Christmas wreath in Pen and Watercolour

Julie will show you how to create a Festive wreath card in Pen and Watercolour.
Take photos of Christmas door wreaths for inspiration or create a design inspired by the reference photos below.
You will learn how to approach this subject, starting with a loose ink outline followed by an application of watercolour.

You will need

Ultramarine blue
Winsor blue(green shade)
Transparent yellow
Scarlet lake
Permanent rose
Payne's grey

Size 6 round brush
B pencil
0.3 Staedler Permanent Drawing pen

Watercolour paper:
140lb NOT (a slight texture) card size approx 12.5 x 17.5 cms (5 x 7ins)
Coloured card and double sided tape for mounting the artwork.


Reference photographs

Christmas Wreath idea

Wreath on Doorway

This Christmas wreath could be used as a starting point. Add extra details, baubles or fruit to embellish it!

Alternative wreath on doorway idea

Why not sketch out your own front door and superimpose a wreath ......

Christmas Wreath in Pen and Wash

Student Gallery

Here's some work completed by Julie's students based on this tutorial. 

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