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...about this whole "peony thing"...ILLUSTRATING PEONY with different styles...

teacher avatar Ania Zwara, Mixed media artist and illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (2h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Line drawing- strokes

    • 4. Pencil warm-up

    • 5. Fineliner warm-up

    • 6. Brush pen warm-up

    • 7. Loose peonies- supplies

    • 8. Loose peonies- petals

    • 9. Loose peonies- leaves

    • 10. Loose peonies- whole peony PART 1

    • 11. Loose penies- whole peony PART 2

    • 12. Bouquet class project PART 1

    • 13. Bouquet class project PART 2

    • 14. Bouquet class project PART 3

    • 15. Bouquet class project PART 4

    • 16. Bonus video- hawaiian peony mixed media illustration

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About This Class

As it will be my 4th class I have so much fun while creating it for you Guys :)

This time I would like to concentrate on a one particular flower which will be a PEONY.

...take a look what it will be all about:

- some tips related to supplies that you will need

-quick strokes presentation

- pencil warm-up

-fineliner warm-up

-brush pen warm-up

- loose style peony

- peony bouqet

- BONUS: hawaiian peony (mixed media: pencil+watercolor)


...I promise that it will be a big piece of knowledge and a great fun !

...please remember that this class is quite long so DO NOT force yourself to watch the whole class at once ;) ...focus on the parts that interest you most and take breaks :) ... if you get bored, switch off the class and return to it in a few days :D

p.s. If you can you should definitely buy yourself a few peonies for this class ;)


...hope to see you in my PEONY class,



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Ania Zwara

Mixed media artist and illustrator


and I'm a full-time watercolor artist, graphic designer and suface pattern designer based in Reda, Poland. I'm a flower lover but prefer to have them on paper so they will not fade ;) ...wife, mum of 3, architect by profession (graduate of Gdańsk University of Technology) ...and artist from birth... My creative soul never stops dreaming that’s why I chose a freelance creative path instead of an architect career. Although undoubtedly architectural studies gave me a solid creative base. In 2016 I set up my own business which is the result of a great passion for creating both graphics and paintings. 

...daily life as a full-time mother gives me a lot of inspirations as well as the surrounding nature and the world that is changing. Ev... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Okay. Welcome back. Their friends. And as we have June already, I would like to talk, uh, with you about p onis. They are everywhere. So if you are interested in this subject, please join. Join me in this class. It will be very fun. Very helpful. Many tips and tricks and full off information. First, I will teach you how to draw a line drawing off Peony I have here. I don't know if it's different than this one, in fact, but it looks different in a different way. So I will show how to draw this one wrist off them. And then we will skip Teoh, adding ink and watercolor. So it will be very fun and we will concentrate. I own Fannie, so it will be really great class. Enjoy. I will also show you step by step. How toe Make a really nice pencil sketch off those flowers and then I will show. You have to do the same thing with a fine liner and the brush plan, which very cool, um, supply to use. Then we will paint a little bit with watercolors and loose style and also a bonus video. I will show you how to, uh, make a great illustration. Offenses sketch Plus watercolors. Please don't be afraid off this complicated looking flower. It's really fun to illustrate, to draw to paint. And I will do my best to show you everything I know about making your lovely illustration. You just do you and I promise you it will be great. Oh, and as usual, I will have a little chat about supplies. You will need to paint it with me. And then I will ask you to make a great peony bouquet as our project, so 2. Supplies: for this class, you will need, uh, really straightforward supplies. Basically can use what you have already, and let's get started. Ah, sorry. Ah, One thing. If you can get yourself a peony, just really try to get one. Okay? So what do you need to know about the supplies I will use, um, mixed media pad. Ah. Which is, uh, 180 Uh, GMs or GSM? Whatever. But it's, uh, more thick paper dysmorphic. Normal paper. So it will be helpful in case you would like Teoh use some water color after making some sketches. That's okay. Okay. So here what else I would like to tell you. I have here some Mike run pens, and it's zero free and 005 I think that 05 and would be better than zero free. But I have to order Desai's. I do not have the at the moment. What else? It's a brush. Been with Inc capsules. I can say that it's a mental called pedal. It's Ah, um pocket brush been or something like this. I will check that for you, but it's from panel, and it's really, really great. Uh, then my favorite ban sales uh, these are just just ah, normal school pencils HB. And this is five B to make some darker elements and it's softer. Okay, and rubber and vessel, I think. Oh, I forgot the most important thing. Our PM's where I will start from this one. It's a pale yellow. It's like pastel yellow, very, very pale. The rest of the things unique are a glass of water. I have here, um, watercolors in tubes. But about these colors and these watercolors, I will tell you more and show you more in a bonus video. Uh, for this moment, you just need watercolors. Rather, they are in Dube's or in pans or have a pence everything. It's OK. Brushes from Escada with a natural hair. Ah, which I like very much. This is Reserva, um, Russia's and from Princeton, which are synthetic brushes. And these are awesome as well. I have here around brushes number 10 12 six doubled six. And to eso Now it is everything you should know about the supplies. Ah, get your stuff and let's skip to the next video 3. Line drawing- strokes: in this part, I would like toa show in a few fast exercises what strokes you can get by using a different , um, tools. First, a fine liner, which is quite a harder tool. I mean, it's not soft. Eso If you would like to get different thickness off your line, you should use a different, kind off fine diner. It's just that simple. The figure is the finer the vicar iss the line in basically the same thing about pencils, and they have also different, uh, softness. So the more soft is our pencil. Uh, the thicker will be the line as you conceive. First, uh, it was HB pencil, and now it's five b. So let's jump to see how the brush been works. It's the most soft, uh, a tool that I'm using in this class and while pushing it down, it gives thicker and the bigger line so we can create already great effect and various lines. And if you do not have such a brush ban, you can use uh, classic brush and ink, and this will give you a similar effect. 4. Pencil warm-up: So let's start from sketching pedals, um, to know better the general shape off our peonies. So as you can see, I've took one petal and it's quite curvy. But say says C curve like this. And when we want to drop it, you should concentrate. This my Fiore you have up sketching and drawing, um, the edges. So we will draw the lines first. So with a pencil. So it's a seeker of which is here now, this one. And as you can see, it's already our our peony. I'm drawing here a little lies toe emphasize the curvature off my pedal. No, I take my five b pencil. She's more soft to at the details. So and from the other angle, uh, from here, that start from here. So 12 b c curve Dan ruffle line here than this line and the end of this Peto. As you can see, there is nothing complicated in that. Just a you have to practice. So these are our pedals on the other shape. Oh, and the pedals off peonies are quite irregular. So, uh, it can really make nice sketches because those shapes allows. Asked to do fun work. - Okay , And this is a small little battle that, uh, is inside of the Peony. So let's drove this one as well. It's also a little curvy here and your mother Funny shape. There is nothing to stress about, because whatever you do, it will always look good because of this irregular structure and shape. Okay, so all right, let's try toe, make a sketch from the top. Uh, please remember, old, uh, petal shapes that we were practicing. And let's start, I will start. I will start from the middle off our peony. Uh, now remember that the pedals are in perfect and every pedal looks differently. So really, you I don't have to stress yourself. Just simply go with the flow and see what comes out. Um, at the end of your work, you can see I am not pushing myself to do exactly the same elements. Um, and that's why it is so fun for me. This petals inside this pony peony are like small ruffles or something. So they are so cute to draw. These are just curvy and, uh, lines. Really. Guys, tiny pedals in the middle and does bake one that are outside this peony remember what what we were doing. We were practicing Teoh. See, the petals and the are in perfect. So basically, you can You can throw whatever you want and as longest, it's Ah giving their impression. It will always always look good. So I will finish by this one. So as you can see, this is not exactly the same. I know is not exactly the same order off this federals, But you consider this is a peony on the paper. Okay, so now we will take this would be five pencil and it's, um, darker elements to give it a death. Uh, our trolling and this bunch off little dy neat lines are really creating great peony illustration. Take a look little by little, we're starting to have Ah, really nice sketch and really nice floor illustration. I will live it as it is for now, because I like when my illustrations are not overload. Okay, so let's start how many times I say to you. Okay, it's crazy eso when you were If in all my previous skip classes, you will probably know that I always try to find the simplest shape off thing that I want to illustrate. So this time will be exactly the same I have here my model peony, and I'm looking for edges that I can draw with a pencil so you can see It's here, here, here and here. And I will draw this lines. So let's start from this one. Don't worry if it's not exactly the same on the most important thing is to have at the end the really good impression off what you have done. You can see here leaves. I made leaves here and here. And okay, if you're not sure off something you have I already put on paper. Just use your rubber and throw it away. And most important thing, do not stress and do not force yourself to do something you can see I'm Rob Oring. Also sometimes because I forgot to make certain like, for example, of course. Then here. Okay. And here, the small little ah, small, little I don't know pedals. Yes, these are pedals. Uh, in fact, so let's start to hear they are irregular. So, uh, you know, it's it's not a photo. Were not drawing, uh, exact copy off our flower. We are just making sketch, and I think it's, uh, more fun and gives more possibilities. Teoh, practice Teoh, explore. Because if someone would like to check exactly the edges or put this on that or whatever, you will definitely find some difference. But the whole impression what I am drawing and what it is in fact is good Because you can see peony here. I hope I happened their guys. Let's be honest, this is a peony. So in this particular moment, I am throwing on legal lines in these lines are so important for our final effect and our final illustrations because illustration because we were ad, uh, more details, We will put some darker lines. Some maybe color. Uh, I'm in paint. Eso it will look really, really great. Okay, for now for me. Uh, it's a really nice sketch off this peony. Uh, this is the first, uh, where you can drop simple just lines for making some depth. In this illustration, I will use my five b pencil eso how I've already twisted the flower, but it doesn't matter. I will add a little tiny pedal from here. Okay? Because just because I don't see it from here, just like a sit atop the moment. I don't see too spread out, but for the composition on my paper, I just needed that one. So I put them in a small in a small live here. It looks nicer. So for me, it's the most important thing. Okay, then this five b pencil. So I'm not sure if you can see from here. But where? In the places where the pedals are touching each other, where the whole pedals are growing from this point, it's always always more shades here. Yeah, if that makes us Do you hope so. I will put some darker elements here and hope you will see a difference in a minute. I am not on Lee pushing the pencil down. Teoh, get a thick line. But I am in this little cross points I'm adding, uh, a little more little, little more pencil. The flowers is the flood. This flower is starting to pump up from our paper And that is what we want at the moment. As you can see it, it make sense And already we we can see now today normal pencil this small land stir Emphasize the curvature. Yeah, Now let's try to sketch some leaves first of full with pencil and then, uh, with, uh, find nine. Okay, so let's take our reference leave And And let's concentrate on this It just Once again, I have the general view off this leave and I do not worry about exactly really making exactly the same shape and lines in the middle on the leave. They are quite important because they give us this great impression off. Leave, structure, structure, cure. I'm looking here. Go straight. So, guys, it's not eso difficult. Just look at the object and tried to see the simplest, uh, shapes and then find the edges and start to draw. Before long, I can erase here some extra lines and OK, here. Oh, this time, As you can see, the general impression is almost, uh, here. You can try to sketch one little Dave this curve, I guess you here it's right. Wala Then we will handsome, darker points remember, uh, to find them, uh, where the lines are crossing each other and you can always take this softer pencil. It will be easier to with less pressure. You will get the the better effect off the darker line as it can see, uh, our live is already pumping out from them paper. And that's the effect that we want this time this lovely out in the same here at more dark line, and it will constantly pump up from this paper. 5. Fineliner warm-up: in this part off puny class, I will show you how to do a little warm up with a fine liner to get a great effect off sketching Peony. Now, let's dio similar sketches. Uh, by using this fine liner zero free, um, here where piddle I'm ever And here little detail like it was like this. And now you can add, uh, Finner lines and this particular example When I want toe think in line, please. Remember what I have just said, Ah, in a previous part off the class about the supplies I did not have thicker my liners. So I just help myself by drawing a line next to line to get the effect that I want to have . Ah, which is Ah, figure line simply. Okay, Okay. And the 2nd 1 you can see, Seeker, this ruffled this ruffle line. Really curvy. Inch ruffled. So okay, I hear some already done battles. I will add only a few days details, doctor and thicker lines and lines to come from here. Conceits. It's looking good already. So, as you can see, it's ah, great exercise. Uh, to get yourself familiar with, uh, be only pedals with shapes s so try to draw different sizes with a different angles. It will really help you now the same The only view, but made with a microphone. So we start again from middle and you can already put some Dr Points in the middle of this pee on me. No, our in perfect petals a Z consider rule is the same to make to draw lines and to build this whole illustration I was our observation, intuition and good impression off the object we we want to present to the viewer and now bigger pedals. As you can see, it's not difficult when you get the, um the idea how this plant is actually growing. You can really create a beautiful illustration and now dead, we can put some darker lines. It would be easier if you use instead of making on this darker elements with the same fine liner you could use thicker one. I don't have one, so I will do it like this. I'm looking for the lines that are crossing touching each other on. And then I just put there a thicker line to have this impression off shadowing. Okay, that's great. Let's play with dose leaves. And, uh, let's take Niner. So again, try to find simplest, uh, elements. The simplest shapes, and then concentrate on the edges How the edges defined this shape. So it goes like there's less or more. But, uh, as I said, most important thing is to have this general impression or we are painting or what we are drawing. So here was this one. And now this one, It's coming from here, and little line behind element. It's here now, this tricky one. Okay. Here. Okay, it does this and then every single live is coming. Teoh this y one point. So we have to remember that. And this one. I am not drawing this so we have our leave, and now we were way will end. I think that throwing with fine liner is, uh, I don't know more simple, because with pencil, you have to do this little scratches. Well, we don't have to, but I always do those scratches and it IHS uh, time consuming. And when you have a liner, it's mostly done the first, uh, face off throwing. And then you just add this darker elements and and it's already good looking on this paper here. Okay. Okay. Now we will and system details. I come from here. This lines are also not fairy regular. It's it's a plant. And plants and flowers are perfect with their imperfections. Sometimes it's all about adding those little tiny lines and believe is ready. Okay, maybe here I should. I thought more dark. Nine. So now this leave is all done, I guess. Just do you keep practicing and now and let's skip to brush in practice. 6. Brush pen warm-up: Okay, so now let's try to figure out how the brush been works. So, in my opinion, such brush burn. It's a very cool, handy and useful tool. Eso it is great to get familiar with it because, as you concede, brush at the end of the spin is very flexible. And it gives Thea opportunity to draw thin lines and thick lines with with the one tool. So, uh, you are working faster. I mean, you can trust more in your free hand. Uh, didn't have Teoh, uh, draw the thin line and then go back toe thicker it. And, as you can see, understands sharp video. Uh, it is very, very specific and very, uh, cool to play simply, Uh, and I would like to know that just, ah changed the thickness off the line by pressing a Despaigne brush. So, uh, you just press it and it gives you think line you can change the angle. Uh, off, um, this brush to get some wavy and, uh uh, curvy, uh, alliance as well. Okay, Now, let's start our practice with brush. Ben, Uh, we start from the center off our flower, and And by pressing this brush man, you can constantly get the thicker lines, which gives the impression off shadows and in and the darker, uh, points off this flower. So look how fast we can work on this illustration with this specific tool. - Okay , Now the center is done, and we can skip to adding big pedals. And when you have, uh, good practice and you're familiar with, uh, the shapes again shades trips off the shapes off, um, battles off the peony. You can even a draw, uh, the better without without with with one line without lifting up your hand. So brush been like this? It's really, really cool to use. Please pay attention and notice the places where I add the thick line desire the places where the metal bands actually, So they're in the rial life. There is always a little shadow on the battle. And that is why I add thick line and some little tiny Sharpie lines as well. Okay. Okay. Uh, another great exercise for you guys. Let me show you how to draw the peony from the side. Ah, the good thing is to have ah one beyond actually. But if you do not have one, uh please take a look that I'm starting, like from the center that is actually view that is seen from the side off our flower. It would be clear enough for you. It means that this, uh, more round petal at the middle off this illustration this my like reference point. And then I will surround this pedal with another pedals. As you can see to get this specific peony, uh, round shape with many battles over the center points. Okay, as it goes really, really fast to draw this beyond who with the breath in. And let me tell you about the places where I put, uh, thicker lines and, uh, Sharpie Small Nice as well. Uh, these are the place is with darker lines and thicker lines where the petals are again touching each other when they are not crossing. But you know, all the Beddoes comes from All the pedals come from the one point it's like in every flower earth. Basically. So it's like there are the shadows and the darker, um, bonds. The Sharpie lines are emphasizing the curvature off the pedal, and they are basically situated on the top and on the bottom off the battle. Okay, let's sum up what we have learned with drawing side view off peony. Concentrate on the pedals and remember to have this one reference pedal. I mean, this one which will be the most round one and then surround this pedal with the others by pressing the pen brush. Or as I said before, if you do not have a pen brush like this with ink, you can easily use every type. Think so, Uh, every type off round every size off the round brush, it will give you a similar effect. Uh, but with a more effort off course, because you will have to, uh, put your brush in ink for a few times. Okay? Okay. The final touch, which means Sharpie short little lines. Uh um at the top, off pedals or and at the bottom to emphasize the curvature, as I said before. And as you can see, it gives, uh, the great final look decorate the great final touch. So, guys, I keep my fingers crossed for you. Keep practicing, and you will really have a great fun withdrawing this flower. Okay, Okay. So, as I do not want you to get bored by seeing me drawing all the same elements again and again with the different tools. Please try to practice as more as you can, and you will see on the progress. 7. Loose peonies- supplies: we will, uh, paint those lovely. It's called like how I and peonies I found us. Ah, terminology. Uh, why searching Google for those lovely flowers with those amazing colors, It's almost impossible that these are natural colors that are in a really life. It's it's simply nature. So we will need, um, watercolor paper and glass of water. I have here, um, watercolors in tubes from Winsor and Newton. This is professionals. Ah, professional watercolor. Um, set. And it's, uh, lemon Yellow, Deep yellow. Oh, Cadman or cadmium orange opera rose in Scarlet lake. Um, but you can use every other watercolors. So even if you want disputed to be blue or green Uh oh, are I don't know, Violet, you can use whatever color you would like to. We will learn the rules how to paint basically wet on wet technique for those peonies. So don't worry about that. If you didn't have exactly the same materials and then, um, brushes I have here brushes from Escada with a natural hair. Ah, which I like very much. This is reserve up, um, Russia's and from Princeton, which are synthetic brushes. And these are awesome as well. I have here around brushes number 10 12 six doubled six and to so, guys, let's get 8. Loose peonies- petals: refresh a bit our knowledge about the shape off the pedals that I have shown you in a previous video while sketching by pencil and pen brush and find liner. And now remember what was the shape and let's concentrate on the cooler and it's and this color saturation because because because, as you can see, the color is more, uh, strong. It's more saturated, uh, on the edges. So we should concentrate on that. I have here, my peony, as reference. I was just put this puny here. Hope you can see it. Well, right. And now I will take my Princeton brush number 12. Just a big one and put some water. Um, in a shape, uh, off a path tall so Oh, yeah, you can see, right? Remember, it's all about imperfection. Eso don't stress yourself right now. I will take Ah, I will mix two colors. This, uh, was this Oprah Rosie O perros aunt. Yeah. Operas and Scarlett make, but really, um, do not concentrate on the names off watercolors, off pains, because it's really it's not important. I I could use as well violet, whatever, violet or whatever blue shade and it would be good also. So I put some paint here on this. What? What stain? I figured the right word. Sorry about that. And as you can see, it's already blending. Uh, what blending? It's spreading out on this. This is water called This is watercolors magic. So you can seek and at more, um, more volume, more concentrated corner. Put it here and now you can see the shape of our flower, and it's it's simple. It's not a great I don't know, theory or great to know how. Teoh explain to you what hey, want to say that it's not so difficult as it seems to be, Really? Trust me And, uh, here, when the pedals are getting to the middle of the flower, he hopes here they arm or yellow. So I take this off and some some yellow put it together because I always mix scholars. I don't know why I always, always, always and put some yellow off Are you here? And as you can see, this pedal is really lovely at this moment, and it took I don't know, three minutes. Ah, yeah, for a minute and we have already the impression off the pedal off the peony petal so I can end more, uh, caller on the top of this petal. And he's off course, if you like. You can work on every illustrated element for long hours. Uh, but does not my style I work fast. I I am an impatient person. I think so. That is why I would love to teach you how to do it fast, quick, easy and relaxing. So Okay, so for me is almost done. It's book, It's it Done is done. Eso let's paint another battle. Maybe in a in a different position. We were a practicing this kind of petal in a previous ups. It us a dirt in my dry off water in the previous video, so it won't be complicated. Niedere, right? You can see a splash of water and again, some being some red. I will give some orange vibe as well, and I start from the top off pedal and wait a bit. Maybe I should wait more Ah, for this paint to get dry. But as I said, I'm so impatient that I, uh, just work on that what I have already, and for me, it's really it's not a problem you can practice, you can discover your own style or own preferences, and it's all about having a good time and enjoying your process. So here and now some yellow, um, splashes. And it's nicely blending looks really great. Some guys so simple as that. Okay, um 9. Loose peonies- leaves: practice with me. Some, uh, painting peony leaves with a free hand with watercolors. There you go. We just, uh, takes him, uh, paint on our brush loaded with brush and start from the bottom. It's like a thin along and then push and lift. We can take more paint. It's, ah, wet and dry painting, so the edges are more sharp, I think. Yeah. Remember about the peony shape? We were, ah, sketching. And we were talking about in the previous videos of this off this class. And let's remember, how does leaves were going? It was like free finger beliefs went to free, uh, gate, maybe five. But in a different in a different direction like this and a little up eso guys, it's really fun. You can practice, and then you can also use this leave painting knowledge to paint our beautiful Reeves. And it's all about pointing at you can see yes, um, pointing the brush of the beginning of the lines so it go just like this and then push a bit depends on how strong edge or line you can you want to have and then again, return with your paint in your brush and it's Yeah, it's it sounds, um, naive, but, um are strange for you, but it's really it's It's not. It's not hard. It's not difficult. It's, I would say, for everyone who wants Teoh less Ellis in here and learn so and up when we, um when we when we give a more ah saturated color here a darker color, uh, we can get the impression that live is Yeah, it's growing like this. Yeah, it would be easier for me. Teoh, Um prepare every class in polish. Yes, but this is like a challenge for me. Okay, So lives I think you already know how to paint leaves. Just practice first if you are not confident about this. And now let's keep Teoh painting, um, loose peony. But, uh what On what 10. Loose peonies- whole peony PART 1: I think you're ready now to paint a loose moments. Yeah, it's more loose than botanical peony flower. So here we go. Now, we should find, uh, our flower position. So it will be an angle illustration. I am putting some water on the paper. First of full? Uh, no. I take my smaller around brush, and I just want Teoh Uhm mark the edges off my petals. So I put some paint on those wet marks on the sweat and there? Yes, here and here more, uh, pigment at the top. Um Hmm. Okay, I'm switching for a bigger, um, brush. Okay. And adding more with points. Yes. And that's where my that else come. It's a side view. So you won't see the middle off peony. I will show you how to paint. Ah, different angle view in a minute. Okay, I hear me. Battles? No. You know, you have Teoh work. Quite, um, quick with watercolors, But really, guys do not stress where when something s already, um it's not, uh when it's it's it's dry already. You can always always put some water and continue the process. Some paint just to make some marks where my battles are okay. And this peony already look so nice. Some darker pigments. Oh, there. And don't forget about our yellow shades, which are also important on the bottom off pedals. They are here now. We can just work over this, uh, lovely shape and lovely colors. In effect, we should wait a bit, um, for the pain to kit more dry. But as we are impatient people we want so and in some places, the paint is already dry. And I can just paint what's on with it and ah, what? Some dry. So it's a great, uh, exercise. And it's wedding with. I usually put, uh, in the paint from the edges to the middle off are painted element. You should be more dark. Can you see it? Oh, it's better now, I think. Okay. Okay. And you can add Cem green leaves already. The are curvy as well on just a little leaves out there. Show there. Hi and open. Pardo. Sorry. My jet for my chair. Um okay. And some greenery Eyes green. Caller here. Oh, okay. If you want to Your mark More peony Leafs. We just should may having in mind our peony. Ah, sketching practice. Uh, video retain. Just try to put some paint and schedule peeng believes with a free hand came more dark paint. And, you know, we can work on this illustrations for hours. As I said before for me a disc point you have already Ah, a vision off peony. I can always, uh, at some elements from the middle off the flower to give the better idea. But a guy's is a peony. There is no doubt about that that this is our, uh, peony. So again I will take my now I will take brush number six, and I will start from the smaller panels. But in this particular peony that are no smaller, maybe in the mill, But okay, I will show you how I will, uh, make an imprint and interpretation off this. So I start from the medal off. My only It's like making ah loops. I was talking about making loops while painting pedals in my first skill shirt class Police take a look there and joining me there because I share in this glass some basic knowledge about painting basic basic basic flowers. OK, and here it's coming. There's it's look, it looks like a classic flower at the moment, but it will. I promise you it will be a peony. Um, okay. And what we were talking about was the darker call or the at the top off our better. So a while when it's wet already, Um, I put some darker paint here to get this peony vibe. You can see it's like this, and here it's really cool. Don't forget about our yellow yellow yellow elements. Uh, can put them already already here. We will get back to the middle off this piano. Now let's concentrate our pedals, which are big everywhere and pink. It's pink or a coral. Maybe it's a really, really amazing color. Oh, I'm always impressed about natural colors that are not artificial. They just existing in a nature. It's it's simply amazing. So as you can see, I was starting from the middle, and I have already here early. Nice peony Ah P on you vibe. It's adding more dark paint and here I will. Okay, If we love, I can at more wallets to mix a bit those elements and most photos and just giving dark, darker. Um, I'm not discolor. Sometimes I want Teoh paint too fast. And then I but my breast to the, uh, t cap or so her something, or I just mess up with colors, but yeah, who cares? Right. Um, I put always in one place more vibrant colors or more shades to get this nice depth impression. I would love to show my dip on painting flowers. I always guys search for one side that IHS more, uh, in shadows or a little bit darker edges at the one on the of the one site off my petals or florals. Uh, just to have this Ah, nice impression that it's not a flat illustration, but it's Ah, there is a depth in in it. And it's, uh, giving this this more realistic, uh, filling for the viewer. So I will do the same here. Always, Always can add more. Uh um, Particular places. Okay, Maybe not here. All right. And when it's overloaded, you can, um, just take it with your brush like this minutes. Much better. Yeah. Okay. Now the the center off this flower, it's a little bit green because it has the strange elements. Okay. And then it's it is just, um it is just yellow, although maybe a little bit orangey. I will put some yellow and, uh, to the center of this flower. I will take my round brush number two. I'm checking my camera of its going on Still, because I've lost so many videos till today. Hunt. I was a bit frustrated about that. Okay, Uh, maybe more paint. We should, uh oh, make some that's like this. Don't don't worry. If the paints are, um, blending and what elements are spreading, these are watercolors you can do everything you can are basically change it or at more elements. Teoh, cover your, uh things that you don't like. So this is our peony. Maybe a wish it give it some relieves, remember, three finger lifts. And yes, it's nice. It's really nice already. It looks nice. I should wait a bit. Tilled is center. It's more more. Try Tried to put oh, some paint on it. And when it went, it will be dry. I will put also some darker lines that will give this nice impression off the center. Here. I had some paint. Yeah, it's really nice. Now it's still bit wet, so it's nicely spreading. Okay, so much here. Concede this brush is taking my pain. Heres Something is missing. All right, I will leave it as it is at the moment. Okay, guys, I think it's quite nice. I will show the final effect with those little darker lines. 11. Loose penies- whole peony PART 2: Now, let's do something else. Uh, let's try to paint another kind of peony those pasta ones that I have shown you already. And we will use, uh, pastel colors passed a watercolors. I will use, um, vintage pastels and pastoral dreams from prima. But you can use whatever color you like. We will paint this time wet on dry. Admits that the paper is dry when we put the brush on it. Eso the pain is not ah spreading so much and it gets dry faster, so we should work a little bit quicker. At first, I put a very pale tones of my watercolor paint. And then when it will be dry, I will put another layers. A za can see I'm pain. I'm painting first, um, the big, um, pedals that are at the bottom off the flower. Okay, then I am ending smaller pet holes. And as you can see, this is like, uh, 3/4 uh, view like a one other view or something like this. So the smaller bettors will be more on the top off my illustration. Let's try to, uh, paint another view. It will be more from the top. So a top off my peony this time. I, um uh, painting smaller pedals and then from the top, uh, to the bottom. And they will be a bigger The pedals will be bigger and bigger. I am using the same a pale, uh, color. And I'm painting the spells by making small loops or seekers or sometimes little dots. But basically the these are small loops. Uh, ruffled. As I said, I will put some more layers more duck layers on my peony. Uh, but as you can see, sometimes I cannot stop myself. Uh, and I just have to add dark a darker, um, shades off paint to get this depth effect, which I really, really love. Okay, So, ah, to have this nice an effect off, uh, different colors, off shadows and shades and depth in our illustration, You can always put, um, more concentrated caller. Ah, while your first layer is still wet, uh, as you can see, And now I am painting big pedals that are at the bottom of our peony. And at the same time, uh, I am adding some shadows. I mean, some darker, uh, pink watercolor. - And you might ah, wondering how just the places where I put a darker color. And the answer is quite simple. Ah, yes, You should have your peony in front of you. But, uh, displayed thes places are simply where, ah, where the pedals are hiding one behind another. And as I said before, every better is going to this one point in a flower. And it's quite obvious that while they are one next to another, there are always little shadowy places, little shadowy points. And that is where I where my eye sees those little darker points right now. Ah, we can go back to our first peony. Uh, the first layer is already dry s so I can put more layers on it. And while those next layers are, uh, semi what I think I'm adding some darker paint. I really like when, uh, paint and colors are spreading and blending a little bit. So I usually do not wait till it's ah, 100% dry. And I am painting like wet paint on a wet paint on, and I really like this technique 12. Bouquet class project PART 1: And now let's try Teoh call. It's learn to paint. Um, this, uh, Eunice from my instagram post, which were the pastoral ones and the hostile ones. Be honest. Smell so nice. The coral wants No, they do not smoke and old. Okay, So for this, uh, part, I will use my past. The watercolor paints from free muddies air past talk a little pastoral dreams and vintage pastels simply because I love the colors and they are matching to this exercise perfectly. Um, you can still buy them with a discount. If you want to. Please check my INSTAGRAM account, or I will leave the information in project description here on my account if you want in. Now, let's start what you should know about past P. Honest. It was a Castell peony bouquet on the instagram and taken from the vase. Uh, they look like this interment. All right. Uh, so, uh, we were built those flowers, basically, by layering and making particular layer off darker colors that finally will give us, um, great impression and hopes for him. It will be something alive. This 13. Bouquet class project PART 2: I will tell you how I waas painting those peonies. It was, like, first of all, makings light circles simply, um, maybe with the ruffle edges, because the panels are ruffled. And, yes, I spent the painting them more like a wet on dry. So I will. How? I will show you that. Okay, I will show you that mixing here. Some, um, some pink go, um, paint What's okay? And I will put here more water to have, uh, more light consistency. Okay, so let's, uh let's start first. First peony aim. The view will be like in that, uh, painting I have already shown you It will be from the top. So at the center, off the flour off it flower will be basically here. Maybe one or two elements will be seeing from the back from the back from the side. Okay, so this one is from the top. These are our panels. They are going around center off peony. So, uh, you can just make some nice, curvy see seeker if strokes just by putting your brush on the paper, pressing it and lifting up. And as you can see, it's already already the shape of the Peony and already already the impression that it is a peony flower. Yes, while certain flex our wet a bit, you can just add a darker value. And when you does, this thespian only will start to bump app from your paper. And I think that's the effect everyone is searching for to have, even if it's not a, you know, straight botanical illustration. You want this? That's called three d impression that it's not a flat or stain on a paper, but it's something is happening on this paper. OK, let's stop Motion should, uh stop. Stop talking. Start painting, Mama. Okay, um, now let's take a different shape off our pink. I will use this vintage one so I will take this badge and mix it with this being so it seems quite similar. So I will take this nice no more, Okay. And the same, uh, something here. I will put Cem this doctor, as you can see so I can and a water and start to create my my pedals just going around that someone can tear it. Comptel that this is more like Rose, But no, uh, we are painting our P only stuff here so I can add more dark value here when flower where the flowers are touching each other. It's always like this because that's where the shadows and shades are in a really life as well. All right. Oh, and it's it's blending. It's it's really nice. Uh, now let's say we should use more yellow caller because I have here one, like creamy, uh, peony. So this one will be will be exactly here. Yes. And as you can see, more dark value here when they are touching each others. Okay. And this one, it's a little bit turning. Thio Thio left. So the center will be a little bit twisted. Okay, then we should wait a bit till it's more dry. Okay. And here I will put, uh, the only that is my good site view end for this. And I should use, uh, pinky one because we didn't have and it pinky p only out there. All right. Okay. Maybe. OK, maybe. No. I find it's Oh, yeah, it can be. Okay. So from the from the side, it's like here. Can you see some battles here, here, growing from the center. And we were Ryken. Imagine that the center is, like from here. More tar guy. If you cannot see it clearly, you can always, uh, twist your, uh, paper we will have here and darker pedals in the middle. Our p o. Name Andi. Yes. Um, from now we should wait a bit or start making some details on those that are already done. But you can always, um, take another darker color. Teoh emphasized the leaves that are in such bouquet. So we can put some Breen over here and maybe here because this is a place when they are touching each other, it's spreading a bit. But don't not worry. We will add more a value in this in a minute. We can also, uh, ad, uh, peony. That is not already open to give more elements to our, uh, design. 14. Bouquet class project PART 3: eso I will put a little around shaped Oh, flower like this over here. It will be just I like this one. Uh, okay. I'm starting by making this around general, round shaped circle. Uh, element. Now, I will play with colors, bit as they are, um, a little bit different and such not opened p only I can And more. Um, more volume, more saturated colors. Uh, I should not forget about the leaves that are here. Okay, maybe more water. Okay. Oh, it's really nice. Nicely going through the paper. And here. Hope you can see it Well, And here I will make, uh, more dark element into me. Believe for here. Yeah, Until being great some shades here and also here. Oh, and it's still spreading, so I will leave it as it is with this nice effect. So I'm using steel. Uh, Buster dreams infections just to let you know for the reference. And as you can see, Ah, which is getting a little by little this nice three d, uh, effect my paint. It's already dry. Eso we will concentrate on getting details. We were start with this, uh, peony here. Mm. I will take a round brush. Number 12. Put some paint, but it should be now more saturated on this first layer. And, as you can see, I can see now. Okay, this piece only. It's like it's It's a burly, uh, barely that. No, it's, uh, in my vase for for quite a couple days. So it's ah, big and like a pompom. But you can always see that the shadows are, ah, around the center of the flower. So we will ad darker elements, just like as it said. But around around gently around our center. Yes. For some of you, it may look like a rose, Uh, or something bad. You know, it's not, Is it beyond here? Mm. And when we are, uh, coming to the center, we can at smaller shadows Moral, smaller, smaller, uh, elements. Okay. Okay. And now this, uh, this one it was using Oh, different pains. Okay. I had some water. And here from the bottom, the pedals and here where they are, you know, touching each other. Okay. Always remember about general Impression. What you are painting. You can look at your reference on and then come back to your artwork and more pigment or shades here and middle off our of our flower. Okay, then this be only that was more yellow. Wish Mr such word yellowish didn't know And okay, here for sure here for sure at some water to have a lighter value off my paint Because I do not want to overload my ah illustration. I'm being painting this one and adding this darker elements and at the same time looking at my reference peony. So it's always always a good idea toe go to the florist or to your garden hurt or to your grand grandma's garden or something And grab some reference flower. It's helpful and it's cool. Nice and smells really great. As it can see. It looks really, really nice. Does he have this, like, darker end lighter elements. Now, this pink being keeping key one, Of course here because this is our magical place where they are touching each other. Yep. Ah, And here. Okay, on, Uh 15. Bouquet class project PART 4: when I am looking on this composition, I have this feeling that something is missing here. So when I finished this, the only detailing I will certainly certainly add some more leaves or, uh, some small, uh, pee on you. Flowers. That's, uh, for sure. Okay. Oh, how great is that? Now let's take a look at our leaves. I will take ah, smaller brush round number six and I will end some stronger drag. Didn't. And this shadowy places Uh huh. Kate and for sure, here. Now, I will concentrate on leaves on leaves. So I should take my bigger brush, put some water on it and then filled with paint and starts to making only lives. You can always always check my first scripture class, and I am showing their the basics about painting leaves also. So it's my technique for this lives is to present left. You start from the top of your brush, then you press your brush to get a thicker, uh, line I can say on. Then you lift your brush and water. When the paint is still wet, you can add some different color or more pigmented uh, caller. Um okay. Oh, it's so nice, huh? Really? I really like it. And here I will put a small small Mm. All me here, Another leave. Remember to get this shape. Just dip with your brush Paris and lift every war law. If everyone lon now a little bit off green. Yes, it looks nice. It's brown, some brown, maybe. Oh, toppy. It will be great as well. Lives lives don't have to be on Lee Green. Guys, you can experiment and I encourage you to do that because you will learn a lot while experimenting. I do that all the time, so be sure it's worth it. And dan small peony here as I said so smaller brush. Uh, maybe creamy pea onis. So yellow and just beautiful shades. Okay. And here, Really nice rant, peony shape. And then what? And then ah, soon, maybe fine. Yeah, it looks cool. And they have some violet on my brush. I can get some violet here. Oh, it's still wet, so it will be just spreading around, but ah, but I can dough such things as getting more three d effect on that. That's what I really, really like the painting not to be to be flood and on boring. So I I simply add some some paint looks looks really, really nice. And this pink one, it's ready for some darker shades as well, I suppose. But with this particular shade. Okay. Here. Okay. And maybe ups splash of water. Maybe small, small detail details over here because they have so irregular. You're such irregular, um, pedals You can really just go with the flow and have a great fun. Looks nice out. We forget about this one here, so let's come back to it. Give him some leaves. It will be went on the wet and very delicate. Uh, okay. And very delicate. Yes. And as I said, he can always, um, complete with you. You can always complete your piece with some more shades with some additional colors. Uh, you can, um, work on it as long as you want. Basically. But please, remember not to overload your painting because it's very easy to do when you are working on one, uh, art piece and you are looking on it all the time. You can really easily overload and then have this impression that there's too much. And you I really didn't want this effect. So I think that I will live this one as it is because I'm starting to have this impression that in a minute I will do something. Oops. And there will be no turned back. No, I'm kidding. You can always repair your painting, and you can always do something that will make it. Uh, okay again. But I really love this feeling. When I finished some work and I look at it and I think, Yeah, this is good. I wanted to do this like I like this. And I am very happy about it. And, uh, one small, tiny flower here, and it will be really cool. And it will be really cool and finished. So we will paint this by making small lips. Yes. You can see what I am doing. I'm always checking on my camera if you can see what I'm doing. Because sometimes the angle is wrong and I am doing something. And on the video, you cannot seat. Exactly. And it's no point off doing such videos. Yeah, okay. So here our middle, this will be small but quite open. Peony, um, with a bunch off lovely battles that are spreading everywhere, guys. So, um, the shape is already very visible and very clear. We are having here, uh, peony flower not aroused. That's something else, but peony Um So, yes, I am quite happy that have managed to show you old does ways to paint this flowers because they are lovely. They are smelly, They are bank. And with all of pink, uh, do not be a shame of Dad. Okay? And darker, darker elements right here and guys, Really, it's It's all about bony's um they are now everywhere because you have June and all. The Internet is full of peonies, older markets, old florists. So I keep my fingers crossed for you. Get practicing AKI painting, and it will certainly pay off. 16. Bonus video- hawaiian peony mixed media illustration: lucky people. Those of you who have reached to this a point off peony class. I would like you to know that this part a se Bono's video, uh, so you can get relaxed and watch this video, And then maybe if you have enough strength after all this, uh, parts of the class, you can try to paint on your pencil sketch, because this, um, Hawaiian peony illustration its ah, one big combo off, Basically everything that we have learned, uh, in this class. So when you have your pencil sketch, it can be, uh, this sketch, uh, from whatever side you want. Uh, we will just add some watercolors, uh, painting wet on dry. And, uh, we will put some layers. Ah, So at first, uh, load your brush with a light color off paint with a light value and simply put on the paper . Ah, Dan, uh, please remind yourself our pedal practice. As you can see, I am adding some yellow color at the bottom off each pedal. Okay, then, uh, just the same way that we were doing it in a, uh, loss, uh, painting style with a pedal practice, we should add, um, more saturated color, Uh, at the top off each pedal. Don't be afraid of using different, um, colors like called Cora one or pink and pink. That will give you a great effect of this amazing Hawaiian peony they're asking. See? And now I am blending some colors and for making really nice Bland's I put some really pale , uh, watery, uh, washes. And then I puts more saturated colors. Okay, - Please pay attention to every contact points off the pedals. Um, pay attention to the bands and do not rush. Do it slowly by layering a little by little starting from the, uh, most pale colors and then any more value just not to overload your painting. - So here is the Harris my deep for painting such demonstrations. I suggest you to faint each Beto separately. I mean, paint pedals, um, alternately, uh, So, um, you could control more the strokes and paint that is actually spreading a bit. Um, and just like in this video, I was painting first, the the battles that are on top in some of them that are in the middle. Then I go back to paint perils that are on the bottom off this peony and then I just skip from one pedal to another. Just watching the paint. Where is where is it getting dry or working? I add some more details or more value. More concentrated caller. I left painting the center at the end because now I can see where should I put more concentrated colors And the layers are already dry. Eso I will see exactly the the color off detailed elements. Paint will not be solved and the strokes will can be very sharp and very visible. And I want to have such effect to get it once again to get depth in my illustration. Oh, engaged. You're wondering which brushes should just for this detailing part. So I have here a round brush number two but every brushed it is pointy is good. So guys, thank you so much for joining my class and hope to see your lovely projects