How to Paint Realistic Florals
Intro: Welcome and What to Expect – 8:54
Part 1: Establishing Layout and First Color – 1:18:21
Part 2: Water Drops Details and Shadows – 1:08:08
Part 3: Water Drops Wrap Up – 2:40
Part 4: Adding in Out of Focus Background – 1:41:10
Part 5: Adding in the Stems and Final Shadows – 1:41:10
Part 6: Closing Remarks and Review – 1:40
Welcome to intro to How to Paint Realistic Florals by Noah Elias. This masterclass will provide you the fast-track skills to create jaw-dropping flowers. These techniques can be applied whether you use pencils, charcoal, oils or acrylics. However, my main approach and medium is airbrush so you will be seeing my formula and step by step approach.
What to expect: When I was younger I would spend time in my Grandmothers rose garden. I decided one day to photograph the inside of a rose. I wanted the images to be larger than life but almost like you were a bug living inside one of these majestic creations.
This masterclass will reveal my approach to lighting and shadows with just a couple of colors. You will be watching over my shoulder during one of my real-life commissioned paintings. You will then have the chance to apply this same technique in your own project. Below, you will find a comprehensive list which includes all materials needed to accomplish this project in your own studio.
Don’t have any materials yet? Don’t worry, I have you handled. Just read below and you can order your materials from the right sources. I would watch the masterclass a few times to gain insight into what you are going to be needing. Then, order the needed paints and material to then rewatch and do it step by step with me. We can do this together and go at your pace! This will provide you with peace of mind and confidence.
A word from Noah: I once had a student ask, “How do you paint water? I had to confess to him that I don’t paint water; I paint what I see in the image. Just shapes and values. After a while, it looks like water, a flower or a face.
My friend, If you have been looking to learn tricks and special effects with your painting, you’ve arrived at the right place. In this masterclass, you’ll understand flowers and how to create them out of thin air. (excuse the pun)
*Note: If you are a beginner I would encourage you to first take the Intro To Airbrushing course to get your fundamentals down to ensure your confidence when attempting to dive into these techniques. However, you might just want to sit back and watch to gain an understanding of what’s needed to achieve this level of execution.
Pro tip: The key to this technique is to look and match your reference. Matching the lighting patterns and shadows is paramount to the realism of the image. If you guess and “make up” random strokes you can easily cancel out the believability of your work.
What you will discover:
- How you should mix your colors
- How to read lighting in the image
- How to properly highlight and shade your water drops
- How to create out of focus backgrounds
Materials List and the Resources You will need for this course.
Once you enroll, you will receive access to a comprehensive materials list as well as links to my sources to purchase.
You will need:
- Compressor or air source to power your airbrush
- Board, canvas or paper to practice on
- Frisket masking film for final project
- Easel or table to paint on
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Noah Elias is the founder and CEO of Great Flood Publishing Inc. and Noah Studios Inc.. Noah was Voted Top 25 Artist in the World by Art Business News Magazine and is the creator of “The Kid In Me™” which tells the adventures of the kid in each of us through the eyes of a child. His previous projects include Lexus, Toyota, MTV, Microsoft. Noah was recently voted by Microsoft as one of the 10 most influential companies under 10 employees. Noah is the founder of Noah University which helps equip and empower entrepreneurs into a successful business and lifestyle. Noah is the author of the best selling book “Speed Bumps” and the life transforming book “#Fearhunters” which helps people remove fear and shame from their life so they may live in their true identity and calling. Noah’s creations have grown to partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Costco as well as Lucas Film Ltd..