In today's tutorial, I'm going to touch on the subject of soft watercolor roses. There is something charming about these pretty blush watercolor roses and that high contrast with the dark green leaves. Let's learn how to paint them.

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How to paint a soft watercolor rose bouquet by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio
How to paint a soft watercolor rose bouquet by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 1: Plan your composition. An odd number of main elements and in this case here, soft watercolor roses work really well. 

Step 2: Continue painting the watercolor roses the same way varying the size of the flowers to create interest. The blush watercolor roses are meant to be quite soft hence, whatever hue you take, make sure the value is lower. Bringing down a value means less pigment in comparison to water.

Step 3: Since this is a bouquet, the lower part of the composition will have stems bunched up together. As you move upwards, you’re going to increase the number of leaves.

Step 4: Keep adding leaves till you get a nice bunch that envelope the blush watercolor roses. Remember that whenever you create a composition, it’s based on balance. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same way. But, it is always good to understand when to stop so that you don’t overcrowd the composition.

And you’ve created a fabulous watercolor rose bouquet! Love it? Don’t forget to give it a go and if you do, let me know in the comments what you think of it.

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