Modern Botanical Folk Art: Draw and Paint Whimsical Flowers and Leaves Using Gouache and Watercolor Staff Pick

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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9 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Sourcing Inspiration: Color, Subject, Elements

      8:38
    • 3. Supplies

      1:32
    • 4. Create a Flower Guide

      3:53
    • 5. Choosing a Color Palette

      5:51
    • 6. Begin Drawing

      15:46
    • 7. Let's Paint

      12:39
    • 8. Pattern Play

      24:38
    • 9. Project Time!

      1:23
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Project Description

The project for this class will be to complete a page of folk art elements to fit into the blank spaces (like puzzle pieces) they create.

Another option (or additional option) is to create a taxonomy of either flowers or leaves, experimenting with different elements such as shape and fills.

Both of these projects will be executed with limited color groupings - no more than 4-5 colors in each piece.

If you prefer to use a pre-made guide, you can download them under Your Project class resources from your computer. 

And if you want to peruse inspiration, here's the link to my Pinterest Boards.

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