AUTOPLAY
Tulip Composition in Watercolour
23 steps
For this activity, choose your preferred paper size. This is 15cm x 15cm.
1. For this activity, choose your preferred paper size. This is 15cm x 15cm.
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Gather your other materials: a ruler, pencil, Sharpie, water cup, paintbrush, watercolours.
2. Gather your other materials: a ruler, pencil, Sharpie, water cup, paintbrush, watercolours.
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Using pencil, begin to add tulips to your page. Your tulips can show multiple petals or just a few.
3. Using pencil, begin to add tulips to your page. Your tulips can show multiple petals or just a few.
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Add more tulips in. They have a gentle, sloping shape and can go in different directions.
4. Add more tulips in. They have a gentle, sloping shape and can go in different directions.
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Begin to add stems in. Go to the edge of the page.
5. Begin to add stems in. Go to the edge of the page.
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Continue to add stems in and leaves. Try to fill in your spaces with leaves, stems or flowers.
6. Continue to add stems in and leaves. Try to fill in your spaces with leaves, stems or flowers.
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Remember that your stems should connect to a flower and go to the bottom of the page.
7. Remember that your stems should connect to a flower and go to the bottom of the page.
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The leaves might extend off the page too.
8. The leaves might extend off the page too.
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Draw a line down the middle of your leaves if you wish.
9. Draw a line down the middle of your leaves if you wish.
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If you have a Sharpie, go over your lines.
10. If you have a Sharpie, go over your lines.
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You will use a darkish red/orange to fill in the areas where you imagine shadows.
11. You will use a darkish red/orange to fill in the areas where you imagine shadows.
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You will use a medium orange to fill in some of your petals and a yellow or yellow/orange as well.
12. You will use a medium orange to fill in some of your petals and a yellow or yellow/orange as well.
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The darkest areas create the illusion of shadows. Yellow creates a nice contrast/highlight.
13. The darkest areas create the illusion of shadows. Yellow creates a nice contrast/highlight.
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After filling in your petals, work on the leaves and stems.
14. After filling in your petals, work on the leaves and stems.
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Use your darkest green where you want shadow.
15. Use your darkest green where you want shadow.
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Fill in other areas of the stems and leaves with a lighter green or mix yellow with the green.
16. Fill in other areas of the stems and leaves with a lighter green or mix yellow with the green.
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When the paint is wet it blends together.
17. When the paint is wet it blends together.
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In the gaps between flowers and stems use blue or a colour of your choice.
18. In the gaps between flowers and stems use blue or a colour of your choice.
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You have created a quick, but effective watercolour composition!
19. You have created a quick, but effective watercolour composition!
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You can darken up some areas if you wish.
20. You can darken up some areas if you wish.
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Cut out a larger piece of white paper. I cut a square (20 cm x 20 cm).
21. Cut out a larger piece of white paper. I cut a square (20 cm x 20 cm).
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Once your artwork is dry, glue it to the white paper to create a frame.
22. Once your artwork is dry, glue it to the white paper to create a frame.
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Consider how you could try this activity with other art materials!
23. Consider how you could try this activity with other art materials!
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