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7 Videos (56m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies and Class Project

    • Techniques

    • Painting the Artwork

    • Timelapse

    • Finishing Touches

    • My Thoughts while Creating the Pattern


About This Class


In this class I will show you how to create different values using just the black watercolor.  I´ll show you my process of painting monotone watercolor florals and I´ll share my thoughts while I´m using the painting we created to make a pattern for textile or surface design. I will not teach the technical aspect of creating patterns, if you want to learn how I do that please watch my other classes:

Transform Watercolor Illustrations into Intricate Patterns

Remove Backgrounds from Watercolor Illustrations

Basic knowledge of ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® SOFTWARE is required.

28 of 28 students recommendSee All

Amazing artist and very informative class, thank you Sandra x
This is a great tonal class everyone should try it:-)
As ever, Sandra lays out a simple, inspirational, and totally doable method of creating a beautiful monotone watercolor pattern. Brilliant class. Highly recommended!
Sophia Caldwell

Just Here to Learn and Loving Every Minute!





Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!). 

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations and patterns for fabrics, stationary and home decor.