What Will I Learn?
- how shadows, highlights and reflected light work (and give us clues about form and space)
- how to suggest a soft highlight
- how to suggest natural-looking shadows
- how to suggest a shadow that includes some transmitted light (shining through a partially transparent object).
Then you’ll use your understanding of highlights and shadows to paint three cat’s-eye marbles in the sunlight.
- all lessons in the Getting Started Lesson
- How to Transfer a Drawing from Project 1 (Spring Chickadee)
- How to Make and Apply Vibrant, Juicy Color from Project 1 (Spring Chickadee)
- Mechanics of Mixing from Project 1 (Spring Chickadee)
Supplies You Will Need:
- supplies listed in the Required Materials list for Watercolor Jumpstart set up and ready to paint
- pencil and kneaded eraser
- woodless pencil or graphite stick (optional, but handy) or a regular pencil
- a 1/16th (approx. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″, 14 x 19 cm) sheet of watercolor paper for the project, taped to your support board
- at least five 1/16th approx. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″, 14 x 19 cm) sheets of watercolor paper for the project lessons
- several scrap pieces of watercolor paper for testing and practicing colors and brushstrokes (if you are just starting out you may not have any such “scraps” yet; but as you go along save all your exercise and practice sheets and use the backs as your “test sheets”)
Note: Set your printer to “no scaling” or “print actual size” instead of “fill page” to print the templates at the correct size for your watercolor paper.