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Watercolor Painting : Guide to whimsical Watercolor Flowers

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. 1 intro flowers

      0:51
    • 2. 3 drawing roses

      1:38
    • 3. 4 rose first layer

      2:05
    • 4. 5 roses roses layer

      1:58
    • 5. 6 roses second layer

      2:15
    • 6. 7 roses stems

      3:47
    • 7. 8 roses next layers

      1:48
    • 8. 9 drawing second vase

      1:17
    • 9. 10 first layer flowers

      3:17
    • 10. 11 vase stems

      3:10
    • 11. 12 vase glass

      4:55
    • 12. 13 vase leafs

      1:36
    • 13. 14 final layer

      2:59
    • 14. 15 outro

      0:24
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Explore your creativity and expand your painting techniques with these step-by-step watercolor paintings!

Watercolor is a loose and unpredictable medium, and this can make you feel like you don't want  to pick up a brush and try.

Watercolor painting should be fun, you get excited while also finding inspiration

All you need is a piece of watercolor paper, a pencil, 3 watercolors and a liner.

Are you ready to paint some beautiful florals? Come , let’s celebrate summer, let’s celebrate flowers! :)

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You will get started on this beautiful journey of creation by:

 

  • Learning how to make many different marks with only one brush
  • How to draw loosely 
  • A set of exercises to build muscle memory
  • Build layers of paint to create depth in your illustrations 
  • Outline with confidence 
  • Working Light to Dark
  • A set of exercises to build muscle memory
  • Other Tips and Tricks

As a way to emphasize the lessons and show off our new skills, we will all be painting a subject matter that has amazing color, texture, and structure. In the end you can frame, use in your illustration portfolio, or gift to a loved one, this class will give you an arsenal of tools you can start using right away. You’ll learn to get the most out of your materials, experiment to discover your personal style, and find inspiration everywhere you look.

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Take a step forward on your watercolor journey and learn to paint two watercolor flower vases.

Learn how to paint them in vibrant watercolor!

This class will help you master loose watercolor techniques combined with dry watercolor techniques.

Here is another course on how to paint some beautiful watercolor bunnies 

Watercolors Whimsical Easter Bunny Painting: Fun and Cute Illustration

If you want to learn to make acrylic paintings you can learn here how to:

Abstract painting have fun creating modern GOLD leaf Acrylic Painting

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George-Daniel Tudorache

Together we will create amazing things.

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Hello, I'm George 

Together we will create amazing things.

Would you like to paint with more freedom or feeling?

You will be finding ways to develop your own way of applying paint and to compose the visual space.

You'll learn painting techniques used by professional artist to create elaborate works of art.

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1. 1 intro flowers: Hi, My name is Georgia and today's scores. You are going to learn how to make these beautiful watercolor flower paintings You're going to work. And what and wet, Wet on dry and some other layering techniques. What are you are looking to expand your watercolor knowledge or your watercolor collection ? This is a very good course for you. You are going to have a lot of fun with the encouragement that is all along the way. In the course, we are going to play around with how to represent glass and water color as well as loose brush marks to give the illusion of detail where it doesn't have it. Thank you for being part of this community and taking the scores. 2. 3 drawing roses: Okay, so let's start growing a beautiful vase and a few roses. We are going to start to make a beautiful rectangle end a middle of the page just like that . Wrong two lines and then for the bottom of the rectangle or just beautiful rounded shape. And then we can go inside to accentuate inside of the base as well. We can now around a little bit of the corners of the base on the top on, then put in a beautiful window. A beautiful rectangle as highlight way can now start with the first rose, the main rose by doing a circle. And then we can just put another one on the right side. Just like that. A few lines of you circles and we are done with that as well. Let's make on the left side of beautiful. We can now make a few lines on flower chest. Add a little bit more dimension on with the medal flour. Big Rose weekend. Just put in a mental fel, a beautiful center, and then we can move on to the flower on the left side and there we go, easy 3. 4 rose first layer: Okay, let's take our big brush. Big, flat brush and take a little bit of blue, A little bit of magenta and a lot of water with a little bit of yellow. Us well, and start working on the vase. We're gonna do a flat wash on the whole face except the highlight. The highlight is gonna remain white. So there we go. We can now add in a little bit more of this beautiful wash, as you can see, and then move on a little bit faster, being careful to not go over. The edge is taken out around the top. Just like that. You can see the base just appearing. And now we can just make sure that those outlines are just wonderful. Now we can take a little bit more color and added to the side and to the bottom of this beautiful vase. Then we can take a little bit more magenta and a little bit of yellow swell and make a little bit more intense color. Put our brush on sideways and we can make a beautiful shadow. A wonderful shadow on the right side, opposite to the highlight. And just like that, we can take a little bit more blue and put it in on the right side of the vase just like that, until the bottom And we can make that beautiful, beautiful backside of the vase at the top of the vase. We're gonna make some shadows. These are the shadows that are going to be at the bottom of the roses and at the bottom on the glass. And there we go with the vase. 4. 5 roses roses layer: Okay, let's put the first layer of paint on the roses. We're gonna take a little bit of magenta just like that, with some water very fast and loose, and then a little bit of yellow, too. Make this magenta a little bit more orange, as you can see, taking a little bit of water. And just like that, we can start putting a beautiful wash. And we can go in semi circles around the first rose, leaving a little bit of white just here and there to accentuate that. The middle has a lot less color variation, and brush making is very, very necessary in this step. So turned the bush brush around, play with it, look at it and then make another shape for the second rose. We are going to leave out a little bit of an area on the left side for two leaves. We're going to leave these out white, and then we can move on to the actual shape of the rose, which is a very simple, almost square like shape. And then we can move on to the top rose, which we can make a little bit more triangular for the rose on the left side on the top left side weaken just but just two or three shapes. We can just make some beautiful marks, just cutting into the shape as a staircase, and then we can move on to the next step. 5. 6 roses second layer: Here we go. We're gonna take a little bit of magenta and make a beautiful orange, a beautiful pink to put in the middle of the flowers and on the right side of the flowers as well. For the middle one, we're just going to make some beautiful marks at the middle and just like that, some straight edges on the side on the left side and then going in between with the tip of the brush with the corner of the brush to make them a little bit more interesting. As we go further, we can add on arch to does lines as well as you can see started to look like a rose. We can take a little bit of magenta, just pure magenta, and put it in the middle of the rose. Now we can move to the right hand side, rose and add just the far right, some beautiful, beautiful magenta, and then add a wonderful line as to show a pedal just over there and then on the bottom weaken Do a line a swell. And as you can see, it started to look like a rose with a metal and with some pedals. We can move to the left side and we can add a little bit more magenta to the middle of the flower and then move our way to the center of the flower. And just like that, with a few lines and a little bit of color, we can move on to the top. Right hand side, Rose. We can take a little bit more magenta. Just put it in the middle, just over there, and then we can make some lines to accentuate some wonderful pedals. We can also work on the small rose going on the left side. Two. Puts just a little bit of a shadow and create this beautiful treaty. This beautiful depth in the painting, that's it. 6. 7 roses stems: Okay, We are going to work a little bit more on the vase. We're just going to take some yellow a little bit of blue. Um, maybe a little bit more blue, just like that. Get a little bit of water and a little bit of magenta just to make it a little bit less intense. And we're gonna make some stems for the flowers for the roses with the small brush just going down, getting some more water and then putting some beautiful lines, maybe a little bit more magenta to make it a tad bliss intense. We can just do a few lines, tree for five lines. And there, just like that, we've made some stems. We can now put some beautiful shadow on the right hand side of the vase. Just that top. Take a little bit more blue and a little bit of magenta. Add it to that left side and a little bit to the right side. Just to accentuate the shadow areas more. We can add it to the left side and then at the bottom, we can do the same to accentuate that this has a flat bottom. That is a little bit more in shadow, taking a little bit more blue with that green and making that bottom, as well as giving this impression that it has water inside with some blue with the same blue that we used for the bottom on. There we go and we can put in a little bit more blue just to make this vase just a little bit more interesting. That's a straight out blue and for the water as well. We can take a little bit of yellow. What a little bit of that green we've made earlier and we can put in a few leaves. These are very easy to make. They are just as you would imagine. We can fill in the blank spaces in between the roses that we left out, and it starts to become very, very interesting. We can take a little bit of the darker green and make some darker, darker leaves. Making a variation of leaves is always interesting. We can put some leaves going out of the paper as well, just to give this oven open composition. And just like that, taking a little bit more yellow, a little bit more green, making more leaves just adding a lot, just adding more color here and there and making leaves remembering to fill the spaces we've left out for the leaves. Or you can go over the roses a swell depending on how dark your green is just like that, just adding a little bit more dimension. Teuta leaves and we are just about done with with the leaves, just adding a few more to make it seem a little bit more interesting on the left side. And just like that, we have done some beautiful, beautiful leaves. 7. 8 roses next layers: And now for the end, we can work a little bit more on the flowers with some straight magenta chest with the small brush, just making some lines, especially in the middle of the flowers. Just as you can see, just accentuate thing, those medals of the flowers where they have so many pedals, just making lines. And we can move on to the centerpiece, just taking a little bit of the of the pain from the outer flowers and from the plate. And we can just move a little bit in the circles, in semi circles and straight lines to give a little bit of variation. We can also take a little bit more color for this metal rose, since it is the center of flour and we can add a little bit more interesting shapes wherever we feel like it's needed. We can move on to the right to the left hand side, Rose doing the same, just making a few beautiful lines, and then maybe at the bottom of the flower, just one accent. And for the top one, we can also put near the stem some magenta and then take some water to make it a little bit more like a wash. And then with that water, we can just play around with some more shadows on the left hand side. And we are just done. And we're done. Look at that. Look at how beautiful those roses in a vase look. 8. 9 drawing second vase: for this one. We are going to do a beautiful vase, a little bit more squished at the bottom, so it has a bigger bottom, and then as it goes up, it's slowly goes a little bit thinner, just like that. As you can see, we can make the bottom as well. The bottom circle, the inside of the vase, and then we can put in the space for the highlight. We can now move on to the actual roses we can make. We can start with a middle Rosa's well, and in the middle of the rose we can make to utter circles just like that. For the right hand, we are just going to make another shape of the Rose. These are just guidelines to know where to put those flowers. They kind of intersect each other, so try to draw them like they grow out of each other. They look more natural that way, and there we go. We have finished drawing 9. 10 first layer flowers : okay for the first layer of paint, we're just going to take a little bit of blue and then a little bit of magenta just like that. Maybe a little bit more blue. And we can take a little bit of water and a little bit of yellow just to make this beautiful gray that we are going to just put around the vase just outside of the vase to accentuate the blue of the base, the blue and the green of the vase. And just like that, going around to accentuate the shape of the vase, as you can see, taking a little bit more yellow to make the left side a little bit different and just like that. As you can see, we now have a negative space on the painting, and then we can work a little bit more on those shapes. Now, of course, we are going to start to make the beautiful flowers. We're gonna take a little bit of magenta on a lot of yellow to make this beautiful orange. Just like that. We have made a little bit of orange and we're going to start with the medal flour with the corner. We're just going to make some semi circles and then go around the flower just like that, with some edges with some straight ones with some. And as we go out on the flower weaken, just press a little bit harder to make thicker lines and add a little bit more water to just make that paint flow a little bit more. As you can see, it already started to look like Rose, and then we can just take a little bit more magenta and a little bit of yellow that it and put in the right hand side flower just like that. It's basically a very easy flour and leaving a space for a beautiful leaf just on the right hand side for the small flower. We're just gonna use this beautiful motion just going a little bed and look at how beautiful that pink bleeds in the end, the orange flower, the merged together for the top flower. We're just going to make two lines, too rounded lines at the bottom and then connect them with a top one and maybe leave a little bit of white on the left hand side. We just have to put a few shapes just three shapes and we are done. That's why we love big, flat brushes. They can cover so much space. 10. 11 vase stems: Ford this next step, we are going to take a little bit of magenta just like that, with a little bit of blue and a little bit of yellow, maybe a little bit more blue. And we are going to get a little bit more blue just making this beautiful brown, and we can put it at the bottom of We can now make it a little bit more purple, maybe a little bit more blue with a little bit more yellow and make it more of a brown color. And we can put it at the bottom of the glass at the bottom of the vase, make it a little bit more blue, and we can adjust that to make this beautiful shape this beautiful round bottom of the glass. As you can see, it's a little bit more. It has a little bit more color on the right, outside, on the right hand side. Mm. On just making it a little bit more full. We can put a little bit more color on the right hand side, just suggesting this beautiful shadow. And then we can actually make a shadow on the right hand side on the rights of the glass. We can make a shadow just with the same color, maybe out a little bit more blue, and put it just on the right side, just like that and maybe a little bit inside to show that it gets as dark inside as it gets outside. We can now put get a little bit more blue, mix it in with a little bit of yellow and a little bit of magenta as well. Just like that, we've made a natural green. We haven't cleaned our brush just so we can make some some nice, beautiful greens that don't look to vibrance. And as you can see, we're working a little bit on the Stam's just a few stems. 45 How many want just trying to make them a little bit different and making them go to the bottom of the vase and also just fanning out a little bit just like that? And then we can take a little bit off Magenta would a little bit of blue, maybe a little bit more blue, just like that, and yellow as well. Just like that, make this a beautiful, beautiful, dark green. We cannot take this dark yellow, green, yellow joker and put it just at the top and maybe go down one or two. Stam's there we go. 11. 12 vase glass: now for this next step. We are just going to take a little bit of blue and a little bit of yellow. Just like that. Maybe a little bit more yellow and just put in on the stems, making some beautiful, some more intense stems. Just so we have a little bit of color variation. Color variation is the soul of painting. We can now just about see how beautiful this color looks. We can take a little bit more blue and add it to that beautiful green. Maybe a little bit more. Look at how beautiful that blue turquoise is. We're going to use a little bit of magenta, and we are going to put a little bit of yellow as well. Make this a beautiful dark turquoise green tour, Coy's and then weaken. Just add it to the vase on the left hand side, being careful not to cover the highlights. We can put it on the left on the right hand side us well, just covering a little bit of the stanzas well and basically making the shape the level of the water. As you can see, we can just about see the level of the water We cannot take a little bit more water. Just clean out the brush, take a little bit more blue And then with a little bit of magenta, we can just get a little bit more water, make this blue just awesomely nice and put it on the bottom of the vase, just like that. Just be need the water. The water level we just made. Look at how beautiful it started. Toe. Look, that blue. It just started to look like a vase so beautiful and it's a little bit dimensional, so it looks awesome. We cannot put it on the top side of the vase just above the water, just like that, making the highlight a little bit smaller, as it can see. And then on the right hand side, we can add it just there. Now, if you want to make this beautiful highlight on the vase where the water meets, we can take a little bit of napkin, a little bit of a napkin and take a little bit of that water. If it didn't pick up enough color, you can always add some water, the small brush just like that, and then take the napkin and take out a little bit of a little bit more and make a beautiful highlights. We can now edit that highlight with the small brush, just like that, we can take and make it a little bit more crisp. We can basically make it just a small little line, just a small little difference in tone and shape we can make that blew a little bit darker and added just where it means the glass. As you can see, it started to look even more realistic and maybe at the bottom a little bit just to accentuate it. And on the right, on the left hand side, we can do the same just connecting that circle, and we can take a little bit of blue and add it to the side of the glass just to add a little bit of thickness to that glass. And at the bottom of the highlight weekend and a little bit of color. It's well going in on the bottom of the glass, just like that. Look at how beautiful this color is, and then we can put up on the bottom of the glass, just this beautiful blue to make it a little bit more interesting on the right hand side. We can also add a little bit of thickness to the glass and cover up a little bit of the white that has left over. We can now see that this ways is finished. 12. 13 vase leafs: Of course, let's not forget to make a little bit of leaves. Weren't just going to take a little bit of yellow and a little bit of blue. We're just gonna mix it with a little bit of the color we already have on the plate. And where we have spaces, we can put some leaves. We are going to make beautiful triangles as leaves, just maybe making them a little bit more round on some sides. And they can be very simple shapes, just making just having a tip and then dragging the brush to the end. Having a bigger body on, basically, making them very organic and simple shapes just like that, adding us them. And also another leaf. As you can see, it's a very simple shape. It has a a beautiful. It's a very simple shape. It has. It has a beautiful corner and then a body, and then the body of the actual leaf. And there we go. We can add a little bit more. We can add one more smaller one and then make it maybe a little bit bigger. We can Adam want to the top, and then we are done with the leaves 13. 14 final layer: and for the end of the course, we are going to make the middle of the roses were going to start with a little bit of orange. We're making that with yellow and magenta and then adding with small brush, just some small, beautiful lines in the middle of the center rose. As you can see, the lines are a little bit round and sometimes straight, just adding a little bit of variation, just like that moving on and putting some more intense colors on the right hand side, where it's a little bit more in the shadow, we can now add a little bit more magenta and put in on the left hand side. Just making a pedal just like that would curb line and in the middle of the rose and at the bottom of the Rosa's Well, some color, maybe at the top. We can make another pedal just like that, with a beautiful line, taking a little bit of water to make that pedal a little bit more interesting. We can take a little bit more magenta with a little bit of water and put it to the middle of the top. Rose makes some beautiful lines. We can also make them a little bit Wigley to make some pedals just like that. We can now move on to the small rose. It is interesting, Rose Weaken. Just have a little bit of fun with it and make it a little bit more crazy, as you can see. And then before the last rose, we're just going to make the mental of the rose just a few lines going in a curve. And then, of course, we're gonna have to make some pedals just like that. We can also put a little bit of a shadow on the metal rose with this magenta just on the middle, just in the middle of the flower end on the right hand side, this is actually very, very fun. Look at how beautiful this watercolor has shaping up to be. We can also put a little bit more shadow on the table with a little bit of blue and a little bit of would a little bit of blue, a little bit of magenta and a little bit of yellow basically making a purple or gray just like that. And we are done. I'm proud of you. Hopefully you had a great time and you've made some beautiful art 14. 15 outro: So you've done it. You've now created these beautiful flowers. And if you are gracious enough, you will post them on the review page of the scores. If you are interested in other courses, I have some Mawr watercolor courses as well as some acrylic And soon, some procreate courses. Thank you once again and see you in the next course.