Floral Illustration with Gouache: Painting flowers in two easy ways

Julia Bausenhardt, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

      0:49
    • Tools + Gouache Basics

      9:02
    • Examples + Color Palette

      4:36
    • References

      2:31
    • Painting loose florals

      18:48
    • Painting a vase with flowers

      11:41
    • Final thoughts

      0:51
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About This Class

In this class, I’m going to show you how to paint a floral arrangement with gouache.
Gouache paint is very similar to watercolor, but more opaque, easy to handle, and it has a lovely texture. I f you like watercolors, give gouache a try!

I’ll show you the basics you need to know for painting with gouache, how to choose a great color palette, how to draw and paint different kinds of flowers, different ways to arrange your florals in a design. At the end, you’ll create your project with your own flower arrangement.

You'll need a few small brushes, decent paper and a few gouache paints (in tubes) for this class. If you have experience with painting in watercolor, great, but it's not needed.

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What a wonderfull course! II wanted to make flowery paintings for some time, but always got a bit scared because of the complexity of botanical painting. This course is just the right nudge for me to get started. Thank you Julia!
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Julia Bausenhardt

Illustrator & Designer


Hello, I'm Julia.

I’m a professionally trained illustrator based in Germany. My illustrations have appeared in magazines, books, on book covers, greeting cards, and more. In 2017 my book Fresh and Fabulous Vegetarian was published, an illustrated recipe book full of beautifully illustrated vegetarian recipes.

I love getting inspiration from fresh food, faraway places, and nature. I enjoy the attention to detail in botanical reference books and the color...

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