I received a really beautiful email the other day from a reader (oh my gosh, I just LOVE getting emails like that!) and she told me how much she loved my watercolor illustrations. She also asked about my illustration process, so today, I will take you on a little watercolor journey and share a very simple tutorial on how to make your very own card (birthday, anniversary, just for fun,…) with a set of watercolors. Sounds fun?
This is what you will need to create your watercolor card with a floral motif:
watercolors (any set you have or a cheap set you can buy)
plain white card
Start off by sketching out the floral motif with a pencil. I have decided for this circular shape.
Once you are happy with the sketch, start painting over with watercolors. The right way to paint with watercolors is from light to dark: this means that you start with a light wash (lots of water) and add layers of color as you go. But don’t overthink this. Watercolors are loose and fun!
After your watercolor dries, go over the pencil outline with an ink pen. Alternatively, you can also use a very thin sharpie. I love using the pen because it gives the watercolor a nice punch!
I made mine a happy birthday card for my husband’s upcoming birthday. I hope he likes it. 🙂
It’s pretty easy, isn’t it? Do you enjoy watercolors as much as I do?