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Painting Marigold in Miniature

Nina Hidalgo, Miniaturist

Painting Marigold in Miniature

Nina Hidalgo, Miniaturist

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6 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Strokes

    • 4. Petals & Leaves

    • 5. Class Project

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Hello there! This is Nina Hidalgo for another Skillshare class. Today, I will be teaching and sharing some of my techniques when it comes to painting in miniature using watercolors. We will be using a special brush for this class that will definitely help us achieve the petals of the flower which we are about to paint.

Why did I choose to teach miniature painting? Why not? It's what I love to do and I have been receiving a lot of requests for this class so I hope you'd be with me until the end. See you in the next videos!


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Nina Hidalgo



Philippine-based miniature painter, Nina Hidalgo has been painting in tiny journals and canvases since 2018. 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. Introduction: Hello there. This is Nina. They'll go for another skill share class. Today I will be teaching and sharing some of my techniques. When it comes to painting in miniature using watercolors, we will be using a special brush for this class That will definitely help us achieve the petals of the flower, which we are about to paint. Why did I choose to teach me nature painting? Why not? It's what I love to do. And I've been receiving a lot of requests for this class, so I hope you'll be with me until the end. See you in the next videos. 2. Materials: forwarded colors. Have we using, um Graham and Daniel Smith's watercolors on them? He palette of our tool kit. We also have this built proof jar from you and I Princeton Velvet. Touch me any angle shader for the Bush River, Smith's B H, Terrian Giorno and Fabry and a watercolor paper 200 GSM for our paper, this is my aren't travel kit. 3. Strokes: since we are using a special brush for this class. Might as well. We learned together this strokes that we can make using Princeton Velvet Touch many angles . Shader. We're gonna learn the basics off the body and tab buddy of the bristles for pedals and leaves and, of course, the tip of the bristles, which we are going to use for this stems. We're going to do some basic trucks using our angle. Shader. The first stroke is our very thin lying. To be able to do that, you must Onley use the tip of the brush and apply a light pressure. Now let's move on to making ethic, stroke or thick mine using or applying pressure, but not too much. Then we combine both. We do the lift or the thin stroke transitioning the thick stroke thin, transitioning too thick, and we do it again. Now it's time for our inverted C. To be able to do that, your large must be facing, or the tip of the brush must be phasing the top left, and we put a bit pressure. Let's do it again, but it's going to face down in these drills. The master drills, the or doing will be helpful for our to a stroke leaves later on 4. Petals & Leaves: And here comes the most exciting part of the glass. We're going to start to pay the petals and believe we're going to start off by loading our brush with the main collar, which is yellow, and dip the tip of the Brazil's onto the secondary color, which is dark orange. Or you can choose a red. Now we have to make sure that the bristles of the garage is phasing the right way. The longer bristles Miss beat. I added purple in the middle part of the flour to make it look darker, and this actually is facing sideways. So there you go. He can either put purple or brown. Now let's do another demonstration using top view so you can be able to see how the bush looks like when you actually pain it. Right now, I'm gliding the bristles slowly to achieve the ombre effect, and as you notice the darker shade is inside or an inner part of each better. I'm making around right now, but you can wrote Save your paper to make it easier for you. Now I'm onto my second layer. I'm loading a rush so very go. That is the perfect hombre you see how the dark to light effect looks like. This is what I'm saying earlier that will give you the effect off the shadow. So just make sure when you dip the tip off your bristles to your secondary color, it's just have to be a little pain, because if we put too much, we might not be able to get the lighter part anymore. When we glide the bristles now onto the third layer of battles again, you can add more battles if you want, as long as it's would still look like a miracle. I left the inner part of the flower blank for now because I'm gonna paint a darker part of it later on. Now, if you feel that the inner part, the most in a part, is too big or it has too much white space, you can add our secondary color and then we're gonna add purple or bound in the middle part just to make it look darker. It's time to paint. The leaves were going to be doing at two stroke in one stroke leave using the same brush angle shader. So I hope you still remember the drills and the strokes that would did earlier way. We're going to start by painting this them making a thin upstroke transitioning Teoh, think stroke, using the body of the Purcell. So we put a bit pressure to make a one stroke leaf. Using the same angle when we are painting or doing the thick strokes now onto the two stroke leave. First is we have to make the upper leave, so we have to put a bit pressure. And then we leave a white space in the middle just to make it look like a leaf. And you may combine having a through stroke and one stroke lead. Here is another demonstration off painting believes so. You can better take a look at it, and it's a bit close up the upper part of the leaf lower part of the leaf, leaving a white space in the middle. Now we put the stem and let's do it again, or you can paint the leaf first, followed by this them 5. Class Project: This is a demonstration and how you can paint Mary Gold in miniature. For our class project, you will be required to use an angled brush following the strokes that we did earlier to make a tiny painting off Mericle. 6. Final Thoughts: Thank you once again for taking my skill share class. I hope the see your class projects soon. And remember that if in the first time you are enabled to paint Marichal using angled brush then do it again. Practice makes brokers. It will not happen overnight, But as long as you practice, you'll see progress. So that's it. Thank you so much. And I hope you had fun and learned so much. And I will wait for your projects. Thank you.