Today I would like to share with you how I paint my watercolor florals using Double-ended Watercolour Brush Pens from Staedtler. Follow my step by step guide below.
- 225gsm or greater watercolour paper
- Staedtler Double-ended Watercolor Brush Pens
- Princeton Watercolor paint brush Size 6
- Gelly roll pen (white)
- Staedtler pigment liner 0.3 (black)
- HB pencil
- Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip (black)
Lightly draw a oval shape with a HB / grey lead pencil. If you wish to achieve a perfect circle you can use a coaster/plate to use as a stencil. Alternatively you can also use a compass or protractor.
- Draw roses with the watercolour brush markers.
- There are several ways to draw roses, for this painting I drew several sized cloud shapes, starting with a small inner cloud in the centre
- Draw larger clouds surrounding the smaller cloud shapes
- Wet your paintbrush with water and spread the ink till the cloud shapes are combined
- Hint #1: Limit the water placed on the ink as you do not want a puddle of water
- Hint #2: For multi coloured/textured florals use 2 colours and draw cloud shapes with alternating colours
- Hint #3: Draw 1 flower at a time and wait till the ink dries before starting the other neighbouring flower. This is to prevent 2 florals from merging together.
- Use another colour and outline oval shapes next to the florals
- Wet your paintbrush and fill in the gaps
- Use the fine tip end of the watercolour brush pen and draw the botanical stems
- Wet your paintbrush and add in leaves to the botanical and paint in the small florals
- Continue to add botanicals on the other side of the wreath
- Keep building the floral wreath with pink/red roses and smaller yellow flowers on either side
- Ensure each side is balanced for a well rounded look
- Add in extra floral and leaves with a fine line black pen
- Use the white Gelly Roll ink pen to add in finer details to the roses and leaves
Use the brush pen to hand letter your favourite quote. Here is my personal favourite “Yes I can”