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Watercolour Painting - Pen/Ink and Wash Sketching ESSENTIALS

Learn Pen and Wash by painting some Landscapes of the beautiful Russian town of Suzdal

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36 students2 hours 38 minutes

Created by Watercolour Mentor, offered on Udemy

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This Watercolour Pen and Wash course is designed for beginners with a desire to learn the essentials of Pen and Wash Watercolours.

In this class, I will show you the FUN and EASY way to enter into the world of watercolours, and turn your holiday photographs or any reference picture into simple, yet beautiful paintings. By the end of this course, you will have a firm understanding of the processes and techniques of turning any photograph into a pen and wash painting!

This unique class contains over 10 landscape painting demonstrations, based on photographs taken in the beautiful Russian town of Suzdal. I will walk you through how to complete each painting step by step!

In this Watercolour Painting - Pen and Wash Sketching Techniques course, I will cover basics such as:

  • Materials - what paints, paper, brushes and pens you will need

  • The correct use of values in painting

  • How to sketch a subject easily by simplifying a landscape into basic shapes

  • Using essential watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry


Referring to the attached reference pictures in this course, complete 2-4 sketches using the techniques and processes described in this class. You can follow along in the video, or you can have a try afterwards by yourself.

If you have other reference photos you'd like to try, then how about turning these into line and wash paintings? Post your results below! You can choose any beach landscape or even another type of landscape altogether. I will be available and respond to any questions or feedback you may have. I would love to hear from you.

What you will learn

  • What essential materials you need for pen and wash
  • How to sketch with an ink pen
  • Essential watercolor painting techniques
  • The importance of value and tone in watercolour painting
  • Painting skies in watercolour
  • Sketching and painting simple landscapes in watercolour
  • Using colour effectively in watercolour
  • Portraying light effectively in watercolour


  • No prerequisites - however ensure you check the 'materials' videos before starting.
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  • Price: $94.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 2 hours 38 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.1/10

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