Color & Design: Tools for building images in Gouache and Watercolor by Mitchell McAlevey

By Mitchell McAlevey





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Color & Design: Tools for building images in Gouache and Watercolor by Mitchell McAlevey

with Artist, Mitchell McAlevey


This class focuses on creating illustrations using my signature painting method, which combines watercolor and gouache to create opaque, colorful portraits and floral patterns. We will cover everything from the initial inspiration, all the way to the final touches, and everything in between. Students will learn how to create floral patterns without relying on sketching, enhance their confidence with their paintbrushes, and learn how to create the illusion of depth with simple painting methods.


This course is for beginner and intermediate artists who are already familiar with painting and drawing. Students will explore alternative ways of developing aesthetics and help them discover their artistic voice. If you desire to create artwork that stands out and breaks boundaries, you don't want to miss this.


By the end of this course, students will have gained an in-depth understanding of using gouache and watercolor with confidence and approach illustrations from a different perspective. Students will have a more extraordinary account of design, color, and painting methods, along with painting materials and techniques.

Fundamentals of Sketching - Keeping a Sketchbook

How to choose a Color Palette with Spontaneity

Telling a Story with Restrictions

Meet Your Creator
I am Mitchell McAlevey, currently a full-time artist from California.
I started my artistic journey six years ago after being encouraged to pursue art by my friend and mentor. I attended art school, where I studied illustration, which opened my eyes to all the possibilities in art. I quickly discovered my passion for traditional media, graphic design, and fine art.
As a student, I wasn't sure what kind of art I wanted to create, so I focused on the process of making art, not necessarily what I was creating. This decision eventually taught me how to control my tools, mediums and how to balance my images. By not limiting myself to one genre or type of art, I have combined fine art, graphic design, and illustration.
Finding your voice isn't always easy, but I've discovered tools and tricks that have worked for me, and I am excited to share them with all of you.

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