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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Watercolor Techniques

    • 4. Banana Leaf Plant

    • 5. Eucalyptus Plant

    • 6. Swiss Cheese Plant

    • 7. You did it!

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About This Class

Have you ever wanted to paint those gorgeous watercolor house plants that you see on Pinterest, stores and social media but don't know how to draw them and the basics of painting? Well this class is for you! 

I will teach you:

  • The basic watercolor techniques
  • How to draw each plant using my simple lines and heart shape method
  • How to paint them in your own unique way
  • How to play with water and the white of the paper to create highlights
  • The importance of having 3 different values of a color to create your highlights, medium tones and shading.

This class is full of creativity, easy step by step techniques to help you discover your own voice and painting style and the soothing guitar sounds will help you relax as you paint along with me. 


My watercolor pan set is made of different brands, but it includes: Winsor & Newton, Art Philosophy & Sennelier. 


Watercolor Techniques that I explained in the video, the final results of your explorations should look similar to this. 


I know your time in here will be fun and full of creativity, enjoy it with your kids and all the people at your home. 

Meet Your Teacher

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Jennifer The Artsy Boho

Watercolor Artist + Creative





Before we get to the good art stuff, I want to tell you a bit about myself first, so here’s my story.

I’m a Puerto Rico Native, self-taught watercolor artist, creative by birth who loves to learn. I'm also a beach, coffee and music lover + a Bohemian at heart with a vintage - 80’s soul. I was born in a family of creatives, my father is a musician, my mother is a sewing genius and my grandmother, the one who started this creative family is the ultimate DIYer, crochet guru, fashion designer, among many other creative hats, oh and she cooks delicious. Since I was a little girl I learned many creative skills that I gather from all of them, I explored t... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi. My name is Jennifer Watercolor Artists and creative of the are Teboho in this field shirt class. I'm gonna teach you how little pain watercolor house plans in the class. I'm gonna teach you basic watercolor tiki how to draw each plans and has the pain, each of them in your own unique way. In the end, they're gonna have three watercolor pieces that are unique and that you can frame to display probably in your own home. See you in class. 2. Materials: in this lesson. I'm gonna be showing you all the materials you need to take this class first. We're gonna need watercolors. I'm gonna be using my pants It, But you can use any water coolers you have. Then we're gonna need a jar of water is going to be used to clean our Russians. And today, with the pain, we're also gonna need water cooler paper. You can use anyone you have fasted on cities. £140. Then we're gonna any paper, towel and racer, A pencil? A water rush. I recommend using a size four because he's it is very versatile. So see you in the next lesson. 3. Watercolor Techniques: in this video, I'm gonna be teaching you basic watercolor techniques. We're gonna be starting with a wedding dry, meaning that we're gonna start with a dry paper and we're gonna wet our brush with water. And can you would look something like this Simple. Right. Then we're gonna continue with the what on wet. And what we're gonna do here is we're gonna wet our paper, we plain water, and then we're gonna what are brush with water and take it. You see, with this technique, you can see that the Pickman looks way more diluted, and it has a softer effect. So why don't drive, which is the one week before that? We're gonna do the dry brush technique. And I love that to make skies and, uh, on water, the beach rivers and stuff like that. I like that. So we're gonna She's a collar. It's just a very leader. Yoon equipment and water to brush. I'm gonna So this do you see that fact that it leaves white faces and it's sort of like a scratchy sound, just a dry brush technique. And I love it because it leaves those wise white spaces and it creates great effects for skies, as I mentioned before for water reflections and stuff like that. The next one, we're gonna make his blooms, which is very, very lovely technique. And what we're gonna do here is sort of the same us in the wedding. What set me? We're gonna add this plain water. Then you're gonna peak any color you like. We're gonna drop the color, See those effects? What I love about them is that you have no control over them. And that's the magical water. With the blooms, you can create like different things with them. You can even lines to them later and create flowers. But that's just after the paint is dry. If you do this when the pain is still a little bit wet, you're gonna have ah, bleeding effect into it. The next one we're gonna make radiant. And in here gonna be caller, we're gonna keep our paper dry. We're gonna had a collar. Then we're just gonna at water or water. And what you did there was make the color that you started with a lighter and it will look like an ombre effect. Look really clean. One other technique colored Oosting and this is up for a meteorite that I You also used a lot when I'm thinking skies and water reflections those type off sceneries. What you do is when you're pain is still wet. Take a paper towel and just like it sums you're gonna leave the paint off the paper, and that's a really great technique to make clouds. And you can even do this if you dry your brush. You just got up the faint with your drive clean brush. Another technique is layers and with layering, you're going to start with your lightest color first. For example, if you're 18 you want to make mountains. It starts with your by its color. We're gonna come back to it later finishes. The next technique is really fun one and it's called stippling and all. You have to do these little your brush with big men with any color you like. Okay, and you're gonna do like ducks. And that is a great technique to make the center of the flowers or lavenders on over those kind of flowers. That's really nice. The next technique is this all. And I used these a lot when I'm painting Galaxies and what we do here, pain as you normally would. Then you're gonna add salt what the salt would do, just pick up the pigment. You have to do this when it's still west. Because it's not, it will not work. And in those places where the self have landed, the salt will pick up the pigment and it will lead those faces white. And the other technique that we're gonna do it falls on position. This is very, very important to master in order to paint in spaces that are nearby, other places there that are still wet. So I'm gonna move. My paper could be more comfortable. What you're gonna do is we're gonna draw a line like that, and then we are gonna pained another line as close as you can get to the other one without touching and be patient with yourself. If you can get close enough, that's okay. Takes practice. So don't be hard on yourself. And this is a great technique because you don't have your colors running into each other. And this is a great way to make patterns to make those rainbow arches that you're seeing all over Instagram. I'm gonna make rainbow. We're going to start with your say, my circle. Yeah. Then we're gonna through the first line schools as we can here. That's how you can use the pulse end precision Pick me working work on our own are layering technique. So just make sure that it's really dry. Before you applied another layer into it on the next colored that we're gonna use. He's a green that's a bit darker, like bad. We're gonna wait for them to dry, and we're gonna keep hiding into it. Gonna be using our darkest green. Or in the case that you were doing something else. You're darkest color. We will go something like, Do you see? No, you have your layer mountain. So here's the final look at how old techniques we'll look after they are dry. And I hope that you learned a lot in this lesson and I'll feed you in the next one 4. Banana Leaf Plant: never gonna start throwing or banana leaves. We're going to stop with a curved line down the middle of the paper and that's gonna be our stem. Then we're gonna make some Kurt lines, and that's gonna be this shape overly. And to make those opening that the banana leaf has we're gonna take Ari Razor and erase. Some random parts off are growing. And in those Bard's, we're gonna make some be shapes. They're gonna be those openings, like so And we're gonna place now RV shapes. And it's super easy. Just like that. I'm gonna reshape this part of it a bit like this. No gonna caller our leave and we're gonna makes three values. I like one for the highlights. I mean, one for immediate medium values over leave and a dark one that is going toe act as our shape. And we're gonna be using all three of those colors. What? We're painting our leave if you know it is, I used the what I'm dry technique, meaning that the paper is dry and my brush is loaded with pain and water. And that's the technique we're gonna use mostly in this type of leave and I'm gonna be painting just one side of the leaf because we're gonna divide it from the other side of the Now I'm dropping you some color in the whip areas. And that's the why don't what technique? Now I keep using that went on dry technique because I have more control off where the paint is going. I'm gonna keep painting this one side of the leave and you're going to see another of it. How we're gonna divide the two sides. No, we're gonna use the Poulsen position technique, and we're gonna leave a little gap in the middle off the both sides of the leaf. And that white of the paper is gonna be our highlight. And our stem, we're gonna leave thes small white gap off the paper all along the leaf to make it seem like he's distant. And we're gonna keep painting, I believe carefully, not painting on the other side because it is feel a little bit wet and the pain can bleeding to the other side. Unless you can see I'm using both techniques that would have went under wet or dry. And you can feel three to makes them up as you like and with blood colors. Basically, you drag around the puddle of water that you had left on your paper. You just keep dragging it and dropping in collard you're finishing painting our lead and you can feel free to make stick colors as you like. Keep adding some color, rubbing you some color In what areas? Using the wedding. What technique? And now we're gonna pain are stem using our darkest body Makesem. Now you have your banana leaves and I hope that this lesson waas Superfund and I'll see you on the next time. 5. Eucalyptus Plant: number gonna throw the U Kelly's dis planned. And that's one of my favorites. We're gonna start with a piece of water full of paper on. We're gonna draw our stem in the middle of the paper. We have heard line. Then we're gonna make some lines along the middle stem. We're gonna draw that The friend shape of the study. You can just have and the collectives have some round ones, old ones. And I like to draw the over ones in the middle of this. Them you're gonna see you do right now like so. And I like it because I see it makes it look very interesting on a very natural looking. And I'm gonna keep drawing the different leaves along the stem, and that's what you'll see me. I like to finish the eucalyptus plant with a live on top of this thing, but you can finish it as you like. Now we're going to start pain team eucalyptus, and I like to start with the weddings right technique, meaning that the paper is dry and that my brush is loaded with pain and water and you'll see me dropping in some colors in the areas where I already paint it. And that's the wet on wet technique. And that's why you'll see me do in this painting. I'm driving colors, and now I am lifting some paint off my favor to bring back some highlights. This process is very relaxing, and as you can see, the eucalyptus plan doesn't have that many details. So it's super you fit to paint it. It's sort of like those relaxing coloring books, dropping colors, covering back some dark area and to make it more interesting and natural looking. As you see, I'm still using the wet or dry technique. Never gonna be. No ours. Then we're gonna use the whole some position technique here, and I just faint took the middle part first, and then the ones on the side, and that's it. You just finished your your Kelly to splint 6. Swiss Cheese Plant: never gonna throw this Swiss cheese plant. We're going to start with occur line, Toby or stem, And then we're gonna throw on inverted hard shape and that's gonna be our leave. Then we're going to divide our leave with a curve line in the middle to be a stem, and we're gonna draw some irregular circle shapes and those are gonna be our holes. We're going to draw three of those leaves in different shapes and sizes to make it look more natural looking and interesting. - Then we're gonna draw a planter. We're just making a for of line in the top and decides, and that's it. Now we're gonna paint or leave. And again, we're going to be needing three different values of green. I like one. I'm meeting one in a dark one, and we're gonna be using the wet on dry technique. And what On what technique? Be careful not to throw inside the holes, but if you do, that's okay. You can use acrylic paint. You can use White wash or a white Delp in to bring those white spaces back again. - The bigger leave, we're gonna be painting it on one side first on the other one. We're gonna paint that, using the technique off polls and precision to make the gap in the middle to make it look like a stem and a highlight. - Remember to use the three values of green in your painting to make it look more realistic. - Now we're gonna paint our stems using our darkest green, - and we're gonna paint our planter and I'm gonna be using some burnt sienna and some bun baked brown. I'm gonna use very little off the buying like brown, and it's going to be to add some shading to the planter and you're gonna see me dropping in some off this color on the sides and the top of the planter. Just give it a light watch first and then at the highlights on this shading afterwards on this part I just used my clean brush to pick up some of the paint to add those highlights back. I'm now I'm gonna dropping somebody like brown to where the shading and the darkest parts of the planter. And that's it. You have your Swiss cheese plant and here you're going to see me adding some white with a gel pin to what? Back the white stem. Now your PC's all done. Hope you had fun 7. You did it! : I hope you had a lot of fun. Painting use plants. Hope to see you my next class. Bye.