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Watercolor Magnolias: Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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9 Videos (1h 19m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Colors

    • Sketching Magnolias

    • Painting the first Layer

    • Painting the second Layer

    • Adding a Background

    • Adding Finishing Touches

    • Last Thoughts

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About This Class


In this class, I explain step by step how to paint realistic looking magnolia blossoms. If you always wanted to paint realistic flowers and didn't know where to start this class is for you. This class is an introduction to botanical illustration with easy instructions and techniques, it is suitable for beginners. I hope you love magnolias as much as I do and will enjoy painting this stunning flowers with me.

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful magnolias! x Irina.

P.S. If you are new to watercolors and would like to better understand this beautiful medium, check my watercolor basics classes:

"Essential Watercolor Techniques for beginners" & "The Basics of Color Mixing in Watercolor"

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

Very helpful and great instruction loved the class
Belinda Jobson


I really enjoyed the class. As a beginner, I was easily able to follow along and create something I enjoyed. Thank you.
Rachel Edington

Art Therapist in Training

Always recommend Irina's classes. This one I particularly loved and can't wait to watch again but this time with my paints and brushes at the ready. Thanks Irina!
Beverley Deeming

Ex prof M-U Artist/4eva a Creative Human





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

Hello Fellow Artists!

Me and Skillshare team are having a Watercolor Spring art contest. 
Skillshare team is generously offering 1 year of premium membership to the winner, also there will be some special prizes from me for other 2 participants.

To participate in contest follow 4 easy steps:

1. Watch all the videos of one of the following classes (or both classes) :

    Watercolor Magnolias: Botanical Illustr...

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