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How to: Botanical flower drawing

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Start by creating stems with a med. tipped marker.  I took a black 0.6 tip coptic marker and made delicate forked lines, these would also look great in groups of three! Make petals by taking a thinner 0.3 maker and drawing a slightly swooping line on the left side, then across the top imagine the shape of a sail in the wind and draw a line swooping down and across, do the same on the right and connect with small "sails" petals in the middle. Draw an upside-down cup under each flower and fill with vertical or horizontal lines using...

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How to: Make your own botanical summer wreath!

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Before we get to the good stuff, I want to share the brushes I used for the wreath.   If you don’t have all of these, don’t freak out, you can always get by with a single brush (or your fingers!)  Brush options just make life a little bit sweeter, and painting a little more fluid.   1. Let’s start! Grab two shades of green and brush b. (med. angled) and load your brush with both colors, with the light color at the tip.  Press your brush large side on the paper at an angle and sweep up to the tip,...

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How to draw a simple botanical cluster

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How to: Build landscape layers, step by step

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Start with a canvas or mixed media paper, a collection of brushes (large square, various sizes angled and round), water, and an old rag Pick your palette, I chose a dark water garden theme, so blue/green/red(for purple) Drop the paint right on to the paper or canvas and use a large brush to get all the good stuff everywhere, you want everything covered.  Don't worry too much about what color is going where, but let individual colors shine.  Meaning, try not mixing all your colors into one homogeneous color. Let the fun begin! Grab a medium square brush and feel out...

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How to: Watercolor wishing well

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