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Paint Ornamental Elements Inspired by Fileteado Porteño with Watercolors

Noelia Fernandez, Teacher & Designer & Chef

Paint Ornamental Elements Inspired by Fileteado Porteño with Watercolors

Noelia Fernandez, Teacher & Designer & Chef

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10 Lessons (1h 14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials and Class outline

    • 3. Lesson 1: Marbles|Spheres

    • 4. Lesson 2: Flowers

    • 5. Lesson 3: Acanthus leaf

    • 6. Lesson 4: Ribbons

    • 7. Lesson 5: Simple lettering

    • 8. Lesson 6: Composition

    • 9. Final Project

    • 10. Final thoughts

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About This Class

Learn how to draw the basic elements of this traditional argentinian painting style to create an original greeting card inspired in it using watercolors.

You may have heard about the famous traditional painting style from Buenos Aires, Argentina called “Fileteado porteño”.

It's a style that takes us to other times where Tango music and the voice of Gardel (singer) were pure magic.

In this class you will learn how to draw and paint some basic elements inspired in Fileteado Porteño to create an original greeting card. You don't need prior knowledge and if you already master watercolors, you can create a more intricate design.

You can also use this technique for beautiful frames to complement all of your paintings. The options are infinite.


- Drawing paper, any paper you have at home.
- Scissors.
- Pencil. Any will work.
- Eraser.
- Watercolor.
- Palette or plate to mix the colors.
- Brushes.
- Watercolor paper (300g cold pressed is suggested)
- 2 jars with clean water.
- Paper napkins.

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Noelia Fernandez

Teacher & Designer & Chef


¡Hello there! My name is Noelia and im a primary school teacher, designer and chef from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As you can see i love learning as much as i love teaching and thats why i try to give all the tips and secrets in my classes. I know how hard is to start something new, and sometimes we just want a simple and direct lesson.

I believe sharing is the best way to grow you up as a human so i wont keep any secret with me.

¡Lets have fun!

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1. Introduction: Hello and welcome to my first gear should class. My name is no, alea and I'm a primary school teacher and Designer. Today, we're going to learn about is traditional painting style from monocytes or convener. Fulfill it yellow pre-tenure. Fertility at all is a specific style of artistic drawing and lettering. It uses lines, flowers, plants, and is typically used in monocytes and continue. You can see it adorning all kind of things from banners to even basses. In this class, you will learn how to draw and paint some basic elements, inspiring, filleted yellow pertaining to create an original greeting card. You don't need prior knowledge. And if you already matter watercolors, you can create a more intricate design. You can also use this technique for beautiful frames to complement all of your paintings. 2. Materials and Class outline: For this class you are going to need a pencil, any kind. An eraser, paper, graph paper, watercolor paper, a pair of CSR's brushes number for 23 zeros. And paper dour, not one, but do jars with clean water, water galore. In plants, tubes, or even liquid water color, white ink, it will be opaque white gel pen, or even whitewash. Let's start. The class is divided in five lessons and the final project, first, we're going to learn how to paid marbles or fears. Then we will move to flowers with 456 petals. You will find a lot of material to print and practice. Once you do that, it's time for the cannabis leaf. We will learn step-by-step how to draw it and painted. The fourth lesson is about ribbons. They are easy to draw, believe me. We will finish with assemble lettering lesson, and then we will use all of our knowledge to create a greeting card. But feel free to create another design. 3. Lesson 1: Marbles|Spheres: We're going to start with a key element in Philadelphia or tinea, the spheres or marbles. For them, we need to draw a circle first. You can use anything you have on hand. I'm going to use our dark pencil. And so you can see it better. Now I have my circle. To convert these inner sphere or myrtle. I need to add lights and shadows. The light will come from this side. So this part is going to be light wide here and it's going to get darker when it gets closer to the opposite side of the light. So here we are going to have shadows. And here we are going to have all the lives. We're going to use the technique called width on a weight. So our fears layer is going to be just plain in clean water. Once we have our first layer, we're going to add color. I chose. We are going to find where the shadows are going to be. Here. You can already see how the water helps to spread the paint. And of course, you have to use your brush to. We are not going to paint in a straight line because it's a sphere. So it's all about the curves. Now I clean my brush and because I don't like these harsh and where you can see the difference between the light and the shadow I'm going to use is sightly weight, but not with water. And I'm going to paint over that. Don't worry about these pools were overdamped later. Now we have to wait for these layer to drive. But you can use a hairdryer and that's what I'm going to do. You can see when the watercolor dries is a little bit lighter, is not as stark as he used to be before. Keep that in mind. For all of your projects. We're going to ignore the second layer, but we are going to use wet and dry. That means we're not going to apply water anymore. Always start. Here were the shadows should be. And keep in mind. When you create your project, the spears are going to be much, much smaller. So you are not too many details. Here is that big one. So unit details here, I get my brush because I don't like the harsh ends in i is dealing in my brush. Now we wait and we add another layer. You can add as many layers as you want. But remember, once again, the sphere, the ones we are going to buy it are actually probably more or less. So maybe here with two layers is enough. Again, my branch spreading. Always making these semi-circular moves. I think my sphere is ready. Keep in mind, lights come from here. Here it will have shallow. For example, if I want to add shadows, they're going to be here. Here. You don't need to do this in your final project. You get an idea. Now, let's move on to the flowers. 4. Lesson 2: Flowers: Flowers are a key element in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are very simple and symmetric. To learn how to draw them, you can use the practice sheets, your project section. You will see 45 petaled flowers, but you can add as six petals want to, if you want, after all, this is your creation. But let's start with this four petaled flowers. Here, you have a square divided in four equal parts. The original file is like gray, but I will draw the outlines so you can see them better. Okay, we're going to draw a circle in the middle. This will be the center of our flower. Remember, this is a cage. It doesn't have to be perfect. Now, let's move a little bit our square. Just turn with the pedals. It's almost array dot. If you follow the lines. This is where you decide the shape of the pedal. I think I will go with the herd shape one year. Something like bees. Almost look like a heart. Repeat this same in every space. Once it's ready and you like it. Use our darker pencils to define the outline. Now, we construct for it to our watercolor paper. And there are many ways to do it. You can use a light table. I don't have one because they are expensive here. But my friend's father made us a wooden box with a light inside. And we use it as a rustic light table. Of course, you can use a window or your own computer. The screen of your computer chair, you're not both network, but please be gentle here. You don't want to destroy it. Let's move on to paint it. To pay that, our flower will work again with layers. I suggest you just start with the easiest flower to understand better how lights and shadows work. Remember, the color will turn darker after the better of getting closer to the center. And the center will be painted of this fear. We saw that for the first layer is going to be very, very light. So for that we'll take a little bit of our pain here. I'm going to use ramp here a little bit. Oh, here. I am going to use. Now we are going to add details. Because when you work, you must wait. Otherwise the color wheel, brush. We will be working with much smaller. So keeping in mind, you will need to add. A second layer is completely details. All right. See what you do. 5. Lesson 3: Acanthus leaf: Sleep is probably the most common land when it comes to architectural and liberation. From the Mediterranean region. We use a simple version of it. And today, I'm going to show you how to draw it. First, we need to drop the main bay. Has a main dining is the sleeper and longer. Now we'll draw the outline of a regular light. It's a carrier. It doesn't have to be perfect. Now, we divide each lateral e, three ports. We are tomorrow's equal parts. And we redraw the outline. Will that deletion in mind? Just like what am I doing right now? Now, we divide each segment. And we do this in. Pencil is too dark. You can use an eraser. And so then you will be much easier for you to work. Derivations. And now get, these are inside of each segment. Or pointing is up to you. Now we have a sample and kinda leaf. But DC's plainly and thus not how we see them in rankings. To make a compensation with early. I'm going to show you at first when he wrote this a few times. Or you can use the file in your project section. This is the file I made for you. Each of these shapes with help of a pair of scissors. Once you have favour leaves like this one, you just start playing. Keep in mind, each leaf is full there over another one leg is perfect. These are plainly is called one over the other one. And of course they are more flexible, but this will give you an idea. You have the composition you like. You'd got a start growing. They move in a very organic way, like everything in nature. But a campus lead they all with in a spiral like this one. So keeping that in mind, we will have targeted. First, we will create a small spiral here, for example. And here. If we're, all the leaves are going to be, this is a sketch though. Well, nothing has to be perfect when it comes to art. Now, here in the middle, I'll draw my, my paper. Made their leaves more. I'll just draw this bar because the owner leaves. And remember the more elastic, so d z bar. And now the other way. And maybe now again, erase some of the lines either needed. But I've been here, so you can see it here. Now, I used to the shape of their kind of neat. I don't really need to know. The point is very, very simple. Remember, you can keep simplifying that weighs as much as you want. Labda drawing is pretty, I will transfer it to watercolour paper. Now is time to paint our account asleep. Keep in mind that since each leaf is fall over another one, you will have a more lights and shadows. For example. The late in the needle will have more shadows here, made by the other leaves. And since the light comes from this angle, you will see like here, here and upkeep. So for that, we are going to need a field color mix. You can use any green, blue light bar. As you can see, it looks more like an olive green or maybe even a little bit of stock we are angry, likely occur yellow and a little bit of brown on actually it is up to you. Our fears layer. It's going to be buried where we allowed all the way. We'll wait until a price. And then we given modal. I wanted to show you what cameras when you draw you. A little bit sharp. And now you don't see it anymore. Also these symbol I suggest you to practice before go in our way back. Okay, now let's try to start with the shadows here. The same color. So it's going to be honored. Since the light from this angle here, we will have shadows. I don't really care about these bar. But now I can start. Maybe here. Remember that? So I'm going to wait a little bit. Ok, now, let us say you want to go into the Iraq. I know it's come back later and another layer feel more shadows or a stronger contract. But I like to keep it simple. And now I'm going to use a much darker to show the difference from here. So the darker zones will be here. I always use the same technique. We are free to use your own. If you are not comfortable with this one. Now move on to the early. If you want. Darker, wait, just a little bit off route to their mixer. But of course what are called Earth. And you always want more. Believe me, I'm always working on well, I think it's going to be darker here. And maybe a little bit here because it folds. I feel it should be a little bit darker here. Maybe. I'll be careful. Oh, come back here later. Loops. I really like it. Gets lighter. Oops, I forgot the southerly. Perfect. Maybe hear some shadow. This brownish. Here we're where I think shadows are stronger. Okay. Like the flower way in our lives, we are opaque white here, here. But it's up to you. Now. I suggesting to practice to paid a lot of leaves in place. These take photos and apply them to your project section. Because I really want to see them in, I want to give you feedback. 6. Lesson 4: Ribbons: First, we need to think about just draw two lines. Curve like this. They must kill all the way. Straight line. Now, how to draw a line here? Keep in mind, because we're going to repeat it here. And I wanted to end with this shape. Here is a sketch. Now, we must work the bar. Our eyes can see. For example, here we, we mark the lines. We actually now look on it. And you have a birth rate on. Let's do it again. We draw two lines here. Oops, sorry. And the same sounds here. I imagine the lines behind it. I remark at this point, and we have a reload. We can write whatever we wanted here. Most of the times. Our national inertia DNAs. Light blue, white and light blue. So we apply one or two lines. I'll have the fluoride from Argentina. Now if your chart and want you to draw three different readings and please take a photo and add them to your practice calorie. Now, first, we need to order the first layer will be on the water. Slightly thicker in the middle. Here. This one is going to be the darker part of the reason we'll use blue. Water helps me a lot. You can actually see a little bit of volume to be anymore. Here. You will love the shadows because the folder for these barge bought before we came, I will use my hair dryer. And the other one here. Again. I moved my my work all the time. So it's easier for me to light. Now we'll wait a little bit of time for our last. You can use and using these one is number two. Because of the size of my drawing, I added a little bit of water and removing it. And dry rush order always. Keep that in mind. I'd like to be darker. Sine theta over your your signature is up to you, right? Like it very much or will be. So this is how we draw our Riemann. It was, it was very easy read. 7. Lesson 5: Simple lettering: But a promise. You can use the graph paper. You will find it blocks. Each block. Later. We are going to create a greeting card. So we will only need those layers, but feel free to use another war if you want. We're going to start with the first letter. These letters are going to be very simple. Just a bold type. They will guide you. Once you have your little details. Like the heart shape we use for the flowers, or whatever you want. Once it's ready to another paper to have clean lines. 8. Lesson 6: Composition: We'll learn the most important elements in Palladio opportunity. Now let's create our composition program really hard. When you think about together in machine frames can help those elements and kind of leave the flowers. The labels can be there. So let's catch a little paper. In. I don't know. I can imagine. They leave here. Maybe here, flour. I don't know. Ramen down here. Esa sketched here, dotted line. Version, GO org, flower here, to live here. Or you can do something you really like. Go out and find your practice. Like this one. And with the help of a pair of scissors. And now you can play like, where are these elements? Will be one or two. Maybe a flower here, or my Murray one here. And play around and then draw your compensation. Let's go back to the simple route. I like everyone in the middle. Maybe encounters leads here, here and of flour in the middle here. And the Sun does. Maybe I need to drive better. So wait a minute until IT I delete. 9. Final Project: Once you have your composition, I suggest you to transfer it to any paper. You can use. Watercolor pencil on any pencil you like to choose the colors. Remember this is a sketch. So you can pay them with pencils or cheap watercolor to see if you like the flower in any particular shade or maybe read or violate. This is your chance to try that. Also with your literary him a transferred the war. Thanks. These graph paper. And now I can see the size is the right one. If I like how it looks like. If I want to add details or change something. I did that in. My final drawing is this one. So now we are going to bind it. Okay, now it's time to paint. We're going to start with allied layer all over the leaves, like we did before. Remember. Then we're going to move to the flowers, the marbles or fears. Now, what we're going to do at the end of this class is to choose the right goal for our backgrounds. Wait a little bit because I have some tricks for you. Sometimes when you work with your paper, will tend to like these. There are two ways to fix it. Or you can use, in this case, with a little bit of fabric here. Whether fabric. Okay. Almost lady, I have to wait for it to be completely dry. Just start painting the background. But I'm going to tell you a few tips I used for the background with any ink, with liquid water color. And if you have, you can create your own, but it works differently. Just have our liter jar with water and add a few drops of water color firm, you're shaking. And you will have liquid water color of liquid water color with the EV, cloudy backgrounds, it will seems like it's pulled off clouds. You will see in a little bit because I'm going to paint the background black. And I'm going to pay the other one with yellow because I like these contrasts. Has these kind of strong contrast between background. And depending itself. The back ones I'm going to use two branches. One is going to be my number four. And number two. You may be asking yourself why? Toothbrushes wall. You have a lot of details here. You have a lot of little corners. You can't be precise with brush. So you need to work with to one for the little spaces and the other one for the bigger spaces. Let's start painting. I really like it right now, but if you want to add more layers in other places. This will complete. So we will wait until it's completely dry. This is bearing partner. You don't want to touch it while it's wet. Okay. To paint the other background, I'm going to use bright yellow. I think it's going to look at Mason with that. So now I'm going to do my fave part of the painting. I'm going to add these white details and you will see your painting is going to pop up amazing. Even use a wide Japan. Even use whitewash. Or you can use opaque white. That's what I'm going to use because it's my favorite. So I'm going to add little dots and lines. Were the lights reflex more. And I'm going to add little dots here. Overall, our black Batman, they will look like little stars in the middle of the night. So let's start with this. To remove the tape, I suggest you to use your hair dryer to apply heat over the tape that will help you very much your paper tear apart. So use your hair dryer. Believe me. The greeting card is ready and I love it, to be honest, what do you think? Now it's time to start painting on reading card. Come on, start. 10. Final thoughts: Congratulations, you just finish the glass again or wait to see what you all created. So please upload your project to the gallery section. I hope you enjoy the class as much Cbd. Cmb left while bye-bye.