Watercolor Food Illustration Stack of Pancakes

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If you're an intermediate watercolor artist who loves painting food, or you're interested in learning techniques to improve the level of realism in your work, this class is for you! 

✱ What you'll learn:

  • How to choose and mix colors for realistic results
  • How to layer watercolor without overworking
  • How to use masking fluid to protect highlights 
  • How to create the illusion of transparent syrup
  • How to ensure paint will stay wet for soft gradients/effects
  • My secrets for arriving at high levels of realism while maintaining painterly qualities
  • How to paint whites in watercolor
  • How to use glazing to intensify colors
  • Much more!

✱ Supplies you'll need:

  • Tracing paper
  • Watercolor paper *Cold Press, 140 lbs.
  • Drawing pencils *Suggested grades: HB, 2B
  • Soft graphite eraser
  • Kneaded eraser Optional
  • Watercolor paint set
  • Paint mixing palette
  • Watercolor brushes *Suggested type/sizes: Rounds (14, 10, 3)
  • Cheaper multimedia brushes (for masking fluid) *Suggested type/sizes: Round (1)
  • Masking fluid
  • Container with clean water
  • Absorbent towel or kitchen paper towels
  • Scrap pieces of watercolor paper
  • Masking tape or artist's tape

Hope you enjoy and get a lot from this course. :)

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Thanks so much for your interest in my course!

Before you make your purchase, please read the following.

Due to the digital nature of this course, and your ability to immediately and easily download all included material when your payment is made, refunds/cancellations/exchanges will not be offered.

You will be able to download these materials, save them to your device or external hard drive, and use them as many times as you'd like, moving forward.

*You're free to share the course with family and friends.

All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses and the speeches made in these classes are, and remain, the intellectual property of Erika Lancaster.

These courses are created for educational purposes and are made to be enjoyed by those looking to increase their drawing/painting skills and artistic knowledge.

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(ii) sell artwork created in these courses or share them as your own publicly

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Last updated Dec 30, 2023

When you buy this course, you'll get lifetime access to my Realistic Watercolor Food Illustration (Stack of Pancakes) course, which is made up of 6 value-packed classes in which I teach you, step-by-step, how to paint a believable stack of pancakes topped with syrup and blueberries. I explain my strategy and favorite techniques, in-depth. This course also includes downloadable files (my outline sketch, reference photo, etc.). If you have any questions, send me an email: hello@erikalancaster.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :)

Course Project (Video File -.mp4)
Supplies (Video File -.mp4)
Masking Fluid Placement (Video File -.mp4)
Pancakes + Syrup Layer 1 (Video File -.mp4)
Blueberries + Plate Layer 1 (Video File -.mp4)
Pancakes + Syrup Layer 2 (Video File -.mp4)
Blueberries + Plate Layer 2 (Video File -.mp4)
Removing Masking Fluid + Final Details (Video File -.mp4)
+ Downloadable supply checklist, outline sketch, reference photo, masking fluid photo and photo of my finished piece.

Watercolor Food Illustration Stack of Pancakes

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