Next Monday, March 26th, I’ll be releasing my newest course titled Watercolor Florals for Graphic Design! I’m often asked how I created this watercolor leaves and florals kit, so I thought I’d share the entire process, from start to finish. In the course, you’ll learn how to paint, scan, digitize, enhance and sell digital watercolor florals. Part of creating florals meant to be used digitally (in Illustrator, Photoshop or templates you’d like to sell) require them to be created individually (vs. painting a full bouquet). Once they’re created and edited, you can then create an infinite number of arrangement and bouquet combinations using them. This makes painting just a few florals to start with really powerful, because they can lead to a large kit full of options.
Even though the course officially opens next Monday, today I wanted to share a video from the course on how to paint 4 loose style small watercolor florals. I’m giving away the course’s clickable resources list for free in this post, so you’ll have everything you need to get started. If you’re an Every-Tuesday subscriber, you’ll also receive a special gift in your email the day the course opens 😉 Read on for the full tutorial and free resources download!
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Paint 4 Loose Style Small Watercolor Florals
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Watercolor Florals for Graphic Design
Course Resources List
- File type: Clickable PDF
- Size: 4.7MB
- Minimum software version: n/a
Here are the specific supplies shown throughout this video:
- Koi tube watercolors
- Canson cold press 140# watercolor paper (cut into quarters for the video)
- Winsor & Newton Cotman round watercolor brushes: no.0, no.2, no.4 + no.6
- Drying time was sped up using this heat tool
- Click here for the porcelain paint palettes used
When creating your small watercolor florals, remember to:
- Begin with lighter colors first and build as you go.
- Use the wet on wet technique for unique color blends.
- To create extra depth, go over areas that have previously dried.
- Use the loose style and create gaps in your petals for an extra textured look.