Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Loving These Florals!

I love these big bold floral designs!
They are such a surprising and pleasant experience!
 Like I've mentioned several times before,
I am taking some classes from Alisa Burke.
You can check out her entire website here.
Look for her classes and you can see what
I am up to these days.
 This page in my journal started with Schmincke watercolors.
I love their bright, intense pigments!
 Those little specks of lighter colors were made
by flicking droplets of water from a paintbrush
over the page. You could also flick water
from an old toothbrush.
(Or a new one that you use just for water flicking :) ).
I let the water sit about 30 seconds,
then tapped a paper towel down to pick up
the excess.
 Then I just looked for areas that looked like
flower shapes.
And if they didn't - I pretended they did!
I used a regular black sharpie for the drawing.
Sharpies are permanent when dry,
so you can paint over them.
Or add any wet media.
 Which I totally did here.
Again, I used my Schminckes and a size 0
round brush to add color.
Last came the white highlights.
I tried adding those with white acrylic,
but my hand wasn't steady enough.
So I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to highlight
and add color to a few flowers.
And I'm ready to move on to the next lesson now.


The Creator's Leaf

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing us this awesome technique! I've been dabbling on my own with water colors a bit and love this idea.

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    1. You're welcome! They are certainly fun!

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  2. Oh how funny - you've answered my musing question in the comment to your last post! I like this one even more than the Tomboy background & love the way your extra layer of watercolours transformed the look of the flowers. Very striking floral shapes I have to say & beautifully drawn. Nice to see you back with your love of colour too.

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    1. hahaha! glad I answered your question. these are so much fun to do.

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  3. Bravo!!!marvellous colors and flowers !!!very nice!!!and good health after your surger'eyes!!!
    Condoléances pour le décès de votre maman!!!

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  4. WOW, what beautiful, rich colors and I just love your flowers! You are going to get hooked on WATERCOLORS, trust me!!!

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