Exploring Loose Ink & Watercolor Florals (+ Learn to Quickly Edit with Procreate)

Isa Down, Artist, Educator, Coach, Podcaster

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10 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Trailer/Intro

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Daisies: Step 1 - Pencil

    • 4. Daisies: Step 2 - Watercolor

    • 5. Daisies: Step 3 - Ink

    • 6. Poppy: Step 1: Ink Outline

    • 7. Poppy: Step 2 - Shading

    • 8. Poppy: Step 3 - Watercolor

    • 9. Editing in Procreate

    • 10. Conclusion

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About This Class


Hello, and welcome to class!

I am Isa Down, and I am an artist and founder of my company Poppy & Gray Co. I am so happy to have you here in class.  In this class, I want to delve a little bit deeper into my modern watercolor technique, by looking at the techniques behind a looser style of ink and watercolor florals. I will share some of my tips and tricks with you all for how I decide on which style of loose watercolor I want to use, and how I use the layout to enhance the watercolor that I do use. We’ll explore an overview of:

            - Wet – on – wet watercolor technique

            - Layout

            - Color - especially using grays to enhance a white flower

            - Pencil sketching

            - shading in white flowers

            - Creating dynamic movement

            - Loose ink drawing

            - And two different ways you can use loose florals in your composition

We will then walk step-by-step through the process of creating two different flowers using the techniques you’ve learned in this class: a cowboy poppy, and daisies.  


I have also included access to a FREE bonus guide for students of my class that you can download and use for reference in this class, or for future use.  This guide looks at creating reference photos, tips on observation, and what to consider when exploring florals and other foliage when you’re out and about.  You do not have to be a professional photographer to capture some stunning reference photos that will keep you inspired!


I can’t wait to have you in class!





The shading and watercolor techniques used in this class vary slightly from techniques I have taught in my other classes.  If you are wanting to learn more about the fundamentals of shading with ink, please watch my Shading 101 class.  My hope is that this class will build on the fundamentals you learned in Shading 101 and my Modern Florals classes, and show you more in depth and alternate ways to approach the same subject, allowing a broader range of outcomes in your paintings.