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Painting a Starry Night Sky with Watercolors

This class is suitable for the adventurous watercolor beginner. In this class I will show you how to paint a starry night sky and a forest silhouette with wa...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This class is suitable for the adventurous watercolor beginner.

In this class I will show you how to paint a starry night sky and a forest silhouette with watercolors. My process demonstration will allow you to follow along and create some cute bookmarks at the same time.

Even though the scene we will paint might look complex, I trust it’s broken down into easy to follow steps, that a watercolor beginner is able to paint the starry night sky as well as the forest silhouette.

By the end of this class you’ll know how to paint a night sky with stars and how to add a simplified forest silhouette. In addition you will have some gifts to give to your friends 🙂

Don’t forget to follow me on Skillshare. Click the “follow” button and you’ll know when I launch a new class. Feel free to follow me on Instagram or facebook as well 🙂 That’s where I post my work the most.

Have fun painting!

PS.: A list with suggested supplies for this class is available as download (pdf) in the class project. Or follow the links below. Here is also a link to all my favorite art supplies in general.

Watercolor paper:
small watercolor pad (Strathmore)
9×12 watercolor pad (Canson)

Payne’s Gray (Winsor & Newton)
French Ultramarine (Daniel Smith)
Helio Turquoise (Schmincke)
Permanent Green Light (Daniel Smith)
Pure Yellow (Schmincke)

White Ink:
Gelly Roll Ink Pen (Sakura)
Bleed Proof White Ink (Dr. PH. Martin’s)
Copic White Ink

Any round watercolor brush should work, as long as it forms a nice pointed tip, when wet. Try to avoid brushes that fray or have loose hair. Usually the medium priced generic watercolor brushes in your local art supply store should work for this class.

You will learn

Let’s make some bookmarks! I find that this type of painting is an excellent base for bookmarks. Especially if you’re not certain about the whole picture after your first try. Trust me, it will look perfect as bookmarks.

Take your picture, turn it so the unpainted side faces you. Divide the width of the painting by 5 or 6 (depending how wide you’d like your bookmarks to be). Mark the bookmark widths and draw lines, so you have a guide to cut.

Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut along the lines. Voila! There are your bookmarks! :)

If you like this idea, just get creative:
Paint another picture with different color ways (as shown in the exercises)
add names to the bookmarks;
wait with adding stars – cut first – then add the stars in the shape of constellations…

I’m sure you’ll find happy recipients for your bookmarks, I always do ;)

Don’t forget to post and share post your completed projects to the class Project Gallery! I’d love to see what you create and I’m sure other students love to see it too :)

Also, if you have any class related questions, please ask! I’m more than happy to answer your questions.


There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Tangledpen knowledge.

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This course is suitable for beginners.

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Who is the instructor? Is Jana Bodin a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Jana Bodin has created 3 courses that got 45 reviews which are generally positive. Jana Bodin has taught 962 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 45 reviews. Depending on the information available, Jana Bodin is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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