Fashion illustrations: flower
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Fashion illustrations: flower

Pencil and watercolor lesson for beginners.
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Last updated 5/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create a complete composition in the spirit of fashion-illustration
  • Work in mixed method: watercolor+pencil toning
  • Keep the transparency of watercolors
  • Add volume and depth with graphite pencil toning
  • Imagine the position of the flower in a general composition
  • Paint fore- and background flowers
  • Stretch paper to the board, so as to every type of paper would be even and not damaged by eater
  • Do neat shading with graphite pencil
  • Use your skills to create a buttonhole in a hairstyle or apparel
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  • Brushes (squirrel) № 2, 3, 5, and 10
  • Brushes (synthetics or kolinsky stable)
  • Watercolor
  • Paper – “Linen” for watercolor, stretched to the board
  • Graphic pencils (2H, H, HB, 2B)
  • Hummer, pins or nails, board

My name is Tatiana, I am art historian, course producer and publisher. Together with best of contemporary artists of Russia we produce online painting courses. With my more than 20 years’ experience in arts and trainings, I do my best to create easy, effective techniques, with time-saving content and optimal course schedule. All courses have big audience in my country and now I bring them to you.

Author of the course – fashion-illustrator, fashion designer, fashion industry professional. In this course she creates an element of an illustration – flower buttonhole as a part of a female hairstyle.

The teacher thoroughly explains the process of creation of a flower composition that matches the preciously made image of a young woman. The artist uses the mixed method, watercolor painting and graphic pencil toning, talking trough and demonstrating every stage of the work.

The course is suitable to all watercolor painting lovers, and for those who began the practical exploration of illustration. The level of training is not important, lesson is suitable as a  novice and advanced training, as each artist has own tricks and secrets that you can use in your work.

Who is the target audience?
  • those who prefer watercolor
  • those who started learning the illustration creation process
  • no experience needed
  • children older than 12 years
  • those who are interested in fashion industry
  • those who’d like to try hand in fashion design or painting
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 01:59

How we create this course.

Preview 01:59
How to stretch paper to the board and start your work.
3 Lectures 11:19

Detailed lesson of how to use the hammer and pins to attach paper to the board.

Preview 05:23

You’ll learn how to outline petals and leafs, and avoid scratching the paper, so as to the lines wouldn’t be visible be under the watercolor layer.

Preview 00:45

This part is about watercolor painting on wet surface; you’ll learn how to mix paints on the paper, how to add volume to the watercolor flower, what color should be the shade, whether to use warm or cold tone, and what paints you need to complete this work.

Preview 05:11
Main course
6 Lectures 26:49

In this part you’ll learn what tone is better for background flowers to “position” it more in distance, what colors you’ll need, and what brushes are required for watercolor painting and for washing way too dark parts.

Background flower.

This part will teach you step by step how to add volume to the flower, and how to work with its center. You’ll learn how to do glazing, and where it’s better to start doing it: from the general or from details, how to emphasize the center of the flower with the perfection of the nearest petals.

Centre of the flower

The teacher tells how to perfect the details, how to mix and “unexpected” color, what colors can be mixed, how to avoid “dirty” colors, why to avoid “open” colors, and why it is necessary to make the color scheme more complicated.

Back to background flower.

In this lesson you’ll learn how to make the work more complicated, how to wash out “hard” spots, how to add some dynamics to your works, and how to show scattered petals.

Delicate corrections, nuances.

The author tells what brushes are better for various purposes in watercolor, how to perfect minor details, how to highlight the key parts and add shadows, how to show the depth inside the hairstyle, what paper is better to use for fashion illustration, and what paper is more convenient for pencil graphics.

Perfection of minor details, accents

This lesson tells you what pencils are good for hatch; the teacher gives recommendations about various pencil producers, about pencil markings. You’ll learn how to give volume to flowers by hatching above watercolor, what is the hardness preference, where to start, how to show your work’s light spot with the pencil, and how to choose right direction.

About the Instructor
Tatiana Knyazhitskaya
4.6 Average rating
9 Reviews
1,126 Students
3 Courses
Artist, publisher. Art Historian, PhD.

I specialize in the promotion of contemporary art.

I graduated from the Faculty of History, St. Petersburg State University and I am PhD in Art History. Author of books in the field of history of art and stained glass history. I has published over 100 articles in popular and scientific magazines. Member of international conferences in the field of art.
The organizer and leader of the largest specialized web resource on the history of stained glass art.

I organize exhibitions, workshops and art conferences. Here I present created under my leadership training video tutorials.

We work with the best artists and mentors to convey their knowledge to mankind.