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Dainty Watercolour Daisies! by Pizzle Paints

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Dainty Watercolour Daisies - Welcome!

    • 2. Materials...

    • 3. Colours...

    • 4. Daisy Illustrations

    • 5. Painting Diasy Illustrations

    • 6. Loose Diasies

    • 7. Detailing Daisies

    • 8. Creating a piece with Daisies!

    • 9. Examples of Daisies in other projects!

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About This Class

Welcome to my 7th Skillshare class - Woah!

Dainty Watercolour Daisies by Pizzle Paints

How BEAUTIFUL are Daises? But when I was faced with painting them for the first time, I freaked out. I trailed many different ways before coming up with this method and this has got to be the most achievable, nice looking daisy I've come across (not tooting my own horn but sort-of am). Trust me when I say, you can paint this and yours is going to look amazing!

In today's class, here's what you will learn:

  • What materials I used - Art Philosophy Pallets - The Classics - (Discount Code: Pizzlepaints15% www.artphilosophy.com), Silver Brushes 'Black Velvet Round' sizes 6 & 8, Detailers (Princeton Neptune Size 2), Art Spectrum 300gsm Cold Pressed rough paper. 
  • How I choose my colours & use them
  • How I Illustrate Daisies (birds eye view & side view)
  • How I paint illustrated Daisies (isolation of petals)
  • How I paint loose Daisies (isolation of petals)
  • How I detail Daisies 
  • How I paint Daisies in a composition 
  • How I detail Daisies in a composition 
  • Examples of my work where I've painted/used Daisy florals 

This class was a joy to make and I REALLY hope you enjoy it. Your feedback helps me improve so if you have a spare moment, review this class and let me know what you think. Also, follow and tag me on IG. @pizzlepaints, I'd love to share your projects with my audience. 

I can't wait to see your Daisies! 

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Pizzle Paints

Ain't no party like a Pizzle Party!


Hi Pizzle People!

Welcome to my Skillshare classes. 

My name is Simela Petridis and I am a self-taught watercolour artist from Adelaide, Australia. My fascination with art started at the young age of 3 but I quickly hung up my brushes until the age of 22. Pizzle Paints became my outlet from my tertiary studies, becoming a high school teacher proved to be the most challenging adventure yet. Fast forward two years, I am now qualified and work as both an artist and a school teacher and always strive to live a full, creative life. Pizzle Paints gained traction and with traction came opportunity. In 2017 I signed my first contract with Prima Marketing Inc. as a member of their Watercolour Design Team and recently signed a second contact with Viviva C... See full profile

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1. Dainty Watercolour Daisies - Welcome!: good. I guys, welcome to my dainty watercolor daisies. Costs where we're going to learn how to paint beautiful daisies. Starting off with some illustrations, followed by some loose techniques. You're going to feel confident you're going to love painting these and we're gonna have the best time ever. So join me, Gruber. Brush, grab some paper and some paint and let's go. 2. Materials...: So if it's a Dates class materials, I'm going to be using out Spectrum 300 GSM cold press paper, Rough texture. Next, I'm going to be using paper towers. Oh, need these for a few of the techniques. So have some handy. I'll be using my art philosophy Classics palette. The colors in here are beautiful. Then I'm going to be using a porcelain mixing palette. I just find it easier, but you can mix on anything you like. Silver brushes, black velvet range sizes six and 80 tonight between the sizes. I'm also going to use some detail. Is today no specific sizes here? Just a small brush. You can use the size to just make sure they're pointed and to finish a pencil and a razor and some lush water. And then you ready to go. Use whatever you like. Let's get started 3. Colours...: to start off. I'm gonna activate my black color by adding some water. I'm gonna put it in my porcelain mixing plate so that I can add water to the color to then control the consistency over on the color that it's gonna create. I'm going to create one darker Pull on one lighter, Paul. You can see the truth there. You can see as I add water, it actually starts the thin and the black changes color. So I'm going to do my darkest black here in my dock section. I'm really gonna pull out the color to see how far it can go and to see how Doc actually is for the next one. I'm gonna wash down the black and I'm going to create a shade of gray so you can see me here activating the color just with water and you can see the color differences. Well, this is the color I'm probably going to use most in this class. So when I switch it again pulling out the color, seeing the Grady in in the gray, this is really, really lovely to see. And it's really nice to see how you can control the color So next I'm going to create a dabble with my paper towel just by ripping the corner of the paper and I'm going to set it aside. So I'm gonna swatch that gray color again, enduring the drying process. I'm going to do about some of the moisture so that the color becomes transparent, so you should be able to see the color here. I'm gonna go back and add a second layer and again do the same process by dabbing out that color. I really want to create a T A defect. Here. I want to create layers, and I do this by adding different depths to the color. So that's why it's good to have the two little pulls off different shades. You'll start to see the layers dry differently, and this is really good when creating pedals. So next I'm gonna activate my yellow color. This is gonna create the inside of the daisy. I'm using the tip of my brush to create little dots, and then I am switching it to see what the yellow looks like when I add more water, I'm going to do this again for orange, just in case I want to use orange in the middle instead of yellow. I just like to have options and to finish. I'm going to do both the colors together. So when I do the dots, I do the yellow first, followed by some of the orange on. They start a blade into each other and then in the swatch, add birth colors to say them blend together. So a really simple color palette today quite achievable. Let's get illustrating. 4. Daisy Illustrations: some really easy illustrations here, using a circle shape for the inside off the daisy, followed by teardrop shapes coming off the circle shape. Now I want them toe overlap so that I can start to create dimension in the illustration. Even if you see the overlap, you can see that tiny little teardrop shaped forming you can then a raise them once you're happy with how everything was looking. So here I am, getting rid of some of those teardrop overlaps. You can see that it's starting to look like a daisy now, and it looks really lovely. But once you're happy with everything, you can look back, reassess, manipulate some more. It's just a bit of a process, but imperfections are welcome here, completely up to you how it looks. In the end, you also have the option off pointing off the teardrop shapes so more or less a diamond shape instead of a teardrop shape, the option is yours. So next we're going to do a side on illustration off the daisy. Starting off with 1/2 circle on a flat base, we're going to illustrate teardrop shapes again, coming off the base of that half circle I love these. These in my preference. When illustrating daisies, they look stunning when they are painted again. Manipulate until you're happy you can see my layers. You can see I'm starting to define where the pedals meet the half circle. I've increased that the little incline on the sides there, so that really makes the center pop. 5. Painting Diasy Illustrations: not to begin. I'm going to a raise. A lot of the illustration. When I say a lot, I mean, I congest see the illustrations. This is important. Starting off with my yellow color. I am going to create little dots in the center. Really? Make sure that raise so that when they drive that have a really, really nice finish. You want these to dry completely before you start to paint the pedals. Otherwise, they will blade into whatever you paint on the pedals. So now I'm gonna take my porcelain plate and activate my gray color dipping into the darker color. I'm really gonna add border here to make it quite running. And I'm going to set that aside. I'm using my size. I'd brush for the pedals. I just like how big it is. So I can cover a lot of the surface keeping my little double on the side. I am going to start isolating my illustrations by painting petal by petal and then dubbing it out. So again, going through, isolating those pedals, painting them, you can see there's a bit of a puddle in the pedals and then a dab that out. It gives the pedal, this slight color off gray, and that is what you want to create. Different dimensions, different layers. This is time consuming and quite tedious, so be patient with yourself, but you're going to be fantastic. I'm conscious to go either side of the daisy when I paint so that the pedals actually are isolated and nothing bleeds into each other. Despite the dabbing process, they still are wet, and they still could merge together. So just be conscious to go from one side to the other back again. - You may like the yellow bleed if it does touch some of the pedals that is completely optional. I did that by mistake because I'm a little bit impatient sometimes. But that is actually a thing. It's an effect, so you could definitely do that. You can see that my pedals now assigned to increase in darkness I'm making sure that there is a difference between the pedal shades. So that's why it's really good to have the two shades in your mixing plate. I can see a few gaps where there isn't on illustration, so I'm using the tip off my brush as if it was a pencil and I'm just creating the illusion of a pedal and dubbing it out. You can really start to see how the daisy take shape when you layer the pedals and you can just imagine how fantastic this is gonna look when you date. Tell it now onto the side view off the daisy. Same rules apply here, painting it with your gray color, dumping it out, isolating the pedals and panning them from side to side so that nothing bleeds together. The more pedals, the better. But potentially you can overdo it. So just be mindful of that. Be a big conscious off what you were doing, but it's going to look so fantastic. I'm so excited. Take your time. Play around with it. Add dimension by using your brush as if it was a pencil, and you are going to be really, really happy with these. I promise you that. I'll see you at the next step 6. Loose Diasies: now I've already left my yellow dots dry, so using the tip of my brush, I'm going to create a diamond shape. I'm going to paint that, and then I'm going to dub it out, using my paper tell, I'm going to make sure that I pan and isolate the pedals around the yellow dots, and then I will start to form the complete daisy shape. It's just using your mind and using your imagination to see what it's actually gonna look like without it being there. Sometimes I prefer this method because I like that it's less structured, and I like the spontaneous nature of painting things loosely, but you might think it's a little bit like, uh, I don't know what's happening. I prefer illustrations, So I just wanted to give you the two options in this class, depending on what you like to do. The process is always the same with the isolation of the pedals on. I guess it's a good little trick and technique tohave so that you can actually bring things to life, and it's not too difficult. The loose on the Illustrated daisies have a similar finish, but there is a more organic feel to the loose ones. You can see the smudges in the pedals. You can see where parts of dried and where parts haven't dried. I don't know. There's a bit of a different nature to them, but again, it's completely up to you which one you prefer and which one you choose to do in a final peace. Now the process for the side on Daisy is exactly the same. I'm not going to show you that today because I want to move on to the de telling, but it is exactly the same. Paint, dub repeat paint Death Gripping Bank Deborah. 7. Detailing Daisies: the detail ing process is exactly the same on Illustrated and loose daisies. So using my small detailer, it's a size two and it's quite pointy. I'm going to take activated black paint and create tiny little dots around the border off the yellow dotted circle. I'm conscious to be a little bit jagged with my dots. I don't want a perfect circle. I just wanted to look a little bit more lifelike. I'm also conscious that some of my black dots have blood into my yellow. That is my bad. So next I'm going to pull out some of that color from the black dots just by creating tiny little black strokes. I'm not doing much here. I'm literally pulling out the color that is there. Once I'm happy with the pullout, I stretch it out even further, and I create really, really spontaneously type strokes in the pedals. Keeping in mind that I don't want them to too dark, I really want to keep it quiet, flowy, So I'm using any excess paint on that day Teller. I'm also going with the shape of the pedal. I'm rounding off those lines as opposed to having them really, really straight. The more I look at it, the more I like the bleeds in the center. So bleeds a welcome. Next, we're going to detail the side on Daisy. I want to make sure that the yellow dots are really being hugged by the black dots. So I'm creating, like, this C shaped barrier to really get into the crevices off those gallo dots. Hopefully, you guys can say that once I'm happy with them, I pull out the black dots almost like they're fanning out into the pedals. And then I create my elongated lines curving to the pedals. I think the side on daisy looks phenomenal. Andi. I always love them. When I paint them in pieces, you can really see it start to come together. And I'm sure you're probably looking at your work, and you're like, Whoa, that looks so cool. And just imagine what it's gonna look like in a final pace. I will see at the next step 8. Creating a piece with Daisies!: Now I've drawn a really, really random composition off an array of daisies and some leaves. If you want to know how I draw my leaves, you can see them in some of my other school shit classes. But what I start off with is painting those leaves to really start to shape the daisies in the center. Think about color palette here on. Also, please do your dots. Your doctor will dry in time and they will not bleed into your daisy petals. But you can start to see that my leaves actually really help accentuate the daisies. Composition is completely personal. Andi, I want to encourage you to do your thing with these. I don't wanna make you do something. I want you to do it yourself. Thistles. My idea Off feature daisies in a composition, but I normally use daisies in a peace amongst a lot of other florals, and I will show you them very soon. I've also tried to make it a little bit thicker, using filler dots and and pressed brushstrokes with Cem stems just to fill out the space and again highlight those daisies in the center, flatten your brush completely and fan it out to create really, really loose, beautiful florals. I'm introducing some other colors here just to really bring the piece toe life. So I'm about done. And now all I'm going to do is clean my water. Clean my brushes. Andi, I am ready to paint. Isolate my pedals, Paint dye, Burpee, paint Dabir Pete. And that is how you do it. This is completely your time. This is where you start to develop skills and really, really get involved in your pieces. I'm gonna leave you to paint for a while, but enjoy the process and have fun with it all rights Now it is detailing time, everything is dry and I am ready to date out my daisies. Using the technique that we learnt in the other lesson, you will start to see it come to life. And when you look back, you're gonna be like, Well, that pace looks awesome. - It takes patience. It takes persistence. But you were going toe love painting daisies from now on end and you are going to be so proud of yourself because they look awesome. I hope that you have learned something today and please stick around because my next video has an array of examples where you can paint daisies in different things and in different ways. So thank you for watching. I hope you've learned something today and I cannot wait to see your daisies. 9. Examples of Daisies in other projects!: So like I said earlier on, I paint daisies in a lot of pieces. Andi, I paint them differently so he can see me painting them in a letter. I also paint them in lots of wreaths or big compositions. But you know, you can paint them any way you like. Now that you know how to do them, you compare them wherever. Honestly, it's completely up to you where you paid them. I just hope you enjoy painting them, and I calmly to say them. Thanks, guys.