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Watercolor Florals : 6 Day Challenge to Master Transparent Flowers

teacher avatar Sanika - Arty Vibes, Artist & Art Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (2h)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Material Required

    • 3. Day 01 : Red Flowers

    • 4. Day 02 : Blue Flowers

    • 5. Day 03 : Yellow Flowers

    • 6. Day 04 : Purple Flowers

    • 7. Day 05 : Green Flowers

    • 8. Day 06 : Orange Flowers

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About This Class

On many requests for a floral class, here I am with a different class this time on detailed transparent, watercolor floral paintings ! You can learn 6 different paintings with 1 new painting lesson coming up each day for the coming week !

A main detail that everyone struggles with while paintings flowers are those intricate thin veins on the flowers that immediately add to the beauty of any flower or leaves. Do you struggle in that too ? Oh Yes! I got you covered...with a simple yet amazing technique that you will learn in the 6 paintings of this class which will make your painting look extra beautiful with a simple trick...ooh you are welcome :P

I had a lot of fun painting these and I am sure you will too !  This class is suitable for all levels but a basic understanding of watercolors will for sure be an advantage. If you are new to the medium, you can definitely watch by earlier class on 'The Beginners Guide to Watercolors' to know about the basics. 

So lets quickly see the materials you will need and start the class !!

Materials required :

  • Any Watercolor Sheet or sketchbook which is 100% Cotton, 300 gsm and Acid Free is preferable. ( I will be using a 10cm x 25cm bookmark size watercolor sheet )
  • You can use any Artist Grade Watercolor paints (Pans or Tubes)
  • You can use any round brush to paint (2 different sizes small & medium)
  • 2 Water containers half filled with clean water
  • A tissue paper / rough napkin
  • A toothpick (or any pointy object like a pin/compass)
  • Pencil & Eraser (in case you wish to do a light sketch before hand)

This class is perfect for you if you’re ready to start painting flowers and leaves for a bright, soft, inviting appeal and caters to both watercolorists who have dabbled or never even touched a brush before! 

Soo letsss goo for it !! Happy painting :)

- Sanika


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Sanika - Arty Vibes

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Hello everyone ! I am Sanika Bhutkar, an Architect by profession. I am an artist and art instructor based in India. I practice various mediums like watercolor, oil pastels, soft pastels, mandalas, acrylics, canvas, etc. I have been teaching art through various platforms since a long time.


You can scroll down to check out my Watercolor & Acrylic  classes here on Skill Share and learn with me. Make sure to FOLLOW ME on Skill Share for regular updates about my new classes. I would recommend you all to start with the 'Everything About Watercolors' class first if you want to learn all the techniques and tips and then you can take the rest :)


You can find me on Instagram and Pinterest by the name @artyvibesbysanika So you can follow me there... See full profile

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1. Introduction: In this class, we'll be learning to paint colorful flowers in detail. And the interesting thing is to see how does beautiful transparent petals can be achieved in such detail with drawing the intricate two wheels of the flowers and making them look very gorgeous and beautiful. You can learn these techniques and try out your own various floral designs with different colors as you like after you complete the class and mastered the techniques. Here you can see the beautiful different designs with different colors. So we learn one painting each day for the next six days. And you can go on expanding more and creating more with such techniques. So we'll start the class by understanding all the materials that will require for the class. After that, we'll learn how to paint various designs with different techniques. And I'll also show you the beautiful trick of creating the transparent nurse and the flowers. As well as of creating these beautiful intricate designs and details on the flowers which will enhance your paintings more. So don't forget to upload your work and leave a feedback once you take the class. And also make sure to follow me on Skillshare for regular updates about the class, upcoming lessons, and giveaways for you. Without wasting any more time. Let's move on to our lessons and start learning. 2. Material Required: So for this class we'll be needing mainly watercolor paper. You can use any artist grade watercolor papers which are a 100% cotton and preferably 300 GSM thick. I'm using a size that is 25 centimeter by ten centimeter. You can use any similar size or else you can use any sheets or any sketchbooks that you have. But make sure that they are nice. A 100% cotton and 300 GSM, because in this class we'll be using a lot of water while painting. So that will really help you all. Definitely we need watercolors. Even if you don't have so many shades, even if you have the 634 shares, that's fine. You can use either tubes or pans or anything that you have. Then we'll also need brushes to paint to it. So I am going to be using two of these brushes. You can use any medium-size brush and a small size brush. Only two brushes will be enough for this. They are round brushes. You will need one smaller one for detailing and a medium-sized one for painting. After that, we need to water bottles or water cups with nice clean water so that we can use clean water to add any of beams and also to clean your brush. Then you'll obviously need a tissue paper. It will come handy, keep it always handy to just pick up extra color from your painting or anything that you need. So just deeper tissue paper handy while painting. Then another important thing that we need for this class is a toothpick. You can use any other pointed object. If you don't have to pick any campus or safety pin, anything will do. And yeah, that's it. So this is all that we require. And let's get started with the class. 3. Day 01 : Red Flowers: In case you're using watercolor pans. Firstly, we use start by just two colors. So drop a few drops of photo. I'll be using the sheets off red for this flower, so I wet my crimson red sheets. Then we start with the painting directly. So use a lot of water. You can also remove some of the paint on your palette and then start painting. You can see I'm using a very light color. I'm adding a lot of water to my watercolor paint. You can see how transparent the color is. So in this class we want to achieve various transparent paper towels and sheets for the flower. So that's why I'm using a very, very lighter tone. You can clearly see I have added a lot of water to my color and I'm taking only a little amount of Palo at the tip of my brush. And the color which I am taking, I am mainly with the color at the edges of the petal. I'm in the inside, I'm just spreading it with water. So for this particular class, you will definitely need a good-quality watercolor paper because that will help you call your water nicely and the people will not tear or get damaged. So we need the central portion as transparent and light as we can have. And at the edges, I'll add a limited amount of color to highlight the edges nicely. So again, make sure that you are adding very little amount of color. We don't want it to look like a border for the petals on the inside looking different than what the edges actually look as a whole. So that's why we'll also spread the color from the edges nicely inside, but don't make the batter too dark while doing this. So be very careful. These Flores might seem very easy when you look at it at first. But you need to have a little amount of patients while you are doing this. And here comes my favorite March. So with the toothpick, that is our little secret and a beautiful technique for this class. We'll start adding the winds. Apply. Moderate pressure. Not too much. I'm just me. These lines, lines. You can see the watercolor has started doing its magic. It's beautifully just letting the darker colors shield seep into the grooves that we have just made with are too big. I'm that will give you a very nice effect of the beautiful intricate thin veins of the petals. You can add a little more color at the edges after doing this so that it sits nicely Lewin's and gives a beautiful sheet. I hope this technique will really help you create some beautiful flowers. I remember this and you can also make your own flash with this technique. So slowly we move on to the second vector, or the first pattern has considerably dry it up before we start with the second one. So we want to make sure that tax happens because we don't want the colors to be spreading into each other or bleeding into each other. So that's why just take this process very slowly. Be patient with your painting and have some fun. This is a very relaxing and slake a class which needs a little bit of pain. Because you'll need to paint each and every petal separately. Unlike when we do our loose florals, we just go on painting randomly and you don't care much about each stroke button, this one, you need to be a bit careful about each and every stroke that you're painting. You also need to be very careful about the amount of color and the vibrancy that you're using. You also need to be in control with the use of water. In case you feel that you have used too much of water, then you can just star papi or a dry brush on it and lift up some of the water. Whereas just use your tissue paper for that. And again, we are using the same technique. We are just starting the winds. The winds. Remember that you are not adding it very randomly. You are, again, very careful about the kind of strokes that you're making with the toothpick as well because the colors are going to go inside it. I'm the entire floral pattern or the entire Florida is going to look how it looks, depending upon these smaller details that you add. So again, go very slow with it. You can see I'm starting with such a light tone of the pillow and I'm almost going with entirely water and just literally thing. My crimson red in it. So I get a very lighter factory to begin work. And that is very important in this class because you need to start with the lightest that you can. Once you want adding colors to it. It doesn't go on getting very dark and weird, so you can control your color very well. So this class will also teach you very good getting a very good control on your watercolors, on the water that you use. I'm on the fellow that you use, the saturation of it. So I'm sure help you a lot as watercolor artists to get a hold onto your hello and water and the brushstrokes and everything. This class is definitely going to be a very great help for that. So you can see I'm just going slowly one-by-one with the petals. And you can see the second vector which is there behind this. I am always happening on the earlier one. So this is what we are going to do. I'm just going to add. So let's see. You can again see that there is any particular order for this. Even just experiment and try and do the one with Sue suits you the best. In the earlier ones, I first did the entire petal with the darker and lighter shades and then made the groups. This time I'm showing you how to just give a lighter wash for the group. And after that, you can go on adding the darker color later on. So you can just use any technique that you want. You can see the second one petal that I'm adding right now at the left, I am again, just overlapping it on the central petal which I had drawn. So that's how we get a very beautiful effect on the painting will not look 2D. It will look nice and 3D because we are Just careful about these kinds of details and we're adding those. Because the petals are transparent, you will naturally see the petals going behind as well. So that's what I'm trying to do. And you can see I am deliberately keeping or darker part at the bottom and the central part, I'm keeping it light. So why is this so because the petals folding. So that is what we want to show and it's likely there is a color difference, if you can notice in the audio petal, which I did. So right now I am just showing you how to start with a lighter ones and then we add a few more details with them. Red, adding red to it. So I just go on adding darker shades to all the petals now so that I can add details. Also. I did this because I also wanted the other petals to dry a little bit before we start adding the details so that the color but doesn't bleed too much into the entire petal. So that's why I just finished with the wash layers of the other petals first and then I am now starting with the teachers a little bit. You can either use two shades of red for this or simply one shade of red with changing the intensity, anything is fine. So you can see how I am. I didn't very thinner lines at the edges. You can use the thinnest brush that you have for this. And the areas where the pectoralis four link that will be slightly darker than what the other remaining parts are. That's what I am trying to do OVO and we'll go on adding all these details. My nucleus, all the petals. Wherever necessary. If you feel that the color is looking like one single line or one single strokes and it's looking disconnected from the painting, then you can always just wet your brush and just simply try to blend in the stroke with the other parts of the petals to get a nice effect of the entire thing. So wherever the petal is folding, that's what I am doing dark currently. So the lower petals are folding more. So I slightly darken those areas, slightly the edges. So just carefully observe how I'm detailing the parts. I'm just keep on doing a body along with me. So now we're done with the darkening five dates, some slightly darker shade of red. So you can either add a little amount of black. New York limb syndrome who get this Lahey model. And then with dark, darker shade, we'll start adding a few more details like some shadows on certain parts with the darker maroon is shear which we have made. So again, use the thinnest brush that you have for this. I make sure that your strokes that as thin as possible to get this effect. Also. Just go very slow, go with thinner strokes. And don't just stop or did the entire flat only on certain areas to just give it a nice realistic effect of the shadows. And then with the maroon colored cells, we will add a little darker area, the central bottom part of the flower. And we'll add the ending for the floss through which came up. So we'll make a bulb-like sheep at the edge. I'm painting it directly with the maroon is shield or the Mao colors here. And we'll also add some details at the central portion of the flower with the same shade. So just forwards smaller curve lines going in the central part. And then we'll add small dots, the ends of these lines. And after that, let's make a nice stem for this flower. Don't make it too. After adding the stem, I'll also be adding a few leaves. I feel so again, for the leaves, I'll be using the same color shields itself because I want to keep the flowers in similar color shifts. I'll start again with the crimson red is shared only. With that. Let's make a slightly heart-shaped leaves. Again. Remember, start with a lighter shade, add a lot of water to it. So you can see I'm using a lighter tone of the crimson color, again. Adding a lot of water to it, we'll help you get nice transparency. I'm then I'll again use my favorite technique. I'm making these kind of shape on the need to get a beautiful effect of the wind. So right now, you might not be able to see clearly, but I'll just add a little amount of color to the edges of this are darker shade and you will be able to see it clearly. So let's just take some crimson red again. I added slightly at the background and let it moves with the central portion of the leaf. I am doing this when my water colors are still wet. Okay. So even the markings with the toothpicks which we are supposed to be done when the colors are still wet. And then we'll just folded this thread and against, spread it nicely with water inside. Now you can see the shape that we have got with the markets. It's looking so beautiful. So let's add a few more leaves like this, maybe 23 here and there. And again, we'll just add the stems to it connecting the flower. We'll be using the same techniques again. So just carefully keep observing how I'm making those and keep on making it along with me. So for connecting these leaves, I am again using the same shear which we had made for the earlier of large stem. And this time I'll make glands even more thinner than the stem of the flower. And I just connect those lines to the central line. So make sure to make the lines very thin so it will look more elegant. I'm just make it nicely smooth and flowy. So I just complete all the lines. You can also add a little more darker parts to the leaves as well. Wherever necessary. Now, the entirely only at certain parts you can just add it to give a nice shadow to it. We're done with the leaves. I feel that I can do it. Just make it look nice and complete. Scientist. I make sure to go with a very thin strokes for this using the same color again, use a thinner brush, I made these. You can also just turn your paper however you feel comfortable with. So you'll get nice clean strokes. So just feel free to turn your paper and just meet these strokes as beautiful as possible. So I just started to three of these. I feel like it looks more complete. Now with these smaller elements added. You can also add a few details here on the floor. If you feel that the flower is light, if you feel that your flowers already done too dark, then please don't do this step. Just keep it completely. I'm just highlighting a certain area because I afraid that it's comparatively lighter. One says it's straight up, so yeah. Yeah. And with this, we are done with the painting. I hope you enjoyed it. See you in the next lesson. 4. Day 02 : Blue Flowers: So for this painting again, I'm using the same paper which we have discussed about. And we'll be using blue color sheets for this painting. So let's start by just working the colors a bit before we start with the paintings so that it's easier for us to pick up the paint. As we require. I just make my water bottle and add a few drops of water onto the blues. Now again, as we did for the oil painting, we'll be starting with a lighter shade force. Again for the border, you can use a slide. Good, one. Bye for the central part, just predict nicely with the water. You can also sketch this class or if you wish to, before starting with the painting. But right now I'm not getting it. So let's just start with the petal. And I'm just going to add a little amount of color at the edges. The central part, as we know, is going to remain light and transparent. So I'm using this type blue color for this. And you can see I have added color to the edge, but I feel that it's too much. So I'll just use my wet brush, spread it slightly to get a nice dark color like this. So you know what to do. Just clean your brush. If you have a lot of water inside and just one picking up the water or the color. I dispatch your brush on the tissue paper and just one lifting certain amount of color or water. If you'll feel that it's too much. And if it's okay, then you need to do that. So we are done with the layer. I start adding the wings first. So for this particular flying, you can see I am going to go by adding one when in the central part and many more sticking onto the earlier when from the edges like this. So that's how we're going to do the entire petal off the flour. Going to look very nice and educate once we completed. They will be able to see more once the color starts getting into the groups. Slightly, take it down. But you can see I'm lifting my hand up halfway. So I'm not going completely towards the center with this. Yeah. So let's add a little more color to this so that it's clearly visible to you all. I'm using the same light blue color again and adding a little amount of that to the edges. Meet the wins nicely prominent. I'm still keeping it satin. Not letting the color overpower the existing, but trying to keep a transplant in the central part, adding a little color on the edges. And I'll also use my white brush. I'm just smoothing it around so that it doesn't look like a very typical Bordeaux, but it looks like a nice part of the entire petal. So you can see how I'm just smoothing it out in the central part. So it looks nice and natural. So you can warn, adding little later amount of color one at a time. Don't add too much in one time, otherwise you will not be able to undo it. So just add alerted, alerted amount of color. I'm keep the entire painting wet using the wet-on-wet techniques. Just spreading it little by little. I don't make it to keep it transparent as you know. Then just stop once you are like fine with the entire look of the petal. Stop adding more color to it. Aggravated amount of color in the central part. Like this. Moving the stroke slightly upwards from the center. You can also add a little amount of cobalt blue in the central bottom portion to give it a nice shade. You can see it's getting a beautiful texture because of this. I feel that the colors looking to mine, so I just lift up a little amount of color from you. Yeah. So you can just quickly doing these smaller changes as you. Then we'll start with the second week. We'll be drawing two petals on either side of this. One which we have dressed painter. So again, using the similar technique. So just keep observing carefully and follow how I am doing it and keep painting along with me. One slab, yet, yet to add a little more detail onto it, but it's still awake. So what we do is we start with second flower, just looking in another direction. So we again draw being similar things or the second Florida as well. We are yet to detail the first one, but we are waiting for the petals to dry up completely before we start adding the details onto it. For the second floor, I'd be doing it in a very similar manner, just facing the opposite direction and also making the size slightly smaller than the first one. But again, I'll be using the same techniques and the same colors. So just observe and come along with me. Now that we're done with the second flower as well, I just add one or two birders besides the flowers. One or maybe another one at the top. Again, using the blue color at the side and going with a light blue color for the remaining portion. So let's add two such bytes. One here, I wanted the job. So now we're done with the basic versus well, so again, I'll start adding more petals, letting the flower. So I'm doing this one's my entire flower has dried up completely. I am again going with the same technique, but we're doing a lettering technique over year, so we are repeating the same technique which we did earlier, but only once the Florida is completely dried up so that we get a nice layer of another petal on the flat like this. So we lead on to more petals on this flower and the layer some on the other as well. My lettering, just remember too, lift up the color like this from the center portion of the flower to gain back its transparency so that the petal, which is there behind is also visible. You can also just dab your tissue paper like this. Pick up some color, orange, just pick up the color with the brush. Anything will work. Again. I am just highlighting the borders and the central portion. I'm lifting it up. I'm merging the boulders nicely with my wife brush onto the flowers central portion. Just keep lifting the excess color with your brush like this so that the transparency is retained and the petals which are there behind are nicely visible. Highlighting the edges a little bit. I'm also highlighting the edges of the petals a little bit like this. Don't make the strokes to keep it thin. And we'll also add another button with the same technique. So not doing anything different, going with the same technique that we did for this petal. Just observe and keep painting along with me. We'll also add a few like this maybe to the flower, which is their bill. So in this God, I know it's not a literal amount of cobalt blue in the central portion right here. You can see I'm doing this one. Your petals are still wet. So it's slightly going and merging nicely. This will give a nice effect. So I'm just highlighting the central portion of it will again follow the similar techniques for the second flower. So let's start with layering two petals in the central portion spores. Then we'll either Tucker cobalt blue in the central part. I don't like this shape. I think I can add to move behind to make the shape look nice. Just starting a lighter shade of blue here behind. And I used to highlight the edge off it a little bit with the goodbyes do color. Yeah, I think it looks much better now. So again, we are almost done with the second floor as well. So let's start detailing the other things. Here when the flyers are still awake, I am just adding a limited amount of ultramarine blue color in the center portions of the flask. You can see I'm just adding a few dots like this with my brush, this tapping the brush with smaller, smaller dots with my ultramarine blue color to get a very nice detail at the central portion, which will eventually just quickly highlight the entire flower. So just add a few dots. The central portion like this with the ultramarine blue. Then we move on to adding details for the bugs that we have drawn. So again, with the ultramarine blue or blue, just highlight the bugs a little bit in the way that I'm doing. Use a thinner brush for this. And I add a few lines to this, like this to just give it a nice tea doing. You can also add the stems of these with the same color. So use the ultramarine blue color or the potion do color which they will live. I am using the quotient rule for this. Small details to the birds. Also add the stems. I think we'll also add a few leaves with the same darker blues just below the flowers and the buttons. Looks more nice. Ndk. I think it's done. I'm happy with this reserved. I hope you enjoyed this one to see you in the next lesson. 5. Day 03 : Yellow Flowers: So let's start with the new lesson. For this, we'll be using the yellow color now. So I'll just write my pillows forced with clean water. You can either use your chrome yellow color or your deep yellow color. Anything will do. I'm starting with my yellow shade here. And this carefully observed vector, I'm dropping the color force. So I drop the color at the topmost edge. And then with the help of water, I'm just spreading the color nicely below. So take color whenever you need it and just try to make the edges darker and the rest of the parts to spread the color with clean water. In this similar way will do all the petals. So I am, you can see again, starting with a darker color with the edges. And for the rest of the part, we just spread it nicely with water to get a lighter shade. Again, this is a different design of the flower. So you can notice I'm trying to cover different shapes of flowers so that you'll get the hang of different designs and how do you use your colors in them? And you can see I'm dropping some darker pigment at the edges. After that, I have taken some orange color and with orange color and slightly dropping it at the bottom portion, as you can see here. And after doing that, I've cleaned my brush nicely and I'm just spreading the color about with my wet brush so that it just looks like nicely matched with the entire flock. And it looks like one nice whole part with a beautiful color gradient. So you can see how I mixed it and moisture than the yellow. Now I'm just taking some deep yellow color. Using that for the edges. And don't keep the edges very sharp like this. Just take some water, orange juice, clean your brush and with your wet brush. Just like the edges so that the color looks nicely, you know, nicely blended in with the entire flower. That's precisely what I'll be doing. I'm cleaning my water, brush with water. And I just tried the remaining yellow and I'll also add a little bit of orange, weren't there? Just add a little more color towards more vibrancy to it. So you can see, just make sure that the amount you are adding this very less and just take a wet brush and spread it nicely. Then I'll be using my secret technique of the toothpick. I start making some lines following on from the upper side to the lower central portion like this. And you can see once you start making the lines, the color is this going and settling into the groove and giving you a beautiful and intricate ways for the flowers. So that's what we are going to do for the entire flower. Just go slowly. Your lines. Don't overlap them to match, but keep them free flowing. Yeah. We have completed with the lines, the entire flower, if you feel like your color is low at some parts, you can just again, go ahead with your brush and some color. Give a certain darker shade, add some edges if you want. You can also add some oranges off if you want add certain parts. Whereas if you feel the yellow is less, you can go with the yellow. So just try to add more details to your flowers with the colors. If you feel like it's perfectly fine, then don't go on adding too much of detail. Just still you should be aware where to stop. So even that doesn't voted. I'll just add a little amount of detail and I'll do that with my yellow ocher color. You can either use a lighter brown sheet or the yellow ocher shade for this. You can see, I'm just going on with the smallest size brush at the edges and slightly defining the edges nicely. Some little strokes in the central part as well with the yellow ocher color. Again, going on to the edges, I'm not making a clean border to the flower. You can notice I'm just adding little about our detail only at certain edges. And I'm not like bordering the flower because that will look really weird. So we want to keep it natural. I'm just taking some more ground color shared. And with that, I again add a little amount of shadows to certain areas. Again, remember we are not bordering the entire flower. Only a little amount of shadow to certain areas. Just little amount of strokes to certain places will be enough. Don't go overboard with these brown strokes. Otherwise you will end up just making a bold over the entire flower which will not look realistic. So just keep it limited at certain parts like this. Keep the line broken as well in between like this, making it some shadows like this. And then with the dark brown color will just add this little detail at the bottom of the flower. So you can just go with very small strokes and just slightly darker than the bottom portion of the flower. That's it. Then we'll start with another flower with a similar techniques and the similar shades. So again, I'm going with my yellow color. As we know, we are starting from the edges and in the central part, we'll just take some water or just with your wet brush, go on spreading it nicely throughout the flower. And then you can again go on just to Jelani it out by adding more and more yellow color pigment at the edges. And after that, we'll also add an orange color like we did for the first flower. And then we do our beautiful technique, whether to pick by making some lines onto it, to mark the wheels, so the details of the flower. And with that, we'll go on detailing out the firm more and more and we'll finish it completion. So just carefully keep observing and painting along. I'll be painting these flowers like this will be one. And I'll be painting one more bigger flower, which is sideways. So I'll just explain you this one. And for the other one, you can follow these same techniques. So just carefully observe and listen. You can see I am making the toothpick marks again one petal at a time. And all of these lines are converging at the bottom portion of the flower. And you can see again the alert is going on settling into the grooves to detail out the flower moon. So again, we'll add a little more bright color to this. So again, adding yellow to certain parts of the edge. I'll also add a little amount of orange at certain parts. You can just want spreading it nicely. That it's more just beautifully. After that, like we did for the earlier of law. I'll be adding a little amount of burnt sienna brown color to the edges to mark certain shadows and each allow the family. So don't make it seem like or physically marked edges. Just let them blend in luxury. When Jojo color is still wet, it will slightly Wagner into the flour, which will give it a nice natural color effect. And that is what we want to achieve. So slightly be quicker when you are doing this and don't deal very high pigmented color, use a little watery shares so that you can merge it easily with the flow. And wherever necessary, just darken these lines at certain parts to mock more shadows and give the flower more depth on to it. For the bottom as well, I'll be adding a little darker shade as we did for the poliovirus. Scylla. We're done with two of the flowers and I am going to do one more. So this one will be slightly larger in size and I'll be painting it facing the right-hand side. Now I'm not going to repeat myself for this flower. I think you all will be able to achieve it beautifully with the techniques that we learned for the audio to flowers. Just remember to go slowly with your colors. Don't use very high pigmented color in the beginning itself. Start with lighter shades and go on mixing water to it and blending it nicely. Wherever necessary. Go on adding darker color pigment and one merging with no link on detailing out your flower with darker shades to achieve certain desired effects. So I'll be using the same sheers and the same technique. So just keep observing carefully and falling me, drawing along with me accordingly to what I'm doing. This is the yellow ocher that I added. For the remaining half, we can add a lighter yellow sheet. So I'll just take my yellow. I'll just add this for the remaining half. And we'll blend mode the colors nicely into each other. As we paint the spectrum. Will be doing the same thing for the second petal as well. Just make a bottom portion of it and continuity nicely. Then the edge of your paper to make a very nice thin stem for your, for your board. So again, going with the yellow, just blending both of these nicely into each other. And then I'll make the bottom portion. Again. I am just drawing the same yellow ocher color which is there. And with that, I'll make a nice thin line. You can use the thinnest brush that you have for this. We'll just add the stems to all the flowers and about status there and connect it together. The bottom of the paper. When doing this, make sure to use as thin strokes as possible. Because you don't want the end of your strokes to just over by your entire painting suddenly. So row with steady, slow hands and just one meeting these thinner strokes, you can use the thinnest brush for this. And if you're not used to doing these kind of strokes, then don't worry. Even I don't get it sometimes and it's totally fine. So if you wish to practice more, you can just practice different types of straight lines that go with your smaller brush and using any paint that you have on any rough paper that will actually help you get a nice control on your brush and it will help you make your strokes cleanup. So let me just continue these tennis stems for the flowers and also make sure to keep them slightly coffee and natural. Don't make them too rigid or too much of a straight line because that will definitely not look natural. So make them very free flowing and nice and natural as much as you can. You can also draw them with a pencil first if you're not sure about just painting it directly, that's totally fine. Even I draw them lightly with the pencil at times. And I should not be a problem, but just make sure that if you're drawing it with pencil, draw them very light because sometimes your pencil marks can be visible with your watercolors. So you don't want your pencil marks to be visible once you are done with your paintings. So just make the lines very light or else by mistake also, if you need them darker at first, then just view it either over it and lighten them up so that we're not completely visible. So I'm continuing this line of the border from behind my floss and we're left with just one more connections. So for this one again, I just had a nice thin line and then just connected to the existing stem here, like this. So by adding the stem, we're almost done with this painting. And hope you enjoyed this different kind of Lars, some bright yellow color. So see you again in the next lesson. Dupain, this, try it out and post it onto the project section so that I can have a look at it. 6. Day 04 : Purple Flowers: So we're here again with another lesson. This time, I'll be using slightly shades of purple and pink to make my flowers. And again, the technique which we're going to use for this particular class is going to be different than the earlier lessons. So I'm starting with my purple color here on my brush. You can see I am using a very light shade off the popup. I'm mixing a lot of water with the purple color. And we are doing this since the technique we'll be using is just lifting out the color. So you can see after painting, I am just using my wet brush. I'm just picking up the color like this from the paper. I'm tapping it on the tissue paper to just take off the excess color from the brush. Keep cleaning your brush in-between, and keep repeating the same process till you get a nice darker line at the edge of the petal of the flood. The central part of the petal has turned out completely light and shade and completely transparent. So this is another technique which you can use to meet these transparent flowers. So let me repeat the process with another petal and show it to you how it will turn out. So you can see the amount of excess of water that I'm using for this painting. Particularly. Again, I am just painting the entire petal very light with my purple color shade. You can add a little more color to the edges if you feel like, but be very careful, don't add too much of color pigment. And just lightly add alerted if you wish to, and then makes sure to add a lot of what you do. And after that, you'll need to be a little quicker. You'll need to quickly just take away all the central portion, the ILO from the central portion, from your bike. As quick as you can just use your white trash and go on lifting the color like this. Do it one or two times. Then again, clean your brush with water. Then again go on lifting the color. You can use more wet water in the central part of you want. And then again, go on lifting it up with your brush like this. So you can see again, we have achieved a nice lighter shade in the central part. And you can see a nice defined line for the edge. If you feel that you don't see a prominent line, you can just forward. Go again with a little color at the edge. I let it more nicely with the central part. And again, just repeat the process by lifting up the color from the central part like this so it matches nicely into each other. So you can see we'll be going on doing the same process again for remaining of our petals. So just keep carefully observing how I'm doing it and do it accordingly along with me. Now for this particular flower, I'll stop here because I'll be adding two more layers later on that will be overlapping these. But for that, we need the two petals which we have already done to be completely dry. So that's why I don't want to waste my time waiting for it to dry completely. That's why I'm just starting with another petal forum, another flower. So eventually when we weren't doing it, meanwhile, the earlier battles will dry out. You can see I started with the edge with darker color at the edge. I'm spreading it with water in the central portion. I now am just again, lifting up the colors from here like we did for the earlier flour. So the upper floor, we'll keep it at four petals on this one, Let's see, maybe I'll make it five buttons. So just follow the similar process and go on adding petals to it. We'll first add the baseline vitals and the overlapping petals. We'll add them later after this layer has completely dried up. So just observing and painting alone. But you're painting has completely right up. If it hasn't, then just wait for it to dry up completely. What is you can also use your blow dryer to dry out and then start with adding these layers. Now when you want adding this layer again, I am again using the same techniques, the same color and the same process. So I have started with the edge color and then I'm lifting the color from the central portion like this. And we'll also add another petal in the similar way. The petal which is overlapping the earlier one, the part which is overlapping, the audio button that will be slightly darker naturally, and the other will remain lighter. Just carefully observe this. I am doing it again, starting with a darker shade at the border than just filling the entire thing up. And quickly. I am just using my white brush. And I'm just going on lifting the color like this, popping it on my tissue paper constantly. Also keep cleaning your brush in-between. And then just go over again till you get a nice transparent look for your entire flower. And see you can immediately now start seeing the overlapping part of it is slightly darker and the remaining one which is transparent. So we will again be doing the similar process for our pink flower, which we have done below. I'll also add a little bit off my purple color shield to this flower in the bottom central portion. So you can see just for, with very thin small strokes. And I'm just adding only wherever necessary to just add more highlight to the flower. And just observe where I'm adding it and how thin the lines are needed to be. I'm just being that accordingly. So I'm just adding a little color. The same bubble sheet at the bottom portion of this flower like this. Now that we're done adding the detail, we'll again just use a similar process for Domo flowers. So I'll just add one more flower here with the same or per share. And I will be again using the same layering process, but this flower, as well as for the upper pink flower. So just keep observing how I'm doing it and do it accordingly along with me also, this technique is slightly difficult. If you don't get written first go don't worry. Also, if you are not getting the transparent effect. It even after doing the technique right, then the problem might be with the colors that you're using, because this will only be happening rightly if you are using either artist or professional grade watercolor. So you will need to take that. Also. It might be difficult if you're not using at least 4280 or 300 GSM watercolor paper, which is 100% cotton. It will be difficult to achieve this technique. So in that case, just get the right suppliers and try it once again, then you'll be able to achieve this beautifully. So I'll just be repeating the similar technique here. So just observe what I'm doing and do it accordingly. You need to be careful while doing it, Definitely So just to observe carefully while I'm layering, just watch it slowly. Pause the video if you want, and then keep on painting simultaneously. Also one thing to remember, I repeat again, you will need to check if your earlier layer has completely dried before you go on adding the upper layer to it. So make sure your earlier layers are dry and only then IDEO later layers for this. I'm just complete all your connections to the flyers. If necessary, just feel free to turn your people however you want to get a nice comfortable position for a beautiful free-flowing continuous stroke. So you can just turn your paper around, grab a comfortable position, and just make your stroke with that size brush so it will be easier for you to get a nice thin stroke. And eventually with practice, you will get better with these strokes. So don't worry. So we'll start with the leaves now. Just add a little bit of leaves here and there. I'm using the same purple color shade lightly with the first wash. I'm just going to keep the leaf very simple. I'm just going to go with a light wash first. And I'll just add a little more of the darker color at the stem and the edge part of the leaf and let it moves with the earlier color when it's still wet. That's all that I'm going to do for the leaf. Not very much of deep technique. Yeah. I just add a few lines like this. My toothpick. Just add some intricate details and enhance it. So we'll be using the same technique for all the leaves. And just keep observing how, which color I'm using, how I'm doing it and do it accordingly along with me. So with this, we're almost done without being done by computers. Add a little bit of detail to the flowers. For that, I'll be using my darker violet color again. And I'll just add this central line and a few of the details in the central portion of the flower to just highlighted more. So just observer Hawaii, I'm doing it. I'm just adding a straight line, then some cross lines going up. And I like dots at the ends of those lines. Start the central detail. So we'll do this for all three flowers. We are done with yet another painting, this time using a little different technique. Hope you enjoyed doing Good to see you in the next lesson. Don't forget to upload your work and leave a feedback to me. 7. Day 05 : Green Flowers : So we are starting with a new lesson. This time. We are not doing exactly a floral designs, so we are doing a nice leaf design. So I'm starting with my leaf green color for that, I'll be using olive green color, a darker green shade, and O cobalt blue or light blue sheet for this. So again, as we did for the earlier paintings, I am starting with the bent at the edges. And then in the central part I just go on spreading it with water. So I posted the leaf green and then I'm doing my darker green or the bush and green shade. And in the central part you can see I'm just dropping some water with my wet brush, just reading the colors like this. You can just lift them some of the excess water or the pain that is there in the central part and tap it on your tissue paper. In this way. As we did for the earlier lesson. If you feel that you need to add some more color to the edges, just go ahead and drop some more color at the edges. And then just finally legged more with the central portion. If you feel like there is too much color, pigment or too much water in certain areas. Just take your brush and this one lifting the color or the water. I'm just adding some more of the darker greens. You could add the edge. With this. We are done with the basic leaf structure. So I'll just speak my truth. And with that I'll start adding the veins and detailing it out more. So starting with the central line and then going with slightly curvy diagonal lines like this which are meeting at the central portion with my toothpick. I'm just marking the groups. You can use any other point, the object that you have if you don't have to pick, Not a problem like this, I have to mark that and you can see the colors going and settling in the grooves. And just the wins, everything nicely colored, dark and highlighted. So if you'll feel to add more color or just pick up some of the color, just go ahead and do that. And after that, we'll start with the next leaf. So we're just maintaining the shape of the leaf. We are keeping it similar for all the leaves. And we'll go on scattering different types of leaves throughout the paper. Then we'll just connect them with an i stem. So for the leaves, I'll be mean using any two of these three colors, which is the leaf green, the darker green color. And I can also use a light blue or a cobalt blue to some of the leaves. So just keep on observing and painting along with me, the technique that we are going to be using is going to be the same for all the leaves. Will start with the painting. We'll just add the two pig highlight to it. And then if you wish to add some more color or something more, you can just go ahead and do that or else you can just start with the next peak. So that's the procedure that we're going to follow for all the leaves. So just keep observing and then doing along with me. I'll also use the same color and adds some nice things your leg to add on two little more detail, this entire painting. So I'll add 34 of these to certain parts of this entire thing. Just to observe wherever I am, I like that and you can just do it accordingly. Remember to use only the tip of your flower, tip of your brush for this because we can get a nice thin line with that. So just keep your brush nice AND, and street and touch that up and make the painting to get a nice thin line. Be very slow winemaking the curves because your brush tends to bind YOU. This COVID, unlike when you do it with a pencil or sketch pen, that will not happen. But if you are doing it with a brush, the brush with paint and you will get a thicker stroke there when you go to cough this thing. Remember to go slow, just touch the tip of your brush to get a very thin stroke like this. So I'm just going to touch certain parts, adding few here and one here. I think that's it. With this, we are almost done with this painting. Hope you enjoyed doing it. This was slightly different one than the earlier ones. So I really hope you liked it. Don't forget to upload your work and see you again in the next and the last lesson. 8. Day 06 : Orange Flowers : Okay, so let's start with our last painting, and this is one of my favorites, so I hope you enjoy painting it with me. So in this one we'll be using mainly the oranges shapes. I'm just dropping a few drops of water in my orange and I am starting with this vertical stroke right here. And you can see again, I am using a very watery color, yellow. Let's start with another petal, just mocking the edge color first. And then I list one, spreading it with water. So just take some water and read it. And like this, you can see it's very light. So you can again go on lifting the central portion of the color with your brush like this. So just slowly go over your painted surface with your wet brush and just lift up some of the color like this from here. Okay, I am going with nice vertical strokes and lifting up the color like this. After that, I again add a little amount of color and just sharpen the edge. So I'm just adding a little bit of color here. Just observe the places in which I'm adding those strokes and do it accordingly along with me. You can keep on lifting up the color if you feel that you have added excess color to it or else you can just add a little color wherever necessary. So I am just making these watercolors strokes like this. Just merge it nicely with the central part. So don't let it look like a very rigid strokes like them most nicely. But your central portion of the flower. And after that, use your toothpick, our secret tool, and just go on making some nice lines and groups. With that. You will immediately see that the color is going in these grooves and you are getting beautiful veins for the flower. So you can notice I'm making a central one big stroke. And after that, I'm just connecting it with some smaller strokes in the background. Here. I have just to meet the folded portion of the petal like this with my toothpick. You can also add a little amount of color to that portion just to darken it slightly because that person is in the front like this. So I think now it's much more clearly visible. Yeah, and then you can go on adding new colors, strokes like this. So we'll be reading out both the flowers in the similar ways. Will go on doing the petals part by part will wait for some parts to try before we start painting with others. And we'll go on adding the toothpick mocks for the front side portion of the flowers. Just deter them out more and highlight them. So you can see I'm going with the edges clean lines. First. I'm just spreading it with the water in the inside portion. The portion size or the N in the front have a slightly darker color pigment tan, which are there at the backside of the rare side of the flower. So just remember that in mind and with that you will be good to go. So just keep observing me and let's paint both flowers together with this beautiful orange color. I'm just quantity telling it nicely. Just observe carefully and then wondering it accordingly along with me. Okay, so now I'm slightly take a little amount of red color. That is the vermillion tried to color. You can also mix it with the orange color if you want first. And then I start detailing with that. Just go with little detail with our smaller, thinner strokes. So this don't overdo it. Just observe where I am giving those details strokes and just do it accordingly along with me. You can see I am only giving a tax owed and part. So just be very subtle whether it be very careful, we don't want them to look like, you know, prominent borders. So just carefully, we'll be ending this darkening the central portion like this with my orange and I'll just go and spread it out with letters, strokes. I'll give you a better view of this. Yeah, so you can see this is what we want to achieve. So not too much just in the central portion, I add a little darker shade. Go ahead with the strokes. You can get a better view in this flower. Just going with little amount of red and letting it flow upwards like this. So just recognize me. Just equal out your flower little bit. And that's it. So we'll just observe where IMD telling it out and slowly, slowly warm. And in these smaller strokes, don't overdo this. Don't be overwhelmed by the color and just don't go on doing it, adding more and more, just keep your color very limited. We don't want to darken the entire flower, we just want to highlight it a little bit. So that's what we're doing here. And then I'll also add some smaller leaves at the base of this flower with the same color. So you can see how I'm doing it. They are very thin and small. So just having a nice the pad, the end. So that's what you are going to do. Or don't go on increasing the size of the leaf even if the ship is not right, don't worry where it is going to be looking beautiful with your natural shape. Just remember to get a nice step. Maybe a bulge at the center. And again, your thing thinner as it reaches the end. So just with that in mind, make the leaves don't worry too much about this shape. Make sure that the sizes smaller. Add a few strokes here and there, like this simply. And then we can move ahead and start doing the stem. For this, I'm using a slightly burnt sienna color. So you can use any color that you like. I'm using a bonds in a brown color. You can use any shade of red or brownish to go with the color scheme. And remember to meet the stem lines curvy on flowy with one single stroke, clean. I also remember to make it as thin as possible. Use the smallest brush that you have to get a nice thin stem and just go with a nice clean flow. If you want to use a pencil and sketch out the stem lines before doing this directly. You can do that as well. But remember to keep them very light because you don't want them to be visible once your painting and Stan, let's just doughnut here and I think I'll just let the steam at the central portion of the earliest stem like this. So again, you can see I'm making them thinner, so just make the stem thinner. Like this. Yeah. So after this is done, we'll go ahead and wait for it to dry up completely forced. And after that, Stan, we'd start with the leaves. So for painting the leaves, I'll leave just using my plane of a million red color. I use a lot of water for that. And I'll just be in the shape of the leaves with a watery red. Also mean the stems for that. And just go on adding more leaves like this, connecting them with the stem. You can see how much amount of water I'm using. So remember to use lots of, lots of water to fathers because That's what is going to give your leaves nice transparency. It will look more pretty when you go over it with a toothpick to make the wings. So yeah, just connect them nicely. Let's connect the third one is when centrally. Here. I'm just adding a little color to the stem, darkening it a bit, and letting it more. Now, let's take the toothpick and start eating it out. So for that I'm drawing the central when. And then I'm connecting it from small curvy lines like this to the center. So you will be able to see it more clearly when the color goes and settles onto it. So you can see here. So central part and then connected like this. Simply, very easy. Okay? Yeah, so these are simple set of leaves that we did. We can also add two or three here below with the same process. So just remember to keep your paint very watery. And then just connected to the stem. Add one more here. I think we'll just make do here. I feel you don't have good space for three and it will look much more better like this. Just make do here. And you can just do delete out in the similar way where the two back with the central vein and other lines connecting to it. Forward the leaves will be doing the same again with this toothpick. And then we are here with a nice set of leaves for our flask. So now I can just add a little, I think a little more elements or details here and there. For those details, I will just use the same brown color shear, which we used for the stem. And with that, I'll make a nice thin line like this. And I just connected to the central stem. I'll just find one or two here and there. And then we'll be done with this painting. You will remember to make this very nice with clean curves are also remember to make it thinner. So you can just turn your paper if you wish, according to your convenience so that it gets done nicely. I'm also highlighting the stems of these leaves a bit. I think I'll also add a little amount of detail here as well. Let's just darken this first. And then we'll add though, like little CoV-2 egg here as well. The bottom, so that space looks even unlikely, filled up. Again with the same color. Just go slowly with your cough. Make a nice point at the end. And that's it. So let's just add another smaller one here. With a nice point. I think we are done with this painting. You can just add a little bit darker part at the central portion of the flower if you wish to add more detail to it. So just slight amount of V inside the central portion of the flags for both the flowers. I'm just adding a few strokes are going about to just detail it out a little more. Yeah, I'm with this, we are done with this last painting of the class. I really hope you enjoyed the class. Don't forget to leave your feedbacks and upload your work. Watch the last lesson to see all the paintings together.