Watercolor Silhouette
All levels | 15 min 55 sec
Create Watercolor
Create Silhouette
Taught by Christine Schmidt
This project appeals to a range of personalities, since you can be loose with creating the watercolor effect and then add structure with a crisp silhouette. Christine shows you different watercolor techniques to build texture and dimension, from layered washes to dry brushing and splattering. The result is a fresh update on the classically Victorian way to capture the likeness of someone you adore.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 11x15" watercolor paper (Christine uses 90lb student grade cold-press paper)
  • tracing paper
  • pencil
  • photo of your loved one
  • alphabet template (included in PDF)
  • cutting mat
  • x-acto knife
  • paper towel
  • water
  • assorted brushes and pallet knife
  • watercolor paint
  • gouache
  • and/or acrylic paints
Learn how to:
  • Use watercolor techniques
  • Create crisp silhouettes
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make watercolor silhouettes
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Christine Schmidt
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Watercolor Silhouette Reviews
600 users recommended this class to a friend
Diana Forbes
Cute idea! Going to try it myself!
April 23, 2024
Kimberly Vicchitto
Fun! Easy to follow, great inspiration
March 21, 2024
Tamra Banks
Simple techniques, detailed instructions
More than 3 months ago