Detailed Urban Landscape Painting: Melbourne, Victoria
Paint a beautiful, loose urban landscape of the Princes Bridge in Melbourne, Victoria quickly and easily!
Urban landscapes are an interesting and rich subject, full of life - they're the perfect subject for a watercolor painting.
In this course, we'll be painting a detailed scene of Melbourne, Victoria - from the Princes Bridge, using a variety of wet-in-wet techniques and wet-in-dry techniques. We'll start from the ground up and learn how to compose, plan and draw your landscape scene in pencil first. We'll go through how to emphasize and omit areas in your reference photo to create a more interesting and unique painting.
In this scene, we will use wet-in-wet techniques to paint the colors and soft details in the first wash. This can be a challenge for beginners, but don’t worry, I'm going to show you how to time your brushstrokes to create soft, blended washes to imply light. You'll learn how to gain control, and layer effects to create a soft, atmospheric scene. It's easier than you think! Creating fine, sharp details are just as crucial when painting urban landscapes, as it creates shadows, contrast, and interest. But understanding when to add them is crucial. I'll also show you how to paint common urban landscape elements such as cars, buildings, and people.
I'm excited to get started, so join me in this course - you'll be painting this beautiful scene of Melbourne in no time at all!
*Reference photo under the "Materials Required" lecture