Use all the colors to paint these Rainbow Florals. These watercolor flowers are easy and fun to paint, but lets make them super colorful as well!
You can paint these Rainbow Florals using Brush Pens or it is so much fun! You all have loved this previous post of mine Watercolor Salt Technique: Create Interesting Textures With Just A Sprinkle and I hope you enjoy this Rainbow Floral Tutorial too.
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What You Will Need:
- Sketchbook: Using the same Strathmore Mixed Media sketchbook that I used in my previous post- Easy Watercolor Pen Flowers Step By Step Tutorial
- Watercolors: I’m using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens here. Any watercolor marker of your choice will work here. The color numbers used in today’s painting are 755, 885, 933, 985, 133, 173, 379, 403, 526, 685, 817, 772
- Paintbrush or Water Brush: Today I’m using this Round 6 paintbrush.
- Masking tape: Many tapes can easily peel your sketchbook paper. Check out my favorite tapes in this post- The 3 BEST Masking Tapes for Sketchbooks
How to Paint Rainbow Florals
Learn how to paint a Rainbow Floral spread in your sketchbook!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Start with a Sketch
Using a 2H pencil or mechanical pencil, loosely sketch out the floral and leaves on the page. This will help with the placement of the elements while painting.
Apply Tape to the Sketchbook Page
Mask off the four edges of the sketchbook with a good quality masking tape. This will create a neat white edge around our finished painting.
Apply Marker colors directly onto the paper
I like starting with a flower, and usually, it’s a pink flower 🙂
Apply the marker color directly onto the paper. First, add a darker pink color towards the base of each petal and then a lighter pink near the outer edges of the petals
Blend the colors softly with water
Using a paintbrush that is damp with water, first paint over the lighter pink area of ALL the petals. Then start painting over the dark pink areas slowly. Let your paintbrush strokes pull the colors to just meet. The dark and light pink colors will blend softly.
Work on the next flower, then leaf
Continue in this manner, painting one flower or leaf at a time. Remember to leave time for adjacent elements to dry- or else the colors will bleed into each other.
Vary the shapes of your leaves and flowers
Paint different shapes of petals, make some flowers larger some smaller. Vary the greens you use for the leaves- maybe add some blue to a few of the leaves to change the color.
Add the rainbow background
The taped edges comes really handy here. Start by applying your marker color along the tape edge- going in the ROYGVIB order. Then using your paintbrush, paint the area around the flowers and leave with JUST WATER! Slowly drag the marker color into the water and mix. Blend the colors of the rainbow as you go.
Peel off the tape
Peel off the tape to reveal those crisp white areas
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorials friends! Let me know in the comments below what you think of these Rainbow Florals 🙂
more Rainbow Art Tutorials:
- Scrape Painting Tutorial
- Rainbow Hand Lettering Tutorial
- Watercolor Raindrops Tutorial
- Watercolor Splash Tutorial With 2 Videos
- How To Paint Colorful Watercolor Circles
- Rainbow Pixel Art Tutorial
- Rainbow Galaxy Tutorial