Illustrate Birds In Gouache
drawing, sketching and painting
in your own time
10 full video tutorials + extras
step by step sketch templates of each bird
all video's in real time, no time lapses
learn 'flat' gouache illustration
you will create 10 bird illustrations to add to your portfolio
learn painting in gouache
fun and vibrant style
share your art for feedback
For only £120 you will paint 10 birds with me.
you will get access to 8-12 hours of video material.
and if you don't complete the course in the 30 days, don't worry. You will keep access to all video materials.
I love it when people share their art with me and I will give feedback when you ask for it.
This course is for you:
If you have always wanted to try gouache
If you love birds and want painting wildlife part of your art practice
if you want to build a drawing habit and create on a regular basis.
if you don't know where to start and you would like to draw as part of a creative community
if you are looking for a creative, fun and artful month.
Do I need to be good at drawing to join?
I made this course to be suitable for all levels.
If you are new to the arts there are sketch templates to follow for each bird and you can even paint directly into them if you print them out.
If you are a little more experienced you can try sketching freehanded and if you are a pro you will have a selection of paintings in a unique style to add to your portfolio.
I love watching birds, they are so delicate, come in so many different colours and they are an endless source of inspiration!
how the month will go
30 days long you will receive a video tutorial every 3 days. this will give you plenty of time of making your painting before the next video arrives.
on day one you will get immediate excess to your first bird painting and the introduction video's.
What Materials Do I need?
The materials I reccomend for the course are:
a HB sketch pencil, eraser and sharpener
A set of gouache paint
a sketchbook or loose paper suitable for watercolour painting (minimum 190 gsm)
one or more watercolour brushes
a palette or plate
a cup for water
cloth or tissues to clean your brush with
You can find my favourite art materials in the FAQ
If you would like to draw as part of a fun and inclusive group, why not check out the Makings & Musings Community.
In the community we draw and paint together twice a month, you will find art tutorials and lots of inspiration.
The community is perfect if you want to experiment with materials, if you are looking for a reason to make time for art and it is the perfect place to share your work in a safe non-judgemental environment!
Hands on approach
I love a no-nonsense approach to art as the best way to learn is by creating.
we start with quick sketches and I invite you to paint along from the start.
My goal is to get you comfortable with drawing as the more you draw, the easier it gets.
You will learn a technique that you can later use for other artworks! maybe even to paint birds you photographed yourself!
How does it work?
During the course you can see what I do as if you are looking over my shoulder. I explain each step I take and you can see exactly what movements I make.
If you sign up today you will immediately have access to the day one painting plus all introduction video's. As I do not want to overwhelm you with video's you will get access to a new session every few days after for 30 days.
Share your work
after each session I ask you to share your artwork with me, if you do that in the course I am the only person who will see it and I can give feedback if you like.
You can also share your artwork in the discussion group where all course participants can see it. (This may sound scary but it's a great step towards sharing your artwork with the world eventually if that's something you want to do.)