23

How to fix watercolor mistakes

In this down-to-earth lesson, Morchu shares key tips to handle mishaps you’ll encounter while painting (It happens!).

She reveals how to avoid mistakes and deal with them when they do occur, discussing issues like color mix-ups, spills, stray marks, the cauliflower effect and paint going outside the lines.

10

Introduction to affordable materials

00:44

Watercolor techniques for beginners

Learn the ropes of painting glorious masterpieces with cheap supplies!

Watch Mor demonstrate her entire painting process with simple, affordable paints and you’ll see how stunning the result is!

11

Starting with Cheap Watercolors

02:00

Learn to paint with affordable materials

In this session, Morchu discusses the key to painting with cheap supplies: mastering techniques and using the right paper.

As she learned from her own experience, becoming very familiar with your supplies and testing colors in advance is a total game-changer, kickstarting your watercolor mastery.

12

How to Paint Skin with Cheap Watercolors

05:18

Paint like a pro with cheap art supplies

Discover how to paint skin using cheap watercolors, the exact same process as with more pricey brands!

Morchu explains slight differences in some paints and demonstrates how she adapts her process accordingly.

13

How to Paint Clothes with Cheap Watercolors

03:57

Morchu teaches watercolor painting

Morchu shows you the ropes on using masking fluid for precise details, mastering the dance of wet and dry brushes for blending, leveling up your shading game to add depth, and fixing those pesky brush strokes that just don’t belong!

14

How to Paint Hair with Cheap Watercolors

03:43

Introduction to watercolor painting

Discover simple techniques to work magic on hair using budget-friendly watercolors, creating intricate strands and adding a touch of glossy smoothness!

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Papri S.

2 months ago

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It's a great course for beginners and the for the people who had done watercolor many years ago and they forgot almost everything!
I recommend it for Beginner
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Simon S.

2 months ago

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I lived the insight into Morchu's unique process which uses white ink on watercolours, and also the introduction of cheap watercolours! My only gripe is that I want more. ;) Just a thought: Maybe for beginners a smaller project (maybe just a hand or face with not much else?) with a slower step by
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step could make it even more accessible? Considering lots of people seem to ask about cheap watercolours, there are probably a fair number of complete beginners in Morchu's audience.
I recommend it for Intermediate
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Jackie R.

2 months ago

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An excellent course. I never thought it was possible to learn watercolor so easily. She is an amazing teacher.
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Diane E.

2 months ago

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Great beginner class - I think it is too advanced for an absolute beginner. Fairly simple project with good subjects. I think Mor could have been a little more detailed with her supplies. Even beginners sometimes want to know exactly what to buy in paints, inks, and brushes. With so much available -
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it is confounding to pick out a first set - and can put off students from ever beginning. I enjoyed watching the instructions.
I recommend it for Beginner
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Amy M.

2 months ago

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Beautifull art!
I recommend it for All levels
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Sheva R.

2 months ago

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This course was so great, i never was a great fan of watercolour, but she has changed me to one of the biggest watercolour fans out there! Thanks!
I recommend it for All levels
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Akua A.

2 months ago

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Very clear instructions. Great explanations and demonstrations of technique. Really enjoyed it.
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Zachary W.

2 months ago

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This was a perfect lesson! I can't wait to get started.
I recommend it for Beginner
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Nadine W.

2 months ago

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This course was very nice and wished it goes longer! I never painted with watercolor before, so absolute beginner here. Loved the step by step progress! I would have liked a little more information about the materials. Please add more videos about watercolor in the future.
I recommend it for Absolute Beginner
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Yara F.

2 months ago

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I love this course. Very clear explanations.
I recommend it for Beginner
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Morchu (Mor Eitan)
Artist and UI Designer 1 course

Mor Eitan (Morchu on social media) is a freelance artist and visual designer, who has a passion for illustration and UI design. She is known for her cute, anime-inspired artwork, painted in watercolors.


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