I have fallen in love with watercolor lately, but until now had no experience with it. So I decided to take some online classes. Kristina Werner is the instructor for Simply Watercolor over at Online Card Classes, and I really enjoyed this class! I also took Dawn Woleslagle's class prior to this one, Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques.
These are my cards from day one of the class. For the sake of time, I combined part of the first lesson with a lesson from day two on this card. Kristina shows how to sketch simple animals and create watercolor patterns. This was my first time sketching any animal. He's a little quirky, but cute! I would never have attempted had it not been for her tips & tricks given in the class. She really breaks it down into easy steps and takes the apprehension out of it.
Here are two more cards from day one focusing on color blending and shading. These are great exercises to become accustomed to how your watercolors behave. It varies with each brand of paints and the quality of your paper. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints.
Thanks for looking! 😉