How to Draw Wildflowers - Ink Floral Illustration (Bonus: Printable Guide)

Neesha Merani, Illustration + Design {PaperWand.com}

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14 Videos (41m)
    • Intro + Overview

      1:18
    • Inspiration + Reference

      0:43
    • Illustration Techniques & Drills

      6:48
    • Dandelion

      1:53
    • Daisy

      3:59
    • Lavender

      1:55
    • Coneflower

      3:11
    • Queen Anne's Lace

      2:02
    • Lily of the Valley

      2:54
    • Golden Poppy

      3:10
    • Filler Foliage

      1:28
    • Final Project - Composition & Base Layer

      5:18
    • Final Project - Detail Layer

      5:41
    • Wrap Up + Next Steps

      0:32
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About This Class

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One of my favorite things to draw are flowers; especially wildflowers. I'll show you how to illustrate some of these, step-by-step, and we'll then work on a final project together that combines the lessons into a floral quote. No lettering skills needed! 

You can use this art for personal use, or take your work and turn it into a greeting card or art print and gift it to someone special.

SUPPLIES -  For this class, you'll only need a few things:

• your favorite ink pens, in a variety of sizes 
 (my favorite: Micron Pens)

• pencil

• regular printer or copy paper

• this Pinterest Board for reference

• this printable template  (optional)


WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
 
I'll show you some easy illustration techniques to create light & shadows on your florals, and how to add different textures to your work. We will use some reference images, and I'll take you through my process of creating a balanced layout. For the final project, we will combine the florals and text together into a fun composition. In the end, you'll have all the tools and skills you need to create even more floral illustrations! 


OVERVIEW of the Wildflower Lessons:
 

• Lessons 1: Dandelion
• Lessons 2: Daisy
• Lessons 3: Lavender
• Lessons 4: Coneflower
• Lessons 5: Queen Anne's Lace
• Lessons 6: Lily of the Valley
• Lessons 7: Golden Poppy
• Lessons 8: Filler Foliage 

• Fun Bonus & Final Project: 
I've also included a printable typography guide for the final project.  Feel free to either use this template or use your own lettering!

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Happy Drawing!!
- Neesha

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Such an amazing class :)
Really enjoyed this class. It was nicely paced and easy to understand. Thank you!
You are such a sweet person and you can tell by the way you teach and the sound of your voice. I enjoyed your class and you taught me more about drawing flowers ans shading. I need more practice for sure and you helped a lot. I highly recommend all your classes. Thanks so much. I just followed you on Instagram. I look forward to learning more from you. Kandi

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