5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

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Watercolor floral - 5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
Watercolor floral - 5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

I know that you wanted to create that watercolor flower like the ones you saw, elegant, simple, unique yet irresistible! We have the easy watercolor flower tutorial just for you. Grab your materials, colors, brushes, and let’s start working that design you’ve been itching to make!

What are the essential materials for your easy watercolor flower tutorial? Do you need to have a lot of colors to create a unique yet dynamic watercolor flower painting like a pro? What are the advantages of using watercolors for flower tutorials that every beginner needs to know?

The Easy Steps To Watercolor Flower Tutorial

Watercolor painting is such a simple painting medium to start working with. The truth is, as long as you have your paintbrush, watercolors in palettes or cans, and your watercolor paper, you are free to do create any designs that you wanted. It is an easy yet sophisticated way of doing artworks nowadays.

5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor – 5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

In this tutorial, I use Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor pocket box. The range of this watercolor are made to our normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives.

The transparent nature of watercolors is a great way to start working with them, even if you are a beginner with this painting medium. On this watercolor flower tutorial, we will teach you the easiest steps, ways, and tricks to create unique and simple designs like a pro, even if you are just starting out. There are just a few secrets to a successful painting. And that is what we will share with you, free and all you have to do is practice and create those flowers in no time.

So before that, we will need a few materials for your watercolor flower tutorial, maybe just three essential materials and we are set. Get the things you are most comfortable to work on with, and let’s begin this easy watercolor flower tutorial just for you!

Materials Used For Watercolor Flower Step By Step Painting Tutorial

Staring to paint with your watercolor flowers? Then prepare these following materials, if you have them close to you, then that’s great.

All you need is your watercolors, either in pans or palettes, whichever works best for you. Your chosen colors must be already in your mind, right?

Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial
Acrylic Watercolor Brush by Crafts 4 ALL – Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial

Next is your watercolor paintbrush, the traditional one that you are comfortable to work is better. Besides, you need to feel comfortable working and feeling great with what you are doing. That is an important factor.

I’ve been using this Acrylic Watercolor Brush by Crafts 4 ALL in my project. I like it because it is suitable for beginners to professionals painting type. Whether you are looking for hobby paint brushes, kids paint brushes or pro paint brushes, this artist brush set will appeal to you.

Using the right painting surface is an essential factor for successful artwork. Then working with the right watercolor paper for your watercolor flower tutorial is essential as well. You can also try working with an ‘ordinary’ paper, but you will see the difference between the quality and how the paper will react when the paint is applied.

To get the best results? Use the right materials as much as possible, always.

Factors To Consider When Creating Your First-Ever Watercolor Flower Painting

5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

Now that you have prepared all the necessary materials for your watercolor flower tutorial, let’s check a few factors before starting.

Like what is the size of the painting surface you will be working with? What flower colors and types of flowers will you be doing? Next, if you have done this just now or had experienced before.

It doesn’t matter if you are doing it just now, as long as you are always doing something new to help improve your skills. Just paint and create that design you’ve been eager to create. The most important factor is that you should be having fun doing this. And you will really be satisfied with the outcome.

Step BY Step Process Of Watercolor Flower Tutorial

Step 1 Creating a small blob of colors

5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

It might not be familiar with you and think that the secret for best-looking watercolor flowers is small brushes. Nope, they are not, it is best to use larger size paintbrush that can hold enough paint needed. Before you dip your paintbrush with your watercolors, wash it first with water, and simply get a hold of enough paint on your paintbrush.

Creating a small blob of colors from your paintbrush to your paper will form the bottom of the watercolor flower. You can remove any excess paint on the brush and keep the water residue to create the natural gradient of your flower.

This will be your foundation and stop adding or working more even if you feel like doing more. That is another secret for a successful watercolor flower tutorial. Learning when to stop so you won’t be overdoing it.

Step 2 Create more watercolor flowers on your paper

Once you get to have the feeling of doing the first step, the next step is by repeating the process with creating more watercolor flowers on your paper. It may seem hard, but once you see how things are done, you will be happy without overdoing the florals.

Step 3 Watercolor flower paints overlap

Help your watercolor flower paints overlap or go down at the bottom of your florals. You can use a dryer or heat gun to help the paint. But don’t get to close as your watercolor paints may overlap on areas outside the flower border.

 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

Let your paints get totally dry before adding items to them. The trick about working with your watercolor florals is not creating a perfectly straight line.

Add leaves, ranging from small to large, all over the stem or just a few for each flower stem. just enjoy this process. If you will be adding colors to your flower leaves, then better use a waterproof pen.

Step 4  Add colors to your leaves

There is no need to add a strong color for your leaves because we want them to complement your petals above. Let the paint be completely dried.

Step 5 Add white paint on the florals

To add a unique point of interest for your florals, you can add white paint on them. White ink can be diluted with water to reach your desired consistency. This gives a splatter effect of simple yet gorgeous designs for your flowers. This step can be optional and as for the artist’s preference and style.

5 Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners
Easy Watercolor Flower Tutorial Steps For Beginners

The secret about watercolor flower tutorial is how you can be creating without working too much in certain areas. It may look simple and easy, and yes it really is. It all about how you must control each paintbrush strokes without overdoing it.

There are also different ways, tricks, and tips in doing your watercolor flowers. You can create different colors and shapes of flowers, ranging from daisy-like flowers to round bottom flowers like tulips. Make it more extravagant with multiple layers of colors and petals like roses. Plain colors of different tones like sunflowers.

Try working with complementary or contradicting colors based on your color wheel. Work with your color theory for blending colors up. You can also be mixed or be monochromous.

As for the number of painted florals, you can make even or odd numbers, around one area or scattered all over the watercolor paper. You see, all you have to do is have fun while creating your colors together. With painting, don’t overdo watercolors because they are transparent. Stop when you feel like doing more. Less may seem simple, but hey, simple is the best designs!

Watercolor Flower Tutorial
Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad – Watercolor Flower Tutorial

For the best result of your watercolor flower output, you need a watercolor pad. I try to use different kinds of paper but this Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad is really amazing. The durable surface is resistant to repeated washes, erasing and scraping. It is a press textured paper that is perfect for practising a variety of technique at a great value

You can also play with your watercolor flower tutorial sizes, based on how you wanted them to be. There are no rules on what not and what to do. Just be creative with mixing sizes from large to small.

The flowers will surely complement each other and let your artwork standout.

Listed below are the products that I use in this tutorial

You can check them out by clicking their names or the images. Let us know what do you think about the products you can comment in the comment section below.

1. Watercolor Pad

Canson XL 9×12 Watercolor Pads feature a cold press, textured paper that works beautifully for a variety of techniques. Recommended for use with watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, marker, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. The durable surface withstands repeated washes.These pads contain 30 sheets of 140 lb /300 gram acid free paper.

2. Watercolor

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour are a range of water colours that are made to our normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives. The range consists of 40 colours which possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties.

3. Brush

Acrylic Watercolor Brush is ideal for watercolor, oil, acrylic painting, body, nail, face painting, miniature, model, ceramic, craft art painting. Great gift for your kids, friends, beginners, artists or anyone who have fun in painting. This set is practically a full range of paintbrushes of various sizes made for detail work. These can be used for applying fine details and embellishments as well as large coats of paint.  This fantastic 12 set paintbrush is perfect for any level of an artist, from beginners to professionals or painting type.

I also encourage all of you to share your output in the comment section below. If you have inquiries or questions regarding this tutorial don’t hesitate to leave your question on the comment box. I will answer them as soon as I can.

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