I love to enhance my surroundings with flowers, but bouquets come with a lot of responsibility. I never remember to replace the water in a vase! Furthermore, I’m notorious for letting my flowers get dry and wilted. For those reasons, I prefer floral illustrations, which require a little more work upfront but last indefinitely. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a detailed vintage rose illustration with the aid of several short tutorial videos.
Floral Illustration Tutorials
In this mail art, neutral kraft paper comes to life with a garden of watercolor flowers and shimmering bees! The playful and abundant motif provides a fun way to celebrate the changing seasons. Here’s how to make it:
In today’s tutorial, we’ll work some magic to make watercolor flowers that shimmer and dance in the light! Put on a good podcast or some music, get out your watercolors, and get ready to relax.
I’m not much of a writer, but when Lindsey asked me to share a tutorial for floral calligraphy flourishes she found on my Instagram, I thought it was time to give it a go. The biggest reason I want to share is because I feel like learning to draw these flowers really changed my art life! That might sound dramatic, but before that day I never really believed I could make anything so pretty.
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Last summer, our beloved Ana wrote a series of tutorials over how to illustrate different flowers. Today, I’m following in her footsteps by showing you how to make a simple lily drawing! I love this project because all you need is a gel pen and some metallic watercolor to make it. A perfect example of how less can be more!
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In 2015, I wrote the original Botanical Letter Tutorial. When I redo tutorials, I normally completely replace the old tutorial with the new one. In this case, however, I think that it’s important to keep the original tutorial on the site! That way, you can see how I approached making two different letters: a “J” (in the original tutorial) and a “B” (in this tutorial). In this tutorial, we’re going to get much more detailed and — hopefully — you’ll gain better insight into how to make your own gorgeous letter! Read on to learn how to get started.
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