Hey guys! I got a request for a video showing how I paint a floral wreath. For some reason I kept thinking floral crown and that is the video I made. Pretty much the same premise, just not in a circle. I put floral crowns on my animal characters and they are just too cute!
I draw my character in pencil with a little blank area where the crown goes. I love drawing lightly in pencil with my favorite mechanical .3 pencil. I try to keep a color palette in mind, bridal magazines or boho brides on Pinterest are a great reference point for ideas. Even floral arrangements would work. Once I have this in mind, I start with big organic flower shapes first with my small round brush. Leaving space for mid-size flowers and then smaller flowers, leaves and berries.
I wait for the first layer to dry before I paint anything next to what I already painted. This way, I am not painting wet into wet and getting a big watercolor mix of all of my colors. If you do want a gradient effect, wait until the paint is like 3/4 dry and then paint next to that wash. Then they will mix together a little bit and dry beautifully.
Here is everything I love in my watercolor kit. From paints to brushes to paper.
Let me know if this was helpful and if you paint your own floral crown or wreath, I'd love to see!
Definitely tag me on Instagram, @fluximagery
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