Watercolor + Sketching Tutorials for Beginners

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how to draw hands using simple shapes
How to Draw Hands
In this step by step drawing tutorial, I teach you how to draw hands freehand successfully by using simple shapes.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
a woman with red hair and polka dot scarf holding up a sign that says, looseness
How to Loosen Up Your Art
In this video, I provide practical tips that you can start incorporating today to help you loosen up your drawings and paintings for more expressive, unique results.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
the importance of sketchbooks and best sketchbook tips
Why Sketchbooks Are Important for Artists
In this must-watch video for beginner and intermediate artists, I explain the 5 main reasons why sketchbooks are invaluable tools for artists and 5 practical tips to help you make the most out of one.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
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Technical vs. Creative Art Skills
In this video, I explain the difference between technical and creative art skills and why they are both so important to develop as artists. Ignoring one of these is a huge mistake because it will stall your progress.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
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Improve Your Art With This Strategy
In this video, I explain a powerful strategy that you can use to improve your art and develop your style much faster. I also share a timelapse of a mixed media piece I created in my current sketchbook.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
an image of a painting with the words why drawing is important yes even for painters
Why Painters Should Improve Their Drawing Skills
In this video, I explain why learning to draw and developing your drawing skills is important for any artist, even those who consider themselves primarily painters.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
watercolor summer bouquet loose flower art project for kids to do with their favorite colors
Easy Watercolor Bouquet Tutorial
In this beginner friendly watercolor tutorial, I teach you how to paint roses, coneflowers, tulips, lavender and wildflowers. We then bring them together to create a beautiful Summer-inspired bouquet.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
someone writing on paper with the words how to use the rules of thirds to improve your art
How to Use the Rule of Thirds to Improve Your Drawings and Paintings
In this blog post, I explain how to use the Rule of Thirds to take your art to the next level. Apply these practical tips to improve your visual compositions for better drawings and paintings.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
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The Difference Between Technical and Creative Art Skills
Artist, are you developing both of these essential skills? In this must-watch video for artists, I explain the difference between Technical and Creative Skills, why both are essential to develop, and practical tips on how to do this.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
four watercolor paintings of different vases and flowers
Color Scheme Line and Wash Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I teach you how to use bold, expressive color schemes in your paintings. These are color schemes that have been used by artists throughout history to create aesthetic, harmonious results that effectively communicate different messages.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
In this step by step tutorial, I explain how to paint believable trees with watercolor pencils. If you want to learn how to sketch and paint trees that have dimension and depth with watercolor pencils, so that you can then add them into full landscapes, look no further! Watercolor Pencil Tutorial, Trees With Watercolor, Sketch And Paint, Paint Trees, Pencil Tutorial, Trees Watercolor, How To Sketch, Watercolor Pencil
How to Paint Trees Watercolor Pencil Tutorial
In this step by step tutorial, I explain how to paint believable trees with watercolor pencils. If you want to learn how to sketch and paint trees that have dimension and depth with watercolor pencils, so that you can then add them into full landscapes, look no further!
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
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Best Watercolor Pencil Tips + Yellow Rose Tutorial
In this blog post and video tutorial, I explain must know watercolor pencil tips that will help you progress your skills faster. I also share a step by step tutorial for a realistic yellow rose.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
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Watercolor Pencils vs. Paint
In this video tutorial, I explain the differences and similarities between watercolor pencils and traditional paint. Discover which medium is best for you.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
a drawing of a blue and gold macaw with colored pencils in the background
Watercolor Pencil Bird Drawing Tutorial
In this step by step tutorial, I teach you how to paint a realistic blue and gold macaw with watercolor pencils. I share my layering process and favorite techniques that help me achieve depth and glow.
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
pink rose watercolor pencil drawing step - by - step instructions for beginners to draw
Watercolor Pencils How to Draw a Realistic Pink Rose
In this step-by-step watercolor pencil tutorial, I share my process for painting a realistic pink rose. I spill the tea on the process and techniques I use to arrive at beautiful, glowing results. #watercolorpencils #watercolourpencilflower #watercolorflowertutorial
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher
Erika Lancaster- Sketching/Watercolor Artist + Online Art Teacher