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Watercolor Giraffe

via Skillshare


Professional artist and teacher Louise De Masi guides you step by step through the painting of this beautiful watercolor Giraffe in this class. 

Watercolor can be a notoriously difficult medium to use but with Louise's guidance and expertise you will discover that painting in watercolor doesn't have to be complicated. In this 1 hour and 20 minute class she will demonstrate some of the techniques that she uses to create her beautiful watercolor paintings that are sold all around the world.

Discover how Louise:

  • Chooses her paint colours
  • Applies washes Blends colours on the paper
  • Works wet on wet
  • Works wet on dry
  • Creates deliberate 'blooms' or 'back runs'
  • Adds detail
  • Combines two paintings to create one in Photoshop

When you enroll in this class you will have access to a line drawing of the Giraffe that you can download so you can paint along with Louise. You will also be able to download some of her progress photos and the final photo of Louise's painting. 

This class is suitable for intermediate painters but beginners will also find it useful. So grab your brushes and start painting!


  • Trailer
  • Choosing Paint Colours
  • Supplies
  • Mixing Colours on the Palette
  • First Washes
  • 2nd Washes Head
  • Left Eye
  • Left Ear and Nostrils
  • Right Eye
  • Right Ear
  • Head Spots
  • Neck Spots
  • Mane
  • Finishing Touches
  • Acacia Branch
  • Combining Paintings in Photoshop
  • Thank you

Taught by

Louise De Masi

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