Brush Pen Loose Florals Watercolor Painting | Seven Brush Strokes Maricar Ramos | Skillshare

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9 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What You'll Need

    • 3. Brush Pen Five Petal Flower

    • 4. Adding Leaves

    • 5. Brush Pen Roses

    • 6. Finishing the Wreath

    • 7. Brush Pen Peonies

    • 8. Stem and Leaves

    • 9. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Holidays are approaching!

It is best to spend our vacation with an art that will make your day even more colorful. You must be thinking about water colors? Nope, they aren't really needed here. Water based Brush pens are more than enough! In this class, we will learn how to paint five petal flowers, roses, and peonies with brush pens. No experience is required. Everyone is welcome to try this fun and simple technique of painting loose florals.

Remember: A masterpiece isn't needed to call yourself an artist. Passion and dedication will illuminate the greatness within you.

I hope that you'll enjoy our quick but wonderful class! Never stop doing your craft, sooner or later, such works will contribute for the betterment of someone else's life.

See you in the class!


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Seven Brush Strokes Maricar Ramos

Calligraphy & Watercolor Artist



Hello brush friends! I’m Maricar Ramos, the person behind Seven Brush Strokes. I do and teach Modern Calligraphy. But you know what’s my favorite? It’s to help you discover and cultivate the UNIQUE ARTIST within YOU!

I discovered my love for lettering way back on October 2017 when I felt so stressed about my job and wanted to do something new. I saw a friend from a social media posting her works of Calligraphy and I instantly became interested to try it for myself. But like every beginners, it was also frustrating to me at first: keeping my upstrokes thin and my downstrokes consistent.

"Practice makes progress." This became my mantra as I improve myself on lettering. I learned to just enjo... See full profile

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1. Introduction: The holidays are approaching. It is best to spend our vacations with an art that will make your day even more colorful. You must be thinking about watercolors. Nope, they aren't really needed here. Water-based brush pens are more than enough. In this class, we will learn how to paint five battles, Flowers, roses, and PhDs with brush badness. No experience is required. Everyone is welcome to try this fun and simple technique of being dean loose floor Alice. Remember, a masterpiece isn't needed to call yourself an artist. Passion and dedication will illuminate the greatness within you. See in the class. 2. What You'll Need: First let's talk about the materials that we need for this class. Essentially, any water-based brush pens or markers should work with the technique that we will do today. But here are just some of the options that I have from my collection. I have the tumbled dual brush pen. So this is a large thick brush ban on one side and the bullet tip on the other side, which you can use for deepening the leaves later on this class. If you don't have to humble, you can get yourself a set of fabric hostile brush pens, which is much affordable then Dumbo, and it's also a large tape brush pen. So we prefer large the brush pens to easily create the brushstrokes or markings to paint the floor routes. I also have here make Hurrian brush markers, which is one of my favorites. And it's what I'm gonna be using for this class because it's really juicy and works great as a water color. Next is the heartland stakes brush marker. So this is a medium size compared to the first set of brush pens that I have mentioned. And of course, even if you don't have any expensive brush pens, you can still create easy and beautiful flora Alice, we'd Crayolas operatives or Crayola markers. This is also what their bees and I love using this. It's super affordable and durable. So this is a cone tip marker and like the brush pens that I have shown earlier, but they still produce thin and thick strokes depending on the amount of pressure applied. And these are some of the options that she can have her eighth brush pen floras. Let's move on to the other materials that we need for this class. So that technique that will do to the, works well with watercolor paper. So I'll be using Fabriano watercolor paper. This is 200 gs m, nine by 12 inches, but I might cut it later for the projects. We also need a paintbrush. So this is a round brush, size five from Princeton Heritage Series. For drawing a circle, we can use a compass or any circular object that you can find at home. It then seal and a razor at tissue paper and a mixing palette. The combined some colors and transfer ink from the brush pens. If you don't have this kind of Pylab, don't worry, you can use a Ziploc bag as an alternative or any mixing palette that you have. A jar of clean water. I normally used to juries, but you can just get one jar of clean water. Okay, so grab your materials and now let's move on to the class projects. 3. Brush Pen Five Petal Flower: All right, for our first project, I just cut the water color paper into half and draw a circle so you can draw a circle of your desired sites. We are going to meet a monochromatic pattern. So I want you to choose any color of blue that you have on your brush pen set. I'll be using Egyptian blue, cyan and suffer blue from Caribbean brush markers sent. And it doesn't have to be three different colors of blue. If you only have one blue and you're set, you can always adjust the value of a color by adding more water to lighten it up, or add more pigment to make it darker. Or you can also mix other colors as well. Try experimenting and you might just discover a beautiful shade. Now we are going to create, if I've battled flower, we want the start from the center. So just put random dots in a circular area and then forward it. Backbones will draw some kind of a stroke and we'll repeat it five times. Now let's dip the paintbrush into the water. And this is what will activate the EEG from the brush pen. So I'm just spreading the ink and drawing the Battle of the flower. Don't worry about making this shape perfect because we want it to be loose and expressing. It's like a period drop shape forming the petals of your flower. And it said a really easy 5-methyl split one right here at the edge of the circle. So it could appear like it's cut off. And remember, we need to break fast before the totally dry ice or it will be difficult to activate the ink and spread it with water. Okay, so we'll repeat creating these power to fill in the circle while leaving some space has for their needs. So we finish filling the circle bead flowers. Let's go to the next video to paint the leaves. 4. Adding Leaves: Since we're doing a monochromatic theme, we want to make sure that we use different shades of blue to add variety to our painting. You see the same color. I'll transfer some ink into my palette and activated with water. Like so. Adding more water will make the value then, and it will produce a very light-blue color. Let's start with a thin stroke to make a stem. And then we'll drag the belly of the branch, the great thick strokes that will form the leaf. Let's do that again for another leaf. And there you go. So thin stroke for the stem and drag the belly of the brush with heavy pressure to form the leaf shape. And of course, you can always fix the shape of the leaf if you want. Like what I'm doing here. Just continue adding leaves to each flower. And these leaves are the main leaves, so we want them to be slightly below. After that, we will add filler leaves, which are smaller leaves, and this will be darker shade. And using Egyptian blue. And if you don't have this color, you can add more ink through your palate and less water so that you'll produce a darker value of the same color. So Al, adding this feeler leaves to each of my five petaled flower, you can vary the number of each leaf for each flower. That's up to you. It would also look more interesting if we will alter the direction of the feeler leaves. Some might be facing up, by, others might be facing down. Some might have more leaves than the others. Don't be afraid to play around with this step. Once you've finish adding feeler leaves to each flower, he can take a look at the empty spaces and try adding more feelers are a bigger leaves. And these will be the next step for this class project. And you can now erase the pencil markings on this circle. Or you can also add into there. 5. Brush Pen Roses: Alright, let's now start the second class project, which is a wreath. For this, I'm going to use burgundy, rose, pink, lamb green, olive green, lush green, and Kapur Brown. If you don't have this exact colors that so key, you can always choose whatever color you want. And much better if you can produce a different shades of green as well, they mixing your existing colors because it adds interest to your v. So again, draw a circle first of your desired size. And what will create a sort of like a huff prestige wreath. So this is where we will place the process to create a very loose and simple rows using brush bans. Just start with the center by pressing harder on your brush Ben to achieve this thick stroke and then add three thin circular strokes like soap. Next we'll create bigger see strokes. So you can push hard underbrush bent degree eight, that takes choke, and then another one in here. And lastly in here. And make sure that these strokes are big mentored enough so it will be easier to activate it with water. It can go over this tropes again if you think that they are already dry. And once you have that markings on your beeper, will bet the paintbrush. And then just using the water, we will spread the ink following the shape of the stroke. So the C shapes doesn't have to be perfect. And then just sweat dripping Michigan with water and continue adding the outer petals off their rules, leaving some whitespaces. I'm just getting some pigment from the center, but I want the other path has to be lighter and the center to be darker. So this center is a little bit far from the outer battle. So I'll go ahead and spread the EQ on this part to make it look like more attached to the outer Battle of their views. Now this is already good, but we can still add more IV and some parts of the rows, four layers. And this will also add depth to our painting. Now, we've done the first ropes, so we're just going to do the same process for our second rows over here. I'm now using row speak and they start by pressing hard underbrush ban decorate the center of the rows. Then these themes, circular strokes and bigger see strokes. And don't forget, make sure to add more pigment to each strokes with the paintbrush and follow the curves and continue forming the shape of the booze. So keep in mind to need whitespaces in-between your strokes to separate the pebbles from each other. Now, I'm adding pigments on some parts for another layer of Bethel. And then just bend and Ina. Alright, let's finish this read and the next video. 6. Finishing the Wreath: Let's start adding leaves to the row says, I am using only green and added water to weep. And I'm just going to draw some kind of a triangular shape following the curve of the rows. So it will look like it's behind the flower and just feeling the shape we'd color. So I forgot to erase the pencil marking of the circle earlier. So now I just erase it since the peed on the flower is already dry. So you need to wait for it. They include dry before attempting to obese and the pencil markings or else you will smudge the paint. You can also EHR-based first before being, being the row says, now for additional leaves, I'm using lush green. This is a darker green and it will be nice for a feeler or smaller leaves. We can also mix Burgundy with it, which is the first color of my rows, the mundane, the harmony of colors in our R3. So I'm just adding leaves two areas where I think will balance the reef. And if you're unsure where to place them, you can add leaves in between the flowers, the side of the flowers, or you can also add leaves following the shape of their beep. It takes some practice and a lot of experimentation that once they're comfortable with it, it will come naturally to you. Alright, so the next step is to add more filler flowers. And I'll be using the burgundy color, again. Kind of like flower buttons. So you don't have to worry about what type of flower were actually being, being because it's Lose rather than detailed. And I'm just drawing three pebbles for each feeler flour and adding stem and green 720p. And that's it. You can also overlap these flowers to the leaves, like what I'm doing in this video. Now, this step is optional, but you can add shadow leaves, which are leaves of lighter color to bring the design altogether. And once you're done, you can improve your leaves ME adding veins to win. Florida final step. B, withdraw the ring of their via. For this, we can use a brownish color and then create thin strokes of random shape. It can be a curly or a wavy line that are overlapping and just continue more of this trope and deal you form the shape of the beam. I feel like this area here needs more leaves. So I just added darker value of feeler leaves. And we're finished with our simple read. 7. Brush Pen Peonies: One of my favorite flower to beat RPN knees. But they must admit that they are also one of the most difficult flower to paint. So let's try painting them with brush pens. I'll be using Service, a pink color, magenta, red, amber. So this is an orangey shade and of course different shades of green. Let's start by making a thin down stroke which is curvy. And then we'll just cabled to make this next Mark. And on the other side is another curvy downstroke for the bottom part will just form V-shaped strokes like so. And I'll just go over each stroke to make them really be mended. Using a web paintbrush. I'll spread the EAC and form the center PayPal. And the same with the two papers on each side. Same here for the bottom petals. So I'm not worrying too much about what shape of the petals she'd be. Again, this is very loose and we want this to be fun. Now MGS adding more pathos and the outer part of the peony to make it fluffier. Let's move on to the top part of the peony. So am just marking the paper with random things, strokes and spreading the liquid water and creating some curves. After that where the paint is still wet, you can drop some more pigment at the center to add that. Let's do the second puny by repeating the markings we did earlier. You may have noticed on your brush Band said that some colors stand the dry faster than the others. And it's the case for me being here. It's more tricky for me to blend the liquid water once it starts to dry. So it's really important to move fast when you're painting the floor, Alice. And now we're doing the third peony over here. I'm using magenta read. And as you can see, these color is very juicy, so I don't have to worry too much spreading the included water. And since it's super juicy, I still can get some EEG from the center. And this would be enough for me to create the upper part of this PMI. All right, so once these needs are already dry, we can now add steam. So this will be thin strokes and random dots at the top of each BAD. Congratulations and painting EPA. 8. Stem and Leaves: To complete the look of each BME, just grab some green and you're a thin stroke for the stamp. And then we'll just spin some big leaves on each stamp, like what I'm doing here. And we can also add leaves at the top in-between each pennies. For the final step, let me just add failure leaves of darker value on some random spaces for I think we'll complete the look of this bunch of Viennese. And it's done. 9. Final Thoughts: I hope that you've enjoyed our quick but wonderful class. Never stop doing your craft sooner or later. Such works will contribute for the betterment of someone else's life. Mark classes will becoming in the new year. So please follow me here unskilled share to get notified of my new classes. Also, I'd loved the senior class projects. You can upload them here or share it on Instagram and tag me at seven brushstrokes so I can feature you in my stories. Keep exploring your brush pens and have fun painting with them. Thank you so much for joining this class.