Watercolor realistic orchid painting: step by step workshop
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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.
3.6 (39 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,662 students enrolled
Created by Tetiana Khalazii
Last updated 1/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Watercolor paints, 2 brushes (middle size and small), middle texture watercolor paper, pencil and erazer, paper towel, water, inspiration and muse:)
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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:25:28
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Painting the green part of the orchid
3 Lectures 26:21

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

First watercolor layer of green part
06:26

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

Second watercolor layer of green part
09:19

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

Third and fourth watercolor layers of green part
10:36
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Painting the flower
3 Lectures 21:08

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

Painting petals
04:26

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

Painting central part of flower (lips and throat)
04:53

In this lecture we make veins ont the petals.

Painting petals' veins
11:49
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Painting shadows, flower details, pattern and texture
3 Lectures 26:54

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

Painting shadows on flower petals
10:25

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

Painting details in the center of flower
12:27

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

Contour
04:02
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Making flower look 3-dimensional
2 Lectures 11:05

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

Making petals look curvy
03:36

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

Making flower look 3-deminsional
07:29
About the Instructor
Tetiana Khalazii
3.8 Average rating
48 Reviews
1,729 Students
2 Courses
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.