Watercolor Rose. Step-by-step Tutorial

Learn how to paint a realistic rose watercolor illustration using only three colors
What you'll learn
  • How to draw a complex flower
  • How to avoid common mistakes when you work on wet paper
  • How to paint with only three primary colors
  • How to create a volume of a flower
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Course description

In this course, as in all others, the focus is on one thing: learning to paint with watercolor!

The difficulty of drawing multiple petals, lack of volume of the flower and random flowing watercolor - this video tutorial will help you master all this and create a beautiful illustration of a rose with watercolor. Dive with us into the world of botanical painting and discover watercolor from a whole new side.

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There is a list of supplies used in this project:

- Watercolor paper - Saunders waterford - 100% cotton, cold pressed, 300 gsm density

You can replace it with any brand watercolor paper which is 100% cotton, cold or hot pressed, 250-300 gsm density

- Pencil and erasers (ordinary and soft)
- Masking tape
- Wooden board

You can use any plastic/wooden/carton board you have

- Watercolors in tubes :

Lemon Yellow - van Gogh

Ultramarine blue - White Nights

Quinacridone violet rose - White Nights

These colors can be replaced with anothers. The use of warm red color is not recommened though, as it gives quite dirty violet tint in a mix with blue color. You can choose your own basic pallette with another colors. Just check first, what colors they give being mixed with each other.

- Two synthetic brushes of different small sizes
- Paper towels
- Ceramic plate as a palette


Music: www.bensound.com

  • Supplies
  • Practice on wet paper
    Practice on wet paper
  • Drawing
  • Rose: Step 1
    Rose: Step 1
  • Rose: Step 2
    Rose: Step 2
  • Rose: Step 3
    Rose: Step 3
  • Rose: Step 4
    Rose: Step 4
  • Leaves
  • Final touches
    Final touches
Maria Smirnova
Maria Smirnova
Watercolor artist and tutor
Maria is a passionate watercolorist, author of watercolor courses, video lesson’s creator, participant of different competitions and exhibitions. Her paintings can be found all around the world from the USA to Malaysia.  
This course includes:
  • Languages :
    en, de
  • Subtitles :
    en, de
  • Content :
    9 lessons
  • Duration :
    1h 24m
  • Level :
  • Updated :
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