Watercolor Fun - Paint a Floral Wreath with Birds

Denise Hughes, Illustrator, Designer, Tutor

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7 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:15
    • 2. Materials

      1:27
    • 3. Doodling Flower Shapes

      1:25
    • 4. Practising foliage with paint

      9:43
    • 5. Painting your wreath

      4:58
    • 6. Painting the birds

      2:36
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      0:54
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Project Description

CLASS PROJECT

Illustrate a floral wreath in watercolor.

SUPPLIES

  • Pencil
  • Black Pen
  • Scrap paper
  • Watercolor paints 
  • Brushes
  • Watercolor paper
  • Kitchen towel or tissues
  • A small bowl



CLASS TASKS

Please share the following in the Class Project Gallery:

  • A photo of your initial sketch/doodles for your leaf and flower sketches in either pen or ink. 
  • An image of your final watercolor artwork. 
  • ...and anything else you wish to share!

RESOURCES

If you want a little inspiration please find a page of my own doodles and sketches of flowers, birds, and leaf shapes below: 

STEP 1:

In the first step we will look at the shapes of real flowers and leaves. You can do this by taking a walk in your local park, looking on the internet or using your own garden as reference. 

STEP 2 :

Doodle!!

Before we grab our paints we are going to enjoy some flower doodling with a pencil or pen. The aim of this is to simplify your shapes and get comfortable with drawing them. These do not have to be perfect in any way - but it will help us when we come to paint them for real. 

Don'f forget to share your sketches in the project gallery!!

STEP 3:

In this section we will be using watercolor to paint our floral shapes and bring them together to form a wreath. 

STEP 4

In this final stage we will be adding some birds to the centre of our wreath. These can be completely of your own design but there is a bird template sheet in the class resources if you would like to use it. 

Don't forget to share your finished work in the project gallery if you'd like some feedback from fellow students or myself :)

Happy painting!!

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Denise:) 







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