A bouquet of summer flowers
Conjure up a bouquet of summer flowers with very little effort.
Meadows and roadsides are covered in the most beautiful flowers and grasses in summer, making you want to bring them home to decorate your house. This bouquet of summer flowers painted by you will look as if it has been freshly picked from a meadow, and its lightness will give you and your home that lovely summer feeling.
First sketch your bouquet very gently on white watercolour paper using a Lumograph pencil. When you are happy with your sketch, soften the pencil lines a little using an art eraser.
Draw in the poppy and the sunflower with watercolour pencils, following your pencil sketch. However, to retain the lightness of the picture, don’t colour in the flowers completely yet – just accent them with a few lines.
Now use a water brush to fill in the whole flowers with soft, diluted colour. Mix your own preferred colour shade to create the berries. Simply paint some foil with a watercolour brush pen in blue and red. You can now use the water brush to blend and combine the colours with each other. Create delicate berries by dabbing little dots of colour next to each other.
Add finer details and accents to your flowers with coloured pigment liners and triplus broadliners. When you are happy with your flowers, draw in the stems using watercolour pencils. If you want to embellish your bouquet further, add little leaves and grasses between the flowers using the pigment liners to create interesting contrasts.
Finally, splatter some little drops onto the paper to create an exciting background.
What you need
foil, watercolour paper
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