A Step by Step Technique Illustrating a Rose
Learn my technique for illustrating a rose using a step-by-step demonstration to follow along.
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Gather your materials. You will need watercolor paint, a pencil (I prefer a mechanical pencil .05 for detail work, such as this), a micron pen (I go for the tiniest one .005), a paintbrush (for fine detail work I use a round size 0 brush), an eraser, some watercolor paper (standard 140lb paper is excellent for water media), and a rose to paint (You may also use a picture of one if you can't get the real thing.)
Once you layer all your darkest paint, you can use a removal process to emphasize the lighter highlights. You simply wet your brush (make it damp but not dripping) then gently scrub it over the area you wish to remove the paint and dab with a paper towel to pick up the paint.
All finished! Now congratulate yourself on a job well done!
Practice makes perfect so try out this technique on something else or make a few more of your rose. Now you have a thoughtful gift to frame for a friend and a new technique in your painting arsenal!