Modern Watercolor Florals: 3 Ways | Amarilys Henderson | Skillshare
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13 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Modern Watercolor Florals

      1:17
    • 2. Let's Talk Florals

      3:08
    • 3. Dropped Florals: Overview

      2:19
    • 4. Dropped: Painting Practice

      4:03
    • 5. Dropped: Painting a Bouquet

      8:12
    • 6. Vintage Florals: Overview

      2:26
    • 7. Vintage: Painting Practice

      6:04
    • 8. Vintage: Painting a Bouquet

      5:33
    • 9. Illustrative: Overview

      2:14
    • 10. Illustrative: Practice Painting

      2:32
    • 11. Illustrative: Painting a Bouquet

      9:39
    • 12. Wrap Up

      1:46
    • 13. BONUS: Common Hang-ups

      3:51
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Project Description

YOUR Watercolor Floral

Create your own modern watercolor floral! Post your floral painting--in one or all of the styles--for the class to see and share in! Post the pieces to your project as you do them! We want to watch as your skills grow. Posting your project in real-time snippets enhances the community, classroom feel of this online course.

First Exercise: Rose Sketches

Download the PDF below to have a sketch paper that already has a reference on it in stark black and white. Begin with sketches focused on the rose's shape and shading, and then loosen up with some abstracted doodles. 

Painting Practices

Each section teaches how to paint a flower before tackling a painting of a floral. Post a photo of your initial painting attempts.

Modern Floral Bouquet

The final segment of each section shows the painting of a bouquet in that style. Time to show a gorgeous collection of flowers!

Some points to consider covering in your project:

  • Which technique you prefer, and which was the most challenging
  • How this class has changed your view or approach to painting florals
  • Inspiration

Amarilys comments on every project posted. | Both quick photos and polished scans are A-OK.

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