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Easy Watercolor Florals, Beginners

teacher avatar Victoria Diaz, Teaching Art

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Welcome to the class

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Preparing the surface

    • 4. The watercolor part

    • 5. The doodle drawing part

    • 6. Some advice and Thanks!

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About This Class

This class is about getting closer to watercolor through experimentation and play. For many, watercolor is a medium difficult to master, especially for those interested in realism. I work in realism, in non-scientific botanical illustrations and watercolors of animals, but from time to time I need to experiment and feel free. That's when I paint in this style, where there are no rules and everything goes. I invite you to try it, you will not regret it. You can contact me through my Instagram account @victoriadiazart, share your art with me, you can also receive a private review. Follow me so that you are aware of the new classes and new resources that I will be publishing online. 

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Victoria Diaz

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Hi there, I'm Victoria, watercolor and pencil  artist and I want to teach you all I know art related. Techniques, Composition, Color and more technical stuff like how some papers are made, or were do pigments come from! I have a more realistic approach but I also go nuts from time to time and experiment with other styles.

I live in a region surrounded by nature, it's a bit chilly, but every time we have warmer weather I go outside to capture the beauty of what inspires me the most. And my classes will represent that. We'll illustrate plants, flowers, fruits, animals, we'll use watercolors and colored pencils for the most part.

I have a few classes already and I will be uploading more on a regular basis. 

If you are interested in drawing and painting a... See full profile

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1. Welcome to the class: Hi, I'm bitter. DS. What color? Busy August. This class is about getting comfortable with water colors. And I do this type of illustration when I'm feeling a bit of a world with perfection and realism. And the final outcome is always so satisfying. So I invite you to give it a try. There's more information on the description of the class and on my INSTAGRAM account, Victorious art. See you in the next listen. 2. Materials: for this class will be using this materials weather color paper off any kind. In my case, I will use this. Cancel £140 or 300 years, um, size a four, which I'm gonna cut in half using a ruler. So you'll also need a ruler. Next thing is your set off watercolors. This is my favorite palette. You will also need some masking tape to take down the paper. A couple of in Kleiner's whatever assistant eggs or, like Puskas acrylic ink, a couple of brushes. I'll select to round brushes number eight and number two. Number two is just in case. I want to make watercolor details. You also need clean water, paper towel or a green rug, and so to make some cool special fits. 3. Preparing the surface: I liked to use a ruler to. Can I have my watercolor paper? It leaves a nice natural edge. Years have to hold the ruler tight. Entered the loose half from beginning to end. No hesitations. See how beautiful it looks? I'll take down the paper onto the same cardboard. It comes as a block or apart. This way, I prevented from getting too worked. Once my paper is fully dry, I proceed to take out the masking tape. And now that we are ready with our surface, we'll move on to the next lesson to the water cooler part to you. 4. The watercolor part: I grew up in my work area. Get some towel paper free with my brush and now thinking about what I wanna paint I over. You know it will be an imaginary garden, so I don't need an accurate drawing or a pre historian. I also know I want some flowers of plants to be the main focus of the paint. For that, I'll use composition and specifically the rule of thirds. This is a rule I use and learning, painting and photography as well. So imagine. I divide the paper in three sections vertically and over. Recently, the intersection will be where the focus is. This is where a put my main starring flower. These flower looks like a ribbon to me, and you drive with your brush like this. Start with the tip of your brush and swear that's just a little. You also want to add more pressure to get from time to time a thicker or thinner brush stroke. Use your favorite colors to keep you motivated. Now are the same color in other flowers to make it even around the painting, I'm using the shape of the brush to add petals, just person down with a good amount of paint. And remember, this is an imaginary garden with your flowers and small clusters at different heights and in different sizes. You can also grab some plain water from your worry glass and added to the fresh paint. Look what happens. The water will push the pigments, and we later leave a mark well into another bright color. The yellow is a lemon yellow, and I'm putting the color down all over the paper as little controlled blobs. Another type of flower, if you can call it flour, it's this little blue blob that reminds me off poppies. I put them in clusters in different sizes on heights. I'm done with the flowers. Now I'm moving on to the greenery first. I prefer a couple of greens. I don't usually use green straight from the two or the palate. I like to mix it with other colors like, for instance, if you have a very strong ringing your palate, you cannot a tiny bit of it's opposite color to neutralize it. Deposit color off green is red, so any red or a dark, brownish red will do for this imaginary garden. I want to or more greens and my greenery will serve a sub background Fieler. I'm doing the same ribbon shape as the first flower to make, like Little Trump's some grass and some stems, and now it's time to add texture. I'm using salt to make the texture. The salt will only be useful. Where were the still plenty of water and color? Salt absorbs water, living pigments sitting on the paper and making marks. You have to wait until the paper and the salt are completely dry before removing it. - Now it's ready. I'm letting it dry for a couple of hours, and after that I removed the salt and start out in details with Depends. 5. The doodle drawing part: Now that the watercolor insult are dry, I'm going to start drawing with my black and white pens. This it turns for me to illustrate and correct over the color and give the flowers more shape. They're not supposed to be perfect or accurate. They should be almost like a turtle's throwing. I imagine Jell 02 Lips with big dancing statements leaves with hutch texture. A blue dried puppies. I want to feel my work with black and white lines to make a stronger and contrasting piece I . - take off all the South. Since it's a small amount, I'll rub it off with my fingers. Otherwise, I'd use a rag or a tower paper to protect my fingers. I used White in areas where I know it'll show colors strong enough to let you see the white . It's all about contrast. Uh huh. I alternate white and black to have balance. I keep feeling with black to make my peace stand out. And if you notice this is this is supposed to be a relaxed and play for way too. Gettinto watercolor. An illustration. So no pressure. This is the perfect in perfect way off making art. - Now that I'm done. I'm running off what's left of the salt and please be very gentle when you peel off the masking tape. Now I'm signing my artwork and you should do the same. It's very rewarding when you have finished your first our work to have it signed by yourself. This is how it looks like. I hope you enjoy this painting and I'll see you in the last lesson. 6. Some advice and Thanks!: thank you for giving this class a try. Hope you enjoyed their listens. The theme for a lesson considers that the person taken it wants to try Water Corner to see if it's the meeting for them without having to go too much in that I teach this class in my community and attendants get so hooked when they realized how fun and easy series. So keep practicing brushstrokes composition and create your own imaginary garden for more resources. Read the description and follow me on instagram at Victoria es Art by