In this class with Sunny Carvalho, you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun character, using watercolors and pens. We will discuss different face shapes, body shapes, the value of idea journals and my method of putting it all together in a humorous, interesting way.
Student should bring:
- Pencil and paper
- Brushes for Watercolor Paint _ I like a sable size 4 and 6 - The brushes do not have to be expensive but they do need to be specifically for watercolor paint
- Watercolor Paint - I use QOR (a Golden line of paints) and Daniel Smith but you can use whatever brand you like. I have a plastic travel pallet with all my colors already inside so I'm always ready to start at a moments notice. I prefer the QOR because it comes in tubes and the colors are super-bright. I have used the pan-type pallets, as well. Use what you like. (Also, I recently discovered that DickBlick.com has a Daniel Smith Watercolor sample set of 238 colors for $22! That's a nice option to get to try all the colors).
- A tube of white gouache, white acrylic or white gesso for adding highlights
- Watercolor paper - I am currently in love with the line of pads called "Fluid Easy Block". They come in pads of 15 sheets (bound on 2 sides), lots of different sizes and are inexpensive. They are great for travel and the paper is very nice. They come in Hot Press (smooth) or Cold Press (slightly rougher texture). I love them both.
- Your big imagination!!!!
- I really love Gessoboard. It is a fun, different painting experience than paper. If you'd like to try it, bring a Gessoboard about 6" x 6".
- Faber Castell Pitt Pens in sizes S and XS. You can use other brands as long as they have permanent Indian Ink. After using all brands, the Faber Castell are my favorite and I don’t use other brands.
- A dip pen with a flexible nib and a bottle of Indian Ink. I personally use the dip pen on every painting but sometimes the Indian Ink doesn't travel well and leaks so I always put the little bottle inside a plastic bag just in case.
- A few Faber Castell Pitt Pens in colors. I use the size S not the brush tips. I use these for adding details on top of color. These are relatively inexpensive and really add something to the image.
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