I’ve received a few requests lately on the method I used to create my email recap header graphic, which is also my current youtube channel art. Here’s what that looks like:

That piece took 90 minutes to make, so this week, I’m breaking the same process I used down to 7 minutes. We’ll make a bouquet with 3 different simplified flowers anyone can paint and fill in our gaps with leafy foliage and eucalyptus! I’ll even provide the composition sketch so you can get painting right away 👏 And if you’d like to take it one step further and add in some line art to your messy gouache flowers, check out this tutorial.

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Easy Messy Gouache Flowers in Procreate

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Here’s a written overview of how to make easy messy gouache flowers in Procreate:
  • Place the composition sketch on its own layer.
  • Create a new layer and grab the dried-out brush. Draw in the base of your rose and then paint in your stamen. Fill in the rest of the rose with more spaced out petals.
  • Move on to the hydrangeas by stippling in the base of the flower. Repeat with a similar color and a highlight color. This brush is a pressure-sensitive brush, so the harder your press down, the larger the stroke will be.
  • Paint in the Billy Buttons and add in depth and a little bit of highlight where you like. Blend these out a little bit with the streaky semi-transparent brush from the smudge brush category. Change the blend mode to screen to add in a final highlight.
  • Finish by painting in the foliage. Begin by painting some of the elements with one green, and then finish with a darker green.
  • Grab a lighter green and add in a few highlights to some of the leaves.
  • Turn off the sketch layer and set the background color.
  • Done!

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