In this 40-minute class, you will learn the skills + techniques, and the entire process to create a house portrait of your very own, whether it’s for a gift, for yourself, or maybe even a commission.
What You’ll Learn
Everything you need for illustration + painting
What to look for in a reference photo
How to use a window or lightbox to sketch out the structure
Adding all the details in pencil
When to commit to pen for the final illustration
How to mix colours to match the photo
How to layer the watercolour for depth + richness
How to add architectural embellishments
How to illustrate a variety of common building materials
The importance of adding personal touches
How to add subtle gardens + landscaping
How and where to use a grey marker to create shadows
How to add personalized lettering
Access to Home Sweet Home is immediate + unlimited! Ask me questions + share your completed projects in the discussion area!
This is an EXCELLENT workshop Joanne! I’m trying to think of a pretty enough house to use this technique on, but I am REALLY looking forward to applying all your great techniques. Thank you for making this illustration process feel “do-able” for a non technical doodler! —Claire
Hi Joanne! Can’t wait to make an illustration of my brand new house! Thank you for this workshop!
Some time ago I sketched a house that I wanted to watercolor but I've been procrastinating because I didn't feel confident enough to start the painting part. After watching your workshop I'm ready to start. This has helped me enormously! Thank you so much!
I would love to paint an old Victorian house my grandparents lived in, and this tutorial makes me think I can do better than I probably can! I also really appreciate the added detail of what to do and how to shade other types of house siding! Awesome tutorial Joanne! Thank you so much for teaching it!
Oh, this is wonderful! I was thinking about how I could paint my parents house for them!