CLASSES ON SKILLSHARE

There are some topics that just require too much detail to teach through a platform like YouTube. Enter Skillshare! I'm a Top Teacher over on Skillshare where I teach structured classes that cover topics like color mixing, building palettes, and water control in great detail.

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WATERCOLOR MIXING BASED ON PIGMENT PROPERTIES

In this class, we will tap into our inner watercolor geeks to better understand how pigment properties affect our ability to mix colors. The technical side of watercolors can seem intimidating at first. However, I'll teach you how the colors we select for our palettes can limit or expand our ability to mix additional colors.

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HOW TO SET UP A CUSTOM WATERCOLOR PALETTE

This class is an extension of the first, learning more about watercolor properties, brands of paint, and the difference between the physical palettes themselves. Discover my basic "recipe" for a standard palette, how to modify it based on your needs, and even how to create your own completely customized palette.

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HOW TO DRAW & PAINT ANIMAL EYES IN WATERCOLOR

In this class, we will step away from the technical side of watercolors to learn how to draw and paint animal eyes. This class features a basic anatomy lesson, shows students how to approach drawing just about any animal eye, and has four full length demonstrations covering a variety of different of animal eyes. 

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MASTERING WATER CONTROL: HARNESS THE POWER

OF WATER IN WATERCOLORS

Want to learn how to harness the power of water in watercolors? In this class, I will help you to breakdown one of the most difficult concepts surrounding this medium, learning how to control water through concrete and approachable exercises as well as a painting for our class project.

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FUR, FEATHERS, AND SCALES: PAINTING ANIMAL TEXTURES IN WATERCOLORS

In my newest class on Skillshare, we tackle the difficult task of creating uniquely different animal textures with watercolors. Join us as we learn to paint seven different animal textures and then apply those studies to completed paintings to find that perfect balance between realistic and watercolor textures.

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Artwork, photographs, and original content © 2005-2020 Denise Soden

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