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Monochromatic Floral Wreath

teacher avatar Nina Hidalgo, Miniature Painter

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Strokes

    • 4. Consistency: Tonal Strip

    • 5. Project: Floral Wreath

    • 6. Bonus: Mini Floral Wreath

    • 7. Thank you!

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About This Class

Learn how to loosely paint a floral wreath using only one paint color.


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Nina Hidalgo

Miniature Painter


Philippine-based miniature painter, Nina Hidalgo has been painting in tiny journals and canvases since 2016. Initially a watercolor calligrapher, Nina incorporated her watercolor skills with her fondness for miniatures bringing about a perfect combination of her two passions.

Nina's progress into miniature painting allowed her to encourage enthusiasts to continue making art no matter how small. Join her mini challenge #MiniArtventure #NTHMiniChallenge on her social media accounts.



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1. Welcome: Welcome to my monochromatic floral wreath class. I am mean a logo, a miniature painter from the Philippines. Today's class is special because loops fainting is something I don't give much attention to. But it's definitely amazing. I really enjoyed making this Skillshare class. So let me share that here. 2. Materials: Let's talk about materials. We would be meeting indigo watercolor. You may or may not use any gold paint in this lesson. But I'll be using one large and medium room watercolor brushes and a script or liner. Let me just say that natural hair or synthetic hair brushes are best for watercolors, especially when you want to paint in loose style, because it holds mixtures very well. Watercolor paper of at least 140 pounds, a jar of water, and a rank. 3. Strokes: At the end of this class, you will be able to make a floral wreath that can be a decorative addition to whatever art you are creating. There's a lot of strokes that you can make using the frame brushes. But since we are focused on one brush, I will show you some of the strokes that you can make with it. Let's start with thin strokes. By using only the tip of the bristles applying light pressure, you can be able to achieve thin and fine lines. I use this for stems and detailing. Now, every apply heavy pressure using up to three fourths of the bristles, you'll be able to have some thick strokes. Depending on which direction the brushes going. You may produce C strokes or just a straight stroke will have something beautiful when these two are combined. Starting with a thin stroke, transitioning to say, then going back to thin makes a leaf. To make it interesting, you can make another stroke on the opposite side. Just leave a thin white space in between to naturally make it look like a leaf. So. 4. Consistency: Tonal Strip: We begin by making a tonal strip that will be helpful to identify the consistencies of your mixture is, I started at the center, which is the same you as the indigo watercolor tube I placed at the left side. As we add water, notice how each box becomes mitre. That is because the mixture increases its water component. Now, when we do the opposite to the other side, it becomes darker. And that is simply because the water is the grazing and the pigment is increasing, which can result too heavy and thicker consistency. One more amazing thing when it comes to producing tints and shades using a single UE is that you can have a better understanding of tonal values. 5. Project: Floral Wreath: We won't be doing any sketching because I want this lesson to make you work freely. So let's do mental measuring for now. Prepare a coffee to milk consistency. These are the center to the right consistencies in the tonal strip. Load your big round brush with a mixture, then start with an upright brush positioning, letting the tip of the bristles that the surface while slowly applying heavy pressure to create a thick stroke, which is approximately three fourths of the bristles. Rotate your brush at 90 degrees angle while slowly lifting and letting the tip to go back to the starting point. You might find some loose lines in some battles and that is okay. They actually give the petals automatic highlights. Do the same until you have a five petaled flower. You can add lose battles or incomplete petal flowers and both sides. Since I did not scatch, I intentionally made this corner round so it will be easier to form a reef later on. Drops him heavier mixture at the center and drag it onto some of the petal answers. This would give the flowers are more defined look. I will now speed up. The next segment is a bit more of the same elements. Two. Hi. We're doing really well. Now the refilled each corner, we will then add the leaves, news, all the consistencies in your tonal strip. And you will be amazed and how I want the pressures meter on. Start with this, mouse them by applying light pressure, making an upstroke. The leaves are pretty much the same as how you made the petals without having to rotate the brush. The only difference is how pointy they must be. Random leaves, especially in the areas that must be filled up. And having to see some spaces in between elements, if you notice in my works. But you make your wreath the way you want it to be. It might have some obvious whitespaces like mine, or a full and crowded one. It is up to you to give the flower is some texture, would be using the liner or a script brush to make thin strokes on some petals. If you look closely at some flowers, you will see file minds and that's one of the things that make the flowers more beautiful. Try your best to at least curve these lines to make the petals look natural. I will also put some fine details into random leaves to make it look like leaves. Let's add some fillers. I am stippling the tip of the brush onto the paper. You may also add some teeny tiny leaves or fillers in the areas you are not yet satisfied with. I added some spattering. This step is also optional, so you may or you may not do it, but for me and legs battering so much. So I'm adding it to this floral wreath. The last step is for us to add some gold. I am adding fine lines on top of the fine lines though we did earlier, and some round fillers on random areas. That's it. Looking forward to senior paintings, stay safe. Engineering. 6. Bonus: Mini Floral Wreath: Here's the hyper laps miniature floral and brief demo. I am looking forward to senior bake or a mini floral wreath projects. Hi, my last fast. Fast. 7. Thank you!: Thank you so much for taking this class, and I hope that you find joy and meaning floral wreath using various shades, grimace, single pigment. See you soon.