Sunday, January 29, 2017

Watercolor Floral Heart Tutorial

Happy Sunday you all!

I am so excited to share another easy watercolor tutorial with you guys for Valentine's Day. In my previous post, we painted a leafy valentine heart, how about some florals this time? Let's fill the heart with pretty lilacs.

To create a floral heart, gather the following supplies:

Watercolor paper
Watercolor paints 
Pencil and eraser
Sketchbook/scrap paper

First practise painting lilacs in your sketchbook/or scrap piece of paper. Mix ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson with lots of water for a light shade of purple. Next load your brush and paint four dots or petals to represent a lilac flower.  Add more flowers around the first one that you just painted.

Then add more blue to your mixture to make a darker shade of purple and paint more lilacs to fill the spaces in between.  Keep adding more flowers and vary the shade.

Using sap green, add in the stems. Load your brush with black paint or mix a blackish purple and paint a tiny dot in the center of each flower.

Great, you have learnt how to paint simple watercolor lilacs. Give yourself a pat on the back :)

Now lightly sketch a heart on your watercolor paper and repeat what you just did in your sketchbook. Fill the heart with lilacs, starting from the lightest shade of purple to represent flowers in the front. Then use darker shades to represent flowers at the back. Play with different shades of purple and wet on wet technique to create interest in your work.

Once you have filled the heart with beautiful lilacs, erase the pencil marks. And you are done. Wasn't it easy? 

I hope I have inspired you  to create your own watercolor valentine hearts this year. Have a fabulous day! xx

Other projects that you might enjoy:

Ombre Watercolor Heart 

Leafy Valentine Heart

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