Watercolor Hibiscus- How To

This Hibiscus is such an elegant piece and you can play with it a lot of different ways! I hope you enjoy this how-to. When you’re finished tag me on social media or send me a photo! I’d simply love to see. Now without further adue, let’s get started!

Step 1- mix up your colors! Create around 10 different shades of your desired colors.

Sketch out your flower design then start with your lightest color. Find your light source and push your darker colors to the regions where your light won’t reach the flower.

Add in darker shades of your color to create shadows. Imagine a beam of light, where ever the light doesn’t reach needs a shadow. The further or more hidden from light the darker the shadow needs to be.

Now go through and make sure your shadows are blended.

Now for the stem! Remember where your light source is.

Now to mix the colors for our leaf!

Repeat the steps above. Start with your lightest color, determine your light source, then add in your shadows.

For the background I used the wet on wet method! Check out my “Watercolor Basics – Technique” blog post if you’re unfamiliar with this method.

And you’re finished! I hope you loved this how to. Make sure you’re signed up for email updates so you don’t miss a post!

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