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Drawing Modern Leaves with Watercolours and Ink

Laura Scalvenzi, Artist | Educator ! Scientist

Drawing Modern Leaves with Watercolours and Ink

Laura Scalvenzi, Artist | Educator ! Scientist

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18 Lessons (1h 32m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      2:18
    • 2. WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS CLASS

      2:28
    • 3. PLANNING YOUR ARTWORK

      5:33
    • 4. OBSERVING LEAVES SHAPES

      2:19
    • 5. EASY MODERN LEAF Classic

      5:18
    • 6. EASY MODERN LEAVES Lanceolate

      2:33
    • 7. EASY MODERN LEAVES Alocasia

      3:32
    • 8. EASY MODERN LEAVES Round

      3:28
    • 9. EASY MODERN LEAVES Anthurium

      2:06
    • 10. PEN & INK...Warm Up

      4:17
    • 11. PEN & INK...Drawing

      13:56
    • 12. WATERCOLOR BASICS

      9:38
    • 13. WATERCOLOR PAINTING First Layer

      4:47
    • 14. WATERCOLOR PAINTING Second Layer

      8:12
    • 15. WATERCOLOR PAINTING Third Layer

      7:18
    • 16. COLORING LEAVES WITH WATERCOLORS

      12:27
    • 17. FINAL PROJECT

      1:31
    • 18. SEE YOU SOON

      0:22
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In this class, you will get familiar with the basics of drawing leaves for modern illustrations with ink and watercolor, using different techniques and five leaf shapes. The class is easily organized and shows you step-by-step the following:

  • observing leaves and creating modern sketches of them
  • using nib and ink to create more interesting drawing lines
  • “wet on wet”, “wet on dry” and "glazing" watercolor techniques
  • layering painting
  • mixing watercolor on a palette (pan and tubes)

After the course you will be able to apply these skills in many other watercolor illustrations.

Let’s flow your creativity and enjoy the class!

                             

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Laura Scalvenzi

Artist | Educator ! Scientist

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Hi there! My name is Laura and I'm a self-taught artist, educator and scientist.

YOU CAN PAINT, by Laura Scalvenzi is my personal contribution to a better world. It focuses on inspiring people to take care of themselves through painting. Painting is a tool to restore the soul, find a balance and be more confident in yourself. The word «YOU» is the key inspiration for the brand's conceptual identity, invoking the sense of «anyone can». So, lets feeling peace, hope and balance.

Nature inspires me. I've been a Nature lover forever, but I became an artist when I was going through a difficult moment in 2017 and needed a way to go ahead and find a new balance. 

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1. INTRODUCTION: I there? I'm louder. I'm a cellphone artists and scientists. I'm in love with nature, especially with tropical plants. I'm believing in the Amazon rainforest for more than 15 years, and I'm literally fascinated by plans. If you love nature to especially plans and would like to learn out to celebrating through arts, this class is for you. I'm going to show you how easy can be to draw lives in a more in style. If you don't need, you don't need to make a realistic drawing. The most important is just leave the idea off the leave shape. These are some water color paintings idea. Using the technique explain in this class, you will be able to create your own artwork. Inspired by nature, you can use it the new skills to create greeting cards. Bir the gate are to decorate your world. You also learn to carefully observe please. These are just amazing example off the variety off leaves, shapes and veins, but you can find in nature. Take your time to go out and observe leaves. You will be surprised on notice Such a beauty. Then you were going to treat some basic rules off composition to planning your work. This will help you to give more interesting view to your artwork. Next. You also learn how to use Need anything to give to your project unknown conventional side. Actually, the use of name to define leaves edges will give to your drawing much more interest than using markers. Later on, you will gain experience on the use of water colors to give pigment to your artwork. You'll get used to the wet on wet technique, dry on, wet on dry and the glazing technique, so let's get started. 2. WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS CLASS : what you need for these class. For this class, you need first of all, a pencil and on razor to draw the basic shapes off the leaves. Then, in order to the fine live edges, you'll need a neighbor and black waterproof ink. I prefer Winsor and Newton, but you can choose also other brand. Then you need brushes off different sizes. Good brushes often made difference on the fund. A result off your artwork, so I suggest you to invest on good quality brushes in this class. I'm going to use Winsor and Newton Coachman round brushes, sighs 05 and seven. Then you need off course watercolors. They can be on tubes or pens. I prefer winds are in Nugent watercolors, but anyone to call her you have It's okay. Then you need clean water to clean up your brushes and paper towered to dry the water excess on your brushes or even the ink access on the need. You also need water. Call a paper that is thicker than traditional drawing paper because it has to absorb the water use with water colors. You can choose between different sizes off paper, depending on the final art world you want to create. The most important feature is the 300 grams four meters square. Finally, the most important. The leaves chills those leaves that catch your attention because of their edges or veins, or any other shapes significant for you in this class. I'm going to focus on tropical lives because I'm leaving in the Amazon rainforests, but you can collect any leaf in your Garden city bark or even live images on the Internet. 3. PLANNING YOUR ARTWORK: before drawing and painting, you need to decide the composition off your artwork. That means the placement off elements in the space to direct the viewer. There are several type off space division, the most. The most known is the rule off third, which means which means to align a subject using thirds to create more interest in the composition. Rather, rather than simply place in the subject in the center, the then we can divide the favor into two sections. For example, this so too divide or is entirely the paper, and to use the upper part or the bottom problem to create your conversation are otherwise you can divide the paper into two parts with the low part and huh on Harbor Bart. Then you can also defy the paper and into two vertical parts. So, for example, like this on there left most part and on the right most part. So if you're going to dro on this side or decide or this one oh, here or hear your image, your final artwork could look more interesting. Then we can also create a journey for the viewer. I mean that the guy follows Ah, the young gurnal line like this. Our old so Oh, Syria color line. So this is the beginning off your planning, planning your artwork. So let's get plan now our war outwork I mean the artwork off this class. We're going to use this beautiful so look, but feeds shape very, very simple and beautiful. So we can decide to plan the artwork as a young girl, a line so following out the yard line. So it's just a sketch off course. So don't worry if it's not perfect, is just to f one idea about how you're going to draw and then on the up brought, we can draw less links, this one. So, as you see in this barge, we have much more leaves and in the up about a few of these. So the drawing follows our young lights. Now let's have a look to the rules, the rule of hurt so you can. We can also decide to drop just a part off lead. So basically just an angle or a part to give more interests to your artwork. So is not necessary to draw the old leaf the entire leaf, but just are part of it. And then We can also decide to to have a circular line like this. If you want, you can speed up the video off course. So a damned Oh, the drawing. You will notice that the final effect off the artwork will be much more interesting. So the sucre line is this one. So in this class, we're going to choose this one, so let's get started. 4. OBSERVING LEAVES SHAPES: Let's see now how to draw in a very simple way. The leave shapes. So I pick up from my tropical garden some beautiful leaves off tropical plants. So look at this. Beautiful. This is our mail, a storm atassi of family leave. And as you can see, it is our main. So main veins that are vertical and a lot off leader veins horizontal. So this is a very beautiful leaf shape to draw. Then we have on all kid leave. Look at this beauty too. It's veins are vertical and they are parable one to each other. Then we have this one Beautiful. This is a cola cassia family leave. And as you can see, it is Ah, big main vein, the white one. And from this one, there are little one that are going out. Then we have a round shape. Look how beautiful it is. And as you can see, the edge is round and there are so little purple veins starting from the center off, believe And finally, we have a very full A very beautiful leave. It seems on hard. So this is a leave from, um, cantorial family. So look at the beautiful shape Ah, similar to our heart. So now let's get drawing of these shape and we're going to sort with the mail is still Matassa belief. 5. EASY MODERN LEAF Classic: Let's that now to draw the shape off the medalist or Matassa leave. So as we and we has way said before, we're going to draw the main basic shape and the main veins. So this is the shape. So first, the main of vertical shapes of base one and the the other two. So this is the man vertical. Then we have your to. Then, as you can see, we have this to a lot of lane, very close up to the edge. Fun. So now we're going to draw the or central line, this one, the little one. Don't worry you the joy. It is not completely perfect because then we're going to pass home the fancy line with the pen and ink so you can change a little bit the Anglo off the vein in order to give much more interest to your the leaf vein and then the little horizontal line veins year close to the edge. Perfect. No, let's see another way to draw this leave. But in a modern sign, I mean a little bit different, so you can is join the main vertical line, the lot of line, and the two little while are the edges. So has you can see and the shapes are different. But they are represent the same lead. So you can really play a lot with the basic shape of believe and edging the veins, you are basically give the idea off. Leave us you has chosen. So this is a very good way to give your own side. Two lives on the later in veins. So in this video, you you have learned to draw basic shape or for leave, considering the main shape off leave and also the veins. So practice to drove, um, leaves in our more traditional way and in our modern Stein. 6. EASY MODERN LEAVES Lanceolate: Now we're going to draw this Leave it shapes is more Lancia late, and it's one of the most simple on the most simple. So we have to basically drove these shape, and then the veins that are parallel want to each other you can had How much lines do you want? You can add a lot, or if you prefer, you can draw just if you just a few Fine. So now if you want to give more interesting shape, as you said before, you basically can do something like this. For example, this is a way. This is another form to drew this kind of lance village leaf. Or also you can also give a kind off let form like this. So as you can see, you have days shape and then goes out. So this is the hub of heart, the upper part, and you can basically drop, then the saints. And so you can also have a more realistic if it stopping 7. EASY MODERN LEAVES Alocasia: So let's get a drone now. Thes over leave. So the shape of these leave comfort to the other one is completely different. So we have our more long leave with this characteristic edge a little bit around. So first, we're going to draw the main basic shape off believe So we have this. I go. So let's do this. Then. We simply, uh, go down. And also to this side, this is the main shape. But as you can see the edge, it's a little bit, um, I mean, is not on entire. So we can basically do this. I know so in this order side so we can remove defensive model and drove this round shape. So we have these characteristics shape. So let's go now. Drawing the vein. So the main vein first and then from this he's go out the little vein. Generally, they are going to the round part off the shape. That's it. So this is a way to draw this kind of. If you want, you can draw it more and then range the edges. Then don't worry about the pencil shaped because then when, when we will used the ink and next to it. We're going to remove the pencil mark with the razor. So at the end, off your your artwork, you will not see the mark the pencil rock find. So no, the vein. Perfect. That's fine. 8. EASY MODERN LEAVES Round: Now we're going to paint that these leave. It has a merry A very round shape. So it's a good option compared to the other one. So it allows you to have a variety off leave shapes. And then I learned to draw basically all of them. So has way we did until now. First, we have to observe the general shape off the leave and then look at the details in order to discover that feature the characteristic off the cosmic off the spliff. So, as you see here, we have a very, uh, Kangol. And then this is the shape simply just practice until you you you will be. You will get used to these. This drawing if we're going to observe Thea Edge is not a perfect line, but it has thes little broken line. So well, so can draw this way. Belief. And this edge will give to your to your the very special effect. Little bits round here. Fine, that's fine. Okay, then look at the main veins. So as mean. As we can see, there are several veins starting from the center off belief. So from here, we can basically draw this good. So another way. It was like this around and the vein can be a very perfect line. So you have a different way to draw this round live. 9. EASY MODERN LEAVES Anthurium: Let's draw now the onto room leaves. This botanical family has a typical hurt shape. Leave that is easy to do. First we begin from the main shape that is often a long gated heart. Then we drove the main vein and then the secondary veins. So no, it's do may shape. So hurt King goes until this point. And as you can see, the point is a little bit fine. So, disease, this is a heart? No. Let's drawing the main vein. This one and then the second Everything Has you seen? They have a little bitch around a round shape at the end of the line. So let's do this. Good, then, if you want, you can also throw this effort. That's it. So hiss, huh? Un into really 10. PEN & INK...Warm Up: No. We are going to do some exercises with pen and ink in order to be confident with these tools and technique. So first, we're going to pick up, I think, and to remove the excess on the paper tower like this. And first a draw. Simple leader line like this Just to be to get to use to the need and to notice how it works. Then you can change the pressure you apply to you need, and you can notice that the line are different. So this is very great using me. I mean, that need gives you very different variety off lines so you can practice how much you can to get confident with with this. No way we're going to to use to do a soft line and then pressure solved pressure. So Operation Ben Andy are really amazing tools to drawing because you can achieve such a variety off lines and there are also different sizes and brand off needs. So you can play around way with a few until you find the best for you. So please do these warm and sir size the time you need. So we're now going to see how we can apply this technique to the leaf drawing. So, for example, let's see the shape or relief we can simply strolling like this. Oh, if you want to give it, um, more sore, you can use different pressure with the end. So now if I dress down, look at this is much more interest than the 1st 1 or inside the same leave. I can use different pressure. So we're going to use these variety off line in our drawing so you can practice small soft breasts so press you can also drawing round shapes like this and press Bray's fine. 11. PEN & INK...Drawing: So far, we have learned to observe. Leave shades in nature to use neighbor and Inca, and now you will get familiar with. Draw these shades with pencil and ink. Let's start from the composition of your heart work. As we said in the previous chapter, planning your heart work, you first need to decide the placement off element in this space for this exercise of choosen around leaf and that the U agonal orientation off lease. So take your watercolor paper and let's feeling it at the basis with the round believes like this one, then to give more interests through the drawing wouldn't decrees the leave number going towards the right upper side off the paper. So let's now draw the basis off the paper, the leaves. So this is the shape and so has has learned in the previous glass. We're going to draw basic round shape off the lead. - Then we're going to draw the leave behind the other one to give Theo idea off of filling it. You can change also the orientation or believe so. Then when, after two feeling it the basis they were going to to complete the job report, so see you on a few seconds. No, we're going to draw the leaves off on the copper pipe off the paper just to give these the young colonel idea off the painting. So let's throw year. Okay, so please left Get practice until you, uh, feeling the paper with the shape. And don't forget to leave some empty space just to give more interest to the drugs. Let's go now. Go over the pencil line with ink. If you are right ended like me, I suggest you to start from top to bottom so you will not touch fresh ing with your hand. So let's take Inc. Remove the excess on the people tower and let's start it. So has we previously learned we can draw soft line with Howard neither or firing the pressure? Hard line Connect. You can go over again. John Story about this little mistake. You can go over them. That's it. Oh, long soft. Here, press down. Soft These press, please. - So let's let's practice by yourself. This is a very good exercise in order to get familiar with within good. So please practice by yourself and see you in a few second to save time I finish to go over a pencil line with Inca and let's see now together how to draw the vein lines so we can first drawing them by using a pencil. And first remember toe. Observe the lead. So as you can see, veins are starting from the center and go two words the edge, our please before drawing veins. Bischel, that ink is completely dry. Otherwise you're going to spread the ink with your hand. Remember the idea just to give a mark off the sheep, then the leaf shaped or marked off the veins so they don't have to be realistic. At the end of the drawing, we are going to remove the pensive mark with a razor s so and so at the end, you just see the inclines. So this is a way you can draw the veins. Let's do it now with the ink. Remove a little bit the Access Off Inc. And so so I usually begin from the center and, uh, press hard and then release to obtain the end of the leaf. Sorry, the end of the vein suppressed a little B tard and then soft, a little bit hard and soft soft Oh, soft practice as usual until you will get familiar with this technique supers down and then just let it go Press and these So, as you can see and then the final effect will be very, very interesting because you have a variety of line small blunder that really live to your are drawing a better a better view. - Okay , so practice and see you in a few seconds. So look a year. The veins we're drone has they believe were behind the other one. No Bates of Sergeant from the center and going towards the edge. No, let's go together The last one. So from the center breads and really it's Prez Prez duties good. So we have finished the veins And so now let's get colored with water colors our artworks before applying water colors we're going to remove the pencil arc. So within the razor, we are going to solve to remove off course The ink has to be perfectly live before these, uh, action or the wise you will the manger I our your artwork. So it's is it perfect. So please remove all your pencil mark and see you in the next class 12. WATERCOLOR BASICS: before painting your artwork, we're going to learn some basics on the use off watercolors. You can use twos or pans as you prefer in this class. We're going to you. The watercolor tubes. The color of chosen for these excites our submarine brokers green and indigo to create a darkest tone off green. If you don't have sub green or polka is green, doesn't matter is not a problem. You can use any green you have and you holds. You can make your own green, as we are going to explain in this video, I've already ed a little bit off sub green year, a little bit off local green and a little bit off into Go in the corner. What a gal abated. So let's see now how they work, what? Your collars, our color that works that work with water. So, too, if we add water to the pigment, we're going to obtain a lighter tone off green. And if we add more pigment, we're going to obtain darkest sawn off green. So let's seat on. The example are yet a lot of water in sub green. Now I'm going to show you how it looks in the paper on the bigger So the bride tone. It's a lot of water and few pigment and less pigment. So disease, the brighter the writer tone. Then, in four years, a little bit off pigment to the water. I'm going to obtain a dark stone compared to the 1st 1 darkest value like this. I can also add a little bit of pigment, and it's fine if I want darkest stone. Simply edge more pigment. And as you can see the final, I felt it's dark. You can add a little bit more off pigment to obtain more darker about you. So no, I'm going to pick up a little bit off Indigo. Here in the corner. Don't Reince my brush on the water. Don't. Don't forget, Teoh brings to rinse your brush every time you take a new color, because otherwise the color will be mixing with the 1st 1 So now I'm going to pick a little bit to pick up a little bit of grain and mixing, mixing it with the indigo. As you can see, I'm going toe. I have attain a darker green, and now I applied here, so adding in to go to your green. It allows you to attain of darkest value off your green perfect no rush. So these first color is sob green. Now let's see how it works. The oak agrees. The okra screen. We're going to do the same so and a lot of water to the pigment and apply on the paper. The first layer mean the brighter tone. This will be too dark. So I raise my brush and simply edge. Water it allows me to obtain are brighter focus green tone. Then I get a little bit off pigment to the water and I'm going to a have, uh, darkest value. And if I'm not happy with it, I add a little bit more off pigment like this. Now let's go to the third. The third layer that is even more darker to thine, uh, brain on brokers green even more darker. I'm going to add a little bit off indigo. I added to this corner. I had the locals green and makes it with in to Go and wola the Dockers green. Sorry for that. The tunnels. They're not perfect, but doesn't matter here because the idea just show you the basics off using off water purpose. Nice. So disease the Joker's green. We're we're doing this exercise because when we're going to paint believes on the final artwork. We're going toe applying different layers from the brighter to the darkest. And so it's very important to learn how watercolors work. Then let's do finally your own green. So if you don't have submarine orcas green or or the one and no problem, don't worry. Just simply edge a drop of water a little bit off yellow, and yet you have and you can it a blue can be indigo can be ultra marine and this gate and go on, I'm going to add ultra Marine. So look at this beautiful, beautiful green. If it's a little bids too dark, don't worry, you ed a little bit of yellow and you obtain a brighter green. Perfect. So now you have your own green and we do the same. We had water, a lot of water. Andriy. Apply on the paper, the brighter value, brighter tone. Then we had a little beads off pigment way have the darkest stone compared to the 1st 1 and then for the 3rd 1 Great, then, to obtain the darkest, darkest, own pick up a little bit off indigo and at your green, and we finally have the darkest Oh, good. So let them drying to observe the final results. So this is your green. 13. WATERCOLOR PAINTING First Layer: In this video, you're going to learn three different watercolor techniques wet on wet, wet on dry and blazing on the wet on wet. It means that what is referred to watch a color that is off course what and the second word is referred to the paper so we're going to apply first are layer of water on the paper. The second technique is what on dry so wet watercolor on dry paper, and the third is glazing that is toe. Apply a first layer, let it dry and then applying second layers in the borders. So let's start from that wet on wet technique. First, in order to understand the right amount of water you need, I'm going to show you a three different possibility. If you had too much water to the paper you it's very difficult to control your water color . So let's you an example. So the watercolor start to spread everywhere, but you can control it if you had too little water. If you add too little water, the water color will not spread into the paper very well, so you have to basically find the right amount off water. That means not too much, not too little. And this this way you're going to obtain the best final results. Let's apply now, uh, and water some water on the first belief I already draw this tree leaves that we are using on our exercise. So now I got my number five brush. I add water. Do the submarine. A lot of water to obtain are very brighter tone off green. So I'm going to spread my color on the wet paper. So as you can see, the color literally goes to the paper by her own by its own. Trump's perfect. Okay, so now let's move into the wet on dry technique. So this technique, the paper is right and I'm edging. And I'm simply heading, um, layer off color on the leaves. So remember that the first layer has to be really, really stuff softer in Carter because then we're going to apply in order or their layers. Let's do the same also for blazing. So basically, for the old from three techniques, the first is to applying the first layer off a very bright color. Okay, now we're going to let it dry and then apply the second day 14. WATERCOLOR PAINTING Second Layer: in this video, we're going to learn how to apply the second layer. The first layer is completely dry for the first technique because he went on wet. We have to and what it again. So add a little bit of water. No, too much because otherwise the pigment well, uh, we will move, will go out. So we apply a layer off water. Okay, so now I'm a burger is wet, and we can feel the feeling it's with the pigment. So I had a little bit off water to my sub green this time with a little bit more pigment, because is the second year so has to be a little bit dark, and I'm going to gently spread the pigment on the edge off the leaf. As you can observe, the pigment will go through the paper, the wets paper and create this beautiful transition. And if you want, you can add a little bit off pigment between veins, but not too much find. So this is the second layer for the words on my technique. So let's see that wet on dry for the little right. Didn't we're going first to learn how to soft the edge off the water color. So we paint over there assed little surface on the paper with pigment, and then we brings the brush on the water and we try to remove uh, water on. We're going to break the is the brush. Sorry, we're going to say how to the excess water and with a little bit of 1/4 on the brush going to soft the edge so as you can see the edge going to soft in So it is not like this but is soft. So this technique we're going now to apply to to sleep if you read that sound is because it's a very rainy day here in the Amazon rain forest. I'm very sorry about it, but working to be honest. So now let's apply the pigment on the edge of belief and then before, before it dries. Reince brush. Remove it says water and soft the edge. Fine. Sorry. So go on. If you want you can. You can paint also between veins to give a beautiful effect. Rias your brush. Remove. It's this water and soft the edge off the color off the pigment, and so you will attain this beautiful transition off color. Rene's rush to remove the excess of water? Um soft. The edge soft in the edge. Fine. So this is the second layer on off the world turns right technique. So now let's move on into the blazing technique. So under pleasant technique, we are do something similar to this one, but without soft inning the edge. So I apply on the year off pigment close to the edge. Andi, I live it like this. So this is the glazing chicken. It is applied a second layer on ah previously layer completely dry in this gaze, I'm going to paint between veins to obtain a beautiful effect. And now I'm going to become my syrah brush for details. So especially year, I can use these things brush. I suggest you to take your two brushes on your hands because it is very useful during painting to F both. - So now I pick up my small brush and fine defined some area, adding details. - So this is the result off the second layer on the to check ins 15. WATERCOLOR PAINTING Third Layer: Let's apply now. The third layer, We're going to start with a wet on wet technique. So because the paper is dry, I'm going to apply, Um, a layer off water. So be careful to had No, not too much water, but just a little. Really Fine. We're going to prepare the darkest own off green. So I pick up a little bit off indigo over there and I read my brush and pick up some sub green. So, as you can see, we're going to obtain a darker stone off off green. If it is too much blue, you can add more green. No problem. And always before use it. It's a good idea to test it on a on a paper later. Two dogs. So adding more right, more green. Okay, that's fine. Hopes in the meanwhile, the water layer is drying. So please another, another layer. Oh, what? Perfect. So, no, we're going to take the darkest green and edit just on the edge off the leaf. Look at this beautiful effect. Uh, watercolor are really, really beautiful, because when they when they touch the wet paper, they really makes magics. Because look how these beautiful way to spread the color inside the water. Okay, so are the end. We will have a darkest edge on the brighter center. Perfect. So let's move now let's move on to the wet on dry technique. So under what? On dry For the first layer, we are going to add the pigment on the edge of believe. And then before it dries I reads my brush. I remove the excess off water and I soft and, um soft inning the edge Fine. Until still what? I raised my brush. I removed the water access and I gently solved the edge if it so now, as I continue, if you have too much weather on the brush, you can take out with the paper towel. So now I read my brush. I take out the excess of water. Andi, I solved from the edge. Bring several tongue the brush because when you saw the edge to color is go e mean goes into the brush. Who? Sorry for these big brown eyes. These are tropical birds. Welcome to the Amazon rainforest. Okay, that's fine. So this is the final affect with the wet on dry technique, edges are softer and different from the wet on wet technique. So let's do now the last one. That is the glazing technique. The pleasant technique is similar to the wet on dry, but you don't have to soft earning the edge off the water color. But just leave it like it is so basically, we applied the color close to the edge, and we live it as it is. We can pain just a little bit between veins between the veins, but without soft earning the edge. The darkest stone off green can be brighter or darker. Just eats up to you. Really, it's depend on your personal choice. Very good. So now you are learned three different Texans we can use for painting your watercolor heart . 16. COLORING LEAVES WITH WATERCOLORS: we are now ready to finally paint the dro we did in the previous video ban ending drawing. So first I decided to use the wet on wet technique ripped for these exercise. So we first need to apply water on the paper. I'm going to begin from the left to right s o I I will be able to avoid putting my end on the fresh. Watch your garden. Okay, so I'm going to it Water on a couple of leave? No, too much. Because otherwise it will drive very, very fast and you will not be able to add the pigment on the right way. So as we learned before, just add a little bit of water, but not too much. So now the first layer is the brighter tone of green. So I diluted sub green with water and simply apply the pigment on the word Bieber. The big meant would spread beautifully, beautifully around all the leaf. Look at this. In the meanwhile, these leave get dry, so I yet only beetle water and add the pigment. So we are now painting the first layer. Now the two leads are still wet. So I'm going to apply the second layer with a little bit off color. So on the edge, I yet the sub green, less diluted years, a little bit inside. I mean, between the veins to give more beautiful effort. And let's do the same with your beliefs. Working on the wet on wet technique, you have to be a little bit false when you're working, tow, avoid. The leave is drying. Mandatory is just a matter off experience and then time and focusing on these and then you can. You can do it with any kind of program. Nice and now the third layer. So I pick up the darkest own off green. I diluted a little bit because it's very, very pigmented, and I had the color. Joe's on the edge, just on the edge. Perfect. So now let's do the same with the other. Leave Very good. So the two first leaves are done. Let's go, Let's move now on to the other lives. So I repeat the process first. I yet water in a couple off leaves. Fine. And then I ed the first layer off very bright tone off submarine. Good. I do the same on the second leave on the right up corner. Beautiful. So the first layer is done. Now I'm going to add the second layer with a little bit off color, more colors. So I'm going to the edge, I believe, and paint just the edge if you want to give more really sick if it you can also add pigment between events. So it's, um it's a good idea to work when live is still wet so you can apply the three layers at the same time. So now we have applied the first and second layer. So let's go now with the 3rd 1 the same as before. I apply just on the edge of believe because the water color will gently spread on the water and will give us the these night effect very, very characteristic off the water colors. And we do the same with this morning. Very good. So now I'm going to paint the other leave. Please do the same and see you in a few seconds. So I have continue with the painting and now I have a suggestion for you. When you are applying water in India's leave, for example, it's better to avoid painting the next leave. I mean the closest one. Because otherwise the watercolor will spread through the water. You ed here, so I'm just to show you a little example. So here is still wet. If I do this, do you see the color off This leave. We'll go through the other one. So we don't want to to do these because the color off each leave, it's different from the others. So you have to move on the closest one. So there, in the meanwhile this one, this life, this leaf will be dry. And so I can I can proceed painting these leaves. Be careful when you are painting these leave on the basis off the paper to leave the white spaces between leaves because this allows you to obtain a more beautiful effect de end on the paper. So now we're going to work on these big leave and let's see another one, this one that is behind the other one. So I just had to boot water where I go into Ed Carter and live in without water the word space. Fine. So no, I'm applying the first layer off brighter off brighter sub green down. Do the same with these little leave and the meanwhile, huh? It's gets drying. So let me add a little bit off water over here. Uh huh. Great. So, as you see, I'm this What space? It's no, no colored, I mean lack off color. Now I pick up a little bit off a pigment and applying the second of the year. So has learned just on the edge belief. That's why. And so let's paint this one. So you have to go around the edges. And if the edges are covered by over Lee's, you don't have to feel in it, because, of course, they are covered by orderly. So just if you mm. So we have finished to paint the hour exercise. So this is the final result off the artwork. I really hope you enjoy painting this with the technique on a wet on wet 17. FINAL PROJECT: has final project. For these class, you'll be creating a live drawing with watercolors and Inca, using leaves, composition and watercolor techniques that we've learned on the glass. If you prefer, you can pay into the simply the artwork that we did together. That means they're round. Leave with wet on wet technique or, if you want around, leave with the glazing technique. Oh, if you want, you can choose any other leaves that we learn in the class. So, for example, the al Acacia, this one or otherwise, you can choose the classic shape or the molester Matassa leaves or also the Lancia late leaves. Or you can find if you want a leave that catch your attention painted with watercolors ending and shared the photo of your heart work. It's up to you. Let's flow your creativity with no limits or really be inspired by nature. I can't wait to see your heart work. Share your project year and instagram if you have it and please tuck me and I really love to see your creation. Good luck 18. 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