Since I have figured out how to make gradients (with the help of my awesome mentor fl1eger), I thought that a small guide might come in handy.
We start off with applying base colors. I use Vallejo purple and royal blue, as you can see on the left petal
Next we apply a bit of white on the tip of the petal (you don’t need to be accurate):
Next, we use heavily diluted purple to cover our white mark on the tip. Then I used a darked shade of purple, which was Vallejo Heavy Violet. After that we apply black colour, heavily diluted too, at the stem of the petal.
Tip: if you are not sure of what the consistence of your paint should be, wipe the brush against your skin or fingernail. The colour trace left by the brush should be weak and semi-transparent.
As you can see, the colour shift is vivid, which we do not need, so we apply more and more thin layers of paint to make it look smoother. Again, more water, less pigment.
After finishing this part, we may practise on something tougher. It all works with the same principle. just add water and don’t be afraid to ruin everything. It can easily be fixed.
And your gradient is done! You’re awesome!
And I still have a lot of other details to work on.