Loose watercolor florals tutorial- using Tombow Pens and Gansai Tambi paints

Loose watercolor florals tutorial- using Tombow Pens and Gansai Tambi paints


hello and welcome to another video I’m
Smitha katti I blog at smilingcolors.com and you can find me in social media
as the shininess today I’m going to be sharing something that I really love
water colored flowers and I will share tips and techniques on how you can
recreate them for yourself so in today’s video I will be showing these two
examples the left one over here was created using tombow dual brush pens and
the right one was created using the gansai tambi watercolors they’re two
completely different sets but they give such beautiful results so I’ll let me
walk you through the steps so I have five colors here and I’m going to start
by drawing my first flower the tombow dual brush pens are water-based so all
I’m doing is dipping my paintbrush in water and painting petal shapes I’ve
added the marker color towards the center of each petal like you can see
towards the center of the flower and add them in a very small amount because I
want some loose airy looking florals today I’m not using a heavy
concentration of color to spread the pigment I’m dipping my paint brush in
water generously and I’m letting a little bit of water sit on the paper
this is a nice cold pressed Highland 40-pound paper and this can tolerate a
little amount of water nicely so once I have my first flower in place I really
like this flower already I’m gonna go ahead and make my second flower which is
gonna be an orange color I’m drying a really tiny flower I’m just adding four
strokes to make my four petals always add the color towards the center of the
flower and then dip your paintbrush in water
add lots of water and then just paint to spread the color and make pedal like
shapes my first tip for this technique is to make sure that you don’t have your
petals touching each other if I don’t leave that little hairline of white
space between the two petals that are adjacent to each other the color will
just run into each other and create em especially if it’s a leaf and a petal
it’ll just it’ll just create a muddy green so make sure your leaving a little
tiny space in between your petals always add the color towards the
of the flower where to be naturally dark now you can see my petals have like
these rough edges just go fit there’s no need to be fancy or precise just let
your paintbrush and water have fun now a nice way to create some airiness in your
flower is to just pick up a few drops of water on your paintbrush and drop it
towards the outer edge of the petal what that does is you can actually see it in
the red flower as well right now what it does is it kind of pushes the pigment
towards the center and the tips kind of remain what more watery and they dry to
be lighter in color this is a really simple way to create larger flower that
have a center that is darker than the tips of the petal I will make sure to
leave the exact color numbers of the markers I’m a description box below and
also stop by my blog to find all the information that you need about this
project I let the water do most of the work you can try and control this but I
find that the more I try to control it the more frustrated I get and the more
unnatural it begins to look like so I just drop one drop of water per leaf
towards the outer edge I let them blend naturally and I always end up liking the
result so I would recommend at least you try this once painter with the tombow
dual brush pen with just water I don’t add water towards the lighter areas or
the tips and just let it air dry naturally without fussing over it too
much and see if you get a nice result another thing to keep in mind is you use
a nice paintbrush I’ve been reaching for a little larger paintbrushes nowadays I
used to use a number two round for this project today I’m using a number six
round a good quality brush actually makes the water and the paint and the
pigment move nicely and you end up enjoying the process much more get the
watercolor effect out of your tumbles you need to remember two things use
watercolor paper always and never bring your tumble brush directly in contact
with water you want to scribble with the tombow dual brush pen only on dry areas
of the paper always try to leave a little bit of space between your
elements don’t leave too much space just add like a hairline amount of space and
that just creates a beautiful effect so here’s a closer look at how this
floral composition camp it’s completely colorful almost rainbow esque but you
don’t have to use these colors use colors that suit your team use colors
that make you happy if you like pastels try pastels you don’t have to go rain
boy but this was what was calling to me that day and I had so much fun creating
this and I think it turned out pretty nice so for the second example I’m gonna
be using a watercolor cake set this is the gansai tambi set I might be
pronouncing that wrong but I will leave links to it down below and i love this
color set because of all the shades and hues that it comes in
i’ve used this is a well-loved set in my house but the colors and the pigments
are so true and bright you will enjoy this i’m gonna pick up a little bit of
color and water it down because the colors in this cake set is really dense
really rich colors so i’m just gonna actually water it down on my palette
before bringing it to the paper and again i’m just drawing simple flower
shapes nothing fancy very simple shapes and
every time i draw a flower i always try to include some leaves so try to paint
as much green as you do flowers because that just makes a composition look more
realistic now since i’m using a water color set
here what i do is i paints the basic leaf shape with the lighter green and
then i go in and pick up a darker green color onto a paintbrush and I drop that
towards the darker edge of the leaf we should be the bottom of the leaf this
this is something you can’t do when you’re using your time with your brush
pens because you don’t want to bring them to wet areas but with watercolor
kicks it’s very easy to go in and drop darker colors and that’s the difference
between this and the previous method so I’m going to continue here I’m going to
paint a quick red flower even though I start with red I’m adding so much water
it almost looks like pink tissue paper like flowers I try to add as many leaves
as I add flowers and for this one I’m just adding whimsically shapes it
doesn’t have to be a true leaf shape every time since I’m painting so many
different kinds of shapes for the flowers I try to vary the shapes and the
leaves I also try to vary the greens that I reach for some greens are more
glue a bluer summer more yellowish it just
adds a variation to your composition so I’m going to go ahead and now add a
brighter red and this time I’m going to paint some flowers in the corner then
I’m going to quickly add three green leaves for this one I left the center as
white just again I’d make them look different now it comes time for the big
large flower for this I actually picked a very dry dry pigment for making water
color kick and then I’m adding a ton of water to spread it and make the petal
shape not only that I’m gonna go in and drop more water droplets towards the
edge of the petals so that the edge of the petals turn out to be lighter than
the center you can go in and actually add more darker color towards the center
but I just like the way this looks so eerie I left it just as is then I’m
going to quickly add a couple of leaves so these leaves are more bluer than
green again I like to vary the color for all my leaves that’s what I’m doing here
at this point I think we have enough color in the composition I’m not gonna
introduce any more new shades but I’m gonna fill in the area with just some
shapes if you don’t feel like painting smaller flowers just add small strokes
to fill in those areas and it just makes your eye move around and creates a nice
floral composition add tiny dots tiny berries and at watercolor cakes what you
can do is also you can go in and add vibrant centers to your flowers on the
top right hand corner there’s this red flower I’m gonna go in and add just a
drop of dark blue there and that will spread into the petals just a little bit
and form a beautiful Center so here’s a closer look at how this floral
composition came it’s completely colourful so here’s a look at our
finished two projects I personally like both the results I think the tombow and
turned out to be a little more whimsical and fancy just because it’s so light and
airy again they tell me water colors are
really nice water colors to paint flowers with because they don’t have a
chalky finish they’re like pure pigment and they spread nicely that’s another
thing I like about the tombow dual brush pens when you put down the color and
spread it with water there is no chalky feeling to it it is
you beautiful color it’s almost like using
liquid watercolors many more blog posts of water coloring with trembles on my
blog I also have a color swatch that I’m creating and I will leave links to all
of these in the description box down below but you can always stop by my blog
smiling colors calm to find more information so I hope you enjoyed
today’s video thank you so much for spending so much time with me today
this is a longer video I’ll try to keep the future ones a little shorter and I
will leave you here with a few previous videos of Maya that might interest you
as well that’s it for me today till I see you again happy crafting friends

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