A delicate yet simple watercolour rose tutorial perfect for beginners and adding that special spring touch to artwork, cards, and gifts!
-Round tip watercolour brushes
-Water container for holding the water. Mason jars, yogurt containers, or mugs work perfectly. Just don’t accidentally drink the art water! Not that I know from experience…
-Watercolour paper or wet media paper
- Start off by dipping your brush in water and wiping the excess off the edge of the container your water is in.
2. Now swirl your brush into the colour you would like your rose to be making sure there is a good amount of paint but not so much that it is dripping wet. Balance is key when using watercolour!
3. Start off by making two small curved shapes beside each other. This will be the inside of the rose. They do not have to be perfect! In fact, the more imperfect the more natural they look.
4. After you have made the two curves for the middle, we will make two more curves around the ones we have down already making them a bit more elongated.
5. You can tell by now that we are just painting a series of curves around each other to build up the shape of a rose. Now that we have the two curves we did from step 4. we will now add 3-5 more curves to finish off the shape of the rose. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to do this just place the curves where you feel needs more shape and volume. You are the artist!
6. Leaves: To finish off the beautiful rose we have just painted we just have to add leaves. To make the leaves pick up some green paint on your brush. Keep the lines thinner for the leaves as they will be smaller than the petals. A good tip when doing this is to not put as much pressure on the brush when painting thinner lines. Use the tip of your brush for this. Then paint a small elongated curve just like what we have been doing for the petals. After that make another elongated curve on the opposite side joining the two end points together to create the leaf shape and fill it in with colour if you wish. Add as many leaves as you’d like.
Ta-da! You are now done! Now that you’ve learned how to paint a watercolour rose you can experiment with different colours, shapes, sizes, or even add calligraphy.