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:
- Always paint from the inside out, starting at the very centre of the rose.
- 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.
- Know when to stop! You can build and build and build, but aim for 4-6 “rings” of petals makes for a gorgeous rose!
- 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:
- Watercolour paints (bright pink, green and black)
- Two round watercolour paint brushes (Size 4 and Size 0)
- Water jar
- Paper Towel
- Watercolour paper
- Mixing palette
RESOURCES WE MENTIONED:
- Liked the lesson? Learn more from Eunice your own copy Watercolor Botanicals!
- Follow Eunice on Instagram @electriceunice!
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