WISH UPON A STAR – free Mixed Media Course
Free Mixed Media Course – Scroll down to view all content – PHOTO REFERENCES is in the bottom of this page
Welcome to WISH UPON A STAR – intro, Q&A and good advice
View this video to get a really good start. NOTE: this video was recorded during a live course. Scroll down this page to view all course content.
I wish you happy painting in the “Wish upon a Star” course.
Love and Light – Ida
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WISH UPON A STAR
PART 1 – CREATING YOUR UNDER DRAWING
VIDEO 1 – CREATING THE UNDERLYING DRAWING
In this video I draw the girl in graphite and waterproof colorpencil, showing you the full process. Taking time to create a really good “underdrawing” is acutally a huge part of the finished piece. Take your time to really immerse your self in this important stage in the art making proces.
PART 2 – UNLEASHING THE COLORS
VIDEO 2 – LAYERING IN COLOR I
You have now laid down a solid foundation with your drawing, and its time to start the coloring proces. In this video, I show you how to layer in with watercolor pencils, and we also start up the “activation” with water.
This part of the process continues in video 3
VIDEO 3 – LAYERING IN COLOR II
In this session, we continue the coloring techniques from video 2, creating more layers and we start working in more detail on the face.
PART 3 – FABULOUS FINISH
VIDEO 4 – REFINING AND DETAILS
In this video I move on to creating fine details in waterproof color pencil in the hair and face.
Also, I show you how I work with creating a dusty, dreamy feeling with spraying technique … aaand finally we make some stars to wish upon, yay!
BONUS SESSION – REFINING THE FACIAL EXPRESSION
In this session I go back and refine the facial features even more detalis and refinement especially focusing on colored pencil. Watch this session to get my best tips for creating smooth and detailed finish in colored pencil.
BOUNS LESSON 1: On Loving your art as it is
BONUS LESSON 2: Why is it so hard to draw humans and animals?
For this project, you only need some very basic materials. You can see them all in the photo below the list.
Suggestions for Materials:
NOTE: these are just suggestions. Any brands are just fine, and if you have some colors already, just use what you have and maybe supply a little if you feel like it.
- Water proof color pencils (any brand). I use:
Faber Castell Polychromos:101 white132 light flesh189 cinnamon131 medium flesh191 pompeian red263 caput mortuum violet134 crimson120 ultramarine154 light cobalt turquoise156 cobalt green157 dark indigo
- Water soluble color pencils (any brand) I use:
Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer (vandopløselig):132 light flesh189 cinnamon131 medium flesh191 pompeian red263 caput mortuum violet134 crimson120 ultramarine154 light cobalt turquoise156 cobalt green157 dark indigo
Posca Pens:5M White1MR White
Neocolor II (water soluble)001 white
- Small, round watercolor brushes
fx 01, 04, and 06 size. Any will do,sable or synthetic.
- Water Color Paper,
Canson XL Aquarelle, 300 gms spiral pad
- Board to mount the painting on. could be a wooden board, any paiting board, plexi glass etc
- Painters Tape
- Grahite pencils or graphite mechanical pencil 0.5, preferedly a little hard, fx H, or F lead
- Eraser, Kneaded Eraser and if you have it a stick eraser Tombow Mono Zero round
- A small ruler for making lines
- Fresh ans sharp pencil sharpener (you are going to sharpen a lot)
- Graphite chunck or soft graphite pencil for making a tracing
Painters tape to mount the paper
Click on the photos to acces full size and download. All images are 100% royalty free, and you can use them for your art in any way you like.