Pastel blooms (Skillshare)

Hi everyone,

I started my 2 free Skillshare months. If you want to try Skillshare as well use this link to get your free 2 months: https://skl.sh/2Bm5XUM

This will be the first post from many to come in which I will tell you about my experience regarding the classes I take and why I recommend or don’t recommend them.

I finished Nina Hidalgo‘s class Pastel Blooms (58 min long class). Although I didn’t have a dagger watercolour brush for this class I made my final project using my round brush and this is my little bloom:

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As I already have a bit of experience with watercolours I knew how to use my round brush to create the same effect as the dagger brush. If you are a total beginner I do recommend trying the class with a dagger brush as it will help you create those fine lines easier and control the pressure of the brush better. Also if you use a dagger brush you can create the gradient effect much better and easier.

The class starts with a few exercises so you’ll get used with the brush movement. These are great for beginners and it’s somewhat similar to calligraphy.

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You learn how to form the stems, leaves and petals. I recommend repeating the exercises on a full page. It’s fun and addictive.

The exercise works better on watercolour paper, but if you don’t have that you can use a heavy card (200-250gsm).

 

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