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Botanical Watercolor for Patterns

A course by Isabela Quintes
Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/05/2016
, Artist

Learn how to create patterns out of your watercolor illustrations and apply them to any object

  • Best Seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (226)
  • 5137 students
Botanical Watercolor for Patterns

Learn how to create patterns out of your watercolor illustrations and apply them to any object

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (226)
  • 5137 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (3h 24m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Translating the beauty and diversity of the botanical world into watercolors is the great challenge of the Brazilian artist Isabela Quintes who, in a self-taught way, managed to transform her illustration hobby into a profession and today successfully sells her works on her online store, in addition to collaborating with different brands.

In this course, learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own botanical illustration. Isabela teaches, step by step, how to create a pattern from a composition to apply it to any object, before producing and selling it.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Bringing illustration to life
  • U4
    U4. Painting our elements
  • U5
    U5. Producing stamped objects
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course getting to know Isabela's artistic career, how she started painting with Domestika courses and turned her hobby into a job. She shows you her main influences and explains everything you will see throughout the course.

In the second unit, review all the materials you will use to create your botanical painting. Then, create an inspiring mood board to help you in your creative process and choose your color palette. Learn different watercolor painting techniques and do a series of exercises to loosen your hand and gain confidence.

See the basic structure of the pattern and get to work creating your composition. Start by drawing the botanical elements and then transfer your drawing to the watercolor paper.

The time has come to put into practice the watercolor techniques you learned in the previous units by painting your composition. Isabela shows you how to paint different species of plants that require different techniques such as Alocasia, Banana Leaf, and Monstera Deliciosa.

In the last step, digitize your painting, create your pattern, and do the editing on Adobe Photoshop. Isabela shows you different products on which you can print your work and market it. Finally, she teaches you how to prepare your files for printing.

What is this course's project?

Create a pattern from a botanical watercolor painting to apply to any type of medium (clothing, accessories, stationery, etc.).

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to have their first experience with watercolor or improve their knowledge and learn how to create patterns with their paintings to market them.

What you need

No previous skills in drawing or watercolor are required, but a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended.

As for materials, you will need any kind of watercolor, soft brushes, watercolor paper, pencil, glue, paper towels, water containers, a palette to mix the paint, pencil, ruler, tape, and a computer with Photoshop installed.


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Isabela Quintes

A course by Isabela Quintes


Isabela Quintes is a Brazilian-born artist living in Barcelona, Spain. She studied Fashion Design in Brazil, where she developed professionally until she moved to Spain. The change of air motivated her to try new areas related to the Fine Arts and, in a self-taught way, she started to go deeper into drawing, painting, and watercolor illustration.

In a constant process of investigation and exploration, she translates reality and her imagination into her paintings. Her native country is her main source of inspiration, where there is an enormous wealth of tropical flowers and plants. Isabela’s botanical illustrations often have strong and vibrant colors. In addition to producing her works, she has created other projects, ranging from illustrations and patterns for notebooks and stationery to personalized wedding invitations.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    First steps

    • Necessary materials
    • Mood board creation
    • Palette of colors and shades
    • Basic watercolor exercises and techniques 1
    • Basic watercolor exercises and techniques 2
    • Basic watercolor exercises and techniques 3
  • U3

    Bringing illustration to life

    • Basic structure of the analog pattern for prints
    • Illustrating our elements - Sketch
    • Illustrating our elements - Transferring the sketch
  • U4

    Painting our elements

    • Alocasia in watercolor
    • Banana Leaf in Watercolor
    • Delicious monstera in watercolor
  • U5

    Producing stamped objects

    • Scanning and treating the image in Photoshop
    • Creating the pattern manually in Photoshop
    • Examples of application of prints and marketing of products
    • Choosing objects to stamp and preparing the file for printing
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Botanical watercolor for prints

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Botanical Watercolor for Patterns. A Illustration course by Isabela Quintes Best Seller

Botanical Watercolor for Patterns

A course by Isabela Quintes
Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/05/2016
  • 98% Positive reviews (226)
  • 5137 students