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Watercolor Painting - Understanding Tone

I believe this course will assist you in judging tone and improve your painting skills.

4.85 / 5.0
284 students 43 minutes

Created by Arie Swanepoel, offered on Udemy

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Understanding tone can be one of the most difficult concepts to understand when painting in watercolours.

But it is also the most rewarding skill to learn to produce high quality art.

If you are one of those artists who’s artwork sometimes appears to be faded and you have always wander how you could improve your painting skills, this course is for you.

I’ve invested years in learning the fundamentals behind watercolour art. When you learn and paint with me, you’ll become a better artist and improve your own signature style.

So I made it a point in this course to really concentrate on tonal values and how to judge tone.

What you will learn

  • What tone is.
  • How to judge tone to improve your own painting skill.
  • How light and shadows effect tone.
  • How to use edges in your paintings.
  • You will do two valuable exercises to improve your skills and understanding of tone.
  • You will do a project: Paint with me - a monochrome painting of two old boots.
  • You will do a second project: Paint with me - Seeing color as tone with a painting of a scavenger bird.


  • No previous experience needed but an open mind to loosen up.
  • A specific list of the supplies required is available in the “Supply List” PDF.
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  • Price: $94.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 43 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.4/10

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