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

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'


Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.


When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

Have fun and learn from a master - sign up today!


Course Curriculum


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