Floral Illustration with Gouache: Painting flowers in two easy ways

Julia Bausenhardt, Nature Journaling & Illustration

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7 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:49
    • 2. Tools + Gouache Basics

      9:02
    • 3. Examples + Color Palette

      4:36
    • 4. References

      2:31
    • 5. Painting loose florals

      18:48
    • 6. Painting a vase with flowers

      11:41
    • 7. 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.