Watercolor Florals -Orchids | Sandra Bowers | Skillshare
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16 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:53
    • 2. Class Project

      0:34
    • 3. Supplies

      0:17
    • 4. Blending

      4:03
    • 5. Shadows and Highlights

      4:44
    • 6. Dry Brushing

      1:00
    • 7. Brush Control

      2:35
    • 8. Subject Matter

      1:13
    • 9. Sketching and Composition

      6:01
    • 10. Selecting Colors

      2:56
    • 11. The Flower - Part 1

      11:59
    • 12. The Flower - Part 2

      12:08
    • 13. The Leaves

      10:02
    • 14. The Vase

      5:20
    • 15. Painting The Other Two Flowers

      7:30
    • 16. Backgrounds

      4:55
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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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Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer and Character Sculptor 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.

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

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