£47.00 GBP

This course and the associated videos show Esté MacLeod's trademark Creative Leap method of teaching, where handwriting is used as anchor points. This course is intended for personal development only.

  • I agree not use the processes demonstrated in courses or workshops whether online or in-person.
  • I agree not to share the processes used online or on social media.

You are welcome to share project outcomes, please tag:

  • #estemacleodclass
  • #coloricombo 


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Imaginary Butterflies

In this mini-course we'll be looking at butterflies and how to paint them incorporating techniques and processes.

What You'll Get

  • Drawing, watercolour paint techniques and colours mixing.
  • Four video lessons explaining processes.
  • A resources guide including the Coloricombo colour palette.
  • One year's access from date of signup.



I like using a professional quality paint since the pigments are more concentrated and the colours are stronger: this allows for better mark making and painting techniques. The Golden QoR set is ideal to explore options for a very wide range of colours.


For the two butterfly projects I used cold press watercolour paper size 36cmx53cm. I recommend Arches Aquarelle or Hahnemuhle paper.


Synthetic nylon brushes are used throughout this course. Paintbrushes used Include:

  • Round pointed brush size 8 or 10
  • Flat paint brush
  • Angled brush
  • Small size fan brush
  • Comber brush

I also used a dip pen with watercolour paint for the outline.