How to Expand Watercolor Painting: Flower Patterns, Abstract Paintings, Japanese Inspiration. | Karina Eibatova | Skillshare

How to Expand Watercolor Painting: Flower Patterns, Abstract Paintings, Japanese Inspiration.

Karina Eibatova, Use a pencil as a magic wand

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
6 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Watercolor Obsession

    • 2. Japanese Materials

    • 3. Flower Power

    • 4. Flower Pattern Power

    • 5. Circle of Stones

    • 6. Follow the Flow

15 students are watching this class

About This Class

Want to learn traditional techniques and try out something new?

This class is packed with inspiration, enroll and see it yourself.

Watercolor is an obsession, Japanese technique Nihonga is an ancient treasure and flower patterns are endlessly beautiful! 

Discover how to:

Create gorgeous detailed flora paintings and learn how to transform them into patterns in Photoshop.

Paint a detailed organic objects, using normal watercolor and Japanese ones, which are made from minerals and shells.

Follow the flow and create abstract paintings, let loose, and move forward in your own artistic expression. The best outcome were a joy to create, relax and be brave!

What you can expect from this class: 

  • A lot of inspiration and different styles of painting.
  • Several demos of paintings from start to finish.
  • Introduction to Japanese materials and techniques.
  • Traditional and modern approach with Photoshop postproduction.
  • A look into three different styles: painting of the flowers & stones, pattern design and abstract  paintings.
  • Suggestions and tips.

Get inspired and experiment until you find your unique style.

No prior painting experience is needed - all levels are welcome.










  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv


Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Karina Eibatova

Use a pencil as a magic wand

Karina Eibatova is an illustrator and fine-artist born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She lives a nomadic lifestyle and works as a freelancer, currently she is based in Tokyo.

Karina has been fortunate enough to make her living solely from her artworks and she shares the creative process and reveal some of her favorite tips on Skillshare.

The artist specializes in:

drawing painting illustration murals video typography

Her portfolio reveals a versatile artist equally adept ...

See full profile

Report class