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Expressive Floral Painting with Acrylic Paint

A course by Sonal Nathwani , Painter

Painter. Vienna, Austria.
Joined September 2021

Explore drawing and painting techniques to boost your illustration skills, creating botanical compositions with colored pencils, acrylics and crayons.

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98% positive reviews (132)
4982 students
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  • Explore drawing and painting techniques to boost your illustration skills, creating botanical compositions with colored pencils, acrylics and crayons.

    “Infinitely inspired by nature, I hope my signature abstract florals embrace the power of color, a free spirit, and the beauty of imperfection.”

    Inspiration comes in many shapes, colors, and sizes. Painter Sonal Nathwani finds it sprinkled throughout nature, from a glistening meadow to a blossoming flower. You can see her passion for the natural world in her work for clients like Anthropologie, Target, SAMSUNG, and Marks & Spencer.

    In this online course, learn how to compose floral illustrations using pencils, crayons, and acrylic colors. Discover creative techniques to capture the beauty of nature and conquer the blank page. Are you ready to unleash your artistic potential?

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    14 lessons & 19 downloads

    Materials
    2 minutes, 59 seconds
    Color
    12 minutes, 12 seconds
    Composition
    7 minutes, 13 seconds
    Drawing with Charcoal
    4 minutes, 51 seconds
    • 98% positive reviews (132)
    • 4982 students
    • 14 lessons (1h 40m)
    • 19 additional resources (8 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

    What is this course's project?

    Create a floral painting across two pages of your sketchbook

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    This course is for anyone interested in improving their illustration techniques, from absolute beginners to experienced artists who want to develop a looser style of painting.

    Requirements and materials

    No previous experience required.

    To take this course, you need a sketchbook, pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, acrylic paints, crayons, brushes, and real flowers.


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    Sonal Nathwani

    A course by Sonal Nathwani

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    Born in Malawi, Africa to Indian parents, Sonal Nathwani grew up in England and now lives with her family in Vienna, Austria. She’s drawn and painted for as long as she can remember, with only a short pause while she studied finance at university. Her love of art was rekindled by an opportunity to study at the renowned Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence, Italy. This pivotal experience ultimately led her to leave a career in finance to pursue her passion for painting.

    She now spends her time painting and creating art for various markets and companies including Minted, Artfully Walls, Hallmark, Marks & Spencer, Anthropologie, Samsung, as well as for private collections worldwide. She also enjoys teaching small groups in her studio. In the past, she’s collaborated with florists and led floral painting workshops in Italy and the USA.


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • About Me
      • Influences
    • U2

      Introducing Sketchbook Florals

      • Materials
      • The Importance of Keeping Sketchbooks
      • Color
      • Composition
    • U3

      Bringing the Flowers to the Paper

      • Drawing Flowers and Leaves in Pencil
      • Drawing with Charcoal
      • Crayons on a Colored Background
    • U4

      Developing the Project

      • Preparing the Background Color
      • Pencil Sketching the Composition
      • Choosing the Colors
      • Painting the Flowers and Leaves with Acrylics
      • Adding Details with Crayons and Colored Pencils
    • FP

      Final project

      • Botanical Illustration of Floral Acrylic Paintings

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    Expressive Floral Painting with Acrylic Paint. Illustration course by Sonal Nathwani Best seller

    Expressive Floral Painting with Acrylic Paint

    A course by Sonal Nathwani
    Painter. Vienna, Austria.
    Joined September 2021
    • 98% positive reviews (132)
    • 4982 students