Botanical Drawing and Painting: Muscari / Grape hyacinth | Kata Botanical | Skillshare

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Botanical Drawing and Painting: Muscari / Grape hyacinth

teacher avatar Kata Botanical, flower lover

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Brief botanical overview

    • 3. Materials we need

    • 4. Sketching

    • 5. Botanical linedrawing

    • 6. Painting a plant with bulb

    • 7. Painting a muscari field

    • 8. Painting artistic

    • 9. Huge Thank you!

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About This Class

In this class, we are going to paint the lovely blue flowers in an expressive, time-saving way using modern watercolor techniques. 

What you will discover in this class?

  •  will learn the botanical characteristic of Muscari / Grape hyacinth
  •  I will show you what can be helpful for you capturing a complex plant, what helps us understand its structure better
  • we will practice the wet on dry and wet on wet techniques
  • you will learn how to fix mistakes, and I will not only speak about it, but I will show you it in practice, you can see, how I fix the mistakes.  
  • you will also see that modern watercolor techniques are good for the plant and floral painting.

What we need in this class

  • watercolor paper 300 gsm (I use Canson XL watercolor paper)
  • round brush (I use Black Velvet round brush size 6)
  • a paper tissue
  • 2 jars of water
  • watercolors (I use the brand Mijello Mission Gold)
  • washi tape

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Kata Botanical

flower lover


I’m Kata.

I love drawing and painting flowers, I'm a Natural History Illustrator. I have a Ph.D. degree in botany, therefore I can tell you such things about flowers and plants, maybe you don't know. I'm passionate about the beauty of Nature. 

I'm the founder of magnoliART design studio. Feel free to surf on the website of magnliART. 

Learning makes me happy and I also think lifelong learning will become play a more and more important role.

I believe in creation, no matter, whether it is painting or making a cake if I can make people happier.

Let’s drive into painting together in a little more scientific way.

With love,





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