Edited to add the final paintingfrom the livestream. This has pastel added and then blended with water to soften at the end. You can see that in the video below:) Have a great weekend!
*Note: We are now in Daylight Savings Time and that may affect what time the show goes live where you live. We will be live at 12:30m Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
I had so much fun creating the practise piece for this lesson! This is going to be a fun, loose, watercolor tutorial so check your inner critic at the door and come to my art room and play! We will sketch the flamingo together but please don’t let that scare you, I’ll make it easy, and if you feel like you want a bit more help in the drawing department feel free to check out my new class Learn to Draw with Lindsay, it’s 50% off this month with coupon code DRAWME! If you don’t feel like drawing you can always print and trace the reference photo.
You can watch the live show or the reply in the player below but if you want to chat live with fellow painters or ask me questions then you will want to watch on the YouTube watch page.
You can find the materials I used from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama! Use coupon code: frugal20FS49 for 20% off $49 + Free Shipping (Excludes: Sale, Super Sale, Egift Cards, Buy It Try It’s and Vendor restricted items. Look for the green coupon eligible icon on the product listing.
- Watercolors (Turner) Pyrrole Red, Rose Red, Pearl Red, Naples Yellow, Turquoise
- Watercolor paper: 140# Arches CP 9″x12″ watercolor block (Jerry’s has the block I used on sale for $25.16 today!) *Practise piece done on 6″x9″ aquabee 140# CP
- Watercolor brushes: 1/2″ angle, #1, #4, #8, #12 rounds Mimik (faux) Kolinski or Mimik Faux Squirrel
- Pencil, water buckets, paper towel
- Reference photo we will draw from
- Reference photo for color guidance
I am really looking forward to painting with you today! I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has enrolled in my new Learn to Draw with Lindsay course already. I am delighted to see the beautiful work that has been posted in the classroom and I love hearing how confident my students are becoming in their drawing skills. Here is what some of my students had to say after a few lessons:
“I really enjoyed this lesson Lindsay because it all makes more sense now, the importance of values and shadows to give real life action to ones work. I love your style.” ~Donna Birney
“This is the first time I have drawn a pencil sketch in 30 years. Thank you Lindsay for inspiring me. It’s a lovely course.” ~Sarah Gogan
“Dear Lindsay, thank you so much for offering this class on drawing. I enjoy watching your tutorials on watercolor very much and I am excited to learn to draw. Your teaching style is the best.” ~Joanne Milano
“I’m so excited about this class. I can DOODLE draw – like Tangling but I’m always wanting to draw like this. To really learn drawing skills. Thank u and WOW! I’m in awe! I did this :)” ~Angel Joy
If you would like to join the hundreds of students improving their confidence in drawing while creating beautiful artwork I’d love to have you as a student in Learn to Draw with Lindsay! Let me hold your hand and show you how simple it can be to draw what you see! Don’t miss out on the chance to save 50% on the class through the end of the month. Use Coupon Code DRAWME if the discount doesn’t show up automatically.
I look forward to painting with you live on YouTube at 12:30pm EDT today! Let’s grab our paint and make a splash! Til then happy crafting!