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Skillshare

Organic Expressive Florals With Watercolor and Ink

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Overview

This class is a relaxed exploration of expressive florals laid down in watercolor with essential inky details. As a Top Teacher here on Skillshare many students have wondered how I achieve seemingly effortless watercolour florals which stay fresh and vibrant, rather than too tight, or overworked. But how to go about it? 

In this class I will share insights and best practices for producing expressive watercolours, including clearing the headspace for flowing florals. Along with playful exercises we will shift our attention from the need to portray accurate depictions, instead simplifying down to capture the essence of your flower. 

The warm up exercises include

Shape studies

Values studies 

Color mixing 

Inking studies

The guiding principles I present  like shape, value and colour mixing tips can be applied easily to any subject matter you decide to paint, and still achieve the same spontaneous results.

Big brushes and vibrant colours can take centre stage in this approach along with bolder contrasts and descriptive ink line. There are three full length floral demonstrations in which I take you through my entire process.

Whether you are just starting out with watercolours or are well versed with this medium I will present a very unique and intuitive way of working that will  produce enchanting wild flowers depictions. 

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Your Project
  • Materials Needed
  • Why WILD flowers ?
  • My version of expressive florals
  • Letting Go & Embrace Intuition
  • Selecting your flowers
  • About Warm Ups
  • Warm up 1 : Shape
  • Warm up 2 : Value
  • Warm up 3 : Inking
  • Warm up 4 : Colour mixing
  • Demo: Delphinium - part 1
  • Demo: Delphinium - part 2
  • Demo: Buddhleia - part 1
  • Demo: Buddleia - part 2
  • Demo: Queen Anne's Lace - part 1
  • Demo: Queen Anne's Lace - part 2
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Ohn Mar Win

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