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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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Video so good, it's better than being there in person.
With multiple camera angles and the ability to pause and rewind, our classes get you up close to the action so you don't miss a step.
You were made to create.
We believe anyone can be an artist... even if they never went to art school. The need to be creative is built right into our DNA, and sometimes it just takes the right medium and a little practice to light that creative fire!