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Learn To Paint Florals: Inking and Brush Pen Approach

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Introduction To Art Supplies

    • 3. Why Cellulose Paper?

    • 4. Basic Techniques

    • 5. Rose Tutorial

    • 6. Petal Flower Tutorial

    • 7. Leaves

    • 8. Portrait Style Composition

    • 9. Portrait Style Composition Complete

    • 10. New Colour Palette

    • 11. Landscape Style Composition

    • 12. Landscape Style Composition Complete

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About This Class

In this class, we are going to learn how to paint flowers using inks and brush pens. I will be walking you through each and every step of painting starting from all The art supplies, basic techniques, each and every component in detail and at end we will be painting compositions. 

note: in case students do not have brush pens for carrying out this project, they can use watercolours and round brushes of their own choice.

all the videos are very detailed and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. 

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1. Class Introduction: And I'm back with another Skillshare class. And in the Skillshare class, we are going to learn how to paint these two watercolor compositions. It was one of the most Lucas's class and all the videos are very detailed. Before getting into the class, I will give you to notice those who don't have brush pens to continue with this class, they can use normal watercolors and around British also via painting this composition into orientation. The one is the portrait orientation and the other is the landscape. Just to give you that as very familiar with the oriented KM value of painting on the paper, we're going to start with interacting with the, all the art supplies and then all the basic techniques. I will be sharing the work with a ballot, then walking you through force competition, then the other one position. It is very detailed and I am very excited to see what you guys are gonna be after taking this feature class, Let's get into the video. 2. Introduction To Art Supplies: Let's set up this video with the introduction to the art supplies that I'll be using for this tutorial for setting the, the paper, I'm going to use Chapman 400 series watercolor paper, which is a 100 percent cellulose. I will be telling why I'm using cellulose paper and why does it matters. And then I'm going to use this round brush which is incised aid. And the brush is silver black velvet. I absolutely love this brush. It can absorb a lot of order and have a really nice point. And it is also on the software side you can see the bristles are really soft. And then for a brush pens, I'm going to use the Karen markers. They are absolutely stunning. They're water-based basically, you can activate them by using water and they are really juicy and I would really recommend you to try these pressures. So now we're gonna discuss which colors I'm going to use for this tutorial, starting with the first sheet, the first year I'm going to use is magenta red from Karen markers. You can see it is a really very red kind of thread. So this is the magenta red. And then the other color that I'm using is lipstick red. You can see it is also a really nice shade. Let's declared. And then there is this color which is red lilac. It is a warm shade of purple. Just to balance out the exact same thing, I'm going to use a pooled shade of Bhopal which is been boil it. You can see one is a little warmer, one is a little bit cooler. And for the greens, I'm going to use two greens. One is the olive green. I absolutely love this green shade, which is even like give me a feeling of a sap green, but it's name is olive green. And then the last shade of green that I'm using is lush green. It is utilized something like viridian are tailored green that we use in watercolors. You can also try using watercolors if you're not having these markers. 3. Why Cellulose Paper?: Now we're going to learn why I'm going to use cellulose watercolor paper instead of a cotton watercolor paper. So you guys must have heard that for watercolors, it is very necessary to use a really good paper and a 100 percent cotton watercolor paper works really well. But it's not the same case with the canon markers, aren't even any water-based markers. So I'm gonna do the exact same thing. I'm going to apply a swatch on a 100 percent cotton watercolor paper, which is this one. And this is the cellulose watercolor paper on which we switched the colors. So I'm gonna full color on a 100 percent cellulose and a 100 percent cotton watercolor paper. So we have already done this, and now we're going to use a wet brush to activate these colors array. So if we're going to use this as a cellulose paper and I'm going to try activating the color. You can see it activates just absolutely beautifully and they are no hard edges on the paper. I'm gonna do this with like few more colors you can see it is like so easy to activate. But with 100 percent cotton watercolor paper, it is. You can activate the color, but you can see, no matter how hard I try, it is very hard for me to get a really gradients stroke. And also the thing that you can notice that there is a hard edge which is kind of differentiating from the light edge. So that's the reason why we use a 100 percent cellulose watercolor paper. That science behind this is basically the colors sits on the surface of the paper, which is very easy to activate. But on the cotton paper it just gets absorbed into the surface off paper and then it is very hard to activate. 4. Basic Techniques: In this video, we are going to learn about all the basic techniques that we are going to use for this composition or painting style. Basically, I'm referring it to very similar to the watercolors because these are water-based markers and they perform very similar to the watercolors. So the first technique is wet-on-dry. So for that, what we're gonna do, we're gonna paint on dry piece of paper, basically the marker, the ink is red, but the surface is dry. So we have a lot of control on the paper. It won't rush here and there. So you can see we got hard edges. This is what I refer to, wet-on-dry, basically, wet ink on dry surface. And the other technique that we're going to learn is called smoothening. What I'm called smoothening. So this is the part that we have been entered and now we're going to take a round brush, dip it in water, remove excess water by sliding it on the side of a jar. And what we're gonna do, We're gonna start activating already pre dried color. You can see, you can do it very easily. So these are the two basic watercolor techniques and VRP going to paint the whole composition just by using these techniques. 5. Rose Tutorial: Now in this video, we're gonna learn about few components of the composition. I'm going to start with the rows because it is one of the major component of the composition. And I guess people really like to paint rules. So I'm going to use the magenta red color. It is a really nice shade of red algae like it. I hope that you will also like it. So the basic stroke that we are going to follow for painting the rows is basically a C stroke. It is not exactly c, but it is giving you an idea of c. So I named it behind sees true also venue. Notice that you can see like there is a sharp edge over here and there is a sharp edge over here and it is the thickest from the center. So this is how you have to paint. This are drawing the stroke you are using, the brush pen also, you have to lean it towards an angle of 45 to 40 degree approximately, you know, like however you are comfortable and then you are starting with no pressure and gradually just pressing the brush pen. And here you have maximum pressure and now you are gradually releasing the pressure and you're also giving that curvature. You can also try doing by just like painting the straight line and then slowly, slowly, thus giving the curvature to this stroke. So you can just vary the size. We will be varying the size trumps small t stroke to the bigger C stroke. You know, like there will be more variations in between, but now we are going to paint the rows. So I'm going to start, I'm going to start with from the center basically undoes paintings, really small c strokes just around each other. You can see they're just hugging each other. They're not joining each other. Also, I am leaving the whitespace in between. You can also move the paper, however, it is comfortable, I guess the most of the time it is going to be comfortable is just painting like this wise. So you can rotate the paper however it is comfortable for you. So I'm going to paint the C strokes Around which are just hugging each other. And then another C stroke, another C stroke which will be add the opposite side. And you're like add few more C strokes. You can see there is plenty of whitespace. Why I'm leaving that white space. I will just let you know. So just scapular ban and pick up the round brush in clean water, remove excess water. And now what you have to do, you have to pay it with a clean brush. So you can see that the color that you've been told earlier, the C strokes get activated and you can easily just go and paint again, have to paint the C strokes. Also, you can just join the C strokes with each other. And this done. But do not overdo. I see a lot of people just overdoing and just joining it as a one-piece and it doesn't look really good. So you can see I'm just joining them, but I'm also trying to keep the white spaces in between because that kind of makes the flower really interesting. And then doing the exact same thing around and around. And now you just have to give it an overall circular shape, which looks really good. And I just don't give it a shape of an oval or something like that. So this is how I paint a rose. 6. Petal Flower Tutorial: Another component that we are going to learn is a petaled flower. Basically, it can give you an idea of Pansy, our sunflower, but in this we're going to make the thicker petals. So I'm going to start, you don't have to paint a petal like this and then cover it. No, This is the wrong way to do it because, you know, you, you're you're not using the color very efficiently. So what I do, I just go and be in stroke. You know, you don't have to be very precise, but I'm just giving it an overall shape of a petal like this, you know, like the, there is like this shape in my mind. And then I start from here and then come back here, come back here, come back here, and then I just fill up this how I paint a stroke for the bedroom. So now, well painting of petaled flower. You have to start like this. You have to do this, you know, like you do have to take care of the shape. And then I'm going to leave a space of a petal over here. You don't have to do this dotting, but just doing it just to show you. And then I'm going to paint it once again. You can see in this manner we will be making it really interesting and we will be efficiently using the color. So I have already done all the three petals that we're gonna do. Uh, you can also do five petals. It is completely fine and now I'm going to take a clean brush and now I'm just going to activate the color of it is already present on the pedal and you can see Walla that looks over and then color is already loaded on your brush so you can just go back and paint another better. You can also tend to give it like these sharp edges which look pretty good. If your brush is running out of water, just go grab it again and then paint again. I'm just going to activate the color on the petals. And now I'm going to paint these ones. Make sure that the, some part of the petal is joining, some part of the petal is not join in. And then one petal, just one petal over here. You can just make it a little bit bigger. You can see we have got a pretty good petal flower and we have used the color very efficiently. And the last thing that you have to do, which will make this flower complete is just to paint these strokes with a green color. I'm using olive green and you can see we are done with the flower. It looks pretty good. I really like it. And now the next component that we are going to learn as something like Visio or of filler flower. So for that, I'm going to use a little bit cooler shade of purple. I'm going to use this one which is Bill boil it. And for that what you have to do, you just have to imagine an imaginary line. You can see this is an imaginary line and then you just have to paint strokes like this, which are just following these imaginary lines. Okay? It can be a circle, it can be an all, Well, it can't be a random petal and you have to leave the white spaces in between so that afterwards you can use a brush of clean brush to activate the color. So you can see, you know, like when I started, I started with the surplus shape than I give them a little bit of Hershey, but it is not specifically a hardship. So if you are thinking that you can go with a clearly hardship that formed work really. And then I'm going to use this clean brush with clean water. And then I'm just painting, overlapping this paint. So you can see it looks pretty well. And also there is a nice variation of Baylor size pedal and a smaller size, but I'm going to use a sap green color, our olive green. And then you just have to join all of these because you know, the companies do not fly into the air. Their stem is something that is just gonna join the whole composition together. And now I'm going to paid like fewer strokes in-between given C and wall. It looks alone. Also. I'll just go and add few small, very small, teeny-tiny leaves. It looks fever. 7. Leaves: Flowers or the one component of the composition and the other component that we are going to learn is how to paint leaves. So we're going to learn to kind of leaves just to add a lot of contrast into the painting. I'm going to use for this olive green color. So what I'm gonna do it, uh, will be very similar to what we did earlier. We're just going to gradually increase or decrease the pressure on the brush pen. So you can see I started with very less pressure. Increase the pressure, less pressure. So I'm just going to follow this same cell. I'm starting from the center, giving it a shape of leaves and then coming back from the other side and then just filling up the color. So basically it is very easy as compared to the rows or the betters our taxi did. You just have to draw the leaf like this and then you just have to fill up the area you didn't see like this. This is the one leaves that we are gonna do and the other leaves that we are going to do is very easy. It is just one stroke. So again, we have to do like no pressure, increase pressure, then decrease pressure. Also it is a C-shaped. So what I'm gonna do, I'm going to paint the whole stem. So this is like one. And then I'm going on the other side because both sides will go hand in hand. Okay. And then I'm just going to start from again from the center and then I'm no pressure gradually increasing the pressure, releasing the pressure. And same thing happening on the other side. Same thing happening above, above, you know, like add and I just like to give one extra petal which is just sticking in the center. Also, you can do some fixations afterwards. We're also do not make a tree lawn. I will tell you this while we are going to paint the composition. 8. Portrait Style Composition : Once you have done all the components are the long position. Now we're going to go and be in a whole composition, basically painting the oil companies together and how we are going to place it. So I'm going to start with painting up petal flower. All right, so I will be also telling how I decomposition, how I break symmetry basically. So I do not like to go with a symmetrical composition, which is like, you know, like symmetrical basically is a contract from center. It will be very same ad left and the right side. Some Barnum basically start with a better flower. Are we are going to do the exact same. But in fact, we learned earlier, you know, the petal which is in the shape of the sky is pink. And then I'm going to leave a petal space in between of these two petals. You can also take on a and reduce the size of the petals if you like, in it like that. Okay, and then there is the third one. So you know the drill. We are going to take the round brush, use the clean water, and then we're just going to activate it. You can see the beauty of the water-based markers. They just activates so beautifully. So I'm gonna do exact same thing. You can see I just painted the petal, repeating exact same thing on the other battles. Basically reactivating color will also help to load up the color in the brush. And I just try to move your hand like very loosely. You don't have to be like Steph in this manner. And I will also recommend you to unaligned use little soft brush. A little synthetic brush will really help you to get really loose and upstrokes. So once we have done with this most part, I will just let it dry for us and then I'm gonna work on other rose flower. So next I'm going to paint a rose flower so you can see you even I've painted the force flower. It was marked in the central part. It was a little bit to the right side, to the center. And now I'm going to take this color, which is a lipstick read from 10 mappers. And now I'm going to paint a rose starting with the exact same thing, you know, like painting the C strokes, leaving the whitespace in between in such a manner that they are just hugging each other. You can also rotate the paper if you want. So I guess the, these mini strokes are or the also you can do it like path apart force. You can be in these many, then use your brush and then you can paint more, more layer and then you can be entered hero like however you are comfortable. So you can see this is just the clean water and I'm just activating the color which is already present on the paper. Just giving it an overall circle shape. I guess it looks absolutely stunning on the paper. And now I'm also going to go and be another rose over here. But this time I'm going to opt for like a differentiator of Bhopal, which is this one. It is red line neck. It is a warmer shade of purple. I'm going to paint exact same manner, in a exact same manner you can see. So you can see as it's rotated my own arm, you're going to also go and rotate the paper or the position you are sitting. N again, taking a round brush, dipping it in water. And then I'm going to start with painting the same C stroke with the brush. You can also spend some time practicing on a clear piece of paper. You like a practice paper or a practice sheet. Getting used to this C strokes. So let us, I'm very happy with the position of these three primary flowers. So once we have the structure of the flower, you just have to add more components one by one. 9. Portrait Style Composition Complete: Once we are done with the three components, we have already got an a structure and now we have replaced the other components. So the thing that I forgot l was this. You can also, you have to add these cuisine strokes here. You know that the central part of the flower, and once you have this one, you can place the filler flowers. So far, the filler flowers, I'm going to use this cool shade of purple, which is pale violet. And now I'm going to do exact same thing that we learned earlier. You can see I'm just painting random strokes and I'm considering an imaginary line over here. And you can see this is like literally solar of an am going to do exact same thing over here. You know, like once I got up, place the petals and then I'm going to use the brush so you're going to slow down. You can fasten up however you are comfortable with the composition. Eurodollar be like stretched out while painting. This also tried to hold your brush from this part. I am holding it from this part because I want you to look how it actually assumes our appears to be on the paper. I'm going to place a few over here and I'm going to take the red violet, which was the warmer shade of purple and answer a few AS here and there, but you're just don't overdo this part because that can actually ruin your painting. So I guess these many are really good also, I have varied the size. You can see this is long, this is small. Again, going back long and then small one, small one. Okay. Now, I'm just going to use the damp or the wet brush. And I am connecting all the petals doing exact same thing on the other sides of the paper and filler flowers. And here little bit over here. Last one is over here. Now I'm going to be the green brush pen, like this one to olive green. And then I am going to join all of these battles. Make sure that your components are actually sticking to each other and are just flying into the ear. So once we have done with this much part, what I'm gonna do, I'm just gonna go and be in the leaves. So far placing the lease, I'm just going to find some areas which looks empty. Basically, this part looks empty, which I can fill up with this part, I can add leaves over here. It's very small. Lease is I have to place leaves over here. I will be putting very small amount of leaves because I do not find any empty space. There is empty space basically, but, you know, like there is no, uh, no such place where two flowers are connecting to each other. I always add components were two flowers are connecting to each other. Even if I am adding places where flowers are not connecting, the components are very small. You can see over here. So what I'm gonna do, I'm just going to start and I have elongated the size of the leaf that we learned earlier. You're not just you have to elongate, you can always go back and fix the shape. And then you are like a leaf, which is this hiding at the back of the filler flower. If this is little complex for you, you can just place the normalise. So now I'm going to place a leaf over here. Again. I'm going that a longer shape. If you are okay with longer shape, you then go with longer shape. If we're okay with the smaller, shorter shape of the leaves, then you have to go with that one. I'm going to add few more leaves over here. And like Sue small leaves over here, not fairly big ones. And then what I'm thinking that I have to place a leaf over here because you can see in the whole composition, this area is filled up with the leaves. So I'm just gonna go and add leaf over here, a little taper, one leaf which I can just place over here. You can see now I'm just going to rotate the camera because I do not know at which places the paper is wet, so I just do not want to ruin it. And I just rotated the paper. So you can see I am really loving the composition, how it just came out. And now I'm going to add another small leaves that we learned earlier. I'm going to take this and Karina, which is, let me see, it is lush green. And now I am going to add those leaves, the second list that we learned earlier. So you can see, you can add it at the places where, again it looks very empty. You can see adding the colors and different components can really add a lot of interests. And I'm going to add few over here. There was a fact that if I have to place these leaves at this area, it would not be possible because this area is literally to cram for that petals. So I waited to place these petals over theater. So I won't with building of very long stem over here. And I guess this looks pretty balanced. I don't have a lot more components over here. And yeah, we are done with the composition. I hope you really enjoyed it. 10. New Colour Palette: Previous composition, we opted for this color palette, but now I'm going to change and play a little bit with more colors. So I'm going to change few colors that we are going to start with the other colors, which is a royal blue. And you can see it is a really nice shade of blue. It is a warm shade of blue, really visible unit like clouded, it is very similar to the ultramarine blue. The other shade is exact same color, which is magenta red. And you can see its beauty. And the other color is the orange sheet and it is Amber. And again it is from Karen markers you can see this, these are the three colors, main flowers, colours, and then the other group will end the other two green colors. Same unit, they are exact same, which is the olive green, which is a warmer shade of green. And other one is the lush green, which is a cooler shade of green. So we're going to use these five colors for another composition. There is one less color as compared to the previous composition, but it is completely fine. So let's get into the tutorial. 11. Landscape Style Composition : Also, while painting this composition, I'm going to offer a landscape position while fainting the previous composition, I opted for a portrait mode. So the same, we are going for a landscape orientation of the sheet. I'm again going to start with magenta red and paint a rose. Again. We're not going to start from the central part of the composition. We are going to start a little bit to the left or to the right. I'm going to go with a little bit to the left of the center because in the previous composition we went to the right, again. The same. We're going to do a little bit to the left auto center line. So I'm just going to place the C strokes around another eternal just hugging each other. You can see they're really juicy. You can rotate the paper. We're going to do exact same steps that we did earlier. You're nothing very difficult. Also, you can just loosen up a little bit your other main concentration that you have to put in these strokes. And then you can loosen up a little bit. So I'm going to use our wet brush. You can see. And now I'm going to start from the center part. Painting exact same C strokes just joining the petals with each other, but do not overdo it because it will ruin the composition. You will overdo it. And we are done with a rose flower. I'm really happy with the orientation. You can always go back and fix the position, fix the shape of the flower. We are done with this. And now what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna go and paint, you know, like a rose again. We are painting two roses again. And I am going for orange color. And I have kept the bloggers pestle, especially for the petal flower. I'm going to do and paid the rows again. Painting the C strokes, just hugging each other. The more you practice, the more Muslim memory you are gonna create. Also, if you are having hard time, you can just paint on a spare piece of paper before putting it on the main sheet. Also, if you are doing a mean composition that you have to board or you're doing a commission for you just have to take care of your hands because you can see my hands are clean before I started and they gets muddy. So if you are doing Commission world than in half to take care of that, that you are not smudging the paper at any cost. I have kept the blue color. You can see and also break them down. Over here. It is basically the main, main components will be in a V-shape and a petal over here. This is going to look really good because these two are opposite colors, but make sure you are not mixing them or smudging them because they are just going to turn out to be really dark color like brown or maybe a gray. So you do not add opposite colors with each other. So I'm just going to place a petal over here and a bit lower here, just trying to keep away from gutter being getting mixed. And then one more petal here. I guess it looks pretty good. Now you have fatigue the green brush, pen and feed these strokes at the center. So we had done the main means of the unit. The main structure has already formed and now you can just play around with a little bit. Also. I'm going to go with, you know, like of this pink color and paint the filler flowers. So I'm just going to go and paint like few strokes over here because this was a, this area was empty and I have to fill it. And I'm also gonna put few strokes over here. We are not doing a very complex thing. You know, like only we are playing with only three to four companies. And you can see the kind of variation that you can create with only three to four components. And I'm also going to use the blue color again. I'm going to use the blue color again and paint exact same flower. I am holding the brush from very top because I want you to see what is happening on the paper. But make sure to hold your brush from the closer point of the light, closer to the tail. So what I'm gonna do is again, I'm going to pick up the brush with clean water. And then being the small petals which are formed over here. Same thing happening over here. You can see that I smudge the blue color into the red one, but, you know, like they will basically form a purple. It is completely fine. But donors much orange and blue. Also, I'm gonna do it over here. 12. Landscape Style Composition Complete: Once we have done with this most part, I'm going to use a green brush pen, which is coming out from here. Stems basically joins the low competition. So just being the Sims in the white areas. I'm also going to do exact same thing at the side. And again, RP, Euro lighter area of the flower. So you can see a really nice composition has already formed. So what I'm gonna do, I'm going to add a few leaves us over here. I will add one more leaf over here. And I will also add one big leap forward here just to cover up the area. And finally, over here, you can take an take on the shape of the leaves in the previous composition, what we live event with the longer shape of the leaf. But here we are going with like shorter and thicker shape of the leaf. You can also paint on the flowers. Also, there is one way to fix the things. If a euro like you have done any mistakes, you can smashed your hand over the paper. What you can do, you can paint a leaf over that, which we'll go over that area. I'm going to add one leaf over here. Again, I will really recommend you to practice it. On our other piece of paper. I'm going to rotate the paper because I am, I don't want to smudge it. And then painting another leaf over here. So you can see, I am like hawkish with the amount of leaves that we are done. And I'm going to take the share of green, which is lush green. And I'm going to be the exact same things all here. Okay. And a few over here just filling up the area you can see there was the area of your two flowers are the two components with joining with each other. So I can add a leaf over there. Few over the sine, one, fewer here. And we are done with the composition. You can see it came out to be really going to be very, very less amount of competition and colors, but still, it came out to be a really good composition. Same happening over here. I hope that you really enjoyed this class.