Vintage Cherry Blossom Watercolor Wreath | The After Seven By Jenny Flores | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Introduction and Class Overview

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Color Recipe

    • 4. Color Mixture

    • 5. Watercolor Techniques

    • 6. Basic Strokes

    • 7. Side View Cherry Blossom

    • 8. Front View Cherry Blossom

    • 9. Fallen Cherry Blossom Petals

    • 10. Class Project

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

I was so amazed and in awe when I first saw the beauty of Cherry Blossoms back when

I visited Japan last Spring of 2019.

The form, the color and the way some petals fall from the tree is just so gorgeous!

This inspired me to create more and more paintings about this subject PLUS, include my

personal style and palette to its beauty!


In this class, you will learn the following topics:

1. Materials that you need to paint a beautiful Cherry Blossom Wreath

2. I will share the recipe that I have in creating a beautiful Vintage Old Rose color

3. You will also learn the different mixtures you can use in painting

4. The watercolor techniques that you must remember

5. The basic strokes in creating Cherry Blossoms

6. How to paint side view Cherry Blossom

7. How to paint Front View Cherry Blossom

8. How to paint Falling petals

9. And lastly, we will learn how to paint a Vintage Cherry Blossom Watercolor Wreath!

I can't wait to share this lesson with you! 

Pick up your brush and let's get started! 

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The After Seven By Jenny Flores

Watercolor and Calligraphy Artist


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1. Introduction and Class Overview: Amaze and that's what I felt when he visited Japan in spring of 2019. Again, explain the feeling to see another one of a kind creation of God. In real life. The color, the form, and the way some petals fall from the tree is just so gorgeous. And this inspired me to think more and more of this beautiful subject. Hay, plenty Miss Jenny, or other color and calligraphy Artists Based on the Philippines. And welcome to my vintage cherry blossom water color class. In this class, we will explore the beauty of cherry blossoms. Learn how to mix colors in order to arrive on that beautiful vintage color mix of all roofs learned AS trucks and tricks in creating that beautiful vintage cherry blossom. So pick up your brush and let's get started. 2. Materials: So for the materials, we will be needing two cups of water. So this one's the green water and this one will be our drinking water. The dirty water will be used for the washing up airbrushed, while this one will be used to activate colors. So we will try to maintain this glass as clean as we can until the end of our class. So lookups of 0.3. We also need a mixing pallet. So if you don't have mixing palette, you can use the back of your watercolor keys, but it would be better for you to have a mixing pad it. So I've river ceramic, water color palettes compared to plastic quarter color balances. So, yeah, so water color palettes, and of course we also need a what? Color paper. It's so watercolour papers, I would I would recommend for you guys to use 100% cotton watercolor paper. I am using 100% cotton bow home watercolor paper in rough texture. So this is a cold press watercolor. But if you don't have a 100% cotton watercolor paper, you can also use on day 5% or 15%. Again, I'm using Bao home, but if you don't have this kind of paper, you can use any brand. I would also recommend for you guys to use Canson one tile or Fabriano, twenty-five percent cotton or so on, whatever is available for you as long as it's called breast and rough. That's for paper and poor. So further brush we'll be adding one round brush and one detail brush. For the round brush, I would prefer for you to use size six to ten. So you can use silver black velvet, Princeton Neptune. You can also use Princeton heritage, or just a normal synthetic brush like this scribble professional graph is one size four, but I would prefer for you to die size six. So aside from round brush, we also need a detailed brush. For the detail brush you will be needing size and below. So the best size would be size 1212000 or 000. Again, you can use Princeton heritage. So I have the instant heritage of size two or any synthetic ground brush. So this one's in triple 0 size. Or you can also use silver black bag brush, so it's up to you whatever is available. So next, what's next? We will be needing some tissue paper. So either tissue paper or log or any cloth that you can use to them for your brush to remove excess water. For the colors I would require for you to have a shade of pink and a shade of brown. So if you have a shade of pink, you have to have a frown too. So for the shade of pink, I will be using shelving. And when DEC Brown, I will be also using rose met their quinacridone permanent magenta. So those are the shade of pink that I will be using. If you don't have any shade of pink, you can use a shade of red. So for the shadow bread, I have quinacridone, permanent rose, Permanent red, deep Berlin, read parallel in maroon. So this one's dark red, but you can use any of these or any shade of red that you have. So if you have shaded friend, you also need to have a shade of brown and as shade of green. So for the shade of brown m again you sing, then the Brown in four degree. I am using the Vis-a-vis. But you can also use any other shade of brown and green. But for me, the best shade of brown is really invented brown. So if you have this one, use it. And whether you opt to use a shade of pink or red, you still need to have yellow ochre and when the grounds, so these two are the permanent colors that we have. So yellow ochre and when they Brown. But again, you can use any other shade of brown. But for the yellow, I would really, really recommend for you guys to use yellow ochre, either yellow ochre number one or yellow ochre number two, as long as you okay? So those are the colors that we need. And we can now proceed to our next lesson. 3. Color Recipe: So okay for the mixture, we will be mixing shelving and Van de route. And so once you mix your shopping and band-aid Brown, this is the shade that you will get. So I am using an old strip of what they're called Ruby branch. So this one is an old project that I caught two thing into a swatch here. So it is, this is shelving plus valid grounds. So remember when mixing this makes sure that there's more of shelving shade then when they've grown shade. So it won't look muddy. So it's a readable old ROSI. And you can use this if you have shopping in bending brown. Next, for those who do not have shell being, but have buried in red or any shape of bread. And Van Dyke brown, You can combine Van Dyke brown and initiate the Freda and any shade of grey and ended up on this mixture. So this is quite a darker shade of old roofs. So I will write the mixture here. It's Davey scri plus perished in red plus Band-Aid graph. This one is shopping plus vending round. Now, if you have Barrington Moore ruin the disagree. When they Brown and connect with on permanent magenta. You can arrive on this very beautiful shade of old rules, which is also the one that I use on our project. So this is a machine if you will arrive. This one. This sheath is a combination of these four colors. So our next mixture is okay now cred on permanent magenta, brown, shade of gray, which is the screen. And parody and extend, extend, extend. If you want a lighter shade of this, you can add water. And if you want a darker shade of this, you can add more brown and more buried in her room. Always swatch your mixture. The check, if you need to add some of the corners before you try it on your artwork. Mixing is a tedious work, so you really have to be patient here. Sometimes you'll accidentally put a color that you should not put or you will overdo width, but you have to do it because it's part of, it's part of your art. And it's also a fulfilling best. Aside from that, you might discover some shades that you don't usually use that could be part of your palate. So enjoy the process. So this is the shape that we will use. I might just add some more red or brown in here to add depth and highlights on our artworks. So if you're not satisfied with this, just combine the colors that we have earlier and you will arrive on the perfect old rules that you want. So see you on our next topic. 4. Color Mixture: So once you have your desired goal alert, your decides shade of old rules, we are now going to talk about mixtures. Mixtures. So for today we will be using three types of mixtures, steam mixture, mixture and the butter Mixture. The mixture is seventy-five percent water and twenty-five percent color. While milk makes sure. Is 50 50% color. And last is the boardroom mix. True? Loader mixture is 25 breaths and Wachter and seventy-five percent color. So let's try to do it. On your ballot. You have to wet your brush and then get your color and put it here. And then add somewhat there. Now due east. And what its called gimmicks true is because it's like T. So it's more of what you shade and less color is visible. Let's try it. So this is our D mixture. As you can see, it's very what do, but there's still a hint of color in it. Now, let's try the milk mixture. So milk mixture is 50% color and 50% water. So as you can see, there's still water, it still lose. But the pigment is more visible in milk mixture compared to the mixture. Now, for the butter, makes sure we are just going to whet our brush and directly get the color. Sometimes I still bested on May battle it to see if it's too wet or too dry. So this is our bathroom mixture. As you can see, bothering mixture is very fragmented and there's less water you need. So whether mixture is the mixture that we will be using for wet Andre techniques, we will be discussing on our next topic. So remember, these are the mixtures that we have to use on our glass today. And see you on our next topic. 5. Watercolor Techniques: For this class, we will be having three techniques. For it is the bleeding technique. Second is the wet on wet, and third is the wet and dry. So first leading technique for the bleeding technique. This is how it looks like. For us. You get your brush loaded with color and had your first row. So with old rules, I did this rule. And then wash your brush with it and activate another color. So I will be using when they run as my second color. And on the edge of your first row, add your second color. As you can see, the color which is bended Brown, naturally bled through my old roofs. So this is what will happen when you do the leading technique. It will mix slightly, gently and it will create a very beautiful beading. So that's leading technique. The second technique, which is also somehow connected with the bleeding technique, is the wet on wet technique. So weapon wet technique is the same as bleeding. So you have to create your first rule. And while it's still wet, you will add your seconds through. So let's see. We'll create a strike here. So as you can see, no matter how thick I create, stroke and matter how pigment that my brush, no matter how much color I load my brush. The second stroke will glean through my first through because it's still wet. So that's though it on web technique. The third technique is the wet and dry technique. So first thing you have to do is to create your first little. So let's see. This is my first through. After creating it, you have to let it drive first. Sometimes you have do it minutes before it dries up so you have to be patient. I usually leave it and clip some more strokes on May artwork and just add the dry part when everything's done already. So over here, we'll wait for it to dry. And once it's dry, you can add your seconds through. So as you can see, since the first rook is dry, my second stroke did not lead through my first through. This is how wet and dry technique Greeks. So it's a very, very nice technique and it's actually my favorite technique. So always remember r3 techniques, bleeding, wet on wet and wet. Andrea, familiarize yourself with these tactics because all of this will be used later on another final projects. So see you on our next step. Be. 6. Basic Strokes: So our next topic is strokes. Again, we have to activate our color. And for our first through, it's called thin curved stroke so that they appear brush will touch that paper and try to do with as thin as again, just create a curve with your rich dip. Okay? So that is our first through the seconds through thick and thin stroke. So thick and then release. Thick. Release. Third stroke is the same as this one, but going to the other direction. So 1212. So this one is like creating a leaf. The next stroke is the inverted version of this wide. It's thick down. So it's maximizing the belly of your brush and then releasing it. Now when you're done with those strokes, you have to combine it in order to create a Pepco. So first throw is and then add thin strokes around it. So random things folks, up and down. So this is how we're going to do. Next, is the branch. So for the rent, I am using the Van Dyke brown and you just got Create a mixture of thin and thick strokes. So you can add white spaces in between them. Just like that. So if you're doing a small branch, GIS, use the tip appeared brush. Okay, so that's true. And let's go to our next topic. 7. Side View Cherry Blossom: So before we proceed and creating our first cherry blossom, We have to familiarize ourselves with the shape of the cherry blossom. So the cherry blossom is kind of a bet. The leaf is kind of a five petaled flower. So somehow this shape of the cherry blossom is like this. The beta's are bigger. So something like that. And when it's viewed on this side, so it will look like this. 123. So this is the side view version of the Chang. Now, when we paint it, we just got to create three. That does for an inspector. Second, better and good, better. Doesn't have to be perfect. Lesson have to be equal in size. And it should not be equal because nature is not perfect. Now, create butter Mixture off your old rules and put it here. While it's still wet. And they'll connect this. You have to use van deck brown S, your color for the branch. So this one looks awkward because it's still alone. But when we add more sad version of the cherry blossom, it will make sense. So let's add another one here. And so that's our sighs view cherry blossom. Now, if you want to add a little depth and this k blossom, you can add some milk mixture strikes here to separately the petals from each other. So that's our inside you cherry blossom. 8. Front View Cherry Blossom: Now let's go with the front, the cherry blossom. So the front view cherry blossom, as I've said earlier, is a five beta1 flour. Again, combine milk mixture and then the mixture for one. That though to create variation. Memory doesn't have to be perfect. To size of each petal doesn't have to be equal. We will be adding mixture. Let It Bleed. You can use your detail brush here. But if you're using very pointed round brush, you can use it. Kinesthetic booklet. So let's create another one. Now this time, I will be using the field Brush salesman, right? Then you can connect these two with a branch. If you want to add separations from each. Better when it's a bit try already. You can admit mixture. Create separation. Not too wet and not too dry. Let it dry and then once it's already drying, we can add some deals. So for the last part of the cherry blossom, we'll be adding a yellow ochre, the medulla and some dots. This one's a bit wet but we can already Ed somebody things. So that's it. 9. Fallen Cherry Blossom Petals: Now you already know how to create a side view cherry blossom, and you also know how to create a front view cherry blossom. Now, the next thing that we'll be doing is a fallen Bethel cherry blossom. This one is so easy if you were able to do the same view and the front view. This one is pretty easy for you. So all you need to do is to strike it. Triangular, trade with your round brush. So just the tip of your brush. So just create a stroke as, as if you were adopting something. That's it. That's the fallen, better cherry blossom. Okay, so let's go to our next topic, which is our final project. 10. Class Project: Now for our final project, we will be doing a cherry blossom relief in vintage use. So we will be applying everything that we learned from the best lessons that we had earlier. For the first step, we had to create a circle. So you can use any, any stuff that could guide you create a circle. And or you can do it just like what I'm doing. Discrete it. Anyway, we'll erase it. So after creating a circa erase it. And that cubing, you just need a guy so you don't have to create a very visible servo. So once you have your guy, we can now start beeping. The first element that Luby booting on RD is the front view cherry blossom. So for there are two v from new cherry blossom, which is located here, here, here, here, here. I mean 66 crappy cherry blossom. Okay. What skill? So if you happen to put the next cherry blossom to glows from your first one, or your battle is too big. So key. You just have to estimate and create better as if it's behind the other. Better. Still wet and we will be adding the core. Okay, now we can connect these with our mandate Brown movie adding. So you can add extra wrench here. It's okay if there's bleeding, it's actually 50 AD. And again on the other side. Okay. So you can add branch heroes and make you better shear. Again, it's okay if you were mix, mix sure. And mixed train. Now, let's go and create our brand deal changed lesson again. Okay, and Sandy chain lesson here. To smell fresh. Now connect these two cherry blossoms. And then we will be added our new sped those around it. You can use variation of T mix. Sure. Milk weeks. Sure of where did these petals for the neat because we will be adding a double shade of the button mixture in the middle of the cherry blossom shifts to add the deaths in cave Dept. So that's it. That's our cherry blossom wreath and vintage whew. 11. Final Thoughts: Thank you so much for attending my class. I hope you enjoyed and learned and very excited to see your final artwork. So please upload them. Underclass Project section of this class. Got something, the sheer suggestion, recommendation, or just want to highlight something that you love on our class. Please send this review and review sections of this class. I would love to read them. Thank you so much guys, and I hope to see you on my next glasses. Oh, don't forget to follow me on my social media accounts.