Watercolor Blossoms - Pro Techniques Explained

Anna Bucciarelli, Professional Illustrator

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10 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies: Required and "Nice-to-Have"

    • 3. Color Palette

    • 4. Technique & Process Overview

    • 5. Step 1: Outline & Mask

    • 6. Step 2: Background Wash

    • 7. Step3: Definition Wash

    • 8. Step 4: Accent Wash

    • 9. Step 5: Finishing Touches

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Do you love botanical watercolors and want to step up your watercolor game? Learn how to paint your own gorgeous cherry blossom - just like the one I created for 2019 Canadian Silver Dollar coin! In this class, I will show you the best way to apply traditional painting methods to achieve that realistic look you want. From drawing a basic outline, to masking light and applying brilliant washes, you will feel more confident in your own style and learn how to make the most out of your watercolors.

Through a series of bite-size lessons, packed with close-up shots of brush movements and pigment flow, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a perfect outline for your painting,
  • Masking light and white elements to achieve a realistic look,
  • Layering watercolor washes to create depth and texture, and finally
  • Finishing touches that make all the difference.

To help you get started, I will share a list of my must-have and nice-to-have supplies, including my botanical color palette. I will also share many of my tricks to bring your flower painting to the next level by amplifying shapes and colors thoughtfully for maximum visual impact.

Follow along with me and let’s make beautiful art!


Coin Images:
© Coin Image 2019 - Monnaie royale canadienne - Tous droits réservés
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