Watercolour Basics: Leaves + Wreaths

Staff June 19, 2017 29

This Friday’s tutorial is an intro to watercolour through the painting of leaves and wreaths. If you’ve never tried watercolours before painting simple shapes like …



  1. erin koenig December 22, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    This was great! So helpful, thank you 🙂

  2. Francine Rae December 26, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    What paper are you using? What if there is no watercolor paper here in ph? what is the alternate?

  3. viridian December 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I would love to watch your tutorial, but half of the details are washed out because of the too strong light / camera angle.

    Also, I wish you'd have mentioned it somewhere that the actual tutorial, leaves and wreaths, starts at 3:44. It's fine if you want to chat or talk about stuff in the begging, just point out when the actual thing you say in the title starts at for those who are there just for that.

    And I'm not a fan of your brush holding. I know you know it is not the correct way, but you probably learned to hold your brush when you were a kid and it just stuck. But it can cause a lot of unpleasant stuff, for example carpal tunnel syndrome, since you move your whole wrist instead of just your fingers. 🙁

  4. Akselle Laure December 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Amazing !

  5. Kandice Heller January 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous. You just talked me into ordering all kinds of watercolor supplies. I'm going to try watercolors now. Like I need another project. Sigh. It's so beautiful I can't help myself.

  6. Min A January 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Shayda, love your tutorial. very relaxing and chilled out. thank you 🙂

  7. Kate Mugot February 12, 2017 at 6:04 am - Reply

    im your 70,000th subscriber yaay!! ?

  8. Sufi Mohamed February 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I made it and it turned out really pretty

  9. Samantha Leck February 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I found this extremely helpful! Will be subscribing and looking forward to learning more from you as I continue on my watercolor (and art in general…) adventures! 🙂

  10. heymimi1990 February 22, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    you have gotten me interested in illustration! ive been practicing lots lately. I own an online store where I sell paintings done by me and you guys can check it out here! http://www.themimigallery.weebly.com

  11. Crystal Moore February 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    so cool!!!!!!

  12. Jung Mi Park March 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Why didn't I saw this much earlier? Sighs This is amazing, I really need this type because I'm into Calligraphy and bothered by making Backgrounds.

  13. Jane Yang March 8, 2017 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I was always so wary of watercolour, but the way you explain all the concepts … somehow you make it sound so much more fun and interesting! Thank you for your wonderful teaching, Shayda!

  14. Constance Hildebrand March 9, 2017 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Super fun!

  15. GCB March 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Please, subtitles in Portuguese!! <3

  16. marvona March 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Congrats ?✳?✳?✳

  17. pianistgg88 April 5, 2017 at 4:09 am - Reply

    This is so pretty!!!! ??

  18. Trin4X April 20, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I love this! Except to me it looks like there's a lack of greenery at the very bottom. I am definitely going to try this however! ^-^

  19. Shivangi Rathi April 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    wow love your illustrations and watercolor videos…you explain it very well….I wanted to ask you which watercolor paper should beginners use?

  20. embroiderpiccies April 28, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Really lovely – you make it accessible. Thanks

  21. Jillian lea May 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    i was using mixed media tto keep my options open but just got 140 pound weight because it just akes a huge difference with the watercolor ..and for my greeting cards i need quality paper …

  22. Rosol Hamdi May 10, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Are you Canadian, I love your accent!

  23. Creative Planet Janet May 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    What a delightful teacher and lovely lady you are! I feel inspired and confident to do a last-minute Mother's Day card now.

  24. nicoleskey May 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the tips, you're very thorough when explaining?

  25. intan delaila May 25, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply


  26. Żaklina Organek May 30, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Awesome tutorial. I am here for the first time. I've already started to paint with watercolors. It will help me a lot 🙂

  27. Abigail Hardin June 6, 2017 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh you are so talented I love this so much!!!

  28. Mira Mar June 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the video, it's a beautiful reath indeed ! i am glad that now i know how to draw it ! just one point, the corner where you're putting the camera and the light coming from the right side makes it hard to see what you're painting sometimes, i wish if you could find a solution for that 🙂

  29. Sabrin faziera June 17, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

    its looks so easy ?

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