Practicing working with watercolors. For some reason I've been having the urge to sketch in watercolor, I normally sketch with pen and paper. I must say learning how to paint with watercolor is difficult. The reason why I liked pen and paper is because it's easy for me to control, watercolor is not. Maybe that's why I've been drawn to it lately. Maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something?
My watercolor ladies, do you have any tips? Suggestions? Which brushes do you use? What would you recommend for someone sketching designs with watercolor?
The first step to getting started in becoming a master of painting is to draw everything ! When I first started using watercolors, I drew my breakfast, people in airports, cafes, things in nature, etc. One thing that helped me loosen up tremendously was gesture drawing. Drawing the figure loosely in various poses changed the game for me. Once you get the hang of drawing different subjects, your confidence will increase when you approach a blank sheet to start your masterpiece. -
I have a free course of gesture drawing which includes two croquis to use as a template. If you’re struggling with using watercolors and inks loosely, this will help! The link is in my bio to sign up!💜🌸
Seguimos preparándonos para pintar, por eso hoy les voy a contar un poco sobre los formatos en que podemos encontrar las acuarelas..
🎨en pomo, 🎨en pastilla, 🎨Acuarela líquida y marcadores acuarelables..
..Particularmente me gusta trabajar más con acuarelas en pomo; siento que tengo mayor facilidad en poner la cantidad de color y además no corro el riesgo de que se mezclen los tonos al usarlos..A su vez, puedo controlar mejor la cantidad de agua que necesito para cada #pincelada
Las pastillas son cómodas para sacarlas a pasear, super prácticas; vienen en set de metal o plástico; en cambio al momento de usar varios colores hay que tener cuidado de no manchar uno con otro. Generalmente se usan para pequeños trabajos.
Las acuarelas en pomo, sirven para realizar trabajos extensos, suelen ser más cremosas y los colores logran mantenerse limpios y también vienen en set o individuales..
Si de colores intensos hablamos, las acuarelas líquidas son geniales..esa es su principal característica..y por último hay unos marcadores que funcionan muy bien para lettering como para hacer detalles en tus proyectos..
Hay algo muy importante..ni bien tengas tus acuarelas, arma la paleta de color para que puedas ver como son en realidad los colores, su nivel de transparencia y como reaccionan al papel....😉
Asi que ahora a buscar las acuarelas..probá y combiná los diferentes formatos para que puedas elegir lo más cómodo para vos!💪💪
Y si ya las usas..qué formato preferis o sos de combinar ambos? Armaste tu carta de color?..
Que tengas buen lunes!
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Eu e a Mia fizemos um vídeo sobre guia de materiais para aquarela! 🎨
Nele a gente fala algumas dicas sobre como escolher os seus papéis, tintas, pincéis e também sobre qualidade do material e algumas marcas disponíveis no mercado. 😉
Link do vídeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IbBfYXTeY8
Esperamos que o vídeo ajude bastante em especial quem está começando! 😆
Qualquer dúvida ou sugestão, só falar com a gente!
Se você está aprendendo a desenhar e está experimentando novos materiais, dá uma olhadinha no canal da Mia GB do YouTube. Lá tem varias dicas de pintura, desenho, composição e speedpaint. Vai te ajudar bastante! 😉
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"If you hear a voice within you saying, ”You are not a painter,” then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent van Gogh
Here’s a quick little video on how I make skin tones! For a long time I’d just use a peach color but that’s super limiting when it comes to not just different skin tones on different people but also different skin tones in different parts of the face! I use Red, Yellow and White and water it down for pale skin tones, for darker skin tones I use more Blue, Green and Burnt Sienna, and then for shadows of the face I usually use more blue or green also! I tend to use red more around the eyes and nose and yellow more around high lighted areas of the face (im not sure if that’s how facial tones are supposed to be but it’s how I like to use those colors) I’m sure most people use this method but I JUST learned from doing some research a couple months ago so I hope this is a tiny bit helpful :)
⚡️ANSWER the 🤔 Question in the Comments 👇 if you wish to be added to the Draw to win the 8 x 10 PDF/JPEG of the final painting. You can comment once/post until the final 👑 Every Girl Is A Princess 4: Beauty and the Beast 👑 Post.
🎨The Process: Part 4 — PAINTING
Some watercolor painting tips:
1. If you want your colors to stay bright, mix them sparingly. The more you mix colors, the more you lose saturation.
2. Do not be afraid to invent lighting. It is more important to tell the story than to have accurate lighting. 3D art requires more realistic lighting. In my illustration, I darkened Beauty’s skirt. I wanted the brightest light to be around her face. I did not include strong cast shadows, or occlusion, because I did not want to draw the eye to those areas. Remember, the most contrasting part of the image is what stands out first.
3. To get the clearest colors: mix watercolor in a tray, then allow the pigment to settle for a moment. Skim your clean brush over the surface of the water and paint in layers. I show this method in an IGTV video.
This time I did not use gold leaf, but acrylic paint for the gold touches. It allowed for better control.
Note, watercolor is translucent, not transparent. Therefor, I had to redraw all the lines. 😁✍🏻😵 That took about 6 hours.
🤔 What are your favourite watercolor brushes: brand, shape, and sizes? 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hands down the best brushes I own are Windsor & Newton Series 7. I was lucky to find them once at a liquidation sale. They are super expensive, but what a difference. They hold more color, create sharper lines, very smooth... I’m saving to get another one. I usually paint with round brushes, but I like to use a flat brush for painting big empty spaces (like a cloudless sky).
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Studied one of my favorite color combinations. 🌞🌏
Someone I found on YouTube had the brilliant idea to uses these weird silicone makeup brushes to apply watercolor masking fluid and I am FOR IT. These "brushes" are amazing and the dry masking fluid pulls right off!!! I wish I could link to them and give them credit but I can't find the channel. #watercolorpractice #maskingfluidwatercolor #watercolortips
🇷🇺👆Milly Acharya, 1951-2019
Urmilla (Milly) Acharya, botanical artist, teacher died 27 February 2019. Born March 31, 1951 in Delhi, India, she received her B.A. with Honors from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University in 1969. She was accepted, in 1978, to Syracuse University and in 1991 she received her M.A. in Education.
Her true calling had been found in illustration; specifically, botanical illustration utilizing time-honored conventions and traditions.
Milly possessed the unique ability to portray her specimens with both absolute technical precision while simultaneously expressing the very essence of the plant itself. As a result, her illustrations very nearly illuminate themselves, yet reward the viewer with detail worthy of inspection through a magnifying glass (one was always at hand at any of her gallery showings).
This excellence was recognized many times throughout her career through numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in botanical art from the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Diane Bouchier Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in botanical art.
Those who knew Milly are invited to a celebration of her life at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center in the Cornell Botanic Gardens on May 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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I started with the furthest building with lightest tone, then the roofs, subsequently the dark shadows on left with violet, blue and red hues of sepia. .
Lifting done with stiff brush for the second floor of the building, while the lifting of ground floor pillars was done with edges of my starbuck card (a bunny shaped card, just because there both rounded and sharp edge on a single card and it makes things easier) 🤭 shadow of the third floor is done with dry brush techniques. The end result also depends on the amount of water and the timing of landing each and single brush strokes. (Well nothing is wrong in art by the way, some artist prefer to paint the darkest side first) .
Planning a painting process in your mind is essential and it requires a lot of practises, because if I had done it in different way/steps, the end result would definitely looks different. That is why it is almost impossible to recreate the exactly same watercolor painting again and that is why every single piece is priceless. .
Well this is a long post, thanks for reading, if you would like me to demo some of the technique may be I will find time to record a video. 😁
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