Watercolor Fun - Paint a Floral Wreath with Birds

Denise Hughes, Illustrator, Designer, Tutor

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7 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

      1:15
    • Materials

      1:27
    • Doodling Flower Shapes

      1:25
    • Practising foliage with paint

      9:43
    • Painting your wreath

      4:58
    • Painting the birds

      2:36
    • Final Thoughts

      0:54
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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to illustrate a beautiful floral wreath using watercolors. This is your chance to really use your imagination and make a piece of work that is personal to you!!

We will be looking at flowers and plants in the real world and using these images to produce simplified illustrated sketches in pen or pencil and then working them up into watercolor.  I will show you how to blend watercolor using the wet on wet technique and we will get to grips with some watercolour brush techniques which help to make painting easier. 

I will take you through the process of creating your unique painting step by step, all broken down into manageable, bite sized chunks. 

You will need something to draw with, scrap paper, watercolour paper, watercolours, brushes. Access to images of flowers and birds - maybe from your own garden!!

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Loved this class! Easy steps for those looking to get started with watercolors.
I really enjoyed this class, My piece turned out lovely!
You're an amazing teacher, Denise. Thank you so much!

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Denise Hughes

Illustrator, Designer, Tutor

Denise Hughes is a freelance illustrator, surface designer and obsessive doodler who lives and works in Hampshire, UK. Denise works from her studio at The Sorting Office in Hampshire which she shares with 16 other makers and designers.

Denise has worked as a freelance illustrator for 10 years and currently licenses her designs internationally. She is represented by The Bright Group International. Denise combines digital work, watercolor and drawing to create her beautiful, contempora...

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