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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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!