Watercolor: Unique & Fun Loose Floral Bouquet | Chelsie Wilde | Skillshare

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Watercolor: Unique & Fun Loose Floral Bouquet

teacher avatar Chelsie Wilde, Wilde Garden Artist & Graphic Designer

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5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Layer 1

    • 4. Layer 2

    • 5. Layer 3

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About This Class

Welcome to Watercolor: Unique & Fun Loose Floral Bouquets!!

Explore your unique watercolor style and learn how to bring floral bouquets to life with a loose and playful approach! I will teach you step-by-step in three layers how to create a stunning and energetic bouquet, and how to add your personal touch at the end with your favorite multimedia tools. 

This is a class for you if you are just starting out or advanced, and especially if you want to let loose and have some fun! This playful technique will teach you a new way of spontaneously using watercolor to create a work of art unique to you!  

See what I am up to and keep up with my weekly paintings and surface designs on Instagram at @wildegarden.art & @wildegarden.design!

Music: Toad Lick by East Forest

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Chelsie Wilde

Wilde Garden Artist & Graphic Designer


Chelsie began drawing as a child and the craving to create has never left her…

She has grown into a self taught oil painter, watercolor painter, and illustrator, currently based in Indiana. Between her time as a screen printer she is experimenting with her favorite mediums, live painting, teaching on Skillshare, and displaying her artwork in downtown galleries!

Nature and curiosity inspires and drives her artwork. Currently, she is caught up exploring and mastering skulls, flowers, and portraits - as individual pieces and as a work of art together. She is moving from working very tight and detailed to breaking her pieces apart with a more textured and visual brush stroke approach.

Check out her work in Instagram at wildegarden.art!

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1. Introduction: Hello. Thank you for joining me today. My name is Chelsea. I am the artists crappy designer and illustrator of Wild Garden Art. Today I'm going to teach you how I enjoy creating a fun and lose squatter. Okay. In a unique style to you at the end, we will make this a multimedia piece. Using your favorite, you can see more of my work and follow me on Instagram at wild guns. Got our garden. 2. Supplies: for today. The supplies that you are going to need are a brush, nothing fancy or expensive. We will mostly be dabbing. You can use any style of brush that you prefer. I suggest something small for the small size painting that we will be doing. I prefer, in this instance, to use the master's touch Number two. It comes to a nice point. It allows me, Do you get some space? But also have some detail where necessary. You are also going to need Ah four by six Water polar Sheet Another sheet to test colors if you choose to mix them or to remove excess color or water from your brush. You also need a reference photo of a simple Okay, your watercolors. Q. Tips are nice to have at hand. Just in case you get too much water. Too much color. You can just stab it off water, obviously, and a little piece of paper towel or rag. Teoh uh, dab from. Remove from your brush, and if you have them, it's really fun to have water. Color pencils. They are water soluble, and I use them. Teoh mark where the flowers are and just do a really light sketch, but if you don't have them, that's totally fine. You can just use a pencil and do some light sketching, and it won't bother your painting. It'll so let's get going. 3. Layer 1 : so to get started, The first thing that we are going to Dio is sketch a light over where the okay and the vase is going to sit on the paper. And then we will also sketch out where the base of the basis sitting and where the biggest flowers are. Then we are going to grab our brush and get started painting, and I'm going to use a bigger brush. Then I originally mentioned in the supply list video. It's a number five masters touch, and I am choosing to use this larger brush so that I can cover bigger areas without getting too detailed. And then we will just jump right into the greenery and I'll start with a lighter green. Um, in order. Teoh allow layering. We want to start really light so that we can layer as the pigment and the water dries and soaks into the paper a little bit. Remember, as you are working to keep it loose and just make your shapes to begin with. Don't get too detailed with it. Don't worry about mistakes. Don't worry. If you go out of bounds a little bit of where you think the greenery or the puddles should be. We want this to be kind of messy and loose, and if you're not sure what you have in front of you, squint your eyes or step away a little bit. I like to use blues in the greenery also to create depth and push areas back and create shadows. Now that we have a nice first layer for a greenery, we are going to move on to the flowers and with the flowers, will start in the darkest areas with a really light color and drag the color out to create a little bit of texture to get started. And we won't start with a dark color. I prefer to start with flush tint. It blends really nicely later with magenta, crimson and violet, which are probably the three colors I will use for these specific flowers. As you are working on your flowers, be careful of how much water you are putting on your paper. A lot of water is fine, but if you are trying to drop in more colors, then it's as it dries. It will just spread out and you won't have very textured areas, and there may be some areas where you want highlights. So be mindful of that and try to put as little in for this first layer as you can anywhere that you like. What's happening. Don't touch it anymore. Just leave it alone, let it dry and we'll get back to it later way . Now that we have a really nice first layer for the flowers and the greenery, we can move back to the greenery and start adding a little bit more depth with some blues. This time around, we will have less coverage with the blues in order to keep the lighter green showing through as highlights on the leaves at this point in the painting and there is a lot of water on the paper. So we want to take a break and just allow all of the pigment and the water to start soaking in, so that we can add just a little bit more detail and suggestion of specific areas and start working on our base, our background and the base that the vase is sitting on 4. Layer 2: Here's what I have so far for my painting and for this part we are going to begin working on the bass, the bass in the background, and then we will continue to add depth to the flowers and the greenery. As you're working on your painting, remember to have some fun and be loose with it. Our intent here is to suggestible okay and not to actually define every single bit of it. We will get into a little bit more detail with the flowers and then greenery, but we don't need to get into too much detail with the face, the shadow or even the base that the basis sitting on in the background. - Now we're going to get back into the greenery and continue building depth. Notice that with each layer that we go into, I am covering less and less of the painting. We want to do this in order to keep our color contained. Like I mentioned before. If we have too much water on the painting, the color will spread out. So if we can keep some areas dry, even most areas dry, then it will allow us to work in a little bit more detail and depth with some areas. Here, I'm going back into the flowers, and I am not covering this entire flour with water and all. I am very focused on the deeper parts of the flower and where the shadows are also where the pedals are, underneath or in the back. As I'm working, I like to take my brush and scribble it around. It grabs some of the wet areas and moves that pain around and just helps add to the messy look. Also, it's a lot of fun. And if I find myself getting too serious, this is something I do immediately. We are at a point again with our paintings, where it's time to step away for a little bit in order to let the water and the color settle a little bit. This will allow us to come back and get into even more specific areas to add the tiny bits of detail that we need in order to create this full image of a okay 5. Layer 3: Now that we have finished with the watercolor portion of our painting, we can switch mediums and use anything that we like to create some more texture and up to this loose watercolor brok. For the most part, I usually use watercolor pencils. I like the texture and the smaller detail that I'm able to add with it, but not too much detail. You can use anything that you like. You can just use regular colored pencils, acrylic paints, paint markers. Past owes oil crowns. Anything that you have will work. You can keep going with the watercolor paints and use them in a different technique. If you like. Whatever you do, have fun with it, and I'm going Teoh do a lot of scribbling and I'm gonna keep it very loose, and I won't be defining much of anything. - Splattering paint is something that I love to do and most of my paintings I find that it adds a lot of texture and a lot of fun and just gives it some more energy. So there are two different ways that I know of that you can do this. You can either take your loaded brush of color and water and tap it onto another brush. Or you can use your finger on the bristles of the brush. Some people like to use toothbrushes. I'm sure there are other methods. If you've never tried this before and you're not sure what to expect from the method that you are using, do it on a scrap sheet of paper. But don't expect too much out of it. And just try to remember to have fun and be loose. And now we're done with her paintings. I can't wait to see what you guys have done. Thank you so much for taking this class with me. And please be sure to post your project below so I can check it out. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, Have fun.