Workshop: From Sketch to Painting with Vlad Yeliseyev

Join Vlad Yeliseyev for this full, 2-3hr Workshop webinar where you'll learn the importance of your value sketch as you take it from sketch to full painting. Filmed live on 11th March 2021.


This painting will be using the second of two sketches (see below) created by Vlad in his 3hr Value sketching workshop on 21st Jan. You may choose to watch this video in advance, but it is not essential. Scroll down to read attendee testimonials.

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During this workshop Vlad will teach you how to adjust your photo for successful composition and how to translate black and white value sketch into the painting. You will learn how to convey looseness of a pencil sketch into watercolour brushstrokes and the final detailing of the watercolour painting.


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P.S. Notice the difference between the photo below and the sketch above. The rationale behind the differences are explained in full by Vlad in his Value sketching workshop

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Recommended materials list

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Graphite pencils 2B, 4B; eraser; pencil sharpener.

Mechanical pencils 0.7 leads HB and 2B

Watercolour paints – recommended colours: cad yellow, yellow ochre light, gold ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, van dyke brown, sepia, indigo, ultramarine, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, cobalt turquoise, dioxazine violet, alizarin crimson, cadmium red.  Right now my palette consist of mix of Holbein, Daniel Smith, Lucas and Schmincke watercolours.

Watercolour paper half sheet, or block approx.  Size 15” x 20”.  I recommend Saunders Waterford or Hahnemuhle 90lb, 140lb or 300lb ROUGH – important!!!

Brushes of your choice:

  • I suggest having at least three sizes watercolor brushes: No 8 to 14 (all round) and sword brush. Yeliseyev Signature SWORD brush and set of  3 brushes handmade in England by Rosemary&Co is available for purchase online.

  • Oil Brushes: short flat No12, long flat No7

Water and water containers.

Spray bottle – small with fine mist.

Artist’s tape or masking tape.

Drawing board or “plexi-glass” sized slightly bigger than your watercolour paper (if you are using watercolour paper in sheets)

Paint palette 10” x 12” or bigger with at least three separate flat mixing areas.

Paper towels and trash bag.

Hair dryer

Sketch book or pad, size up to 8”x 11”


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