Watercolor realistic orchid painting: step by step workshop

Watch me creating realistic botanical illustration in watercolor. I'll show you my secrets and provide with comments.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for those who love watercolor and botanical illustration, want to create beautiful floristic patterns and fashion prints, or just adore painting flowers.

It has interesting information for those who already work with watercolor as well as for beginners.

I share the techniques I'm working with, the secrets how to paint realistically and turn the painting from flat to 3-dimensional.

Let's create beauty together!

What are the requirements?

  • Watercolor paints, 2 brushes (middle size and small), middle texture watercolor paper, pencil and erazer, paper towel, water, inspiration and muse:)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to paint realistically;
  • Get to know techniques I use in watercolor botanical illustration;
  • Learn how to work with watercolor layers so that they stay transparent and clear;
  • Start noticing mistakes and learn how to fix them;
  • Make a flat painting look realistic and 3-dimentional;
  • Learn how to make catchlights and shades;
  • Start enjoying the process and painting confidently;
  • Learn how to control water and pigment movement;
  • 11 practical video workshops of total 1.5 hours.

Who is the target audience?

  • People who already work in watercolor and wand to get different techniques;
  • Beginners, as it is very easy to follow me painting, listen to my comments and repeat all my actions step by step;
  • Clothes desiners who want to create floristic paterns for fabric;
  • Interior designer who create digital prints from watercolor paintings;
  • Stockers who sell vector made from watercolor on vector stocks.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Painting the green part of the orchid

In this lecture we start working with our pensil drawing and add a first watercolor layer to our green part of the plant.


In this lecture we make a second watercolor layer of our green part and make catchlights.


In this lecture we add third and forth watercolor layers to our green part of the plant, also work with shades.

Section 2: Painting the flower

In this lecture we start painting the flower and make the first watercolor layer on petals.


In this lecture we start painting central part of flower (lips and throat), also making shape and texture.


In this lecture we make veins ont the petals.

Section 3: Painting shadows, flower details, pattern and texture

In this lecture we start add shadows to the flower and make petals look realistic.


In this lecture we add more shadows to flower and work on details of central part of flower, paint pattern and texture.


In this lecture we work with water and fade proof liner making an outline.

Section 4: Making flower look 3-dimensional

In this lecture we make petals look curvy and add texture.


In this lecture we make final touches of brush, add details, cachtlights, shades and make our flower look realistic and 3-dimensional.

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Instructor Biography

Tetiana Khalazii, Watercolor artist

My name is Tetiana Khalazii. I am a watercolor artist from Ukraine. I am self-taught. I have never attended any art school or course. I have been painting since 2010 and now I already sell my original work and participate in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. My preferred medium is watercolor. I paint portraits, nu, botanical and fashion illustration.

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