By Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

Silly Watercolor Ghosts

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Ghosts can be spooky specters or silly spirits. In today’s class, we’ll focus on the silly and whimsical aspect of these adorable Halloween inspired illustrations. Using the blending and translucent properties of watercolor, we’l create beautiful ghost shapes that are colorful and unique. We’ll begin by creating a sketch in pencil. Class includes a two-page downloadable template with 4 ghost shapes. Also included, is a Silly Ghost Ideas Page that you can refer to for inspiration for playful accessories, like thick framed glasses, or an elegant chapeau. I’ll show techniques for altering the template and then we’ll start painting.  In class, I’ll show a wet-on-wet technique using blues and purples to paint the body, but you can personalize the colors as you choose.

Course overview - 12

  • Class Supplies

  • Using the Template

  • Painting Ghost #1

  • Painting the Ghost's Body

  • Outlining the Body

  • Painting the Face

  • Painting Final Details

  • Painting Ghost #2

  • Outlining the Body

  • Painting Final Details

  • Class Wrap Up

  • Class Downloads

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Meet your instructor

Daniela Mellen
Daniela MellenArtist & Author
I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me. I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.