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

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!!