Thank you so much for helping us raise over $15,000 for Aussie wildlife!

Our fundraiser has now ended.

Please scroll down for how you can continue to help.

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Recently reported stats:

  • 16 million acres have burned since this fire season started in July. For context, 5 million acres have burned in California in the last 5 years
  • State of Emergency declared for VIC and NSW
  • Trapped residents and holidaymakers in the east of VIC have been evacuated by the navy by sea
  • 22 lives lost, more missing
  • 1,300 houses in NSW destroyed, many more buildings gone
  • Award-winning luxury resort on Kangaroo Island destroyed and 2 lives lost there as half the island burns
  • Smoke from fires reaching as far as New Zealand
  • Firefighters brought in from US and Canada to assist
  • It has been conservatively estimated that half a billion animals (around 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles) have been affected by the bushfires since September in just NSW alone

Thank you so much

  • In one week, our creative community helped raise over $15k for The Rescue Collective
  • Our fundraiser has now ended, but if you'd like to donate to another bushfire appeal and email your receipt to [email protected] we'd be happy to enrol you to the course (donation must be $30 AUD or more)

Places you can donate:

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The class

  • Video and voice instructions to paint 4 Australian animals: Koala, Platypus, Kookaburra and Kangaroo. Some parts are hyperlapsed - video length is between 20 and 35 mins.
  • Reference photos for each project
  • Sketch outline for each project
  • Class is not geared towards complete beginners, but feel free to return to it at any time - lifetime access


  • Watercolours in the 3 primary colours of yellow, red (more of a magenta) and blue. I use The Watercolour Factory primary palette, but also recommend Winsor and Newton professional series in Winsor Lemon, Permanent Rose and Winsor Blue (Red Shade)
  • White gouache for detail. I use Winsor and Newton designer gouache. Dr Ph Martin's bleedproof white is another option
  • Round watercolour brushes in a small detail and a medium size (something like a 0 and an 8, and anything in between. It will depend how big you decide to paint) I use Princeton Heritage brushes in size 0 for detail and a combo of 4, 6, 8 and 10 for everything else (you don't need all of these)
  • Coldpress watercolour paper. I use Arches coldpress 90lb - you might want something heavier though, mine buckled a little
  • Water jars
  • Paper towel
  • Painter's tape
  • Pencil and eraser
  • I also use an embossing heat gun to dry my layers faster, and a light box to trace the sketch

About The Rescue Collective

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