Ladybugs - Fun and Easy for Beginners AND Photo Realistic with Water Spots for Advanced

Watercolor Ladybugs Cards and Fun Painting Techniques

Easy Lesson + Advanced Lesson - 2 in 1!

Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home. Whether you want a fun and easy, beginner lesson, or a more advanced lesson, you'll find both here - and more!

A spot of red is always eye catching, and ladybugs are a great spot of color to liven up any flower or landscape. In this lesson, they're the main subject - a simple shape to learn new watercolor painting techniques with.
In the first part of the video, you'll see a quick and easy ladybug made into a fun card. Plastic wrap, pressed into the wet wash, will give it a lively background and give you a new skill in watercolor.
In the second part of the video, you'll see a very realistic ladybug, with a water spot demonstration. Once you master water spots, you can add them to other paintings you've already finished.
Throughout, you'll be inspired by a few of the great ladybug photos available on Pixabay..
So, Go Ladybugs! Paint one today.

This lesson contains an introduction, material downloads and one video demonstration for both cards.

Materials needed: paint, paper, brushes, blank notecards (or fold your own), plastic wrap, and double stick tape or glue to put the painting on the front of the card.

Happy Painting!

(Photo from Pixabay)


Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.



Course Curriculum


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