Watercolor Daisy: Paint a Realistic Pink Flower Step by Step
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Watercolor Daisy: Paint a Realistic Pink Flower Step by Step

Learn color mixing rules and layering technique to create a realistic flower
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4.1 (13 ratings)
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2,570 students enrolled
Created by Yana Shvets
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to choose colors for your painting
  • The difference between cold and warm colors, and how to use them
  • How to mix colors to achieve darker tone
  • Color wheel secrets
  • How to blend colors to achieve soft transitions on flower petals
  • How to create a realistic 3-dimensional flower
Requirements
  • Watercolor set (student quality is OK)
  • Watercolor paper (can be cellulose)
  • 2-3 round brushes (small and big)
  • Additional tools such as pencil, eraser, tissues
Description

If you are starting out with watercolors and particularly interested in painting flowers, this simple course is For You!


YOU WILL LEARN

- the difference between cold and warm colors and how to use them

- how to mix colors using a color wheel

- how to create soft washes

- how to use layering technique in botanical art

- how to create a 3-dimensional flower keeping it light and tender

and more!


MATERIALS USED IN THIS CLASS

- Watercolor paper: Canson Montval, cold press, 300 gsm. You can use any cellulose (student quality) paper of any texture. If you plan to print an outline on the watercolor paper sheet, choose thinner paper (120 gsm)

- 2-3 brushes: 1 small synthetic round brush, 1 middle-sized synthetic round brush. You can use more if you want.

- soft pencil for a sketch (if you will draw one), eraser.

- watercolors: I used Rosa professional watercolors. You can use any watercolor brand you own.

Colors You will need:

  • pink color (Magenta/ Quinacridone/ Alizarin/or any cold red color)

  • warm red (Cadmium Red)

  • green (Phthalo green/ Turquoise/ Emerald green/ Cobalt Turquoise/ or any cold green)

  • blue (Ultramarine/ Ceruleum/ Blue Indanthrene)

  • yellow (Cadmium yellow)

  • black

INSIDE THE COURSE

- theoretical lesson about color mixing and creating your own palette for botanical painting.

- simple step by step explanation of painting process, petal by petal.

- an outline of a daisy for you to download and trace - no need to draw anything!

Warning: This course doesn't have a video of drawing a daisy in pencil. Instead you can download an outline of a flower, print it on watercolor paper and paint right away!


WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The course is made for beginners in watercolor who want to advance in color mixing, understand the theory and love botanical art.


Who this course is for:
  • Beginners in watercolor who want to learn the foundations
  • People who love botanical art and want to improve skills
Course content
Expand all 6 lectures 33:17
+ Let's begin! Choose your colors
1 lecture 03:57

Learn the difference between cold and warm colors, select the pinks from your watercolor collection and test them to find out the best color and best color combo for this artwork.

In this course I don't show how to draw a daisy, here you can download an outline of my daisy and print it directly on paper.
Also you can use a photo reference and draw a flower by yourself.

Preview 03:57
+ Start Painting
4 lectures 26:20

We start painting our flower from the top of it. Apply first layers and feel your paint & paper

Preview 04:33

Let's apply first transparent layers on petals and blend colors

Preview 06:26

Add more petals changing their tones &  and creating a feeling of 3-dimensional flower.

Deepening the tones
07:47

Add volume to your petals by creating darker mixes using a color wheel and knowledge from the first lesson

Creating volume
07:34
+ Final steps
1 lecture 03:00

We are almost at the end of this painting! Take a look at your result, evaluate the flower and add details if needed.

Finalizing the work
03:00