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Digital watercolor florals with Procreate

Cécile Yadro, Digital & Traditional Artist

Digital watercolor florals with Procreate

Cécile Yadro, Digital & Traditional Artist

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15 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Your project

    • 3. Selecting reference photos

    • 4. Getting to know brushes

    • 5. Leaves part 1

    • 6. Leaves part 2

    • 7. Leaves part 3

    • 8. Leaves part 4

    • 9. Flower part 1

    • 10. Flower part 2

    • 11. Flower part 3

    • 12. Flowers with background part 1

    • 13. Flowers with background part 2

    • 14. Flowers with background part 3

    • 15. Flowers with background part 4

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About This Class

In this class you'll learn how to watercolor digitally. I provide a set of 12 free brushes and two watercolor papers so you can keep them and use them in your future art.

This class is meant for beginners, you really don't need to know how to draw to achieve a beautiful result!

At the end of the class, you'll be able to mimic traditional watercolor with Procreate, this skill can be used in your art in other subjects as well.

I have gathered for you some copyright free images in a Pinterest board where you can select your favorite ones for your art, or you can follow along with the three images I use in class. 

We will make an exercise with the brushes so we can know them, how they behave, how to have this juicy flow on the paper.


Then I will explain how to paint leaves, this will be a good way to master the technique.

If you fancy it you can add a messy finishing touch with blotches and droplets.


Second art will be a set of flowers on a white background, with more details, so we are increasing the difficulty a bit. 


Third and last art, we will paint a branch of cherry tree flowers on a blurry background.


The brushset, watercolor papers and reference photos are available in the resource section of the class. 

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Cécile Yadro

Digital & Traditional Artist



Bonjour and welcome to my Skillshare page !

I’m so happy you found me! I’m a French artist, both digital and traditional. I love drawing and painting portraits, landscapes, still life... art is an endless journey, I hope to help you with my beginners friendly classes.

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I post a class per month, more or less:

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1. Introduction : Hello bonjour, welcome to my new class. Ccl per French artist, both digital and traditional. In this class, I want to show you how to mimic traditional water cannot painting, but with procreate brushes. I have made for you a set of 12 procreate brushes that you can keep on using your future art. In this class, I will show you different exercises with an increasing level of difficulty. But everything is very easy to achieve as we really don't need to know how to draw as we will be tracing if you like. So first, we will be making a set of alleles. So it's a good way to know the brushes and how to make blood. She's an whiter fusing with little colors everywhere. This is very cool. Next we will make a set of flowers on a white background. And it's a bit more difficult. And the last one, we will be adding a blurry background, like very light wash of colors on the background. It's really cool to do. And I hope you join me in class and I'm really happy to see you again. So no more talking and shopping. 2. Your project : Your project will be to make one of the three exercise we will make in class. So first one will be a set of leaves and you can choose to make it, let's say, clean or maybe a bit more messy depending on your style and what you like. Second exercise will be a set of flowers on a white background. And as earlier, we can have a messy background or a clean one depending on your taste. And last exercise will be to make complete colored painted background was kind of messy background once again. And on top of it we will have a branch of a cherry tree flowers, very nice with a lot of light and contrast. So same here. You can have a bit blushes, urine there. Something very clean, varying eat as you prefer. But besides of the three examples I show you in class, once you master the technique, you have the brushes. You can do whatever you want. So here are some other examples. Can be something quite classical, like Christmas flour, can be puppies and same here we have a contrast between the very sharp foreground, the very blurry background, or just a flower all alone with a bit more Blucher's. I like it when it's a bit messy. You can also just choose a photo of your garden and use it to be a bit more light, airy and transparent. Or you can go bright and bold. So it's time to download everything you need. It's, everything is in the resource section and we can go on. 3. Selecting reference photos : So where do you find inspiration to paint? Was watercolors, some flowers. So first thing, maybe you were lucky enough and you have a garden L, As this is winter when I'm shooting this class, maybe you took pictures when you had flowers in the garden. And if you don't, you can't still Google it and find some really cool photos, but beware of copyright issues, depending on what you plan to do with your art. If you just want to have it hung in your home, it's not a big deal, but if you plan to just show it on social media or sell it, It's better if you get copyright-free reference photo. So for this, I have gathered in a Pinterest board about 50 plus photos about flowers that are all copyright-free. Either my personal photo from my garden or from an splash, or from pixabay. So those are copyright free websites. So you can make a search and be specific when you search, because if you just type flower, you will have way too much reference for two coming out. So maybe it's better if you type lilac or puppies or whenever. So for this class, I would advise you to maybe follow with me was my reference for two or use your own as you prefer. Okay, so what we're going to paint, I think for the exercise about leaves, I will work from this one and maybe tweak it a bit. And for the exercise with just a single flower in the middle, I think I would like maybe something that is a big contrasting on the background. Like maybe this one is very nice flower. I had a ton in my garden. And for the one was a background and flowers on top. I will take this one. So when you have selected a photo, you like whew, we'll tap on the three dots and download image and it will go inside your camera roll. So I'm taking the three. I said I would use. Once you have selected your image, just go to the next video and play with the brushes until you know them. And after that, we will go to our first exercise with leaves. 4. Getting to know brushes: We are going to begin by knowing the brushes I provide. So please download brush sets. And depending on how you are working, it should import directly in procreate. If you're using Safari, just download it. Then you tap on it and you select import in procreate, it should work fine. So let's open a canvas. And for this first exercise, you will just need to screen size. It will be perfectly fine. So once we have our canvas open, we want to add the top layer with watercolor paper, and we will do this every time. And this is the first time you need to do. So. Insert a photo and download the photo. Just take it and imported in procreate. Then you go on the m, go up until you get multiply. What does it does is it's making a layer of kind of a greatly texture from the watercolor paper. And then we will have the painting that will be below the paper. Now maybe this is a bit too opaque and you can maybe lower it about 8586%. And if you want as well, you can increase the brightness a bit. Great. And now please download the exercise sheet as well. Remember where you have downloaded. So it's here for me. And it's placing it in the middle of the canvas. So just tap on fit to screen and it can go everywhere. Great, so I layer on top. So let's rename this. We are really clear watercolour paper. This one is exercise. And this one is painting, circles, gamma colors. So whatever you want, maybe a bright red, bright pink, something quite strong anyway. And we will begin looking at the brushes. So first one, it's just a 6B pencil from procreate. I just placed it in the brush set because I think it's more convenient to have everything in one folder. Second one, watercolour soft. You have all the circles that are labeled. So. Place a bit of this brush and side. Watercolor strong. So I think you can tell why this one is soft and rises. One is strong. Line smudge. So smudge can be used as a brush, but of course it's better for smudging. I will show you this after. But it's also possible to use it as a brush forum painting and all the stamps. You don't want to slide your pencil on the screen, you just want to tap. It's just one stamp each time. For the momentum. Staying with full opacity. And play with this after. Ooh, way too big. So this one is paint splatter from procreate. I just tweaked it a bit, as well as droplets that I have a bit changed. Ok, so once you have here, you have your reference for all your brushes. So if you want, you can print it or save it as an image. Now let's hide this and we still keep the watercolor paper on top to add a new layer. N, let's say tries. Why not? I want to show you how to give some water color effects. So let's place some bloods. And this is done with just one brushstrokes, meaning I don't lift up my pencil. If I go back on top and lifts my brush, every time, I will get darker and darker shades. You see that? Maybe this one's a bit too light, get another color. I don't know, maybe blue. Go next to it. And then we will smudge this. So let's get smudge soft. So you go to the little finger here and you select a smudge soft tool. And we will increase a bit to size. You can play with the opacity slider here. So first one, we will just slightly merged the two together. And we will get kind of a muddy color. Otherwise, we will push the blue in the red and push it outside. And next one we will push the red and the blue. So you really take the full plenty color and push it slightly. And if you go back on the border to say so, you will get a very slight color like if you uses a watter as poached inside. And this one is very strong here and I want to keep that. Maybe I just push this. Okay. Other one, we'll get the watercourse thrown. Brush, still blue. This is very strong. Obviously. Let's go close to it. And for the smudge, let's make a try with this much soft as well. And you can still push it or mix it. And let's get the smudge strong. And this one is making nice, I don't know, blushes maybe. So it's very cool. You can really have nice effects. This is really cool. Brush, I love it. You see this is gorgeous. And let's make another layer on top and rename it stamps. And I want to show you how to play with TMS. So I get the first one, for example, opacity maximum. So once you have this, maybe you only need to flow down. So you go to the magic wand. Liquefy. Make sure you are on push. And you will push like like droplets and play with the size of your brush. It's a way to have things really, really cool and different. This one is interesting as well because it lacks a drop of paint. What on your paper and this one is always a sign. And if you want to change the orientation of your stamp, you have to turn your countless because it's always in the same orientation in the brush. Writes, What I wanted to show you as well is let's get the watercolor soft and make a new layer and rename it. Leaves. This one is really sharp on the edge. So if you go press light and hard, you will get kind of leaves or P tools. And you can go and make flowers quite easily, will be about the size of the leaves. Right? So go fast. And it will have very nice shape. Turn a bit, change the color may be a bit of pink. And you can go on top and you will get the transparency of what our color you see. It's really overlapping very nicely. And then if you want, you can get the smudge strong tool. And I have some variations. You can have a very need to or a bit more messy depending on your taste. And you can go on and on forever. It's still visible below. And you can vary the size of the smudge tool. Very easy opacity. Rarely I let you play whether the brushes until your confident with it. And we will begin our first project. We will be painting leaves. 5. Leaves part 1: So for this first exercise, I want to work on a square format. Because why not? And I will use a 2400 by 2400, which is a canvas, go to Canvas information, which is 20 centimeters square. So it's switchable in a printer at home. So you can have a nice printing, always 300 dpi. And it makes a ton of layers because it's 89 way more than we need. So first thing, insert the watercolour papers. Who will provide you two different papers. One is rectangle and one is a square. We will get the square. So go where you placed your square paper and it should fit exactly the size of the canvas. 2400, grew to the end, multiply, and that's it. And always do this first, just because it will change a bit the colors of the paintings. So if you do it at the very end, you're well, lower all the intensity. So it's better if you check the intensity of the color at the beginning. Second thing to reference for tools. So you have two ways to do this. First one, you slide up, place it on the left because I'm right-handed. So this is y. And I will get this photo. And I can have it here on my left side. That's a way to do it. But I'm not sure I want to do this now. I prefer to use as a reference. So you go to the ranch Canvass reference and it will open a little window that you can move. And here you will tap on image, import and select the photo. This is really cool, really convenient. Okay, you can say this is saying that what I showed you earlier, but the big difference is when you have your photos on the left with a split-screen, it really well use your battery very, very fast because if we have it here inside, it's not split, so the battery will last longer. Just a little tip I learned along the way. And you know what, I will trace because I'm not ashamed to say I trace. So add photo, insert a photo. So this one always fit to screen. Maybe a bigger. Place it on top. And I want to add another leaf here because I think it lacks something. So get the Lasso Tool on freehand and select. Tap on the arrow, swipe down three fingers. And my advice would be to swipe outside of the canvas so you're sure you're not moving your square. And I will duplicate. So now you see I have two layers, one original and one with a section. And I can rotate it, scale it down. Not too much. And I don't know. Maybe flip horizontal so it doesn't look like the same. Just move until you are satisfied with the look of it. It's suppose to be realistic as well because we will have the stem going here. So maybe it's okay and it's cutting the edge. I like that. So let's erase this. Just to have this here. Great. We will lower it of it here and this is optional. You don't have to do it if you don't want. So emerge down, place a layer on top, lower the opacity of your reference, and we'll get 6B pencil, get a green color. Whatever. I will trace all the leaves and don't forget the middle part. Just to show where it is. Of course, you can do this without tracing if you prefer. Just around focusing on the watercolor effect, not on the drawing, so don't mind. Another important thing is I drew all the leaves, including the ones that are below. And don't forget stems. Maybe here it will be too confusing. Okay, so once it's done, you can remove your layer was the photo and time to rename everything because, you know, sorry. You can really get confused. Or you can do also is lock a layer so you're sure you're not touching it or writing on top of it because this is common mistake. So swipe right and tap on lock. 6. Leaves part 2: Okay, so let's add a layer below sketch layer, lower the opacity of the sketch layer. And I want to make first some background leaves them. Because we have places like we have several layers with the leaves. This one is really in the background and those three ones are a bit on top of it, and those 2-1 are a bit on top and this one is on top. So make 1234 layers. And I will make four layers of leaves. So begin with this one which is the darkest By the way and really the farthest. So get the watercolor soft. And regarding selecting the color, you can either just look at this one and try to match it. Sorry, not on the correct layer. And be aware that everything is dark and by the watercolor paper. So you really have to go close to the outer part of the circle. I say that this one is cool. So I'm just filling inside of my leaf and I'm using the sharp edge, meaning I'm going this way and this way. And now we'll make this one as well. It's a bit lighter. So this is just a first colored layer for the leaves. And let's make another one on top. Recall it's three because it's built on top and hide this one will really bother me otherwise. And these are those three, One 23. And at some variation, so just swipe a bit. The color, because you can go on top with different colors. It will be visible. Maybe just on health, on the other side of the ribbon at the leaf layer on top, leaves to hide the one below. And leaves two will be those 2-1. Press long, you get the color. You had this four bit darker here. Ooh to darker. Maybe. Everything will be tied together after. Ok. And I think the rest of it will be on one single layers. Top cleaves, soak. It's easier to make a really different parts. Maybe I have exaggerated here, will see that after. And I'm slightly moving my color, my hue. So don't overthink at this stage really. And just try not to have to similar Colorado close to each other. And I'm not really looking at the reference for two anyway. Oh, this one I did it already. I'm sorry. But this is the one I need to make. You really have to control your pressure. So this should be every saying, yeah, right? Okay. Now, I will leave this together and I will begin to work on my deepness. So I go to the background leaves. And quite sure this one needs to be darkened to show that it is very far away. And maybe a bit of variation just here. And now go to smudge, gets a soft one and integrate a bit the colors. And maybe I had lost the light color that is on the edge and I need to add a bit of brownish something. So get the watercolor strong color. That is, I don't know, whatever you want anyway. And just on the tip of it and smudge it. And from time to time you need to remove the sketch to see if everything is going well. Ok, so those three same thing. I want to tip of red. This one is lost under, so I don't need to do anything here. And some shadow because it's below. And smudge with soft one. But not too, too hard. Don't press too hard. And maybe you think your edge is not clean. So I would go to them. Eraser, sorry. And you can select whatever you want really, I like to use a watercolor soft because it won't erase very hard. It will just leave interesting edge and hides a sketch so it can do whatever I want. This is an option. Rarely you can decide that you like them. Blurry edge. And maybe refine a bit, sum. 7. Leaves part 3: Okay, so the top one here. Let's match what I have already and see how it goes. So you see I'm not touching this way because it will mix my two colors and I want to really show the different parts of the leaf. Just really to smudge the color. And this one could be a bit more defined here. And I had some reddish was the strong one. Maybe some yellow as well. Just to show that burned edge. This part of the list so small already, hardly see it. Okay? And this leaves us with the top one. And I can tell already I will need a bit more yellow. And just using the reference for two as inspiration, really. It's difficult to find. It's about 4% size just for the tip of the leaf. And you can also leave a white space between the two parts you see like here. Basically it's a matter of tastes. And always, because really here it's easier to control than on paper, to my opinion. Anyway. We'll get watercolors soft so yellow. Maybe lower bit the capacity. Could use more yellow. So erasing what I don't like. And this one is here. Maybe it can be dark. And to show that it's below grade. Let's plays by the sketch and place layer on top of every leaves and call it a stem. And for the stem, I will get the watercolor line and kind of a dark color. But not too dark because this one is really darkening everything. So I had one which is coming from here to there and gets not bad. And if you notice closely, you have a kind of a reddish tone just at the beginning of the leaves. So I will add some. Anyway, they need to be tied up. Moses catch that's bothering me. And let's manage this very, very lightly. About 30% of ICT just to avoid too harsh effect. Okay, so it's not bad, but it could be better. Let's add some light to everything. 8. Leaves part 4: So one way to add light is to take the watercolor soft brush, take a pure white color and just place a bit of white lab where you want the light to be and be consistent because everything is coming from this side. So you don't want to place the light here, for example, will be more on this part. And then smudge this a bit. So it's not too harsh. And you can also play with this tide of the layer. So this one is normal. And if you go on, I don't know, maybe had add an lower rates which lot? It gets a different color. Can smudge a bit more. I think it's really good way to give light to everything. That's not bad. I'll show you another way in another example. Okay, so you can leave it as it is. Just decide, that's okay for me. I like it this way or you can decide that maybe you could go a bit more with watercourse thrown and get a reddish turn very red. And just be a bit stronger because when you smudge, You are a kind of diluting the color. Really up to you. And let's group this omega leaves swipe right, duplicates. And when you have to, your watercolour is a bit more opaque. You see you are losing the transparency. So maybe this is not what you want. But what you can do as well. Let me remove this Canvass reference, okay. You can play with different layers. If I get the top leaves, instead of normal, I place it on multiply. It's a different effect. It's a bit more transparent. You see here it's opaque. If I place it on multiply, it's transparent. Maybe place this one to multiply. And this is another way to get really transparent. Effect. If you place everything or just a part of the leaf layers on multiplying. I kinda like that or not? I'm not sure. No, we'll leave it on normal. Just because I don't like it, but if you do, that's okay. And also you can leave the inside of the leaves just like as it is, or take the watercolor line and go a bit thinner and edits. It's really up to you. It gives them more finished look. Bad. Not bad at all. Okay, so I will hide these growth, open this one and I will merge ever seen. And I keep my different layers because I don't know what I will be doing next. So just want to have one that is all merged together and I want to play with it and get a bit messy. Because why not place layer below this one and we will make an background was droplets and so on. So I like this one Number seven, the lower the opacity. And don't forget to turn your canvas. Just to change the drop. Change it with yellowish. Right? And let's go, let's go crazy. So the amount of droplets you will use really depends on your style. You can even add this one, like this one, span as big as you want. Because this is exaggerated, kind of dirty, like that bit of splatter and you can still raise a bits. Okay? And then you can go to the background leaves layer and get the smudge strong tool and push your color outside of the leaves. So here we are. You have the option to get this with a messy one or a clean one depending on your taste. So we offer our first exercise was the leaves. Next one, we will make flour, just a single flour on a white background. 9. Flower part 1: For the second exercise, we will create another square canvas, 2400 by 2400, and insert the photo off the paper. Place it on, multiply, add a layer below, and insert a photo. Fit to screen. And I want to have it this way. Yeah. You're on top, lower the opacity and we'll get 6B pencil, getter, pinkish color. I don't know, something like this. And I will trace around everything. So this is a rough sketch. You don't need to draw every lay every detail like the Pistols. K, lower layer. And I will take my reference photo. Don't forget to tip on image because if not, you get your canvas and it's not always convenience. I like to plan what I will do before doing it. I'll show you this here. I have different layers of petals as well. So this one is in the background as well. Oh sorry, as well as this one. And here they are. This one, this one. So I will try not to have two overlapping petals on the same layer because I want to be able to tweak each one differently if needed. And I think the best is to begin with the leaves. I have not drawn every leaf because I see here it's a bit too cluttered. So see I don't have all the leaves. Anyway. Leaves can be on one single layer. And I will use watercolor itself. And for the color, if I want, I can go here and select the color. So good way to do it. But as we have the watercolor paper on top that is darkening everything. Maybe it's a good idea to just go to the circle and go closer to the outer part of the circle. It's lighter. And it's perfectly cool to leave some lighter parts. So let's make one and petals. I don't know for, I don't know how many layers our need, but I always begin by, which is the dark, the farthest for me? And maybe it's a swine. And same here I can select a coulomb to begin with. Just to have a base and an I can work from, it. Seems quite cool. Maybe I need something a bit brighter. I'm going very roughly just to place the different parts of the color. And remember, you can go with light on dark. And like watercolor. Like it more green. Maturity, it's a first petals that matters because you will have your, all your colors here. And the history section. And as it is very dark, i go up several times. And now for smudging, you will decide which way you will push your color. Obviously not this way because I will makes everything not in the correct way because my petal is going this way, so I need to push them, maybe push lighter. But this way seems cool. And I need more pink here. Maybe two pink bit more purplish. It's important to have a lot of variation in the color. But I select the color. I already have. First thing, but don't forget to lighten it up a bit. Or I can go into history, which is cool as well. Right? So I will make all the petals on this layer and I'll be back. 10. Flower part 2: So if my, all my layer was the petals and after that, I will keep building up my layers. So I see it my way. There would be a bit too tedious to watch me doing this. So I'll do all the petal layers and I'll be back when it's time to make the Pistols. I have finished my layers. So let me remove this reference photo and I want to show you the different layers. So there is one with six petals, another one with four petals, just small one. And this one that is really all alone. And I will place my photo on the left now because I need to see better what I'm doing. And I will rotate this and this way. And I went to work on the pistols and detailed parts of the petals here that are very dark. I think what I can do is place a layer on top, get dark green because I feel like there is a green background, but not too, too strongly. And there are some little dots here and there that will make the end. And here it's really, really dark. And you, you really have to exaggerate the colors sometimes. Doesn't feel very natural. May be this one could go no. Pillow. Which one is it? Yep, here. We will keep the sharp edge of the petal here. This one is not that dark except for here. Be a bit dark. And I'm quite sure that by now you have noticed how much the color is fading when you smudge it. Now the one on top and grid. Wish I won't draw each and every pistol. To be interesting, you need to clean this because it's a petal here. And don't forget to remove the sketch layer from time to time. Maybe watercolors strong with the bright yellow, very small. Even smaller. Okay, so I will ketamine darker make the outer parts of the Crown. It's kind of a Crown would say. I'm just figuring it. Maybe try was to create a line because it's really more defined here. Same here. Just a bit. This one, it's barely visible. Cool. And while I'm here at another and makes this little dots in this one, it's kind of burgundy. And maybe it's better if I take the paint, splatter. It smaller and arrays a bit and place it under the yellow. Now, it is. Also what you can do if you want to have your splatter just in this guitar, you select the Lasso Tool on freehand. And I'm selecting just the petal. Tap on the brush. And you can be sure this is paint splatter. Something maybe like this should be enough. And place it on top. This one is on top here. Yes, I like that. It's, it's quite cool and now I want to add some texture. Some veins and dots or not. This tells us tells. And where did it kills by ground. Just to be sure of what I do. 11. Flower part 3: So some veins, some texture. On top of everything. Texture, texture. I will simply get the 6B pencil and just figure out some lines. Parent they're not everywhere. Just to accentuate the drawing. Maybe a bit of edges as well. It helps me redefine the outer edge of the petals. Think it's getting better and better. There is a little line here and do really some little spots of color. To help me separate the petals. This one tends to be a smudge. Forgot to make. This little dark spots. Watercolors, soft, very small. It's not bad. Maybe here I need to be more precise with bestial back ground. Bit more defined here. And while I go to the leaves, some, maybe I'd some literal 2's here on the edge of it. Will be. This way. It's more natural. And stems will be just on top of the leaf. And it's a kind of very light green water color line with white sketch mark. And it will go below the leaves. Of course you want to attach the leaves. S1 needs to be darkened. Just haven't overlook Navarro, look and see how you like it. If you want to add another leaf here maybe, but I like it this way. Let's work on the lights. For example, this one needs to be lit bit. So either arrays lightly. With this kind of getting back the paper, S1 is here. Very light hand. I think it's better. And so on and so on. This is not a botanical illustrations and new way. Cool. It's not bad. Maybe could be a bit darker in here. So let's add a layer on top of everything. Rename it shadows. I will place it on multiply, get the watercolor soft, and we'll get a pink. Just too. Our kin, what's need to be dark and just the beginning of the leaves and below every saying. So this is one way. And we can, of course, as we did before, add some blotches here and there. Erase parts. We don't want to have some colors going inside. Let me do this on top. And blood touches the watercolor. Strong. Quite cool. I like to display. So here we are. 12. Flowers with background part 1: For this third exercise, we will make very nice light flour on a blurry background, a dark background. So for this, let's create a canvas which is 4,032 by 3,024. Now why is it this size? Just because this is the exact size of watercolor paper for two I gave you. So insert a photo and get this one. Rotate. Fit to screen. Multiply. And maybe if you don't like the small, very small grain, you can enlarge it a bit to have something a bit rougher just as you want. And don't forget to lower about 8586%. And I will place the photo on the left just for a change. This is one very cool one. So we will begin by the background. Let's rename this background. And we'll get the watercolor served at the maximum size, maximum capacity. And let's try to take a blue sky. Yeah. And really, it doesn't matter how you do it. We will smudge everything. Just think to have some variation in your sky. And roughly what you'll see. Here, I have a very dark parts. And don't be afraid to go dark because you know that when you smudge, it will weaken the color. So don't don't do this one just very, very far away. What you see. And you don't have to copy everything. Of course, as usual, you can maybe carry on with your own colors. Just always, variation. Variation seems early. Digit for mind will change this. Okay, so let's get the smudge soft maximum size. Let's fuse this just to have a blurry background. But keeping the colors. You see I'm not doing this because I will have such a mess. To sunlight touches light hand. Now, it seems very nice. I like it, so pits place another one on top and don't make this too much and get the watercolors thrown on a dark in this part. Maybe a bit bluish. Don't cover the yellow part here or cover it up if needed. And I'm leaving some space was a bit more light. And now we'll get the strong smash tool, Increase the size. Push of it. Here's this background is very cool. Merge down and push a bit more of that color. That's saying is you want the flowers that are very light to be on a dark parts. 13. Flowers with background part 2: And to insert the photo and side, I will go back to the big view, take it and place it here. And fit to screen. Maybe decrease a bit size. Like that. Height, the backround, lower the opacity of the EMH, get the 6B pencil. And I will get light color, maybe a light pink. Just because my background is dark. This is rough to donate to be precise. The background. And don't forget to replace the missing parts. It's really messy around here. Don't see much. There is some heavy parts of the branch. Don't draw the Pistols, it's not necessary. And the branch is coming around here. Okay. I will make this leaves here Liaison Branch, which are in the background as well, but place another layer and rename it brown shoes background. Get my watercolor, soft and color. Maybe kind of a brownish. I don't know. Variations. As always. You really don't need to be precise. Here are some pinkish light here. This is two lights. So blur this bit with smudge tool. To get to reduce the size of your brushes. Cool. Let's hide the sketch because I don't see nothing. And this layer, I will go to the magic wand Gaussian blur layer. You will slide right to adjust blurriness. And refer to the photo here so you can see maybe about 7%. It's not bad. I would sign. We can still change it after originated rides. 14. Flowers with background part 3: Right? And same thing here. We will rename this backround flowers and make the specials that are the farthest. But you need to think ahead before going. So I have a layer with a background, another layer with the petals, just one, and another layer on top with a pistol. But here, the best hills below the petals. And here it's in the middle of two pedal layers. Background petals would be more accurate. Right? And same thing here we will rename this backround flowers and make the specials that are the farthest. Anyway, for this one, it's almost all on the same layer. Almost everything is on the same layer except for the petal that is really in the background. But you need to think ahead before going. So I have a layer with a background, another layer with the petals, just one, and another layer on top with a pistol. But here, the best hills are below the petals. And here it's in the middle of two pedal layers. Sounds complicated or an arch. So one, this one is two, so the 51 and this one is one layer. And maybe this one to yeah. Okay. Background petals would be more accurate. So I will just sum paint will put you some music. If you want to watch what I'm doing. And your best city really needs to be at a maximum size. And what we will do. So before you place your petals, you need, because it's white, it's very light and need to go to the Background layer, get the eraser tool was the water gloss soft at the maximum capacity. And you want to erase the background just inside the petals. So you're sure that your petals will be Really clean. Or maybe it's a smudge tool and it's very cool to clean the background. Okay, so I don't need to erase more. It's just for the lightest part of it. The leaves and the branches are dark enough to cover the background so it's not a big deal. And go back to my background petals. And we'll go to my watercolor soft. Maybe it would be too long to watch me doing this vat in case you want. I am just speeding up the process and adding a beta of music. Yeah. Okay. 15. Flowers with background part 4: So I have smudge everything. This is a base from which I will be working. My sketch is very lights. And I have just one layer with two puzzles that are really in the background and the rest of it on one single layer. That's okay. I need to maybe exaggerate a bit the colors and the contrast between the dark and the light. Here, it's not bad. But it needs to be worked a bit more. Watercolor. Strong on the arrays are just mimic as it's the white of the paper. And I will recover the edge are made in the background. And for the very thin here I have just a white edge. I will take the chloral line and just erase bits. I like that to get the white of the paper bits. It's just more convincing. Here you don't want to erase because you have the other Patel below, so it's better if you add white. Yeah, I think it's really popping out. Maybe my shapes are a bit too strong, too harsh, so I can maybe blur a bit some edges. So time to make a branch here. So I have added a layer on top of the branches background below the flowers, of course. And I will get a very, very dark brown. Maybe it's good to take the watercolor strong. Increases size over too much. I don't know if it's correct. Small brush. Because there are some parts here that are very difficult to read. Maybe I'd be cool with this brush. I am not going here because it will be visible on justly. So I'm trying to stop just at the edge of the flower and get a soft. And I have some kind of greenish tone. Not very light. And also some pinkish. Let's make the leaves here. Removes a sketch because I'm afraid this is going to be quite disturbing. So as usual, I'm placing my colors and I will smudge everything after. Maybe define a bit more and mine literal leaves. Looks like I forgot to make this part. And this is kind of pinkish something. So a bit of smudging but not much. Because like the wage is really, it's not bad. Place some highlights later. And let's go and make some crystals. So here, between the two petals layers. And I'll get maybe watercolor line and get very light yellow. Maybe pure white. Sum. And what about the top? If I try with a stamp? Very small size, turning my canvas so they don't have all the same and go. Yeah, I think it's not bad. And maybe we'll put would be cool, is too dark and a bit my petals. So pistols would pop up on top of it. This is another way to do this. Maybe it would go on top of this one. Right? Helps to show the light of it. And I didn't want to work directly on my original layer, so I added one on top and maybe I can try. I'll multiply. It's better. And so for the other pistols, they are here. And I said, what color line? Kind of a yellow, very, very pale yellow or pure white. On this are a bit darker, grayish shadow stamp again because it was cool to see a suggestion. And I see that my background is not dark enough to show my I'm going lighter as I am going to the fit part of it. Also the background petals could be a bit darker as well. Maybe add a layer on top of the background and dark and a bit this part, it's really details. Don't forget to clean below. So it keeps the white very pure. And if you want, you can keep a copy of all your layers. Let's group this and rename it. Layers. Duplicate. And this one to a height is one. And this one, I will merge everything together. One layer. Because now I can have some play was smudging. So I can use a smudge strong. And depending on the style I like, let's remove this bombing on my style. I can have the maybe it's a branch going in the background. I don't know. Remember used to have your layers individual and gets some highlights with the razor. Maybe like this one match strong. Like to have the white of the paper showing. So it's just some little tweaks. For the end. Maybe it's better with the world-class soft. A bit more bleeding maybe. Just because it's not supposed to be Zack clean. Okay. So let's say this is finished. So I hope you like the class and don't forget to show me what you did because you are so creative and I always loved looking at what you did with my classes. So happy painting and have fun. This is the most important. See you soon.