Floral Illustration and Pattern Design

A course by Tatiana Boyko
Artist and Illustrator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined April 2015
, Artist and Illustrator

Explore the beauty of nature by using experimental painting techniques to create a unique collection of floral illustrations

  • 98% Positive reviews (55)
  • 1245 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore the beauty of nature by using experimental painting techniques to create a unique collection of floral illustrations

  • 98% Positive reviews (55)
  • 1245 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (2h 12m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

A certain magic happens when nature meets digital art. Illustrator Tatiana Boyko combines classic floral painting techniques with digital illustration to create beautiful patterns for prints and products. Get inspired by nature and learn how to create unique floral illustrations with traditional paint and Photoshop.

Conquer the blank page using different methods and exercises to determine your unique voice. Discover how you can transform your designs into finished pieces and create your own collection of prints, stationery and patterns.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Finding Your Style: Experimenting
  • U3
    U3. Preparation for the Final Artwork
  • U4
    U4. Working on the Final Art
  • U5
    U5. Application and Reproduction of the Artwork
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by meeting Tatiana Boyko, a professional artist and illustrator based in London. Learn about her journey to becoming a professional illustrator and take a look at some of her most important work. Learn about her influences and cover the first steps of getting started with Tatiana’s methodology.

Discover Tatiana’s creative process for choosing the right flower. Lose the fear of the white page by experimenting freely. Make various sketches of your design and explore different materials like crayons, color pencils and paint. See which technique inspires you most and use it for your first draft.

With some basic sketches completed, Tatiana guides you to create a composition layout. Learn how to create a strong color palette based on the colors that inspire you. Paint the final piece following Tatiana’s method and see how the steps learned up to this point can help nurture your artistic style.

It’s time to bring your work into Photoshop. Explore the different tools to modify the scale, space, complexity, and direction of your work. See how adjusting your color palette can create mood and depth. Learn about the best way to paint light and shadows for your flowers.

Then, Tatiana shows you how to turn a standalone piece into a pattern and apply it to a mockup. Discover how to export your artwork and apply it to postcards, prints, cups, and other consumer products. Get some final tips on creating a rapport for your patterns and sharing your artwork with clients or online.

What is this course's project?

Create your own floral illustration and turn it into a print, a postcard, or a pattern for gift wrapping paper.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for designers, illustrators, artists, or anyone interested in exploring floral illustration, pattern design, and color.

What you need

For this course, no previous knowledge is necessary.

You will need a computer with Photoshop and access to a scanner. You will also need art supplies of your choice. This can include brushes, paper, paints, crayons, pencils, or markers.


1245 Students
55 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Tatiana Boyko

A course by Tatiana Boyko

Artist and Illustrator

Tatiana Boyko is a Russian illustrator who was born and raised in Spain. Based in South London since 2015, her colorful background is reflected in her work through a concise collection of stylistic influences. She is known for her contemporary multi-medium aesthetic inspired by nature, botanical drawings, folk art and Victorian pattern design.

Her distinctive style is showcased through book projects and editorial, packaging, and surface design. She is represented by Central Illustration Agency and her client list includes Walker Books, Vanity Fair France, Sheffield Children Hospital, The Boston Globe, Dragonfly Tea, Carluccio’s, and Kenzo.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Finding Your Style: Experimenting

    • Choosing Your Subject
    • Exploring Materials
    • Sketching the Subject, Finding Your Style
  • U3

    Preparation for the Final Artwork

    • Composition
    • Colour Palette
    • Painting the Elements
  • U4

    Working on the Final Art

    • Scanning and Processing Digitally
    • Arranging the Composition
    • Finishing Touches
  • U5

    Application and Reproduction of the Artwork

    • Applications and Reproductions of the Artwork
    • Turning a Stand Alone Pice into a Pattern 1
    • Turning a Stand Alone Pice into a Pattern 2
    • Preparing and Exporting the Files for Print
    • Mock-ups
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Floral Illustration and Pattern Design

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Floral Illustration and Pattern Design. A Illustration course by Tatiana Boyko

Floral Illustration and Pattern Design

A course by Tatiana Boyko
Artist and Illustrator. London, United Kingdom.
Joined April 2015
  • 98% Positive reviews (55)
  • 1245 students