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Paint strawberrys in two ways with watercolor paints and crayons

teacher avatar Anna Krupa, graphic designer, photographer

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6 Lessons (1h 48m)
    • 1. About this class

    • 2. 1. Materials

    • 3. 2. Strawberry ver. 1

    • 4. 3. Strawberry ver. 2

    • 5. 4. Strawberry wreath

    • 6. 5. Strawberry loose composition

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I love strawberries. This is one of my favorite summer fruits. When they are full summer, I can eat them endlessly. This year I decided to keep their memories in watercolor sketchbook.


We will learn to paint beautiful strawberries in two different styles. We will use paints, watercolor crayons, inks and fineliners. At the end of this class you'll have a completed a beautiful watercolor strawberry wreath and an illustration in a loose style.

So come and paint with me.

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Anna Krupa

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1. About this class: Welcome in my watercolor class about painting strawberries in two different styles. In this class, I will teach you some basic watercolor techniques and how to mix them with different media, such as watercolor, pencils, crayons, and ink, fine liner. And I'm a watercolor artist and educator from Poland. I love watercolors in the piece. It gives me, so come and join me. Let's take this beautiful journey together. 2. 1. Materials: Hello and welcome in my class about strawberry loose style painting. This time, I will show you what materials which we need to complete this class. So first of all, I will talk about watercolor paper. These papers, which I will show you are my favorite ones. So first, I think, you know that paper is Canson XL, Canson watercolor in a four size. It's 300 grams per meter, just like you see. I just love this paper, blogs of it. So this one's my favorite one, especially for practicing. It's not very expensive and it's quite good quality. So this one is very good for practicing a lot of stuff. Second paper is gamma. Gamma in different sizes. I have two sizes of this paper, smaller one, if I paint something smaller or want to practice, just like you see. And bigger, a little bigger than A4 format. It is also 25 per cent of codon, and it's also 300 grams. So this one is also quite nice. And this one is, this one is gloat over the edges. So you paint only on the first sheet of paper, this blog. And while you are done, just the sheets off and you have another sheet underneath. So gamma is my second, second choice of watercolor paper. They're more sizes done this tool, which I showed you. But this two are my favorite ones. The first option, watercolor block from vapor concept is a Polish company. It also happen in five percentage of cotton is acid free and also 300 grams. Paper concept also have watercolor paper, which is 100% of cotton, but this is red. One is a bit cheaper still, it's very good for practicing painting, painting stuff. So these three papers are my favorite one. And I paint a lot on them. So I will paint this class on this paper's. Another thing. Paints. I use mainly White Nights from Russia and also I have few squares of Roman smile. It's Polish, Polish company, watercolor company. There are very good quality, just like to see, I just loved few of these colors. This my favorite ones. So we will be using watercolor paints. It's not a particular set. These are my favorite colors, so I buy each pan separately and put it into my palette. If you like, I will place the names of the paints, the class description. But still you can paint whatever you have, so you don't have to have the same paint. You can have similar colors to mine. The second think our watercolor brushes, I will mostly use this tree brushes. So it's number four, Princeton heritage. This one is my favorite one. Number six, Winsor and Newton. Round and number three. But if you have a 0 or one or two, it will be also a to have a smaller brush for details. So this three will be my option for this class. Also, you will need a palette for mixing colors, paper towel for cleaning your brush. Also, I will use watercolor. Watercolor crayons. I use Mondo. They're not very expensive. I bought them for my kids, but I like them. I like them so much that it's already my third sets. Just like you see. Some of them are very small. And I love mixing them with watercolor. That's why we will use this watercolor crayons for details. You can use whatever crayons you have, you don't have. They don't have to be watercolor. Even if you don't have watercolor crayons, you don't have to buy, especially for this class. And I will also use posca pens for white details. You can use Jelly Roll. White jelly roll if you have. I have only though that's why I'm showing you blog. But I just love boss, can I have it in two sizes? Three m, one m, one m is for details. And three m is much bigger. So I also use it for details, but it depends. What area I need to paint with. The white area is big. I use usually treat em, but for smaller details, I use one. Also. What we will use is black fine liner. I use Winsor and Newton, all five. But you can use whatever you have. Even you can use some ink fan, like Lamar ink pen or whatever you have. That's all for these materials. And see you in the next step. 3. 2. Strawberry ver. 1: Okay, so let's start by mixing some of the paints we will be using, like reds, oranges, and also few shades of greens. And after that, I will show you how to paint strawberry in two different styles. So let's go. So curious my palette. I will place it like that for you to see how I peak, choose colors. I will put a lot of water in here because we need a lot of red. And I will use my magenta because just like you see, it's one of my favorite colors. Magenta, looks like this. So I guess I will add a little bit of red into my magenta to make it more reddish, pinkish. So it will look like this. I guess I will add more red to it. I think I added too much, so I will add again magenta. So this kind of scarlet, red, I think it's okay. In the second row will mix orange with a little bit of red. So I will pick the orange and we'll mix it with a bit of red. Not much. Just on the tip of my brush. Let's see what shade we have. How it's, I think I will add more, more more red to that pink. Perhaps more more red. Okay, I like that color. As you can see, it looks like this. And in the third row, we will have pure red straight from my palette. So it looks like this. So we have three shades of red in our palette mixed. And while painting our strawberries, we will be mixing these three shades. In wet on wet technique. It will dilute with each other on our paper. Next, we will mix some green. I will use a lot of water, and I will use my darkest green. I just love that color. So I will make it. Sorry, but I don't remember the names of the skull shapes. So you can pick whatever green you have on your palate. It could be one, could be the darkest, 11 should be the lightest one. You can also, you can still, you can have three shades of green just like you have three shades of rights. And like one is the darkest, one is the lightest, and one which is in the middle. I also love this shade of green. And it's like yellowish. Yellow with a bit of green. It's like lemon cream. Lemon green? Yes. It's like I like I like it a lot, just like you see, it's already empty. I will also use that green. We can still see how this green connects with the red, red shades, which I have. This green has a lot of yellow in it. Similar to the orange which, which also this red, orange red, which also have a lot of yellow in it. So it combines quite well with this colors together. And the green shade, which we will use will be this. Middle. I'm not mixing my own greens. I just use straight from the palette. So you can also use whatever you have green on your palette. You can pick three or two, whatever you have. And let's see, Let's Play and let's see what happens if we play with our pains. Okay, so we have our colors ready. I will remove my palette, and I'll place my watercolor paper in here. We start painting the beginning. I will show you how to paint this kind of strawberries. So first, we need to layer of water on our paper and then wet on wet technique, we will paint our stroke. So I will switch my brush. Number four because I just loved that brush. It's from Princeton heritage. And I hope that brush, I simply love that brush. It's much better than just love it. Okay, so let's start at the beginning. I will think simply with a wet brush only with water. Round shape. I'm painting on my gamma paper right now because it's quite small and I love to do exercises on it. After that, when I have my first layer of water on my paper, I'm picking one of these reddish tones. And I'm moving my paint on the paper. Then I pick an orange and also lays it on the paper and mixing them on the paper so they blend nicely with each other. And also, I will pick my pure right on the edges of my short. The same with the second strawberry, clear. So first, a layer of water, layer of Walter. And after that, I will mix my tree reds and oranges right on the paper. If you want something to be lighting in here, you can just clean your brush. My kid, dry. With a dry brush. You can slightly erase some color from your paper. Lift up, lift up the color from paper. Once again. We'll go to the second strawberry. Just switch your true colors to create dimension. You can even leave white like this. It's not a problem or not a bad thing. And now I'm cleaning my brush and I will pick one of the green shades. I will start with this middle one, not too dark to light. And I will paint some leaves in here. Stem. And the same with my second strawberry. I'm painting the sleeves while my strawberry still wet because I want this thread with this green to create this stunning effect. Again, stem and now I will paint my leaves to paint leaves. I'm creating this oval shape. It's not exactly how real strawberry leaks look like, but I like to paint them this way. So it's my way of seeing things and it's not a problem. I switch greens between these three shades, which I have. And you have to remember that it's only a background for the rest of the Old World. And Old King gouache brush. Only when I'm speaking to the lightest color. Okay, and now we have to wait till our first layer. After the first layer is dry. You can see mine is almost dry because still here I have see some shine. But after the first layer is dry, we will add some details with water, with water color crayons. I've picked some watercolor crayons from my set. I just love colors. I just love this shade of green, also like this trade-off. Yellowish green. I've picked two because I don't know if this won't be too light for adding the details. So this one looks like this. This one is darker. It looks like this. And I have picked two greens. One is darker and one is later. We will see which of these two will look better. I will sharpen my pencil and still wait till my layer is fully dry. Because I don't like this effect when I Draw with the crayons watery layer. That's why I usually wait until it's completely dry. Let's start with the strawberries and with the darkest, right? And I will draw simple lines here at the bottom of the strawberry. Till we go upper. I will draw this slide, the shapes, which looks like half of the circle. It's quite random. Okay. I like how it looks like. Looks like this way. Still, you can pick the lightest shade of red and try to add delighted details and see how it change our artwork. Perhaps not much, but you can experiment if you like. So far. So now, the first strawberry, again, we start with the line at the bottom of the strawberry. When we go Upper, we will add this half of the circle shape. Smaller beaker. See what works for you. Perhaps we will switch to the lighter. This background is much lighter than this one. Okay, Great. And now I will switch to my green and I will draw leaf shapes of the leaves. Also add Stan issue like can I create leaves with my, with my parents heels. Nice. And perhaps I will switch, switch for the lighter green and I will add some details on my lips. I draw, usually I draw stems and create a shadow on the half of the leaf. And usually it's the same leaf. I'll mix. For example, if I draw a shadow on the bottom half of the leaf, I don't paint another leaf on the upper side. Or I can paint the whole leaf. It's up to you. Just try and see what happens. You can simply just trust. Okay, So this is our first very easy strawberry. You don't have to be, they don't have to be perfect. You just, Let's have some fun while painting them. Now, we can add some details on our strawberry. And then to do that, I will use Posca marker one. Okay. I need to shake it well before I use. Okay, and I'll add some white to my leaves. And here. And here. Just play with it. Should be fun. It shouldn't be stressful. Should give you joy out of joy. So try to have fun while pain. For example, a strawberry, we'll add some white details. Here. I love dots. So easy and versatile can have big effect on your work when you add some dots on my ink. Them. That's, that's all for the strawberry. And see you in the next lesson. 4. 3. Strawberry ver. 2: Okay, right now, I will teach you how to paint this kind of strawberries, very loose style strawberries with watercolors. We are going to do that before we paint our whole, true very brief, because I think if you learn how to paint a single or strawberry, you won't get stressed while painting a whole trove, very brief. I think it's easier. It will be easier for you to learn one thing at a time and then move on to the whole project. So just like before, we need to prepare our colors. So here I have my palette. I have my watercolor paper, which I don't really like, and I don't recommend it. That's why I only use it for testing my colors. I have my watercolors in here. I will activate them with water right now. So I will spray them with water. Okay, For this kind of strawberry, we will meet one red color. One something when, Alright, and light green and some kind of color, twin, orange and red. So we need to pick and mix $3 for the strawberry. And I used here two colors for leaves and stems. So let's start, let's start mixing. Here, I will a lot of water from a jar with my brush. And now we'll use this right straight from the pan. And it looks like this. Water. Mix it with water. And let's see how it looks like. If you think that this red is too vibrant, you can add a little bit of this darker purple red to it. To make it more Strawberry Red. In the second pan, I will add a lot of water, and I will use this pastel peachy color. I love it. I love this peachy color. It's from White Nights. And I will add a bit of red to this peach color. Bit of this light red. I love mixing this peach color with other colors. It creates very interesting effects. I will add a little more of this red and see how it looks like. How it looks like with my first chosen red. It looks right. And the second color will be my green. It's like lime green. It's a green with a lot of yellow in it. So I will choose it. And also add a bit of red. This first, right? And see how it goes, how it looks. I added too much. But it looks interesting. I think I will leave it at y. It looks like I did too much in here on my palette, but when I put it on the watercolor paper, it doesn't look so odd. So let's mix some greens. I won't mix and agreements, I will use my colors straight from palate. So this is first green. It's very, maybe not very, but it's rather dark green. The ones the one we used before. But you can use whatever green, dark green you have on your palette. The second will be middle range green. So it will be this green. Looks like this. This one looks very dark when you don't mix it with water, but when you add water to it, it's not as dark as it is as it looks. Okay. Now, when we have our color, ready, mixed, prepared and ready, I will put my palette somewhere next to me. Also, this paper which I don't like. I will get my scrap of paper, strawberry in here. And let's start painting our strawberries. I also switch my brush to number four from Princeton heritage. And let's go painting. We will use wet on wet technique. So first, I wet my brush and only with water, I think this strawberry shape. More water. When the shape is still wet, I'll add some reds into it and see how they mix with each other. So the middle one, this one, orange, more orange, more vibrant into the middle of the strawberry. And also the red one. The red one. This red tone I will place on the edges of the strawberries. I want the edges of the strawberries to be dark. But don't you worry. Work doesn't look exactly like mine. Perhaps. You just don't like how it looks at the moment. But the watercolor has this stage, the ugly stage. Some people says that it's the ugly stage of watercolor when it's still dry. But the magic you will see while this watercolor dries. So let's move on to the second strawberry. And this time, I'll start with this middle color. And I will start painting it in a way that the borders of these tools, strawberries, touch with each other. So I think shape of my strawberry. Next. I will save this greenish color and put it somewhere in the middle of this strawberry. And also the darkest on the edges. Still, you can move on the paper, the paint on the paper. You can add to the middle the colors you want to see in the strawberry. Once again, I will add some more vibrancy, the edges. And also I like when the green leaves with the red. That's why I put a lot of red color in the top of the strawberry, because right now I'm switching to leaves. So I pick one of my green colors. Some stamps. I like this bleed. I liked it a lot. So I do this almost purpose. So now I will switch to the second green color. Let's paint some like this. Some darkish emit. While this is still. What? If you don't want to delete this color to bleed? Then paint in the way that nothing nothing touches with each other. I also like when this leaves, I like when the leaves are over the strawberry. So I'll find something in here with the dark green here. Also with the lightest tone, relate this value of something here. The same. The second. The only one rule. While painting is having fun. Yes, my watercolor paper, a little green color just moved to the edges of the strawberry, but it doesn't matter. It's not something wrong. You should avoid. It's okay. You don't have to discard. It's something comes from our abilities and having fun. Okay, So it's the first layer of our strawberry. It's very vibrant. This stage. And look how it will look like when it dries, it will be a bit lighter. So don't you worry that this is too dark for you because it will be lighter. And right now we need to wait till this first layer dries. And after that, we will come back with a fine liner. And with Posca pen, something which adds a little bit of white into your work. And red, red crayons. I've got two shades of red credits. But right now, we need to wait till our first layer is dry. You can see my strawberries are already try. I have prepared my fine line there. Two shades of red, watercolor, watercolor crayons and white posca pen. But you can use dealt, been wiped out ban for example, Jelly Roll pen. I have prepared my unit pascal 3M button, but you can also use one. I just place it somewhere. I can find. That's fine. I will use three m. And let's start adding details. I usually start with fine liner and I usually draw something on my leaves and my stamp. So I usually draw my stems again. And I don't mind if I, for example, like here, draw a few lines which are not connected to each other. It doesn't matter, it's not a problem. I will draw my stem, I will draw my leaks. And it doesn't matter if I go outside of the watercolor shapes. Not something. Sometimes I even do it. On purpose. I will draw my also, see how these colors are lighter, done it before in see how this tones are very, very delicate. For example, the last leap year. I can even draw it like this. It's not something that, although colors states that this leaves are opposite order, like this should be behind that one. But doesn't matter if we simply play and see what we like to draw or what we like our work. So let's move on to the second stem and leaf. You can experiment what shape of leaves to you like. If you like more round at one or more stride one, they don't have to exactly match the real strawberry leaves. You know, they can look. Whatever you like, because it's your strawberry, you can draw it in your own style. And this is Mysore. I'll teach you how I like to paint them. Most of the times. Still you can develop, develop your own style. But you cannot do it without testing. So, fun. Have fun with drawing and painting. I have to be so serious. We don't supposed to be so serious about our work. Okay. I have my list finished. Right now. I will pick one of my colors. I guess I will pick this lighter one, not this darker one. You can choose whatever you like, red color. And I will make some marks on my strawberries. I will accent this edge, make it a bit darker. And I will add some marks here. Because real strawberries, I think it will be a shading here, shade, which this leaf costs. So I guess I will draw it that way. Let's switch to this darker. Still. If you think that something's gone wrong road with your pencil. It's a watercolor pencil. So still you can watch your brush and turn that watercolor pencil into watercolor paint. But I liked this texture with it gives us, so I usually diluted with water only a bit. Not much, just enough to see this texture, which we can get our add some dots. My strawberry. Again, to add some more texture to it. Okay, I wonder how you like that stage. Let's move on to the second strawberry. Shake me here. Have seen here. This could be just marks. I switch to this darker red. Then also some watercolor marks. Sum, Marx. And perhaps in here, because I think the strawberry will be darker. And here it goes, this upper strawberry, we'll cast a shadow on the lower strawberry. So something like that. Then also let's add some dogs. Right now. I think it's like something lighter. So that's why I choose posca pen. I'm switching to pass can number one. It's perfect for adding details, very tiny lines. So I will shake it. And some dots on my strawberries just to create more structure and texture. My strawberry. Okay, and the other one. And also I will add some light on my strawberries stamps. I usually do it on the stem line on the edges of my leaves. That's why I need this new version of Posca pen. Okay, Well, I think I should make this leaf a bit darker. So to do that, I will pick my green crayon. So here I will add more green with my, with my pencil. I'm perhaps in here. My stance to make it a bit darker and see how it looks like. So this is how our strawberry looks like. Okay, I hope you like it. Let's move on to pain. Our strawberry riff. 5. 4. Strawberry wreath: Okay, Today we are going to paint our first project. This will be strawberry riff. It will look something like that because as you may already notice, not two works are the same, even painted by the same person. Not words are the same. So first, just like before, we will prepare our pains, our colors. I have my palette, which I have used before. And I've got my colors on my palette, which I mixed earlier. And I'm going to use, I'm going to use it. I will activate these colors simply by adding water into it. But you need to remember that we will paint a lot of strawberries in our roofs. So we need a lot of, a lot of this color. That's why I will mix it again. So here are my paints. I will activate them with water. I will add more water here. And I will mix my colors. This was red. This red with a bit of purple to it. To make it more strawberry like red. And let's see how this color looks like. I think it's quite ok. So I'm activating the second color. When I add water into it. It looks like this. It's okay, but I don't have it much. I need more of this color. That's why I add water. And I add the speech once again. And I'll little bit of my red. It's more p2 this time. But it doesn't it's not something wrong. Here. I've got this yellowish green. I don't need to match these colors, so perhaps I will leave it in this stage. Very diluted, very diluted, very transparent, very translucent. So I need to mix once again my greens. I put a lot of water into the pond and I will my green. I think I need more paint because I want this branch to be tick. This one is the second Green. Was this one. I will mix it with water and see how it looks. Okay. I think it's okay. And I think I have enough my paint. So I will put away my paints. Put away my paper, which I don't like. That's why I own sake of the color samples on it. I will take my watercolor paper on which I will be painting Laurie Koehler, strawberries, strawberry whiff. Of the beginning. I will make a crayon. I will make a yellow crayon instead of pencil. And with my crayon, I will decide what shape my riff with half. So if I want my life to be circle, then I will draw a circle with my yellow crayon. It's a watercolor crayons. So I know that when I will be painting, it will dilute with water because it's watercolor. Crayons. We will paint today, we will paint with in a curved shape. That's why I'm drawing yellow card on my watercolor, on my water color paper. This is all for our preparation. And right now we start to paint our strawberries. And remember, don't all this toolbars in one direction. So paint every strawberry paint in slightly taller, shown on the one side or the other, that's in this way. They will look like somebody just throw them on the table and they are not in some kind of pattern. So let's start from the first red. And at the beginning I will started on the right side. The right side. Okay. We'll dilute my water to my paint, on my pen, on my brush. Water. And paint. First strawberry. You can add the second color inside of the strawberry. Once again, I will pick my rat and add it to the borders of my strawberry. Okay, Let's paint another one. Start with the middle color and slightly move around with my pay. My strawberry. It's not an accident. I do it. I touch this to strawberries. I want the color to bleed from one to another. Okay, Good. Very cool. I just love how the smooth road. And I think it's also interesting that it looks while the scholar, perhaps I will bring the third color, this yellowish and put it somewhere in here. Right now, we will switch to green. So I'm cleaning my brush and I will pick the darkest green leaves. I also love stamps, so don't be afraid. Also paint on your strawberries. Okay. We will do it on the side. For example. We will say, it's true parents who doubts, decide in my red to the edges. But I'm avoiding this area where the green melted with the reds. If you want, you can clean up your brush, dry it with your tower, and lift some of this paint with your dry brush. Okay. Once again, let's switch some swirls. Okay, so let's move around with our paper. Again. You can also change the size of your strawberries. For example, this time, smaller. Again, switch to the greens. Let's paint something in this way. So for example, let's speak the middle red. Cleaning up my brush and with the web brush simply rolled with the paints on the paper and read from the edges. At least, For example, this time I will start with the brighter green. Switch to the green, darker green skin. This tone. It was strawberry in this direction. Just play with your strawberries. Okay. Don't get stressed about them. Play with them. See what happens. When another strawberry will be here. And we'll purpose Dutch to this green leaf to make this beautiful, clean bleed. If you don't like it, you can still wipe it out. What's your people tower, for example? Just loved that plates. That's why I will leave it. We have not too much room here. So I think like two or three strawberries will place. It depends how we will place them. For example, I will place once Trump are written here, this direction. The second color helps our sum. Color with my dry brush. And I will add some leaves. Okay, I think we have room only for one strawberry. So let's put it. I'm thinking like this. We can make it bigger. I will add more red area of strawberry. I will paint some leaves. Okay, and now, when I look at my strawberries, I see that something is missing. Right here, super hubs here, a square here. Don't you worry that they don't look exactly how you would like to see them. Because this is the stage when our work doesn't look very pretty. Sometimes I just don't like this because for me, it's not, it's not interesting either, but it's on the first layer of our work. And we can add so many things to it to make it more beautiful and more delight for everybody and for us also so long to worry that in this stage your work look awkward. I think I missed something in here, so I just added a few things. I think I will live. It isn't that way. I need to leave it till it dries. My work is almost already dry only this live is still wet while this dries. Because today is very hard here in Poland because I'm from Poland in today's very hard. That's why I think my work dry so fast. And right now I will switch to the fine liner. I will take Winsor and Newton. Number 05. We can switch to bigger one, for example. Seven. It's your choice. But I like it. I like this one and we will make some marks, so will work. I like to define all leaves and stems with my fine liner. That's why. Well, we start adding details just like I showed you before. So for example, let's start from the strawberry. I will define this time. I will define my leaf. I just love the stage with the rough sketches with my fine liner. Because I already see how this works. Change. Usually like okay. So let's define our stems. Or strawberries. If you didn't paint the stems, you can still draw it with your fine liner. It's not a big problem. Just like you don't have to stick to the leaf shapes, just like here. You can draw outside of your watercolor shapes. It's your choice. Okay? Well, it looks kind of ugly. But you will see that when you define your leaves shapes, it will become more interesting. Looking still, turn around your work if you like. If it's the best for you to draw. This is still wet, so I will draw it as a lost. I will switch to this one. The last one. It's ready to try. I will draw. Okay, so we have all lives by our fine liner. We won't need it anymore. This time. We will switch. This time we switch to the red crayon, reds, red, strawberry red watercolor crayons. I will need also an eraser because I like to paint when the edge of my crayons, sharp red crayon to have it couldn't be lighter or darker. Not a, it's not a problem. It's not a big thing. If you have a lighter or darker version, it depends on the first layer, watercolor layer on your side. Because as you see in my first work, my first watercolor layer was a bit darker than this one. That's why I used darker crayon, darker red crayon. And now I will use a bit lighter tone. And I will add some marks on the edges of my strawberries. So in here and add the top where the leaves cast shadow on our strawberry. So I will make this parts of the strawberry darker. Now we'll do it with every strawberry I have. Let's see at the end how our work changed. And also with the crayon, will add a bit of a bit of texture into our work. This is, by the way, very relaxed, I think so. I just love to play with my crowns. And as you can see, I need to write. Rice. Sharpened might sharpen my crayon. This lecture, we will look straight on this green side of the strawberry. I liked that. I liked this texture. I like how it looks in here. Okay, so my work looks like this. At this stage. I wonder how your work is looking correct now so you can post your work on Instagram, Our project section, if you'd like. To add more texture to our strawberries, let's add some dots on it. That's why I, once again needs my crayon to be very sharp. Some red dots. They couldn't be smaller, they could be bigger. You can vary the size of the dots. There are places where there are a lot of them. Somewhat smaller modes. Simply just add interests with children. Right now, we will switch white gel pen. I will use Posca one because I love it and it has a very sharp edge. Sharp edge. So the shaken before use. Once again, we'll add some dots on my strawberries to create more interest and more texture. The Costco, you can also add dots when the crayons almost on everything. That's why I love Costco. The guy. And also let's add some details on our stamps. I will add my white only on one side of this thin stems. We will add more details with the Green Crayon. Okay, let's now switch to the green crayon. Few sheets here. But I like this one the most because this one, I think is too light for my purpose. This one also is too light. This one is okay. And as you can see, this one is my favorite one. It's the shortest world from all of my greens, which I have. I also will sharpen my crayon, the sharp and the crown. And what we will add, we will add, this will work. Make it more defined. Horizontal like this. Our work, it's not at the ugly stage anymore. I think it's quite beautiful. I love how it changed every detail we add. And also we will darken another side of our stem with our crayon. I also draw on the ones which are totally Okay. I need that it's broken like a sharp pain it once more. And you can you can also add some details on the leaves. You can add anything you want, anything you imagine to this work. This work, for example, I, on one option of this work, I add details. Leaves which were white. And on this one I will details which are dark green. You don't have to paint all the leaves this way. All the details. Just check, experiment and see how it happens and how it looks, and see if you like the results. We finished our work. I wonder how jar looks like. I hope you liked this project and you have the final painting with me. Post your project in the project section. I will be glad to see your work. So see you on the second project for this course. 6. 5. Strawberry loose composition: Second project, we will paint loose trope bury artwork in the first style which I showed you. So just like before, we want to mix some colors for our strawberries. So here I have my paints. I will activate them with the water. I will also use the colors which I have left on my palette. Goes because I liked them and I think I will add something to them and make new shades of colors. Don't you worry that perhaps your colors won't look the same as mine because it doesn't really matter. What shape do you have. Only what matters is having fun with wild painting and mixing colors. So don't be afraid to mix your own colors. So first, just like before, I will mix my slide, right? So I will mix it in. I will again at a little, at a little bit of this purple. And I will mix more color because I think we will need more for our projects. So I will check how this color looks. Some strawberry, right? Perhaps it's too dark, but I will left it this way. The second will be the middle colors. So my favorite shade so far was There's this peach color mixed with the red one. I just love this peach color. I already told you that I love this peach color and I love to mix it with other colors. See what happened. So I'll add again my red tone to it. And I have this P2 read, which I like, and it will be my lightest version. I don't know if I use this because this time I would like to have something more orange. That's why I will mix my first color in here. And I will mix orange with my red. Noi first read. This will be my three colors which I will use during painting. Perhaps I will add more red to my orange. But look how this shapes connect with each other. I think there are balanced, It's quite, quite fine and we could lift them this way. We could left this orange or we could add more, more rights to it. So since I have my red on my brush, I will add it and see what happens. I think this darker orange red connect better with this peachy red than this or more orange one. So our left it. This way. I will mix creams. So they will my colors straight from pallets. So this was the darkest one. And also my first color, my first shape. This will be my middle one. So it will be this one. Perhaps I will add more water. My palette. And the first one will be my first color. So this darkest one, mixed with the CNR and I'll mix it with natural light. We'll see what happens. Looks quite dark on my palette. I will add more water and I will add more natural sienna, raw sienna light. I want to achieve this. The shape of grass, green shade. So I will add more natural sienna. And see what happens. So this is the shade I want to have my work. So when we have our colors mixed, Let's switch to the butter paper. I will move on my palette. Move away my palette, switch to the better paper. We start painting. First of all, if you are afraid of painting, you can do a lightly sketch of your work. Further. For example, I will once again take my yellow crayon, watercolor crayons will slightly sketch where my strawberries will go on my papers. So for example, here, second somewhere in here. So next will be in here. Another one here. And here will be my stance. Here. I will have big leaves. I could also sketch them. If this is something which removes your fear always. So perhaps it would be easier to do a little sketch before painting. Simply with the watercolor crayons. It doesn't have to be perfect. This sketch don't have to be perfect. So don't be afraid that perhaps you can't sketch. For example, this will be Hero be my stamp, and here will be my third. Something like this. We could also paint some more strawberries here. So some little ones. For example, another leaf here. And another little strawberry. And something is missing here. So we'll do another strawberry. Okay, So when we have our raw sketch done, we switch to our paints. So I will take my favorites number four brush from Princeton. I will wet it, and I'll start painting. I'll start painting from the strawberries. So I will pick my first, for example, this red color. And I will paint the first shape of my strawberry. You can clean it with water and paint only what the border, the inside of the strawberry. And remember, you can always switch colors. You can change them. You can add while the strawberry is wet, something to eat. And when you think that it's done, switch to the second strawberries. So the second strawberry, I will paint this, this one because I want them to connect with each other. Because I want the paint to move between these two strawberries. I like when the paint moves, I like when I don't exactly have the control over my pain. For example, I want the strawberry to be a little lighter in the middle, so our peak with my clean brush, my paints lifted up, and I will add more red to the edges of the strawberry. Okay, Nice, nice, very nice. Next, let's switch to the next row where perhaps we will do it very light. So I will pick my lightest. This middle shade here will only paint the upper side of the strawberry. Next, I will drunk some water for my jar onto my brush and paint only with the water on my brush. I want this true very, to be very light. Perhaps I will add more color, the same color at the top of the strawberry. And I will leave it this way. Next strawberry, which I will paint, will be this one because this one is connected with with that. Also switch your colors. You can paint with those two colors. Two colors, the same strawberry. I like to touch the strawberries with each other because I love this bleeds. Which happens perhaps, not maybe but by accident because I'm doing them on purpose. But I just love it. Okay. And the last true Burton here? Okay. Right now, we will switch to lease. We will paint a first we will paint this bigger leaves because I don't want to touch with my while painting stems to my strawberries. That's why we will start from this bigger leaves. You can switch colors while painting leaves. It will give more interesting colors. Second, cliff. I will paint this leaf. Perhaps I will paint it only with water because I want this one to be lighter than the rest. Okay. Also, I will paint a green strawberries here, almost cream strawberry, strawberry shape. On the bottom. I will add this pinky tone. Also. I will paint some small leaves here. So let's paint a stem, stems. So perhaps we'll switch to the smaller brush. Some lumber for or smaller, if you pick the darkest, the darkest, me, and all the strawberries. Be careful not to touch leaves with your hand because they still try. This could ruin your work. And we also have this one leaf, two paints. So let's switch once again to number four. And this leaf, I will paint my slightest clean with a lot of water. Okay, let's switch once again. I will pick my number three. Once again, I will pick the darkest green. And I will draw in this whitespaces. The strawberry bits. Shapes. Also with this tense. What I will also paint with my smallest brush. I will paint leaves, strawberries. Every strawberry, I will paint some leaves. So right now, we need to wait to, our watercolor is dry. We will switch to watercolor, crayons and watercolor and fine liner. You can see my work is almost dry only this leaf is still wet. I have prepared some crayons. I have two reds, which this one is a bit lighter and this one is darker. Green. This one is my favorite, just like you see, it's very small. So it's a dark green and this one, which looks almost like the green mixed together. So it's like grass green shade. Fill. And we start filling the details thrown from the strawberries. So I'll pick, I will choose the lightest shade of red at the beginning and we'll see how it will look on my strawberries. And just like you remember, or perhaps not, we started to drawing the simple details at the bottom. After some area, we switch to drawing this U shapes. Strawberries. Okay, this same on the next strawberry. So let's start from the bottom and draw so some, some linear lines, U-shapes from the dark. There's true. If this one is too light for your strawberries and pick the darkest shade of red. Just like before. It looks quite nice. And the last day with my thread, now, we switch to the lighter green L. We add some details on our literals, red, little green Strobe2. Next, I will switch to my darker green. And I will add some details on the leaves. So for example, I will draw some stems, my leaves. This leaf. And this one is still wet, so we'll wait till this dries. What we could do at that time. We can use fine liner and draw our, our leaves. This one, the smallest leaves. Next to our strawberries. We can define them more. Or you don't. But still, you don't have to draw them with your fine liner. You can leave them like that, or you can do it with a crayon. Or you can do it with ink. You can say, we can take also the lightest shade of green and draw more of this. Strawberries. Here are, for example, here. Just to tighten up our work. For example, I will also draw it. Here. I'm doing it because I'm waiting till the last leaf dry. So I will wait a little longer. Now. I will take my unique posca white with 1M. I will add some white details to my work. So I will add some details here. Here. This could be the U. Shapes are just simple dots. They don't have to be everywhere. Just on a few places in just like you see. I don't pay the brain to the strawberries the same way as I showed you the first time. I always change something a bit. See what happens if I liked the result. If I like it, I tried to repeat it next time. If I don't like it, I don't repeat it. It's just like experimentation. Allow yourself to experiment with your work. It's not something crown. And you will be surprised. The results. Do you think if you, if I should add something in their lives, perhaps I will add some white strawberry smoothie here, the small strawberry leaves to define them more. The last leak, the green stamps. Let's check how it looks like. I think it's quite nice. If you think that two leaves are too dark, you can still add something quite to them. For example, I think these two leaves could stay that dark. I will add some, some white just to this tool leaves which are lighter. Just to make them even lighter than they are ready. But it's just my vision. You can leave your leaves just like they were before. Just like experiment. Okay. I think this one is perfect. I hope you liked this project. I'll hope you have fun while painting with me. Thank you for your time spent with me painting. And see you in the next class.