Sci Fi Environments Explored with Robert Watts


Registration open.

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.



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Demos will be available to watch on this platform 2 weeks after the final lesson.

Date : 15 – Sep, 13 – Oct

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Thursday

Level : All Levels Welcome

Methods for painting a nebula-starfield, various alien appearing landscapes, and landscapes with alien artifact(s) included. Demos of each new task each week to show how we can systematically produce good results. An assortment of images for each weeks assignment will be provided to get your creativity flowing. What you learn here will apply to any future non-scifi subjects as well. Every attempt will be made to keep the tasks as achievable as possible.


One 22” X 30” Strathmore wet media board $16.95… or any Crescent heavy weight cold press 20” X 30” illustration board. (these will be cut into 6 equal pieces of approx. 10” x 10”)

A ½ or 1” inch white sable flat and a #4 and #6 round white sable. Preferred brand is Robert Simmons White Sable with Gold Tip handle.



-Alizarin Crimson

-Winsor Green (same as phathlo green)

-Ultramarine blue

-Cobalt blue

-Brilliant yellow

-Cad Orange (not cad free version)

-Lemon yellow

-Ivory black

-Permanent White (lg. tube OR Dr. Martins bleed proof white jar-preferred)


-Masking tape.

-A small water sprayer (nothing fancy)

Robert Watts

Robert Watts is the consummate professional. His credits include lead illustrator for Ryan Aeronautical, Navy Combat Artist during Vietnam and founding President of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego. His awards include, but are not limited to, ‘Best of Show’ and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93. Mr. Watts attended both Pratt Institute and Art Center. With over 30 years of experience, Robert Watts has worked for varied clients including NASA, American Airlines, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Watts is currently one of the premier architectural illustrators in San Diego and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit