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Explore Neutral / Boho Color Palettes using Alcohol Markers - Create Modern Style Artwork Collection

teacher avatar Pooja Kenjale-Umrani, Watercolor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction + What to expect from this class?


    • 2.

      What exactly is a Boho Color Palette?


    • 3.



    • 4.

      1 Boho Rainbow Illustration


    • 5.

      2 Abstract Leaf Illustration


    • 6.

      3 Mountains & Sun Illustration


    • 7.

      4 Boho Sun Illustration


    • 8.

      5 Ocean Waves & Sun Illustration


    • 9.

      6 Desert Landscape


    • 10.

      Bonus Lesson


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The main theme of this class is so create art that is not complicated and takes away the stress of using colours. We are particularly going to explore neutral, earthy, bohemian colors and create art that is simple, quick yet frame worthy with a modern touch to it! Together we will be making 6 pieces of art. Check project description tab for more project ideas. 

If you are new to alcohol markers then do check my previous class about alcohol markers in which I explain all the fundamentals about paper, alcohol markers and blending techniques. 

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Pooja Kenjale-Umrani

Watercolor Artist


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I quit my IT career to take on a dream to do something creative – establish and nurture a successful art business! I am a self taught watercolor artist with a drive to become a successful entrepreneur in the creative world. I am a surface pattern designer based out of North America and I absolutely love making designs that bring joy. My goal is to be able to see my watercolor designs on lifestyle products that you and I use in our everyday life. I have licensed my designs to print on baby clothes, phone cases and accessories, books covers, etc. I also sell my original work and many other products vi... See full profile

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1. Introduction + What to expect from this class?: Making art doesn't have to be intimidating. It has to be enjoyable and enjoy full process. If you wish to keep it simple and minimalistic. And you chose the right class. Hi, I'm Pooja. I'm a watercolor artist and surface pattern designer based out of North America. I welcome you to my 15th Skillshare class. I'm so glad you're here to paint with me. I post my daily art projects on my Instagram account. So be sure to check out my profile for daily dose of art inspiration. You can also read more about me and my work on my website. Ww dot at the leak site art studio.com. If you wish to receive my top tips, useful resources and exclusive Etsy shop discounts delivered straight to your inbox and become a BGN insider and stay in touch with me. The main theme of the class is to create art that is not complicated and takes away the stress of using colors. If we're particularly going to explore neutral or the Bohemian colors and create art that is simple, quick, yet framework. With the modern touch to it. I will be using or who, who alcohol markers today, as they're super easy to use and create beautiful soft look. If you want to use this color palette using any other medium, please feel free to do so. I wanted to focus more on the color palette rather than mixing my own colors. And that is the main reason why I chose alcohol markers, also because they've become one of my favorite mediums to work with recently. Now if you're new to alcohol markers, then I suggest you watch my class. Exploring alcohol markers are complete beginner's guide, in which I explain everything you need to know about alcohol markers, seamless blending techniques, and how to choose the right paper that works well with these kinds of markers. And as for today's class, we've been paying six projects together using a consistent neutral color palette. And look at some easy drawing and coloring techniques. We will start with a super easy renew illustration, and then an abstract leafy stem, followed by some mountains, a bohemian sun and ocean, and end with a lovely desert landscape. In the sixth project. By the end of the class, you will be confident to use boohoo colors and the colors in your artwork. And be able to build your own collection of artwork. That is framework, IEP and easy to make. Or yes. Don't forget to check the bonus lesson of this class where I show you how you can convert one illustration into so many different things, such as a wallet and seamless patterns. All right, without further ado, let's begin the class. 2. What exactly is a Boho Color Palette?: In this lesson, we will take a quick look at what does it mean when we see or use the word PAHO. What are beaucoup colors? And how does the Boohoo culture influence modern style home decor? Let's try to run a Google search and observed some color palettes. In my understanding, beaucoup colors are a combination of all the hues paired with neutrals are warm colors, and sometimes also combined with slightly neutral toned cooler colors such as greens and blues. Yellow ocher, mustard, yellow, Brown's, cream, dusty pinks, muted greens and blues. Warm gray brick grid, Dakota are some of the most popular Bohemian colors that I came across during my research. And they make an interesting color palette. But watercolor palette also focus on texture and learning. Physical goods such as African mud, cloth, drugs, Jude baskets to wall decor, macaroni are perfect examples of textured and neutral boyhood Decker. Now coming down to Boohoo art or the actual home decor today, but who is more about a carefree, colorful aesthetic influenced by a relaxed style. Think of this kind of art as easy, minimalistic, and focused more on personal comfort and coziness. It is no longer a prominent fashion trend, but the Bohemian style decor is still growing and developing as more of us look to make our homes in formal and relaxing. Now this website has great explanation about how the Bohemian culture came into existence and how home decor got influenced by it. And then it slowly trickled down to became an art form. Take a moment to think about what could fit into your style of art and decode and visualize what defines relaxing, easy and minimalistic art for you. When I started thinking about this, I could see myself making some abstract shapes. Usage of simple linework, use of less but attractive colors. Focusing more on warmer colors, intentionally using muted tones of yellow and orange is. I knew I had to make art that was minimalistic and easy to get into the Boohoo wipe with this idea at the back of our minds, let's try to make some art together. 3. Supplies: Let's look at the art supplies that we are going to need for today's class. We are going to do very simple and easy sketching. For that, we're going to need an eraser, a pencil, and a scale to do some markings. We are going to make sure that the sketches are extremely simple and easy. We're not going to have too much of linework. We are going to need paper that is alcohol marker friendly. I'm going to use the sketchbook by a hukou that has 60 sheets. And the paper weight is about a 120 pounds thick enough to work with alcohol markers. This paper is acid free, which keeps the artwork and the ink fresh looking for the longest time. These sketchbooks come with a plastic protective sheet that prevents the color from bleeding onto the surfaces underneath. That rarely happens with these people. But if you are going to work with heavy lifting of colors, then this is super handy. For all the projects of this class. I'm going to cut the paper to four by six inches of size. It is a good size to work with small and quick projects. We are also going to need some people for swatching. Before we proceed further, I want to mention that in my very first class about alcohol markers, I have totally explained about the kind of paper we need to work with alcohol markers and why certain types of people won't work with them. So be sure to check that class for the fundamentals of people. Now for the markers, I'm going to use the Ohio 24 skin tone alcohol marker set. It has some beautiful shades of all the browns, yellows, and some neutral oranges. This set is just perfect for the kind of art we are exploring today. So I'm going to go all in and use the sheets from this set. In addition to these, I have also chosen a few shades of blue and some neutral greens from my other classic set. You will need a couple of these as well. We're also going to need some fine liner pens. I'm going to use these pens which are of the size 0.3.5. And it will also be a good idea to have opened with white ink handy. You can use a white acrylic pen, white gel pen, or even white gouache. We may or may not add white texture. But if you feel a bit creative, that is always an option. That's pretty much what we need to get started today. The next lesson we will talk about Bu colors. 4. 1 Boho Rainbow Illustration: For this very first project, we will be painting a simple rainbow illustration using neutral colors. Before I drew this mean rainbow, I doodle some quick rainbows as a practice and try it a couple of color combinations. I also used some BullGuard or texture and some lettering to see what looks good. So do make sure to do a couple of combinations before you begin. You will see such rainbow illustrations trending everywhere. And the best part is that that they look good in all sorts of colors, including a neutral or a beaucoup color palette. For this final rainbow, I'm using six colors that really complement each other. I'm using a couple of browns, and next to the browns, I'm using some pinks occurs and slightly muted orange color and appeal pink in the center. So take swatches of all the colors that you want to use in the rainbow. Then let's start drawing it. I'm going to use a four by six inch of paper that is already cut to the size. And then marking the center of the people. Just below the center line, I'm going to place the base of my rainbow. So when I draw the outermost semicircle, it won't go way up near the top edge of the paper. Now if you don't plan to frame this and simply digitize this for a surface design project, then the placement and the measurements of the paper won't matter. But applying to put this up in a four by six frame. So I'm keeping it centered, aligned. These are the six colors that I will be using to paint the main rainbow. I'm starting out by using two shades of brown for the outermost semi-circles and then the third inner semicircle and painting using a pink. And then I'm using a slightly lighter shade of yellow ocher, pale orange, and a pale pink. So I have chosen these colors after swatching them and I taught this combination looks really good. Let's start by doodling few rainbows. We will practice a couple of them and I'll share some tips on how you can draw them with freehand without any prior pencil sketch. So all I'm doing is using the brush side of the pen. Alcohol markers have two depths, so mine has a fine tip and oblige dip. So I'm using the brush tip and simply placing the brush tip on one side of the rainbow and then dragging it across to draw a semicircle. I'm using the belly of the brush tip. That's how you press the site of the alcohol marker and press it down. Now if you use the pointed tip of the brush, you're just going to get really thin lines, like the ones you draw with a simple marker. But if you press the brush tip slightly on the belly, if you apply pressure on that part of the brush tip, you're going to get slightly take all rainbows and that's exactly what we want. Let's try to warm up. And I will also do a color swatch again, just to give you an idea of what colors look good. I'm not really using fresh or bright colors because we want to keep it very neutral. I'm choosing a color palette, which is where he settled to look at. I'm using this dark shade of brown as a contrast. And that's the only pop Carlo I have in that rainbow. So even if you want to try something else, feel free to take a lot of swatches, make groups of three or four colors that look good together. And that would be the best approach to start painting your green boy illustration. These are the six colors that I'm switching. The innermost is a very dull Pink. But it looks very good when it's placed next to the orange. These are the final six colors that I'll be using. Let's start painting our mean rainbow. The center of the page. I'm going to start out by drawing a small semicircle, which is bail pink in color. And after that, all the semi-circles which we need to draw going to be concentric. So we already have a guiding. Semicircle, which is the innermost. I'm just going to follow that curve and add the semi-circles one after the other, using the colors the same sequence as in the reference rainbow. At points wherever I feel that the thickness of the semicircle is not uniform. I'm just going to make it even. This is the fourth layer that I'm adding. Just making the thickness uniform like so. Then I will continue with the rest of the two colors, the dark brown, followed by the lighter brown. If your rainbow appears to have slightly less thickness at certain places, you can either even it out or simply leave it as it is to give it a natural and organic look. I want all the semi-circles to have some what the same thickness. I'm going to fix the thickness by going over again wherever required. Within five minutes or even less than that, you will finish drawing the rainbow and you can draw multiple ones to make a pattern or any other design of your choice. The bonus lessons of this class, I will share how I used this one rainbow illustration to make so many different things or surface design patterns or even to make a wallet. So just make sure that you check this portion in the end. Now I'm using the fine tip of the marker to fix the rainbow, especially at the base. I think we can go ahead and add some texture on the rainbow, like how we saw in the earlier practice doodle. So I'm just going to add a few polka dots, few lines. And we can see how this looks after that. If you have any sort of pencil lines or the border that you've drawn earlier or the center lines, just erase them out completely. To draw the polka dot texture, I'm using a white academic marker that I have. I'm simply going to make some polka dots and maybe Please sit on a darker color. It's not looking so bright on the yellow ocher. So I'll probably use the white acrylic pen on the brown semicircle. I also have these fine liner pens, which are black of the size 0.3.5. So I'm going to use these as well. Draw some design. Let's start by drawing some lines on the innermost semicircle. I'm trying to keep them equidistant. Something like that. Now, I will draw some polka dots using the same pen. The yellow ocher semicircle. Feel free to experiment with any kind of design which you may think would look nice. You can leave it blowin, like the way I have shown in the sample rainbow. If you leave it plain, you will probably have better options to recolor it if you think about digitizing it. So that is also an option. Because I already have a plane one. I am drawing some design on this one. Some dots with the white pen. Now I'm going to use black ink on the outermost semicircle and just draw these loops or scribbled loops on that edge. Something like that. I'm keeping it very simple and minimalistic. That's pretty much what I wanted to draw on top of 13 ball. I'm going to keep it as it is now, not going to add any further details. So these are the two rainbows. One is a blend one and the one has a slight pattern on it. You have a lot of options to draw smaller in both with fewer layers using just the shades of brown. Or you can add some lettering. You can even draw those stall rainbows using really subtle and soft shades of pink. That was a quick lesson about painting Bohemian or neutral team rainbows. The next section we will paint something quick, easy, and abstract. So I will see you in that lesson. 5. 2 Abstract Leaf Illustration: In this lesson, we are going to draw a very minimalistic, abstract leafy stem with some dotted texture around it. We will use very few neutral colors and make a quick piece of art that looks modern and effortless. At the same time. I'm choosing all the colors from this shade guard. So I'm using a couple of light sheets, blush pink or soft, warm gray and a shade of yellow. These are the four colors that I will be using. The first one is a warm green or yellow and blue shades of pink. We will begin by painting the background shapes first, let's draw some abstract oval shapes that will cover the sheet of paper, especially the center area. This paper is also cut to the size four by six inches. I'm digging the forest Carlo, which is a shade of yellow. I'm starting to draw an abstract or will ship near the top left corner of the page. To keep everything simple, dry, not sketching anything with a pencil. Just go with the flow and see how it turns out. The idea here is to focus on the color palette and how to keep things simple and easy. I'm going for the next color, which is a soft pink. It's sort of a fruity pink color. This demo, I'm painting a slightly elongated shape. You can paint an extra layer on top if the shade appears to be a bit translucent. That's exactly what I planned to do. There is no defined way to draw abstract shapes. We are simply exploring a stress-free method of making easy and relaxing art. Remember this class is to take out the complexity from the process. Now let's paint the shape in the center of the page. I'm using a warm pinky shade of gray, which is very light in person. This is going to be the biggest sheep covering most area in the center of the page, I'm drawing a border first and then filling it in. If it appears to be too light, you can add an extra layer. Now let's move on to the last color and paint a circular shape in the bottom left corner of the page. Now, our background is ready. All we need now is to put in an organic linework that depicts a leafy stem. Again, I'm not going to make any kind of pencil sketch, but just going with the flow. You can refer to the stem that I've already drawn. If you feel a bit lost, I'm starting out from the bottom of the page. And as much as possible, I'm going to try and draw continuous lines to make it look organic and Aldi. Let's see how that comes along. I'm going all the way up to the top and drawing a leaf at the very tip of the stem. And then slowly coming down. Drawing one leaf on each side of the stem. You can draw the leaves of reading sizes to have some variation in your art. Now it's not necessary to draw continuous lines if you want, you can lift your hand. But I just want the stem to look on blend. I'm just going to go very slowly. Ones on the left and ones on the right. Gum all the way down. One last leaf on the left side. And I guess that should be it. Right? So that's how the stem looks like. I think it's looking quite different from the one I have already. But that's the best part, no matter how many times you repeat the same B so far, that's going to look a bit different every time. Now what we have to do is to add some texture around it, the dotted texture. So I'm just going to start by making some elongated dots on the left, right, and a few on the bottom. Let's try and add a few more elements to this piece. So far at the beginning, when I was trying to design this glass, I was finding it very difficult to keep the designs simple. Sometimes you're so used to adding so many elements and colors and so many details, especially the kind of watercolor work I do. I found it quite challenging to make simple art. But as I kept on sketching and as I kept on drawing, I realized that the whole idea is to keep it simple and stop at the right time. When it comes to abstract art, less is, more is what I'm trying to focus on while doing all the projects for this class. I'm just filling out the spaces wherever I feel. That is some extra space to draw more chips and just trying to find that balance. Auto sweet spot, which fields just about right. Teacup, AWS. I think that's pretty much about it. Alright, so this is how our second project has turned out. I quite like the simplicity of it. You can even make a bigger version of this such as an eight by ten or an 11 by 14 inches, and make it a wall art. You also have an option of making a set of three or four pieces. Consider this small project as a starting point and try to build something on your own to make it a collection. 6. 3 Mountains & Sun Illustration: In this lesson, we will paint a super-easy mountain landscape with minimum colors. For this project, I have left attend border on all the sides to have a lovely white contrast against the browns. I'm using a paper that is pre got 24 by six inches. Now let's look at the colors that we will be using for this project. I have used five wearing shades of brown from dark to light and shade of orange for the sun. Here are the exact sheet numbers. We G 0.5, which is a warm green. Using this to paint the mountain which is farther away in the landscape. The next one I'm using is a slightly darker shade, badly beach. Using that as a lighter shade to paint another mountain which is in the background. And then I'm using a slightly softer shade of brown to bend the mountains that are in the foreground. And then I have two darker shades of brown, which I'm using to paint the two layers which are in the very front of the painting. For the sun, I'm using to neutral shades of orange. They're not very bright. Software yellow, and a very basic subtle shade of orange. Now let's try to put the sketch in place. We will need a bare minimum sketch to start with. Let's start by making border or thin border around the page. I'm quickly going to do that. And then we will just have a very minimalistic sketch in place. So we exactly know where to lay down our browns. I'm going to start by sketching the forest base layer, which is a horizontal line. And then on top of that I'm going to draw the first mountain which is closest to us. Then I'm going to overlap a couple of more mountains in the background. I'm drawing for mountains in total. I'm just drawing the outlines so it'll be easy for me to lay down my colors. It's a very simple sketch. You'll probably do it in under two minutes. You can refer to the original picture. If you find that the pencil lines are too light. But it's nothing complicated. And I also plan to leave some white gaps between each of the mountains. I'm just trying to highlight those white gaps as well. So when I'm painting it, there is no confusion. And I don't forget to leave out those whitespaces. I'm just marking out a couple of borders around the edges of the mountains. That's going to take another minute or so. And that's about it for the sketch. Now I have this small gap in-between where I will try to place the sun. If you're not very confident about drawing it with hand, you can use a small coin or a lid off a box or something. Maybe I want to take it a bit down. I'm not sure what I'm going to adjust the way the smallest mountain looks. I'm just going to erase some lines and try to quickly sketch it. And now that the sketch is somewhat in place, we will try to bend it. We will start from the very bottom layer, which is the darkest brown. I'm going to use horizontal strokes and fill in that color. If you want. You can also have some gradation from dark to light that we have done it in my reference picture. So I'm using the same Gallo with lighter strokes near the bottom of the page and darker strokes on the top portion of that layer. I'm just going to overlap a few layers and just fill in that space with the same brown color. And feel free to move your paper around. It becomes easy to, please stop being near the borders. Going to add a couple of extra layers on the top again, and keeping it light at the bottom. I'm going very slowly around the borders. Adding a few more layers. Really liked this shade of brown color. It's very natural. I think it completely suits the color palette that we are trying to explore. So whenever you're trying to work on a neutral color scheme, always try to have a couple of browns or two or three lighter shades of brown and two or three darker sheets. Because when you please all these browns together, it really looks nice. Now let's go and paint the mountain which is in the friend. This brown is dark enough, but it's also very subtle at the same time. Let's swatch it. That's the color I'm going to use. Now is the time when we don't want to forget about the white borders in-between the mountains and each of the other layers. So be mindful of that and I'm simply going to lay down this color using multiple brushstrokes. And if the color starts to look translucent because I already feel that this color is slightly on the lighter side. But I'm going to lead down a couple of times. So it starts to look opaque. I don't mind having some gradation as well. So you can try to achieve that effect as well. For some reason when I'm trying to work around the borders, I find it easy to make my people upside down. It just gives me more control. When I'm painting something as tight as this one. I always move might be but a lot. Laying down some additional strokes because It's looking quite translucent as I thought before. Okay, So that's pretty much for this layer. It took us quite a few brush strokes to get the required color. The next one is going to be even software brown. It goes by the name honey. So we'll see how the shade looks. That's the swatch. Let's lay down this color and this time we will have to leave a white gap between the two mountains. So be mindful of that. Paint a mountain landscape. There are a lot of options. You can try out. You can have mountains just on one side of the page and a bigger Sun on the other side. Or you can have a valley of mountains, or you can have just two mountains and please sign in between. Or you can add a contrast with flowing stream or four door in between the mountains or try to add an abstract shape. There's not anything specific that we have to draw or not draw while working with this kind of neutral Bohemian art that we are trying to beamed in this class. So give yourself that freedom to move around and use some abstract shapes the way you like. Now let's be in the mountain, which is right behind this one. I'm going to use color that goes by the name badly Beach, which is a vase Soft Bank. Yeah, there are a lot of options that you can try out. I usually see paintings of this style a lot these days in Home Depot stores, which are blue knob to like really big sizes like 16 by 20 inches or sometimes even more than that. They are just flat colors which are placed on the canvas and framed beautifully. This kind of art, I think, is trending quite well in the recent times. And you can also make or prints of this available in your shop. You can just do like downloadable art. So there are a lot of options you can have around this kind of art. But each time I'm visiting home decor stores here in North America, I see a lot of this on this kind of art or this kind of color palette. And that is also what encouraged me to go for this class or this topic. Now the mountain which is in the background, is super light. So I'm making sure that I saw often all my pencil lines so that pencil marks are not seen through. Just take care of that factor. Now I'm going to place this a shade of warm gray. Like I mentioned in the previous lesson. This is just a starting point for you to explore this kind of art or this kind of a color palette. And try to really go beyond your imagination and see what you can create with this color palette. I think really abstract or races and potted plants would also look very nice. We are almost there. The mountains are looking quite in place. I'm not sure if I want to add another layer of color on the very first mountain because it still looks a bit translucent. But we will think about that. I even plan to digitize a couple of these pieces and art optimize them in Adobe Illustrator and see what kind of effect I get. Or I can simply re-color, tweak into the browns and, and see what kind of artwork I can convert this into digitally. So the options are endless. Once you have a small piece of art ready, you can use it in a lot of different ways. And of course, all the original shape that I'm painting in a fixed size format or four by six, so I can even put them in smaller frames. And Michael gallery wall out of it. So that's a good way to make a collection. I think I'm just laying down one last Lear on the front mountain. Just to even it out. A bit more. Like so. Moving on, let's try to being the Son. I'm using the two shades of orange. Just laying down the color, darkening it a bit from the side and just trying to bring about that gradation. That's it. I think that's all we need to paint for this art to look complete. And I'm going to go around and maybe just erase all the pencil lines that I don't need. And there you have it. An abstract mountain landscape, which we probably finished in 20 minutes, 19 minutes, with a very basic sketch, very basic line work, which is effortless and easy for anybody to try this. So that's it. Let's move on to our next project. 7. 4 Boho Sun Illustration: In this lesson, we will paint a widened Bu Zun, which occupies the entire page. I'm going to leave a white border along the edges of the paper. For this piece of art, I'm going all in and using pretty much all the neutral colors that are available in this color palette. I'm going to try and please lighter colors next to darker colors. And repeat a couple of sheets and then finish the center and the rays of the sun. We will do a loose sketch with a couple of concentric semi-circles at the base of the page and some random curved lines to represent the race. And then just start filling in the color and enjoy the process. Let's start sketching. Sketching about four to five. Concentrate semi-circles which are equidistant. Please make sure to have a very light pencil work as they are easily seen through alcohol markers, especially through the lighter translucent colors. If you don't see my linework, please refer to the artwork on the side. Now that the sketch is ready, let's begin laying down the colors. I'm going to go with my gut and choose the colors that I feel will look good next to each other. So feel free to choose your own colors and explore some options without a set of predesigned gallows, like we used in the earlier projects. So let's just jump into it and let's see how this comes along. I think just like the rainbows, the boy whose son designs are also trending. I saw at least five different types of sun representation's in video stores. And while shopping online. Some after sons had phases with expressions. Some of them were metallic with a bohemian touch. Some of them were combined with the moon. Some of the designs had padded combined with the rainbow. And so many other interpretations that instantly inspired me to try some variation of the boy whose son. I'm quite sure. I'm going to try a few more options if I decide to convert these designs into a book collection. So I think this is a fun subject to paint. I've never painted or a bohemian son before. I really wanted to give this a try and I would love to see what you create. So let's just continue filling in the color at some portions. I will try to fast-forward the process because we're just going to lay down the colors and it's pretty much straightforward. Feel free to take your own time and being alone wherever needed, or we will take some pauses and discuss the colors if needed. Now between the pink and the orange, I'm going to use a darker shade of brown. And try to create a contrast between the inner and the outer semicircle. Wherever needed, we will please. Darker shades of brown and usually light pinks or soft pinks look really nice next to the darker browns. You can try that as well. Now I'm going to use a very soft shade of yellow ocher and start it. Please sing the scholar on some of the rays. I'm going to repeat the colors by distancing them from each other. That way, the color palette will still look a bit cohesive and well put together. Okay, so maybe I will repeat this color somewhere on the other side. Leaving a couple of days in-between. Pleasing it on the left side of the page. For the next color, I chose a subtle shade of orange. It's somewhere between orange and yellow. I'm just again leaving a couple of reason between and trying to please the scholar. I will also repeat the scholar again, maybe on the right-hand side, between the yellow and orange, I'm going to please compare the subtle shade of pink. Way soft, almost blush pink. I'm going to try and see how that looks. Let's repeat the scholar again on the left and right-hand side, the smaller sections. Okay, so those are the pink is repeated a couple of times. And now I have this darker shade of brown, which I want to use as a contrast. So this is the swatch, It's quite dark. I'm going to please sit next to the yellow ocher and maybe repeat it again on the left or the right-hand side. So the darker contrast just balances out with the rest of the Carlos. Maybe I will repeat this one more time. A very small section on the right-hand side. Let's think about the next color that we can use. In the reference picture I have used, or deeper shade of yellow ocher. I'm going to try and use that Gallo in this picture as well. I think pleasing it next to the orange is going to look good. So I'll again try to repeat this in a couple of different places. But I really liked this particular sheet because it's neither too bright, but it brings out enough pop of color. Each time I use it. I'm going to again, please sit next to the orange portion that I have right in the middle. Okay. So we had to darker sheets, the brown and the yellow ocher. This time I'm choosing a very flat light color, which is almost on creamish beach, somewhat leaning on the side of pink. But it's a very, very neutral color and very soft. So I'm just going to place the scholar between any two darker colors. So in this case I'm placing it between the darker brown and the orange. Just create an instant contrast next to the brown. I quite like how it looks. Very subtle. So let's go ahead and repeat the skull it again. This diamond pleasing it next to the lighter shade of yellow ocher. We have it in two different pleases. Let's see what are the color we can use. The soft brown, the one that we used in the mountain landscape. I'm going to try and put that next to the pink because I'm really liking the combination of pink and brown next to each other. Let's use this color as well. I'm repeating the color again next to the yellow ocher. Okay, I think we are quite close to finishing the picture. We just have a few more sections to go and we will continue making color choices with our gut feeling. If you have tried any other color palette which is completely different than what I have done. I would love to see what you've created. So do upload the project in the project gallery below so I can have a look at the color combination that you have used. I'm just taking a look and maybe I'll repeat it one more time. On the leftmost side of the sun. Pleasing it next to the pink. And now I see that I want to repeat orange color on the left-hand side because we have a bit of it on the left side and in the middle, so I'm just placing it on the either ends. This is again a pale pink that I'm going to place between the brown and the yellow ocher. Let's try to repeat it again. On the left side. I'm quite liking how this is turning out so far. I'm just going to continue repeating the same pink color. We have two more sections to go. Let's try to use a soft shade of yellow. I'm just repeating the yellow that we use in the very beginning. I'm just going to place it between the two pinks. Repeating it one more time. We have this one last section for which I'm going to use the deeper shade of yellow ocher because I've used it once in the center and ones on the right-hand side. So I'm just balancing it out by using it on the left-hand side as well. And that pretty much completes over Bohemian son design. I'm really liking it and the best part, it's straightforward, simple, and quite enjoyable. Both of these Bohemian suns look quite different, even though I've repeated the same colors in both of them. Each of looks unique and I can't wait to digitize and explore all the other options I have with this piece of art. 8. 5 Ocean Waves & Sun Illustration: In this lesson, we will paint some really beautiful waves in waiting shades of blue with a sunset backdrop. This is the only piece of art where we have used a slightly elevated color scheme by using some muted blues and also a bright blue. But I still feel it somehow fits into the Bohemian style of art that we are exploring in this class. Let's begin by making a super loose sketch of the waves so that it becomes easy to fill the shades of blue later on. Let's draw the waves filling up half of the page. Try to draw about six to seven weeks to include enough shades of blue to get a beautiful effect. I'm going to start by leaving border on all the sides of the page. Then we will start sketching the weeps. The borders are ready, which we can, it is later on. Now, make sure that the waves that you draw are curvy and not very flat. Also try to have each wave of a different style and different thickness to have maximum variation. You can refer to the reference painting on the side. As you are drawing with me. Just like the previous piece of art, we will also try to leave some white spaces between each of the web's. Be mindful of the white gaps. You can either draw the borders beforehand so you're not confused. Or we can do it at the time of painting. So when I'm filling in the blue colors, I'm going to make sure that I leave out the whitespaces. So either way, just find a comfortable spot and keep your loose sketch ready. I'm making sure to have enough movement so the waves look really flowy. Try to include a lot of curves. Like I said before. I think we have enough number of waves that are covering half of the page. So let's go ahead and draw the sun. And to draw the sun, I'm going to use a coin and just place it in the top half of the page. I'm just going to quickly carve it out along the vertical center line. I'll guess that's pretty much how I loose sketch looks like. If your pencil lines are very dark, makes sure to lighten them because your pencil lines may be seen through some of the lighter colors. Now, I have picked up a couple of shades of blue, which I think would look nice. So I'm starting from darker shades of blue on the top and then coming down gradually. My first shade of blue is Indian blue. I'm not going to specify the exact shade names. But if you have any other set of alcohol markers, stride to select the blues with a couple of variations. So I'm going to use this darker shade called Indian blue and place it on the very top wave. I'm also going to leave a small white gap. Let's just start filling in the color and see how it comes along. I think you would need about six to seven shades of blue. And for the very last wave, I am again repeating the darker color that I have, just to have some contrast at the bottom. Now I understand that you may or may not have the exact shades I'm mentioning here. But try to think of a color scheme which could work well for you. You can even make this a monochrome project by using only shades of neutral browns or yellows. Try to whip up something that works with the colors you have at hand. Let's move on to the next shade of blue. I'm going to use a slightly lighter shade this time. It's bluish gray color, which is going to be my next sheet. I will start placing this color on the second wave and making sure that I'm leaving the white gap. It's quite straightforward once you have your colors chosen. So just go in a sequence, which you think would look nice or you can follow along with me. I'm just going to fill in this color. That was a small wave. For the next shade, I'm going to choose a slightly warm blue. It has danger of green to it. I'm going to use this blue as my next shoot. Something like that. Please. Layer of this on the Vive, Just making sure I still have the white gap. That was the thought shade of blue for the fourth one, I'm choosing a p still blue, which is a bit on the brighter side, but I think it will be a good contrast to all the other nutrient blue set I've used previously. Just filling in the next week with this color. It's a bit translucent, so I'm going to make sure I have some overlapping layers. Make it opaque. Do let me know in the reviews below what you think of search symbol and easy achievable projects that are it really on trend? And how would you like to use your projects in your commercial projects or any other work that you're doing. So do let me know what you think of such small projects. The next one is a very soft shade of blue. I think a diluted version of ultramarine blue. So it's not as bright and vibrant as the ultramarine blue. But it's quite subtle yet has this brightness to it. So I'm using this boundary blue color and BB blue color as my next shade rate. The next one is the lightest dawn. It's almost gray color with a subtle tinge of blue. That's going to be my last. She'd intermediation. That's a slightly bigger. But I'm really liking how all the blues are coming together eventually. Now for the last wave, I'm going to repeat the very first blue that I used on the top, which was the Indian blue. It's similar to Prussian blue or navy blue. So you can replace the shade by either of those scholars if you have them in your ballot. So I'm just going to quickly finish the last week. Be mindful of the border. Move your paper around to have easy axis. I'm using the tip of the brush. The corners and small areas. Rates or the waves look beautiful. I think I really liked the variation. Now let's look at the sun. To paint the sun, I'm using two sheets of neutral oranges. Let's start with the lighter color and just laid down on the circle that we carved out in the beginning. If you don't want any gradation of colors, you can simply lead down just one color and keep the ship flat. I'm going for the darker shade. Just placing it on the sides and then merging it with the lighter color. I'm just going back with the lighter shade and mixing the two together. That's pretty much about it. Now, I'm thinking I don't want those orangey strokes in the background, so I just wanted to keep it clean this time because I already have the other one where I've dragged the background. I'm thinking of digitizing the one without that orangey background and see how I can play with it. I'm just going to keep it blank. If you want, you can go ahead and add some effect, the sensor defect. And then I'm just going to erase out all the pencil lines and make my artwork clean. This is our first artwork, ocean waves and the sun. We still have one more project that we will explore in the next lesson. I will see you there. 9. 6 Desert Landscape: In this final lesson, we will be painting a very easy desert landscape with differentiates of brown and green. We will be exploring some lovely shades of brown for the land. We will walk in color blocks to add some interest. Then we will paint some cacti to add some green contrast. In the background, we will add some desert mountains and a few light-colored Mountains further behind. Then we will add a beautiful big sun and paint a soft sky. Although it looks like a lot is going on, it is a simple project with maximum use of Oddi colors to elevate the color palette that gives out some strong before wipes. Let's start sketching from bottom-up. I'm starting out by drawing some land. Then we can proceed to draw the tall cacti. I'm just drawing it a little bit taller. Do show that it's in the foreground. I'm keeping my pencil sketch very light. So please refer to the reference painting that I have on the side. The idea here is to keep the sketch very simple. And that's why I have color blocked most of the elements. And we're not going to add too many details. We'll try to keep the sketch as simple as possible. I'm sectioning the land and three portions, three to four portions, so it's easier to show the color blocks in the shades of brown. Then I'm drawing a small cacti to show that it is in the background. Just simple linework will help us do add colors later on. Then I'm adding a reference line for the mountain in the background. Those are all the layers of the land. And now I'm going to draw an outline for the Desert Mountain, which is ahead of the lighter mountains in the background. Feel free to add your own elements or remove some of the elements that I have drawn. If you want to further reduce the complexity of this landscape. And now I'm drawing some mountains in the background. One more mountain on the left. I don't have too much space left for the sun. So I might erase a few lines to fit in that son, I might reduce the height of the background mountains a bit. So adjust your sketch depending on the space you have left on the paper. If you're using a bigger size, you probably have more spaces to fill out. But I'm still using a four by six papers, so I'm just going to adjust the positions of the mountains. Perhaps some space left out for the sun. And then with the help of a coin, I'm just going to sketch out the sun. I fixed some elements by sketching them again. And now I have that white gap to draw the sun. That's the sketch. Now we will start painting it from bottom up. I'm going to start with the base, with the darkest shade of brown that I've chosen here. Let's start filling in the color. Because it's just color blocking. It's going to be quite fast. We won't dig too much time to paint this either. Just about choosing the right colors and laying them down in the correct sections. And just have a nice color block. That's the fourth section. Now let's go ahead and paint the second section for the land that I'm using a slightly lighter brown. It's called potato brown. So I'm just using that as the second. Be careful around the edges to avoid bleeding of the two colors. But if you're looking at having some radiation, then it's completely okay to overlap two colors. But because we are mostly using the color blocking method in all of the projects of this class, I prefer to not overlap the edges. But if we want to have a look at some blending techniques using alcohol markers, I strongly prefer the very first class or that I have published with alcohol markers and that I'm explaining everything about different types of blending techniques using the brush tip, chisel tips and how to use the fine tips. So do make sure that you check out that portion of the class to learn some blending techniques. Moving on for the next section of the land, I'm using a slightly lighter shade of yellow ocher. I'm pleasing that the third section. Okay, so that's the third layer. Now I'm choosing shade of brown, pleasing it on the fourth section. Now I'm going to use a darker shade of brown. Please sit on the top layer of the land. I'm choosing this dark brown color, somewhat like this. Using that around the two cacti, I'm going to leave out that whitespace and fill in the color around it. Okay, so that's the last layer of the land and I still have some gap left at the back. To fill in color over there. I'm going to use a darker shade of brown and just fill out that space. Now, I wonder desert mountain to be light in color. And that's the reason why I'm choosing a darker shade of brown. So that is a good contrast between the land and the mountain. We have finished painting all the sections of the land. And I'm really liking how the browns are looking together. Now we can proceed to the next elements, which are the cacti. I've chosen these muted shades of green. I'm roughly going to use about three shades of green. One is a very soft, grayish, warm green, and next one is a bit darker. Then I'm using the darkest green to do some. Shadows on the sides of the cacti. So let's start with the warm green, which is quite neutral. I'm going to start placing it all over the cacti and then use the blending technique and lead it with the darker shade, the mid-tone, and then blend the two colors together. I think this muted shade of green really compliments the browns that we have used in the background. If you're not sure of what sheets to use, do, try to take ample swatches and see which color looks the best when pleased next to a particular shade of brown. That's exactly what I did. And I'm trying to make the color selection process very simple. All other greens, we're looking really bright for the color palette that we have chosen for this class. That's the first shade of green. Next, I'm going to use a slightly darker shade and just use it to blend along the sides. Then I'm using the darkest shade and drawing some outlines on the sides. Then I'm using the lighter shade again and merging the two colors together and blending it ever so lightly. Let me just turn it on the paper. That's our first cactus. Now let's repeat the exact same steps to color the next one. Okay, so that's pretty much about the two cacti. We are done with both of them. Now let's proceed. And beyond the mountain in the back, in the background, the desert mountain. For that, I'm going to use two shades of yellow ocher. I'm going to start out by placing a very light shared as the background color. Then on top of it I'm going to draw some texture using a darker shade of yellow ocher. Let's look at the first swatch, which is somewhere between chrome yellow and yellow ocher. And the next one is a slightly lighter shade of yellow ocher, bit darker than the previous one. I'm going to use these two colors together and try to paint the desert mountain in the back. If needed. We can also use an even darker shade to bring out those shows on the mountains. For that, I may use this color, slightly elevated shade of brown. Let's keep this handy as well. I'm going to start by laying down the lightest color first. I'm going to make vertical strokes to paint the mountain or lower. Okay, so that's our first layer. And now I'm using the second sheet to do some blending. I'm going to place it at the bottom and a bit on the top and let the two colors blend into each other. I'm simply using strokes in the downward direction. So that's a bit of blending over there. Now let's use the darker brown, the potato brown color and draw some downward strokes to show the texture. I'm not really blending this color into the previous colors, but intentionally keeping the strokes are a bit dark. Just using straight lines. That's the false part of the Desert Mountain. Now let's go ahead and paint the other section of it. I'm going to use the exact same steps and repeat the same process. We have finished painting the desert mountain in the foreground. Now let's paint the mountains in the background for which I'm using rarely lighter shades of pink and a very soft beach color. I'm going to just lay down these colors on the Three Mountains. I'm going to start with The warm beach, the grayish beach color, which is the lightest. This color palette. I'm simply going to lead flat. On one-off the mountains. Fill in all the white gaps and follow the pencil sketch that we made earlier. Just a reminder, this color is very light. So if you're using a color as light as this one, make sure to erase out your pencil lines and make them almost invisible. Or else they will be seen through this light color, which is extremely translucent. Moving on, let's use the second sheet, which is a very, very soft pink. I'm going to lay down on the other mountain in the background. The shade is also a bit translucent. I'm trying to layer it as much as possible. Now let's use the the third sheet, which is a slightly darker pink compared to the previous two. And I'm using it for the mountain in the front of the second one. If you observe we have repeated almost the same set of colors in all of the projects. That is exactly the point that I'm trying to make is that using a single color palette, you can make different types of illustrations, right? From rainbows to abstract leaves to landscapes. There are so many different subjects that you can explore in a single color palette. With that dip, Let's move on and being the sun. Again, I'm going to use the exact same shades of orange, the neutral oranges that we've used earlier. Then I'm going to use the lighter shade and blend the two oranges together. We are almost towards the end of this project. We will use the warm beach color to paint the sky in the background. I'm just going to draw some horizontal strokes around the sun and behind the mountains to show the sky. That should complete our project. If you want, you can leave it as it is. I'm just quickly going to erase all the pencil lines. And that's it. That's our final project of this class, the desert landscape and the sun. And I'm really liking the way it looks. I hope you were able to finish this project with me. The next section of the class, which is the bonus section, I'm going to discuss about how you can use these projects in different ways. How you can convert your illustrations into something more useful. Let's discuss all the other possibilities. The next bonus section of this class. 10. Bonus Lesson: Once your artwork is ready, you can scan it at high resolution and digitize it in Photoshop or image streets in Illustrator. To convert them into digital art files. You can color correct, or even recolor your artwork to have additional color schemes if you like. You can even sell them as digital downloads or offer as art prints in your Etsy shop or through print on demand shops like Society six. For a single illustration such as the rainbow, you can easily convert it into a seamless repeat pattern and half the pattern mocked up on a variety of products. If you wish to make this a bigger collection, you can explore other topics such as moon phases, abstract wheezes, interpretation of African might clot, monstera, leaf line work and so many more topics. These topics are on my project list two. But since it is not possible to cover all the projects, I'm throwing these ideas at you so you can explore them if you like, and expand your boohoo art collection. I really hope that you enjoyed these projects and variable to create symbol and minimalistic art using this fun color palette. Do let me know your thoughts in the review section. And I would love to read what you enjoyed the most from this class. On. So please upload your projects in the project gallery section of this class so I can have a look at your beautiful work and shared it on Instagram. Do tag me at by the league side. So I won't miss checking out your feed. Thank you so much for taking the time to attend this class today. I can't wait to meet you again in the next one. Do follow me here on Skillshare to receive instant updates and notifications. Each time I publish a fresh class with a brand new topic. Until then, take care and keep creating.