Painting with Watercolors: From Inspiration to Fashion Illustration

Provided by:
0/10 stars
based on  87 reviews
Provided by:
Cost $8/mo
Start Date On demand
Painting with Watercolors: From Inspiration to Fashion Illustration

Course Details

Cost

$8/mo

Skillshare offers a wide variety of free and Premium courses on creative skills, marketing and more.

Get One Month Free

Upcoming Schedule

  • On demand

Course Provider

Skillshare online courses
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

Provider Subject Specialization
Arts & Design
Business & Management
34 reviews

Course Description

Learn how to illustrate your favorite runway look with watercolor painting! With video lessons, curated resources, and hands-on exercises, this class will give you tools and confidence to bring your fashion dreams to life.

In bite-sized lessons, fashion illustrator and Paper Fashion founder Katie Rodgers shares her process for creating stunning watercolor fashion illustrations in a thoughtful and artistic way — all so you can paint your own. You'll explore:

  • Inspiration (including Katie's go-to sites!)
  • Sketching
  • Applying Watercolors
  • Finishing Touches (including glitter, adding detail with fine tip pens, and more)

Best of all, you can use this class as a creative community and resource. Share your process and final watercolor paintings in the project gallery, and post your work on Instagram with the hashtag #paperfashionclass!

In the world of fashion, most garments only receive praise once they are ...

Learn how to illustrate your favorite runway look with watercolor painting! With video lessons, curated resources, and hands-on exercises, this class will give you tools and confidence to bring your fashion dreams to life.

In bite-sized lessons, fashion illustrator and Paper Fashion founder Katie Rodgers shares her process for creating stunning watercolor fashion illustrations in a thoughtful and artistic way — all so you can paint your own. You'll explore:

  • Inspiration (including Katie's go-to sites!)
  • Sketching
  • Applying Watercolors
  • Finishing Touches (including glitter, adding detail with fine tip pens, and more)

Best of all, you can use this class as a creative community and resource. Share your process and final watercolor paintings in the project gallery, and post your work on Instagram with the hashtag #paperfashionclass!

In the world of fashion, most garments only receive praise once they are showcased on runways or featured in magazines. Don't let this standard overlook the most beautiful part of the production process: the fashion illustration! Whether you're a budding beginner or a pro looking for a fun project, use this class as a perfect opportunity to reclaim this moment and create an illustration of beauty!

  

Sample Fashion Illustrations with Watercolors by Katie Rodgers

Reviews 0/10 stars
87 Reviews for Painting with Watercolors: From Inspiration to Fashion Illustration

Ratings details

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.

Sort By
Marianne Garcia profile image
Marianne Garcia profile image

Marianne Garcia

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This is a fun class topic for anyone interested in fashion and glitter. :D
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Nika Martinez profile image
Nika Martinez profile image

Nika Martinez

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I really love the way she explains and the delicate way she draws, very easy to understand if your mother language is not english.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Nat Raj profile image
Nat Raj profile image

Nat Raj

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great insight into Katie's process and techniques. Her years of practice obviously make it look effortless, but it's a lot harder than it looks!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Jody McNarland profile image
Jody McNarland profile image

Jody McNarland

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
It was a good class, a great followup to her Katie's shoe illustration course. There are one or two shots in the videos where her hand completely obscures what she's doing but overall, definitely worth it.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Jessica Angrave profile image
Jessica Angrave profile image

Jessica Angrave

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This class is just beautiful. Katie's makes her paintings look effortless x
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Fauna C. profile image
Fauna C. profile image

Fauna C.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Very cute and easy to understand class! I love how "easy but in detail" of this class so if you just start with your watercolour and love fashion, try take this class and I think this will help you improve your skill!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Brooke Rankins profile image
Brooke Rankins profile image

Brooke Rankins

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great class! Very helpful and the teacher is super talented!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Lise S. profile image
Lise S. profile image

Lise S.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I took this class because I enjoy artistic activities as an hobby. I learnt some cool technics and I loved how clear and helpful the course was. Thank you.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Kate Smith profile image
Kate Smith profile image

Kate Smith

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Little details and tips will help those who are already familiar with fashion illustration and watercolour. Not so useful for those who have never tried before or don't have a lot of skill in sketching and understanding colour.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Mirah Bashiti profile image
Mirah Bashiti profile image

Mirah Bashiti

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Thank you PaperFashion for this really helpful class, I really enjoyed watching it and learnt a lot. It was very inspiring.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Liliana Martinez profile image
Liliana Martinez profile image

Liliana Martinez

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I love it!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Carla Koby profile image
Carla Koby profile image

Carla Koby

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I love her class she's amazing
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Debra Gibson- Welch profile image
Debra Gibson- Welch profile image

Debra Gibson- Welch

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Learned so much from Katie Ridgers in this class. I am a big fan and I was delighted that she shared not only how to illustrate but the tools she uses for her beautiful work! Love this class, more from Katie Rodgers please, she is so talented and amazing.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Zulema Quintanar profile image
Zulema Quintanar profile image

Zulema Quintanar

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This is something for everyone wanting to learn or as for me getting re- inspired. It was easy to follow. She explained it perfectly and love all the resources that were included. Beautifully done can't wait to take other classes with Katie!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Tonya Rivas-Rios profile image
Tonya Rivas-Rios profile image

Tonya Rivas-Rios

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I really enjoyed the teaching and resources. As a beginner, all was very applicable. I'm hooked and ready to do many more illustrations!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Julie London profile image
Julie London profile image

Julie London

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Loved, loved Katie's class. She is a first rate teacher. Her watercolor techniques are fabulous and her application of embellishments opened up a whole new world for me. I was so inspired by Katie's class that I happily purchased a lovely new set of watercolors. The class is well paced, engrossing, yet practical and succinct. Katie's introductory watercolor class is also wonderful.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Sarah Cooper profile image
Sarah Cooper profile image

Sarah Cooper

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I loved this class, it's a really good introduction into illustrating runway looks and the embellishment part is a real bonus. thumbs up from me :)
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Love W. profile image
Love W. profile image

Love W.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Loved Katie's class, I am already a fashion illustrator but her lessons were so inspiring and very easy to follow. I adore her, she's a lovely creature.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Amber Myers profile image
Amber Myers profile image

Amber Myers

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I really liked the class, it was a lot of fun. I would love to know how you go about adding animations to your drawings. A video for that would be awesome!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Miruna Pria profile image
Miruna Pria profile image

Miruna Pria

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This was greaaaaat!!!! The class that i needed to be a master!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Tif Matthews profile image
Tif Matthews profile image

Tif Matthews

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great class!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Alison Quine profile image
Alison Quine profile image

Alison Quine

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great fun class! Katie gives good clear instructions and the videos are easy to follow and show the work clearly and closely, which is important.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Heather RJ Fletcher profile image
Heather RJ Fletcher profile image

Heather RJ Fletcher

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great class! Very informative and helpful!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Lisa Adams profile image
Lisa Adams profile image

Lisa Adams

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I highly recommend this tutorial lesson. I am an illustrator also, self taught and studied fashion design. I still enjoy learning tips from others, always room to improve. I tend to use markers however I have used water pencils and coloured pencils in the past. It was time for something new.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Christina Maloney profile image
Christina Maloney profile image

Christina Maloney

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
this class re-energized my love for drawing and painting that's not digital!!! Katie's demos are easy to follow, she is extremely talented and presents the material in a way that makes you feel and create goals that are achievable.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
A M profile image
A M profile image

A M

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I enjoyed this class and watching the videos, but I really wished for a different viewing angle several times. It was frustrating to see Katie's hand instead of the brush tip or pencil. I also would have wished for more content considering that other classes offer 2 or 3 times the amount of videos (or at least longer video instruction) for the same 20$ fee. I am just a beginner and so this class was now more of a general overview over Katie's work and processes, not so much a real "instruction/teaching" class. I can see how a seasoned illustrator/designer would be really taking the hints/ideas and run with it because they already have the pencil/watercolor skills. This is why I am not recommending this class as a "how-to"class (which is what I was expecting). The various categories that were promised to be covered (e.g. mixing watercolor skintones etc.) were just not covered in the depth that I would have hoped for and needed.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Elaine Biss profile image
Elaine Biss profile image

Elaine Biss

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This class was amazing! I have been using watercolors for a long time but the techniques taught here really help sharpen your skills. It pushes your skill from your comfort zone and shows you how even mistakes can be beautiful. Thanks Katie!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Hannah Skalleberg profile image
Hannah Skalleberg profile image

Hannah Skalleberg

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Awesome class! I will surely be learning from this and using it in the future!
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
MaJo Bautista V profile image
MaJo Bautista V profile image

MaJo Bautista V

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I was expecting so much more from the class. Katie is an awesome illustrator and I love her work, but her videos were lacking explanation and depth. It isn't enough to film yourself doing what you naturally do and saying "this is how I do it". Watercoloring is a technique and therefore there are ways to teach it. I think resources were lacking and also explanations to make it a good course for beginners. It was ok for someone who's already experienced with drawing the human body and coloring with watercolors, but definitely, not enough content for beginners.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Jo Gifford profile image
Jo Gifford profile image

Jo Gifford

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
really inspiring class which got me drawing, and I havent stopped! :)
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag

Rating Details


  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.