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Loose & Sketchy Abstract Florals

teacher avatar Jessica Sanders, Artist | Designer

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.



    • 3.

      Techniques 1 - Floral Shapes


    • 4.

      Techniques 2 - Sketchy Marks


    • 5.

      Techniques 3 - Color Mixes


    • 6.

      Techniques 4 - Layers and Details


    • 7.

      Small Abstract Floral Part 1


    • 8.

      Small Abstract Floral Part 2


    • 9.

      Small Abstract Floral Part 3


    • 10.

      Coral Floral Painting Part 1


    • 11.

      Coral Floral Painting Part 2


    • 12.

      Coral Floral Painting Part 3


    • 13.

      Project and Thank You!


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About This Class

Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught watercolor and mixed-media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

Let’s paint a loose and sketchy abstract florals together!!

In this class for any level student, we will explore painting beautiful abstract florals.
I will walk you through painting three basic floral shapes, and practicing loose sketchy lines. I will demonstrate how to mix coral, teal, and interesting green paint colors for our watercolor flowers.
Then, we will chat about layers and details.
I will walk you through 2 different paintings:  a small floral, and a larger coral florals painting.

This class is not a realistic class. The approach is loose, impressionistic, and abstract.

Above all, our focus is on relaxing, staying loose, and enjoying the painting process.

And…..Secretly, almost like magic, we will improve our art and watercolor skills!

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Jessica Sanders

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1. Welcome!: Let's paint some loose and sketchy abstract plurals. Hello, migrated friends, Jessica, seniors here, welcome to my channel. In this class for any level will be painting some abstract for OLS will keep them loose, sketchy, fun and light. Now you may wonder what makes them abstract? They look like flowers, right? But these are painted for me, imagination and anything painting from the imagination is by definition abstract. Plus they're just really not real flowers. They're imaginary flowers and they can be any color shapes that you really want. Before we get started with our painting will cover some basics that you can use to take into your painting process. Will talk about shapes that these flowers can be or the shapes will be using in the paintings. Will talk about keeping your marks sketchy. We'll be using pencils for this section. Once we've talked about loose and sketchy marks, will talk about some color mixes that you can make with Mission Gold watercolors, because those are the ones I specifically recommend for all my beginners. And then we'll talk about layers and details, brush marks in line. Once we cover all of these fun basics and techniques, we'll move on to our page. Once we talk about the basics, I'll demonstrate for you two different paintings. I'll demonstrate this small abstract floral, as well as this larger one made with coral colors. And you can choose, of course, anyone you want for your project. So I can't wait to get started painting with you. Let's talk about supplies next. 2. Supplies: So for your supplies, you will need basic watercolor supplies. So you'll need 140 pound cold press paper leaks. That's the paper that I'm using. This one happens to be 100% cotton, but it doesn't have to be. But the weight, the 140 pound is the most important parts. So you avoid warping your paper with the water you'll be using. You will also need watercolor paints. I recommend machine gold for beginners because it's fairly affordable. You get lots of pain. It will last a long time, and it comes with this palette. So that's really also convenient. I'm also using some metallic watercolors, use any brand you prefer. I have two jars of water. I have a cloth, and I have a selection of brushes. And let me talk about the brushes. These are watercolor brushes, which means they hold quite a bit of water and paint. And that is really nice in so you don't have to reload your brush as often. I have a larger brush and a selection of smaller rushes. Now you don't necessarily need all of these sizes. It is nice to be able to switch between them, and I do use them in the class. You can do lots of small marks with this larger brush if you just using the tip. So just keep that in mind. When you may or may not be familiar with is the rigor brush. And it has these really long bristles. And these bristles allow you to create really loose and fluid lines. But you can't substitute that with a fine, fine bristle brush. That's like for fine detail, is just doesn't hold as much paint in water as the rigor with a longer bristles and I feel you can't be quite as loose with this one as you can with the rigor. So just some things to keep in mind. But as I said, if you just have a larger brush, you can just use the tip in a really light touch and you can get some similar results. Ok, I also have a selection of pencils. Now in this class, I'm using primarily of this HB pencil because it leaves a really light line because it's a hard lead. And I want my loosens sketchy pencil marks to blend in with the rest of what I'm painting. You'll be able to see them, but they won't be dominant because this will create a light line. You could use a number two pencil which will be a little bit darker. Or you can even use something like a Rackspace or, or pastel based pencil, not wired water-soluble. You don't want to use your watercolor pencils for this, but you can use other types of pencils to create some looses, sketchy marks that's completely up to you. But I just use this HB pencil. Okay. Now that we got a handle on what our supplies are, let's get started with our techniques. 3. Techniques 1 - Floral Shapes: So let's get started with some techniques. First, we're going to talk about some shapes to make our loosened sketchy plurals. And I'll be using different brushes, different size depending on the shape that I'm working on. These are just basic shapes and they can be changed and sort of twisted, turned, altered. Anyway, you like, as you're painting, the first shape is the five petal flower. And it's just simply five petals. I usually start with some kind of middle section and N is just going to be that kind of shapes. So one, sometimes I'll start at the outer edge 23. Now, I'm not making them perfect as you can see, but they will be petals when we're done and you can work on them a little bit more. I generally don't create an outline first because then you may end up with a line on your paper. So there's a five petal shape. It will be, remember, these are fantasy flowers. This is imaginary. It's just fun, relaxing and enjoyable. So you're, you're petals don't have to be perfect or going to be using a lot of layers here. It'll all come together in the end, so to speak, as a really fun floral project. Okay, next shape is sort of like maybe think of a daisy and it's just pulling out some pedals. I just usually put as many as I can and try to make them nice similar. So we have a lot of little small petals there and we will put maybe dots in the center or something like that. Is they said This will be based on layering. So these are the basic shapes. Now an interesting shape that I've found. And you know, these flowers may have specific names, but I'm not really concerned about that because as I said, this is sort of fantasy flowers. You kinda start with like a little swoop. Then you just pull out some little bits and makes sort of a bowl shape flower. Now I'll switch to a smaller brush. In fact, I'll switch to this very small brush and continue to make these lines that are really loose, sketchy. They curve toward almost like it's going to be a circle, but you don't complete the circle. If you get dry brush marks in there even better. You can even put in more down at the bottom. So sort of this overly shape. It curves towards the center. I've got now in my box and then just put some little dots here. We'll put dots all in there. And we'll even put more lines. So I'm doing a little bit more detail on this. I feel like it's less familiar, so you'll be able to see lines like that when we paint. Even put a little stem here at the bottom, maybe, for example. Okay, so there are three shapes. Let's see then some little sort of filler, a little filler shape is simply just to put a little circle. And then if you put like a little, leave a little whitespace. So it's kinda big because I'm using this big brush and have a little dot. Let me switch brush switch to a smaller brush so I can do this better for you. So it's like little Bloomsbury shapes. So could be just like a little circle with a dot. Circle with the dot. If you miss the dot, that's okay. You could go back later and add it with a marker. And then take your even smaller brush and just pull down some lines here. You have sort of a little bush. The other shape in this same kind of idea. I'll use a different color to make it more obvious is to create more of a bud shapes, so a more elongated shapes. So you just put your brush down, pull it across. Maybe put a little line to the side. So but shape a couple of little lines there. Maybe three lines, and you could do the same. Pull down those. So you have a little bots, they're now obviously your stem might not be red, it might be green. But for the purposes of this little demo, last but definitely not least, cone-shaped will be sort of leafy shapes. So what we'll do is just kinda get next to that and press it down and shake it and turn it, maybe pull it out a little bit. Now this is a giant leap. And then you could do another one. The other thing is you want it to mean more 0.2. You can start with the other in and pull it that way. And then you just can't go back and add a little extra on there to create some space. So really simple leaf, straight, leaf-shaped. So just pressing down your brush and dragging it. They can be longer or shorter. Pull it across. So those are just some simple leaf shapes that we'll be using. If you have dry brush, you'll get an interesting fact of leaving some little lines there so that could be cool. All right, so those are some basic shapes. I was shocked plurals. Now we'll move on to sketchy marks with our pencil. 4. Techniques 2 - Sketchy Marks: Now let's talk about making sketchy marks with our pencil. Now, I like to sort of highlight my flowers or emphasize some edges of my flowers with a pencil. You could also use a colored pencil. There are all kinds of pencils you can use this. You could use a watercolor pencil, but remember that what dissolve? So normal colored pencils, Rackspace, oil-based, they will also work depending on the kind of wine you will use this colored pencil to make it easy for you to see the marks. But just keep in mind, you can use a number two pencil or the HB pencil if you really want to light mark, okay. Depending on how heavy you want them aren't, you could even use a pin for this. But we're going to use a pencil in this class. Alright? So you're gonna hold your pencil really loosely. And we're going to think about making these same shapes, but with the pencil held loosely. So if we were to make this flower shape, it's going to be really loose and holding it very far away. At the very end of my pencils, far back as I can basically. And now that one's a mess. Is that a problem? No, it's not. So make some really sketchy kind of leave shapes are petal shapes. And the key, there are two things. First off, you're gonna go back over them. So go back over them more than once. And that's going to help to enhance the shape. And you can also just change the shape a little if you need to. Okay? The other thing is, is you may not make a complete pedal. So for example, instead of going all the way around, you may just go partway. May just put like a little suggestion of a line so that this is sort of a lost edge and a found edge in watercolors. So you may not complete the shape, you may just add some accents with elusive pencil. So one way to do that is to do the shapes of the flowers right? And end in the leaves. So the leaf shape, let me, it will help me if I have the heavily shape here. So let me do the leaf-shaped so I can show you said it a leaf shaped like this called that'll leaf. And I would just take a pencil. And depending on where the flower was or whatever, let's say the flowers over in this area. And I would just make some loopy shapes. And I like adding loops and little circles. It's almost like they're vines. And you can go back and add water color to those. But just keep it really loose and sketchy. And they're sort of just add interests. They're not the focus of your painting. So it's okay if they're kind of all over the place. So minor, very, very sketchy, crazy and jargon and just play with your pencil. Hold it loosely, twist it, drag it, push it, turn it to see what kind of marks you can get before you actually start doing it on your painting. Ok, so we've talked about shapes and sketchy marks. Now let's do a little bit of color mixing for our flowers so we can get some interesting floral colors and some interesting greens. 5. Techniques 3 - Color Mixes: Okay, let's talk about some color mixes now. Now, you may have these colors individually in your palate. But if you're using the Mission Gold set, that 36 color set, they don't have the colors we're going for necessarily. Or these colors may be hard to find. For example, coral is hard to find individually in a tube when you're buying paint colors. And so I thought it'd be cool to mix nice coral color, which is great for flowers. It's also great for skin tones. So something to think about. All you need is Mission Gold, orange. So, so really bright, vibrant orange, right? And we're going to add to it rose matter, really bright pink plus a lot of water so you can see my mixing pallet. So all I do is pull some of these colors together here. And I don't do it like scientifically as well. This is one part that in two parts, this, that doesn't work very well for me. I tend to eyeball it a little bit. So right now would look in, I'd go in my palette, this looks to pink, so I'll pull in a little bit more orange. I'm going for a coral color, which is the pinky orange color, right? So bringing war that orange and then I would test it. So how is that working? That's pretty good for coral color. And if I added even more water and getting a nice light, vibrant coral color. Now if I wanted it more toward the peak side, I could just go back to the same puddle added more pink, and I'll have a soft pink. Now I happen to be a soft paint, maybe more orange. So kinda go back and forth and test it and see what it looks like. And obviously these have a lot more water than these two. Do. I wanted to show you these sort of in their map mass tone, then their deepest, darkest kind of tone you can get. And then see how you can get some nice coral mixes. So remember, doesn't have to be perfect colour. Everyone perceives color and actually a little differently. So just keep that in mind, but that really creates a really lovely coral color. So here's another little paint swatch sample where I mix these two. And you can get some deep dark curl corals as well. But if you add more water, you get these nice light tones as well. So you can get a nice range of value as well as color. And you can get a really pretty coral color. They can't necessarily buy in a tube. Alright, let's talk about teal. Now. There are a lot of tool tubes on the market that you can buy. But if you're using the Mission Gold set, you can simply use peacock, which is a blue-green and really vibrant, dark, one of my favorites, but it's not quite a teal, even if you make it light. But you could add variety into it to make it a little bit for green, which will make it that more lovely teal color. So again, you just pull these colors together until you kind of get the one you want. This one you just want a little bit of the viridian, Not a lot because it's just not quite the blue-green of Teal. And then you can just test it. This I can say is going to have a lot more, too much viridian. But I'll show it to you anyway. It does have quite a bit of water, so it's a nice light paint. It isn't nice color, but it's not quite what we're going for. So I'll add a little bit warm blue into that mix and let's test it. That's pretty, that's pretty good. That's pretty good. That's pretty good. Teal color. Let me add a little more water. Can yell lighter colour. Alright? So you can make it more blue or more green, creating your own mix. And you could do a variety that's a pretty nice mix of a teal color from these two. I write, I like it, I like it. Now let's talk about greens. Now this is a little different than these color mixes. What I want as to do for the greens is use a variety of colors. So we may use our peacock blue. We may use our viridian, right, where we're already maybe using them here. You may want to pull in your choral color to tone it down and make it more of a neutral color. Okay, so we're gonna make some sort of complex color mixes here. You can also bring in like your Sap Green. You can bring in your yellow ochre, right? And what we'll do is we'll just layer and mix them. So for example, pretend that's a leaf shape. And then I might bring in that all in the same area, in the, even bring in the peacock blue because it's fun, right? And now I have a really complex green color and may not premix, it mimics it straight on the paper. And also you may layer these so you can get some really interesting greens. They don't have to be boring and playing and solid. And sometimes people feel like greens are hard to mix, but just bring in your colors. Make it interesting. Bringing in some yellows, all kinds. And, and you can make a really nice color of green. Ok, we have one more thing to talk about before we move onto our actual painting project. And that is about layering and adding details to our flower. So let's do that next. 6. Techniques 4 - Layers and Details: Okay, let's talk a little bit about layers and details. And then we'll talk about brush marks in line. Now I've already pre painted and let this dry one small flower here. It's really light as you can see, your first layer may not be as light as this, but I just wanted to give you an example to work from. Now I have a variety of brushes. I'll be using this one for my layers mostly. And then adding a few details with some kind of brush like this. It doesn't necessarily have to be like this one has the really long bristles the rigor brush. Really fun to work with, gives you nice loose marks. So I'll be using this one, but you can do it with the small fine detail brush. So let's talk about layers first. Then we'll talk a little bit about brush marks and lives. Okay, I've pre painted a layer here of a flower. Typically a little bit lighter. Sometimes it can be darker. And when we add layers, we're usually going cover less space. So for example, we have this entire pedal here. And if I add a layer to it, I'm not going to cover the entire pedal, just going to add some n. And then I may leak, soften this. I may leave it as Marx or amaze soften and just add some color over it. So that's a layer can even drop in more color here. I'm using the pinks and corals as you can see. So you drop in more color. So that's one layer could be over the pedal itself. The other thing you may do is to create a dark center. Let me get more paint anymore. Paint them that it's not enough paint. Ok. So you may need a dart. You may want to make it dark center. So you might make like a little circle and some dots around. And then you can let that bleed into the other pedals. You could add water just to connect it a little. So now you're combining this center area with the actual pedal, which is also a layer, but I would just leave that outside edge. I wanna make sure I don't have a puddle here because then it will. Unless you wanna know the hard line and leave a hard line if you have a puddle of water, water there. But you could put the red if you want or you can do any colour, you continue yellow, write lots of things you can do. So that's one way to add a layer to your petals and add layer to your center. And we'll be doing multiple layers on our flower. So our brush marks and lines will also be an added layer. Let's talk a little bit about our brush marks and lines. Actually, I'll start with this bigger brush, but I'm also going to use any of these smaller brushes. In particular, I'll use the rigor brush, but you can do it with these other small brushes if you like. So let's first start with this brush. And I'll show you a few brush marks that we'll be using in the class. So for example, we'll do just tiny dots with the tip of the brush or with a small brush. That's one option. Okay, we'll also do little small long mark. So now my brushes more at an angle and I'm still just touching the tip that it creates these little lines. And you could turn those into a flower, right? It could be like a little flower shape. Just turn your brush in different directions. You have a flower. So that's a little bit larger using the same brush. Then we could also just press it down to create a shape which could be a leaf or a petal. So press it down a little harder. You may want to spread the color out, you may not. Okay, so those are three different brush marks you can do with the large brush. Now let me show you with what I would do with the rigor brush would be a wine, more of online. You could make make marks. Like you can make actual marks. Let's see. I brushes are very wet. Let me make it more wet. Okay. And let me get more paint so you can see it better. Alright. So you can just make a mark, right? And you're gonna get a little different effect. Then this brush. So see this is more rounded and this is more rectangular. So you can just make marks. That's one thing. But you can also hold it loosely like your pencil and make similar Mars as we did with our principles. So you can just drag it and make loopy loops. And it's gonna get dryer as you go and maybe skip some spaces. But you can create some interesting sort of Vine shapes that way. You could always go back and fill in with water color those ALL areas if you wanted just for fun. Then the other thing is you can just tap it. It's going to be a similar mark to the other brush. This long bristles allows you to create this flowing line and it will hold paint longer. Then say the fine detail brush MIT you can use either one. So now this is sort of dry. So let me just show you, I might go back in with a different color and just do some little marks. And the center of the flower. I may do say we had a leaf shape. For example. It's already good leaf. Let me use a green so we know it's a leaf. A leaf. And I may have some extra space. And I may want to just take my brush here. I rigor brush. It does need to have a water or that pain won't flow. And it may just make some extra little lines there and even little lines inside and that kinda thing. So that's the way we can use brush marks in lines within our layers. Now you can do them individually as well. They don't necessarily have to be on top of the flower, but it's kind of fun to do that and it will make some interesting marks. And I think it's also fun to use metallic acts in this way. So I'll be bringing that in as well. So now we have a great foundation for getting started with painting some loosened, sketchy, abstract Florio's. So let's now Pete. 7. Small Abstract Floral Part 1: Okay, friends, I've got my reference nearby, so I have my flower shapes nearby. Let's paint some loose and sketchy abstract for Hummers and we'll use by till that we made. You've probably already figured this out, but I do a lot of blue. Blue's my favorite. Of course, you can use any colors you like. I'm going to just start with our five petal shape and make those petals. These are really loosen, juicy or they had a lot of paint. And there. And this flower will be a little bit bigger. And it starts out the right, because that's just kind of the way it works. Alright, so I've got sort of an idea of that. That's been one of these flowers nearby. If that would be fun. Thinking of, I'm gonna make a smaller version than the one we made in our book. I'm thinking of, you know, just, I don't know, some sort of spray of flour. So it's going to flip my brush and we'll just give it that sort of jaggedy h t, That's negative. I smaller brush. And just because those lines were just a little too big for me, I want to make it a little more and make it kind of maybe make a small one over here. So I'm going to switch back and forth between my brushes. There, there we go. So this was kinda small and I can go. He said it was kind of small but now we've got bigger, right? Let's okay. Let's do that flicking and get that shape go in there like that shape. And then I'll just go with my bigger brush and go ahead and drop in work that color, which is less of a coral and more of a muted sort of pink. Well, I get, I think it's nice. Could put that in the center of our blue flower to sort of tie things together. And I'll just do some little lines. I'd like to have it sort of connected to the Abram doing maybe few little dots as well. But leave a little bit of that white. So these are going to have blooms because they had so much water and paints such a small place, their titles, they leave blooms. And as I mentioned before, I really like that effect with water called, I think it's fun, so I am not going to do anything about it. I'm just going to let it dry. These will have some blooms as well because part of it is dried barf as wet. So you get that effect when that happens, you can do some more little streets in their little dots. These flowers probably have named and you may know what they are, but I don't. Alright, that's pretty fun. Let's do some little, let's do some of our little filler flower shapes. So maybe some of these little filler shapes that we had here. Maybe I'll make this a little bit more pink. I'm using still the same colors. I'm using the rows matter and using the orange. And I'm just bringing in extras. Bringing in more paint, not extra colors, just more paint. I'll leave some little spots there. And kinda putting this in-between because It's fun. May let those run together, which is also fun. Let me have one go off the edge. So that's kinda cool. So I'm over here. I can do smaller ones with this brush, but this is just a little bit simpler and easier to do. And of course you can make all kinds of brush marks and things like that. So let's see. I'll probably add more. Let's see, let's send some over here. I was thinking, oh, I probably more of those later, but I can add some. Now I'm thinking of it flowing in this way so you could always put a line there first. And I don't know, I just move wacko there will just wet that. Because why not spelled son. Okay, so I have a few little flowers. And what I wanna do now I think is pick up my pencil. Do a little bit sketchy NES, so I may not finish all petals here. It's part of what we're doing is hinting. Hinting it pedals a little. Now if you don't like the pencil marks, you don't have to do them is just something I enjoy. Canada, all of those and then just follow the shape. I'll look. I went through that pain that picked it up. That's fine. Do that a little bit more. Just kidding. Some shape going on here. This is the sketchy part of our loosened sketchy flowers. Remember you can use colored pencil, that sort of thing. And let's just, I'm gonna make some of those crazy waving lines kind of like going out here. Yeah. Like that. I don't yet know where I'm putting wheels, but I can put some leaf shapes in here. And I may just go right over them. And these are just messy, messy bars, as you can see, they're gonna show a little. They're not going to show a lot, so they won't dominate our painting. I think. We'll go ahead and put some lines in there, but I will do that with pain as well. So we have a loop that's kind of a first layer we have going on. 8. Small Abstract Floral Part 2: I can go ahead and add some wifi shapes with our grains. And remember we want a mix of grains, so we want some yellow and we want even some Floridian and we want some say SAP marine. I just wanna make some complex colors and I even have multiple colors on my brush that are not mixed by just swiping my brush to paint. So let's start here with this little flower next to it and pull out a shape. And it doesn't have to match the lines that we just did. That's the cool thing. So let me add to that. Now that's one d phi. If it goes over the other, that's okay. I'm gonna leave some just making a swish mark which makes leaves that are not the perfect idea, as in like a brushstroke leaf, but they're more of a like a twisting turning leaf. And I like it. So I think I'll do more of a little bit of a dry brush effects some pickup, my pain tapped it off. So it's more dry and then just let it lay there. Let it let it go long. The entity, I think I'll add some of our turquoise, turquoise till the mics here. And the other drop a little in there. The fun opec to this yield, we eat her. Pull down that leaf-shaped. So I'm just really using the brush and just flipping it and it creates a lovely leaf shape and you can always add to it a little if you want, say you wanted this to be more beefy enough. They're kind of coming out here from this flower and I like that a little bit, a little green in there like that. That's more here. And let's go ahead and add a little look of a stem there that's pretty, pretty bright green. Let me add a little yellow to make it a little more natural. And that's like the little that go all the way with this one. Doesn't have to lie, right? That's kinda fun. A little bit of green here and there. Now let's give it a small brush and do some little stems here. And they'll do that sort of a yield. Well, let's, let's make it dark. Let's make it dark. So maybe even bring in that peacock into there and just make it a nice, really dark color in that way. So let's just make a little room only. This one I want to be lighters. You have the Bloom's lighter too, so it's just kinda. I really like that color though. So I'll just go back with the yellowy green or yellow. Kinda it goes in there somewhere. Not finished out. That's probably going to change quite a bit. Let's take our river brush. If you have one, if not use your small Weiner. And let's just make some final remarks and wanted to be very lights of adding quite a bit of water. And I'm using this mix of blue-green here. So now I'm even mixing my turquoise flower color, my tool flower color in with the green to just creates lots of continuity that way. So we'll just makes moves quickly marks. So just hold your brush loosely and do some little circles and lines and just let your brush sort of dance along. It doesn't have to be anything perfect to come off the edge like this and go over the others. Okay. Alright, so that's just a few little marks and lines. And that's pretty fun. Now, in the midst of all this green and my flowers have really gotten lost. But that's okay because remember part of this class is about adding layers at details with layers. So let's go back to our flour and bringing more of the peacock blue. Just going to start defining a little bit by adding some marks and shapes. So have this pedal here. And you can like different kinds of marks. But right now I'm just going to create some soft edge in depth here by putting little water. I'm drawing my brush in between. So I'm tipping on water, dry my brush a little, and then pushing into that to create the soft edges that I'm looking for. I'm going to have a pool and a puddle here and that colors going sort of bleed out into that area that is a wet. But because I lifted the water on the edge, it should not have a hard edge there. So it's kind of a really dark flower at like, I like that actually. But that's also going to define than the rest of my petals and I'm gonna make them even darker than. With this second layer. So I had that really light first layer and now I'm doing a darker second layer. It doesn't have to be the stark, it's really your preference. Let's keep that in mind. And I'll put some little connecting marks there. And let those two connected the bottom. This is second layer. Let's go over. I don't want to work on this pedal right now because they're going to just blend together. So I'm going to work on this pedal. And it's kind of down in there behind the others. Now I have to decide, is this one in front or is this one in front? And I think that the blue get I'm not covering as much surface area with this layer as I did with that first layer. I'm keeping an eye on the others. So if you don't want hard edges, you can soften those. And then I'll go. And now with this pedal. And leaving this white edge here, like it goes bladders on there from my char. So tapping off some extra water and softening that there. So this is a lightly damped but Brush. And that way that color won't flow everywhere into the area. Kind of want to hold off on that one. But I had like no. Okay. This center, I made it pink. So let's just enhance that pink and drop that. And it's probably going to turn a purple color because I'm going to add a lot of pink and I'm going to let it bleed together there because that's fun, but I'm not going to cover up everything that was there. I am covering up a lot of it. So I'm letting them touch into the other colors and bleed into it. And that creates a purple. Ooh, I like, I like the way that looks very interesting. Ok, let's work on this flower now and also show smaller brush. Really strong color right now. And it's not very correlate, needs a little more orange. So this is real life color mixing, at least the way that I do it. Sure everyone has their own way. So let's just bring in some strokes. This color right over the top of that. I'm going to switch to my smaller brush. So we're getting a demonstration of how the different brushes, strokes work in together and everything. And also in some pretty flowers. I covered a lot of that. That was there. But there's still a little. And it's going to move into the background because it is that muted color. We'll just go ahead and work on this over here as well. They blend together that is sort of creates a more loose effect with watercolor. And of course, whatever's on this tape will not stay here. If you end up with a lot of paint on the tape, it can cause backgrounds. So just keep that in mind. I really like the intensity of this color. And I also like these lines that screen it. You can still soften those while this is still wet. Even when it's dry, you could scrub it out a little. So just keep that in mind. 9. Small Abstract Floral Part 3: I'm going to drop in more color here, so I'm just going to pick a bigger brush. And I'm liking the intensity of color of this blue flowers. So I wanted to bring up the intensity of color. And these others to, again, I'm using that same pink and orange combo. You make it more or less coral. If you want. We'll do a few little dots here. You could make the dots at different color like it could be yellow or green. Some fairly touching the tip of my brush there. And wanted to yeah, like that intensity or color does dry lighter. So keep that in mind as well. When you're painting. It's the opposite of acrylic. This needs like a little peddling shape there. But with a small brush, brushes too big for that really. They can be cool with that comment. Came, came out a little bit there on the bottom. Add Living the shape, right? But it's fun. It's fallen. What do you think I'm liking this so far? I think I'll add some metallic accents. And I may be finished at that point. I like how it's looking. Let me see. I can put my colors over here. This is that the rules matter. Comes this orangey pink. And then we have our pKa plus viridian. Create that lovely blue. I know these are a little messy swatches, but it shows the colors they're made up. So sometimes that can be helpful. You can come back later and write it on there if you want to. It's great for using in your sketch book. And then we just have a variety of greens and which we talked about before. We'll just put some little swatches there. Alright? And of course we're going to have her talents. I think I'll go for a little bit, darker metallic. And we get we're gonna get this paint moving. I've already sprayed it. Italics are a little bit more hard to reactivate. I usually spritz my paints ahead of time because it makes them easier to, to activate less work when you're actually painting. And especially the italics. So something to keep in mind that a little more water in there, those moving. I'll be using my other brush but and then and put some little spotters. More water will give me a little bit pickers, platters and there'll be a little lighter too. So, but that in the wrong spot and now my colors will be mixed a little. That's okay. I'm okay with that. Alright. So this still has some little wet areas and let me go ahead and do a little bit of a kink spotter as well. So I think that's a lot of fun. Alright, now I will go back to my bigger brush and start doing a little bit of metallic swirling line and some little dots. So you can use the rigor brush for more than just the lines. You can use it for dots as well. Kinda just go where it had been before and keeps his binds in those similar areas. Touching next to the flower sort of establishes the edge. We didn't really do like a background color on this. It's just the white. And so the white edges of the flower don't stand out. We may do something with that. I'm not sure yet. I may enhance that a little bit. So tuning some little swirly bits, I can take a smaller brush. I'm still using the metallic and just start adding in some little accents. And these are just tiny little marks that are sort of just enhancing flower a little bit, some little dots and Marx. Think that's fun. Even we can do along the leaf here. Now I'll maybe getting a little ahead of myself because I didn't do it in colors first, but that's okay. A little bit of gold to this matter, be cool. Still a little wet. Some may move around a look. That's a lot of fun. Just want to enhance the leaves a little bit. So let me just put a line in there and sort of dark in one side of that leaf and doesn't have to be perfect. Just sort of change it up a little. Maybe even soften it. It's just adding another layer of colour and depth and following that same wine for the leaf that I made before, which is a very organic Mark. And some green dots on this one. So I'm working very intuitively. So these marks and adding these details that doesn't make sense to you when you're painting. Don't sweat it. You don't have to do it. Okay. It's just something that I'm enjoying doing. Alright, so I'm gonna go back to my pencil. And I just want to sort of enhance a little bit, is just a little in some places, not everywhere, some just darkening that line a little in some places, making it a little wider. And like I said, you don't have to do that. I do tend to use sort of a rectangular shape with rounded corners. That's fun. It's added another layer to these little pink flowers because we can, because it's fun. So we're not going to cover up the whole thing. And these are going to leave some hard lines because I'm not softening at all. And just adding a little bit of fun and texture to them. There's no steam over here. So take my tiny brush just to sketch a line. It doesn't have to connect everywhere. Remember we are doing abstract type floor roles and trying to decide if I want to add any more background because we do have this white edges of the flower and they don't really show up. So I think what I wanna do is take this grain, this Floridian green, and very watery. And just make some negative shaped painting brush marks away. And if I go over what I already have there, that's okay because it's going to be such a light color. But what's going to do is emphasize the pedals that we had there. So just a little bit of background color. I'm not going over where to put the pain because it's still wet. It's just going to be a hint of color. And it will make a little, a little bit of a difference here. Let's put it right around here. It'll make the whites standout. Dry my brush and just flip it at all. I don't want it to be like some specific anything, so I'm just pulling it away from the edge there. And we'll make that I'd show up. I use my pencil for that too, right. But I'm just pulling out some color. And like I said, it's kind of going over some of what I'm already did. That's okay. If you want you leave to look white. Have whitespaces don't go over those leafy spaces. To pick up some of that with the theirs to brush. There we go. Just wanted that hint of color. Going out a little bit, a tiny bit darker and just pull it out there. Creating some movement here also, by doing that. And it gives the idea, maybe there are some leaves in the background. My brushes just damp, not too. Not too. If you make that a little darker. And what will happen is it will cause that white of that pedal to forward to dark. Just dry your brush, lift that up and put some streaks of green ones pretty dark, right? Clean my brush dried. Now it looks a little bit like there's leaf there, something going on in the background. It's kind of been so let's give me that motion. Yes, I like it. All right. It made these edges stand out as you can see. So I could keep, actually we could keep going with this. I'm having a lot of fun, but I wanna stop for the purposes of this class because time, time, and I think it has enough like you can keep going on things and sometimes but sometimes you just need to say okay, that has enough. I don't need to keep going even though I'm really enjoying the process. Alright, seven, take the tape off. It's still wet but I can still I can take the tape off because it's not super wet. And let's just see how this looks in a nice, clean edge. So use a variety of flower shapes here. And it looks really pretty and fun. And it's got movement. Got some flowers. So I think we've done our job here. Alright, let's go on to the next painting. 10. Coral Floral Painting Part 1: Okay, let's paint some loosens, catchy abstract flowers now that we have a good framework for what we're working on her, and I'll just start by making a Florida. I'm just going to fill this area with flowers and we'll just see how it turns out. So let's do five petaled flower here. I'm pushing away with my brush from the center of the flower. I don't want to be perfect. It's nothing like that as well. I don't mind if there are little spaces of white and there. I do want to think about the center of my flour being here. That's where basically putting this edge of my brush so I can make my petals. And I'll bring those in a little bit there. That we have a nice open space in the middle. And these nice little sketchy places. And I'll go ahead and add in some dark Quirrell to center. And let that bleed into petals a little bit by creating to some little lines that will go out the petals, but saving some of that whitespace. And now I can soften these edges. There are lots of things I can do, but I'm just going to leave them the way they are. These are going to be really nice, hard edges, right? But when we add our sketchy notes in there, it's going to change it up quite a bit. So this is a good starting place. So just remember, it's a process of layering and building up lines and sketchy lines and loose morals. So remember, doesn't have to be perfect. In fact, it's more interesting, if not, at least I think it is. So I'm going to just sort of create a triangle of flowers here of the five petal continent here. And your petals can also, you know, be going in different directions. So it could be more like the edge of a flower instead of a top-down view. These are kind of a top-down view of a flower. So I'm gonna do sort of this triangle shape. And I'll go over the edge there. I think I like to take things over the edge because then it's like you don't see the complete picture. And I think that looks really nice and intriguing. When you do that. I still wanted the idea that there are five petals though, so leaving that bit of space there. And I'm painting right over the tape. It's not a problem. The only issue is a could if it's a lot of paint on this tape, it could push back into your paper and create a bloom effects. So you may want to dry that if it's very wet. So let me go ahead and put a sensor here. I didn't do it there, but that's okay. And make some of those little winds going out. Some of them touched in, some of them don't. And I'll do that here. So sort of creating continuity with my flowers. I can't actually liked that, doesn't have like definite lines on this one. I'm going to leave that there. I'll go back and add also. I can add more here. I feel like I want that to be a little darker and it's already starting to dry. So dropping in more. Alright, so have some little sketchy pedals. Beginning of a nice composition with this sort of triangular shape, focal point, this open area over here. So I think what I'll do next is pick up my pencil and create some loosened, sketchy lines. Now some of this is still wet and some of it's dry. And when it's wet, the paper's going to be really sought in the lines from the pencil may fill in with the pain a little bit. So let's just make some moves and sketchy petal shapes. Now I'm going outside where I painted, right? And I'm doing multiple lines. So now my flowers actually bigger than when it started. Kinda like the way that looks. Remember you may not want to do the entire flower, you may not want to do entire shape and I'm kind of keeping it like here. So I like that. That's a little much baby for me, but I'll leave it because I know that it's just part of the process is same. You can make these edges more rounded or more rectangular in shape. I tend to go toward a rectangle width, sort of rounded corners. So if you go over the paint, that's okay too. I'm pressing lightly, I'm getting really light lines and I like that. Kind of, I don't think I wanna do that edge, maybe just the sense. Here we go. Okay, kinda like that. How does to some loopy lines here? It's kind of yeah. So this is the idea of leaves are vines or something like that. Going out from the flowers. Not really folks on putting stems right now at least. So you're going to cover a part of that. And I like the idea of some leaves being there. Now that's just some loose and sketchy lines. Now that I have sort of this vibe going on, I feel like I get the vibe going here. Like I'm seeing room headed. I'm going to go to some greens. And I'm just going to, as I said, and lose your mix. I'll start with some of the teal. I'll add some yellows and greens and blues and all of that as I go. Now where I've put these pencil lines. If I want that to be the edge of the petal and I wanna paint outside that. So to be like negative shaped painting outside that, I can paint over the pencil lines that already have there. If I want no white edge on the pedal, I can paint all the way. Next two petals. You have a lot of freedom here in choosing what to do, but you just put your brush down and make a mark, right? You can twist and turn your brush. And you want those shapes to just be interesting. You just wanted them to be interesting. And remind you of a leaf and it can leave some open space in there. It looks pretty cool. See you balance, touching or overlapping that other flower. That's okay. I don't want to put some of that blue in there. I'll just keep on going with where I think I want some leaves and links to it. It's just the idea of leaves. They're not some perfect anything. The idea to love painting the idea of something. And I'm just going to put an extra colors. I liked the way that looks, that's cool looking. And these are quite light. And remember watercolor dries lighter. So I think I'll put some wifi colors over here. Now this is not really a leaf shape, I'm really filling that in. I may go back later and do something different with it. I may add leafy shapes over it, sort I'm trying to say, let's leave some space there. So now I have interesting bit of background here. So just play with it, have fun and see what happens. Because that is this wonderful, wonderful. Okay, let me just go opposite here into that little space and create a leafy shape. Here we go. There. Intentionally leaving open areas. Wanna leave open areas. And I'll go ahead and do kind of a similar thing down here, but I have more of a green. Or I'm just gonna go around this flower. I overlapped a little bit. It's okay. Don't worry about it. So I know I have some continuity a little between that. Let me add a little bit of this blue into here. So I will do this greener color in a heap. So I think I have some continuity there and interests and conscious going around some of the shapes, negative shaped painting there. I still have this big open area and I don't know yet what I'm going to do with that. So intuitive painting here is, is, is what's happening. Ok? This is more wet and then this area is going to create some blue effects. So sort of that special effect that's a little bit of water and since I dropped them in there, I'll just go with it. See how this creates sort of a gray color whereas overlapping that pedal, it's like a shadow spot. I think I wanted to leave you shape over here, so I'll go back to that peak. I blew mixture and do that and drop in some of that yellow ochre. To make it interesting. And now I have yellow ochre and a blue. Let's just go from there. I like having some white edges on my flowers even looks pretty cool. Little wind there for fun. And that's gonna bleed into that other And that's actually perfect. So I'm doing a little wiggle with my barrage. Anything? Keeping it loose and sketch. Let's go on with this green and just fill-ins. Leave a space by the leaf. I'm gonna fill in this corner area and filleds distracting. Otherwise. We could do some spotters would mean if you don't want on the flowers, cover them up. So now you have something really interesting going on here. I think, think. All right, that's a lot of fun. Sort of. I wanna do something with that little leave. I just want to make it more. We featured today. I succeed. I don't I don't think any liking this. I don't want this green dot, so just going to pick that up. Alright, I have a nice start here. I'm trying to decide if I want to continue our need to let it dry. I'm just thinking about that for a second. Sometimes when people are painting in, you see their classes, you don't see there that it actually takes like drying time, it actually takes deciding time, that sort of thing. So maybe it's kind of cut out of the process a little bit. So just something to be aware of that while I may pave this in 20 minutes, there are times that are like drawing time that are cut out and it actually takes a little bit longer to do those things. I think I put some like a small flower shapes over here. Remember we had some of these filler shapes. It's gonna be circular or Bloom shapes fell. Go for that in here a little bit. And I'll lean more toward the pink and keeping this continuity. Continuity. I feel like it should go like here. Do you ever say, well, if your paintings and I'm just going to put some little dots and I'll go get that green. Because why not? And if you wanna get small rush, be Be my guest and discrete some little. You don't even have to have that, but it's, it's kinda fun to do. It's like sticking out of it. And I go back over this leaf shape, I love it. I think that needs to be more emphasized and I don't want that to be in front of it. So let's do that. Lovely layers. And now I have this wide open space, but I'm still, I don't think I want to fill it in so much, which is kinda waiting to see what I wanna do with it and what happens. So let me put some little dots over here to balance that out. You can go off the edge. And maybe some little dots there. Little dots here. There may not be super distinct. They may gray out a little bit. What it's evergreen, that's actually for me, really perfect. Pick up a little green, use the tip of my brush. It's pretty dark. They could become little use, you know. Those are i like how this has the pink ring around it and being greeting around it in the green in the middle peduncle. 11. Coral Floral Painting Part 2: All right, so, oh, what shall we do now? Let's go back to our flowers. Our flowers are dry and they're nice color, but I want to add to them, remember we're, we're painting in layers. And to get a little bit darker, makes here little bit less water. Well more paint. And I'm just going to emphasize petals a little. Remember, I don't want to paint the whole thing. Hmm, I did. I'd water than I wanna make this soft here. So I'm just using a lightly damped brush and going right over that, so soften it a little. It gets rid of that hard. And let's add a little bit of, let's have to decide down which petals are on top. This pedal seems like it's on top. This pedal and this pedal maybe, or on top as well. So I want to add less than I did to that other one. Because I kind of got a little overboard there. And I met using the same colors, but less water. Because I want them to be a little darker. Now. This pedal, I want to define this pedal a little bit warm because it's in the front. And maybe even drop a little bit of that dark in there and connected. And let that flow a little more. So this one is more defined here. Now unveiling this pedal is sort of left out. And maybe it's just because it has too much of this white around it. I don't know yet. So do you want it to be in the back though and leave this area? Now? Want that come out a little bit too? Needs to be more like that. Maybe not quite as defined there. Originally I was thinking you can use different colors in the middle. I just happen to be using same and trying to keep this pretty simple. And so there we go. Same layers. Again, kinda thinking widths. It's what here, which loans are on top and what I want to emphasize, dry my brush so I can pick up some of that. I'm gonna keep that nice softness and I have going on next off color. And I feel a kind of petal here that's kinda talk. The leaves, some of that as well. So I have some hard lines and some soft lines. Go and, and go with that green and a little bit. So doing less on this layer, covering less square foot square footage, if you will. And sort of finding which petals RY. Now if you wanted to sort of add a little blue, blue to neutralize it a little bit, you could do that. I just wanted to enhance the colors of it and define it a little bit more. A little more darkness there in the center. So I'm just repeating that process for the other flowers and I'm keeping an eye on the first one I did because I didn't like that one. So I'm just going to lift that up, scrub it out a little bit. Putting on your paper and your colors, you may or may not be able to lift very easily. So something tune. Alright, I'm gonna continue with this next flower, eye color. And I actually have a variety of coral colors in here because I'm using this same mix, but it's kind of just all. A big messy mix. Drops more color in there and not even coloring, covering the sinter completely. So be aware. And push that back in there. And I want this edge to be fairly dry. Doesn't pull, doesn't try too hard. They're Bongo would keep on going guys. I tend to like blended color, but these hard edges can be really interesting to. This one has this white and I think that means I want to emphasize this as the darker area. So up to now I've been putting all the dark and the sinner, but this time I'm bits some dark on the outside edge. And let that be u. And I asked him right in white there. And this ones are really pretty dark. So that's a second layer on those flowers that looks pretty nice. Pretty nice for where we're going. Now from there, we're mostly going to be doing some little tiny marks and sketchy marks. Okay, so let's go with some green now. And we're gonna leaves adds more leaf shapes. So I want to emphasize some of these. And going right over where it was before. And it may or may not look like. The same leaf or may look like a different leaf is just the idea that there is a leaf. Some of it I may emphasize like that because I liked that space. And then come on back over there. So may use some lines here as well. I like the way that one works in the background and we'll leave that and again, emphasize some of this area here. Like the way that edge looks. We get a yellow, a green, go there. So we're just creating some interesting layers and beliefs. You may want to refine your leaf shapes when you're doing this. You may not. So these are sort of fantasy leaves and they're overlapping and layered and who knows what they're going to do. Now I've decided I'm putting some squatters over here. And we'll just see how that works out. And a little more pink to these little dots. And I'm just going to loosely go over them and splatter a little here to, well, that's kind of dark. So let me add more water and I write this bladders and like this bladders. Okay, it's time to pick up this pencil and work on our leaf shapes. Again, we're going to do lose sketchy marks and sort of define a little bit. And see. I think we start there. And I'm like, I'm just serve enhancing once there, they don't all have to have it just kind of tells you what's going on a little bit. And I'm not going to put it on every side. I like I kind of want this to continue down here. Not all, not to the corner, but in this area. And I like the way that looks. So some here shapes and lines. I don't mind if it doesn't quite make sense. It's OK. Let's just fun. I kinda like how these are just hanging out. But St. I'm like, well, maybe they need a little stem or something. We quit when they come from. I don't know. So I was at a little stem. I can't add even more like sketching as to my flowers now if I want it, but I'm not going to do too much of that. Alright? Now what I wanna do is bring in a similar mark, but with the goal, with the metallic. So I'll pick this metallic, right? I did pre-web these, but they've kind of already dried. I'm, I'm excited about this painting now that I've added this second layer thought, I think it's just getting really fun. And I have this Amy adds here. It's unlike it. You could also, if you don't like the metallic, could do like a yellow. I think it's fun to make some of these similar marks. May be difficult to see. And I went through that shape, but that's okay. Remember you have to keep your brush wet. You mean enough water on this brush to let the paint flow. Think that would be fun to do just like some 5'10 shapes here and there. I will be doing some splattered as well. So I'm just really loosely holding my barrage, creating some interesting shapes. And really just interesting wines. You don't necessarily want to everywhere, but it's been fun. Some do some spots, pick-up my bigger brush to 2s, but others just want to sort of tie that would tie that together. All right, interesting things going on here now. 12. Coral Floral Painting Part 3: We're gonna go for this pink. This is a little too orangey for me right now. And I want to add some pink and I don't want it super saturated, but I do want it pretty, pretty saturated with color. This pink is the rows matter, remember? And I just want to add in some marks. If you're unsure about doing this, then go with lighter, a letter version, right? So I'm just going to add a little bit here toward the center. A little bit on that flower. Now I can just do that fairly quickly. I can soften this a little. I'm going to pull that out into that for that pedal. And this one just going to put some lines of water into it and soften the area. Still have that nice pink color. And I'm following the shape of the petal as I do that. Said, if you're worried, just use a lighter color to start. You can always deepen it and document with another layer. Alright? And while your paint may look pretty bright in your palate, because you're putting it over the coral that we've already created. It's not going to be as bright and vibrant because of the transparency or color. Again, following the contours of the petals. And I do that on all of them because I want the idea that these are the same kind of flowers and smell. I don't want to answer this one here. So creating really a lot of texture in these flowers n. You can really see the layers that way. Think that's fun. Alright? And then switch to an even smaller brush. You can use your rigour or you can use the liner for this. Let me just go ahead and add em a little pinks to these little squiggly mark of pink. Just trying to create interest is all. I need to work on the leaves a little more. I think in this area, sort of this passage areas too divided. And it's not really it doesn't create that flow that I want. This is dividing it. So I wanna just, I'll just put in some leaf shapes there and also define the edge of this flower a little bit more. And we go for the South Korean and really came up from this, just press that down and shake it all. Gets some dry brush going on that is awfully green, right? So let's just bring in a little bit and maybe we'll even just connect this little bit. And let's go on here. And I can bring in that viridian sort of make that transition. So I'm using pretty dark colors there. And I want to make sure that I'm right on the edge of my flower here. And maybe add some leaf shapes, their leafy shape here, I think so I'll just pull that out and gets a leaf shape and connect those. So now I have really defined flower shape there. And actually really defined the leaf shape here. Well, I like the contrast. I'm getting some kind of continuing with that idea and I don't mind if I go over that little shape here. And then let's go around this leaf shape. Like the way that colors pulled out there. So now I have this really dark area and it's really contrasty. Hmm, let me just bring in some of the viridian. But a light, light more water. And we will just, you could just use a blue, but I just want to create some sort of soft transition. And what I'm missing and what I want in this area, it's a little bit more of that natural marine. Now, right now there are no really leaky shapes in here and that's okay. We'll add some, maybe we're done. Yeah, we can add some from here and I think that would work. Alright, so kinda half as wide leave and these other leaves over here, it's kinda cool looking. Kind of like this idea that it's just flowing there. I like this white over in this area and this heavier color over here. So I'm just going to sort of enhance that even more. If I use the radian, it pushes it back. And if I use the yellow, green, and we'll push it forward visually. So I have some definite flowers there. I have some contrast going on in the area which is the i is this is a little light up here, is bringing in more of the green just around the edge. And I get, I'm pulling that out. It's a little warmer. So just want to pull it away. Just create some interests there. But not too much. That's the thing you don't want too much. Here. I want this also to have a little more interest in this very bottom corner. So I'll just do that same sort of dry brush of pulling away from that pedal, just creating texture. Now at any point you can stop. I still feel like I want to work on this a little bit more when you get to a point where you go. Yeah, this is it. This is what I want. Then that's the point where you need to stop and want to continue a little bit more. My flowers now or more dry. And I want to add in just some little brush marks to create some interest. And I'll switch to a smaller brush for that because, well, it just simplifies things a little. So I'm gonna use a heavier, darker color of coral mix. You see I keep remixing and that means I'm not going to get the same exact color every time. I'm okay with that. If you really want a consistent color than what you probably should do is mix a really big puddle of the coral and then you can add water as you need to. Okay, so let's just get this petal here. Because we only want to kick it up a little bit here. Going to add this line here and some little dots. So adding quite a few little dots. And I'll do the same over here and line and some dots even over the white area. I think this is fun. And pulling little dots out and just creating texture on the flower. Maybe I'm a little bit more water to this one. Still do some little dots and stuff but with less strong color. Puts it sort of behind that pedal right there. I just pay on the entire pedal. It's not sooner. Okay. A little more paint. Just same here. You may not want to put this on every pedal is completely up to you. See, spawn and create some really interesting kind of things going on. You could soften some of them if you want by adding a little water. Or you can leave this defined edges. I have, I'm mixing both, right? I don't want to do this though. Alright, here we go same here. This leaf goes over this pedal. So, so every time we add a layer, we're adding a little detail to our flowers and adding a little bit. Interest. That's kinda the goal with the layers. So I feel like the less I really analyze and think about it, the better they will hook. That's just me. Right? And same moms and dads texture. We'll extra color, bringing water to soften some of that if you want or to make the dots lighter and leave some hard lines as well. I really like that. You can add in a few, like gold, gold into these areas as well. Just a little. And I like to add the goal, but I don't want to overdo it. Do the same with the leaves. I'm doing with the goal that I also want to go back in with our greens. So I'm doing similar, same techniques over again with the leaves and the flowers and its kinda a lot. And when we soften that up a little, even though it's mostly dry, can still just add some water and softening a little. There we go. Just a little darker than I wanted to be. The what else do I wanna do? Maybe add into. I wanna do a little sort of lines and dot details with the leaves. I like the way this like has idea that its overlap, they're twisted. So I want to just bring in a little bit that some of that yellow ochre, but not too much to emphasize that. This is the Dover leaf like that. It's a model that some lines they're on that one. Emphasize that a little bit more. Even get my remarks there on that leaf. Some yellow there. And I just want to soften that area. Goal, that coloring books, but they kind of blend together. You don't know where one leaf. Begins the other one in Canada, they love this one. I love the fact there. And this one coming out from behind that leave that pedal and set some sketchy marks and some sketchy marsh so that two. And while I'm at it, let's just bring in some funny shapes. Just because, So I love this leaf actually, even though it looks really cool and I really want to mess with it. I think some of my wave shapes are more definite than my floor shapes, but I'm okay with that. Light mics here and here in this area to sort of actually list a little bit there. And even a little bit here. Soften that a little bit with some water. So I think I'll stop there. You could add more details, add more leaves and take it further. But I tend to think simple is better. And I've been working on this painting quite a while. If I stepped away and came back, I might add more to it, but I just kind of fun. I do think I do want to add more of these little circle shapes, but over in this area. So there's somewhere in the background. And I feel like it gives us one. Instead of stepping away and then immediately went, oh, let me paint this. So it kind of creates this flow that we've gotten on to sort of this diagonal float. Actually, uh, do you think I will also add a little bit as well as spot or some water on the squatters. Water is colored. Thing. That's pretty interesting. Okay. I am stuffing Now. Let me pull the tape off so you can see what we have. So we have some moose and sketchy abstract flowers. And actually, you know, I had the idea that this would be color swatch area, but I didn't use it that way. And I feel like really just do it like this would be a really cool composition is just a tiny, tiny bit of that edge. And I would look really cool. I do actually like also how it's lighter here and heavier over here. So pretty interesting and pretty fun. 13. Project and Thank You!: So for your project, if you're new to watercolor or new to creating sort of fantasy or abstract kind of paintings. Then I highly suggest you do the practice shapes, create, practice, creating loose sketchy pencil lines. Play with some color mixes. And you could even do a few practice flowers. Just try painting some details. So that's a great place to start, especially if you're new to watercolor or your beginner. Or if you just want some extra practice and then move on to creating some loose and sketchy floral. Now you can paint a small painting. This will be quicker and you can incorporate the different shapes in here like I have. And also those nice details and marks. Now these are the colors that I've used you'll see in the class if you haven't seen are ready. So this gives you a nice idea of what the colors are. Or if you're more practice or you just prefer, you can move on to creating a little bit larger piece and playing with those shapes and colors as well. So thank you so much for taking my class. I can't wait to see your loosened, sketchy abstract plurals. And I hope you've enjoyed it. Be sure and let me know by leaving a review. And it also lets other students know if you enjoyed the class, and I really appreciate that. And so it's how do they thank you so much. I'll see you very soon. All right.