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Sketching and drawing spring flowers with Soft Pastels

Lessons

Explaining what this Art Class is all about.

A general overview of the materials we will use in this Art Class. Each session has a specific video on that too.

Introducing what we do in this section.

The materials you need for this section. You can also download the booklet with references you may need for this section.

Our first step.... drawing some leaves.

What are leaves without a flower?

In the spring it can still snow, let's add that to enhance our scene a bit.

Let's draw our first more detailed single flower.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.

Instead of creating some flowers first, we're going to add a background for texture effects.

Blocking is a special technique you can use to get started with drawing an object with soft pastel.

Flowers don't float in the air, let's addd the stalks.

Since we're creating a scene, let's add some rocks.

Crocus flowers have leaves, let's add them.

Next step for the flowers is defining them.

After the flowers the rocks now need some details too.

Let's add a bit more interest to this drawing by adding a fence in the background.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.

The materials you need for this section. You can also download the booklet with references you may need for this section.

A quick example of how to do a background in case you don't have colored paper. If you have colored paper, you can skip this lesson. We'll do more in-depth backgrounds in the next session.

The first step for the flower in the foreground

Detailing this first flower.

Floating flowers again? No way, let's add the stalk.

Drawing the second Flower.

Adding some basic shadows and highlights to the flowers.

Adding some deeper shadows for contrast.

To enhance the composition a bit, we're going to add a leaf.

I'm not totally happy with the shape of the first flower, this lessons shows how to correct your work.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.

The materials you need for this section. You can also download the booklet with references you may need for this section.

Let's create some interesting dark backgrounds ourselves, instead of relying on the paper color only.

What's a background without some flowers? Right, empty, so let's add flowers to some of the backgrounds.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.

The materials you need for this section. You can also download the booklet with references you may need for this section.

We need to cover the black nicely with color.

Let's make this flower a bit more pretty.

The drawing is a bit flat at the moment, let's do something about that.

Starting to look good, but we can do better.

Let's get to the heart of the matter.

A completely black background might be a bit boring, let's add a little color to it.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.

The materials you need for this section. You can also download the booklet with references you may need for this section.

Let's start with drawing the Background. Later on that will be hard to do. We're also going to draw the first tulip.

To make the tulips really stand out from the paper, we'll add some flowers for contrast.

It's not a field with tulips yet, let's make sure it will be.

Time to finish this drawing by adding some more contrast.

Each section will have a project that will help you to recap what we've learned and practice to grow even more confident in it.
 

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