Botanical Watercolor Illustration
Intermediate | 1 hour 9 min
Feel inspired by the natural world with California-based watercolorist Jess Park of Jeshy Park. Use a simple monoline pen to build up single strokes that make up the basics of botanicals. Begin with stems, leaves and easy blossoms, then progress to more complex, layered florals. Finally, lettering takes the forefront when you write a phrase, draw a floral wreath around it, and add watercolor accents.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in 03 and 01
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen
  • Princeton Heritage brush, round 6 or 10
  • Pencil
  • Palette
  • Legion Stonehenge Aqua cold press 140 lb paper
  • Laser level or ruler
  • Jar of water
  • Paper towel
  • PDF with Practice template and reference images
  • Watercolor paints in your desired shades. Jess’s palette includes the following: Daniel Smith watercolors in Carbazole Violet, Ultramarine Violet, Quinacridone Pink, Pyrrol Red, Quinacridone Coral, Organic Vermillion, New Gamboge, Hansa Yellow Medium, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Hooker’s Green, Sap Green, Deep Sap Green, Perylene Green, Mars Yellow, Raw Umber, Payne’s Gray
Learn how to:
  • Illustrate with monoline pens
  • Add watercolor to ink drawings 
  • Use reference photos for drawing flowers
  • Make basic strokes for lettering

What you'll get:
  • A 7-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make botanical watercolor illustrations
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF of reference images and practice sheets
  • Step-by-step instructions from artist Jess Park of Jeshy Park
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
254 users recommended this class to a friend
Yumna Faizal
had a lovely time with all the florals and also the lettering
January 11, 2023
Jenny Smith
Really enjoyed this ~ good length and clear instruction
More than 3 months ago
Marianne Oakes
I really enjoyed this class. The step-by-step process was easy to follow and I just love Jess' calm and soothing voice! I learned a lot and am much more confident in my ability to sketch flowers and leaves. Thanks, Jess for giving me the tools to be a better illustrator.
More than 3 months ago