Watercolour Greenery Part 2: Basic Leaves & Branches

Sharone Stevens, Watercolour, Illustration & Lettering

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10 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Brush Exercises

    • 4. Leaves Part 1

    • 5. Leaves Part 2

    • 6. Branches Part 1

    • 7. Branches Part 2

    • 8. Wreath Part 1

    • 9. Wreath Part 2

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


This class is part 2 of my Watercolour Greenery series and focuses on basic leaves and branches that we can create using simple brush strokes. I'll take you through my supplies, then we'll start by looking at some useful brush exercises which will help us make these leaf shapes and really gain control over our brush. We'll then look at making leaf shapes and how we can make subtle changes to add movement, definition and a little bit of detail. Then we'll look at combining these leaves to make branches, creating a whole page of different shapes, styes and colours that we can use as inspiration and a reference for our future work. Then for the final project we'll be painting a simple but beautiful wreath!

This class is ideal for beginners or anyone who really wants to master those leaf shapes. You'll just need your watercolour paints (no requirements here on what type), some watercolour paper, a couple of different sized round brushes, water and a paper towel.

The classes in this series are designed to stand alone, so you do not have to watch part 1 on mixing greens before watching this class. But if you want to understand how to make a variety of greens to really enhance your work, from those pure bright greens to those more neutral realistic greens, then you may like to check it out!

So what are you waiting for! Grab your supplies, and lets get started :)