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Vibrant Floral Patterns with Watercolors

A course by Anna Lau
Watercolor Artist. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
, Watercolor Artist

Create colorful watercolor compositions of flowers and learn how to apply them to products

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  • 97% positive reviews (303)
  • 8578 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create colorful watercolor compositions of flowers and learn how to apply them to products



  • 97% positive reviews (303)
  • 8578 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 11m)
  • 7 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Flowers have the power to enhance our mood and uplift any space they adorn. Artist Anna Lau’s floral compositions can brighten up anyone’s day at a glance with their unique color schemes and expressive shapes. What started out as a relaxing side project for Anna has transformed into a successful online business, by creating a range of products with her illustrations to enhance interiors with a cheerful glow.

Discover Anna’s entire process for creating floral patterns, including her expert tips and tricks for adding them to a series of products. Are you ready to step into her colorful universe and create your own illustrated products?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Painting a Floral Pattern
  • U4
    U4. Turning Your Floral Pattern Into a Product
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Anna Lau, see how she started painting floral compositions with watercolors, and where her painting journey has taken her so far. Discover where she finds inspiration and see the artists she admires before getting a summary of what is taught in the course.

Get started with Anna’s recommendations on the best materials for your project and how to use them. Learn some basic watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, and then look for inspiration for your project with Anna’s guidance. Finish the second unit by experimenting with colors and composing your color palette according to the feeling you want to express.

Sketch out some compositional ideas to use as a guide and paint the flowers and leaves for your pattern. Once you have the groundwork done, start painting your final piece using Anna’s step-by-step method.

Next, it’s time to take your watercolor illustration to a digital format. Start by learning the best way to scan your artwork and how to adjust your design in Photoshop so it’s ready to print. Finally, see how to apply your illustrations to a series of products including phone cases, stationery, and more.

What is this course's project?

Create a floral pattern composition with watercolors and apply it to a product or stationery.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for beginning and intermediate-level watercolor painters who would like to explore floral compositional techniques and apply their finished artwork to products.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you will need watercolor paints, watercolor paint brushes in sizes 7, 5, and 2, a white mixing palette (or a ceramic plate), a waterpot, watercolor paper (cold-pressed), and paper towels.


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Anna Lau

A course by Anna Lau

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Watercolor Artist

Anna is a passionate watercolor artist in her free time and a product designer by profession. Although art was her favorite subject at school, it wasn’t until two years ago that she decided to delve into watercolor painting and create free, creative pieces to share on social media.

Since then, Anna hasn’t stopped creating beautiful floral compositions—her Instagram account now has a following of over 35k. Anna’s artwork adorns cards, washi tapes, stickers, and home interiors, all of which can be found in her online Etsy shop.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in this Course?
  • U2

    Materials and Preparation

    • Materials
    • Basic Techniques
    • References and Inspiration
    • Colours
  • U3

    Painting a Floral Pattern

    • Composition
    • Practicing and Preparing the Final Design
    • Creating the Watercolour Floral Pattern 1
    • Creating the Watercolour Floral Pattern 2
  • U4

    Turning Your Floral Pattern Into a Product

    • Scanning Your Work and Editing on Photoshop
    • Adjusting Your Design Ready for Print
    • Examples of Products and Selling
  • FP

    Final project

    • Vibrant Floral Patterns with Watercolors

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Vibrant Floral Patterns with Watercolors. Illustration course by Anna Lau Best seller

Vibrant Floral Patterns with Watercolors

A course by Anna Lau
Watercolor Artist. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
  • 97% positive reviews (303)
  • 8578 students