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Drawing Wreaths With Ink For Beginners - Part 3

teacher avatar Margarita Bourkova, artist | dreamer | infp

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    • 2.

      Previously In Part #1 & Part #2


    • 3.

      Patterns With A Pen


    • 4.

      Coloring With A Brush


    • 5.

      Wreath Process


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Hi everyone!

Welcome to the third and last part of my series about drawing wreaths with ink.

If you haven't already, have a look at PART 1 & PART 2 where I talk more about the basics of creating a wreath, from designing the leaves and florals with a pen, to adding contrast and gradients with a brush.

In PART 3 we'll focus on adding details and volume to your botanical elements with both a pen and a brush. First I'll draw 5 leaves with detailed patterns. Then, i'll show you 3 techniques for coloring your designs with liquid ink. Finally, i'll walk you through my process of designing a wreath with all the tips and techniques we've learned in this series. 

Grab a pen and a brush and let's get started!

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Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp


I'm margaw, a freelance artist based in rainy Belgium. I'm self-taught, and i really believe anyone can draw if they really want to! I created this channel to share my drawing techniques, my personal tips and tricks, and to support others on their creative journey. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's a particular technique you'd like me to teach -- i'm always interested in your feedback!

Ballpoint pens are one of my all time favorite art supplies, i really enjoy using them for almost anything : rough sketches, stylized drawings or even photorealistic illustrations. They are easy to find, cheap and, once you've got the hang of it, really fun to use. Sadly, most people aren't familiar with them... that's why i teach several... See full profile

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1. Intro: hi, everyone and welcome with the third and final part of drawing roofs with ink for beginners and this last course were put into practice. Everything we've learned about pens and brushes line ours and radiant and how to design beautiful and unique Greece. I'll walk you through the process of designing five different floral elements with a pen, and then I'll show you three techniques for coloring them with liquid. At the end of discourse, you'll be able to design your own reefs, using both Ben and the brush, so let's get started. 2. Previously In Part #1 & Part #2: Hi, everyone. I wanted to start by a quick reminder of what we learned in part one and two of this course . So here you have the Tucci cheats, I create it. One was made with a regular pen and the other with some liquid ink and a brush in class number one. We talked about Leinart and how to design your own botanical elements to use on your reefs . I showed you how I draw simple and complex reefs and how I give more contrast to my drawings in class number two. We talked about radiance, and I showed two different ways of designing reefs with a brush by adding more or less water to your ink. If you haven't already feel free to have a look at the previous classes to make sure that you don't miss any important information 3. Patterns With A Pen: As you know, Class number three is all about using both pens and brushes to create a new visual style for your reefs. So here's the charge I created while I was preparing this course. The goal was to create a visual support for the exercises, like a cheat sheet with different ways of mixing bands and brushes. You don't have to do the same. I know it can be quite tedious to draw the same Siris of leaves again and again, but it can be a good exercise if you feel up to it so and this lesson, I'll show you a few different ways of adding shading, some details, some patterns to your botanical elements. I went to a park near my house and I took some photos on, and I met some videos of leaves and various florals to show you how many different variations there are. So if you feel like it, take a walk in nature in a park or a forest and pay attention to the plants around you. It's really a good source of inspiration. In class number one, we focused on the shape of the leaves. This time we'll have a look at the patterns on the leaves. Some look like veins are look like spots and lines, etcetera. So let's get started. I designed five different types of leaves for discourse, and now I'll show me how you add details and patterns with a pen for rich leaf. I tried to combine a couple of designs from class number one. So for the first leave, I used the first designed around one and one of the more pointy ones. I use my ballpoint pen like it would use a pencil, so I sketched the general shape of the leaf very gently. Don't worry. This will be barely visible once we add some liquid ink on top of the drawing. You could also use a pencil, of course. But be careful when the raising this catch, especially if you're drawing on what a color paper as they can leave marks on the paper that was still be visible when you paint on top of it. So if you use a pencil, maybe don't to raise it or be very gentle with your razor. So when I draw the outline of the leaf, I want to make it really visible, so I insist on it so far, This is very similar to the exercise as we completed in class number one, but now we'll add some patterns to the drawing. For this one, I decided to draw the veiny type of pattern that you can see on a lot of leaves. It's like drawing a treat. I started by a few large branches on each side of the trunk, and then I add thinner and thinner branches. It doesn't have to be symmetrical or anything. For the second design, I went with something more elongate with an interesting shape at the bottom. Again, I start by sketching the shape very gently Onda. Once I'm happy with it, I accentuated with my pen for this design. I wanted something rather simple, so I drew a few vertical lines. I think it works really well for longer leaves like this one. For design number free, I'll draw something similar, but with more curves. Once I've drawn and accentuated the outline, I drove around them spots and markings on the leaf. I really like this type of bottom. That number four is a little bit different. I wanted to create something a little bit more complex so I start with a round shape. But then I add this curves alongside the outline of my sketch, creating this cloud like shape. I repeat the same type of pattern inside the leaf, and then I add some lines. Do you really make it look like the type of patterns you can see on the leaf? Once I'm happy with the result, I accentuate the lines I did. It's because I really want them to still be visible, even after add some liquid income top of um, and here's the last design. This one will be more simple. I create a variation of the very basic round leaf, and I simply add this little part here to make it more interesting for this one. I'll simply draw some lines, like for design number two, but in a V shape as a side note, because I wanted to keep this class rather short. Like the previous ones, I only showed you one way of drawing patterns. I stayed pretty close to what realistic parents would look like. But, of course, feel free to try more abstract patterns if you feel like it. There are just so many possibilities, so go wild and create your own patterns if you feel like it, by the way, you could use the same patterns as I did here and still end up with very different looking florals. You can experiment with size of your outlines, the size of your patterns, and you have very different results. 4. Coloring With A Brush: Now that we take care of the pen part of this class, let's see how we can add the brush part. Remember how in class number two we used liquid ink to create Grady INTs inside our reefs? This time we'll do the same on top of the patterns we just created with a pen. There are different ways to duties, of course, so I'll show you three of them. Here's the first technique. Simply Qala. You leaves with a mix of liquid ink and water. Make sure to use the light mix so the patterns asked your visible underneath. And because we're going to randomly mix water and ink once the paper is dry, you see that there will be some very interesting visual effects. - In the meantime, I'll also show you the second technique on this design after coloring it with the first layer of ink and water. And while everything is still wet, that's were important. I'll add some drops of pure black. We did something similar in class number to remember only this time, with the pen design visible underneath, it gives volume to the leave, and you can add as many drops of ink as you want and really experiment. - So here the leaves, then out dry and you can see some very interesting effects. The first thing I noticed is that there's a mix of colors here. I see dark violet, blue, even a little bit of think. It's really interesting because I couldn't have predicted what the design would look like once dry. But even more interesting is the fact that the other leaves shows some surprising results as well. I really didn't expect it. The 1st 2 techniques are really about random effects created by the mix of ink in water. But for the first technique, I'll show you something different. This time. It won't be random. I want to accentuate the shapes and the patterns of each leaf to make them look more realistic. So I use a darker shade of ink, and I add some shading on one side of each leave and then accentuate some elements to create more contrast. In both illustrations, 5. Wreath Process: now that I've shown you how I combine line art ingredients, a pen and a brush, let's finally draw a reef and let's put into practice everything we've learned so far way . 6. Outro: Thank you, everyone for watching for three of drawing Rees with in crow Beginners. I hope you liked it. I hope you had fun. Feel free to drop me a line. Ask a question. Introduce yourself. Take a look at the class project section for some exercises and inspiration. And don't forget to follow me so you won't miss my next classes. Happy drawing.