Hi there! I'm sharing this super easy watercolour tutorial to make flowers. Are a lot of photos, I just was making sure to have a photo for every step so can be easy for you.
I have been working on watercolour for a few years now and I want to make sure I'm not missing any detail.
- Paper: watercolour or mixed media paper (I'm at least 140 lb, so the paper does not warp!)
- Your favourite watercolours (I’m using M Graham & Co.)
- 10 round watercolour paintbrush
- Masking tape (I'm using a painter's tape)
- Plywood (I use it to fix the paper but you can use whatever you have as a base to set up your paper)
Now, let’s get started with the Easy Watercolour Flowers Step by Step Tutorial!
Fix the paper to the plywood or even you can fix it on your table if you don't have a plywood. Fixing the paper helps to stretch it when is wet.
I putted a small amount of colour on my palette because M Graham brand are very vibrant and doesn't need to much.
Load your brush with water and draw a shape where you want the flower. (this shape doesn't need to be perfect or symmetrical, so don't worry if is not perfect!)
Then take a bit of colour and...
...apply it where the water is.
And then you can start expanding the shape of your flower as big you want. I used also a blow dryer, but isn't necessary.
Repeat Step 2 with every flower you want of different colours.
To make that splashy effect I move my brush up and down when over the flower when still wet. here is a photo. Let them dry.
Once the flower shapes are completely dry, apply layers of colour to make the petals. Allow to dry completely between layers to achieve the petals effect. Feel free to add some other colours on your layers to get some contrast. (for example I added a little bit of orange on one of the petal layers on my pink flower also some pink on my orange) You can be creative as much as you want and the key here is have fun! :)
Once the flowers are dry, with the wet brush loaded with colour green make loose stems and leaves
With the wet brush loaded with black colour make the stems and some pistils and Voila! Your master piece is done! Of course let them dry totally before removing the masking tape. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and had a relaxing time painting.
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