In this interview, Eunice Sun shows us how to paint a watercolour rose, step-by-step!! If watercolour florals intimidate you, this is the PERFECT tutorial for you!

Check out the video for the step-by-step tutorial and then scroll down for my key takeaways and a list of all the resources we mentioned!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to prepare your watercolour paints
  • How to paint “boomerang” and “combo” stokes
  • How to position your petals for a more natural looking rose
  • How to add floral details such as supples, stem, veins and thorns
  • Why you should paint in layers
  • Why contour lines are so important and how to properly paint them

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS LESSON:

  1. Always paint from the inside out, starting at the very centre of the rose.
  2. Never start a petal in the same corner of another petal (nature isn’t mirrored!). For a more natural rose, start your petals around the middle of the previous one.
  3. Know when to stop! You can build and build and build, but aim for 4-6 “rings” of petals makes for a gorgeous rose!
  4. Any layer you add on top of another layer of paint, will be darker – that’s just how watercolour paints work.

TOOLS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

RESOURCES WE MENTIONED:


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