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From this lesson begins the basic watercolor course of Michael Solovyev. You will learn the first two of the basic watercolor techniques: Wash and Lifting (or washout) on dry paper.

In addition to simple washing, you will learn what multilayer wash is. But most importantly, you will learn the first Watercolor Golden Rules.

Of course, throughout the lesson, Michael will share his personal tips - namely, personal experience and secrets that make his lessons and masterclasses so popular.


In the second lesson of the course we continue to study the basic techniques of watercolor. In this lesson, you will get acquainted with the soul of watercolor - wet on wet. Without a doubt, this is the most important technique. Michael will return to it several more times in other video tutorials, telling about its tricks and features. Lifting on the wet paper is another technique that will bring a lot of light to your watercolors, allowing you to gently remove pigments.

The third part of the lesson is devoted to the Dry Brush technique - the very technique that gives so much vividness and spontaneity to watercolor paintings. And, as always, you can count on a lot of tips and secrets of the master.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 2: Using a Background in a Portrait.

When there is only one subject on our paper (in this case a portrait) we need to find the best way to create the right background for our subject. What are the rules to follow? What tasks does a well-constructed background help to solve? How to add an emotional component to our project? In this course, we will take a closer look at the options for building a background. And, of course, we will practice hourly painting portraits in different combinations to test our theory in practice.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 3: Colored Jazz - Selection of Colors

One of the most important decisions you need to make before starting work is how to build your palette in relation to a specific project. What base mixes to use, and how to create a harmonious set of colors. A well-chosen palette helps to add emotionality and balance to our watercolor. Using the example of the cityscape, we will analyze the methodology for approaching the project and... of course, we will paint the completed artwork step by step. And even... two.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 4:
Dry Brush

Dry brush is one of the most important techniques for me. But I don't use it in the usual way... In this course, I will not only share the rules and work with a dry brush, but I will also make a finished artwork using only this technique. We will go to Girona, Spain.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 5:
How to Build a Project Using the Dry Brush Technique

The dry brush technique is one of my favorite techniques. But the secret is that the brush is not actually dry at all. The main thing is how you use this brush... In this course we will build an entire landscape using only one dry brush technique and a limited set of colors.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 6: Lifting in Watercolor:

The lifting technique (or Wash Out) is a completely special technique that exists only in watercolor. It is usually used only occasionally, but in my work it is a very large part of the process. Moreover, sometimes it is possible to build an entire artwork only on this technique. How - I will show and tell you in this course.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 7

Jazzy Watercolor, Course 1: Foundations of Building a Watercolor Project

With this course, I'm starting a new Jazzy Watercolor lesson block, gathering all the ideas and tricks about my personal vision of watercolor. In the first introductory episode, we'll take a look at a simple cityscape. We will create it step by step, working almost without a sketch and guided by my personal methodology of project building. For this we will go to Girona, Spain.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 1

The peculiarities of working with a model in the studio are primarily due to soft and diffused light, which is very different from the sunlight on the street. In this course, we'll cover the basic rules for working with a model. We will pay particular attention to mixing colors to get the right skin tone.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 2

To work with a figure in full growth, we will use a new technique - something between the traditional style and painting wet on wet. We will focus specifically on the use of negative space and composition.

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