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Sketchbook Everyday - Leaves in Watercolor

Mandar Marathe, Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer

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7 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:19
    • 2. Materials Used

      0:38
    • 3. Peepal Leaf

      10:10
    • 4. Banana Leaf

      10:27
    • 5. Lotus Leaf

      4:14
    • 6. Oak And Maple Leaves

      15:05
    • 7. Project

      1:08

About This Class

Welcome to the Sketchbook Everyday Series of courses. In this second course, you will learn how to draw and paint 5 different leaves using watercolors.

My name is Mandar, a fine artist, and a sculptor. I will be leading you through this course.

I've designed this course for the artist in you who wants to improve your art but has limited time to practice. SketchBook is your best place to practice and hone your skills. It’s your private space;  and your aim here is not to produce a gallery ready painting but to try out new things, have fun and improve your art.

In this course, we will draw and paint 5 different leaves having different colors, shapes, and textures. By doing simple sketches like this every day you will learn to draw things in a simplistic manner, understand the light & shade;  and gain the confidence to use watercolors more effectively. Painting like this will give you the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful every time.

I’ll show you how to draw an outline of each leaf using a pencil and then how to paint it with watercolors. This simple method of painting gives best results and improves artistic confidence very quickly.

This way of practicing is great for people who want to do something creative every day and also for those who want to pursue art, as a career. As I paint, I'll also be talking to you about my process and you will see every line that I draw and every brush stroke that I make.

This course is for you if you want to improve your art and are willing to spend at least 15 minutes every day, practicing. It doesn't matter if you are a student, a professional, a homemaker or a retired person. No prior art making experience is necessary to take this course. Just having the interest is enough.

I look forward to seeing you inside the class.

Happy painting!
Mandar

Transcripts

1. Introduction: come to the sketchbook everyday, Siri's off courses. In the second course, you will learn how to draw and paint five different leaves using watercolors. My name is Madonna, a fine artist and sculptor. I will be leading you through this course. I've designed the scores for the artist in you who wants to improve your art but has limited time to practice. Schedule is your best place to practice and hone your skills. It's your private space, and your aim here is not to produce a gallery really painting. But try our new things. Have fun and improve your heart. In this course, we will draw and paying five different leaves having different colors, shapes and textures. By doing simple sketches like these every day, you will learn to draw things in a simplistic manner, understand the light and shade and gained the confidence to use watercolors more effectively. Painting like this will give you the joy and satisfaction off, creating something beautiful every time. I will show you how to draw an outline off each leaf, using a pencil and then how to paint it with particulars. The simple matter of painting gives best results on improves artistic confidence very quickly. This way or practicing is great for people who want to do something creative every day. And also for those who want to pursue art as a career. As I paint, I'll also be talking to you about my process. And you will see every line that I draw on every breast. Talk that I mean, this course is for you. If you want to improve your art and are willing to spend at least 15 minutes every day practicing, it doesn't matter if you're a student, a professional ah, homemaker or a retired person. No prior art making experience is necessary to take this course. Just having the interest is enough. I look forward to seeing you inside the glass. Thank you. 2. Materials Used: welcome. Now let's look at the supplies we will use in this course. I was sketchbook part. You can use a smaller one or a bigger one. In this course I'm using a bigger one on the paper is 1/3 teaches him. Then I have, ah, set off pan mortar colors. Ah, half inch flat brush one or two small around dresses, a black pen for me or a six b pencil. A piece of cloth to wipe your brush and contain them for water. That's all what I will be using in this course. See you in the next lecture. 3. Peepal Leaf: tha Welcome. In this lecture, I'll be drawing and painting the leaf off the three fighters. Village Osa are the people tree. I'm starting to draw the our plane off the leaf. It's called the margin off the leaf on. As you will see, it has a very narrow epics on its The leaf is almost symmetrical. The we not dried exactly 100% symmetrical. Now I'm drawing the video or the leaf stock. This leaf has a very long pit. You'll onda uh, belief is very big as compared to the people on that is the reason with the wind, they move a lot and create sound when they start shaking in the wind. Now I'm drawing the mid rib off the leaf and the veins are the native veins as they're called. Sometimes I'm going this very lightly so that when I paint over it, the lines should not be very visible. Andi, whenever you draw any object, we should observing very closely. If you see the veins off this leaf, do not start at the same point from the mid rib. They start slightly away from each other on most of the leaves. It is like that But there are some leaves which on which the veins start exactly opposite each other on That's the basic drawing with Jay have done. Now I'll be starting toe paint a with mortar color on in the stage. I'm only planning toe paint the veins because they be left untouched when I paint the green . So that time on, that's why I have taken ah, yellow car color on my brush. It's our own brush on. I'm painting the veins, at least the major ones and the mid rib. With this your local. Once this is done, I leave it to dry so that when I apply the green, this yellow doesn't get mixed up with that, adding some green toe, the patrol on the stock and now I leave it for a minute or two so that this paint dries up and I can start the second layer. I know that the first layer is try. I can come in the green color on DSO have green made from Khobar blue on and chrome yellow . Andi, I'm starting to apply it on DSI that I am not applying it over the winds. I'm painting the areas in between the wins. Andi. I'm slightly varying the color as I being different areas so that I don't get a uniform green color all over the leave because it's never like that. There are variations in color, even in the green. Andi. That's what I want to reproduce here. So I'm carefully painting around the big wins. I might sometimes bend over some of the smaller beans. I am also allowing some of the, but it's off the color to remain as they are. They're too big. I'm taking away color from them. But if they're small ones I'm taking, I'm allowing them to be there. So then they also create some bull riding in the surface. Now this dream is slightly different. It's some or darker green. This insures that my leaf doesn't look like it's a cutout made from paper. I'm not using ah, flat brush here. I'm using around Bryce because that allows me to create strokes off different bids, and I can use the point very variety wire, and I'm now painting the epics off the leaf. In the spring season, new leaves start appearing on the tree on. That is when they are almost red in color on as they mature with time, they start getting clean on. One more peculiarity about this leaf is that if you store these leaves in in books between the pages, after some days are even years, you can see that the vein structure still remains while the green part falls off because the leaf dries out on it creates a very nice looking connected structure on some people, even pain on these netted leaves. When all the lemina or the green stuff is dried and gone away, I still remember in my Children eyes toe have some of these leaves inside the books, which I had. We are almost done with the painting off this leave. I'm just trying toe add some dark colors here and there so that get some radiation. I'm also careful to create a very nice out plane, and that's why I'm repainting or pending over the outline, which I already have created on. Now I'm adding our dark edge on one side of the video so that there is some depth created on. That's it. We have painted people leave on see you in the next lecture 4. Banana Leaf: Let's draw a banana leaf. It's a very big leaf as compared to the people leave between Drew and painted earlier. I'm starting with the mid rib on, drawing the margin off the leaf. Belief is wide and the bottom Andi goes on, narrowing towards the tip or their picks. All the veins are almost parallel to each other. They're not typically the net and veins, which other leaves have. This is the view off the leaf when it is laid down on the ground on our table, and now I want to draw the view off the same leaves when they're on the three. So because of their big size, they bend a lot. The mid rib burns a lot on because of the wind. The leaves tend to tear at various places, and they create these gaps in between. And so I'm drawing three leaves, which are as they're seen on any banana tree. These leaves are even used their cut and are even used as plates for having lunch or dinner in some parts of the world. I remember having used it for this purpose during my childhood days. It's a very equal friendly, alternative toe disposable plates artifice because you can throw away the leaves. There are no This is Toby Bost Andi, because it's a leaf. It bio degrades on its own. On one big leaf is enough for a big family. This is, Ah, very common practice in salt up India or where they are a lot off banana plantations. So I'm now painting the leaf with a green color, the same green you can use for the people. But now I'm using, ah, flat brush because all the veins are almost paddler to each other, except at the base, off the leaf and at the apex of the leaf. I have left some white idea on the middle and the video, which I am painting now with the yellowish green. And now I'm trying to indicate the veins with the dry brush and with the side off the flat brush, so that would create some texture. I'm also using a round brush on. I'm wiping it in between on trying to lift some color from the splendid idea so that it creates some texture or some indication off the parallel veins. And now we're starting to paint leaves, as they have seen on the banana tree using a darker color here on The only difference in this leave on belief, which we painted earlier, is that I'm showing some cuts in the leaf because on the dream and the wind blows these leaves 10 toe get tone at some places on does creating these gaps in between? I'm leaving some white area here because I don't mourn the green off the upper leave toe Merge with the Green Channel. Playing now on flat brush is perfect tool for painting this league because the leaf is so big. I'm also ensuring that I laid the strokes in the direction of the vein so it automatically create some texture or some indication off the veins. And the leaf towards the bottom is slightly getting yellows on. That's what I'm indicating. Here on the banana tree. The leaves start appearing from the center of the tree on as they get older and order on new leaves. Start appearing no earlier or the older leaves tend to get your Lois and the trial, and hence the leaves and the bottom have more yellowish color. Now I'm indicating the other side of the leaf, which is there on the other side of the pit you'll on. So we're seeing only some portion off that which is actually no, and then half off. The leaf on that portion is obviously in shadow because what we're seeing is the underside off the other side of the leaf. I'm having a darker green color, which has more blue in it on the brush to indicate that other side of the leaf. When they leave, there's it doesn't necessarily care at the same place on both sides of the patrol or the middle, and hence you might see our dot idea on the other side and not see through the whole leaf. Now I'm using every pointed breasts to indicate some vins on the leaf. But I want to ensure that the underlying layer off green color is not very well. That ensures that the stocks we jam applying now remain as they are, and the color doesn't get mixed with the Langley. I have allowed my first banana leave toe dry on. Now I'll be coming in with their darker color to indicate the veins. Andi make one side off the leaf, more darker than the other one that will give more depth toe the completely. So I'm starting with a darker green color on. I'm laying in strokes off this color. I'm not using ah, flat brush and creating flat area, but I'm making sure that I leave some light green areas between that are green stalks on. I'm doing this on the right inside off the mid rib. I'm pulling off some color from the areas where the color had formed. Importance on darkening the color wherever became too light because the color was 10. Andi, I'm adding a few stocks on the other side of the leaf as well, because I don't want it to look who artificial where all the darks are on only one of the sites of the league. I've made the color even more Tina on now the leaf has a much better visual appeal. Then it had earlier, and that completes the pending off the leaf off banana 5. Lotus Leaf: now let's draw. Lotus leaf are loaders leaves on. This time I will not be drawing them with a pencil or a pen. I'll be starting directly with a paintbrush because these leaves are fairly simple to draw . They're basically are circular shape with a slip. Andi, I'm trying to draw the margin off. These leaves have taken out fairly dark green color on this is where the slip is. It's actually not a slip, but it's the leaf extending beyond the point where the pit you'll meets the Lemina. These leaves are are different from the leaves repainted earlier because Lotus is an athletic plan on. The patrol rises from the depths of the water and it is perpendicular to the Lamine off the leaf. Whereas in other leaves which we painted, the patrol and the laminar were almost in the same plane. Therefore, you are not seeing the patrol here in these notice leaves, so I'm pending now. Second leaf. I've still made slight variation in the color make ship taken are darker color on . Now I'll be painting the third lotus leaf. I'm also making sure that I don't draw these leaves off the same size because that would look rather monitor on us. So I have three leaves off three different sizes, and these leaves look like this because they float on the surface of the water. After pending these, I leave them to dry before I indicate the veins. The first layer off color has dried on these lotus leaves, and now I can start painting the veins on the Madrid better, darker color. I've taken very tin brush. Andi. Very dark color. It's almost black, but not black on I'm indicating few wins, which originate from the point where the video meets the lemina on the See you in the next lecture. 6. Oak And Maple Leaves: come to lecture in this lecture will draw and paint swamp white oak leaf out of dozens of varieties off. Please have chosen this lyft are the city Astri, Andi. During autumn, the leaves turn red and then fall down. I'm painting the leaf wherein it still has some green color left. So with a pencil I'm starting to draw have drowned off centerline or the mid rib. This oak leaf has a peculiar shape off Lemina. I know that you will have to refer Toa photograph or really leave. It's almost symmetrical and kind of violence as we go away from the patrols along the line off the mid rib on after a point, it starts narrowing down, though formed epics it's wins also start from the middle close to each other. And that's what I've indicated with this rowing. Now I'll come in with water colors. I'm starting with the green color on. I want to show the green color and the center off the leaf. In the next step, I add the red orange color, which starts developing from the margin off the leaf have kept this green color very bad, so that when I laid the red colors or the orange color. It will bleed into that and form nice transition. And so I'm laying in the red orange color, and you can see that it's getting mixed up with the green color on and forming the transition. - Also playing some red color to the veins. You can see that it's getting dark there because it's getting mixed with green color. And now, with edge off the flat breasts, I'm indicating the PTO on the stock. Now I want to lift off some color from the mid rib so they cannot in brush, and I'm lifting some color and then wiping the breasts on a piece of club so that I can go back and live some more color. I will come back to this leaf once this layer off color is dying. In this lecture, I'll be drawing ah, sugar maple leaf. It's estimated that there are about 150 varieties off maple trees in the world. Onda sugar maple is phone commonly in Canada. I'm starting to draw it with off pencil on. I'm starting with the mid rib. This leaf is more or less symmetric in shape but has some identifiable lobes. Andi Ah, fairly complex our plane. So it's necessary that we get our claim. Correct. I think this leave has the most complex our plane out off all the leaves that I've drawn and painted in this scores on. So I want oh, dry as accurately as possible. I'm trying toe See the gap between the Lopes on what's the negative shape formed by the loves? I'm using a nearly razor toe raise out wrong lines. Andi, I'm trying to indicate the wins on on closer observation. I can see that all the way and start very close to the base of the leaf on that. So I am having to redraw them. Now that I am happy with their drawing, I'm coming in more to color. Andi, I have some deep red color on my brush. I'm using a round brush. I'm trying to get the outline correct at this stage. - Now , I have taken some yellow color. Andi, when it gets gets mixed with the red color to turn into orange Andi because I introduce a lot of color near the be software. Oh, leaf. I'm having remove some color from there. So now I have removed the extra red color, which I did not want. I'm tryingto push the orange in the other areas on the areas where the really red color is predominant and indicating the stock off the leave can go refined the edges. And now I'll allow this layer of color to dry before I had anything else to this, and I'll return back to it after some time. The me believe has dried, but I'm not very happy with the Be the color stoned out at school. Read on the yellows and oranges did not show properly. And so I'm painting the maple leaf again. This time around, I have a fair idea about the shape of the leave, and so I'm not drawing that shape first with pencil, I'm starting the red color directly. I'm making sure that I draw the outline step by step and half off the leaf is now read, and now I want to introduce the yellows and oranges. Yeah, so that's why I'm bringing in the yellow chrome yellow and you can see that it's mixing with the red and forming orange, where these two colors meat and refining the outline and drawing the stock. Now I will allow this paying to dry on. In the meantime, use upend toe, indicate the veins in the maple leaf I do earlier on. So I'm drawing the mid rib on, placing our dark line on one side off the leaf stock on Now I'm indicating the reigns. I'm also how outlining some of the areas off the leaf just so that lead kind of pops out from the page on. Now I'm back at the oak leaf again, throwing the mid rib with the black bin Andi, indicating fuel veins off the leaf. Adding lines with of black pen gives the sketch another dimension on. I've been trying to adjust our give the outline at some of the points off the lead on. Now that this leaf is also dry, I'm going toe toe that outlining on this leaf also, and I also draw the made rib and the veins. You can see that the moment I make a claim for a shape. The shape stands hope because of the contrast on. Here are a few wins for the lead, and that's about it. Thank you and see you in the next lecture 7. Project: welcome. Now that you have seen me paint five different leaves, it's time for a project for you. Look at the leaves off any plant or tree in your home or backyard, and try making a particle a sketch from one of the leaves. No painting based on a real object is best. Use a photograph to make things a bit convenient for you. If you feel a little more adventurous, pain multiple leaves next to each other or paint a complete branch while doing all this. Remember that you're not creating a painting for exhibiting in Indy Galati. So relax. Take a deep breath and enjoy the process off Sketching and painting. Do not worry about the outcome. Even if you're painting, turns out not so good looking. You have learned something in the process, and you will get better with practice. Do this as a ritual for a week and see your progress for yourself. Me and your fellow students are all eager to see more to your painting, so share some photographs off your work with us