Illustrating Flowers & Arranging Bouquets in Photoshop

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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13 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Illustrating Flowers Introduction

      0:30
    • 2. Class Project

      0:21
    • 3. Using this Class

      1:45
    • 4. Inspiration

      7:01
    • 5. Drawing your Blooms

      19:26
    • 6. Digitizing your Drawings

      10:10
    • 7. Separating and Filling

      21:10
    • 8. Making My Bouquet Demo Pt. 1

      15:00
    • 9. Making My Bouquet Demo Pt. 2

      17:47
    • 10. Color & Texture

      20:15
    • 11. Coloring My Bouquet Demo

      7:44
    • 12. Thank You!

      0:44
    • 13. Coloring Page Bonus

      0:29
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Project Description

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For this class you're going to be creating a floral bouquet illustration of your own! Follow along with the videos and the following tips to get your project started. You can always use my project as a template for your own!

  1. First, remember that this is just one workflow, that you can edit to make your own as much as you'd like!
  2. To get inspired, either buy some flowers to take pictures of, or use Pinterest/Google/Place of your choice to find bouquets and flowers that inspire you
    • If taking pictures of your own flowers, take pictures of the stems from many different angles to give yourself variety later
    • If using the internet, remember to not draw other people's work line by line. Instead, look at specific components you can 'take with you' from their work/photo: where are the form/mass flowers, where are the fillers, what kind of foliage is there, what direction are the blooms going in, is it a tight or loose bouquet, sparse or full? All of these are just examples of questions you can ask yourself when interpreting your inspiration
  3. Draw your blooms; no need to get nervous here. Sometimes I draw flowers that look better after they're rendered than they did just sitting on the page. Make sure all final drawings are in black ink with any pencil lines erased
  4. Bring your work into Photoshop to digitize, separate, fill, compose, and texturize for a final piece!

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