Architectural Sketching for beginners

Combine sketching with watercolor to create beautiful buildings that leap off the page

In this course, Francesca will show you his approach to capturing the depth and feeling of a place using watercolor and ink and translating that onto your page, because it’s one thing to depict a scene accurately and another entirely to portray the character and mood of a place.

What you’ll learn

  • Watercolour painting.
  • Art.
  • Illustration.
  • Architecture.

Course Content

  • Lessons –> 12 lectures • 1hr 58min.

Architectural Sketching for beginners

Requirements

  • Everyone can subscribe.

In this course, Francesca will show you his approach to capturing the depth and feeling of a place using watercolor and ink and translating that onto your page, because it’s one thing to depict a scene accurately and another entirely to portray the character and mood of a place.

This course starts with an overview of how Francesca has been influenced by his past experiences and you’ll take a look at a collection of artists who have influenced his traditional approach to painting.

In the next unit, Francesca presents all the materials you need for this course, as well as tips on where to find the best art supplies. She also gives lessons on linear perspective and composition, so you have a solid foundation moving forward.

Learn the foundational techniques you need for a lifetime of successful painting with watercolor. Start slow with washes of color, then move on to mixing colors. These may seem like basic techniques, but when combined they give you everything you need to create beautiful paintings.

Next, apply all you’ve learned about composition, perspective, and color mixing to create a painting of a beautiful building. Francesca explains how to capture light and shadows to create a truly beautiful piece.

Finally, Francesca shares some final thoughts on finding your own voice, as well as tips on how to care for and preserve your watercolor paintings.

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