How To Paint Tulips in Watercolor – Painting Tutorial

How To Paint Tulips in Watercolor – Painting Tutorial


hey guys welcome back to my channel
thank you so much for watching so I suppose since spring is in the air
I have had a couple requests to do a tulip tutorial tulips are fairly easy to
paint and I’m going to show you two different ways to paint them which will
get you slightly different results as always all of the supplies that I use
are listed in the description box below to begin the first tulip I’m just going
to create one single tulip and I’m working and based off of a sketch that
I’ve lightly penciled in I just wanted to do it this way first so that you guys
can get a feel for the shapes of the petals and where the darks and lights go
so starting with the center petal is going to be the easiest it’s going to be
the one that’s closest to you probably the one that’s more in full view and
it’s kind of a teardrop shape so I’ve just painted that I’m using Potter’s
pink and a little bit of permanent rose and you can see that I’ve just left a
little bit of white space there to act as a highlight so I’m using the Potter’s
pink for the main mid-tone of the flower and then I’m using a bit of Potter’s
pink mixed with permanent rose to make a darker shade that’s going to kind of go
along the edges and I’m just dabbing that in when the paint is still wet so
you’re going to get those nice gradient effects
I’ve also dropped in a little bit of yellow just to add a bit of contrast to
the very center flower and I’m making sure to use the very tip of my brush to
leave in some of those whitespace areas as well to keep in line with the
highlights I have also left tiny amounts of white
space between each petal that’s just so that my colors don’t run together and I
will be doing that same thing in the next exercise so that’s just something
to keep in mind so basically for this flower you’re going to have your main
petal in the front a sort of teardrop shaped and then the other petal is sort
of emerging from behind it and for the leaves I’m using different mixes of
green and I’m making sure to use the tip of my brush to start and I’m just
dragging that down and slightly pushing down on the belly of my brush to make
thicker areas I’m going back in again here with a bit of a darker shade just
to add a little bit of a shadow detail where those petals meet so that is the
first flower now I’m going to show you how to do this without using a sketch
and it’s actually really easy okay so I’m going to use yellow and red tones
for this piece because I wanted that cornet kind of for Angie yellowish
reddish toned flower because there are multi toned tulips as well and I just
wanted to represent that here so starting out I’ve just created a
teardrop shape as I previously did and I’m keeping my paint quite wet I don’t
want it too wet I did actually stop up a little bit with a dry brush because I
didn’t want many of those blooming effects happening
so I’ve painted the main paddle with the yellow and then I’ve taken the red and
I’ve just dropped that into the bottom areas here and then just added that
along the edge of the second petal that I’ve added so this is a closed tulip I’m
going to show you a little bit more of a open semi-open tulip shortly so for this
one I’ve created sort of a diamond shape a wonky sideways diamond shape and I’m
just going to open up those petals a little bit and I’m still using the
yellow to begin and then adding in the red details afterwards and I’m also
making sure to keep the white space in between those petals again just so that
I don’t mix the petal heat together make a big blobby mess so with those two main
petals in place I’ve just sort of added these petals behind those two basically
just to fill in that space but it’s trying to keep the same curves of the
tulip at the same time for the third tulip here I’m going to make it a little
bit more open so I’m creating sort of a more classic petal shape and then I’m
striping on some of that red shade as well just to give some of that stripy
detail that tulips tend to have sometimes and for the second petal I’m
slightly wrapping it around the first petal again leaving that white space in
between and then with the yellow I’m just going to fill in that back area to
make it appear as if there’s a petal behind there as well and I’m just adding more red to dark in
certain areas and I wanted the inside of this tulip to stand out a little more so
I’m darkening it again with some red now for the stems I’ve taken a mix of greens
and browns and yellows and just keeping it really random I’ve just created some
stems coming out from each of the flowers I’m trying to keep these really
loose and sort of watercolor vibey makes sense and again I’m using the tip of my
brush for the very top and then pushing down on the belly of the brush to kind
of create those more thicker jagged looking leaf bits and leaving a little
bit of white space in here as well as going to kind of create that highlight
effect using a darker more opaque shade of the green I’m just going to lightly
add in some final finishing details I thought about adding more leaves but I
didn’t want to go too overboard I thought the balance of three tulips and
three leaves looked alright so I’m happy with how that turned out now I’m just taking a tiny bit of
lampblack and adding some of those little Center bits to the tulips so
that’s how it looks and these are my finished tulips I hope that you guys
like this tutorial if you did please give it a big thumbs up it really helps
me out and I hope to see you in the next video the winners of the latest book
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