Painting Realistic Wildlife in Watercolour

a course with domestika

Learn how to paint realistic wildlife illustrations with watercolour by exploring a variety of techniques to create layers, texture and depth. With 18 lessons and 30 additional resources, this in-depth course is designed to help confident beginners tackle more ambitious projects.

About the Course:

At the beginning of this 2023, I filmed my course on how to paint realistic wildlife illustrations with watercolour. I’ve poured nearly twenty years of painting with watercolours into 18 lessons, and 30 additional resources. ⁠ By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create a wildlife portrait – I chose to do a giraffe, but all the skills you’ll learn will allow you to choose your own muse.

You can also join the class forum, where you can share your project and get my feedback and advice on your paintings, and meet fellow painters! 

See you on Domestika!

Ella x

Ella has a way of showing & explaining parts of watercolor like no one ever does. The kind of tricks that really make a difference. Thank you!

course contents

Everything you Need to Paint Compelling Animal Portraits

In this online course, you’ll learn how to paint realistic wildlife illustrations with watercolour. I guide you through the basics, teaching you how to mix colours and master brush & water control techniques. You’ll learn how to tackle animal textures, including fur, hair, horns, scales, and skin.

By the end of it, you’ll be able to make a painting you can be proud of – and carry those skills over into your next project, whatever it may be.

what we cover:

Get access to a unique bonus tutorial

If you purchase the course through the links on my website, I’ll give you access to a special extra video; how to paint an elephant. To claim it, simply buy my course on Domestika, and then send me proof of purchase (on Instagram or by email). I’ll send you the link and password!

‘Mixing Colours: How to Avoid Mud’: the best spent 20 minutes of my life!


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Watercolour artist, paper maven, owner of too many notebooks and not enough pens…