Watercolor Lettering and Illustration

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Overview
Valerie McKeehan
Instructor

“This was my first class with Brit + Co and it won't be my last. It was a great value and I learned a new skill in just a few hours. Thanks, guys!” - Chelsea G., Class Student

Let’s combine some of our favorite things. In this class, you’ll learn how to use watercolors to combine illustrations and florals with lettering. Yes, please!

Artist and illustrator Valerie McKeehan is back to teach you her techniques and tips for creating watercolor designs. You’ll learn how and where to use florals to embellish your letters, the most common readability errors and how to fix them, and the three design principles that Valerie always uses.

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL ALSO KNOW HOW TO:

  • Layout a cohesive design using anchor points, margin lines, and more!
  • Use a Micon pen to add in details to your watercolor illustrations.
  • Work with watercolor to add embellishments and quotes into your final design.

Ready to add an artful twist to your lettering? Enroll in our Watercolor Lettering and Illustration online class today!

Beginner
Skill Level
1 hour
15 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class are a few supplies and the 8-page course workbook created by Valerie.

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS

The colors that Valerie uses in this class are Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet Lake, Mars Black, and Opera Rose.


THE CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES

  • A Welcome Note From Valerie
  • A List of Supplies
  • Tips and Tricks
  • The Final Project (For Reference)
  • Inspiration To Continue
Downloads

Watercolor Lettering and Illustration

Learn how to use florals to embellish watercolor illustrations with artist Valerie McKeehan.
Instructor: Valerie McKeehan
Skill Level: Beginner
$29.00
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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Valerie, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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2. SUPPLIES

Valerie will go over the supplies you'll need to take her class.
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3. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMBELLISHMENTS

Learn the best places to us illustrations and embellishments on your lettering designs.
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4. PRESERVING READABILITY

In this lesson, you'll learn common readability errors you might run into. Valerie will also give you a few tips on how to fix them.
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5. USING ILLUSTRATED LETTERS

Use Valerie's favorite design principles to create a cohesive illustration.
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6. SKETCHING YOUR DESIGN

Let's get started on the class project! First step - sketch it out in pencil.
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7. PAINTING ILLUSTRATIONS WITH WATERCOLORS

It's time to start painting! In this lesson, Valerie will cover watercolor basics. You'll learn how to hold the paint brush, mix colors, water to paint ratios, and more!
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8. LETTERING WITH WATERCOLORS

Now you'll start outlining and adding embellishments to your lettering.
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9. FINISHING TOUCHES

Last but not least, start adding finishing touches to your design. Look for holes to add filler to, or use a Micron pen to add fine details.
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10. FINAL THOUGHTS

You've learned the skills! Now, take the principles you've learned in this course and apply them to all your designs.
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  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Valerie McKeehan
Instructor

“This was my first class with Brit + Co and it won't be my last. It was a great value and I learned a new skill in just a few hours. Thanks, guys!” - Chelsea G., Class Student

Let’s combine some of our favorite things. In this class, you’ll learn how to use watercolors to combine illustrations and florals with lettering. Yes, please!

Artist and illustrator Valerie McKeehan is back to teach you her techniques and tips for creating watercolor designs. You’ll learn how and where to use florals to embellish your letters, the most common readability errors and how to fix them, and the three design principles that Valerie always uses.

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL ALSO KNOW HOW TO:

  • Layout a cohesive design using anchor points, margin lines, and more!
  • Use a Micon pen to add in details to your watercolor illustrations.
  • Work with watercolor to add embellishments and quotes into your final design.

Ready to add an artful twist to your lettering? Enroll in our Watercolor Lettering and Illustration online class today!

Beginner
Skill Level
1 hour
15 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class are a few supplies and the 8-page course workbook created by Valerie.

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS

The colors that Valerie uses in this class are Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet Lake, Mars Black, and Opera Rose.


THE CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES

  • A Welcome Note From Valerie
  • A List of Supplies
  • Tips and Tricks
  • The Final Project (For Reference)
  • Inspiration To Continue
Downloads

Watercolor Lettering and Illustration

Learn how to use florals to embellish watercolor illustrations with artist Valerie McKeehan.
Instructor: Valerie McKeehan
Skill Level: Beginner
$29.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

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47 secs
<% playback %> complete
Now Playing

1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Valerie, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
lock
Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES

Valerie will go over the supplies you'll need to take her class.
lock
Now Playing

3. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMBELLISHMENTS

Learn the best places to us illustrations and embellishments on your lettering designs.
lock
Now Playing

4. PRESERVING READABILITY

In this lesson, you'll learn common readability errors you might run into. Valerie will also give you a few tips on how to fix them.
lock
Now Playing

5. USING ILLUSTRATED LETTERS

Use Valerie's favorite design principles to create a cohesive illustration.
lock
Now Playing

6. SKETCHING YOUR DESIGN

Let's get started on the class project! First step - sketch it out in pencil.
lock
Now Playing

7. PAINTING ILLUSTRATIONS WITH WATERCOLORS

It's time to start painting! In this lesson, Valerie will cover watercolor basics. You'll learn how to hold the paint brush, mix colors, water to paint ratios, and more!
lock
Now Playing

8. LETTERING WITH WATERCOLORS

Now you'll start outlining and adding embellishments to your lettering.
lock
Now Playing

9. FINISHING TOUCHES

Last but not least, start adding finishing touches to your design. Look for holes to add filler to, or use a Micron pen to add fine details.
lock
Now Playing

10. FINAL THOUGHTS

You've learned the skills! Now, take the principles you've learned in this course and apply them to all your designs.
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