Paint Tulips in Watercolor for Beginners: Botanical Series Part I |

Paint Tulips in Watercolor for Beginners: Botanical Series Part I

By Yana Shvets, Watercolor Artist and Teacher

Language: English

This course is for you

Welcome to my special project-idea!  Botanical Series :)

This is going to be a collection of courses connected to each other by the flower you're painting.   I will break down a learning process for you into simple steps. First you will learn how to paint a single flower with all watercolor techniques explained. And then you can enroll in a little bit more advanced course where you will paint the same flower but using more advanced techniques. This way first you learn the basic of painting a particular flower step by step. And when you know how to paint a single flower we move to a more complicated topic, like a bouquet with a background and special watercolor techniques. Your skills will grow exponentially!

How does it look like in real life?

In this course we discover how to paint simple tulips in watercolor. Color mixing, washes, basic wet on wet technique and layering, working on volumes and textures, no background. After this course you can enroll in a Level 2 course where you will paint more complicated tulips in watercolor. We will paint a beautiful bouquet of tulips using more advanced techniques, professional cotton paper, create background around the flowers and so much more!

This course is designed for Beginners.

If you don't feel like drawing your own tulip sketch, feel free to download my outline, print it and trace on your watercolor sheet. The reference photo and outline of these tulips are attached. Download and use them :) Have fun!

Course overview - 8

  • What art materials you will need today!

  • Sketching your tulips

  • Red tulip: first watercolor layer

  • Purple tulip: first layer

  • Painting stems and leaves

  • Working on shadows of the red tulip

  • Working up volumes on the purple tulip

  • Finalizing the painting

Meet your instructor

Yana Yana
Yana ShvetsWatercolor Artist and Teacher
I am a professional watercolor artist, full-time traveler and salsa dancer. I travel the world non-stop since 2015, visited more than 20 countries and lived in more than 7 countries.  Every country is a source of inspiration for my art and also a great opportunity to organize watercolor workshops around the world. I am constantly learning & improving my level, also regularly take workshops from inspiring artists worldwide.  My watercolor style is realistic but I do love experimenting with materials and styles. Style of teaching: Foundations of watercolor is very important. I don't like "play with paints and see what's up" because it leads nowhere. I love to work with people who want to actually understand watercolor as medium and it works, learn the basics, grow and improve the skill. I always provide a strong theory with practical tasks also keeping it easy, slow and fun. I mean, it is still art ;)  Apart from online courses I am happy to offer private consulting on watercolor skills. From my experience 3 hours of one-on-one class give much stronger foundation in watercolor than any group-class-course and allows a person to move forward by him/herself. Private classes are tailored exclusively for your level, your needs, wants and expectations. That's why together we can achieve the best result in much shorter time ;)  During that time I:  - Was group-exhibited in Vietnam  - Won international watercolor competition  - Teach watercolor group classes and private master classes around the world  - Was regularly organizing Art & Coffee events for artists in Chiang Mai, Thailand  - Was hosting weekly watercolor workshops in Thailand during a year  - Developed and hosted Crash Course (watercolor month-long intensive course) in Thailand  - Sell artworks (commercial, private commissions) and prints I am also a founder of YanaTravelArt (personal brand), co-founder of Learn Watercolors Academy (online educational platform for watercolor enthusiasts) and Watercolor Travelers (blog about everything watercolor).

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