Create Simple Watercolor Flowers


Watercolor flowers don’t have to be complicated! Hey everyone, it’s Mandy from @a_heartened_calling and today we’re creating simple watercolor flowers using Tombow’s new Flat Water Brush and a handful of Dual Brush Pens. I promise it’s not that hard! For this project we will be creating pink carnations. All you need to do is learn one simple shape and you’ll be creating these flowers in no time!

You’ll need to gather the following supplies:

MATERIALS

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

STEP 1 -Create Flowers

Scribble ink from Dual Brush Pens 755, 856 and 346 onto the Blending Palette.  Next, use the Flat Water Brush to pick up ink from 755. On your watercolor paper, create upward strokes then bring the brush tip down and up quickly and repeatedly to form the first petal shape. Hold the Water Brush so that the tip is straight up and don’t apply much pressure. Just use the very tip of the brush to create your flower shape. Then create 3 or 4 more flower petals. Next, clean the Water Brush on a scrap piece of paper by squeezing the barrel and wiping it on the paper until it runs clear.

Once the first layer is dry, pick up the ink from Dual Brush Pen 856 on the Blending Palette with the Water Brush to create the same shape. Create the petals smaller and directly over the first layer. These will be the petals in the front of the flower.  Lastly, clean your brush, then pick up the ink from Dual Brush Pen 346 from the Blending Palette with the Water Brush and create a stem for the flower. Here’s a quick little video for you to see how I created the first flower:

 

 

 

Once your first flower is complete, create another flower next to it using different colors. Scribble ink from Dual Brush Pens 803, 815 and 177 onto the Blending Palette. Using the Water Brush, pick up the ink from Dual Brush Pen 803 and create your first layer of petals.

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

Then pick up ink from Dual Brush Pen 815 on the Blending Palette and create your front layer of petals.

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

Lastly, pick up ink from Dual Brush Pen 177 and create a stem for the flower.

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

Repeat and create as many more flowers as you’d like!

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

STEP 2 – Add Details

Using the Water Brush, pick up ink from Dual Brush Pen 346 on the Blending Palette and create a few skinny leaves to add to your flowers.

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

Next, use MONO Drawing Pen 01 to add details to your flowers. Trace the shape of each petal and create little jagged lines around the edges of the petals.  Lastly, trace the lines of your leaves with the MONO Drawing Pen.

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

Your simple watercolor carnations are done! I love the dimension the MONO Drawing Pen adds to your watercolor art!

 

Create Simple Watercolor Carnations with @tombowusa Flat Water Brush and @aheartenedcalling. #tombow #watercolor

 

If you give this project a try, be sure to tag both @tombowusa and @a_heartened_calling.We would love to see your beautiful work!

For more watercolor inspiration, check out these posts:

Have fun creating and see you next time!

Mandy

 

 

 

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