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How to paint a rose with watercolors

Paint a Rose With Watercolors

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Hi guys! I wanted to show you how to use watercolors to paint a rose. I use the kind in tubes because I like it better. You could use the regular kind, but I strongly recommend using these.

Start by sketching your image

Start by sketching your image

Pink watercolor

Pink watercolor

Wet your brush

Wet your brush

Add paint

Add paint

Block in your rose

Block in your rose

More water

More water

Spread it out

Spread it out

Use your dotting/embossing tool in purple watercolor. Don't dilute with water

Use your dotting/embossing tool in purple watercolor. Don't dilute with water

This is the purple

This is the purple

Add purple along the side

Add purple along the side

Blend

Blend

This is outlined, needs blending

This is outlined, needs blending

Blend using brush with water

Blend using brush with water

Yikes! It's ok, lots of water to blend this, use less than I did.

Yikes! It's ok, lots of water to blend this, use less than I did.

Blot with a tissue

Blot with a tissue

Better

Better

Use the pink to shade, do not dilute, use a medium-wet brush

Use the pink to shade, do not dilute, use a medium-wet brush

See.

See.

Do this at the petals, only at the bases

Do this at the petals, only at the bases

Make this darker, it should look folded over

Make this darker, it should look folded over

Blot

Blot

Use more where it curves in

Use more where it curves in

Using water to make this lighter

Using water to make this lighter

So far

So far

Making the perfect green -Green, a bit of purple&yellow.

Making the perfect green -Green, a bit of purple&yellow.

Blocking in, use more water than I did

Blocking in, use more water than I did

Dotting/embossing tool- go around the edges, no water.

Dotting/embossing tool- go around the edges, no water.

Filling in

Filling in

Add green to your yellow

Add green to your yellow

Highlight with no water

Highlight with no water

Use water to blend

Use water to blend

Background

Background

Done

Done

Hope I helped! If you have any questions just leave me a comment!

  • Watercolors, in green, purple, magenta, and yellow
  • Paintbrushes, assorted
  • Dotting/embossing tool.
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Scetchbook/watercolor paper