Watercolor Summer Fruit Illustrations

Erika Lancaster Artist
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Just getting started with watercolor and looking for fun projects that'll help you advance basic skills or learn essential tips to help you make faster progress? Or perhaps you're a bit more advanced and are looking for new techniques or fresh ideas for artwork that you can use to create super cute greeting cards, bookmarks, etc. to give away this Summer?

If you're in either camp, this course is for you! 

By the end of this course, you'll have created vibrant watercolor illustrations of five different Summer fruits. You'll also have my 5-step process mastered, which you can take to other watercolor pieces you may choose to work on in the future. 

I've organized the classes in this course so that we're able to work on these illustrations starting with the one I consider to be the easiest, and we make our way toward the most challenging one. I'd recommend working through the classes in this order, especially if you're just getting started with watercolor. 

✱ What You'll Learn:

-My 5-step process for quick, vibrant watercolor illustrations that have dimension and "glow"
-How to create preliminary sketches for 5 different fruits using a pencil                        -How to combine wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques in one same illustration
-How to plan colors and create color mixtures effectively for loose (but realistic) watercolor pieces
-Lots of tips on water control, how to steer clear of muddy colors, and how to avoid overworking your watercolor pieces                                                                                                                                 

✱ Supplies you'll need:

-Drawing pencil (I would recommend a 2H, H, HB, or B grade)
-Soft graphite eraser
-Watercolor set
-Watercolor paper (I use Cold Press- 140 lbs.)
-Watercolor paintbrushes (I use two rounds in sizes 3 and 10)
-Color mixing palette
-Water container
-Absorbent towel or regular kitchen paper towels                                                                  -Scrap pieces of watercolor paper

✱ This course includes downloadable files:

-My outline sketches for these five fruits (which you can transfer onto your sheets of watercolor paper if you'd like to skip over the freehand sketching process)

-Photos of my finished watercolor illustrations which you're free to use as references as you're working

-Reference photos for these different fruits which I used loosely to choose colors and to observe specific areas to bring more realism into my pieces (like the peach pit)

-Your supply checklist, which includes the specific colors I used for each illustration​

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

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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.

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Last updated Oct 29, 2023

When you buy this course, you'll get lifetime access to my Watercolor Summer Fruit Illustration course, which is made up of 7 value-packed classes in which I share my process and techniques for painting 5 different vibrant fruits. This course also includes downloadable files (my outline sketches, reference photos, supply list, 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. :)

Supplies (Video File -.mp4)
Course Project (Video File -.mp4)
Watermelon Slice Illustration (Video File -.mp4)
Green Apple Illustration (Video File -.mp4)
Clementine Illustration (Video File -.mp4)
Pair of Cherries Illustration (Video File -.mp4)
Peach Illustration (Video File -.mp4)
+ Downloadable supply checklist, outline sketches, reference photos and photos of my finished illustrations.

Watercolor Summer Fruit Illustrations

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