In this three-lesson mini class we will create a greenhouse of imaginary flowers while working with watercolors, markers, colored pencils, white ink, white gesso and pencil on watercolor paper.
Lesson 1: Flower Blast
Flower vocabulary with markers, colored pencils, transparent watercolor layers
Lesson 2: Imaginary Flowers
Mark-making with watercolors, white ink, pencil
Lesson 3: Flower Bursts
Fast and loose with watercolors, gesso, pencil
Plus, there is a bonus optional drawing assignment (blog post, no video).
Join this fun class today!
• a small set of watercolors (tube or pan, either is fine!)
• white gesso (I prefer the Golden brand, as it is a little thicker than some of the others)
• two flat brushes, one about 1/4″ and one about 3/4″
• one #12 round watercolor brush
• pencil (a regular 2B or mechanical pencil)
• an eraser (I like kneaded rubber erasers)
• small set of inexpensive colored permanent markers (I like Sharpies)
• one or two very light-colored Copic markers (or similar alcohol based or just something very light, like the gray one at the link) Link: http://store.copicmarker.com/collections/various-ink-toner-gray/products/t1-v
• watersoluable markers (these can be anything, even very inexpensive kid’s markers)
• a few colored pencils, colors you like
• white acrylic ink (I use “FW Acrylic Ink #011″) Link: http://www.daler-rowney.com/content/fw-artists-inks
• half sheet of 140# hot press watercolor paper or similar (I like Fabriano) Link: http://www.dickblick.com/products/fabriano-artistico-traditional-white-watercolor-paper/
• spray fixative (I like Krylon UV Resistant clear) Link: http://www.krylon.com/products/uvresistant_clear
Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating.
Carla is the author of three instructional art books, including Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun; Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone. In 2012 she co-authored Creative Photography Lab with her husband, Steve Sonheim. They live in Seattle, WA.