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Watercolour Floral Pattern + 4 Class Projects

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Cherry Blossom Part 1

    • 4. Cherry Blossom Part 2

    • 5. Daisies Part 1

    • 6. Daisies Part 2

    • 7. Blue Florals Part 1

    • 8. Blue Florals Part 2

    • 9. Floral Pattern Part 1

    • 10. Floral Pattern Part 2

    • 11. Conclusion

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About This Class

Watercolor florals have a meditative quality which reflects not just when the artwork is complete, but also when we’re in the process of painting. Making repetitive patterns helps you calm your mind down while the vibrant colors refresh your mind. In this class, we'll be learning how to create four beautiful and easy watercolor floral patterns that can look great on anything ranging from bedsheets, to notebook covers.

With this fun class, we aim to simplify the process of creating watercolor florals for you. Think of this class as the next step to your watercolor floral journey. We will begin with showing you how to create a pretty cherry blossom pattern right from the basic and take it to the next level with painting daisies and a variety of floral patterns that we’re positive you’ll enjoy.

What more? We will also show you the various techniques and brush strokes to create leaves, buds and many more fillers that would help you create a million different patterns of your own, just by mixing and matching the elements, and playing with colors!

This class can be enjoyed by beginners and intermediate artists alike, who love playing around with this wonderful medium called watercolor. So what are you waiting for? Grab some art supplies and get started with painting watercolor florals step by step with us!

You can to reach out to us for questions and queries. Feel free to drop us a message in the discussions forum on Skillshare or DM us on our Instagram handle @9creates. We would love to hear from you.

P.S: Don't forget to upload your class project. We’ll make it a point to see every single one and offer feedback. Lets get started!

P.P.S: If you wish to purchase products on the Itsy Bitsy website, you can use our code NEHA5709 for getting an additional 5% discount!





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1. Introduction: Hi guys. Welcome to our skillshare class on watercolor floral patterns. I am Neha, the co-founder of NiNe by Nishreen and Neha, we are a team of two art enthusiasts from India. And you can check out our work on Instagram Our handle is called NiNe creates. In this class, you will be learning how to make really easy and beautiful watercolor botanicals and creating patterns by repeating those elements. We have four really fun class projects that you'll definitely enjoy creating. So first, let's take a look at the materials that we will be needing for this class. 2. Supplies: For this class, I will be using my Itsy Bitsy little birdie watercolor. Itsy Bitsy is an Indian brand so I'm not very sure if you get their products outside of India, but you can use whatever alternative you have. I'll be using brushes in sizes 00, 2, 4 & 6. I really prefer using these brushes cause they have a very fine tip. And that helps me make minute details. For the paper, I'm using Brustro's 300 GSM cold pressed paper The paper is really thick and it has a great texture on it, but you can use 200 GSM as well. It completely depends on your preference since we are not using very heavy watercolor technique. So I think 200 GSM should be all right as well. I also have another watercolor palette. This one is from Brustro again. And it's a pocket set, it's very user-friendly and I love how vibrant the colors are. So I will be using both palettes together. Also, if you prefer painting in a sketchbook, you can definitely go ahead to ease the process of teaching. I will be using loose watercolor sheets, but you can definitely use a sketchbook. Once you have all the supplies with you, we can finally start our very first watercolor floral pattern. 3. Cherry Blossom Part 1: Hi guys, welcome to the very first lecture of our skillshare class. In this lecture, we'll be learning how to paint these really cute cherry blossom flowers. I really love how beautiful they look and they are so easy to paint. So let's get started. I'm taking some crimson here, but you can also use scarlet red. And I'm just going to make some really tiny dots in a cluster, something like this. Okay, and now I'm just going to make the petals using nothing but clear water. So we're going to just drag the red using clear water to make a petal. So your petals are going to be light pink sort of once they dry. So make sure that you don't drag out too much red, otherwise, your flowers will also be entirely red. We want something like a baby pink. Also guys, for this technique, you're going to have to make sure that your water is clean. Because if you use muddy water, your flower is going to look brownish and that really won't look that great. So make sure that you use clean water for this. So let's make the cluster of dots again. I'm just going to randomly place flowers in different sizes, some big, some small. And then we'll draw some branches around them. So again, clear water and just dragging the red out to make petals. These flowers are very easy to make and they look super super cute, and you can create so many patterns. You don't have to just make cherry blossoms. This way, you can make the same kind of flower in a different color also. They look beautiful in every single color. I'm just placing the flowers around very randomly. Kind of some kind of close to each other, some kind of spaced out. Okay. We are finally done painting the flowers. And in the next part we learn how to paint the branches and some tiny buds as fillers. 4. Cherry Blossom Part 2: So I'm using a brown here but I think the branch should be a little darker. So I'm also going in with a little black vary randomly just mixing the two colors. And I think this looks much better, but if you prefer a brown, You can always just stick to the brown. I like the branch to be a little darker because it makes the flowers pop And I'm just making the branch around the flowers wherever there's space Wherever they can fit the branch in, adjusting the thickness of it Also, guys, I'm making these pointy branches where there are no flowers around it. I'm just making some extra ones to add bugs. So make sure that you also make some little tiny branches around the main branch as well. Because I think the bugs really enhance the whole painting. So now I'm just using some crimson and making these random strokes to make the buds, they're very tiny. You can also use a diluted version of the color if you prefer, but I like how the red really pops out. So I'm going to go with the red. To create this pattern we are going to make three branches filled with flowers. So if the first branch is starting from the left side of the paper, then I'm going to start the second one from the right and the third one again from the left. So I'm just making random flowers like we did for the first branch and place them randomly around. And then my branch is going to start from the right side. I'm just going to speed this process up a little because we're just repeating the patterns that they've learnt in detail earlier so that the video doesn't become too long. I'm just going to speed it up a little. So as I said, the first branch, we started it from the left corner. So the second branch, we are going to start it from the right corner. And the third branch we will start from the left corner again. As I said earlier while painting the branches, we're going to just make these tiny little twigs around the branch again to add some buds. And I love how this painting has turned out. I really hope that you give it a try. And if you do, please upload it to the class project section, I would love to see what you create. And I will see you in the next lecture where we will learn to paint a beautiful yellow Daisy pattern. 5. Daisies Part 1: Hi guys, welcome to the second lecture of our skillshare class. In the first lecture, we learned how to make some really beautiful cherry blossoms. But here we're going to learn how to make some yellow and orange daisies. I'm going to start with a brown color and make a cluster of tiny dots kind of shaped like a gum drop, not in a complete circle, but somewhat like a semicircle. So just the way we did in the first lecture with cherry blossoms, we made a cluster of dots. We're gonna make a cluster of dots here again. And I'm just going to use a really vibrant yellow to make these petals. I am making these petals using just one stroke of a brush. And I'm kind of dragging the brown along with the yellow like we did in the cherry blossoms. Again, somewhat like that. But we don't want the color to bleed as much as we did in the cherry blossoms. We kind of made the whole flower just out of the red. Here we just want the brown to be a little bit because I personally love the kind of effect it creates. So it depends on personal choice. If you don't like the effect then you can just wait for the cluster of dots to get completely dry and then you can make the petals. Daisies are usually in white but I love painting daisies in every random color possible. So I'm gonna make these in yellow and orange because the colors are two complimentary colors. They look really good together. They're warm tones. And I really love how this pattern turned out in the end. So I'm pretty sure you're going to love it too. Okay. So I'm just placing the flowers very randomly. I'm making some facing left, facing right, facing up, facing down, I am making flowers in every direction possible. So just place the flowers vary randomly, don't place them too close together, space them out because we're also gonna make stems and leaves around them. So you want to space the flowers out to you know kind of make the pattern look even throughout. So we're finally done painting all the flowers. And now I'm just going to make a really thin fine line. It's not exactly straight. It's going to be a little curved, but I'm making stems and I'm just going to place a few stems here and there, from the corners of the paper as well 00:04:58.685 --> 00:05:01.550 so that our pattern looks continuous. Also, I am drawing some random stems above the flowers too cause we're gonna make buds here again. And I love the kind of buds that we are going to be making here so make sure that you don't fill every tiny stem with leaves. Make sure that you leave around 2-3 stems unattended cause we are going to add buds here as well. We're finally done being doing all the leaves in this pattern. And the pattern does look filled up, but we are yet to add some buds and fillers which we will learn in the next part. So, see you in the next part of this same lecture. 6. Daisies Part 2: Hi guys. In the first part of this lecture, we learned how to make the flowers and the leaves and here we will be learning how to add the buds and some fillers to make the pattern look even more vibrant. So I'm just making this cluster of dots again, but I'm making it in a different shape. So it's going to be a little wider at the bottom. And as it goes towards the top, I'm gonna make it narrow, something like this. I'm adding these buds everywhere where we left the stems unattended. Also, I see some white spaces in the painting and I'm not really happy with it. So I'm going to add some fillers. I'm going to make these little teardrop shapes in orange. And we're going to add stems to them. So I'm again making them in a little spaced out cluster. They are not very closely located near each other, but they're a little bit spaced out and a little bigger in size also. So they're just random teardrop shapes. You can also make circles and I'm just going to add some stems to them. So what I like doing here is adding little tiny dots at the bottom part of the teardrop shape and then making the stems under them. I just think it makes it look better. But honestly, it's all dependent on personal choice. And you can always experiment yourself to decide what you like. Somewhere make these random dots and draw very fine stems. If you can't draw really fine lines, I would recommend you to practice making fine lines or use a thinner brush because I think the fine lines look really beautiful and if you add really thick lines it won't give the same effect or the same look. So we're finally done with all the fillers and buds and flowers and leaves. And I love how this pattern has turned out. I think it looks so beautiful. And I really hope that you like it too. If you want, you can always change the colors of the flowers or the leaves. I'm pretty sure that it will give an equally beautiful look. So make sure that you upload your class project. If you try out this pattern, I would love to see what you create here as well. See you in the next class. 7. Blue Florals Part 1: Hi guys, welcome to our third pattern lecture. And in this lecture we are going to learn how to make these beautiful sideway flowers. And these are one of my most favorite flowers because they are so different and we will be using a very different technique in this lecture from what we learned in the previous two patterns. So I'm pretty sure you're going to love it. Let's get started. I'm mixing some blue with very little green over here. And I'm gonna make a watered-down version of this paint because we want our paint to be very translucent. So make your paint as light as possible. So I am going to add lots and lots of water to it. Once you feel that this is the right consistency. When you feel like you're paint is light enough, you can start making the petals. I'm making four petals adjoining each other like this. So you see how light my watercolor is. The consistency is very very thin. This will help us in layering petals on top of what we've painted right now. I'm just going to very randomly place these buds around the sheet. Make sure that you space them out just like we did for our Daisy pattern. And you are going to have to wait until all of the petals dry so that we can add our second layer. I think the first flower is now dry, so I'm going to start adding the second layer to the very first flower we painted And I'm adding a petal between two petals from our previous layer, something like this. So I'm just going to add three petals now, which is the top layer, in total, we will have seven petals So just go around repeating the process for all the other flowers as well. I love how beautiful these flowers are already looking and they're gonna look even prettier after we add the leaves. I hope you're enjoying making this pattern. So now that we are done making all the flowers. I'm gonna make very thin stems similar to what we did in the daisy pattern. So I'm using an olive green. You can use any other dark shade of green as well. I'm just making these stems randomly in all directions. And I'm gonna make these tiny leaves growing right under the base of the flower. I'm doing nothing but just touching my brush to the paper. I've loaded it with green color and I'm just making these strokes by touching and lifting the brush. This is the easiest stroke in all of the patterns. And I'm sure you're gonna really like how it turns out. I think it looks great and really compliments these blue flowers. Now we can finally start adding leaves. To are pretty flowers. I am making these two stems on either side of the stem that we made earlier. And then I'm making these round, really tiny leaves on each stem, something like this. These are very easy to make and look really intricate and dainty. And I really love how the whole look comes together. So making these really random lines to know where my leaves are going to be placed and I am making very tiny circles. They are not exactly circles they are teardrop shapes. We've made these shapes before for our daisy pattern when we made those fillers in orange. So this is a similar stroke. They're making these teardrop shapes too form our leaves. So I'm just gonna go around and repeat the process. So once we have done painting all the leaves, we'll move on and make the fillers for this pattern as well. And we learned that in part two of this lecture. So I'll see you there. 8. Blue Florals Part 2: Welcome to part two of our blue floral pattern. In this lecture, we'll be learning how to add cute little fillers around our flowers. So I'm using the same paint that we have mixed for making our flowers it's a very thin consistency and mixed blue and green together. And I'm making these very random strokes and making three lines and three vertical strokes to make the buds. And I'm kind of placing them very randomly, a little spread out than what we did in the daisy pattern with the orange buds. So our little flowers are spread out here instead of being in a tight cluster. I'm going to be placing these fillers around all the blue flowers in our pattern. And I'm also placing them in some random spots as well just to fill white spaces. Now I'm going to pick up some green and just like we did in the previous lecture as well, I'm going to add stems to the fillers. And I'm also gonna make tiny little green dots under all the buds. I think they just enhance how the buds look. Do you see how beautiful the painting looks instantly as soon as we added these buds, I think it gives such a beautiful and intricate look to it. Okay, we're finally done adding all the buds and I'm going to take some yellow ochre. Well, my yellow ochre actually looks a little greenish, so that works for me, but you can take a yellow ochre or any other green shade and I'm gonna make these different bigger roundish leaves. So I'm doing nothing but just making a bigger version of the teardrop shaped leaves that we made earlier in a different color. And I'm going to place them randomly to fill up the white spaces in our pattern. I'm just making random stems. I am making three, a bunch of three stems together. And I am adding these round teardrop-shaped leaves around each stem. I still see some white spaces in the pattern which I'm not really liking. Some I am goinging make some more heart-shaped leaves in the same color. I'm doing nothing but just touching the brush to the paper like we did earlier to make the leaves at the base of the flower. So I am making heart shapes with it, something like this. And I'm making them in a cluster of three. Again, it's a spread out cluster with three stems. I think these leaves also look really pretty and you can always create your different pattern. However, you like it probably mix and match colors like the daisy pattern with these heart-shaped leaves, play around with it. I think it'll all look great if you use your creativity and imagination. And now I'm just going to add the final touch to the painting by adding tiny details to the leaves. I'm just making the veins. I am making just one vein. I am not going into a lot of detail because it's already a very intricate pattern, right? So I'm just making one vein inside all the big teardrop shape leaves that we made. I absolutely love how this pattern has turned out and I really hope that you enjoyed it as well. I will see you in the next class where we will learn our last and final pattern. So see you there. 9. Floral Pattern Part 1: Hi guys, welcome to the last and final pattern of our skillshare class. It's this mix color, really beautiful and easy pattern. And at the same time, it's really full and intricate. And I love how it looks. I hope that you will too. So lets begin. I'm mixing, flesh tint, pink and scarlet red to create a really beautiful peachy shade. So these are the colors that I prefer to mix together to get the right shade that I want. But you can always play around with the consistency and the proportions to get a different shade whichever you like. And to make the flowers, I'm gonna make really random strokes again, these are just vertical strokes. I'm starting from the top and I'm just dragging my brush towards the bottom. And I'm making five petals using really random stroke. So you can see that the edges of my petals are really deckled. And I really love this look. I think it gives a very natural look to the flowers. So this is how we'll be making all the flowers in this pattern, but using different colors. And I'm also varying the sizes of my flower so I am making some big, some small, some medium-sized. And I'm spacing them out because we also need to accommodate our blue and purple flowers in this pattern. So make sure that you leave some space for those as well. And you spread out each color so that it looks even throughout the pattern. So now I'm going to be making some blue flowers using the same technique. And as I said, I'm gonna be making them in different sizes and I'm going to be spreading them out throughout the page. So now using this really beautiful pastel purple sort of color I am not exactly sure what it's called, but on my palate it's somewhat like a lavender. And I really think it compliments the whole pattern because these three colors looks really good together. But you can also go with another combination like pink, yellow and orange, or even a monochrome one, just varying the tints and shades of the same color. I think that will also look really good. So we're finally done making all the flowers and let's add some leaves. I'm making three stems starting from the flower itself. So my stems touching the flower, all three stems in fact, and I'm making these roundish deckled edge leaves as well. So not just our flowers our leaves are also going to have some deckled edges. So I'm just going to be making these leaves around every flower, almost every flower wherever I see white spaces, There's no whitespace around one particular flower, then you can just leave it out. It's all right. So now we are adding the colon to the flowers. I'm just using a very opaque black. You can also use a black wash over here. So I'm just making a cluster of tiny little dots. We have done this before as well. So it's something very easy. Make a tiny cluster using an opaque black watercolor or wash paint does well. And make sure that you vary the size of the cluster depending on the size of the flower and we will add buds and other details in the next part of this class. 10. Floral Pattern Part 2: Hi guys, welcome to part two of our last and final pattern lecture. And we will be adding over buds over here, I am adding the bugs in clusters of three. The strokes I'm making are pretty much the same as what we did in the previous class with the blue flowers and making random strokes in the shape of tiny buds. But we're making the buds in clusters of three and a little bigger in size. Although I'm using all the colors that we use to mean the flowers and, and placing them randomly so around the pink flowers I am placing blue buds. And around the purple flowers I will be placing the pink buds. So I'm going to mix and match. I think it just adds a little fun to the pattern. I'm going to add the buds wherever I see whitespaces, and I'm going to stop only when I feel satisfied. that I have covered most of the whitespaces. And when I think that the pattern now looks a little fuller. So I'm going to add stems and little dots at the bottom of each bug. This is a process that we have done before. So I'm pretty sure you'll be great at it by now. Making those fine lines and adding those tiny little dots, I'm pretty sure that you'll be good at it by now. It's all the same as what we did in our previous patterns. Just the quantity of the buds has changed. We are just making three buds around the flowers instead of making a cluster of seven to ten. And here comes the most different part of this pattern. We're going to add some cherries. I'm making these random stems, really tiny, really delicate, intricate ones using the brown. And I'm placing them again very randomly around all the whitespaces just to cover them up. We want this pattern to look really full. I'm just going to make really tiny circles around those stems using crimson. Also make sure that you vary the sizes of your cherries because it looks even nicer if you make the same size circles it looks very monotonous. Just adding some more details to the flowers and making these really fine lines around the center colon cluster. For pink, I'm using a diluted tone of scarlet red. For blue, I'll be using a darker blue and for purple, I'll be using the darker purple as well. And for the last and final touch, just adding some veins to the leaves like we did in the previous blue floral pattern. And that's pretty much it. I think the pattern looks wonderful. And I hope you enjoyed it. I really hope that you liked taking this class. If you did, make sure you leave a review and do watch the next lecture just for some inspiration on how to create more floral patterns. 11. Conclusion: We have finally reached the end of this class, and I really hope that you enjoyed it. If you end up creating these projects, please do upload them to the class project section so that we can take a look. If you upload them to Instagram, make sure you tag us at 9Creates and we would love to repost your work. Here are some more patterns that I have created using watercolors. And I thought you could take inspiration from these. So feel free to mix and match colors and play around with all the elements and create something completely out of the box. If you really enjoyed this class, please leave a class review for us. And if you have any doubts, questions, queries, feel free to drop them in the discussions forum below, and we'll get back to you at the earliest. Thank you for taking this class.