Painting Florals with Gouache: An Introduction to Creating Beautiful Botanical Artwork

Painting Florals with Gouache: An Introduction to Creating Beautiful Botanical Artwork

by Vidhi Khandelwal


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Learn the Art of Gouache with Easy-to-Paint, Stunning Floral Designs

Let your creativity bloom with this inspiring step-by-step guide to painting lush roses, delicate daisies, blossoming cacti and more. Gouache makes it easy to create rich, bright colors for an impressive impact in just a few strokes. This forgiving medium is great for beginners, as well as watercolor artists looking for a bold, new way to create stunning artwork that pops. Vidhi Khandelwal, founder of The Ink Bucket art and stationery brand, guides you each step of the way through simple techniques to recreate her signature florals. Use your new skills to begin a daily art habit, create stunning compositions to brighten up your home and add a personal touch to homemade cards and gifts.

With a trove of traceable flower sketches right in the book, you can focus on your painting journey without worrying about how to draw every line. Along with the essential strokes, you’ll learn simple shading methods for realistic petals, and lovely layering techniques to add fullness and texture in each blossom. Bring your project to life with fun details like veined leaves and colorful backgrounds, and even venture into floral hand lettering. Whether you’re looking to boost your painting skills or enjoy a relaxing new hobby, this book provides a refreshing creative escape.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645671282
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 717,082
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Vidhi Khandelwal is an illustrator and the creator of the art and lifestyle brand The Ink Bucket. She has collaborated with brands such as Levi’s and Myntra, and her work has been featured by publications such as BuzzFeed, Grazia and Ballpit magazine. She lives in Bangalore, India.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Getting Started with Gouache 11

Tools and Materials 13

Color Theory 16

Painting Techniques 18

Wild Flower Meadow 23

Floral Spray 24

Mixed Round Berries 28

Delicate Phlox 32

Lavender and Daisy 36

Meadow in Bloom 40

Romantic Garden 45

A Rose Bunch 46

Black-Eyed Susan 50

Anemone and Poppy Garden 54

Magnolia Branch 58

Holiday Floral 62

Tropical Botanicals 67

Hibiscus 68

Mighty Protea 72

Anthurium Pattern 76

Graphic Monstera 80

Succulents 85

Bunny Ears Cactus 86

Blooming Torch Cacti 90

Terrarium 94

Botanical Typography 101

Floral Letter 102

Floral Word 106

Floral Quote 110

Artwork Sketches 115

Acknowledgments 135

About the Author 137

Index 139

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