Bite-sized Botanicals: Heritage Carrots Watercolour Food Illustration

——   Created by Hannah Katarski

Complete this project in your lunchbreak

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These heritage carrots have such fantastic colours, they are crying out to be painted!

Paint with me step by step as I teach you how to create this wonderful rainbow of carrots. I'll show you how to mix a cohesive colour-scheme using just a couple of colours. We'll cover wet in wet techniques and basic layering to create this happy bunch of veggies.

You'll also be learning colour theory in a fun and practical way.

You can paint this bite-sized illustration in your lunch break! This is the perfect project for a housewarming gift, your own kitchen, or a quirky card - (add your own carrot pun!)

Find some reference images here to get you started.

Materials: Let's keep it simple!

1. Whatever watercolours you have on hand

2. Some watercolour paper (I always recommend 300gsm, especially for greeting cards)

3. Some brushes, a 6 or 8 and a 0,

4. and a jar of water.

See you in class!

Music: Ice Cream by Joey Pecoraro & Nobody Calls it San Fran by Coyote Hearing

The course project

Paint along with me and upload a photo or scan of your finished carrots.

Copy my painting, or come up with your own composition.

If you make a card, why not add a cringe-worthy pun like; 'Thanks a bunch' or 'I'm rooting for you!' 

Ahh, if you can stand it!

Find some reference images here to get you started.

I can't wait to see your illustrations. Feel free to ask any questions in the community discussion section.

5 Lessons

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Mixing your colours
Composition and painting
Carrot Tops
Finishing Touches
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About the instructor

Artist and surfer girl...

Hi! I'm Hannah, a self taught maker. I work with watercolour and gouache to create illustrations and patterns for products. I sell my artwork, work with design clients, wholesalers and students in my one-woman business, Mermaid's Coin Art & Illustration.

I live in sunny Western Australia …

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