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Alcohol Ink Painting flowers - Lilac & Sunflower’s on Yupo Paper

teacher avatar Kellie Chasse, Artist/Instructor ✅ 16+ Years

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. An Artist Introduction

    • 2. Lilac and Sunflower Intro

    • 3. Lilac Sunflower Ink Supplies

    • 4. Taping Down Yupo

    • 5. Lilacs petals

    • 6. Painting leaves

    • 7. additional petals and color layer

    • 8. Lilac stem

    • 9. Final details

    • 10. NEW ADDITION: Adding a Background to Lilacs

    • 11. Sunflower Shape

    • 12. Ink Sunflower petals

    • 13. Adding the stem

    • 14. Sunflower center

    • 15. Final Details

    • 16. Bonus: Alcohol Ink Dewdrop

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Learn to Paint more detailed and less abstract with Alcohol Inks. Create two paintings on Yupo Paper.

Join Kellie Chasse with some creative arts and craft time and Learn to Paint two separate scenes, a Lilac and a Sunflower using Alcohol Inks on Yupo.

Alcohol Ink is an amazing art medium that is just now beginning to be noticed! In this course you will learn what Alcohol Inks are and how I use them step by step to create 2 different types of flowers on Yupo paper!

This is a beginner art course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Alcohol Ink. Learn to use a brush to gain confidence with alcohol Inks to create a less abstract look and start using a brush to produce a detailed painting with Alcohol Inks.  I'll take you through the 2 painting scene's step by step. 

We will cover in this course two 5 part sections for each flower: 

1. Materials needed to create the Lilac and Sunflower. 

2. How prepare your Yupo paper.

3. Learn to make petals and layered techniques to create a detailed Ink painting. 

4. Learn to paint delicate petals and use a brush for a small details such as flowers, stems, and leaves. 

5. How to seal the paintings.

 Plus 2 BONUS Sections

6. Displays options for tiles 

7. How to professionally frame your paintings. 

Everyone is encouraged to give positive or helpful feedback. I will be posting demo videos, tips and answer questions here as well.

I am working on making some changes to my older courses so thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and suggestions as I grow with my courses. This lilac course was one of my very first years of teaching's been a fun experience and growth with learning the platforms and playing with the little bit of the Hollywood producer in me!  (KIDDING).

Just wanted to let you know that I have added 2 new PDF printable sketches for the Lilac and Sunflower course. If it's been a while since you have been into the course, spring is the perfect time to revisit it, and please make sure to leave a review.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Thanks again for learning with me.

:) Kell

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Disclaimer: Safety Note - When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products. If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer. 


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1. An Artist Introduction: Hello. My name is Kelly Chassis, and I'm a professional artist and instructor, and I've been teaching watercolor classes since about 2007. It's for beginners and for hobbyists. For anybody that just wants toe. Sit down, relax for a couple hours and paint, and my scenes are usually fairly simple. Usually will take you about roughly two hours to paint from start to finish, and I'll go through everything step by step with you in my classes and you can start, stop pause. There are no mistakes, and it's really like I said just about having fun and enjoying yourself. The reason I began teaching was back in 2007. I started painting for myself and also selling my work, and I felt that most people really just weren't comfortable. They were a little nervous about painting, and I wanted them to have fun and let it be a creative time. You could do this with a family member or a friend, and I would love it if you would share any questions that you have on our discussion boards , as well as post your final results of your painting. I myself was a nervous painter when I first started, and I really wanted people toe have that experience of joy while they created something. And I wanted him to have fine while doing it. So come pain with me. 2. Lilac and Sunflower Intro: Hi Kelly chassis here from Kelly Chassis Fine Arts. And what I'd like to show you today is how to paint a lilac at eighth sunflower using alcohol inks. Now, if you are a painter and you've never tried alcohol inks, this is a really fun medium, very creative and very colorful. And if you've tried alcohol inks before and you've really just tried to play with them and yours is more of an abstract painting and you want to maybe grow with your techniques with Alcohol Inc and learn how to use a brush work with it. This might be the class for you, so come on over and we'll get started. This course is very simple, easy and for beginners as well. We'll have here a materialist needed for the alcohol in Cuba. Oh, course, and we'll go over what inks are, how I use them, how to take them down, how to work with you. Po paper and the mold cover the steps to painting the lilac painting, as well as all of the steps to paint a beautiful little sunflower. And for more online courses with me, you can head over to my Web site at www dot kelly chassis Beinart dot com. 3. Lilac Sunflower Ink Supplies: All right, let's get started with our alcohol. Ain't course. This is what the alcohol inks look like. This is made by a ranger. Adirondack, which is by Jim holds, and they come in these little kids of three colors. You also come by them separately. The colors. They do a nice job putting the colors together so you can't go wrong with any of these three colors that aren't kits. So I'd advise you to pick your favorite colors, and you could see that these little bottles air small. They will last you a little while, though, depending on how much you use for your backgrounds. But their 0.5 fluid ounces and they are flammable, so they do have a warning on them. This is something I wouldn't recommend, usually with the younger kids, and it does have a warning on the label. But alcohol, ANC's based clear their permanent there very fast drying. They're a dying, and they're formulated to create colorful Polish effects on non poor services, and they give you lightened and blended, and you could remove some of the colors of the depth of the colors with the alcohol blending solution, which is what this is, and a lot of times I'll use this just for my backgrounds. And I'll use regular 91% alcohol isopropyl alcohol if I'm using it to either take out paint or if I'm cleaning my brushes. So what will be using for today's class is you po paper, and sometimes it is hard to find, but they do have them online. You could order them in these little pads. This is little five by seven, their pre cut their fairly thick. They're shiny and they have a non porous surface. So they're cut, glossy and, like if they come in this size five by seven and they also come in some other sizes, I have the larger one here, and they come in pads as well. Or you can if you really enjoy it, and you're not sure what size you want. They have the sheets that are 22 by 30 as well as full roles, which are about, I think, 60 60 yards. So there's some opportunities for some different sizes, so you could paint any size you want. But what I'm going to start with is a five by seven, because I'm gonna show you here in a eight by 10 match. So, as I said, we use 91% isopropyl alcohol, and we use 91% rather than 70%. This is it just does a nice job lifting. And if you want to use this in place of the blending solution that does a little bit better , job with the background and really what that does, is it or the blinding solution? What does is prevents it from drying really quickly on you. We'll also using a little fine detail brush. You want something with a nice point on it, so something very small and this is a zero or a size one, which would be fine. Also, you'll want some clubs because the inks, as I said, do staying. So you want something that's gonna protect your hands, and it does get a little smelly with the alcohol base. So, um, sometimes people will wear masks when they're using this if it really bothers you. But make sure you're working in a nice ventilated room or a bigger space when you're using the inks, and you also want to have either a roll of paper towels or, um, an old towel, something that you could wipe off your brush as you clean out each color with the alcohol. And sometimes I'll put a tissue down or paper towel down as I'm doing my backgrounds. And that way the excess ink and drip off onto my paper towel. And when I have here is a mat set in a backer board. And this is an eight by 10 Matt, which has an opening about five by seven and an eight by 10 backer board. And this is a nice phone board. You could really use anything for your U Po paper to tape it down onto, but I would just recommend that you do tape it down onto some things that you can turn your painting as you move along in the painting process. And then I'm using some blue painter's tape that I'll be taping down the U boat paper onto that board with, and I have two cups will be using this to Philip with the 91% isopropyl alcohol, and this is a Sharpie, a black Sharpie thes air, great to use with alcohol inks, their alcohol based, so they work very well with them and I'll use this to either sign my work or, if I have some fine detail, black lines I need to put into my painting. This is great for using and not only the black, but I'll use the white if I wanted to do some highlight areas and this is a gel pen, this one. It's made by signal, and sometimes you'll find that it gets a little gummed up with the NX. So having a extra spare piece of paper to see if you got a scribble on get that pen rolling again. It's always nice to have next to you now these air spectrum Nawar about markers thes I don't use a lot, but again, if you need to get some fine details, you have a hard time with using the the small detail brush, and the inks are blooming on you a little bit too much. These give you a little bit more control. They're not necessary, but they might be fun just for you to try or have in your your back pocket, so to speak. If you really get into the inks and you want to learn, learn about a little bit more and play a little bit more with, um so our final material that will need and this is once we're completely done with their painting and we've let it dry for 24 hours. This is cry Loncar, Maher varnish. And after saying, this is one of the Onley ceilings that I've found that works with alcohol inks and you're gonna spray this a couple of times gonna do a couple coats, would you let that dry? You can do a final seal of the UV resistant clear spray. This is just a coating that will protect it for light and for the sun. And I would also recommend, if you do frame years, that you frame it using an ah museum glass or ultraviolet glass to protect it from fading. 4. Taping Down Yupo: All right, So we're going to get started with how to prepare our U boat paper, and I'm gonna take those two cups that I had and I'm gonna fill those up with the 91% isopropyl alcohol, and we're to use Thies to clean our brushes. And the reason why I have to is that we can rinse off one and have are dirty are dirty cup and then we have our clean alcohol. So when we go to switch our colors, we won't muddy them up. Now, I'm gonna grab that backer board, and you can use anything to tape your paper down on, but you're gonna want to use something so that you can turn your paper as your as your painting on it. Somebody grab my pad of you put paper. And again, this is the five by seven size, and I'm gonna try to get this centered in here as best as I can If you can get those lined up perfectly and want him to do any kind of adjusting once I'm done my painting. Not to mention if I tape it to just 1/4 inch all the way around here when I get ready to frame it and matter, I won't lose any of my painting or have any white spots showing. So that's why I try to center it, Justus best as I can. Somebody just tape all four corners of this up now again, coming down just about 1/4 of an inch in and you could test it by putting your mat over the top of it to make sure that you don't see any blue tape that will. You know, when you get ready to mad it, you will have all of your painting showing. So let's just get this tested out. So the man on top here and we're perfect on here, So everything will be in the painting when we're done, so your fingers can pick up lots of oils, and it will leave little marks on your you po paper. So what I recommend doing is cleaning your you put paper before you start with the 91% isopropyl alcohol, and you just need to put a little bit on a tissue. And as far as what you're using for your tissues, I do recommend a brand called Viva Epic. If you don't have it. That's OK, but it just tends to not leave as much. Um, little pieces air material on your paper. Sometimes the tissues can leave little little markings on there. So you just gonna wipe that down and you should be ready to paint now? 5. Lilacs petals: we're ready to start our lilac painting. The colors I'm going to use for this demo is twilight, purple, Citrus, botanical snow cap. Or, if you have Blanco, which is pinata, hazelnuts. And then you could also use for the brown borough brown, which is made by pinata. Or you could use ginger and some other any kind of brown color that you have. If you have range rings, that's great, too. Remember, you can use any basic shades of the purple, yellow, green, brown. Whatever you have, will will usually work with this. So I'm going to start with the Twilight Purple and I have a little paint palette here, and I'm just gonna pour a little puddle in here. And the reason I'm doing this is I want us to thicken up a little bit cause we're gonna be adding some layers to this. And if you want to practice your lilac shape on a piece of scrap, you put paper to get comfortable first with it. You can go ahead and do that. I'm just gonna go ahead and start right on the paper here, and I'm using a very fine tipped brush and I'm testing this to see how far it's gonna bloom again. The wet more wet it is, the more it's gonna bloom. So I'm kind of pulling the paint up onto the edge here. And as I'm doing that, the alcohol absorbs dries out very quickly so you can see how this is gonna. If you kind of air dry, it will slow that process of bleeding a little bit. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna using the very tip of this brush to make the shape of our flour. And I'm really dis making this dotting motion of them doing this. Wherever you start your flower, just remember, we're gonna put two flowers in here. So you want to leave yourself enough space for the second flower as well as for your stem. So you could see when I'm starting this from starting in or the upper left hand corner with this, and you'll notice that the first layer of this is quite smooth to the more that you work with this and the more that you add more ink on top, you can see now where I'm getting a little bit of texture in here and we're gonna be adding some white to this later on Switched. Now, this is a little bit smaller, finer brush. And if you have a nylon brush, I always recommend that nylon is best to use with the alcohol inks rather than an expensive sable brush. The sable brush will hold more ink and the nylon brushes will, um, just hold a little bit. So you a little bit more control, I think with an island brushes and you do with the sable brushes. So now I'm just gonna go ahead and put They have, like, I don't know what this is called, but six little flower petals that are on the lilacs and they almost have, like, this little T shaped at the ends of them. So just gonna put a few of those in here again? Just shaping this is I'm going along. We'll pop a few more, and they're always coming in different directions to flowers spread out in different ways so you can see the different shades that we're getting them that first layer. It's a very soft purple. And then, as I add more ink to this, this is deepening the color a little bit. It's continuing to shape that out. The melting a little bit darker shade in here again. As this tries is, this puddle dries in my palette. You will see that this ah is a little bit deeper shade. There's gonna continue toe. I had a couple more layers in here just to give yourself a little bit of shadow area and continue to make these little pedals that are kind of sticking out And that more random that you can do this, the more natural that it looks. So we, you know, have a few that air kind of sticking out here and there. Have you ever looked at a lilac when you have them there, There. You know, they have that basic shape, but those little pedals would kind of stick out here and there. And if you want to leave a few little white spaces in here is well, that looks pretty. So you could go ahead, continue to shape us up if you want to make it a little taller at the top. You can do that and actually kind of play with that and will be moving on to our next section here and will be adding just a few leaves before we go ahead and start our second lilac in here. So I'm just gonna continue to shape this up and we'll let you work on that and we'll be moving on. 6. Painting leaves: It's to part two of the lilacs will be adding leaves to this now. And I have botanical here committed to the same thing. We're gonna squirt this into my palate first. Nice little puddle going and we're gonna make ourselves and leaves. We're gonna go back to using the larger brush next we're gonna make those leaf shapes are a little bit larger than what the little dainty leaf pedals were. So back to the larger brush, and we're gonna go ahead and dip that in, loaded up with paint, and we're gonna make those leaf shapes. Now we're putting in the initial layer, so you could just kind of shape him out any any which way it like. So maybe in behind here. So thanks. You know the illusion of sub leaves and behind on. And let's do another one back here. It's a tiny one, and you can see I reshaped the leaves. We're Phyllis and again toe. Give it some texture. You're the first time you put it down. It's very smooth. And then you add a second layer. It really gives you the nice texture in here. You can go ahead and put symbol fine lines in here with relief little veins that they have in them. Go ahead INTs, which the color again. And if you have some clean alcohol, you can clean up your brush with just the alcohol. And I'm this purple now. The twilight purples been sitting here for a little bit, so it's had time to think and even more so. I'm going back to my little brush and just adding just a touch more of the purple and you could see how much darker it is now. So that's how you get all of those different layers of shadow, light and dark. Remember where there's light? There's dark where there's dark beers, lights you always wanna have, ah, variety of shades of the color that you're working with. So go ahead and finish this up. In the next section will be adding Cem more details 7. additional petals and color layer: so, part three, you'll be adding a second flower and will be layering some more details. So I'm gonna choose to do a second flower here. If you have a larger sheet of you put paper or you want to make your lilac smaller. Remember, this is all about you. These classes I'm just basically showing you how making these shapes And you could kind of work your own magic with these If you wanted to dio, you know, five or six lilacs, you could do that. This is just, you know, simple, easy way of creating these flowers so you could take your painting in any direction you want. At that point, so did the same thing I did on the 1st 1 I'm just shaping in that lilac, remember? The tip of it's a little bit more narrow, and we're layering our first, um, first layer here and I'm gonna be adding to this, um, darker shadows. Now we're going to go back in and layering on top of that first wash that we have down here . And I can also get a little bit more details in here using that fine brush getting those little puddles that kind of stick out again. And these air fairly short little lilacs. My lilacs weren't big this year. They were very small. So that's what I'm painting these or my Lai lags. So you have some bigger ones. Fill Frida, make him a little bit larger. But we're gonna add some stem to this and we're gonna add some more leaves with this one. So we're gonna kind of build this out. Let's go ahead, pop in a few more of those leaves in the back here again, you can kind of see just a little bit of that green kind of peeking through and tapping just a little bit of that green here. And they're getting the little being than a leaf or some more texture. And then we're going to start the next section, which is adding the stem. So what I'm gonna do here is just pour in my brown color and and that this is Burrow Braun that I'll be using for this one. So well, work on that and we're moving on to our next section with the stem 8. Lilac stem: all right, Part four of the lilacs will be adding our stem, and I've let that ain't dry a little bit. And I've loaded up my brush and I'm holding this almost like a pence looks. I want to have ah lot of control with this. I don't want this stem to bloom out too much. So my ankles, little dryer. And I'm using a very small brush on just a little bit of ink on the tip of this brush and just shaping in that stem and you could see body just like these little buds that start to form on the stem. And if you see where the two stems meat, I've thickened that up just a little bit in. There's when those grow out together that stems to a little bit wider, where that sprout comes out. So now, escorting a little bit of the have snow capped or Blanco, I'm going blind coats a little thicker. I find it, the white stays a little bit better, and I'm getting just on the very tip of my brush, and I'm just giving some highlights to this stem on the one side. And so it's just a little bit. Not a whole lot again. Just the very tip of my brush dipped in here. And I'm tapping just the tips again of those a little, um, loves that kind of stick out again. I never know what these things are called, so I have my own little versions of what I call them. So just adults a little bit more highlight on there, and then we're gonna add some of that white now to our lilac. So this is the third layer now on our lie like So now I'm adding some more highlights in here just to soften it and give it a little bit more texture, always looking for lots of texture to make it look lifelike. And you could see him trying to stick to the one side where the light would hit. So think about your lighting as you're painting this. What direction or your highlights land? On what way is the sun shining? And we'll get just a little bit lighter on that side. So we're to be moving on to our final steps next 9. Final details: all right, Part five, The final step. So you're ready for them. Here we go. So I'm going back into my green, and we're gonna pop in just a few more of those little leaves here. And the leaves, you know, they could be curling up around. That can be straight. That can be coming from underneath. So feel free toe. Pop them in anywhere you'd like, and we'll add just a little bit more color to this. Just a little bit too much white for May. So that's why I'm I propose putting in more of these little leaves in here. You could always throw in another lie like a this point as well. Kind of coming up to the side over here if you want. I'm just shaping and more of those leaves out a little brown to it if you wanted to. Deep in that shadow area of added just a little bit, mixing those two colors rate on my paper. Basically, as I'm adding those to it, you could go ahead if you want a deep in these, uh, these leaves make it a little bit darker and the underneath you can do that. And this is just where you just kind of doing those little final details, Those little touches, you know, changing up a few things here and there. And I like the looks of this because I've got two different colors of that green going on now, or I had a little bit brown mixed in with that botanical greens. This is a nice, rich, deep shade of green in here. I'm not gonna do it to all of them. Just a few of them here and there. Remember, you can really control the eggs if you don't have a lot of paint on them. If you just kind of use the very tips of your brush and you can get a lot of nice little details in here, people tend to when we first start with the inks, they load up too much paint on their brush. And what happens when you little out of paint up? It just blooms everywhere, and you have a harder time controlling where that thinks going to go. So I finished up with this. I am quite happy with it. I hope you enjoyed this will go ahead and sign it. I'm choosing a little Sharpie here and will be moving on to our sunflower next. So I hope you enjoyed this little course and looking forward to starting the sunflower with you. 10. NEW ADDITION: Adding a Background to Lilacs: So some of you have taken my online class and we've done the lilacs here, and a lot of you have asked about the white background and want to know how you could add a different color to that. So I'm gonna show you here how easy this is to do. Even though I have a lot of this white space and you I feel a little scary because you don't wanna ruin anything. The trick is to keep your inks off at a distance and you can see we're using a very small brush. You can just basically just fill and those little areas just being careful not to touch anything they've already got going on. So I'm using a really light color. This is a great way to kind of ease your way into it. You can see where you to touch the purple here. It just kind of blends just slightly. Andi, you can just kind of work your way all the way around this, and I like to do this list circular motion with mine. So you could also add a little bit of yellow to this if you wanted to, or some other colors. So Let me just show you if you want to blend the two colors together Now, my blue is not completely dry. It's still wet And escort some of this yellow right on there and you could see where I'm gonna be mixing this right in with it. And this will give you a nice easy transition between your two colors. Again, you have to work really quick with this is You don't want this to dryer on. She'll give yourself some streak so you could see how where this is already started to dry slightly here with a blue, I've got a little bit more streaking s which can give you this neat little, uh, pattern in there, which almost looks like leaves and behind. So you know all about play when you're working with thinks you've got to be loose and free , be able to kind of go with the flow you could fill in a little bit more of those little white areas again was still wet. Committee rece Iran and just work work fast. It's always good to practice this. I had a time on a separate piece of paper with, you know, some random things in there so that you can, you know, toe worry about ruining your original painting. They work so hard to dio. And if you do, we can always just let this dry and you could always go back in and add a little bit more purple in there. But anyway, this is a simple on easy way just to add a background. And again, just be careful around your edges. There. You want to make sure that you don't get the wet ink into your drier areas or else it reactivates it. So I hope this is helpful in If you want to give this a try on your lilacs that you've done in class, I would love to see them make sure you post him and hashtag KCF eight course so I can see it or be composted or reposted to my instagram at Kelly Chessie underscore fine art. So I hope you enjoy this. Thanks so much. And, um, looking forward to working with you on the next class 11. Sunflower Shape: So let's start our sunflower part one with Alcohol Inc. And for this course, I'll be using the color sunshine, yellow, Citrus, botanical, burrow, brown and Blanco, which is the whites. And because these shades air so light in this particular course I'm not using a pencil is the lines literally show personal preference? You can use a pencil if you'd like. You could also use masking fluid if you want to mask out an area. But what I suggest you do, first of all, is practice the shape on piece of scrap paper or even on a tile if you have a white glossy tile. But the truck to this is starting small their shape. You can always make it bigger, but you can't make it smaller. So I'm just kind of shaping this out, kind of shaping out the pedals. And what I have on here for Inc will spread so you can see where I'm just kind of taking what's here for ink and just spreading this out and shaping those pedals in here and you're some flour again is your sunflower, so your shape might be a little bit different. I've got this one kind of folded over. So the winds blowing or it's searching for the sunshine. You just continue to shape it out here. We're gonna fill in that the center of the sunflower afterward. So I kind of you could see where I keep going over us. And this helps me as an artist, kind of determine where these pedals are gonna go. Some getting that little bit of text during here so I can see what's happening with those pedals, and I'm gonna load up on my paint again. And you could see I have a little bit more texture again because this is the second layer. So whenever you add more paint to that first layer, if it's still wet, this is what happens. It starts to create that texture. If you want to throw in a little bit, a couple more little pedals up in here again and shaping this as I go along and you can see how your pain is moving along on your paper and adjust your your flower shape as you like. But because that back earlier is still wet, the texture kind of settles back in, and it's moves out a little bit more. I'm constantly reworking those areas brings texture, and it takes texture, outs, pinning if it's wet or not. So you can see that these shapes air really kind of coming out. Now you just gotta lengthen those given a nice little curl on the end on and just expanded a little bit larger is I want this to kind of fill in the, ah, the area of my paper here. Shapes coming along quite well will be, Ah, adding the center part of the flower next on. And that looks pretty good right there. So I'm going on to this next section. 12. Ink Sunflower petals: All right, so let's start our part two of the ink sunflower. Now, my pedal area is completely dry, the yellow. So we're going to start our next area, which is gonna be the centerpiece of our flower. So I'm gonna grab my brown color for this. I'm using Borough Brown. Nice, dark shade of brown. And I've just added ink to the very tip of my brushes. I don't want this to bloom too far out. And I'm just happening in very lightly this ah center area here of the flower and not too worried about how far out this is gonna go because we're gonna do some adjustments when we layer in the second layer of flower petals. So if it's blooms on you, don't panic will be fine. Who move on to the next section will cover this up. So I'm gonna grab that botanical green now, and we're gonna make our stem and just gonna scored a little bit of this of my palette again. Just using the very tip of my breast to load up just a little bit of paint so it doesn't loom out too far, and I'm gonna use the tip of my brush just to kind of shape out the pedal around the edge of this flower. So you seek. I'm just kind of making this little feathery shape, and it will come down with a full stem here, and this is fairly thick. Some flowers have a pretty good size stock on them for the stem. And then we'll just this out just a little bit, cause they have, like, these little feathery leaves that kind of come out around around the edge of the flower. We'll add some more details to this afterwards. Let's get a A leaf in here and we know how to do leaves after you have taken the class on the lilacs. Supposed to be going YouTube. I do have a couple of sections on their how to create dots and leaves and some other little things, so you might want to check that out if you have the chance. So I'm just gonna go ahead and add a second layer again just to deepen this color a little bit and give it a little texture, and that will be moving on to some more details next 13. Adding the stem: mine's a part three. We'll be adding some more layers of petals for our sunflower. This is where you really kind of get to play. Just making it doesn't look right to you for the pedals. You can, um, take your opportunity to reshape it at this point. So I've gone ahead and add a little bit more of the sunshine yellow to my palette, and you could see more texture coming out as I layer this with another layer of the yellow Homegoing adds more pedals in here. We need to do a couple more layers, and we're just going to kind of shape thes, and I want that penalty almost look like it's kind of over overlaying that center area. So what we do here is I'm wedding this down and I'm wiping off the excess paint and you could see how I can kind of pull this rate down over that Brown's. I'm lifting that brown right out, and the trick toe lifting is to make sure that you wipe your brush up after each time you come down through that ink. So wipe it down and then wipe it off onto your paper towel so that way you make sure you're not pulling that brown down through it again. So I'm just gonna go ahead and continue to make these new pedals here, adding in some texture as I go, and then what I'm gonna do is take a little tips of all of these pedals. Once I get them where I want them, we're gonna shape him out just a little bit to give him a little curve on the end. And, I don't know, whimsical. Look on a little polling here again, Kind of lifting up that brown color is in here, kind of dragging it to the edges. So it almost looks like a natural shadow. It's curve some of these little pedals. You know, I don't have a lot of paint on my brush just a little just slightly wet so I can kind of extend the ends of these. And so, for a next section will be doing is adding some more details will be putting some little doing a little pen and ink in here for the center, adding some white and just creating somewhere fine details for a flower 14. Sunflower center: So let's start part for and we're gonna be using pen and ink person details. But first, this is all dry. When I want you to do is just go ahead, scored a little bit more that burrow brown. We're gonna add just a little bit of texture in here just with the very tip again of the brush. So I'm just gonna do some little dots, so it looks like this little little seeds that are in a sunflower and we don't need to do a whole lot here. We're gonna do most of our detail ing with a black Sharpie for this. So if you want to grab your black Sharpie is point, make sure it's nice and clean. These inks do tend to stick to the Sharpie, so make sure you grab a pen and a piece of paper that you can. It's take your panic kind of scribble off to the side to make sure that you get that ink flowing again. If it sticks a little bit for you and again, if you want to practice this one, you practice this a little marks. They're almost like little half sees that I'm making on here and I'm just kind of scribbling him in here, making layers and layers of these little shapes. So I was kind of move my pen of the ways you could kind of see a little Weise. You could see how they kind of extend out beyond. And I'm just doing little layers of these coming in throughout that whole area that you have colored in brown. And I'm kind of doing them all in same direction, facing the same way and giving it just a little bit of a rounded look to it. You could see how I just kind of scribble off into the side here on the tape that I've got on the side. It is to get that ball rolling again. And you can also add metal texture to our stem can. Just little, little, little tiny marks you can also take. Give me something nasal shadow area on the inside here. A swell. Remember, these are kind of fuzzy. I was gonna go to shape it, give myself some little veins of the stem here and in belief, you can layer it a little bit more. And remember, the inside edge here is gonna be the darkest area for you, cause that's where it's gonna be. The light's not gonna hit quite as much. It will be moving on to our final touches next. 15. Final Details: All right, we're gonna get ready for final steps to our sunflower and what I'm gonna put in my container here. My palate is a little bit of white ink. So if you have Blanco or feet of snow cap, you can use that. If you don't have that, you can also use a white gel pin, which I often use. Unit balls, white gel pen made by signal. So I'm just gonna tap the very tip of my brush in here again. I'm using that very small brush, the fine brush. And I'm just going to give this center part of our flower. Just a little bit of highlights in here. We'll do the same thing on our stem. Just put a few in here. I hope you really enjoy this course. Uh, and I'm hoping this is a five star rating for you. If not, I would love to hear what I could do to make these courses better for you. And if you take any of my other in classes in the past, really appreciate that you continue to take these with me, and if there's anything that you'd like to see, um sent me a note I would love to hear from you at Kelly chassis gmail dot com. And you could let me know your thoughts. You can also send me your photographs of your finished work. Or if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer those for you. So the last little bit here, what I'm gonna do is just put a little bit of that botanical in here is well, and we're just going to give this a nice little spritz and just kind of tapping the edge of that. It just kind of softens it, and that is our final step. So I hope you enjoyed it again, and we're gonna go ahead and just sign this down here with my Sharpie on. I hope to see you in our next class. Thanks, everyone. Take care. 16. Bonus: Alcohol Ink Dewdrop: So I was working with my our exploration group this year for 2020 and we were working with dew drops and the color green, but I thought I would show you how to add a dew drop to any of your flowers that you create. So you could easily do this with the sunflower in the previous lecture. Before my, my demo here, I'm just going to use a square brush, just creating those little petal shapes. And we're going to show you how to create that. You can see in my larger dew drop that I was practicing on for alcohol aims. But we're going to just show a small one on here now all you'll need is the 91% isopropyl alcohol once you get your flower shape in. And I'm just doing this a real quick on what I'm going to finish the whole thing, but I just wanted to show you really how easy that says. I'm going to add a little bit of that darker blue for the center. I'm not sure what kind of flower this says, but it's a fun pretty little flower. Add a little bit of the black to it. And I'm going to just tap that in there to give it some dimension. So a really easy, quick little flower that you can create just by using your brush and just tap in a couple of colors. So we're going to rinse that off. And then I'm going to use some 91% isopropyl alcohol. No, we did the little splinters earlier. So for this one and we're going to have a more defined and just going to take a very small brush Ms. cleaning it off. And we're going to add a little drop of the isopropyl alcohol. I'm just creating a little circular shape on this and you can see it just pushes that color underneath out a little bit. So no matter what color you are using, you can create this little dew drop and then just lifting at a little bit. You can take a little bit more color on one side to give it that more rounded appearance and give it a little bit of a highlight. And voila, we have a little dew drop on our flour. Let's do another one over here. Little bit smaller. And they can, I don't have a lot of alcohol on here. If you have too much alcohol, that blue is going to be too big and it's going to go outside of your pedal so very little. And just watch it grow and then lift a little bit more out and you'll get that really nice little highlight in there. Very fun, simple, easy to do. So I'm going to grab my white gel pen if you want to add just a little touch of the highlight, a little bit more white and brightness to it. You can add a couple little dots in here to give it that rounded appearance and a little sparkle. And of course, I think I want to add just a little bit more to the center of that flower by creating a few little dots in here, a little highlights. And you use that tapping motion. And I'll just pop that center of your flower rate out. If you find that you have it too bright white, you can always take your brush afterward and go over it with a little dab of a darker, darker shadow, darker shade in there. And again, you can add a little bit more highlight on one side than the other, so it looks more realistic. Superfund it is. I hope you enjoyed this little, little demo that we've added to the class.