Total Time: 1 hour 16 mins 41 secs
Taught by Yao Cheng
Have you ever wanted to know more about Yao Cheng’s creative process? Us too! We sat down with Yao in her gorgeous light-filled studio to have a chat about some frequently asked questions. In this two-part interview-style class, Yao discusses her approach to everything from composition to confidence – and she even shares advice for those who want to digitize their paintings but don’t know where to begin. We hope that her answers will illuminate your path as a watercolor artist and inspire you to keep practicing.
Watercolor FAQs with Yao Cheng
Part 1:
Watercolor FAQs - Creative Process
Yao Cheng
Part 1 is all about Yao’s creative process, including:
- ​How she approaches the blank page
- How she blocks out time to be creative and keeps her paintings looking fresh
- Where she finds inspiration
- How she composes and plans paintings
- How she organizes her studio (and keeps it organized)
- How she makes her paintings looks so effortless
- How to find confidence as a painter
- Advice for turning original artwork into digital prints
Part 2:
Watercolor FAQs - Paints, Brushes, Paper and More
Yao Cheng
In Part 2, we ask Yao about technical aspects of her painting process, including:
- How to get started making art prints at home
- What paints, papers and brushes Yao recommends
- When to use tube paints versus paint blocks
- When to clean your palette (and how to do it)
- How to fix painting mistakes
- The difference between cold press and hot press paper
- Which brush sizes are the most important for beginners to have
- How to compose a great color palette and explore color
- Tips for working with masking fluid and drawing gum
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