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Creating Texture in Watercolour: How to Paint Bird Eggs

via Skillshare


In this class, I will guide you through my process for painting ten beautiful and unique bird eggs in watercolour. 

If you want to learn more about painting different textures in watercolour, or just create something beautiful, then this is the class for you! I will start by giving you an overview of the supplies that I use and then we will practice a variety of techniques that will be useful in the class, including painting neat edges, painting gradients (including how to create a 3-dimensional egg using shadows and highlights). We will also practice the dry brush technique then practice making different marks and fine details with our brushes which will allow us to add different textures to our work. 

The class is organised so that you can paint all 10 eggs with me from start to finish without having to wait for layers to dry - we paint the base layer of the first egg, then whilst that dries we start the second egg. We then return to the first egg to paint the details, and so on. However if you'd like to paint a specific egg then the videos are all divided and clearly labelled so that you can do this as well.

I hope this class will allow you to feel more confident using watercolours and that you will be able to create a page of beautiful bird eggs, that you are really proud of, by the end of it!


  • Intro
  • Supplies
  • Tips & Techniques Part 1
  • Tips & Techniques Part 2
  • Sketching the Outline of the Eggs
  • Egg 1: Base Layer
  • Egg 2: Base Layer
  • Egg 1: Details
  • Egg 2: Details
  • Egg 3: Base Layer
  • Egg 4: Base Layer
  • Egg 3: Details
  • Egg 4: Details
  • Egg 5: Base Layer
  • Egg 6: Base Layer
  • Egg 5 & 6: Details
  • Egg 7: Base Layer
  • Egg 8: Base Layer (Masking Fluid)
  • Egg 7: Details
  • Egg 9: Base Layer
  • Egg 10: Base Layer
  • Egg 9: Details Part 1
  • Egg 10: Details
  • Egg 9: Details Part 2
  • Egg 8: Painting & Removing Masking Fluid
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Sharone Stevens


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