Sunflowers In Vase – Quick, Easy Watercolor Sketch Lesson
In this watercolor lesson we’ll paint some sunflowers in a vase on a window sill. To make it more challenging, we’ll do the whole thing in 3 minutes! Sketching helps you build skills and sketching fast forces you to pay attention and to create large, fluid shapes – the essence of a good watercolor painting!
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This very quick painting lesson is timed – we’ll create our painting in three minutes. To do that, we’ll have to work very wet, very loose and concentrate on the large shapes while letting different colors mix and mingle in the washes.
This kind of exercise can be nerve-racking at first, but it helps you improve by forcing your to focus on the essence of the subject, working wet and letting the watercolor do its thing.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round
- Colors – Cadmium Yellow Medium, DaVinci Burnt Sienna , Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , Dioxazine Violet
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 11″ x 7″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!