Feathers and Fur in Watercolor


Learn Sarah Cray’s secrets for creating approachable, layered watercolor animals that pop!

Please Note: This class was included in the Watercolor Summit 1.0.

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MODULES 1-2: Introduction & Supplies

Learn about the paints Sarah likes to use to get her bright, vibrant colors, plus her recommendations for palettes, paper, and more.

MODULE 3: Painting Fur

Sarah shares her tips for painting realistic-looking animal fur in a soft, loose style –perfect for pet portraits!

MODULE 4: Painting Feathers

Learn to paint feathers and apply the techniques to the base layer of our class project — a colorful little hummingbird!

MODULE 5: Blending Shadows and Creating Depth

Sarah explains how she uses two foundational watercolor techniques, wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, to blend colors softly.

MODULE 6: Defining Shadows and Adding Texture

Working in layers, you’ll add additional feathers and textures to your bird to bring out the highlights, shadows, and textures.

MODULE 7: Finishing Details

Beautiful artwork is always about the final touches. In this module you’ll learn how to apply them and where, so your hummingbird will pop!

See what our students have made!




1 hour 35 minutes






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