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 talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art - a waste of time! I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. I also kept painting.

I wanted my paintings to be realistic, but the watercolor teachers would roll their eyes and tell me, "That's not how you paint watercolors."

Despite the naysayers, I just kept going and taught myself how to paint realism, the way I wanted it, with watercolors. After years of practicing (and lots of bad paintings), I got really good.


I found that not only did I really enjoy teaching other people (and giving them the encouragement I never had), I continued to learn and improve my art through teaching others. It's a win-win!

And so, I set up this site (and my Patreon site) to encourage other people to give watercolor a try. I think it improves their life and that anyone lucky enough to be able to afford the materials and time to dabble in painting is blessed. Whether (or not) you ever turn into a master painter or just gain the admiration of your friends and family.

Watercolor is doable. The more people painting, the better the world will be. Give it a try today!

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


Course Curriculum


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