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Easy Fluid Style Watercolor: 5 Projects Using Liquid Watercolor

teacher avatar Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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17 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Overview

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. What is Liquid Watercolor

    • 5. Techniques

    • 6. Feather 1

    • 7. Feather 2

    • 8. Feather 3

    • 9. Feather 4

    • 10. Jellyfish

    • 11. Koi Fish Part 1

    • 12. Koi Fish Part 2

    • 13. Loose Sunflower Part 1

    • 14. Loose Sunflower Part 2

    • 15. Fluid Style Peony Part 1

    • 16. Fluid Style Peony Part 2

    • 17. Final Thoughts

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Maybe you've heard of liquid watercolor but never really got to try it. Today, we will dive into this wonderful medium. Liquid watercolor is watercolor in a liquid form that can be readily used. This watercolor is placed in a bottle with a dropper. One of the things that I love about using liquid watercolor is how easily it spreads on wet paper and how intensely vibrant it is! In this class, we will learn the following topics: 

  • Materials
  • Techniques (wet on dry, wet on wet, controlling water, pulling color)
  • Difference of Liquid Watercolor and Regular Watercolor
  • How to Paint 5 Easy Projects (Feathers, Koi Fish, Jellyfish, Loose Sunflower, Fluid Style Peony)

Don't worry! This is a beginner friendly class. At the end of the class, you will be able to create 5 amazing projects. I'm excited about what you can create! :)


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Joly Poa

Watercolor Artist



Hi everyone! 

My name is Joly and I am a watercolorist based in the Philippines. I discovered painting with watercolor back in 2013. I started out as newbie and learned to paint better through making mistakes and learning from other amazing artists. I just love how we can express ourselves through painting, creating wonderful watercolor florals using our artistic interpretation. It makes each painting really unique! 

My instagram account (@jolypoa)  serves as my art journal where I post my progress in the form of timelapse videos, real-time videos and photos of my paintings. My goal was also to be able to share what I have learned in watercolor. I hope to be able to do the same here on Skillshare! :)

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1. Introduction: color, baby. You heard about this type of watercolor once or twice, but never really got to try it. Join me today asking. Learn had paid watercolor paintings like this using liquid watercolors. Everyone, welcome to my sculpture class. We need Miss Jolly and I'm a watercolor artist based in the Philippines. I'm also known Australia Pull on instagram rate here, and that's are opposed photos off my paintings. My time loves videos and process videos and anything related to art. One of the things why I love using the good weather color is because of how beautifully it's friends on wet paper and also how in penciling vibrant it is in its last. You'll talk about materials that you need, and you will learn the simple techniques using liquid brother color. Five. You focus more on the wet on wet technique. I have prepared 51 in E C projects that will help you understand how to use liquid water color so we will create feathers, koi fish, jellyfish, those sunflower at a fluid style off what their color pyramid. This will surely be a fun and amazing class, both for beginners ever other artists who just want to try a different type of weather color. So see you is my class 2. Class Overview: again. This is the class project overview. So you might have seen the five wonderful projects from the introduction video. It might seem a little overwhelming, but you may choose to start with just one project for now, but I do suggest watching all the video so that you can learn different techniques. This class will focus on what on the technique. It means that we will be painting the sheep off the subject with clean water, and then you'll trump in some pain and just let it move and flow in the water. So this effect well produced a fluid style of painting. I have lowered the brightness of some of the videos in this last so that you can see the water on the paper. And if you don't have the good weather color, don't really. You can use your regular watercolor, which I will demonstrate a feather number four project to learn more about whether color you can also watch my class cold from loves the booms. Well, I won't keep you waiting. Let's head onto the material section 3. Materials: So for your materials that start with the brush, I am using the silver brush black velvet and this is inside six and eight. So the bristles off this brush is made off from synthetic and squirrel hair. I love that it can hold a lot off water, but at the same time, it keeps its point because he can see this precious, very pointy. So for the paper, where we're going to use 100% called on paper because the paper really makes a big difference in our painting. I'm going to use the arch is 100% cotton paper. This is cold pressed, and I also chose the thinner version so that it's cheaper. This is 185 G s m. The downside is that it can be a little wrinkly when you put a lot of further on the paper . But in these, the quality is still good. The painting will still look nice, and what we can do is you can just put some deep all around so that it doesn't get Brinkley and also to save money, I suggest by a large sheet off whether color paper and just cause it into smaller pieces like this. And another brand, if you're going to use in this class, is the Saunders weather. Fourth, this is 300 GSM paper, so this is thicker than the arch s favor that I showed you. And it's also in a block style, which means that all the sides are glued and you just have one portion here that isn't doing. That's how you can take out one sheet off watercolor paper. So the reason why the sides are doing is that it keeps the paper from being ring to me. When you put a lot off water on your paper, definitely choose a different brand off watercolor paper. But I would suggest that you choose 100% cotton paper and they think that the arch is 185. GSM has a good price. Next up, we need a jar of clean water, a ceramic palette, and this is where we will make our liquid watercolor. You can also use an ordinary ceramic plate, and then we need tissue paper that people use to block off the excess paint in our brush. So for the paint, we're going to use the art philosophy concentrated watercolor, So this is a liquid type off watercolor. If you don't have a liquid water car with you, you can definitely use your regular watercolor paints, so this is optional. But in our projects, you can also add some metallic pains. So this is the metallic accents from the art philosophy brand, and you can add some cold details through your paintings. O. K. So now we're good with all our materials. That's now move on to the next video. 4. What is Liquid Watercolor: So before we had onto painting, let's talk about what a liquid watercolor iss. So a look. A watercolor is just watercolor pain in a liquid form, and it comes in a bottle neck. This so when you open it up, there's a dropper. And what's nice is that you can readily use the paint right here. So I have a ceramic positive, and I'm just gonna put the few drops, and then we can use this pain. So what I love about this, um, pain is that you can create some really vivid colors. So this ISS the pure form so you can get the really nice green color. And then, if you want a more softer color, we can add some water to your paint, and then you'll be able to create a soft green color just like your regular watercolor painting can also makes their liquid watercolor. So let's try to make a peach color. So I have here my pink pain, and then it's just tried to mix it right here, and I'm going to introduce a little bit of yellow O. T. So that looks a bit much. It's add a few more pink. Okay, So I think I'm just gonna use this and I'm gonna put a lot off water because I want to really peachy pink color. So we have to be careful when we're adding yellow to our pink because there's a tendency for it to become too orangey. Okay, Pretty happy with this. So it's that easy. This is a very convenient pain. And one more thing about that I love about the liquid watercolor is how it just spreads on a wet paper. And you will talk more about that in a separate video. 5. Techniques: So now let's move on to the techniques and the first technique. Issa wet on dry. So it just means that you have a wet brush and the paper is right, So I'm using the R Chest 185 GSM. This is cold press paper and has tried to swatch this. So I'm just going to grab this beautiful pink paint from art philosophy. This is the color candy. It's a little similar to the Opara cooler if you have the regular paint, so let me just watch this so she can see we can create a nice, vibrant color because it's not. Then you did, and later on I will show you what it looks like. If we do the wet on wet technique and also with the wet on dry, you can create these very clean edge. So that's one of the characteristics off doing a wet on dry. So if you're adding details to your painting, this is the technique that you should do. Okay, so now let's move on to the wet on With the weather wet, it just means with a wet brush and then with the paper. So we are just going to paint some water on the surface. Let me show you the shine on the paper. So this part this wet and I'm going to drop in some paint. Okay, So she can see you can create really soft edges if you're using this technique and you're actually going to focus more on this wet on wet technique. So later on, we'll be painting the shape off the subject with clean water, like just what we did here. And I love how it just clothes just so beautifully. And this one will dry with a soft edge. Okay, so now let's move on to the wet on the technique. But this time we're going to use irregular paint. So this is also from the art philosophy lion DeSisto watercolor confections in classics. So I'm going to let this surface again. And I just wanted to show you what? Um, it looks like so I wanted to show you the difference between the two other colors. So now let's grab some paint. He So, as you can see with this regular watercolor, it doesn't spread as much compared to the liquid watercolor. But still, you can use this regular paint for this class, and I will be showing you how to use the regular paint using the wet on my technique and the feather Number four project. Now let's talk about controlling the pain because sometimes it's difficult to control the paint on wet surface. So I'm going to show you how you can control how your Pete spreads. Let me just paint this would clean water again. Oh, please. Then when the rains, my brush and just that the excess what they're then it's crab, some paint. I was going to drop a tear so she can see the way spreads is quite minima because we took out a lot off water in our brush. So this is a technique that we will be using neither on in the feathers class project. So as you can see, you get the go round shape. But it doesn't have a hard edge because the surface underneath iss wet so it the paint just disperses and you get a very soft edge. So putting colors means that there's just a very concentrated color on paper, and you are going to pull it using water. Or it could be another paint, so I'm going to show you that. Let's start with the pink paint again. And I'm just going to put a dot over here. Okay, so let me just tell the paper, and then that's just rinse our brush to get clean water. So here in the brush, I have clean water, and I'm just going to lightly touch this small dot off concentrated paint so she can see the pain just flows into my brush. So it just follows the direction off the water that I have introduced to the dot and this takes me, we'll be useful for painting some petals. Or, um, if you want to add more details and you don't want to add a lot off extra colors anymore, you just want to pull the original colors on the subject. This is one of the ways to do that. So right here and painting a petal. So let's try another one. Just going to pay the lane just a green paint. So now I have water in my brush, and I'm just going toe flick my brush and just pull the color from the center. So this is just, um, on exercise, you can continuously rinse your brush to get clean water. All right, so we are done. Okay, 6. Feather 1: So let's now use all the techniques. Do you have learned and apply it to simple projects? And for the first project, we're going to do some simple feathers, and I'm really excited because they're really fun to paint. And for this painting, I used the artist watercolor paper. And for your pain, I use concentrated liquid watercolor from art philosophy. And, um, just to show you guys that you can use regular watercolor, what we're going to do is go to paint these three feathers using the liquid watercolor. And then for the 4th 1 we're going to use just regular watercolor. And just to show you that you can paint with your regular water cooler, I just find it easier to use the liquid water cooler for this with unwed technique. So for this exercise, I just drew some lines on this paper. It's just a guide, but you really have to follow it, um, and then for the colors off the first feather we're going to use would and truths. So I have dropped some paint over here. You're going to pay this one first, so I'm going to dip my size eight round brush and seen water and then we're just going to paint a loop. You saying just clean water. So I'm going to paint the outline first and then going to fill in the inside with water. So for this video, I had to turn down the brightness off the video so that you can see the water on the paper because it's very difficult to capture the water since it's clear and you won't be able to see the color. Okay, so I will try to leave a space that doesn't have what there so that I can leave a white space like this. So now I'm just filling it in. We're just water. I will try to tell this so you can see the reflection. It doesn't really have to be a street nine. Just want to relief in center. And you can also fix the shape later on. We just want a rough outline for this feather, and I'm just going to paint the loop first. We're going to paint this part later, so I'm keeping a greedy west because they want, uh, paint Tareen flu. And this paper is arches. It's really nice. It can handle ah lot off water. Okay, So now here comes the magic. This is my favorite part. So I have truth here, and we're going to drop some pain, and you'll just be amazed at how just moves in this wet area cake. And you see that? So nice. So we're just going around them. You just drop some colors, then gonna rinse my brush and pick up the color would. So it's add a bit more blue over here at the top. Okay, so now I see that this white space is too big. Um, I'm gonna instantly brush. And let's try to close that up a bit. Gonna add more wood color. So don't be afraid to experiment. This is really a fun project. So I am just helping out the paint spread a bit more so we can get a nice shape for the feather. And for the color. I guess you can use, um, ultra marine for a regular paint. Um, and then for the brown one. Can you sprint number or sepia or Van Dyke? Brown is also good. Okay, so now I'm gonna add the details right here. We're going to add some sort off stem and then green the grab would just pull that right here. Okay, So when there is my brush so that the weather here is clean, you're gonna top the excess water, and you're just going to create some wispy strokes. Make this so she can see. I'm just grabbing whatever color is in this area case. You can go into different directions. And if you go and add a bit, it's a bit more blue just to add a pop of color. And they loved that for this feather. You know, every feather will look different because when you're adding paint, it just spreads all over the place, and you can't really predict how it will move on the surface. That's what I love about this exercise. Okay, so if you notice we have some thoughts right here, um they look they are dots, but look faded. And you want to achieve that for this feather. And to do that, we just need to cleaner brush, just rinse it with water and then just stab the excess water. And I'm going to grab some pain and we are just going to drop it on the web surface. So I guess I'll just grab this truth color. This is the blue color and then just gonna add a little bit off the brown one. Then let's just try to put some dots. So this way, the dots are a bit more control. It doesn't spread as much because we don't have a lot of whether in their brush. So this is a nice touch through the feathers. Just gives it a bit more character. Okay, Just randomly add those thoughts, and I said dries, it will fade away a little, so don't worry about that if it looks too strong right now. Okay. So I'm just gonna add but more here. Okay, So I think we're done. We're done with their first feather. 7. Feather 2: Let's move on to feather number two. So it's just the same technique. You're going to create a loop. This is just clean water. So, for this further, I just wanted to be elongated and a little thin thinner than the 1st 1 that we made. Okay, so I've just created the outline, and then I'm going to fill it in. We just clean water. I mean, it's just slowly close the center and just leave a very small area that doesn't have water . Came pretty happy with this. Let me just show you the reflection. Okay, so now for this one, we are going to use some reds and some orange and also some black. I'm gonna go ahead with a really nice shave. The Fred this is called Fire Break. And then okay, it just read so nice. Let's add a bit of tangerine. This is orange and side a tear. Then going to add a little bit off black right here and trying to be more careful of is a back because I don't want it to overpower the other colors. It's add some back over here, and then I feel like I want to add a bit of yellow, so you can actually put the paint straight on the paper. It's next, so and just let them blend together so we can help them out by just spreading the paint using airbrush. He's going to be close. This'll part. It's had a bit of black at the base and then I'm going toe pull it to put this TEM. Okay, then I'm going to rinse, Just rinse my brush and going to top the excess water and I'm going to paint some wispy strokes. So all the pain in this area just came from the mean feather. We're just going to pull it. So as you can see, it's so nice because it's just blending right here. So I'm just tilting my brush and only the the tip is touching the paper so that I can create those nice on the thin strokes. So I want to add a bit more black. Hey, tear. Just to make it more intense, you can also add a bit off orange over here. Okay, so we're done with the feather number two. Okay, 8. Feather 3: All right, so let's that head onto feather number three. And every time I start with a feather, I need to get some clean, fresh water because the liquid watercolor easily stains the water jar. So I need to change the water every time I start with the new project. So for this feather, you're just going to create just two parallel lines. This is just a guide, okay? And I'm leaving. Ah, space An untouched space at the center. Okay, so I guess I'm just gonna add a little bit of color to my brush just so we can see it better. Just gonna add some blue. Okay, So after remind you guys that you have to paint with this clean water, I'm just adding the blue color now, just so you can see what I'm doing. Then you're going to paint some wispy strokes. I think so. And I'm just leaving this, uh, side a little afraid So it's It just looks a wispy Let me just tell this. Okay, then I had a bit more. Then it emerges at the top. Then it's to another one on the right side. So don't worry. You can always go back to fix this key. You're almost started this. Then you can drop some color. Let me just tell this again. Okay, so now let's add some refund colors. This is the color called Bora Bora, and it doesn't look like a Torquay's color. And it's also one of my favorite colors in this set off liquid water choir from art for loss of fruit. And then it's tried to drop in some orange and then some pink. So this is the color candy and going to drop some pain straight on the paper. Just let it do its magic. Then add some bread over here, and every time I add and you call her, I have to rinse my brush. It's just add the more, um, concentrated blue over here. This is the color truth, so it can use, um, ultra Marine for this one. Okay, so let's just help this out. You can continuously fix the shape. That's what I love about this style of painting, since this is what on wet, you can, um, still changed the shape while it's still wet. So I think we can add It's a little bit of green right here, so This is the color. See? Green. Okay, so for the stem, I guess I can add, um, the color What? Just a little bit of black. This want the darks Them. OK, so I'm just gonna rinse my brush again because we're gonna add the details here, and this has clean water, so I'm just gonna pull the color here case that is just beautiful. So you can I have the bit more blue over here? Okay. Okay. So we are done. 9. Feather 4: All right. So this is the fourth, um, feather. So I'm going to use the art philosophy. Watercolor confections. This is the current set, and we are just going to paint again with clean water. So I'm going to paint two parallel lines. So I again, I added a little bit off color to my brush just so we can see what I'm painting. But if you're going to be this at home, you have to make sure that your water is clean and that it doesn't have color. Okay, so now this Start painting the feather. Can I add a bit more color so that you can see it? So, ideally, we want a clean bay so that it doesn't mess with the rial color that you're going to put on the feather. But since this is just said them, I would like you to see the strokes that I'm making. Okay. So just tell this so you can see the reflection. Okay, Some dumb in the base. And now let's grab some paint. And what they did was that I just put some water on top off the bait so that it will become softer and easier to pick up the pain and just going to grab this color first, Just drop it. So with a regular watercolor, the sentry spread us much. But we can help it out with our brush. Let's add some green over here. So with this style, you do need a bit more patients because the paints doesn't spread as much. Okey. So let's just spread this and help this one out. I'm just gonna close this gap some more. So as you can see, the colors are not as if I brand compared to the liquid watercolor. You can add some blue over here and you can make the sides more risky. Okay, so that's not either stem. I'm just gonna use a very dark blue. This is pain scream. Then I'm going to rinse my brush and make sure that my brush is clean. So this is just what they're. And it's just add some more details and just pulled on those colors out. Okay, so at this point, and just going to show you something that you can add to your, um, paint and you can add some cold details. So what we can do? ISS can grab some gold paint. This is from the metallic accent off art philosophy. So while this one is still wet, we can add some details from gold details, and the effect is that it will just spread and you will see a softer effect. If you want a more opaque gold detail, wait for this feather to dry before you add the gold detail. But right now I think I want a softer effect. Just a little glitter. You think I'm happy with that? And one more thing. If you want to add some thoughts like this one, we can add this. Now Just make sure that your brush is gray and then let's grab some pain. Stry Just put some dots and just let it spread a little t and they think we are done. So it's so easy, right? Okay. 10. Jellyfish: So let's pain a jellyfish like FISA get I just be that this on through that grate watercolor paper. But for the final project, we are painting on Saunders Water Ford. So this is 100% called on paper, and I am using a round brush. So let's start by painting the part off the jellyfish called an umbrella. So this is the umbrella, and I am going to just get some clean water again. We just need to paid on, um, on the paper with clean water so we can start with a leather, see, just paint like the outline off the umbrella that we just tell this so I can see the reflection. Okay. So now I'm slowly filic it in with some mortar inside. But I think I need to add a little bit off blue just so you guys can see you What? I'm painting. But if you're ready to paint this, make sure that you're using just clean water. Okay. Thank you. I think I'm gonna add a bit more blue. She can see it. Okay. And then for this part, you're just going toe. Wiggle the bottom so we can still fix that later. Okay, so now I'm going to prepare some colors that I will be using. And I've decided to use the color Bora Bora. And it's so turquoise color. And I'm so gonna add some, um, ultra Marine. So this is truth. Then we are just going to drop in some color. Oh, this is going to be really pretty. I just love in his spreads so nice it could just play around, just netted spread. Okay. And you can also fix the shape. And you can also tell your paper if you want the colors to move in a certain direction, it's going a bit more blue at the bottom. Then it's held out. It's just used her brush, just move it. Or, uh, And if we're gonna add this color clarity just to make it more interesting Okay, I think I like that to fix This looks very pretty. Okay, so now we're going to paint what they call the aural arms. So this that's the nick roughly part. And you have this thin lines which are called the tentacles, so that start with the oral arms and just going to clean my brush and you're just going to kind of makes, um Wigley strokes. So I'm just going to keep this one lose, and we can also leave some space is right here. That doesn't have water. Yes, I'm just going to keep it. Quite news. Yes, I'm just building my paper so that you can see their affection. Okay, so now I'm going to attach it to the embrace or that it will just flow like this. Okay, so I'm just gonna add a bit more water just to let it flow, And I'm gonna have a bit more color to my brush so that you can see what I'm painting. It's a little difficult to capture. Just clean water, a key. So now we have some pains I'm flowing and going to help that out. I think I want ad. A bit of the Bora Bora are torque place, and you can also add a bit off the truth. Colors of this is second ultra marine color. And one more card that I love are being to jellyfish isjust a little bit of green. So this is called lucky. So I like the names off the art philosophy. Liquid quitting color. Okay, so I'm just gonna drop it. And you just wanted to be It's quite loose. I'm adding just adding water. So don't be afraid to add water because it will make your painting look more fluid. Okay, I think I'm okay with this. The order alarms. And now you want to add those thin nights or the tentacles, And I want them to be a little, um, bold in color. So just gonna dab my brush so I can get the more concentrated color. So you're just going to create thin lines by, um, doing this? They're brush. So you just want the tip off the brush to touch the paper? Okay. I'm gonna add Bora Bora. Okay. So I love that effect. Gonna do that again. Okay, so now I'm gonna clean my what? My brush and I want to add gis water. Just let the colors flow. I'm just grabbing Pete from here, okay? Another thing that you can do is to grab some paint and just splatter it. Make this so that you can get a, um more, um, news interpretation off the jellyfish just adds a bit of character love adding thes splatters. Okay, so we just have to be careful when you're doing this, because it can get all over the place. So make sure that you have, um, Kovar on your table so that you don't stay in your table. Okay? Pretty happy with this. Um, but they want to add a bit of shadow over here. So I guess that's gonna add a little bit of, um, back to the blue color. Just gonna drop it right here. Key. It's just add some more. Okay. So, Frieda, if they want to just fix the shape and they love, I'll lose. It just looks so nice. So definitely you can experiment with this. You can add different colors if you want. You can experiment with some pinks and some violets. So it's all up to you. This is just a really, really fun project. All right, so we're done. 11. Koi Fish Part 1: So let's start painting koi fish and I'm going to show you my sketch. As you can see, it looks a little patching because I painted on student grade paper and I just wanted to show you guys that the paper really matters. And sometimes when you're disappointed with your painting, it's not being your fault. Sometimes it's the fault after paper, and sometimes the sweet, great paper just cannot handle a lot off water. So let's start beating on this one. This is 100% cotton paper and desist from the brand Saunders weather for So for the first part, we are going to paint the shape off the coy with just clean water, so we can definitely use a pencil to draw the shape off the koi fish so that it's just easier to know of the shape off the quite fish. But if you don't want to use your pencil, it's OK, and the first step is to just scrap some water. And it's just start painting the shape off the body of the koi fish. So I do like starting with just an outline. So let me just put a little bit of color in my brush of that. You can see what I'm painting, but it's better to paint with really just clean water. Okay, so the shape will look a lot better if you kind of till the body off the koi fish like this . So I'm just adding a lot off what they're And don't worry about the shape. You can definitely try to fix that neither. And you can add the tail, so I like to keep the tail really loose. So that does just paint some s curbs and you don't really need toe. Add a lot off tail because we can add some more. Neither. And there's color pretty happy with the shape. And now let's move on to putting some color on the coy. So I have here, um, the fire break or the red color from the art philosophy nine. And I also added in sometime during an orange red, you can also add a bit of yellow later. Let's start with this. Red color is beautiful red color. Okay. And then I think I feel like I want to add a bit of yellow. It's just moved us around, and you also still want a bit off white, um, paper underneath. You still want to see that in this coy and it's add a bit off black. So koi fish has some read nice back on patterns. It's add more over here and trying to be really careful with the black box of the wanted to spread so much Okay in the side, a bit more here and you can just add the mouth and just pay the thin line over here. It's This is just an artistic interpretation off turquoise. So yet we need to make follow all the details and then I'm gonna rinse my brush and going to add some fence over here. I think I'd like it to be a little agree. I'm gonna add. I'm just a little drop off black color. Okay, so let's add some more friends over here and a little bit of the back, then for detail. That's just add a bit of blue. This is optional. I do. I get to be a little whimsical. I'm adding a bit of blue and just let it flow, and you want this to be so fluid and we can do that. We're adding a lot of water, a lot of pain. Of course, this is optional if you want to add those blue colors. Okay. So I feel like I need to add a bit off black over here just to balance this one out. And me just a tiny bit of yellow. We're here. Just brighten up that area. Okay? So you can use your brush to just move some of the colors if it doesn't feel right. Okay. So I feel happy with this shape. So let's move on to the next. Quite a fish. So now we have the change or water. 12. Koi Fish Part 2: Okay, So you're now on the second koi fish and just going to grab some clean water, and it's just paint the shape. You seeing just what they're We tried a little bit off yellow just so you can see what I'm painting. So this is really, really fun. And you cannot different colors from just been a swayed the body. And just remember that this is just a loose artistic interpretation of the koi, so it might look a little different. Okay, Okay. So I think I'm happy with the body of the koi fish. Um, I think I'm just gonna adjust the shape later. And for this one, I think I wanted to be mostly yellow, so I'm just going to grab the yellow paint. This is the color taxi from the art philosophy line. And let's try to drop in some color and try to zoom it in so you can see it better. Okay, so that's dropping some yellow can just let it spread. I think I want at the bit off orange, and then we're gonna add black later. He's a Let me just fix this area. It's add the mouth. Okay. And then gonna fit off black, okay? And going to spread it the little. And then since we did not paint the tail a while ago, you're just going to pull the color, Kaye love that. Just flow. So naturally. That's why I love leaving the tail last and also the fins. I'm just adding a bit of blue again. This is me. The optionality can change the color. Que added too much black. A too much yellow. Just gonna fix that. I changed, you know, I had a bit of blue. Good. So I'm just adding water, just letting it flow. I can also tell your, um, paper is to let the colors, you know, and then we're gonna add to Finn right here and now it zoom out. Okay, So I feel like I need to add a bit of Fred just pop off color and so just been add a bit more black said God faded over here and you wanted to be really intense. They tried to bring in the colors. Spring it back. Okay. Okay. So now it's just put eyes on the koi fish and have to be really careful. I'm gonna use black, but I made sure that I plotted my brush. They got excess water because I don't want the black to spread so much. So that's just dab and just grab a little bit off clap, and you have to be really careful. Okay, so I just kind of put a thought right here is a tiny god. It doesn't look too overwhelming then. No, it's just add a bit more definition overhears. I'm adding a bit more orange. Okay, so you're done. And another. Um another suggestion is to add some gold details. You can add this while the paint is the web. So sometimes you just want a little shimmer. You can just added here, you'll make your painting look prettier. Okay, but this is completely optional. Okay. Said he had done 13. Loose Sunflower Part 1: I'm really excited to start this project with you because you're going to paint this'll loose sunflower, and to start the glass, we need a 100% cotton paper. This is Saunders water fourth, and this is 1912 in chest. So I just drew a circle right here. This is roughly six centimeters, and right now I'm just going to grab my size eager on brush, and it's just grab some water. I am just going to pain this part. Just the round shape. We just clean water. So I guess I can try to zoom it in so you can see it better. Okay, so let's just wet this part right here. So you're gonna do a wet on wet technique. Okay, So you think I'm happy with this, and then you're gonna grab some black liquid water color, so because I don't want the good water core to spread so much, I'm going to just tab my brush and take out the excess water, and then it's just dip. It's here in the black paint. Okay. Can you see that? They just read so fast. So let's just be careful and adding this black color, but it's difficult to undo this part if you put too much black paint. Okay, so now I'm going to just rinse my brush, and then it's just grab a brown color so you can use this color is called would and the art philosophy liquid watercolor. But if you don't have this color, you can definitely use, um, you can try using Brent number or sepia. That would be good. Don't train a diverse well, so I'm just speeding like a ring off color outside the black paint. Okay. And then that's wins airbrush and grab the color coffee. If you're using an ordinary pain, can you sprint Sienna? And in mine, um, I'm going to makes my color with a little bit off, or is just to make it a little warm because I don't have the exact color off burnt Sienna. But Brent Santa would be like the perfect color for this because I'd like to get that warm brown. So I'm just adding all around this area. So right now, I know it looks funny, but it doesn't look like the eye looks like an eyeball. So maybe, can you do this technique if you're painting an animal. Okay, so I'm going to try to wit us much area on the outer part. That's possible as much as possible, because I'm going to paint the petals and I want the pain to just flow into the better. Then you've been the grabs of yellow. This color's called taxi, but you can get any medium shade off yellow. So anger is going to paint some s curves like you can rinse our brush and just paint with water and just let it flu. Okay? We also add a little bit off orange so she can see some parts are getting dry already, but you can fix that in a while, so I just want to finish painting thistle yellow petals. Okay, so let's continue to paint some s curves and one other colors. I love toe ad toe. Any yellow flower iss a violet shadow. So I'm just going to tell you this. I want to really, really faint color Violet. Okay, we're almost done. So I think I'm just gonna add a little bit off orange to some pedals and some purple. Okay, so now let's add some more color over here. Can they use the color cafe. So this is Oh, almost similar to brand Sana. Just want to bring back the color. Then you can also add a little bit of the color would to make a deeper in case I'm gonna rinse my brush and just give it a pop of color in the center. I'm gonna add a little bit of green you can use, um, sap green if you're using regular watercolor, so just can add some green all around this black part. So in some areas weekend, fix this brown part. So in some areas, if if you like, it's spreading too much. So I'm just gonna clean my brush. So this one has clean water and gonna dab it, and that's just fixed some areas and lift some of the colors that we don't really want. 14. Loose Sunflower Part 2: okay. Just just blended everything in the centre. I'm just going to have my brush, and it's just blend them using just a tip off my brush because it feels like the center separated from the outer, um, circle. I kind of want them to blend a little. Okay, so I'm having me that, and you can just go back later to add more petals. And right now I'm going to grab some green paint. This is called three in the liquid watercolor off art philosophy. So you're just going to add this them? Okay. And then let's try to add some leaves. So I'm just gonna try to do a side stroke. So I'm just gonna tell my brush and use the site off my brush to create this leaves, okay? And you'll do the other side. So we're just going to slide our brush and then move it down wires and then start lifting that you can create that, um thin, pointy tip. You can also add a little bit off brown to your green to make it what is a more natural. Okay, so now let's start adding a few more yellow petals, so I want us to look really lose. So just, um, pretend that you're dancing with your brush. I'm gonna try to add a little a little bit off. Um, Violet Pato's. Okay, So now let's move on to painting the background. So I just grab some clean water again, and you're just going to paint some clean water on the background. This job will be easier if you had a that brush. But great. Now I'm just using the round brush and just paint all over the background. Okay, So can you see the reflection? So I am going to paint over the petals because I want some off the Peto Stooges fade into the background. It will look more slew with that way and also it look more expressive. So as you can see, you have a smudge some area here. That's OK. You have to really want that. So I have prepared some violet color over here, and I'm just gonna drop it on the background, just like so. And I'm moving in one direction just in this angle. Okay? So you can also add some splatters and in the grab Simeulue and you're gonna put some splatters over here. Phil just tap your brush like this. You know, I had a little bit of orange splatters. You can also add a little bit of yellow on this part. We can experiment with their background and just add any color that you like. You're almost done. Okay, So I'm just going to go back into this center, and they have the color would which is, um, brand number or can get some sepia. That's also OK. Just gonna add a bit more definition to the center. So what? This is optional. Um, can you believe it? Us, ISS. But if you want more definition, you can add more color around the center. Okay. So I'm just putting some make small dots. Oh, okay. So I think we are done. Congratulations. You have now finished painting a loose sunflower, and I love how expressive it looks, and I'm really excited. The sea year projects 15. Fluid Style Peony Part 1: So we're going to paid a fluid style of Pune ease. And right here this is just a sketch that they did and they painted it on, um so didn't create watercolor papers here. You can see that it's a little patchy, but that's OK. It's just for practice. And I also wanted to show you guys my reference photo, and I'm going to put the link in the project. Resource is so this is a photo by Alaska puny on instagram and a lot off you would ask me, how do I start painting from based on the reference photo. So right here we have two flowers and usually when they pay the flower, I start, um, it right here in the center. So this is where the pedals are coming from. So we're going to start right here, and we're going to move, um, outwards from the centre. So think off it like a cop like this. And then we can pay the pedals over here, So this one is going to face downwards. And for this style, you're going to pain with some clean water first, and then we're going to drop in some pink color. So Let's start painting. Have your the color candy from the liquid watercolor line off art philosophy. You can also use permanent rose or mix it with a little bit of opera. Um, so we are going to pain some petals using just clean water, but because it's difficult to see it on the paper, I'm going to put a little bit of pain to my water just so you can see the strokes that I will be doing. So the start bid, Well, it would be best if you can save this photo and your phone or it can print it out. I am going to put a small thought over there that will be my guide. So this is going to be at the center or this is where the petals are going to come from, so that start the pain. Okay, so I'm gonna add just a lot off water so I can move around the petals and they can adjust the size so you can hold your brush at the end of the handle just to keep it quite loose. So we are first going to pay some sort off a cup right here, And I'm also trying to leave some white spaces. These are spaces that I did not paint on. Okay, so now that we have the cop over here, it's ad something on the top. Just close it up. So I'm just painting lightly and then trying not to paint some big and broad strokes. So we want to build those strokes are trying to paint. Um, try to paint some small strokes like this so that it's easier to adjust either On, if you feel like this, the shape isn't looking right. So in keeping all the puzzles quite wet, So just remember that you're supposed to paint with a clean water. Okay, so now you're done with this part. I'm going to just that you see the reflection. So now this adds a petal right here. Okay, So now I want to add the more concentrated pink, and then you're just going to try to move this around. You can also add a little bit off yellow to your pain so that you can create a nice speech , a paint color until this just makes this up. - And then we can add a little bit off purple who are pink just to create a deeper shade of color and to add some shadow through this area. - Okay , We're almost done with this flower, and then we'll proceed to the second flower. I'm just going to drop in. That is a bit of yellow right here. 16. Fluid Style Peony Part 2: Okay, so we're done. You're the first flower, and you're going to move on to this one. Let's again start with some, um, petals using just water. Um, so right now, I added a little bit of pink to my brush so you can see what I'm doing. So I'm painting a big pet over here and this try to add humor stroke. Okay, so we're just creating that cop, and then it's just closed this one up with some quick strokes. And I wanted to add more pet owes from this side. You're gonna add some broad strokes, and still, let's try to put some white space is just to separate all those petals. I'm going to extend the pedal until here, just so they will blend together so that two flowers look more, um, cohesive. So we can add a bit more on this side. And now let's add the bottom part. So I'm leaving this part white. Nothing to paint on this area. So now let's add the color. And we just wanted to look really lose. So when I had a little bit off yellow to my paint to create a peachy pink color and I think I'd like to add something over here a bit more color just to create that shadow. So as you can see, there's a darker part over here, so that's just add a more pigmented pink. You can also add a little bit off read through your paint to give it a warmer color, so we can add a bit more here and also right here. So because this is the Web, we can continue sleep, make some off the petals bigger and without making it look obvious that you just added more volume to the flower. And then that's now used our green color. You Can you sap green if you have sap green, and it's just add this times and they loved at this area just blends together, so we can also add a little bit off brown to your toe are green to create a go more natural green color. And so that's why it's it's nice to work quite fast when you're painting this type off. Um, loose florals because you want the flowers to still be with when you add the leaves so that you can get those beautiful blends. Okay, I guess I can add a few more stamps sticking out hum and then also here leaves. Okay, so I think we can add some buds Case. I'm just going to press my brush and then lift and then add one more stroke. One left, Another one there. Right. Okay. And then it can grab a bit more green and just added right here. Okay, So I feel like I want to add a bit more color in this area. So I'm gonna add a bit off red and some prayerful just to give it an extra punch. Also right here and also here. Then you can just clean up some of the edges. That doesn't look that good. Okay, so he kind of lost the separation for petal here. So that's why I painted a stroke over here just to give that impression that it's, um, a separate mental. Okay, pick me are, then 17. Final Thoughts: we have reached the end of the class. I hope that you have enjoyed watching this class. I have uploaded all the photos off the class projects that we did in this class in the Projects and Resources section. So do check that out and you can down with it as your reference photo. Or you can also find some free images on the website called on Splash. When treating the class projects you can practice on student great paper, just like what I showed you. But just remember, that will look a lot, but their own 100% called on paper as it absorbs the paint. Better you should. You incident paid paper. The pain just sits on top and it gives you that hard edge. So I would suggest you saying 100% carbon paper. I would love to see what you can create from this class. So choose your favorite project and paint it and uploaded in the class project section off the class or if you're going to upload it on Instagram. You used this hashtag so that I can see your work. Lastly, don't forget to follow me on skill share so that you will be notified by email every time I upload a new class. So that's it. Remember that practice makes progress. Happy painting.