Silhouettes can be a lot of fun to make.And if it’s floral themed,even more so.I can assure that you will be a pro at making floral silhouettes after reading this tutorial.Confused about what that is?You don’t have to search elsewhere. Just read this easy floral watercolor silhouette tutorial and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

floral watercolor silhouette tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Spring was welcomed warmly this month.Although in some places it isn’t hugely evident .It’s been rainy and gloomy where I stay but I can feel spring in the air.It’s just around the corner waiting to make an appearance.However short ! Last week, I showed you a DIY on spring themed watercolor easter eggs. Today I’m going to show you another fun Easter project using watercolors.So let’s get started with this week’s post on floral watercolor silhouette tutorial.

Materials you will need:-

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Rabbit outline template
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Palette
  • Water

Step 1:First you need to print out an outline of a rabbit. I found this cute template here.There are plenty of free templates available online. You can also print out egg shapes if you wish. Next, you need to trace the outline of the rabbit onto watercolor paper. I placed the drawing against the window and roughly traced the outline.

floral watercolor silhouette tutorial

Step 2: The outline I’ve drawn is very light,so it isn’t really evident in the image below. Now we’re going to fill inside the rabbit shape with flowers and leaves. Start painting leaves by following the outline.Draw a small branch and paint leaves emerging from it. I painted freehand for this tutorial. You may draw roughly with a pencil before painting if you’re not confident enough.Paint tiny flower buds inside the rabbit randomly changing direction.Fill inside with single leaves and branches.

floral watercolor silhouette tutorial

floral watercolor silhouette tutorial


Step 3:Make a flower shape by painting leaf shape petals.Paint three leaf shapes and wait for it to dry.Dilute the color slightly and paint two more leaf shapes in between the first three. You will see a small flower starting to form. I stuck to the colors crimson,red and yellow keeping in mind the spring theme.Continue painting leaves, buds and flowers inside the shape.Vary the colors of the buds and flowers to cut monotony.

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After filling the entire rabbit shape, you will see the floral silhouette form. All you need to now is frame it up and put up on your mantle or table for display. You are sure to have friends and family look at you in awe when you say that you created it.

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floral watercolor silhouette tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

What do you think?

Did you think this was a fun yet unique watercolor silhouette tutorial?What other tutorials would you love to see from me?Don’t forget to share your interpretation on Instagram with the hashtag #makeinkstruck. I would love to see!

Cheers until next time!


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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.


    1. Hi Missy. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I love making tutorials for my lovely readers. I do think we learn a great deal more when we share our bits of knowledge to others 🙂

    1. Thanks kindly Amanda ! Trust me when I tell you it’s not difficult at all. I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly if you give it a go. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Watercolors are my favorite too currently. I used to be terrified of using them because I thought I would be horrible at it. Thank you so much for your kinds words. 🙂

  1. Beautiful and you make it simple and easy. I’ll use the technique but I am terrified from water colours. Will use Gouache instead and will hashtag ‘makeinkstruck’. Thank you

    1. How kind of you Leila! I would love to see a gouache version. In fact I’m scared of gouache . I think I wouldn’t be too good with it. I’ll be on the look out for your post. 🙂 Thanks so much !

  2. I love the floral bunny silhouette! I want to try it or something similar soon. Trees and flowers are my “thing”, so I should be able to do something acceptable. Thanks for the idea.

      1. Thank you so much for replying! So many don’t bother. I gave your name to my sister. She’s really an artist and is a good calligrapher, so you two will have a lot in common. I hope she’ll follow-up

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