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How to Paint a Collection of Art

teacher avatar Yvette St. Amant, Published Artist

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20 Lessons (2h 26m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Lesson 1 Color Selection

    • 4. Lesson 2 Floral Collection Painting 1

    • 5. Lesson 3 Floral Collection Painting 2

    • 6. Lesson 4 Floral Collection Painting 3

    • 7. Lesson 5 Floral Collection Illustrative Line work

    • 8. Lesson 6 Boho Collection Painting 1

    • 9. Lesson 7 Boho Collection Painting 2

    • 10. Lesson 8 Boho Collection Painting 3

    • 11. Lesson 9 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 1 of 4

    • 12. Lesson 10 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 2 of 4

    • 13. Lesson 11 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 3 of 4

    • 14. Lesson 12 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 4 of 4

    • 15. Lesson 13 Coastal Collection Painting 1 of 3

    • 16. Lesson 14 Coastal Collection Painting 2 & 3 Drawing

    • 17. Lesson 15 Coastal Collection Painting 2 & 3

    • 18. Lesson 16 French Vintage Collection Painting Background

    • 19. Lesson 17 French Vintage Collection Painting Foreground

    • 20. Lesson 18 French Vintage Collection Illustrating Painting

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This class focuses on inspiration techniques to help you create beautiful collections of art.  I will provide tips as I guide you through the process of selecting colors which compliment each other, and how you can draw inspiration from these colors for the perfect subject and theme selection.  I'll show you several painting techniques and skills along the way as we create five different collections with multiple paintings.  Don't worry, these paintings are small and focus on brush/paint techniques, basic drawing skills, composition, subject, and themes. Once you complete my course you will be on your way to creating beautiful collections of art for the home, products,


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Yvette St. Amant

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1. Introduction: Hello, everybody. Betsy Animal here. Hey, I've got a really exciting course for you. It's pretty extensive, and I've been planning to do this course for quite some time, very excited, because I think a lot of you are going to be able to benefit from this class. It's a course on how to create the perfect collection. I've got so much information jam packed in this course, and one of the things that I really want to stress that's important in this class is you're gonna learn how to create the perfect combination of colors for your collections. Throughout this course, there's actually going to be five different collections that we're going to be creating, and in each lesson or collections that we're creating, you're gonna have multiple lessons. And the reason being is within each collection were doing multiple paintings. I'm gonna have a variety of painting techniques, plus illustrations just to show you the Barack that's array of collections that we can create. This really is my specialty and being a published artist, I'm constantly creating collections for my publisher, not only for um, Wall Art for home decor, but also in creating textiles for me on Earth, which is another company that I produced. Textiles work for product. So these collections are very versatile. I'm gonna have suggestions on a number of ways that you can use thes collections and you can start incorporating your own art. Um, but getting back to color selection if you've taken my class on how to paint like a published artist, I've already given you some tools on how you can take inspirational photos and cool colors from it. Now I'm gonna show you how you can take various color palettes where you can grab that inspiration from and actually get inspiration for a subject selection. So we're going to be creating beautiful color palettes, and we're going to be pairing them with subject to create our collection, which is going to incorporate a number of images. So you're going to get a lot of information from this class. And one thing that I get asked a lot from my friends, my family, people who find out that I'm an artist, they're always asking me, How do you know which colors to put together and what complements each other? I do art for a very long time, and I do have a degree in fine arts. So I studied culling color theory for four years. But I know that I need to make things easier for people. Teoh, get a grasp of that. So I'm giving you a lot of chips on how you can make your color selection and incorporate it into your home decor into your fashion and, of course, mainly into your art. So this is gonna help you, you know, go to the store when you're at your local art store and picking out your paint selection. What colors go together? Well, I'm gonna get right into it in this course, and I've got a lot of information and a lot of fun. We're gonna a company, our paint selections with subject and put it into a theme and create multiple pieces of wonderful art. So I'm excited for you to join me, and why don't we just get right into it and I'm going to get into the supplies that you're gonna need for this class. But first, let's let's take a peek at some of the collections and the inspiration boards that we will be creating 2. Supplies: Let's go over the supplies you'll need for this class I recommend on 11 by 15 inch watercolor pat. We will be cutting down individual sheets various sizes for each collection. You'll need a palette for your pain, a bucket of water and a variety of paint brushes. I use the number two a number six round brush or watercolor brush, and then I use a 3/4 inch flat brush. Or you can use number eight or nine. You'll also need a pencil and an eraser and a gel pen or ballpoint pen in black and also a compass. If you don't have a compass, you can use anything like a small cup or a bowl will just be doing some circles for some of the projects. We will be using a variety of paints in this class, and each collection will have a selection of colors in Thief First Lesson and the beginning of each collection. I will have a list of all these paints again, so you know exactly which colors were using for the collection. But I've also listed every paint color and the brand that I've used for your convenience. You don't have to use thes exact brands and colors. If you can find something a similar by all means, use that. But I thought I would make it easier for you just if you were curious on the colors and brands that I used. I definitely wanted to make it a little bit easier and make these available. So once you have the supplies you should be ready to get started. You could move on to the next lesson. 3. Lesson 1 Color Selection: I hope you're excited about this lesson on color selection, because this is what inspired me for this entire course as an artist. One of the biggest questions that I get asked is, Where do you get your inspiration for your paintings? Your color palettes? How do you pair colors together? And what? How do you know which one's complement each other? I could answer and say, I took a degree in fine arts and I studied colorful theory for four years, but that's not gonna help you. So I've compiled some very valuable tips on how you can get inspired to put color palettes together. And you can incorporate them not only in your art but in your home decor and also your fashion. In fact, I've just given you a hint on what inspires me in my art, and that's home decor and fashion. There's so much inspiration out there in fabrics and patterns. So I used those to my advantage, and the reason why I do that is because working in the publishing industry, where my art is published for home decor, I really have to keep up on trends. But there's no reason why everybody else can't use the same tips and techniques that I use in my art to create your art. If you've taken my course on how to paint like a publish artist, you've already gotten a little glimpse on how I come up with my color schemes. And you'll also have a great advantage because you've already learned a lot of my paint techniques, which will definitely help you in this course when we get to creating collections. It's definitely a great prequel chorus toe have under your belt when you're taken this course. But you can certainly plunge right in. If you feel confident with your painting techniques, as I do get pretty explanatory in my lessons. So I really hope you'll stick with me and follow along. We're going to get right into the color theory portion off this lesson, and I'm gonna help you with paint selection. Okay, starting off with tip one. One of the things that are really going to help you with finding color palettes is just researching different color palettes or trends. You could do this on the Internet or on Pinterest. Another thing is to get inspiration from fabrics that you like. So search up trending fabrics. Ah, in fashion and home decor, you'll get dozens of images that come up so just is safe. Or pin those images off the color schemes that you really, really like. And this really is the first step. So you want to pick patterns or schemes where there's multiple colors in it. And then, from there you pull out the colors that you like or all of the colors, and you can create your color palette from them. So I've done five of these for you in this class. The 1st 1 is a spring summer 2020 color palette. It's bright, it's fresh. And this was my inspiration. Being an artist, I have so many colors on hand. But for you and Homer taken this course, you might not have that availability. So the tip that you can do is print your color scheme off and take it to the craft store with you so you can pair up and match those colors. If you have your color scheme on a piece of paper and you go to the craft story, you can just pick up the colors and see the ones that match closest. I've done this for the, uh, color scheme that I just showed you. And these are the colors that I have paired up to match with my scheme. For each of these schemes that I'm sharing with you today, I'm going to be creating a collection. So I provided a name of all the pains for you. If you're interested in getting them Ah, you can write down. Just pause the video and write down the colors. So once you have your color palette inspiration, now you have to get inspired on what to paint. Using these colors in the color selection slide that I showed, um, prior to the paint color, it already told me that it was summer and spring color trend. So that encouraged me to think up things that remind me of summer or spring. And that'll give me the idea of what subject to paint to accompany this particular color scheme. So when I was prompted by these colors, the first thing I thought of is kind of like summer popsicles or the beach kids. You know, they're very bright colors, and they're not colors that I tend to work with. But I felt like I needed the challenge, and I knew that I could use these in a way to incorporate it into my style. So I decided to do ah floral collection. And as I was researching different dick or trends, I came across thes role of three rounded serving trays that were kind of put up on ah, farmhouse of wall. And I thought, Huh, What an interesting way to create a collection. I'm going to create some florals in a circular shape similar to the Mandela's I do, but it was strictly be a floral image. So for our first collection that will be picked painting in this course, it's going to be a floral inspirational collection, and I'm going to be doing it in an illustrative style. So it's gonna be a fun technique, and it's going to be our first painting lesson, this floral illustrative collection. So I can't wait for you to join me on that, but we're going to get right into our next color scheme. So this scheme is a lot softer than our previous one. And again, when I look at colors, I get inspired. So it it is more fresh nature, muted color tones so we're going to be inspired by these colors to create another collection. And I'm going to show you how I match these colors with paint colors again, I was able to use colors that I had on hand, and I'm going Teoh, um, have these colors available for you. If you'd like to use the same colors, you can go to your local Croft store and pick them up. The names of the colors are right there again. If you might not have access to go to the different stores to get the Blick and the folk art, you know. So if you're only going to one location and they don't have that certain brand, print out the sheet so you can match colors the closest to what's available in the store now, because this is a really hot trend right now, you can really get away with using this color scheme with any subject. I mean, you can turn any subject into a trend just by using these colors. But when I looked at these colors, what really inspired me is the boho theme. So I started thinking of inspiring boho imagery, um, potted plants, the sun, the beach Rock Kearns. I love creating rock Kearns. I do it in my art. I do collages, but I haven't done any paintings of thumb yet, So I thought, What a perfect image. Um, I grabbed, you know, an image of sun rays because I thought we could do a collection of painted potted plants, Rock Kearns and Sun Rays and almost make it look more graphic and simplistic will do a simplistic boho collection. With this theme, I really hope you're starting to get a feel of how I create. I come up with these little inspiration boards with my palate, colors and imagery, and I hope that this helps you in creating your own color schemes and inspiration boards. So let's move on to our next color paddle palette. Now again, with this one, it clearly defines its autumn and winter colors, and I will point out that when we moved to the colors that I selected, I really used this palette as inspiration. But I I did pick some colors that were a little bit deeper, so they're the same colors, yet the total value is a little deeper, and this is another thing that you conduce sometimes all flying colors where I just find that it's just not right for me for whom to core. So all kind of tweak it. I'll select the same colors, but I'll just make them a little deeper, and you can also do the same thing and make them a little lighter if you want. If you prefer, you know, light or pastels, so you're just using this as inspiration. You can certainly match them exactly if you confined colors that match exactly. But sometimes it's really hard to find paints that match these exact colors. And if you're not um, familiar with mixing your own colors, you'll have a really hard time. So you're using these as a guy. Just remember that. So here are the colors I selected. And again, I've got the colors listed for you so you can pause the video if you like this color palette and, um, get your paints is so that we can create our next collection in this color palette. So the first thing that I thought of when I saw this color palette was I envisioned a beautiful feminine blouse in these rich tones. I've seen a lot of blouses and Kimo knows with deep colors with lots of floral patterns. Um, so I kind of started racking my brain because I know I'm already doing a floral collection , and I really wanted to do something different where I was incorporating different elements . And when I saw, you know, the teal with the turquoise and the yellow. It really reminded me and purple too, because there is purple in, um, the peacock feathers. It reminded me a peacocks. So I knew I wanted to incorporate flowers and peacocks, so I just grabbed some images that I kind of had in a vision. You know, when I saw the thought of the blouse, I thought of this kind of bold floral pattern with a dark background and then with the peacock, I did paste a peacock feather so I can use it as reference. But I want to create a collection that's gonna incorporate both. So, um, when we get to this collection, it's gonna be a little bit of a surprise, and we're going to create some a beautiful, classic, elegant collection with this palette. Okay, let's move on to our fourth color palette here. Now this one's a little trickier. because it doesn't tell you what season it ISS, and it doesn't really have the colors really panned out. There's actually a lot more colors than you think within this image. So what I've done is I've pulled out five that I really like, and we're going to incorporate them into another themed collection. So using that theme is inspiration. These are the colors that I've selected for you again. You can just write down the names of the pain or print this off and take it's the store with you and match the colors the closest to what's available. So there was definitely some little clues in the image, Um, in the first slide where I saw the watermelon in the water, or so it didn't make me think of summer, Um, but we're already doing a summer theme floral. And when I look at these colors, there's just one theme that comes to mind and that is coastal. I mean having we've got four different blues here and a nice kind of coral color. And these air the perfect colors that represent water and sea shells, of course. So that's exactly what I clipped with images of shells seaweed things under the sea, and I found these amazing. They're actually collage shells. The two images at the top. Um, it's a three dimensional piece of artwork, but I was really inspired by the composition that liked how it was long and tall, and they actually had the starfish flat with seaweed and beat behind. So I'm going to use that as inspiration for our collection. And then I also wanted to incorporate some kind of like crane or animals. So I've clipped a couple images that really spoke to me, and we're going to create a Costa collection using these images and this color palette as inspiration. Okay, so now we're on our final color palette of inspiration. Again, this one just points out that it's spring and summer colors. Now, Um, my color selection for this is a little bit darker went than what they've got. So let's go right into this color selection. The's air, the paints that I selected using that color palette as inspiration, so they're a little bit darker, but they're in the same on a color family again. I've left the names of the pains up on the screen for you for your convenience. So I really wanted to try something different with this color palette. And I'm trying to get you a variety of subjects to paint so that you can develop a lot of different technique with your painting as well. So, um, I was inspired by, um, French motifs. So some of the things that came to mind were bird cages and butterflies, flew de leaf and really soft palettes. Now, I know there's a bright turquoise in there, but, um, the colors do look a lot brighter on the screen here than they are in person. Um, just probably because of a little bit of the color enhancement or brightness that I did to the video. But these colors are gonna work fabulous in a French motif. So I'm really excited about this collection that we're going to create because it's a lot different than anything that I've done before. And so you're gonna come on a journey with me as I explore, um, this style and we create a beautiful French collection together. I really hope you enjoyed this lesson on color selection, and I hope this gave you some inspiration on how to use color and subject to complement one another. I've also made all these files available for you so you can print them off and take them to the store with you to assist you in picking out your paint colors. So I hope you're inspired and ready to paint, cause we're gonna move right on to our first collection in the next lesson. 4. Lesson 2 Floral Collection Painting 1: This is the first of four lessons in this floral collection Siri's. We're gonna be creating thes three floral paintings with illustrations on top, and we're going to be using our inspiration board from the previous lesson. Each lesson will consist of one painting in the Siri's, and the final lesson will be applying the illustration atop the paintings colors that you're going to need for this collection. Remember to print out all your inspiration boards that I provided for you in the files so that you have them on hand. When creating this and picking your paint, you're also going to need a compass and a pencil and a black gel pen. I forgot to include it in the picture, but please have one on hand. If you don't have a compass, you can use a cup or a bowl. We're just gonna be creating some circles. So we're using the's wall mounted traces inspiration in this photo, and we're going to create a collection of three images. We will create a circle on each of these pieces of paper amusing watercolor paper, and I've cut them down to 7.5 by 7.5 inch you don't have to do the exact same size as me. If you've got smaller or larger paper, that's perfectly fine. But you want to leave enough room on the outside of your circle just so you've got some white space. So you're just gonna begin by measuring the center of each piece of paper so it's gonna be three and recorders from each side, just so you get the center of the paper and then you're going Teoh, draw three circles, one on each piece of paper's at one circle on each. In the end, you'll have three sheets with each a circle on it. So next you're just gonna put a little bit of paint on your palate. You can use up disposable pie plate or Tupperware whatever you use to apply your paint on, but you want to make sure that it's it has some kind of an edge because we're gonna water down the pain. Tibet. So at a little dollop of each color. And have your watercolor brush on hand I've got my favorite is using a watercolor brush Number six. That's the top one here, but then I also have these little ones, too. just in case. I like to have a few on hand when I'm creating my art. So first for the first painting, we're going to begin with the yellow at a little bit of water to your pain just to water it down. We're going to create a wash again. Have you taken any my previous painting classes? You've definitely got this technique mastered. So we're gonna begin by doing some yellow of flowers and as you can see in the right hand side, the the some flower there. I'm kind of using that as inspiration. So we're just gonna dio make sure you're painters watered down and you're going to dio single strokes from the center out. I am going to speed up the video a little bit as I go along and paint, So feel free deposit at any time if you want to catch up or you can watch the entire video first just to get a feel of what's coming, But we're going to create two flowers in yellow and then we're going to move to our blue color, and I'm gonna begin making, um, some smaller blue flowers here, and this time we're just going Teoh almost do like a little bud. So we're doing two strokes Eventually will have a stem connecting these little buds together. Now we're gonna move to are crushed coral. Make sure you had water every time you start a new color just to create a wash and we're almost mimicking Theo yellow flower. But we're going to make them a little bit smaller, and we're just going to add a few of thes We're now gonna take our green, and we're gonna add some stems and leaves. So again, water down your paint and we're going to connect those little blue buds with some stems. And I'm using my thinner paying brush here. So to make the leaves again, it's It's the same stroke that you used for your flowers. So just go light on the paint brush and then press down a little heavier and then left it up again. It's a single stroke. We're gonna add a little bit of green to the center of our flowers, and then we're gonna add a few more stems connecting thes larger flowers with some leaves in between. Now these bigger leaves I'm doing a double stroke and then I'm trying not to go over the colors. I'm gonna add these little dots now. These will end up being a little buds in the end, but just out a few little dots and you'll see when we get to the illustration portion how that turns out. So at this point, I'm going to take a little more of the yellow pain, and I'm gonna add some more pedals to our so called some flour. Ah, so your first layer should be dry and just go ahead and add another layer of pedals between where the gaps are. We're going to switch to our pink color, get some bright pink in here. Now, this is very similar to Well, it is a water took color technique, and we're really just layering our colors upon color. So we're gonna make some tiny little flowers here, and I'm doing two stroke pedals and we're just gonna add some little flowers, and they're gonna overlap the bigger ones that we did. Now, when you're doing this, you always want to start with the lighter color. That's why I started with the yellow and then the colors that's more predominant, like this bright pink. You can use as a top layer because it's going to go over all the other colors nicely. So I'm also outing these little single strokes again. These are going to be connected by little stock, and they almost so a lot of the time when you're creating a composition, especially when you haven't drawn the image out. I don't typically draw an outline of my paintings before I paint it using this technique because I don't want to see the lines underneath. You're going to go back in and fill up any gaps with some missing color. When I look at the composition, it just was kind of screaming for some new blue, So we're going to add some more little buds, and then what I do is just make sure that your brush is clean, but put some water on it and we're just kind of smushed. Some of the the blue color and the color that comes off some of the paint that's not dried . Um, just make sure it's either blue or green. You don't want to start smudging in the white and the red. You want to really make sure that red is dry. Otherwise, you'll get brown, but we're just going to get a little kind of hint of some blue color in the background. And if you run out of paint, just make sure your brushes really wet and add a little dollop of that water down paint. Just take a paper towel here and kind of smush it to make sure the pain is not too dark because you don't want to go and put a layer of thick blue over top of your, um painting or you'll just cover everything. You'll lose all your beautiful flowers as I move along. Some of the green is still wet, so I'm picking up a little bit of that green, and that's okay. Set Does painting aside to dry and move on to the next lessons so we can complete painting two of three. Once we've completed painting, all three paintings were going to do an illustration on top of the existing painting, so just set it aside, let it dry and move on to the next lesson 5. Lesson 3 Floral Collection Painting 2: in this lesson, we will be creating painting two of the three in the series, and this is the one will be working on today. Ah, we will be using our same plural inspiration board as the previous lesson. And here, or your supplies the same paints as the last lesson to begin. Make sure you have one of your watercolor paper that we prepared with the circle on it in the last lesson. And in this painting, we're going to do a different type of flower. We're gonna dio larger pedals and we're going to begin with are crushed coral. We're going to start by creating a couple flowers in the coral. Ah, and I apologize. My I need to adjust my screen here so you can see Here we go. So we're doing two strokes and make sure your your pain is watered down like in the last lesson, and we're just going to create a rounded petals for this particular flower. Just rinse off your brush and get some blue. Now we're going to create the same flower in the blue color. So again, two strokes each and we're doing five pedals. There we go. I finally adjusted my paper for you. He could see better. So we're Kate creating three flowers here. And if you need to get more paint on your brush, Um, by all means, just dip it in the paint mixture to get a little more paint. Be sure your watering down your pain. So you have a nice wash. We're going to begin making some little yellow daisies here. The's air, Just single brushstrokes. We're doing about six pedals after you've done your little daisies. Get some green on your brush and we're gonna put in some leaves. Now, I am speeding up the video a little bit for the purpose of the lesson. But feel free to stop and pause as you go if you need a little more guidance. So in some of the negative space, we're just gonna put a little bit of green. And as you can see, this painting technique is very loose. I'm going to start kind of smashing the green into the background. This background is going to have a green tint to it. Once your brush runs out of paint, just add a little bit more pain to it. But make sure you have a lot of water on your brush so that it's very washy. Now I'm going in with a little bit of blue. Now, I don't know if you want to do the same thing or just continue the green throat. I think at the end of the video, I end up actually adding some more green over top of the blue. So we have three colors that have, um, different backgrounds. So once you're done getting your background and we're gonna go in with the bright pink and we're going to make a little pink flowers, I've switched my brush Teoh a size one or two just so that we can get little tiny flowers in here. And I'm just during the same technique as the blue ones. Just with two little double double strokes, I think. Or you can dio, you know, little dots. But these are just little suggestive marks, and we're just gonna fill in the little negative spaces between the bigger flowers just to make for more interesting composition. And that's gonna be it for this painting. Once you're done putting your little flowers in, your just gonna set it aside and let this painting dry, and then we're going to move on to the next lesson on our last painting 6. Lesson 4 Floral Collection Painting 3: in this lesson will be painting three of three. This is the final painting in this collection, and here it is. We're going to be using the same inspiration board as the last two lessons as it's part of this collection and again the same paint selection so you can prepare your paint palette with your water down pain and make sure you have one of the circles prepared for this painting. We're going to begin with our dark pink, and we're going to be creating these little family buds. So you're gonna press your paintbrush in and just kind of move it in the motion of a fan. And if you can imagine, we're gonna be having, like, a little line coming down the middle to attach thes so it's almost like buds are going to be going up a stem. Once you're done with these flowers, we're gonna switch to our yellow, and we're just gonna put a bunch of little dots. Now again, imagine that there's little stems down the center and these little buds or these little dots are going to be branches off, so you can just put random little dots on your page. Those will eventually be connected as one type of flower we're going to switch to are crushed coral, and we're going to create another type of flower by just burning some long, um, strips of color and imagine it's cascading down a branch. And then once you get to the bottom, we're just gonna start filling in the background in our crushed coral. Now we're really using water down paint here is to make sure there's quite a bit of water on your brush. It's gonna be a very light background and fill in the entire background. Some of the yellow might not be dried yet, but that's OK. It'll Blendon. It'll add a nice little feature. Now we're going to go in and add a little bit of blue. We're going to create some little blue flowers throughout the composition, and I am just using tiny little brush strokes almost like little tiny daisies. We've done it in the other videos, so just little blue brushstrokes coming up from the center. We're gonna overlap some of the flowers and fill in these negative spaces, and lastly, we're going to switch to our fine brush and add a little bit of greenery. So we're gonna add some little stems going up to thes larger flowers. Now that your paintings complete, just set it aside and let it dry, and then we're gonna move along and complete the illustrations on top. Now, before you go ahead and do that Remember the last painting that we did? And I mentioned that I added more green in the background. I'm just gonna pull this up so that I can show you how I added a little more green. I just felt in looking at all three of them. It looked better as a collection if we had a different color background in each of these paintings. So I actually went ahead and did the same thing to, uh, the first painting that we did with the blue background. And I just added a little more blue and this is gonna look great when they're all together as a collection. Just having the contrast with a different background for each painting. It's really gonna make it pop and every paintings gonna look a little more unique. But at the same time, we're incorporating all the colors from our color palette. Okay, so now all are three paintings are done, we're gonna make sure that they're all completely dry. And we're gonna move right on to the next and final lesson, which will be adding illustration to thes beautiful paintings. 7. Lesson 5 Floral Collection Illustrative Line work: This is the last lesson in our floral collection. And what we're going to be doing is adding illustrative line work over our paintings. So you're going to need a black gel pen for this, and we're going to begin with our very first painting that we did. This process is meant to be very loose and free to add suggestive line work, just, you know, highlighting the flowers that we've created. So I'm gonna work one painting at a time, and I'm going to speed up the video obit just so you can see how I'm adding these illustration lines. But yet you can still follow along. You can pause at any time if you want to kind of catch up. I just want to point out that I'm not trying to make perfect flowers. By all means. You're gonna have blocks of colors outside your line work, and that's the whole purpose of this illustration. It's just a style and it's loose. It's free and you really can't go wrong. It's almost like I'm just kind of scribbling as I go along. So I want you to do this to all your images. It really does bring the painting alive, and it's a really great technique for you guys to learn. So you can, you know, understand mixed media and try different things in your artwork. You can do this style with almost any subject, and it's a really fun type of technique. If you like to do art journaling or just play around and doodle, it's perfect for that. And it's a great exercise to get you to kind of be a little more free with your artwork and explore. You can't go wrong. Just let your creativity blossom and try not to think too much about it. I want to also point out that this is a fabulous style if you want to get into creating artwork for product. There's lots of different online stores nowadays where you can add your own creative artwork, too many different products and open up a store. And this is a perfect style for that kind of stuff. Um, companies like Society six and Me on Earth anyone conjoined and start creating amazing products, unique products to so that they're all kind of one of a kind. And it's also a nice style. If you want to get into designing textiles for various surfaces, like fabrics or book covers, or even totes you name it. I mean, there's unless possibilities. Once they're done. These paintings, if you like, you can scan them into your computer, make a digital file and start uploading them to create a product. Or, if you want to use them to create a textile. Another wonderful use for them is just framed them. Get some beautiful, simple frames and add them to the wall of any room for decor. They make a beautiful trip. Dick. The wonderful thing about it is everybody's art's gonna look completely unique, just like your signature. The way we use our pens are so different, so not everybody's is going to look alike. So it's nice learning these techniques, and then you could just develop your own stuff. So once you're done, you're illustrative work. On top of these paintings, you're done. Congratulations. You have completed your first collection. I really hope you enjoyed this class creating your first collection, and I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson. When we begin our next collection 8. Lesson 6 Boho Collection Painting 1: in this lesson, we're gonna work on a new collection and this is the boho collection. We're going to create this collection of three in a graphic style and this is our inspirational color palette. So I've created the boho inspiration board that you've seen in the beginning. And here are your paints for the class. Also, be sure to have a pencil on a research for this lesson. As we will be drawing an image prior to painting it. We will be working on watercolor paper and this is the image we will be creating for this collection. I took a piece of 11 by 15 watercolor paper. I cut it in half, so I got in 11 by 7.5. And then I took one of those haves and cut it in half again. So I had to seven and a halfs by five c end up with three pieces of paper. Suffered this particular painting, we're going to use the bigger piece and we must start off by drawing are three pots using this image as inspiration. When you're doing your outline, you can don't press to hurt on the pensar. I'm gonna end up pressing harder on the pencil in a minute here so you can actually see my lines. But if he can see how light I'm drawing, that's how light you're going to draw. So we're gonna begin by drawing three pots. We're gonna have a larger one first than the second one's gonna be medium size, and then the last little guy here is going to be smaller. So when you're drawing your pots, just make sure you put a little curve. Um, like I did here on the lip, just so you got a little little bit of dimension and we're gonna be drawing three cactuses , one in each pot. So this is a prickly pear here. Actually, it's not a prickly pear. It's similar to an old man. And then we're going to be doing to fish barrels a little one here and then, Ah, large one in the bigger pot and this style of painting a graphic style, it's gonna be fairly easy for everybody. Want to get these guides in because we're just painting solid shapes, solid color within thes shapes, so we don't have a lot of detail, and we're not doing any shadings. So it's almost like a paint by number. The only couch is you're gonna have toe draw this first. But again, we're just using shapes, circles and stripes. Now we're just gonna close the pot here and behind, like so. And we're done. Our guides. Okay. Now that our guides are done, we're going to add our pain to our palate. So just add a little bit of every color on your palate. Whatever you're using, make sure you have a little bit of each color. Be sure to have your number one and number six paintbrush or something similar on hand. We're going to begin with one color, the first color, which is the mossy green. And we're going to begin. We're not watering down the pain. I did went my brush a little bit because I do want the pain. Teoh Smooth run fluidly on the paper, but you do want it to remain thick. And you're just gonna color in, uh, every other section here in the mosque green. And you're going to do this to all three cactuses. So have your little brush on hand to, because when you get to this little guy on the end, you might want to use that one instead of the fatter one. So once you're done painting with the mosque green, go in with your deep teal color and you can go ahead and paint in the's spaces between the moss and again. You're going to do this to all three cactuses. So I'm just gonna go in behind here and get a little bit of that deep green, um, above the mosque ring areas just to give the illusion that the cactuses rounded behind. And then I'm going to get my mosque green, and I'm just gonna touch up some areas. So it's a little smoother. And just add a little bit of that highlight color on the outside of this dark green here. Okay, now that we're done, the cactus, we're going to start working on our pots. You're going to be used in the crushed coral, and you can fall along with this video and see how I finished painting this pots. We're using the crushed coral, and we're going to use the light orange as well, so in behind. Ah, so I painted the rim in the light orange, and once I'm done that I'm going to go back to the coral and I'm just gonna add a little shadow underneath the rim so you get the illusion that it's three dimensional. But in a graphic perspective, once we're done, the shadow we're gonna switch back to our light orange and will finish coloring in the remainder of the pot. Okay, now that we're done with our cactus and her pot, we're gonna use the gray, and we're gonna add some little spikes onto our cactus to make it look a little more realistic. So I watered down the paint a little bit. Not too much, because I do want them to be opaque. But you do want the paint, um, to run really smooth. So use your number to brush and lightly using the tip. Sometimes it's just a couple little, um, hairs that are on the brush to give you these little ah spikes on your cactus. So, on this fish barrel, what I'm doing is I'm picking a point, and I'm putting about three or four little spikes from that one point when we move over to the next cactus. I'm just gonna put dots Ah, where the two green colors meat and then I'm going to do shorter spines off it, and they are closer together as well. And we're going to do the same thing to these little guys to just some tiny little baby spikes. Okay, Now we're done with the cactus in the pots. What I'm gonna do is add a little bit of shadow underneath the pot to give the illusion that it's actually a pot standing on something. So we're just gonna use agree paint for this, and we're just gonna do a little line, but we're gonna have it a little wider on one side. And that's it. For our first painting in the boho Siri's. You can move on to the next lesson as we complete painting, too. 9. Lesson 7 Boho Collection Painting 2: in this lesson will be creating the second painting in our boho collection. And this is drawn from the inspiration of the rock Carne in the bottom left hand corner. We will be using the same pink collection as the last lesson. So be sure to have your water in your brush and your palate with her paints ready. We will be using one of the watercolor papers that remained from the cot. You should have two pieces left of the same size. So we're gonna begin by drawing our rock Carne. This is gonna be a pretty simplistic painting. So we're just drawing shapes and in the bottom shape. I put a little circle kind of off to the left hand side just for some interest, and I'm gonna put some in this other one at the top. Yeah, I did put an additional circle, but I decided to take it out at the last minute. So have your erase are on hand, just in case you do. Whoops. He's like me. Okay, so now we've got our basic outline and we're going Teoh, be using the same technique as the previous painting. We're just going to be basically doing color blocking. So we're gonna begin with the gray and we're going to start painting we're gonna be doing to off the rocks. Now I want Teoh. Just mention as I do this, that in this particular painting, we will not be using all the colors. Now, it's typical when you do collections that you have a set color palette, but it doesn't mean that every image or painting that you do will have every single, uh, color within that collection collection. So this is gonna be an example of that where in this painting, we're going to be using ah, couple of the colors and then in the next painting, we're going to be using different colors. But when you have them all together, they're all gonna compliment each other. So now we're going to move on to the next color, and we're gonna be using the crushed coral. So we're gonna be painting this shape in the crushed coral, and then we'll be doing the other shape just above the other great rock. Here, make sure your paint is nice and opaque. You want a solid color shape and finalize the painting we're going to be using our light orange and we're going to just be doing the top rock. And then we're going to dio a little circle shape in the center of the gray one, and that's it. It was a pretty quick image, but it's, ah, great use of color blocking. And it's a nice complimentary to this boho collection. Okay, and here it is. Now we're going to move on to our last and final image in this collection in the next lesson. 10. Lesson 8 Boho Collection Painting 3: So this is the last painting inner boho collection. And we're going to be painting these sun rays inspired by the sun Ray at the bottom of our inspirational board. We're using the same colors as the last two lessons. And I thought it would be neat looking at the sun rays to use that as inspiration, but do something different. So I'm going to be using a protractor if you I mean a compass. I'm so sorry. If you don't have a compass, you can use, um, a bull or a cup. And we're just gonna begin using that last piece of water color paper by creating a circle in the middle of your page. We're going to begin by drawing a line across, so we're gonna be dividing the circle in half and mark your center there were going to use a program protractor, and we're gonna measure 20 degree increments just on the top portion. I made a little mistake there, So So make your marks. And once you've made your marks, you're going to take a ruler and you're going to draw these pie sections. So these are going to be your sun rays. So again, we're just creaking. Guides were still going to be doing the same color blocking technique. Um, so once we're done with the guides, it's simply going to be applying paint. Now, we're going to create a little sun in the middle, so, um, reduced the amount on your compass and just draw a little circle. If you don't have a compass, you can use a smaller, um, cup. Now, I erased the lines in the center because crop paint can be a little translucent. Ah, but you don't have to have you have a really good thick paint, but we're going to begin with the coral color. Now, in this color palette, we won't be using all the colors. Um, we're going to be using three. So we're gonna begin with the crushed coral, and we're gonna paint the sun. The crushed coral the other colors will be using is the, um, light pink are I think it's called light orange, actually. And, um, the greens, the two greens. So we did not use the greens in the last image that we just used the pinks and the gray. And then in this one, we're going to use the pinks and the green and are mean image We did. We included all of them and you'll see at the end how it comes together in a full collection. So once you painted the center, we're going to take our light orange, and we're going to paint the rays and where we're going to skip every other one. And we're just going Teoh, um, paint the ones shown here, leaving white raise in between. No, don't worry too much. If your paint goes over, the sudden we are going to be touching that sun up after. Okay, so I'm going to get some of the crushed quarrel just to touch up that center part. And then at this point, your paint has dried so you can go and do another ah layer of paint there just to make it a little more opaque as well. Okay, so now that we're done with the quarrel, we're going to move on to the sage. So go ahead and paint that entire bottom section off the circle. All sage green. We're gonna do one large color block. Okay, Now that we're done with the sage, we're going to get our deep teal and we're going to do a band that divides thesis age and the sun. So I, uh, stopped or I pause the video when I was making this just to make sure that my pain was completely dry so I wouldn't get it all over the hand and smudged the image. So just make sure it's dry before you go and apply this band so you don't, you know, make a mistake. And then when you're done, just erase those pencil lines and voila! There you go, our third and final painting of our boho collection. This is a perfect example how you can take some simplistic artwork and create a really powerful collection, and what I've done here is I've simply just framed them in a nice, then black frame, and you can mount them together on any wall. We've now successfully completed two collections. Let's go on to collection three 11. Lesson 9 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 1 of 4: In the next series of lessons, we will be creating this beautiful, romantic, elegant collection. There's four paintings in the collection, and we will be working on this painting tipping and with this was our classic elegant inspiration board. And these are the colors that we will be using for this collection. In addition, be sure you have a number two and number six paintbrush. I use the round tip. As always, you're gonna need a pencil as we will be drawing the peacock first. And I'm also using six by 946 by nine watercolor paper for this collection. So each paintings going to be six by nine. It doesn't really matter what size. Just make sure it's more of an elongated shape. This is our inspiration board, and we're going to be pulling inspiration from these images Now, I did pull some additional images for this particular painting as I was trying to decide what we were going to create. So we're gonna incorporate some paisleys and flowers in the background, and our theme is going to be the peacock. My goal in creating this collection is to make it really bold and dramatic. Um, so I really drew inspiration from that floral pattern that I showed you in the inspiration board that had the deep background in the flowers over top. To begin, make sure you put a dollop of each pink color in your palate, and we're not gonna be watering down the paint in this painting. Siri's. We're gonna be using opaque paint, so it's going to be nice and thick, and it's it's going to go on nice and smooth least once you have your paint ready, just set it aside. We're going to begin withdrawing an outline of the peacock so that we can keep that section white. Now I'm going to do it. Ah, fairly light here. I'm going to darken it here in a second, though, but you're gonna begin by just doing some guides creating an oval shape for the head. And then we're going to do a little triangle for the beak, and we're just going to draw a line to imitate the neck, and then you'll see how I begin to actually draw the shape of the peacock. I'm almost using my guides as a skeleton. The circle is the skull, and then the line that came down as a curve is the neck bone. So I'm just I'm not going to speed up this process because I really want you guys just to follow along and do a quick outline. Um, and what we're going to do once that outline is done, is begin painting our background. So we're not gonna paint where the peacock silhouette is. We're gonna leave that white. And there's a couple ways that you could do this. You could completely paint your entire background if you want, but the reason why I left it why it is because the deep purple that we're gonna be painting the peacock. If we have this dark teal in the background, it almost ends up being like a black background and then the purple when we put it, it just is not as vibrant. So go ahead and fill your entire background with the teeth deep. Teal, I'm going to really speed up the video on this process. Um, because I didn't want you guys to sit here and watch me paint background for 20 minutes, but it's pretty self explanatory. Just fill and the entire background. Make sure that it's nice and opaque. I had to do two coats. So really, make sure your pain is very dry before you do your second coat, or it will actually just lift off sections of it. Ah, and then, when you're done the second coat, make sure that your background is completely dry before we go to the next step. You can also use a hair dryer just to speed up the process. If you want the background to dry a lot quicker once your background is done, we're going to begin by drawing the Paisley's. So I just used my lighter purple color here, and I'm creating Paisley random paisley shapes. You're going to do this in the entire background, almost filling up the background, so have sped up the video a bit here so you guys can watch. And this doing the Paisley's. It took me quite a while to do the Paisley's, because just to prepare you, you might want to watch Intar video before you go ahead and start. Um, I did go through and fill in the paisleys, and I added some designs, but then, in the end, my perfectionist side of me didn't really like the way they turned out So I painted over them. Um, but I left some of them. So just I think any time that you're creating art, as when the first time that you're creating anything takes you a little bit longer cause you haven't really figured out, um, the technique, how to make the process easier. And so because I was videotaping as I was creating this for the first time, I realized a little bit down the road that there's an easier way of doing it. So, um, I did edit that the video a little bit, but I didn't wanna take out that whole portion because there's a lot of stuff that I did leave in. But you'll see how I kind of change it. And then when we get to the second painting, you'll see how it goes so much faster. But I'm just filling in a bunch of Paisley's in the background with an outline, so I'm doing big ones, small ones in all different directions. And then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take my purple and I'm going to start filling in. Um, some of these Paisley's just be sure when you start filling in the Paisley's that you're not, um, filling every paisley beside each other in the purple because we are coming in with the blue, the lighter blue, and we're gonna be doing some of these Paisley's blue as well, so just kind of pick them, make sure that there's, you know, blank ones in between because those are going to be a different color. And I really sped up the video here so you'll see in a minute when I start applying the blue What? I mean, Okay, so I'm going to switch colors and I'm using are lighter blue here the blue green deep and all the little leftover Paisley's I'm just gonna paint that light blue color and just go through and do this to the entire background. Okay, so we're going to start creating designs within the Paisley's. And this is where I said I was starting to do the designs. And then when I was near the end of the video after I got more detail in, I did go through and paint some solid steps. But, um, just go ahead and follow along with me because you might really like it the way that I did it here I just found at the end. I wasn't personally satisfied with how the designs turned out, so I did touch them up. But it's It's a good idea just to try both way because you never know. Everybody likes different things, So I'm just going through with my deep teal and I'm creating some little designs in the purple area and just continue doing this throughout all the Paisley's. So now I end up switching to my light blue green color here as well in a minute, and I'm going to start applying some more designs in the blank areas within the pace, please. And I'm just, you know, doing circular outlines and dots and some little lines. And then with my blue Paisley's, I switched over to that lavender color, and I just do the same things. I'm coming. I'm creating the same shapes, just doing kind of circular shapes, outlines and dots. So continue doing that to all your Paisley's. So in this first draft, I end up putting all these kind of little polka dots in their around some of the lines that I did. Ah, and these are where at the end, when I start putting more detail in I end up painting over them. So I wanted to leave the video in because I just wanted to show you different ways that you can design your Paisley's so you can do it this way, or you'll see a little bit later in the video how I end up mixing it up a bit. So once I'm doing all the designs in the inside, I'm switching to my light blue and I'm going to create these little brush marks on the outside of the Paisley's. Now you'll want to do this because this this portion I keep you going to do this. I What I did was I began with the larger Paisley's and the Paisley's that were lavender. I put blue brushstrokes around, and then the little blue Paisley's. I used the purple brush marks so you'll see in a minute. So just continue doing this to all your Paisley's. What we're gonna end up doing is where this whole background is going to be filled with designs. You will not see any of this solid teal in the background. You'll just see portions of it peaked peeking through the paper. So we're creating a complete pattern in the entire background of this painting. So here you can see I switch to my lavender and I'm putting some brush marks in around all the You know what I think I put brush marks around the entire all the big paisley's, the little ones I left and you'll see in a minute how I do the little Paisley's. So we're going to switch to our yellow and we're just gonna outline do like a double outline around all of the little Paisley's. I find it easier to rotate my paper when I'm working, especially if your hand kind of rests on the paper. You don't want it to smudge the paint. So I'm rotating a lot in this video. Help you don't get nauseous. Okay, Once we're outlining the plane, Paisley's What I'm gonna do is use the seeing yellow on my number to brush again, and we're just going to create scalloped edges around the remainder of the Paisley is that we did the brush strokes and you're gonna start seeing the transformation in this background as we build up these Paisley's. So the one thing to keep in mind is trying not Teoh over lap your yellow If you hit another yellow, just almost make it appear like that yellow line is going behind the paisley that you're bumping into. You don't want to draw the yellow over like any of the purple of the blue Paisley's So I'm going to speed up the video a little bit so you can see the transformation. You're gonna go and do this to all your Paisley's, so it is pretty time consuming. So if you've watched the video first, you can just relax or you can stop it and catch up. Um, but just take your time and enjoy yourself. It's quite relaxing, but we are getting a lot of detail in this background. So it is gonna be take you a lot longer than you know, the couple of minutes that I show you this in the video. - Wow , that was a lot of pays latest outline. OK, now I'm going to keep my same number to brush, and what we're gonna do now is in between all these big, dark teal shapes that are left. We're going to create brushstrokes around the Paisley's, so I create small brush strokes and little brush strokes. It all depends on, um, the space that I have available. And I'm trying to go all around like individual Paisley's. So I'm just gonna keep the video in real time here for a couple seconds so that you can see the development of it. And then I'm gonna speed up through this process because again, it's a little tedious and quite time consuming. - You can really see how the background of this is transforming. Now this is the part in the video. In the beginning, I said I went back and I started reworking the Paisley's The inside of the Paisley's The design because I just wasn't quite satisfied with the look. I wanted it to be a little more bold. So what I did was I went through and I just ended up kind of doing darker centers within the paisley. So I had Paisley's layered on top of each other. So you can see here. I'm just adding some more deeper teal to the center of these paisleys, and I'm gonna speed up the video a bit so you can see the transformation taking place. And if you want to go ahead and do this, you can't or you can leave it. I know it's hard work doing all the designs inside, so at least you've got some options. - So we're finally done the background of this painting. Now we're going to go to the next step, and we're going to start creating or peacock. The first thing you want to do is get your nice deep violet purple and start filling in the peacock silhouette where we left white. And you'll probably want to do a couple coats just to make sure that it's a really deep, opaque color. So make sure you you let your paint dry between your layers and you can certainly use blow dryers. So once you're done filling in, you're gonna add a couple little feathers at the top of the head here. And so you're going to go right over the background. We're gonna be using some highlights here, so don't you worry will get those feathers popping in a minute. But we're just going to do four little straight lines coming off the little hump on the top of the head, Um, with some little triangular shapes on the top of that. Okay, so once you're done, your second coat I'm just gonna kind of fast forward a bit here where I've already done my second coat and we're going to start creating some designs within the peacock. Make sure your pain is extremely dry. I'm just taken the deep teal here, and I'm going to create the I just a nice, opaque, a circular shape of for the I. And then we're gonna switch to the lavender, using your number to brush, and we're going to get a little bit of detail in here. But this is a decorative painting. So it's we're not doing realistic work here. It's gonna be very decorative. So we're just gonna put a little line where the beak would separate and we're gonna end up outlining the entire bird as well. But before we do that, we're just going to add a little more detail in the beak here and then around the eye. I'm also going to go in with the light lavender and get some highlights into thes feathers at the top of the head. Now I'm going to begin outlining Theo entire bird in the light lavender, and this is really gonna help it pop off the back of this busy background that we have going, and we don't want this bird to look too flat. So I'm just gonna go in with my number to brush, and I'm gonna get some little brush strokes underneath the eye and on top of the beak and below the feathers. Just we definitely need this peacock to be as dramatic as the background. And here it is your first painting of a series of four in this elegant romantic collection . Let's move on to the next video where we do our second painting. 12. Lesson 10 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 2 of 4: welcome. This is painting two of four within the romantic Elegance collection. And today we will be creating this painting and again will be using the same inspiration as the last painting and, of course, the same colors as well. You will also need your number six and number two paint brush palette for your paint and water. I pulled this additional image as our inspiration for this next peacock painting and you will need another one of your watercolor papers that we cut in preparation in the first video, we're going to move along to drawing our second peacock. So we are using the same technique as the last one. We're going to begin by creating in oval, shaped for the head or skull, and again the triangle for the beak and just draw a curved line for the neck. And then once you're done, that you can really get a better outline off the peacock by using the simple shapes as guides. So I'm leaving this video in real time here so that you can get a better understanding of how the peacock is drawn were just simply doing the outline here, okay. And then we're simply doing the same technique as the last video where we did the paisley background. Except this time, we're going to cover the entire background with your deep violet. So go ahead and do that. I'll speed up the video as you don't need to see me put every little breast stroke. But you do, especially if you're using the basics like I am. You're gonna need a couple codes just to get a really deep, thick violet color. I'm pretty sure I did about three coats on this background. So, Dan, I mean, saying this inspiration board, This deep contrast with the colors were going to do a flower pattern. It's gonna be a lot more simplistic than the one I just showed you. And this one's going to be, ah, a little quicker for you to do. It's still time consuming, but it's not Azaz time consuming as Paisley's because pretty much got to feel of how to apply the colors in the background. So I found him, or I guess, time efficient way to help you guys through this. But what I'm doing is I'm just beginning with my violet color, and I'm going to be placing just several circles randomly across the background. Now we will be taken these circles and turning them into nice, large flowers. So you want to leave some space between between each circle so that we have room for the pedals? Try not to get too carried away with circles. Um, because we can always add more flowers after if their space to be filled. We're gonna switch to our nice, um, like blue color here, and we're going to start creating some pedals for our flowers. Now we're just creating a teardrop shape, and we're going to fill the teardrop shape in with Theo pay color. I am using my number to brush. It's a little bit smaller. It's just better to control the shapes with a smaller brush. And I probably put about seven pedals on each flower. I'm really going to speed up the video here so I don't war you, and you can see how the paintings developing you composite video at any time. If you need Teoh, if you want to follow along or you can watch to see it how this step evolves and work independently, it's completely up to you. I'm gonna begin by filling in some of the larger spaces of color the background by adding some violet flowers. So I'm going to begin with the light blue and a little dots for the center of thes flowers . Now we're going to repeat the process of our blue flowers, and we're going to create little lavender flowers using the same technique. These flowers are just gonna be a little bit smaller, as you can see here, this flower goes behind the peacock head. If you're more comfortable painting the entire flower, you can certainly go into the white space will just paint over it after, um But here I just, you know, give the illusion that the flower continued behind. Now we're gonna add a little more excitement to these flowers, and we're gonna tape take our deep blue teal color, and we're going to create smaller pedals within each of the larger blue light blue feathers at petals of the flower. Sorry, I'm thinking to the peacock here. Ah, and you're going to continue doing this to all the blue flowers until you've given them double pedals before we switch colors. Go ahead and add a deep a blue circle like border around your blue centers of the flowers. We're now gonna repeat this process with the deep, violent now and creed double petal shapes within the light lavender shapes. And you're going to continue doing this to all of your lavender flowers. We definitely need to continue adding some life to this background. So I'm gonna take my light blue, and I'm going to make too little lines between each pedal. Go ahead and do this to all your violet flowers. Once you're done, switched your light lavender and do the same thing to your blue flowers. Now we're going to start building up our flowers, the pedals so that their larger and you're gonna stay with your light blue. And you're just gonna add little brush a strokes to the, uh, odor portion of the pedals here like I'm doing in the video. And when you're done, you'll switch over to your light lavender and you'll do the exact same thing to your little purple flowers. Okay, we're almost there, but not quite yet. We're gonna grab our yellow paint with their number to brush, and we're gonna start, create eating, ah, scalloped edge around all our pedals and you're really gonna begin to see this background come to life. I'm speeding up the video here so you can just see it transform. And then once you're comfortable, you can pause the video and work on your paper so you can keep it as reference. Or you can continue watching this and work independently and last up to this background is filling in those negative spaces. And just like the paisleys were going to use brushstrokes to go around the pedals with, Ah, just small little strokes to fill in these gaps. And finally, to finish off this background, I decided to just take my yellow. And so now that we're done the background and painting to, we're going to start working on the peacock in the center And now this time, same technique. We're going to be using that deep teal blue color, and we are just going to carefully fill in the entire silhouette of the peacock, and you probably only need about two coats with this color. Okay, so I'm gonna have to point this out. When I was watching the video back, I noticed that this peacock actually started developing a face while I was painting it. I did not put this in there. You all do. You guys see it? Isn't that crazy? You can see the I, uh Okay, so let's take our deep teal. And just like the last painting, we're going to give it a couple of feathers at the top of the head with the dark blue. So we're gonna do four of them draw a straight line, going up with a little triangle at the end. This is crazy how this bird has a face. Now watch. When it dries, it completely disappears crazy, right? So you can speed up the drying time by using your hair dryer. And now we're gonna put in i in because mine despaired. Uh, take your deep violet and again we're just going to do, ah, round circular eyeball in here in your deep lavender. Then we're gonna take our light blue, and we're gonna start outlining the bird, just like in the last one. We're gonna add a little suggestion where the big opens and just continue out lighting the bird in blue just to make it pop from the background a little better. And also add that lighter blue to the feathers on the top of the head as highlights. And once you're done that, we're gonna add a little bit of detail to the face here, just like we did on the other one. Just by adding couple little brush strokes on the crown of the head and we're going Teoh outline a portion of the eye here. I'm doing the inter portion this time, and then a couple little brush strokes beneath EI. And then I went in and I kind of thickened up a little bit of the the lines around the bird , and they added a little detail there on the beak. But I just think in the outer line here just to make it pop a little bit more. And that completes painting, too, of our collection of four in this romantic, elegant series. So let's move on to the next lesson where I will show you to more simplistic paintings that will accompany this collection to perfection. 13. Lesson 11 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 3 of 4: in this lesson, we will be creating painting three out of four in this romantic, elegant collection. The painting we will be working on is this decorative peacock feather. We will be using the same inspiration board as the last two lessons and, of course, the same pink colors as shown here to begin grub one of your watercolor papers and we will be painting a solid background with our deep violet color, and you will have to do a couple coats of this. I think I did about two or three. And make sure you let your paint dry in between coats. This is a much shorter lesson. In the last two lessons, we're gonna be creating a very simplistic, stylized feather. The inspiration behind it is the simplistic peacock feather that I have in the Inspiration Board. Both begin with our deep blue color, and we're going to create almost like a pie shape. It's almost a complete full circle, but we're going to leave a little kind of V shape section at the bottom and then where you're going to paint a long, straight line coming down from that the quill of our faith. So apply some light blue onto your paintbrush and what you're gonna do is pretty much outline the dark blue shape that we just did. You're going to extend the bottom of bed along the quill, as seen in the video here. Next word going Apply some lavender on tour brush and we're just going to make some little brush strokes going up along the each side of the light blue that we just applied and you're gonna have it stretch up to form the tip of the feather. And at this point, you can just extend your lines a little bit more down the quill and we will begin applying some more of the feather. We just have one more step now to complete this feather, we're gonna apply a some yellow paint to her number to brush, and we're going to begin by drawing thin lines up the eye of the feather to create a that peacock shaped so let you go ahead and watch a video and you can follow along by pausing the video and doing your lines. Or you can I suggest in every other video you can watch the video video right through to the end That way. You know what Chuck's back to. So now you're done all the lines, you can go ahead and just extend the line. The little yellow lines down the quill of the feather about. And also what I did is I just did a second coat so that the yellow would pop a little more . And you've now completed painting three out of four within this Siri, you can now move on to the next lesson where we complete the final painting. 14. Lesson 12 Romantic Elegance Collection Painting 4 of 4: This is the final lesson in the romantic elegance collection, and we will be completing Painting four of four. And this is the painting we are going to be creating, and we're still using the classic elegant Inspiration Board and, of course, the same paints as the last three lessons. So for this painting, you'll need your last piece of paper that you have pre cut and we're going to begin by painting the entire background, the deep teal color, and you'll probably need to do about two coats and then let it dry completely. I'm gonna be using this peacock flower as inspiration. We're going to be creating a very simplistic design for this design. We're going to begin with the lavender color. We're just going to start by creating almost a V shape and then 1/2 moon at the top. This is gonna be the basis of our flower. Once you're done creating this, you're going to switch to your ah, deep purple and we're going to create and we're going to create a stem coming down from the point of the V. From here, we're going to switch to our light blue color and we're going to get a little bit of line work in the center of this flower. Now we're going to switch to our light lavender again, and we're going to create some scallops. I started with the middle of the half moon just so I could get an even amount of scallops. So I just put one in the middle and two on either side. Now we're going to switch back to our light blue, and we're gonna color some little half moon shapes in the scallops we just created. And then we're going to start building up the flower of that by creating more line work above. So we're simply just going to create some half man's in between each of the purple Hoffman's we created and we're just doing line work from here. We're going to begin by creating some leaves along the stock, and I'm gonna create three leaves beginning with a larger leave and we're going to decrease in size and then we're gonna go ahead and do the exact same thing on the other side. And once you're done creating the leave shapes, we're going to put some line work in in the the leaves to create a pattern, and we're just going to simply do some stripes. So once you're done with, the stripes were going to start building up the flower petals, and we're gonna create some half moons, um, above the blue lines that we created, and then in each yellow half moon, we're just gonna put some stripes. So we're almost done with this painting. You're just gonna go ahead with your light blue and we're going to fill in thes, uh, pedals at the top of the flower here in blue. And that's it for this simplistic painting. This is painting for out of four in the romantic, elegant collection and were complete this collection. You could go ahead to the next lesson when will work on a brand new collection of artwork. 15. Lesson 13 Coastal Collection Painting 1 of 3: In the next couple lessons, we will be creating this very cute coastal collection. And we're gonna begin with painting one, which are these three little sea birds. The inspiration for this collection comes from our inspiration board. And this first painting is inspired by the three little bird sculptures that I posted at the bottom here. And the color palettes that will be used are as followed. All the paints are listed here, and for this lesson, you're gonna eat Need your number two and number six paintbrush as well as a pencil. This is our inspiration board thes air. The three little birds were going to be painting. And for this collection, I'm going to be using a 7.5 by 11 sheet for this particular painting and then for the other two will be using a 7.5 by 3.5 for the two side panels. So we're gonna begin the drawing for this class or for this particular painting and like always were always going to begin with little circles and lines as our guides, you can follow along to my instruction here on how to draw the three birds and I'm going Teoh. Just recommend that when you're doing your outlines and filling in the shape of the bird that you do it a little lighter than what I'm doing. I'm doing it darker so that you can see it in this video. But just make sure your lines are light because we're going to be doing a combination of washes for this painting. But we also will be doing some opaque colors, so we don't want the pencil lines really to show through the paint. One thing I would like you to keep in mind is, Just do your best with these drawings. If you're not that comfortable withdrawing again, just do your best. It's about learning, and not everybody's is going to look the same. And it is art, so it doesn't have to be perfect. Just try your best and have fun with that. The great thing about this is this is how artists develop. Their style is through their initial drunk process, so some people might end up with the Cubist. Cork is little birds that will probably look better than mine. So again, just do your best. I'm encouraging you to stick with it So once you're done, you're drawing. Just prepare your palate and put a little dollop of each color on your palate. In preparation for this painting, we're going to be using a combination of techniques for this painting. Oh, I also want to mention that I'm adding white to this painting. So grab some white paint and have that on hand as well. We're going to begin with are lighter blue color and that's the blue violet light, and we're gonna water it down. So add quite a bit of water to your pain so that you have a wash almost like a watercolor. I put way too much pain on my palette here, so I'm just kind of working around the glob Once your pain just watered down very well. We're going Teoh, add a little bit to the bottom off the paper here, just going over the feet so it's gonna mimic like these little birds are walking in water. Once you're done, you're gonna fleck your brush so that you get little droplets all over your page. So you have to make sure that there's a lot of watery paint on your brush to do this next we're gonna water down our blue violet deep color. And what we're gonna do is apply it to the bottom side of the bird and this is almost gonna act like shadow. So just watch how I do it in the video here, make sure your paint is quite watered down. You can always add after, but you can never remove theocratic paint. So we're just doing the underside of the bird on all three birds. So we're now going to apply a little bit of this Cascade blue. So again, we're gonna water down the paint and we're just gonna add a little dollop of the water down paint over the feet of each bird, and then we're going to add some more flex, but we're only gonna add it to the bottom of the page. Now we're going to go back to our blue violet light, water it down, and we're gonna add a little bit of blue around the top of the bird. Now, the reason why I am doing this is we're going to end up painting the inside of the bird white opaque, so we need some kind of color behind it so that it doesn't disappear into the background. And once you're done doing that, you're gonna move to your blue violet deep water it down. We're gonna add a little bit more of that darker blue. So we're kind of doing it in a layer, so add some more blue shadow where you already had applied it just to make it a little bit deeper. Now, my a big apologies. For some reason, my camera stopped filming on this next step, so I'm going to try to walk you through it. Once you're done applying this blue, you will take your dark blue deep and your number to brush, and you're just gonna outline the bottom off your bird with it. So everywhere that it's it's got your dark blue violet deep, you will just trace the underside of the birth. And then you're also gonna I outline the legs off the bird when you're done that you're gonna color the whole bird in white. So here's what it's going to look like. So see how I did the under? I did a little underlying off the bird in the dark blue, and then I did the legs. Then you're just gonna color block of the white of every bird. And I added a little. I and I took a watered down tropical orange for the beak here. I'm just outlining the underside of the board. So you're going to do this twice? I did a little bit of a thicker line. So you're just underlying this section and I'm gonna leave it in real time. So just underline in the dark blue, deep and color in the entire birds. Just an opaque white. I did not use any special to technique for this. I just simply painted it, um, opaque white with your thick white paint. Do not water it down. Nothing. And then you can go back in with your number to brush and give it a nice little outline underneath. You can color in the legs, and then I just did a little dot for the I. So I'm just gonna leave it up here so you can absorb this for a minute and we have just one more step. What we're gonna to is take our blue light violet again and we're gonna water it down. So add quite a bit of water. And just to finish off this painting, We're gonna add some more speckles. So you have your water down paint. You're gonna hold your brush. Ah, high above your painting and just tap it. So you get little flecks of blue that end up going over the bird, and it just adds a little texture and makes your painting a little more interesting. You can add as little or as much as you want, and you're gonna end up with big flex little flecks, and it's almost like a thumbprint. Everybody's is going to be different. It's not gonna look like mine. And that's the beauty of art, and we're done. Congratulations on finishing your first coastal inspired painting in this series. You can now move on to the next lesson. 16. Lesson 14 Coastal Collection Painting 2 & 3 Drawing: in this lesson. We're gonna be again working on the outer two panels for this coastal collection so you'll see these two images coming up, and I'm going to be doing these lessons a little bit different. We're going to create two paintings at the same time. They're very small. There are 7.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Ah, in length and height and often times when I'm working small like this and I'm doing a pair , I'll do them at the same time. So we're going to use inspiration in the top right or left hand corner of the inspiration board thes panels. When you use that, as in spring, we're gonna be creating too little panels of shells. And this lesson, we're only going to focus on the drawing of the composition. So all you'll need is your pencil and make sure that you have your two little pieces of paper ready. So I flipped my camera here so you can see a little bit better. We're going to begin with the line work, and we're going to start with thieves store fish. We're gonna use the same technique as every other drawing and draw some guides. So what you want to do is just put a little dot and then you're going to draw five arms coming off the dot. Now, I put these little dots between the lines to give me a guide on where to start and stop. Once you have your little guides in the lines, you're just gonna create really organic lines coming out. You don't want to make these lines straight, or you're gonna end up looking like you have a star. So we're going to do one on the top of the page on the other one at the bottom of the page , so you'll repeat that starfish and you don't have to worry about erasing anything afterwards. Just leave the guides there. Okay, Now we're done. The starfish. We're going to create a shell. We're gonna do two different shells. So for this shell, you're just going to create a sort a swirl, So the swirl will gradually get a little bit bigger as you come along. As you can see, I'm just a racing to make it a little fatter. And that's just gonna be like a little snail show. So on the other piece of paper at the top where we're going to do a scallop shell. So for this shell, we're going to do 1/2 moon shape and you're going to create a little V at the bottom, and then you're gonna have maybe a little triangle come out like I show here, and that's gonna be our scallop shell. I'm just gonna make it a little bit bigger. And then you can scallop the edges when you're done, and I'm simply just erasing that rounded 1/2 moon shape. So on this one painting, I'm just gonna add another little Ah, starfish at the top and we're only going to see a portion off the starfish. And this just makes for a little more interesting composition. Usually, when you're creating mates like this, you want to make sure you don't have the same amount of subject on each. So, for instance, one image might have to starfish. You want to make sure the other one has three or a suggestion or four just so they don't look exactly alike, just as you see in the composition here. Okay, so you're done, you're drawing. You could move to the next. Listen where we'll start applying the paint 17. Lesson 15 Coastal Collection Painting 2 & 3: in this lesson, we will be painting our previous drawings from the last lesson in this coastal collection In. In the end, we will end up with these two little panels to complement. Our birds will be using the same pink colors as the birds as seen here. And you have the list from that lesson. So to begin, we will start by painting the backgrounds of both images. So have those ready. We're gonna start with this one and we'll get our light blue violet and create a wash. We're going to begin on the background, so I'm gonna create almost like a little curve shape. So we're going to create some movement on the paper. We're going to do the same thing with this painting, so we're going to create a little curve going in the other way. So I'm applying my blue washing paint, Justin, almost like an s shape. So I'm gonna put both side by side here as I'm going to begin adding some little flecks. It's just easier if you have them side by side. And you could get flex on both pieces of paper at the same time. Now we're going to get our blue violet deep. We're gonna water it down like a wash. And almost like the same technique we used with the birds were just going to create, um, some shadow here. So we're gonna put the dark blue wash on the underside of our shells. So if you imagine the light coming from the top, we're just going to apply the dark blue on the bottom. We're gonna do that to both paintings. These paintings are so small, you can see why I do two paintings at once. There's no point in just doing one painting and having to dip your brush so many different times to do the different colors when you can do it all at once. And then you end up with a consistency in the background to cause you're using the same water down paint. I'm pretty excited about this next step because this is the portion that didn't record when we were doing the birds. So I'm using the same technique. So what I did is you're going to take your dark blue deep and you're using it opaque, not watered down. And you're going to just outline the bottom side just to create more of a shadow where we just over top where we applied? Um, the deep blue violet. So you're doing this opaque and you're just creating a shadow. And we're going to do that. Teoh all the ship. So once you're done with one painting, you'll switch over to the next painting and repeat the process. In this next step, you'll understand why we put this dark a blue ah, shadow line. So we're gonna take our white paint, opaque white pain and just fill in this starfish. So you can imagine if we didn't put this dark blue line, the starfish would just disappear. It wouldn't pop off the page. And it's the same thing with the seabirds again. I apologize that that video got cut off. Um, but here at least you can see the technique. So you're going to do this to all the shells on both paintings? There's no shading were just simply pain to get in white, okay. And the final step will be applying the orange medium. So again, we're gonna wash down the color. We're gonna start with one painting and we are going to start with scallop shell and will add some dimension to this. You could just follow along to the video. This is gonna add color and dimension, and you'll start beginning to see the paintings come alive for the starfish. I'm putting little dots down the spine and then we're gonna add a little bit of shading of the orange on one side. We're going to repeat the process over on this starfish having a little bit of color, and you can always go in and deep in the orange. If you want a little more orange, always like to start off a little lighter and then you can add more like a layer in effect . Um, if you're interested after, if you want more color now for this swirl fish, we're gonna add some little stripes going along the swirl, my video cut off. But here's how it looks after. So I just added a little lines going down around the entire shell. And then again, like I mentioned, you can deepen the color of the orange if you want a little more vibrance your painting. I think there's one portion that I didn't get recorded on this, and I just used some of that aqua toe. Add some more flex onto the painting when it was complete. So you can see here in the finished painting that they're speckles over the shellfish. So that's a night Nice, little added touch. If you'd like to do that as well, and that's it for this cute little coastal collection. It was easy. It was smaller in size, but you can create this painting any size that you want. Um, there's a lot of technique. So I hope you learned a lot from this lesson, and I can't wait to see everybody's collection. Let's move on to the next lesson where we will be completing our final Siris in this class . 18. Lesson 16 French Vintage Collection Painting Background: in the next couple listens, we will be creating this French vintage collection. It's only a collection of two paintings, but that's because there's lots of technique involved. Once you learn the technique, you'll be inspired to create many more paintings like this. So this was are a French inspiration board, and we're going to be using this color palette. Here are your pains for this Siri's. I will also be adding a white paint to this collections to grab any white paint that you have or Jess. Oh, Jessel works fine as well. This lesson is all about creating the background, and there's a number of steps to this background. This is what we're going to be creating on the screen. So you're also going to need a ballpoint pen, black or a gel pen for this process. For this series or collection I'm using to 7.5 by 7.5 squares of watercolor paper and we're going to begin with are beige paint, so you're gonna wet your brush and at a little bit of water at your paint so it's a little bit you don't want it to wash A you want some hope a city to it. But you also want some areas to be translucent and washy. So I usually just kind of put a little bit of paint and then I start dipping my paintbrush into water. Just water it down and we're just going to apply some beige paint to the center of our paper. Now you can see by this I didn't go all the way to the edges. Once you applied your pain, make sure it's completely dry. We're going to start doing some text onto the paper and I'm using a block. You nibble. Gel pin. You can use a ballpoint pen as well. We're simply going to be writing some French text on the surface of our paper. So I'm gonna put a couple of phrases up on the screen here. You can use my French phrases or you can, you know, grab your own if you want. For this one we're going to use just week comes a sui, which means I am what I am. And I think I'm using ah TEM, which means I love you and mall Chevy, which means, my dear, So what you want to do is just get some tax toe all over your paper. Some spots. I kind of cut off Words go off the page, but you want to fill up the entire surface. Now, Um, a couple things that I did I don't want you to worry about. If you misspell something, don't even worry about it. Because we're gonna be going over this with a wash, Teoh distress it and no one's even gonna see your mistake. So do your best. You could even scribble if you want. It doesn't have to be really taxed, so this is purely technique, So I'm gonna do my other paper. So what you want to do is really prepare both backgrounds. Kind of like what we did in our last collection. So Oh, this is the one where I'm using to TEM and Moshavi. So on the first background, I used just we comes, you, sweetie. And on this one, I used to tell me, Ma Cherie, So just go ahead and fill up text on both your backgrounds, and then we're gonna move into the next stage of this of vintage distress technique. Okay, so what you want to do is just make sure that the injuries a bit. The best thing to do is just leave it over a period of a couple hours. But for the purpose of the video, it's not possible. So what we're gonna do, and the reason why I say let it dry a bit, is you're going to see the run and we want that toe happen a bit because it's it's old and vintage, and over time, when paper gets wet and gets wet, it smudges. So you're going to take your white paint and you're going to dilute it a bit. So you have a little bit of a wash, and we're going to start going over the tax. Now you can see, see in the top, right? My ink was, um, not very dry, and it got really muddled and mushy, and that's okay, cause we want that in certain areas. So, of course, the more water that you apply to your brush, the more smudgy it'll get and muddy. And I don't want you to panic if that happens, because it's gonna happen in certain areas and we're gonna go over with a more white paint on top, so we want some of that text coming through. We want some of the white coming through so you don't want to go through, are covered the entire area with white. Just leave some of that yellow background or sorry, the baggage background peeking through. She going to go ahead and do that to you? The entire surface here. And I want you to do this to both backgrounds before we get to the final stage. So once you're done with this one, just switch over to your other background. Um, because this lesson is purely on background, we're gonna get to the painting portion of it in the next lesson. So once you're outing all your washy paint, what you want to do is just let it dry. Make sure that that that paint dries. You can use blow dryer if you want to speed up the process. Or you can just, you know, go grab a cup of coffee or something, or a snack and just let it dry. So once we're done with this, what you're going to do is you're going to get your hands a little messy. This is the fun part. You're gonna dip your finger into the paint so we're using more of an opaque paint now, and you can use this with a gel. So to actually, Jessa works way better than the white paint cause the Jessa will apply translucent. Um, but I know not everybody has just on hand. So I really wanted to show you how you can get same effect with the white paint. And what you're gonna do is you're just gonna randomly go and add some of this white paint with your finger over the entire surface, and you're going to go over some of the money spots. You're gonna go go over some of the white spots and some of the painted spots, and you're going to do this to your entire surface again. Make sure that you still have, You know, that the font peeking through and some of that beige color as well. You don't want to color everything, so go ahead and do that to both backgrounds. And once it dries, I mean, you really see the effect of this. It just looks like old vintage paper. And that's it for the background for this technique, and this is what it will look like when you're done. You can see my other background in behind so you can move on to the next lesson. Where will paint the images on top? 19. Lesson 17 French Vintage Collection Painting Foreground: in this lesson, we're going to be painting the foreground of this French vintage collection. We're gonna be doing both paintings at the same time. Of course, Here's our French inspiration. Word with the pink colors. We will be using the paint colors listed a couple lessons back for this collection, and this is a two part process. So in this lesson, we're just gonna be applying the paint. We're going to begin with the lavender color and you're gonna wash down your brush. What we're gonna do is we're gonna create ate some flowers. Now, these flowers are actually going to be part of the background. Ah, but we're also going to create some some images for the foreground as well. So we've just done some simple brushwork with the lavender on the first painting. Now grab your second background and we're going to create using lavender. We're going to create, um, some almost hanging buds. So again, it's just simple brush stroke, and you can see that I'm just using to brush strokes for these little butts. So again, make sure you've got water down lavender, and we're going to get some vines in here in a minute. you'll see it start coming to life. Okay, We're going to get our sage color now again, water down your paint. Now we are going to be going back and forth from these paintings. So I'm just sticking with the last one that I ended up with here. And I'm just going to draw some stems or branches of thes little hanging buds down from the edge. And then we'll simply apply some leaves by using one stroke. So you want to go light on your brush to begin with and then just fresh pressed down in the middle and then left your brush up again and you'll get like, the nice little points at the beginning and the end of these labors. So we're just gonna add a few leaves here? I just kind of place them where I think, you know, we need to fill the space, and then I'm just gonna add a little bit of green where the stem meets the buds here. So we're going to switch to our first painting, and we're going to draw a stem coming down and stems to thes buds a swell. And then we're gonna add some little green buds on this one, and I think another couple more little buds over here, and then we're gonna add a few leaves as well. Oh, I'm also putting in some little buds on the right side. Can you tell I record my paintings and then I'm dubbing in the voice after Funny story, you guys, this is my second time doing this painting. The first time I did it for you, it didn't record. So this is take two. Okay, Now we're gonna move Teoh the foreground images, which are going to be the insects. So we're gonna be creating some Dragonflies and butterflies. So in this particular room, we're going to create a dragon fly. So as you can see, it's just simple. Brushwork were doing little dots, little lines, and then we use the same technique for the wings as we would a pedal. But we're not making it so wavy. We're just gonna go straight out from the body of the butterfly. I mean, the, uh, dragon fly. So this one's gonna be a butterfly, and it's gonna look a little bit like a mess at first. But these air really kind of suggestive painting. We just want a little bit of color in the foreground. Like I said, it's a two part process, and we're gonna actually end up putting illustration on top. So now switch over, Teoh, your aqua color again. Water it down and you can see I'm gonna put the little body of butterfly in here, and then we're gonna actually create another little dragon fly over on this side. So we've got a little body and we're gonna add the wings. So once we're done this, just let your paint dry and then move over to the next lesson where we apply the illustration. The image might look a little bit different. It's because it's the illustration from my first take on this painting, but a painted it the same. So we'll see over there. And trust me, you're painting will end up looking like this after, so let's get started on that illustration. 20. Lesson 18 French Vintage Collection Illustrating Painting: welcome to your final lesson in this course, and we're going to be creating the illustration on top of your paintings. And in the end, this is how your paintings air going to look, So we're still using French Inspiration Board and the same color palettes. Our story seem pains as the last couple lessons, but you're also going to need a black gel pin or or black ballpoint pen for this portion. Okay, We're gonna begin with the butterfly here as my Dragonflies. The video did not record. I am so bummed. Oh, but I'm going to make it work. And I'm going to do take two for you guys. Eso What we're gonna do is we're just going to start outlining this shape. So we've got butterfly wings, a little body, and, um, this going to be a monarch butterfly. So I'm just outing. Ah, some of the markings of the butterfly, and then we're not gonna color of the whole thing in. We're just going to dio a little cross hatching here. It's a technique that, um, sketch artists use, so we don't want to see a solid black filling in it. Look too. Um, cute sea and we want it to look really illustrate of an vintage. So we're going to deepen the color just by doing the cross hatching, and then this way you still see some of that orange behind to because we don't want to get rid of all of that. So we're going to do that to all the wings here. And I did flip the video and I know it's kind of on the side, but I did that because I found it was more of a closer up, Um, for you guys to see a little bit better. So I hope it's OK, So we're gonna continue with that. I'm just kind of deepening the cross hatching on the edge there. And then we're going to do the last a little wing here for you. And then once we're done, that that will be it for the butterfly. We are going to get some more little details on top of this painting. But now we're going to set this painting aside and we're going to grab our other painting with the Dragonflies. Okay, as I mentioned, this is my video. Take Chu. I've done this painting twice. You guys okay? So we're really following the king. Same concept as the last one. Ah, we're just going Teoh, uh, use the paint as your guide and we're gonna start filling in this drug imply the same way that we did our butterfly and we have to Dragonflies here. So going to create the wings and again, just trying to be loose with it and have fun. I mean, it's not perfect. Look, I'm just kind of putting lines here and there and being all scribbling and And, um, yeah, it's not about drawing the perfect insect. I did this very quickly. I think I drew this whole thing, probably in the time that very close to how you're seeing the drawing here. I just scribbled it on there. Eso we're gonna add a little cross hatching here on the wings just to give it a little bit of texture? Um, it's a really nice illustrative technique. It's very loose, very free. So again, have fun with it. And now we're just gonna finish up this little orange guy here, and then that's it. So I wanted to do something really unique with this collections or you flip back to the butterfly now. And I wanted to add, um, components mimicking, you know, postage stamp, like you see in a lot of the vintage French art. So you're going to use a practice protractor here? Um oh, I'm sorry. A compass. I was get the mixed up and we're just going to create a circle on the bottom corner of this painting. And what we're gonna do is we're going to create a postage mark. We're going to do the same thing on the other painting. But I didn't want it because there's two Dragonflies and I didn't want to do the exact same thing, So I thought I'd do just a portion of a stamp. Ah, it just work better with the composition. So you're going to create your little circle here, and we're going to turn this into a stamp. So once I draw the circle, I'm just gonna adjust my compass so that I can dio a double line here, and it's OK if the line's broken up a bit. That's kind of what you want, because you want it to look like it's been stamped and then grab your butterfly painting and do the same thing here. Just So you've got a double circle, and what we're gonna do is we're just gonna do some freehand pen work, and we're gonna put some lettering in here with our, um, gel pin or ah, ballpoint pen. So I'm going to speed up the video a little bit here for you because I think that you can handle writing on your own, and what I'm gonna write is I'm gonna put vintage home, so it'll have vintage on the top of the circle just in block letters and then underneath. I'll put home now if you don't feel comfortable doing this straight with your pen, by all means, you can lightly use a pencil just to, you know, arrange your lettering if you want, and then go over it with the pen and then just lightly a reset after. And then I'm doing number 0.20. Just because it's the year 2020 and some little designs here. A little V for five because it's the fifth month that I created this video. Ah, and I'm putting the five here again on the side and then on the other painting, I'm going to do the same thing. Vintage home. But I'm just, uh, putting it like it's been cut off someone. They put in half the words on the top and the bottom, just like in the video. And also, just add in a few Roman numerals in here to make kind of, like a little authentic. Ah, you can do whatever you like, if you wanna, you know, research what some stamps look like. By all means. This was just something that I came up with. So on the butterfly painting, I just felt it was missing something, so I wanted to do some more words going up from the stamp. Now, if you want to take a pencil and draw some guidelines so that you make sure you're writing straight you could certainly do that. I didn't. I just went for it. Uh, and luckily, it turned out, not too bad. So So I just decided to write number 16 and I used 16 because I created this video on May 16. So I'm just kind of using dates here, and then I'm going to write Paris here in block letters again. You can write whatever you want. If you've got a favorite place in France that you'd like to visit, Or maybe a hotel is the perfect opportunity to kind of make it your own. And that's it for these paintings. You are done your vintage collection, and you are done. My class. I'm so proud of you for hanging in there and creating all these collections of our Let me show you what these amazing little paintings look like. How cute is that? And it might look very complex when you look at something like this. But as you go along, realized how simple each process is. I just want to thank you all again for taking my clothes. And I hope you enjoyed creating all these collections of Barton. It inspires you to create your own collections. I would like to challenge you in a final project and see if you guys can come up with your own little collection. It could be two paintings, three for whatever you want in any theme, any color, and see what you've picked up from this class and how you can incorporate it into some unique art. I know this class has inspired me in creating some amazing new artwork, and it's actually inspired me to create a new Ah course with just strictly vintage art. So I'm going to get working on that right away. And I can't wait to see all your work. You guys, thank you so much again for joining me.