US $19.97

Watercolor & Ink Botanicals

——   Created by Denise Love

Create fun botanical art using watercolor

Share this course:

2h 12m
Lesson time
Skill levels

More about this course

In this class, I'm going to show you how I create some fun botanicals using watercolor as my background. I love doing these in my art journal and in this class, I'm going to show you several projects you can do in yours that I think you'll have lots of fun doing. You don't need tons of supplies to play with these - so it is perfect to work on while watching tv, when you are traveling, or just in the mood to play in your art studio.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper - I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects - I'll be working in my art journal in class. I like 110lb cold press watercolor paper in the art journals I purchase.
  • A few sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints - Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors
  • A few ink pens you'd like to experiment with or pencil. My favorite pen is the Micron pen in size 05.

In this class, I have kept the supplies I'm using pretty simple... please start with what you have and add some stuff from there if you think you'd love any of the ones I'm using.

The course project

By the end of this class, you'll be inspired and ready to create some beautiful art of your own.

Your project: Is to get out your watercolors and play! I want you to experiment with colors and mark-making. There is no wrong way to do these projects. You cannot make mistakes. I want you to first play with some colors you like, then venture out to some color combos you wouldn't normally gravitate to. Play with your ink drawings and vary up the flowers and leaves you are experimenting with... and don't forget to come back and show off what you did!! I want to see your wonderful watercolor and ink creations!!

11 Lessons

3 mins
free preview
7 mins
free preview
12 mins
20 mins
Project 1 - Small color studies
15 mins
Project 1 - Adding ink botanicals
7 mins
Project 2 - Larger leaves
19 mins
Project 3 - Watercolor blocks
17 mins
Project 3 - Adding ink botanicals
13 mins
Project 4 - Larger watercolor piece
20 mins
Project 4 - Adding details
5 mins
Project 4 - Adding botanicals and other marks

About the instructor

It you!
Denise Love
  • 3 reviews
  • 29 courses

I'm Denise, an artist, and photographer. I'm really passionate about sharing what I have learned with others and creating workshops is what I really enjoy. …

Read more
This course is included in Arbington Premium
$15/month gets you access to every course. Start your 14 day trial today. ☝️

Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 2h 12m of on-demand video
  • Have a coupon?
  • Checkout