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16 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Trailer

      0:53
    • Class Project

      0:34
    • Supplies

      0:17
    • Blending

      4:03
    • Shadows and Highlights

      4:44
    • Dry Brushing

      1:00
    • Brush Control

      2:35
    • Subject Matter

      1:13
    • Sketching and Composition

      6:01
    • Selecting Colors

      2:56
    • The Flower - Part 1

      11:59
    • The Flower - Part 2

      12:08
    • The Leaves

      10:02
    • The Vase

      5:20
    • Painting The Other Two Flowers

      7:30
    • Backgrounds

      4:55

About This Class

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I use watercolor florals a lot in my designs, so I created this class to show you how I paint flowers, and specifically, orchids.  Since it´s not scientific botanical illustration where everything has to be exactly the same as in nature, you can have fun with your creations.  Join me while I show you the basics of blending colors, adding shadows and highlights, and I show you how to add texture and how to gain brush control.  I will also share some tips on sketching and composition, selecting colors and creating backgrounds. And the best part, I will walk you through my whole process of painting one of the orchids, the leaves and stem and the root and you can see a time lapse painting of the rest.  So join me and use my tips and techniques to create your own paintings!

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excellent class
Mary Montgomery

Learn, Grow, Expand

Excellent class – thanks a lot!
Monika Zwiefelhofer

Passionate Graphic- & Webdesigner

I love this teacher's style and have taken several of her classes. More by her please! More botanical illustration classes...

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Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!). 

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations and patterns for fabrics, stationary and home decor.