Start by sketching out your rose *thanks to Amanda Kingsley for her fantastic guide on drawing a rose*
Next block in your sections with a basic pink color, keep this light.
Alright so this is my fav technique for shading with watercolors, you start with a concentrated line where you want your shadows to be...
Then, taking a much less concentrated version of the color blend it out mid way
Then use water to finish blending into the middle
Do that to the petals at the top
Okay so here I'm mixing that pink color with some purple
It's always a good idea to test the color out on scratch paper first
Go along the more profound edges with a concentrated solution.
After blending heavily it's a good idea to blot up excess water
After taking away water
Continue to blend the edges out
Finalize your shading, adding where you see fit
So I skipped a step, but I took a really concentrated color and took it real thin along true edges. Begin your stem thing
Again, use that method of shading
Block in the stem
Shade using the line technique
Add a yellow background
Remove excess water and dry (I find it easiest to blow dry) and you're DONE
Your final product
- Liquid watercolors
- Various brushes
- Napkin or towel