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Botanical Illustration - Anemones

Shaui Lee Bobis, Floral Illustrator

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11 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Basics of Shading

    • 4. Sketching Front View of Anemone

    • 5. Inking Front View of Anemone

    • 6. Shading Front View of Anemone

    • 7. Sketching Tilted View of Anemone

    • 8. Inking Tilted View of Anemone

    • 9. Shading Tilted View of Anemone

    • 10. Flower Composition

    • 11. Class Project and Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class, we are going to learn how to draw different angle views of Anemones and make a floral layout using what we have learned.


We will learn the basics of cross hatching, drawing a front view and tilted view of Anemone. Learn the basics of floral composition that you can apply in your future floral illustration.


I would check every every project uploaded and can give my feedback if you request it. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them too!


Music by @iksonmusic


1. Introduction: join Flores had been a big help in relieving my stress. It was also an outlet for me to express myself. I used to design digital scrapbook. It's and makes her spattering. So I really missed a creative process. They started first with watercolor and we'll just think anything. Then I saw this for all enjoys and was very interesting to learn. Hi, meeting. Shall we and them a floral? A stricter This class. We're going to learn the basics of drawing different angle views of enemies. I will also teach you some techniques and some tips on shading. By the end of the class, we will be able to make a flower composition. Apply everything that we have learned from this class. I'm very excited you're here, so let's start going. 2. Materials: so the materials we're going to need are very basic. We need a clutch pencil or, if you have an ordinary pencil, that will do. We're going to need also on eraser and, of course, paper, so any ordinary paper will do. But if you are looking or thinking off putting like a light Ah, watercolor, I would suggest you get a thicker or a medium weight paper. They were going to need a circular template, So I'm going to use this cup. But any saucer or like compass if you have. And of course, we're going to need fine liner pens. I suggest that you use waterproof bends, so just in place that you want to put Border Caller on top of it. It will not smudge. We're going to use 0.8 in 0.3 for our drawings, 0.8 for our outlines and 0.3 for the shading. But if this is too thick for you, you can always use a smaller fine point. You can use 0.5 in point. One 0.5 is the one that you're going to use for the outlines and 10.1 for the shading. So that's all the material sweet need so that start drawing 3. Basics of Shading: There are many techniques and shady. There is hatching, stippling and scribbling. Hatching is drawing our series of parallel lights. Stepping is drawing some thoughts in the increased intensity off thoughts to make it darker . And scribbling is making squiggly lines in the add more screen lines to make it darker. But the one that we're going to focus on is cross hatching. This is drawing part of the lines that are crossing with each other. You add layer off lines to obtain the intensity off, shading you like. It is best to start by the lightest and then adding more lines to achieve darkness. He like, oh, to make your shady more organic and natural tryingto endure lines with the dash or attack. So now if I want to meet this one darker, I'm going to draw perpendicular lines to the first layer off lines that I just did. So I will draw them equally spaced. Then, if I want to add more, I would draw a diagonal line so this will be my third layer of lines. So if you want to increase the darkness of your shadows, we're going to add another set off. They're gonna lines but this one, it would be the opposite angle. So there is. You can see this side is much darker than the one in the right. Yeah, we're going to draw the shadows on this petal that we have. So I have this picture as my reference. I will draw the shading according to the direction of the Venus of the mental. So I'm looking my photo and this sport, there are some shadows. And then I'll just continue this, that the other side And in here you can see that this oneness darker also. So I'm going to put some shadows also in that port. Oh, in this ruling, just a little bit of shadows are just had something here. So now I want this to be darker because on my photo it looks a little bit darker. So I'm going to add now a crosshatch, you know, just had so more in this port, this one looks a bit darker, so I'll just add more in this part also. So just did emphasize that curve. I'm just going to put this one more darker and add more hatches, and that is our shaded little 4. Sketching Front View of Anemone: So we're now going to starts catching our anime. So when you're trying to draw a flower, you try to, like, get the overall shape of the flower. So here, because this is a front view. So it is more on the circular side. So I'm going to use this call. Then I will just trace it so that I would know where is the limit off my Beckel's So I can see here that this demon iss like forming another circle So I'll just locate where my center is so that I can so that I can draw the second circle. So this will be my guy line up to where my answer or I mean stay Hman would be so the inner circle would be my stigma. So now if I was so mean, I can see that the stigma iss I composed off little circles and dots while the steam in has this over shapes. So I will just quickly sketch that one, but not really detailed. Since this is still asks, this is still a pencil sketch, so now we're going to draw our petals, so we're going to draw the one that is in front and we are trying to locate the center line off are better. So we have three in the front and we'll start drawing our first metal. So this one looks like it has an oval shape. And what I like about this battle is that test, this little imperfections at the edges. And I really want to put that in my drawing so it would look more natural. So now we're going to draw the second metal. So this one also is like the first metal. It has this little imperfections at the edges that I want to reflect on my drawing. So just draw the line and then this one at the bottom, it looks like a fan shape. I think this bar detest this, uh, catches that I want to show to. I want to show in my drawing. Now it's time to draw the petals. Hit the back. Yeah, So here we have one. So it's OK. Delight, Uh, go beyond your outline. So it doesn't matter if it's not too perfect. Then I will draw this way our troy Oh, beyond the circle like beyond the template that we made and this one at the back in, you know, draw the last two petals. So there you have it. Our initial sketch off our enemy 5. Inking Front View of Anemone: Now that we have sketch our Annie money, we're going to know our flower. So, Al just put, like, a series of dots to new the outline of the stigma. So now I'm going to start thinking all of the answers. So I'm just checking my reference photo and I can see the there's like a second layer off answers, so I'll just add that more. Don't be afraid to put your answers on Brando locations. This would make your any money look more natural. So now I'm going to use my 0.3 pain to draw. May Philomene. I will start from the edge of my stigma, going to my answers. Okay, so now we're going to draw our stigma at the center. We're going to draw little circles. So once when we get to the edges were going to drop ovals. So this way our sigma would have more death. Now it's time to outline our petals. So I'm going to use a point A to draw the lines of the petals. Don't forget to draw the imperfections of the Beto. So this way it looks more natural and more organic. If you're using a reference photo, enjoy remember, that doesn't have to be an exact replica off that photo. You can add your own style or if you want this metal to have more imperfections, you can do that. You have to put your own style in your drawing. 6. Shading Front View of Anemone: now that we have in our enemy, we're now going to put our shadows. So here I will just show you a technique that I use. When I was a beginner, when I was trying to put the shadows, I would edit the photo reference and then I will just exposure or the shading and highlights so that I can see better. Where is the placement off my shadows. So here, when I seen it, the shadows air now very prominent. Then I will just save this one. So I think this one's OK. So now I just see this one for my reference. Oh, so you know, just change this battle Over here it has this shadows at the edges. So remember, we are trying to mark where we will put the shadows. So here there's some shadows too. Here, this side, there are some channels also So put some works in that win here. So at the edges here at the bottom. Then I would also put some shadows here, but this one is very, very light. So at the bottom, I'm going to put some shadows too. So if this works well with flowers that have light colors. So if you are still a beginner in still having some challenges and Luke et where your shadows would be, this one is one to keep that you can use you to this whole battle over here. Looks like it has a lot of shadow. And this one too. Don't just put some shady on that one. So we're now going to draw our shadows. So, um, remember that when you draw your shadows, make sure that they are along the direction off your petals. You can also, and your alliance in your shadow nights with dasher in a Dodge so it would not look too stiff. Here. You can see that there are some channels on this side car. Just continue making my part of the lives. So that's for Shadow Farmer. First battle to know we're going to do the shadows in the second people. So again, put your shadows along the direction of your bet owes. Now I'm going to do the shadows on the second layer of rentals, so I'll just speed this up so that we will see the overall shading off our enemy. So we have her first layer of shadows. So now we're going to intensify the shading, so we will check where the areas that needs to be darker. So here I want this to be like it, this more curb, so I'll add some shadows into sport. So we are doing the cross hatching on this area and then I will also make this part a little bit darker. It's so on the top two, you know, check the other pickle. So here you can see that it's because it is behind one petal. This one or this side should be a bit darker. So here, hi, going to make this world a bit darker, too. So I'll do some cross hatching on this sign and then here because it's at the back. Off this pedal, I will put some shadows also behind, despicable so so into center and Hodges add more whenever this the petal is behind another petal. So this fold over here because it's a bit darker, going to do some cross hatching ulcer goingto as cross hatching to justice. Since this battle is really behind all of the vehicles, when you are doing your shading once in a while you step back and then the searcher photo because sometimes because you were too near, sometimes we can see the overall feel in the shadow of the flower. So just to step back and then just examined, like, where should I put more shadows? What needs to be dark in? So just do that once in a while to make our statement pop out more. We're going to fill in the spaces in between the ovals, so I'll just put, like, little shadings in between and at the edges off statement. So here is our final drawing off any money, even though it's just a friend. Few because of the shadows, it gives a big impact. 7. Sketching Tilted View of Anemone: So now we're going to draw the toted view off the any money. So here, if I'm going to look at the overall shape of the flower, it's looked like it looks like an oval shape and it is tilted or it is in the like a 45 degree angle. So what I'll do is I'll draw a rough sketch off that over on my paper, so I'll try to make the oval like the same size is the circle that I made earlier this way . So when I put them all together in when they compose my my floor, Aly out, it looks cohesive and it's not like what is out of proportion. So now I will just look ate. Where is the center off my flower? So I'll just mark that one, and then I will draw like this little end IPs at the center off my flower. So now I'm also going to put, like outline off the limit of my statement. So now we are going to the cave our pedals, so to help you locate it properly, you put like you try to draw the center grade nine off each better, so here I'll just draw this first petal. They can see that this part in this way it's like till teen. But the science this one is the one of the front in almond upside. This was just like a bitch home. Like it's like a bit waving, so I'll draw that wavy nine towards the center. So now one day, one, we're going to draw our pitta. So our for a spittle has like, uh, like a fine shape at the top. And then it has all this irregular imperfections. So we want to show that also, in our joing, this one, it makes it, uh, more natural and more organic. Just draw that one. Then the second petal that we're going to drive just a one. Think just behind the first battle that we draw. So again, our drawing ship not be like exact replica off our reference photo me, we can still put our own style. And if we want to put like more imperfections in our purpose, we can do that. So now we're going to draw the PETA that this nearest to us. So here, if we're going to look at the overall shape, it's still like an oval. But the top is like a fan shape. It has this, um, zigzag your regular top that we want to draw also. So at the bottom, it's like a V shape. I just want to. But some details that one's would be easier to think Later here, he said, This one doesn't look very nice to me. So I'm just gonna raise this part, so I will just just the bottom part off that metal. So I think it's OK. So now I can draw that, like, wavy side of the petal. So that's our initial sketch. Now we can go ahead and ink our flower. 8. Inking Tilted View of Anemone: so we know start to ink our flower. So I'm going to use my 0.8 bend to draw all of this demon. So first, I'm going to draw like a series of dots for into stigma. So I just know where toe end all of the semen. So now I'm going to draw Siri's off ovals around the second lips that we have drawn. So now I'm going to draw the center part at the top. We're going to draw little circles. And as we work our way through to the bottom, we're going to meet this circles a bit smaller. And once we reach the very edge, we're going to draw this us overdosed. And so now I'm going to start to think all the flower petals. So now we have drawn our outline for the any money 9. Shading Tilted View of Anemone: we're now going to mark all the areas that has shadows and then later we're going toe. Thank them. So in this part, because he that there some shadow. So all just put some shading in that one. So on this part also sell just but like quick shade in that one. So this part also so you can do the same technique that we have done in the front few. You can adjust the exposure levels in the end, the like this so that we can see clearly the shadows off flower. So just more all areas that have shadows and then I'll speed it up and then we'll start to go inking our flower. I'm using my 0.3 pain to draw me shading and enjoying the lines along the direction off the petals to achieve it. Green Look, trying to makes your clients with some dashes and dots. This way, you can feel like some parts are becoming meister. If you feel like some off your petals looks very empty because there are no shading. You can either add some, like Dodds for little dashes, so that it's not just like very empty space. Now that we have put our first layer off shading. We're going to add some cross hatching on areas where we think that it should be darker. So we're also putting this one to highlight more like some of the steaming, um, so that we can see where the falls off, the better you can check your reference photos so that you can see where the areas that are darker, and then we can adjust our Joey So I'll just fill in the gaps of this over so that all this demon will just pop more. So this is her final joing off our toted and the money. 10. Flower Composition: making a floral composition. One of the most use guide is the rule of thirds. There's one of the most frequently used techniques in this composition. The image frame is divided into nine equal segments in the main subject is positioned near one of the intersection lines. Another technique you can use is to make thumbnail sketches. That way, you can try out different looks without drawing too much detail. Another point to remember when making a floral composition is to use odd number of flowers . This type of floral arrangement makes your layout look less uniform and more organic and natural. So I'm going to use my front few flower as my focal point. And then I will use the angled, uh, any many's on the side. So I'm making like, ah, curve shape, sort of like there is a flow off movement from the top to the bottom. The tilted enemy on the right side is actually a mirror of the enemy that we have learned, but they kind of tricked a little bit the pedal, so it doesn't look very the same. But it's not a problem if you just want to use the anonymity that we have drawn. You just have to mirror it and you can use that to. I will just draw the outlines first of the off the flowers, and then we can draw the leaves after to have that flowy look. We're going to make our our leaves like it's kind of like well being and not very straight . So this way it looks like there's kind of movement from the top going to the bottom off our floral border to continue that flowing movement. We're going to draw our leaves at the bottom, the kind of flying in angles or a sort of like dancing it not very stiff and straight in this part. There's a little bit of gaps, so I'm going to put some leaves, too. I feel that space. So it's the same concept. Make the leaves look like it's wave A like there's kind of movement, So to balance this out, I'm going to put also so only use on the opposite side of the flower. So after this, I'm going to quickly put the details on all the flowers so we can start shading all of the leaves now that all of the details into shades are on the flowers. I'm going to start putting the details on the leaves so you draw your midriff first at the center, and then you segment your leaves. So this way, when you try to put a shading, it wouldn't look skewed because sometimes was, um, once you draw the shading at one side, the shading at the very end looks very skewed already. This way, this segments would serve like it's a guideline for use to put highlights on your leaves or the reflection of the light trying to break your shading. So this way, whenever there's a space, that's where the light reflection is. So you do this also on the other side, off the leave, so it's either you can break your line or you can mark it with the doctor. So we're going to do this kind of shading on all of our leaves. So remember, with first and 11. Class Project and Final Thoughts: the for your class project. I want you to make your old choral composition using different views of Germany's. It can be a wreaths, a bouquet of flower, border, anything. This is appealing to you. And don't forget to upload your work at the Project Gallery that concludes our class. I hope that you would continue to draw in practice. Just take it slow and enjoy the process. Learning is supposed to be enjoyable, so try to be patient. If it first try didn't come out the way we wanted to be. Just move on from that and try and get. If you have any questions you want to ask, I'll be very happy to answer them. So again, Don't forget about your class project. I'm looking forward to see your drawings. So bye for now, Stay safe.