Goodbye, Summer! (Nomleyville Gnomes)
Waving adieu to the season with one last dip in the pool!
Rather than be sad summer is over, come and and celebrate the fun with Bye, Summer! This happy gnome is getting in one (or maybe more) trip to the pool where he's relaxing on his favorite flamingo float with a cool drink in his hand.
For this project, you'll receive a step-by-step instruction sheet along with the design and lettering so all you have to do is trace it onto the paper and you're ready to paint. We'll be spending some time on what pigments make the best skin-tones as well as creating water reflections.
The art utilizes pure color in the flamingo and the gnome's hat, shorts and snorkel gear. What does this mean? It means that rather than shading with an analogous palette or with a staining color, all the shading is created through values of each pigment. For this reason, I do recommend you have a good yellow, yellow-green, pink and bright blue pigment to help you achieve these gorgeous, juicy colors too!
Other important things to know:
Do I Have To Know How To Draw?
No, you do not. You will be provided with step-by-step instructions along with the design and lettering to trace onto your paper.
Do I Need To Know How To Paint?
You do need some experience with watercolors, washes, etc. to successfully take this class, but beginners with adventurous and courageous attitudes are always most welcome!
Do I Have To Have Your Exact Supply List?
No, you don't. I encourage you to use what you already have with the exception of specific requirements. Your results will vary from mine regardlesss of whether you're using the exact same pigments as we all paint differently.
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"
Start1 - Skintones (14:43)
Start2 - Reflections, Hats & Noses (14:43)
Start3 - Painting The Cup & Float (8:08)
Start4 - Adding The Mask & First Layer of Water (8:11)
Start5 - Adding The Cup Details & Pen Work (7:15)
Start6 - Another Layer To The Water & Pencil Work (13:02)
Start7 - Final Adjustments and Details (7:18)