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24 Quick & Easy Winter Christmas Themed Paintings with Watercolours

teacher avatar Geethu Chandramohan, Colourfulmystique - Watercolor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

28 Lessons (10h 39m)
    • 1. Welcome to the Class

      2:56
    • 2. Materials You Need

      6:38
    • 3. Day 01 - 24 Days to Christmas

      20:46
    • 4. Day 02 - 23 Days to Christmas

      23:39
    • 5. Day 03 - 22 Days to Christmas

      25:24
    • 6. Day 04 - 21 Days to Christmas

      21:10
    • 7. Day 05 - 20 Days to Christmas

      28:06
    • 8. Day 06 - 19 Days to Christmas

      27:35
    • 9. Day 07 - 18 Days to Christmas

      28:53
    • 10. Day 08 - 17 Days to Christmas

      24:08
    • 11. Day 09 - 16 Days to Christmas

      26:45
    • 12. Day 10 - 15 Days to Christmas

      27:06
    • 13. Day 11 - 14 Days to Christmas

      20:22
    • 14. Day 12 - 13 Days to Christmas

      24:26
    • 15. Day 13 - 12 Days to Christmas

      28:31
    • 16. Day 14 - 11 Days to Christmas

      26:55
    • 17. Day 15 - 10 Days to Christmas

      28:58
    • 18. Day 16 - 9 Days to Christmas

      28:17
    • 19. Day 17 - 8 Days to Christmas

      29:49
    • 20. Day 18 - 7 Days to Christmas

      25:54
    • 21. Day 19 - 6 Days to Christmas

      27:58
    • 22. Day 20 - 5 Days to Christmas

      23:24
    • 23. Day 21 - 4 Days to Christmas

      24:38
    • 24. Day 22 - 3 Days to Christmas

      24:30
    • 25. Day 23 - 2 Days to Christmas

      27:28
    • 26. Day 24 - Christmas Eve

      21:23
    • 27. All of our paintings

      0:42
    • 28. Merry Christmas!

      12:37
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About This Class

Welcome to this magical Christmas class!

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Christmas is a season of being together, giving and receiving love and kindness from each other. It is also a time to share joy with families and friends. I love spreading joy and happiness around me through art - through my watercolour paintings. I adore the medium of watercolours and the way it keeps me wanting to learn more every time I pick up my brush. I am a watercolour artist and instructor who fell in love with watercolours ever since I can remember. 

As you might have already guessed, this class is all about Christmas!

It is said that it takes 21 days for a hobby to become a habit and what if we could make painting a wonderful habit that we can't give up? This class will help you to build that strong foundation and the daily routine will help you to ignite the artist in you everyday!

We are going to begin our journey painting 24 different small and quick Christmas and winter themed watercolour paintings everyday encouraging a lively Christmas countdown. Each painting will be less than 30 minutes because I want you to be able to fit this into your daily schedule and get in the mood for Christmas. All of the paintings will be beginner friendly so that even if you are a beginner you can paint them effortlessly.

If you are someone who came across this class in just a few days before Christmas or even after Christmas, the class projects covered in this class is surely going to help you polish your watercolour skills. And Christmas never ends, after 25th December its only 364 days left for the next Christmas! There are some winter themed paintings as well which will help you to master the theme.

Join me, and let us have a fun and lovely Christmas!

First, I will take you through the art supplies that you will need for this class. I will also mention all the colours used in each painting before the project starts so that you can be prepared with your watercolour palette. 

If you are watching my class for the first time, then I would highly recommend watching my class on Ultimate Guide to Watercolours which covers all the basic techniques with watercolours.

Wish you a very happy Christmas!

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Geethu Chandramohan

Colourfulmystique - Watercolor Artist

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Every one us dream of travelling the world, exploring new places and cities and capturing those spectacular moments in our memories. Welcome to the first of a series of classes on painting cityscapes and urban landscapes. You are going to tread on an exceptional journey into painting the places in your dreams. We start the series with learning all the elements that make up a cityscape or urban landscape such as buildings, cars, street lamps, lights, people and anything and everything that you can think of and then head over to 7 gorgeous cityscape class projects.

1. Elements of Cityscapes and Urban Landscapes

2. Perspective - Painting Cityscapes and Urban Landscapes with Watercolours

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1. Welcome to the Class: Christmas is a season of being together, a season of giving and receiving love and kindness from each other. It is also a time to share joy and warmth, especially in tough times like these. I love spreading joy and happiness around me through art, through my watercolour paintings. I adore the medium of watercolours and the way it keeps me wanting to learn more, every time I pick up my brush. Hello everyone. I'm Geethu, watercolour artist and instructor who fell in love with watercolours ever since I can remember. You might have guessed by now what this class is all about. Of course, it is about Christmas. It is said that it takes 21 days for a hobby to become a habit. And what if we could make painting a wonderful habit that we can't give up. Today on December the 1st it's 24 days to Christmas. We're going to begin our journey painting a Christmas themed winter painting every day until Christmas. We will paint 24 different small and quick Christmas and winter themed paintings every day from today. 24 because I don't want to overwhelm you with a painting process on Christmas day. That is the day for us to enjoy the lovely Christmas Day with our families and be a part of the festivities. But there will be a surprise for you on Christmas Day. So join me in this quick painting challenge to build that habit in you. If you are someone who came across this class after December 1st, and there are only a few days left to Christmas, then you can still join me. Choose your favourite painting among the projects, and join me in this countdown to Christmas. Each painting will be less than 30 minutes because I want you to be able to fit this into your daily schedule and get in the mood for Christmas. First, I will take you through the art materials we need. Before we start each painting. I will take you through the galleries that we need for that day so that you can be prepared with your watercolour palette. Are you a person who is just beginning your watercolour journey? Don't worry. All of these paintings are going to be quick and will give you a deeper idea about different techniques, as well as fill your hearts with everything related to Christmas. Isn't December, you favourite month of the year. It is mine. Join me in this class, and let us welcome Santa with our wonderful paintings. 2. Materials You Need: Let us have a look at all the art supplies that you will need for this class. It's absolutely alright, if you don't have the exact same materials that I'm using, you can join me with the most basic watercolour paints, paper, and brushes that you have. So first, let us have a look at the paper that I'm going to be using. So it is this paper, it is Arches 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper. I would really recommend to 100% cotton paper for landscape paintings because it really makes a huge difference in the way the watercolour paints flows on the paper. But I know that the paper can be really pricey. So join me with whatever watercolour paper that you have. For this class, we will be painting on a paper that is five by seven inches wide. That is A4 size like this. Here I have 20 to 25 sheets of A5 size watercolour paper which is Arches obviously. So these are the paper that we will be painting. It would be better if you can find paper off all the same sizes so that at the end of 25 days we will have 25 beautiful paintings on similar sized paper. The smaller size paper will also help us in completing each of our paintings in less than 30 minutes. So get your watercolour paper ready. The next thing we need, and the second most important thing, obviously, is watercolours. So as you can see here, I will be using watercolour paintings from the brand Artphilosophy, as well as White Nights. So Artphilosophy is an American brand, and White Nights is a Russian brand. But you don't need to have the exact same brand that I'm using. You can join me with the most basic set of watercolours that you own. Because for this series of paintings, we are not going to need any fancy colours, but rather very basic shades. We will discuss all the colours we will need for the different class projects as you start each class project. This will also help you to get those colours ready on your palette as you start a specific project. Then of course, we need watercolour brushes. So we don't need any fancy brushes here. All you need is a larger size brush typically a size 10 or a size 12 Well, then a medium-size brush which could be around size 8 or size 6. And lastly, a smaller size brush for the details, either a size 2, size 1 or a size 0. And if you have, then a synthetic brush which will also hold very less water as opposed to a natural hair brush so that we can work on the lifting technique and several of the wet on wet techniques. Additionally, you can use a flat brush to apply water onto a larger surface area of your paper, which will ease the painting process. But it's absolutely all right if you don't have, you can simply use your larger sized brush for this. For the sketching process, we need a pencil and an eraser. You can use a normal pencil like this one. Or you can use a mechanical pencil like the one I'm using. I mainly use mechanical pencil because I don't have to worry about sharpening it and have to change the lead occasionally. I am using a 0.5 millimeters tip for this pencil. Next, we need watercolour palette. So you can use any kind of palette for mixing your paints. You can either use a plastic one, a ceramic one or even a metallic one. Here, I will be using this dinner plate, which is my most absolute favourite for mixing paints because it's so easy to mix paints on a ceramic palette. Let the next thing you need is a board or some kind of surface to tape your paper on to. So I will be using this wooden board. So it's made of plywood. And you can use whatever kind of surface you have, your table top, a magazine, a book, or any kind of surface to tape your paper on. It is better if you have some surface that you can lift. Because sometimes you may need an angle for working with the paper. That is, it is better if you can lift your board at certain angles like this one here. Then obviously we need masking tape, to tape the paper onto the board, so you don't need any fancy masking tape this is just a normal masking tape that I bought of Amazon. I will also be using this masking tape to place under by board when I want to get an angle on my board and work with gravity on the paper. That is, my water will flow down with the force of gravity. So that is another use for my masking tape. So as I said, this masking tape is not much fancy masking tape, just a normal one that you can get in hardware stores and of Amazon. There will be a lot of snow in our paintings, as well as white surfaces. So we will need white watercolours or white gouache for the same. So I will be using this white gouache which is permanent white from Winsor and Newton. As well as this white watercolour, which is titanium white from Sennelier. So you can use either of the gouache or white watercolours that you own. Don't worry that you need gouache itself. You can also use watercolours. It's absolutely fine. And then we need some tissue or a cloth where you can wipe your brush as well as paper. So you could use any normal tissue or a cotton cloth. Anything is fine. And lastly, we will need some salt. So this is just the normal table salt, the salt that we use for cooking. This will give us a nice texture and beauty to our paintings. So without any further ado, let's jump into the Christmas projects. 3. Day 01 - 24 Days to Christmas: Welcome to our first class project. It's 24 days to Christmas. And this painting here is what we will start with today. So let us first see all the colors that we will need. Indian yellow, a dark green, indigo, burnt umber, and a red. We will also need wide watercolors or gouache. So let us first start with our pencil sketch. It's going very easy and simple. We're just going to make the outline of our Christmas tree. We will quickly sketch the outline of a tree starting from the top left to the bottom middle, just the shape of the tree. And then we will add some small circles inside the tree for the Christmas ornaments. So as you can see, just place them randomly on the tree, just like you would hang them on a Christmas tree. And that is all our sketch would be. And we will first start with watering our paper because we're gonna be doing the wet on wet technique. So if you want to work with an angle on your paper you can place something below the board that you have fixed your paper on and then apply the water on your paper. But just make sure to apply the water to the areas outside the pencil sketch that you have made so fast, we're painting the background and we will do the tree later. So as you can see, just outside of the pencil sketch on the whole of the paper with water. I will start with my size 8 brush. And we will be starting with burnt umber. So what we're going to be using is a very lighter dawn of burnt umber. So remember this is the background and we want our tree to be brighter on the paper. So we just lightly applying the burnt umber. And then we will take some indigo and we would add it on the top. So you can see it's just randomly. That is no specific rule and just trying to apply some color onto the background because I just don't want it to be left white while my tree is there in the foreground. So this is the reason I am applying a mix of the burnt umber and the indigo. And as you can see, it's just totally random. Just outside of the tree. Applied both of these scholars together at random places. So even if you apply a very darker toward, it would turn lighter. In the end. Ones you'll be perhaps dried, and that is the water has dried. But let's not make it that dark. So you can see now, that's all for the background. I have switched my size 10 brush and I'm going to add some blooms on the paper. So just dropping some water, that is flattering water, then we will add some salt on top of it. So this is just going to be the basic table salt. So you can see, just splatter some salt here. You can see in this angle here, just at random places. This would make the background look more interesting and give it the appearance of snow. Before proceeding with the rest of the painting, we will have to wait for the background to try. So here, my background has now completely dried and you can see the beautiful effect and texture that salt has created. So now let us find the tree. So I have switched to my size ten brush. So you can use any larger or medium-sized brush that you own. And first, we will start by applying water on the tree. So just water the whole area of the tree. Again, it's all right if you're going to end on top of the background, because here the background is lighter. We will start with a smaller brush. So as you can see, I've taken my size 2 brush and we will start with Indian yellow. You can use any yellow you have transparent yellow, Aurelion or Gamboge. So here I'm painting the Christmas ornaments. This is not the original colour that it's going to be on the ornaments. I'm just marking the spot where they are. Otherwise, after painting the whole thing, we will forget where those ornaments were. So that's why I'm just moving ahead with yellow on top of it now. Just as a place holder for those Christmas ornaments. So just mark them and as you know, your papers wet, so it's going to flow. But that's alright, as I said, is just as a place holder for all of them. So once you have added all of that, now, I've switched to my size for brush. Again, switch to a medium-size brush. And we will. So the green I am using here is a very dark green. So that's why I'm mixing it with yellow to get a sap green color. So if you have sap green, you can go ahead and directly use sap green. So onto my wet paper, I'm applying the sap green. So remember we had applied water onto our tree. So might be still wet. And I'm applying sap green all over onto my paper. Onto the areas where the trees is. So onto the Christmas tree just randomly as you can see, just some strokes. This is the lightest tone that is going to be there on the tree. And as you can see, I'm just using my brush to create the London strokes and it needn't have any definition right now. We will define the shape of the tree later. So right now just follow the pencil sketch that you have made. Just dropped the Sap Green at times and places, but make sure to skip these Christmas ornaments that were being did with yellow. So this is going to be the base stone on the tree. Then we will add a darker tone of the green onto the tree now on top of the sap green. So this is a very beautiful green from White Nights. But don't worry if you don't have this green because if you have Sap Green or any other green, you can mix a bit of blue or indigo to that green to get a darker shade of green. So just apply the darker green again. Here you can see applying them at random places and might be very still wet from the previous stroke of the sap green that I applied. So again, on top of the wet paper and just applying the strokes randomly, do delete randomly. Once this part is complete, wait for the tree to completely dry. You can use a hair dryer if you want to dry it. I did use a hair dryer. Then I will take my size for brush and we're going to add some slight details onto artery. So again, as you can see, I'm going to take a very darker mix of green this time. So I've mixed my dark green with a bit of indigo and burnt umber, but you can see it almost similar to black, but not black. So it has a greenish touch to it because we added more of green. And using this green, I'm just going to make the shape of the tree right now. So you can see my strokes. So use a smaller size brush if you want, because we're just going to add tiny lines onto our tree. Here. See just some small random strokes. It's completely random and very simple. So they're just gonna be like small lines on the binary on our Christmas tree. So if you ask me to recreate these exact steps, it will be impossible for me because it's completely random. So just have fun and enjoy. Then towards the left side, we don't want a lot of details. So just blend them to blend them, just use a bit of water and apply on the paper. So you can see that I applied water onto the paper and That area just blended. So all of these details and dynein lines would be towards the outside of the tree, that is towards the right side. A major part of our painting process is going to be this tree here. So just sit back and enjoy this process. It's just going to be applying this darker tone of the green and making the shape of the tree . So just add some random strokes. And you can see I'm adding more of the details towards the right. So that's just what's the outside of the tree. And towards the left side, I'm using water to blend my color onto the tree. But be careful about the Christmas ornament. We don't want to form a dark edge around it that is a hard line around it. So we'll just use water and we still again see some yellow paint through it. We will be adding the Christmas ornaments later with a more diverse color. First, let us finish this tree, such as very carefully and very slowly, we will add these Christmas tree. So you can see my strokes as how they are. They just very quick and random. Nothing special about it. I will be using the same darker mixed throughout for adding the Docker dunes. So this is the darker shade on the tree. And that is a mix of dark green from White Nights, indigo from philosophy, and burnt umber from Artphilosophy. So very little of the band are more, more of the Sap Green or the green and the integral. So just mixing all of these three colours, you will get a nice dark green shade. And towards the left, just blend them with water. And what's the right is what we will add the details as you can see. So I just applied water onto my tree, onto the bottom part of my tree, but skipping the right side, because on the right side, I want these tiny leaves of the trees. So these are obviously, you know, the Christmas tree is a pine tree, right? So it's going to be a gorgeous pine tree adorned with Christmas ornaments. Standing outside, probably in a winter day from the background with the amazing salt texture. So that's why we added salt for the background. It makes it look beautiful with watercolours because it's somehow the so-called absorbs the water and gives a beautiful texture. So as you can see, we still painting the foreground tree. Using a smaller size brush would be the best for getting the best defects on the tree. This is because the dip of the brush will give a nice tree effect, will give the lines that is needed for the tree. Because if you use a larger brush, chances are that your strokes might be larger and you might mess it up. But don't worry because trees can be of different types, differentiates different sizes. So it all depends on how you put your strokes. And they just need to be totally random as you can see. So no specifics. And randomly some lines all towards the outside of the tree. This is going to be the darker shade on top of the tree. If you want, you can add a more darker tone by mixing a bit more indigo, which would give a nearly darker green media's dog as black. So very randomly you can see, now we will add snow onto our tree. So here I'm using white gouache paint. So gouache is an opaque kind of water colour that is, it's very thick and gives a very nice white. But don't worry if you don't have white gouache because you can also use your white watercolour it doesn't really matter. Both are exactly going to be the same. So just using your white paint, whichever you have, go ahead and we will start adding some random strokes again on top of our tree, imitate the snow on the tree. So as I said, this is a Christmas tree standing somewhere outside on a winter day. And probably it has node on that day and there's snow on our tree. So use a median size brush and just add some drops of white being auntie or your tree. So this is how the snow is going to be on nutrient, just randomly small strokes here and there. There is no specifics. And make sure that when we are adding snow onto the leaves, that is towards the outside of the tree, that is on the right side's just make sure that you apply them on the top. Because obviously the snow is falling from the top and it's going to rest on top of the leaves. So you don't want to accidentally band aid, you know, in the areas below the leaves. But it's going to be intertwined. The pine tree leaves. So Actually, it's just going to be, alright, however you paint it, all we need to do is now to just add white watercolours at random places. It's just simple strokes with your brush. So remember to use a very dark consistency of white watercolour. So when I say dark, obviously how dark can a white paint be, right? But what I mean is to make it very thick so that you get a good, nice white colour on top of your tree. Because chances are that if you don't use a thick paint, we'll turn lighter. As you can see already, the shades of white that I applied on the top is of the tree. It's stunning, right. So that is why I said to use a thicker consistency of the white beings and do add it on top of your tree randomly. So this will be the snow on top of the tree. So we already added the snow kind of background onto our bending using the salt technique. Now, we just need the snow on our tree. So as you can see, I'm applying a second stroke on dob of my store because they seem to have gone lighter. So do the same. If you feel that your watercolour has done lighter, that is the white behind it. We're done lighter because of the darker background. So you might need to reapply the strokes multiple times to get the color correct. That is to get it quite. Professional, watercolour artists usually use the white of the paper to get the effect of snow and other wide objects. But here we're just going to use our white water colour because we don't want to leave the people wide and being around the snow for such a huge tree. Lastly, we will add some status. So they're not going to be really with the blue on the lighter background. But of course, we just want this node to be there, right? So just splatter some white paint. So hold your brush and just tap it. And this will drop the paint onto the paper. And if you want, you can add some larger cell girls to depict larger snow crystals. So at certain places and totally randomly, just some small circles. Now, we need to add the Christmas ornament. So for that, I'm going to mix my white water colours and going to create a nice colour. So mixing quite a bit of Indian yellow and red. So the Transparent Red. You can also use cadmium red or whatever and you have, so mix it with a bit of the white watercolour. So we're mixing it with white because this will give it a nice effect of that. No less will appear on top of our green if you accidentally paint over the Christmas ornament. So all of those places where we marked the place for the Christmas ornament. Now we're going to paint them with red. As you can see, just some small circles. If you want to make it more diverse, you can leave some of them as yellow as well, because then that means it will have multicoloured lights. So that is all for our blending. It's gums bleed are half magical looking Christmas trees standing out in the snow. Isn't it beautiful? So, there you go, guys. Isn't it beautiful? I hope you will love your Christmas tree. So see you in the next class project. 4. Day 02 - 23 Days to Christmas: Welcome to our second glass project. It's 23 days to Christmas. And today, we will be painting this Christmas ornament hanging on the branches of a Christmas tree. And the colors we need, our Indian yellow, permanent red, rose matter. Permanent Brown. Burnt umber. And green. Don't have permanent Brown. Don't worry. Because you can make sperm and read and burnt umber and you will get the exact same shade. And to get a darker green like this, you can either make a Sap Green with indigo and you will get such a beautiful green. So let us start up. And since sketch first, what we need is to make the Christmas ornament first. So it's going to be in the shape of a heart. So we've been simply draw the shape of a heart. But all we need to be careful about this one is that we don't want any hard edges. As in when you draw the heart. Just make sure that you join them without any hard edges but rather curved lines. And then we add that small dog bard of the heart. And then a line which shows that it's hanging from the branch somewhere on the top. So this branch is not going to be seen in the picture, but rather it's just going to appear from the dog. But we need to show some parts of the tree. So we will have some other parts of the binary. Small branches, just add them few lines. So that is all our Benson sketch would be. Then we will start with our painting process and we will start with applying water onto a paper. So I'm using my flat brush to apply water. And note here I am applying water, but I'm avoiding the Christmas ornament. So we need to apply water all around the ornament. Just make sure that not to apply water on top of it. We are going to be using the wet on wet technique here. That's why we're applying the water so carefully around the edges. You can actually use another pointed brush to cover the edges of the Christmas ornament. Like here, I switch to my medium-size brush just to get the edges of the Christmas ornaments correctly, that they spent applying water, because it's very hard to obtain that with a flat brush. And once you have finished applying the water, we will start with the background. So I'm taking Indian yellow and I will just apply randomly to the left side. So this is where the branch was. And as you always know, I need an angle on might be book because I loved the water to flow down. So whenever I'm working with a bet on wet technique and I want gravity to act on my people. I put an angle for my board. That's why I gave that deep underneath. But it's totally up to you whether you want it or not. Then the next color obviously is the dark green. So as I said, if you don't have this dark green, you can mix a Sap Green or any green that you have with indigo or a darker blue, such as Prussian blue, and you will get a darker green sheet. So just apply the green at random places. So remember, a paper is wet and we are just applying a Danton places to get the wet on wet technique. Then makes the dog clean with a bit of bond. And this is what we are applying at the bottom part of the painting. This whole thing that we're building right now is the background. So that's why it's still wet on wet technique because it will be lighter after it dries. So vendor where we apply the wet on wet technique on our BBA. Once it dries up, it's usually around one shade lighter than the sheet that we applied. So you can see here, I'm not applying it very darker dunes, just a medium Dawn of the colors. So it's the same dark green but mixed with a bit of burnt umber. And also the whole of the green just at random places because I just wanted to be like the background. And I will also add some red shade at random places. So this is just to create, you know, a stock contrasting effect in the background. So just take all your dollar, apply it, adjourn them places. That's exactly what I did. So there's no specific rule. So this painting was like really from my head, no reference picture. So what I was just doing was I was just trying to get a nice background with a different mix of colors. So I went with the basic Christmas scholars, obviously, these forgiveness, and then I just applied it randomly onto the background. So we want to do exactly the same thing. But also make sure to, you know, leave tiny gaps of white in between because that will give a nice little contrast. So you can see now my background has completely tried. So you have to wait after you finish with your background, we have to wait for it to dry. Then we will move with the foreground. So I'm mixing Bowman into Brown and burnt umber. So as I said, if you don't have Berman and Brown, you can mix a red with a brown and you will get a nice problem shade or you can also use Ponzi unknowns. So we will just draw some branches of the bind tree. So remember we marked our branches with our pencil and just that lines. So that this what we're going to add now with our brown shade. So it's a mixture of permanent drown and burnt umber. Or you can use a mixture of brown and red for this because I just wanted to be a lighter shade for now because we will add the darker tones later on. So that is why I went with a kind of reddish brown. So you can also use burned sienna instead, as I said. Then once you finished with adding the background stems, we will add a Docker dawn on top of it. This time it's bond, which is a shade darker than the permanent drown. Next, let us paint the foreground, buying tree branches. So for that, I'm mixing green, yellow, Sap green because I'm not using Sap Green, But all I'm using is the Indian yellow and the dark green that I have, which is from White Nights. But we need sap green to get our branches of the pine tree. The leaves are, are binary. So that is why I mixed a bit of yellow, hinder the dark green to get a sap green color. And then we will apply it on the tree in the shape of small pine tree branches. So you can see it's just totally random small shades protruding out from the branch outwards from the branch. And then to get a dagger contrast, we will also use the dark green. So this is by using a mix of colors is useful. So if I had used sap green here, I would also need a darker green to get that darker shade on the top of my tree. So that is why I am using green here. And then I created Sap Green. So if a Using sap green, then create your darker green to get that nice contrasting shadow effect or new tree. So there would be lighter leaves, that would be Docker leaves. So what that does, what? So the darker leaves are because some of the leaves would be under the shade, as in the shade from the other leaves on the same branch. So that is why we need a mix of those greens. You can use even more mix of greens if you have like a differentiate of green as well, it would just give a nice beautiful contrast. So in the painting, always what's important is, you know, getting different contrasting colors that would give it a nice effect. So if you have very din or emerald green, you can also add that to this and it would just increase the contrast in your painting. So you can see, I'm using a size to brush, which is like a smaller brush. Or you can use a medium brush and used appointed dip. Just randomly beamed. Leaves on are binary. So this is a close-up picture of the binary, which is why we need the leaves to be in a closer look. So usually when we drove pine trees, they are as a whole tree and it's very easy to draw the branches, right? So in this case, if i entry is really glues and we're looking at it as edits, single branches, as in, there are three branches here and that's what we're looking at. So that's why it needs to be looking like. I think it looks like tones on a tree that aid. So just add randomly. So there is, there is no specific rule. I'm just like, you know, using my brush and using Swift, downward and upward and different kinds of brush strokes in all directions simultaneously to get that buy-in tree leaves on the a bird. So you can see there is no rocket science, it's just symbol strokes and in all the directions that would give the Bohr effect tree that we need. So just differentiates of green. As you can see, I apply both the Sap Green and the game together at random places. And this adds the nice contrast to our tree, as I said. So there you go. Almost added to all the branches just weakly at certain places. Now we need an even more darker shade. So remember I said that the more contrast there is, the more beautiful it looks. So that is why. So mix a bit of band number two, your dark green, that would give an even more darker shade. So use that and just apply it at random places. But I'm very careful here and not applying it to almost all the places. Just do very little places, just here and there and as small tweaks. So this can be, you know, even the small branches or the small surfaces on binary. Just vary randomly and simple strokes. Atlanta places, totally random places. And once you're done with that, so that's all with our buying tree. Now we have to paint the most important part of all, which is the Christmas ornament, Which is the beauty of this picture. So we will first paint with wet on wet on the Christmas ornament before we add in all the shadows to make it look like a three-dimensional look. So that is why I am wetting the ornament. So apply water onto the whole of the heart, the heart shape. And we will start with Indian Yellow. So using medium-size brush and desc, Indian yellow and applied almost to the left side. But I'm trying to leave a gap there of white gap for the highlights. So these are like the two surfaces on the heart. So you know, the left side and the right side, as in the left heart and the writer bar. So that's why it's a bit of yellow on the right. And then we take the Bourbon internet. You can also use cadmium red or vermilion, and we will apply it to the other places, but remember to leave that white space. So this will be the highlight. Highlight as in the place where there is light. So the light is falling on to the heart and this bark is what actually makes it gives the three-dimensional look. So what gives something a three-dimensional Luke or what makes it look real is many Tez, light and shadow. So the whitebark ASD light. And then we will have to add the shadow. So we'll just blend it together, the yellow and red. And you can see, I'm trying to liftoff pained to create more of that white. So now the wet on wet layer that I applied has dried. I used a hairdryer to quickly dry it off. You can also use a hair dryer. And then now we will take a Docker Dawn of the Permanent red and mix it with a big difference matter. So that will give a slightly differentiated fled by an OS matter. I mean, you can use any kind of rules such as queen rules or permanent rose. So we're going to apply it at the part where their shadow. So on the Christmas on the mend, the areas where there is supposed to be darker shade. So that's what we're applying. So it is a mix of a rose and red sheet. And once you have applied the paint, now, we don't want the shadow to look like a dark edge, so we have to blend it with the background. So that is why you can take more of the same vein that applied or you can use water to mix it. So here you can see and taking Indian yellow again and applying it on top of the previous group that I applied. Because otherwise it will be very hard for us to mix. And then just take water and try to blend the edges. So if you take water and you slide across the hard edge that you God, while doing with the wet or dry technique, you can soft in that edge. So it's known as softening technique. Now we'll add more shadows. Shadow as in we need. Docker contrast between the light as the area and the darkest area. So this is why I'm adding a Docker. Don't hear now. So what I did is I mixed Bowman and drown and burned humble. So would a member, if you don't have Bowman and Brown, you can mix red with burnt umber and you would also get the same shade. So apply and the dark areas and the bottom areas. So these are the ideas that needs to show the contrast. And then once you have applied the paint, we need to soften the edges. So it's often the edges for softening the edges. Use your brush. So use your damn brush, DPO brush in water, remove any excess water, and then just swap it across on the papers so that will blend the whole thing. And because your underlying layer is already dry, that won't be disturbed. Only the paint will just blend on the paper. So we'll very carefully darker shades towards the bottom and the lighter shades in the middle. So that's what we did. So this is what will give the ornaments look like real. So you can already see because of that darker shade that we applied at the bottom and at the middle top area. Isn't it already looking like bubble kind of H_R chain. So if we hadn't given that darker and lighter tune, it would've looked as if it's a flat surface. So that's what makes it look, you know, it real in the painting. So once you have done that, did the differentiate, we can add the rest of the areas. So with a dark band. I've added the dark portion of the Christmas ornament. It need not be clear at all because we're going to have snow on top of it. So mix a bit of Indian yellow with the brown to create a lighter brown. So it's going to be like a queen gold shade. So, uh, like a golden shade of brown. And using that golden shade of brown, Draw the line joining the ornament, the tree that is the thread going upwards. And add some negotiates, do it with bond number. Then once the task completely dried, we will add the snow on top of it. So here I am using whitewash from Windsor and Newton. But as I said, you can use your white watercolors, it makes no difference. All you need is a thicker consistency of the whitewash. So really use a nice thicker consistency. And before I add the snow, I'm just drawing on top of the white area that I left behind because I think that after applying a lot of water, softening the edges, I kind of lost the highlight. So we really need that highlight cheap to get that really contrasting effect and three-dimensional look to that or the mint. So as I said, if in case you forgot to add the highlight or you forgot to leave a whitespace, you can always add it back with white watercolors. And then I've added snow on top of the ornament. So it kind of looks like this tree is somewhere outside in the snow. So that's why we need to add snow to the Christmas ball and the pine tree. So on the top areas of the leaves way the snow is likely to settle on. Just add the snow randomly. So this is, again going to be very simple, just like we did in the first class project. Symbol. Adding the snow randomly at random places using medium-sized, honest smallest eyes brush for this. Totally random places that is no exact space or place that you need to apply. The snow seems to settle like in kind of small bowls are small surfaces. So that's why I put them together and make sure that there is no hard surface or hard-edged snow because they always form like a bowl shape when they settle. And when I say goal, I mean curved surface. So that is why add them so we don't want any sharp edges for the snow. Now, we will add the final slaughters onto our painting. So it looks like it's still snowing. So let's add some snow. So pick up your work together or white wash and just tap it using your brush. So you can use either your single hand to that or you can use another brush, just like this dab on the brush. Using another brush which will give the splattered on the paper reading nice platters. So when you're tapping on the brush, using another brush, you will get the smallest lattice. Whereas if you're using the hand and dropping them, you will get larger ones. So that's all for our painting for today. I really enough there's wanted so beautiful. So let's remove the tape and see the beautiful picture. Isn't this looking gorges? Here it is. And thank you for joining me on this one. 5. Day 03 - 22 Days to Christmas: Welcome to the third class project. It's 22 days to Christmas. And today we're going to be painting this beautiful painting. The colors we're going to need, Indian yellow, green, Burnt umber, blue, indigo, Permanent red and Payne's Grey. So let us first start our pencil sketch. We are going to be making the Christmas ornaments. So we need to make the circle. And as you can see, I'm using a candle here. So you can either use a compass or use whatever object you have in your house to get nice circle. So I couldn't find my Columbus, so I just used whatever I could find right in front of me added was the scandal. So what we need is we need three-cell girls. So do small circles, one at the top, one at the bottom half of a circle towards the right. Then we need to add the dot portion of the Christmas balls, the Christmas ornaments. So it's going to be like cylindrical shape with a hook on the top. So this is where the thread or the hanging part will attach to. And then we just add a few branches. So it's like going to be yesterday's painting where we added few branches. But we don't need to be exactly the same. Just random ranges and some line to the top for the thread. Next, we will start the painting process. So again, first we will paint the background and it's going to be a wet on wet method. The background is always a wet on wet for me. So here, the circle on the top, that is the ornament and the dog is what is going to be the attraction of this painting. We're just going to be the main subject so that one we will be into later. The rest of the areas are going to be background. So let us apply water. And it's key to apply water on top of the other ornaments as well, because they're not going to be that the details are there going to be blurry. We will add the details leads at all. Don't worry. But for now, apply water and use a medium-sized brush to apply water around the Christmas ornament. And we even start to add Indian yellow. So as you can see, I'm making small circles on my B bar. So this is how we are going to get the bookcase effect on our bending. So bouquet effect is like an effect. When you take photographs, you see those small circles on the photograph. That's what is called as a bulk effect. When trying to get that on our painting. So first Indian yellow and some sell goods using the Indian yellow. Then let us make sap green. So you can use Sap Green directly if you want. If you have, I'm mixing dark green and engineer low to get a Sap Green. And we will make a so good outside of the circle that we made. So remember that this is the wet on wet technique and onto the wet paper. We're doing this. So around the circular bending part that we made with the Indian yellow around that we will add this API. So since the paper is wet, it's just going to spread the lot. But don't worry. Just remember when you apply the water, you need it to be even. Otherwise, it will spread a lot. Then we will also take some permanent red or scarlet or vermilion. You can use whatever red you have transparent read anything. And we'll also add some sort of girls and some few drops of Fred at certain places. And, and I'm the red also. We will add the sap green. Then we will add a darker green around in the other areas where there is not the book effect. So the whole of the background is going to be now with a darker shade of green. And since we're painting the background, we will also add the other gizmos ornaments to give it the blurry effect. So faint, the rightmost Christmas ornament with Indian yellow and the bottom one with transparent red. So that's been the whole of the ornament with dread, one with red and one with yellow. So again, because there's watered on our paper is going to spread outside. But that's all right. We will just add the rest of the background with green. So around the ornament, we will add green. So when you apply green, you can see that the red color that we applied on the ornaments stays in place because as already a green at the outer edges, and now it cannot flow all the way outside of the banding, outside of the ornament, then taking more of the darker green. So this is the same dark green that I used yesterday. It's from White Nights. If you don't have a darker green like this, you can mix a Sap Green or hookers screening with indigo or adopt Blue such as Prussian blue, which will give a nice darker green. Or you can also try mixing a green with a little amount of black to get a darker green. So now you can see, I've covered the whole idea of My people with green. So because I'm working on the wet on wet technique, I'm going to apply all of the colors that I just did. So this will give me the nice by valency and will also give my Paypal wet because I'm reapplying the strokes. So my wet brush, we'll make sure that might be both stays wet. So this is how we can do wet on wet. That is to reapply your strokes quickly before they dry. Then here I'm going to make a very darker version of green. So I mixed the gold to my green and I get a darker green. So this is why I said that if you want a darker green mix, indigo with green, and if you need a more dagger green mix, more of the integrals, you will get a very nice dark green. So as you can see, I've made very nice mix of dark green by adding a little bit of indigo onto my dark dream. So we want to give a nice dark background. So this will give a 90 stock on trust and make our Christmas ornaments pop out in the painting. So that is phi. So at the bottom areas, it's going to be the dog and the rest of the basis, it's going to be a dark green. So it's just basically a blend of all of these colors. So I know that this painting can be quite tough because it's very hard to work on the VET alright, technique. But don't worry, the most important thing is that even if your gallons don't blend, when we add the Christmas ornaments on the dog, it's still going to look beautiful. So the key thing to get a perfect blend on the paper is to make sure that you'll be but doesn't get dry while painting. So that is the main reason why I reapplied my yellow paint. So onto the areas where you want to apply the paint, make sure that you don't add more water. So as you can see, a lot dipping my brush in water, but rather just picking up more of the pained and lying onto my big book. So darker green on all the corners and certain places in the middle and the rest of the areas, it's going to be the same color, green and yellow and a bit of bread. So this is why I recommend using a 100% cotton paper. But don't worry if you don't have that. Be careful to not let your paper dry. And if indeed your paper has dried, reapply water on the whole of the paper after it has tried. So here you can see the trick that I'm doing. My yellow potions and the green areas where getting dry. So I reapplied paint on top of it quickly so that I am rewriting it. That is all for the background. So once the whole background has dried, you can start to add in the details. So at a Spain's the yellow ornament ball right now. So I'm taking more of Indian yellow and adding on the top. And notice here that I'm not going to be painting all round to the edges, just a middle areas. So I reapplied Indian yellow and now we will add a darker shadow using burned. So using burned and br, apply a stroke like this towards the right, somehow, like a hook shape. So this is kind of like the shadow on the, both on the Christmas ornaments. So remember when we painted the Christmas ornament yesterday, we added in the highlights and the shadow, and it made the bowl look really original and real and gave it the three-dimensional look. So that is exactly what we're doing again here today. So we're adding in the Docker tool darker shadow. And we will do the same way. You read ornament at the bottom. So we apply water. So I'm applying water. But again, leave some red space towards the outside because we don't want a hard edge. And then I'm reapplying Permanent red or transparent red. So just towards the inside. So you can see that is that sunlight gap towards the outside of that ball that I've left. We not painting that idea. And the darker down here would be to add bond number. So mix a bit of red into your band, which will give a dagger don't, of the red that we need. And this is what we will add for the darker shadows. So added on the top. So I had reapplied the red color on the top so that area of the paper is wet and onto this red paper and adding the mixture of red and drone. So this makes it give the nice wet on wet technique again. So you can see I just made them random shape onto the bowl. So this is how the light is on that. And you can add a further darker tone to it by adding a bit of themes grade to the same mixture of red and brown. So here the darker domains are going to be towards the right side. The same way as we did with the yellow ball. You can see that the darker dorms where towards the right side. And here also it will be towards the right side. So that despite the darkest on mixed with Bain scree, burnt umber, and red will be towards the right side. Let us get to our main focus in this painting, which is going to be this Christmas ornament at the doll. So by Don Read again, let us apply water to the whole of that Christmas ornament. Very carefully along the edges because here we have to dodge the edges because we left it wide in the beginning. So the whole of the Christmas ornament, apply the paint. We will be applying transport in red. So carefully. Apply the Red Dawn alone the edges here. As I said, we have to be careful along the edges because we don't want to do in the background. So add in the Transparent Red or the Permanent red. It's both the same. Or scar, lead or vermilion or whichever red shade you have. So very carefully uses smaller sites brush or the tip of your brush when you're painting along the edges. So this exercise will also help you in gaining that brush control to draw, loan the edges along the curves. So it would be really helpful for you. Now, let us add the darker tones. So what we're gonna be adding is the same as with the other red bowl. We're going to be adding a mixture of red and brown first for the darker zones. So just at certain places. So you can see where I'm applying this rule because of the light, sorry, light reflecting on my vapor because the paper is wet. So the wet surface is actually reflecting the light. So apply the paint a little on the top left of that ball. And then towards the right bottom vD, that is the right side is mostly where is the light? So that's what we're applying. And you can see that, that is that yellow bookie that weeping did try it beneath that ball. So that yellow brightness is going to brighten up on our ornament as well. That is why I left a slight gap of bread at the bottom without a shadow. So you can see you right there. This is biggest, that area is going to be bright, so it's not going to be in shadow. So the rest of the areas is what is going to be in the shadow. So leave that little bit of red at the bottom. Then you adding the darker dunes. You can add an even darker dawn by applying Danes greed to the same mixture, just like we did with the previous bowl, previous ornament. So very carefully and very careful along the edges of course, and in the shadows. But as you can see, the other areas are starting to dry so we need to blend that ONE, do the red surface, otherwise they do form dark edges, are hard edges, as you can call it. So you can either use water or you can use your brush to plan it. So at the bottom there where we left a slight gap without the shadow. And you can see that I added a bit of Indian yellow. Do it. Now let us being the dog bard of the ornaments. So I'm building with a mix of Indian yellow and a bit of red. So it's like a very lighter dawn of orange. Or you can just use engineer Lu or a queen goal. She'd given binned all of the ornaments, the same sheet. And you can make a bit of the burnt umber on top of it, because this one will also have the shadows. So the shadows for the Indian yellow would be with the band. And so just a bit on the dog such that the Indian yellow is also seen through it. So not on the whole, just some few lines on top of it. So you can see mostly towards the right side because as you can see from our picture, all of our shadows are to the right side. Now we will paint the pine trees. So for that, I'm going to take my dark green. Sit again. This green is from White Nights. You can use a mix of Sap, Green and indigo or any green for that matter. With indigo, you'll get a nice dark agreeing. So I'm just going to add some binds really uses unplanned and lease for my Christmas tree. Married randomly, just some lines. So they're not going to be a very detailed, but you know, like a very few branches of the trees. So just draw some lines outward from the main center line. So this is how it is going to be. And we don't need a lot of branches which is going to show a very few of them, two or three of them. That's it. So small lines protruding outwards. The center line. So that is how it will be. So it's almost like how you would think a bomb tree. So this part, because we're looking at it at a closer angle of the pine tree. It looks like families. So just quickly add in some leaves. If you want a darker green. You can also mix dark green or any green with a of black as well, and you'll get a nice darker shade of green. So once you have done adding that, that will be all for the binary. We don't want it to be much detailed. Next, we will take our whitewater color or white squash. It doesn't really matter which you are using. Both will be fine. So what we're gonna do here is we're going to add the line on top of the elements of this is going to be the thread or the hanging bars of our Parliament. So very lightly begins this need not be clearly visible. So the one on the top all the way to the top and the one for the bottom, just somewhere disappearing in between the leaves and the other one disappearing somewhere in between the edge of the paper. Now let us create our bulk effect, a bit more contrasting. So let us add some white goods in the center. So you can see I've added a whiter glue to all of the Voc circles that we did with Indian yellow. But now it looks kind of odd, right? So what we need to do now is we need to blend the edges. So dip your brush in water to move any excess water and then just slide across the edges of that. So good. So our paper is dry, completely dry, and when you slide across the edge, it will often that edge and remove any hard edge that we did painting that whitewater gallop. So now you can see that that white looks as if it has blended in with the law. And the AUC effect looks really beautiful, right? So that is what we are doing. This blended. So this is known as the softening technique. Softening the edges. Of course. That is all. So now let us add some few dots here and there some highlights on our Christmas ornaments. So that will be the final details. Just to add fields are goods randomly here and there. So you can see I'm just adding few circles, few lines, all my Christmas ornaments. So it's kind of like there are some lights on the Christmas tree and that is being reflected on our Christmas ornaments. The same way on all the three of them. Just few highlights. So even if you added like a very thicker consistency of white, it's going to turn lighter ones, it dries, so it will be completely fine. That would be the final details in our painting. Adding the wide to random places. And that will be old. So let us remove that, Dave, and look at our final painting. So this one, as you can see, is with a darker background as opposed to the lighter ones that we did. I hope you like it and thank you for joining me. 6. Day 04 - 21 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day four, its 21 days to Christmas. And today we will be painting this painting. So let us have a look at the colors that we need. We're gonna need Indian Yellow, Green Transparent Red, burnt umber, indigo and cobalt blue. So you can use any other blue. We also need white gouache or watercolors. And this is actually the reference picture that I used for this painting. I changed it a lot. But this is the picture. I took this picture from my own Christmas tree. And this Christmas ornament that you actually see here. I made it myself and I painted them using gouache on wooden blocks like these. So wooden ornaments. I got it off Amazon and I made these letters. So the G is for me, my name and the SS for my husband's name. And there are a few others do. So. You can see this one is a snowflake. So this picture is what vivid thing today. So let us first sketch out the ornament hanging on the tree. So just make a basic circular shape. It needn't be perfect circle. It actually is hanging at an angle, so it can be slightly distorted. Then, because it's hanging at an angle, we will need the right side. So the bard of the wooden ornament. I will upload the picture to the references, that is the resources section here so that you can refer that. And I will also upload this picture so that you can also refer that. Then we will add the twine or the threat that the ornament is hanging on. So just twisted. So as you can see in the picture, it's slightly twisted in the photo that I took. And this is not there in the picture, but I thought that it would be better if we add something else in it as well. As for the letters. So I made these for all the different letters of the alphabet so that you don't have to paint a G. Jews your letter, maybe whatever led to You Want It might be the letter of your name, of your child's name, of your husband's name or whatever. Choose from this. They ended. So I will upload this to the resources section as well. So as you can see, G is missing from the letters. This is because I will be sketching out g and you can follow this process here if your name starts with G or if it is the letter that you wanted to sketch. So this is the fun barred in this painting because you're going to do something for yourself. So maybe you can, you know, a gift this to someone with their letter on as a Christmas card or make a postcard for someone, anything you want. So that is why we're doing this today. So add background for the binary tree. Now we'll start painting the whole background first. So I'm just going to wet my paper because here we're going to do the wet on wet technique. So the whole of the paper I'm using my size then brush, use the largest size brush or even a flat brush and apply the whole of the paper. Just only the two Christmas ornaments. We wouldn't apply water on that. We will paint later on. So along the edge of the wooden ornament, We have to be careful because we do not want water to go inside it. Then I'm going to start with Indian yellow. So applied Indian yellow. Some places where you want it to be lighter. So this is just totally random, so I'm just adding a blurry background. So if you look at the picture, you can actually see everything in detail. But that's not how we would do in a painting. So in a painting, you will choose the subject matter that you want to focus. So here afterwards and to ornaments that I wanted to focus on. So that is why the rest of the other things are going to be blurred with very minute details. So areas where it is slightly lighter, I'm adding the interior law and to the other areas, I'm adding Sap Green. So I made Sap Green by mixing my darker green with Indian law because that would give a nice Sap Green. If you have Sap Green and get directly use up. And if you wanted to get that darker shade of green, mix, any green you have such a Sap Green or hookers glean with indigo or Prussian blue, you would get a nice dark green. And you can also see that do some of the areas widths my larger rush itself, I am applying the strokes onto the wet paper, such as the leaves of a pine tree. So if you look at the dark portions, I applied them as the leaves of a binary. So just make the strokes similar to drawing the shapes of the leaves of the binary. It's going to spread that are owned and even Julie mix the whole thing. But that's all right. We just want it to be blurred. So you can see those wide gaps at the top area because I made the shape of the binary, but it's already gone. All blend together. You can see that, but there's still that whitespace remaining. And then increase the focus on our Christmas ornament. We need to make it within a nice contrast. So I'm adding a darker shade of green onto the areas next to the ornament that is right below the ornament. So get to get that darker green and Mixing indigo with green. So as I said, you can get a darker green by Mixing indigo and green. And If you need an even more darker shade, mix more of the Indigo with degree. Or you can also mix black and green together. So you will get a nice dark green. And if you have a lot of shades, then you can also use battling green if you have one. So applied at random places where you see the darkness. So these are the shadow areas that is the space between the leaves of the binary but deeply nested inside. So you can see I'm adding some shapes, some lines to form the binaries. And here I have switched to my smallest size brush because I think that if you use a smaller-sized brush and use a wet on wet technique, we might get a bit more shapes for our binaries. I mean the leaves of the binary. So observe here, I'm adding the strokes and onto the wet paper itself, I'm adding the leaves of the binary. So this thing is, the whole thing is going to be the background. So it's going to be blurred. So whatever you do with the background, that's fine. Because this is not the main focus of our painting. So don't worry about it. So keep adding some shapes, some leaves. So it's just basically how you would draw a boundary. So how would you draw the families? So there's going to be a single sender stem and then some other lines coming out of the center stem, right? The same way at the leaves. So use a mix of different versions of green. And for these leaves us the darker green. So when you applied Sap Green at first, now you're applying the darker green on the top. So that would mean that these shapes more visible. They're just going to mix. I know because the paper is bad, but that's all right. Now, let us add two tiny drops of red shade onto our dream. So this was part of my pine tree, so it was already there. So it's the holy bland. So this is the fruit of the Holy plant. You might've seen it, some small red berry shaped. So that's what we're adding. And I also thought of adding distant Christmas ornament, some red balls hanging in the tree. So as you can see, I added it on top of the green, so it's mixed with the green to give me a brown. She'd also, which contributes to the nice shadow that it should have at the line of the holy fruit as well with burnt umber. So all of this is just wet on wet. And use the same burnt umber do draw some lines here and there. So this would be the branches of the binary branches, means the branches within the leaves. So we'll just very lightly, that's all. And from this same branch that this would be vCenter stem, as I said, the same plants, you can add more leaves coming out a fit. So that would be all for the background. And once the background test dried, we can paint the Christmas ornaments. So here I'm using medium-sized brush, and I'm going to mix cobalt blue with a bit of white watercolor or whitewash. So this would give a nice lighter shade of blue. So we want the blue to be very light. So we just wanted to imitate the goulash pinned. So that is why we are adding white to it so that we get a very nice white Dong Du, that blue. So this is why I said you can use any blue. And here what we're going to do is we're going to paint all around our letter and Christmas hat, sand or an islet. So aura around. But remember to leave that space for the wooden ornament. So the sides of it, the inside part is the only part where we're going to paint. The outside part. We need to paint the wooden ornament. So apply the blue color all around the letter that you are going to paint. So this painting is going to be very simple and this Christmas ornament is going to be even simpler than the background. So it's just very easy. So all around, just apply the blue door. If you want to change the color of that ornament, you can also do that. You need not painted with blue itself. So it's totally up to you to choose the color that you want. Now let us paint the Sanders had and also the Christmas ornament at the bottom part. So the Christmas ornament at the bottom is the one that I showed, the one with the snowflake. So I thought that will place it right here at the bottom. So paint the whole of that ornament red. And then we need to mix a bit of burnt umber because I think that Red is too bright. So mix a bit of bond number and add it to the whole of that ornament. Next we will paint the hat on the letter that we added. So the whole of the hat, just being with the Transparent Red. You can also use scarlet vermilion or whatever I do have. It doesn't really matter. So the whole of Santa said we have to be very careful with the shape here because we don't want to destroy the shape of the hat and go on top of the blue that we applied. So for this sand does Had the other areas of the hat. We're just gonna leave it white here because there is obviously no need to change that because it's white. There needn't be any shadows because this is actually like a Christmas ornament that you Bane did. And it needn't have any shadows onto the letter added with burnt umber. So just trace out with your brush the letter that you are adding or do your argument. So the letters that you need to trace out I've added into the resources section. You can check that out. You can download it and copy out your letter that you want to do. Now, for the wooden part, I'm going to mix a bit of Indian yellow and burnt umber and a bit of red. So this gives me a lighter brown shade. And just trying to limit the number of colors that I used in this painting. So this is the reason why I'm mixing all of these beans. So what I mix right now was the law, led and brown together. So I got a lighter shade of brown. And using this lighter shade of brown, I'm going to trace all around that wouldn't barred. So this is the important area of my ornament that's visible. If you have a lighter brown, You can also use that lighter brown directly. You need not mix these beans. But i releasing that, you know, mixing vanes add beauty to our bindings. Then we will take burnt umber or a darker brown. So you can also use When I gave Brown and we will paint the edge of the wooden ornament. So as I said, this wouldn't ornament is hanging at an angle so dense that edge of that wouldn't ornament. So data's world, we're adding right now. So when you add this to your painting, that is what gives it the three-dimensional look. So rather than appearing flat, it now looks like a real ornament, right? So add that with burnt umber. Now we need to add the same shade of lighter brown to the other wooden ornament as well. Don't forget that. But before that, let us add the twine. That is the threat. So I'm using the same brown shade for the thread here. The lighter brown that I mixed using yellow, red, and the burnt umber. So you can see I'm mixing that same shade again and I'm adding it on top of the other ornament, the wooden area of the element. So now let us also add the threat for the other one. So this one is going to disappear out of our painting, just a line towards the outside. And now let us add a bit of those leaves in the foreground as well, because we don't want the whole thing to be in the background, right? There should be some things that are visible in the foreground. So that is why desc, a darker green shade and apply in the shape of the leaves of the binary. So just at random and add two of those, that would be all. Here, makes a darker shade of the red by mixing red and burnt umber together and the shadows for the Sanders had. But I feel that here, the Sanders hat is a very lighter dollar Fred. And I wanted to be vibrant. So I'm just adding a bit more red on top of it. But if you have this already vibrant, you can skip this step. Don't worry. Now, we're going to end with white watercolors and add some snow on that or limit. So just make tiny. So Google's with your white watercolor or white wash. And I'm going to switch to a smaller size brush. And I'm going to make a snowflake on the left side of my letter. So the snowflake would be like a star, star shape, but then the edges would have some 9s. That's how it would be. But it's going to be very tiny here, so it doesn't matter. Then add the other small sell goods, the snowflakes, small ones. Once you have done that, we will add the largest snowflake onto our red or element. So this is going to be again the same S0. So make it like a cross, it's like a star. So it's going to have those four lines. And half of it is towards the outside of the vapor, so you don't need to paint the whole thing. So we will make the shape of our snowflake only to the areas that are visible. And then we'll add some snow droplets. So this is just something fun. You can add something else on do it if you want, maybe another letter than the corner, it's all up to you, whatever you want to do. Then finally, we'll add some details on to our wooden block, just the sides of it because it's not going to be flat so it wouldn't ornaments. There are some tiny wooden details on it. So that's why I'm adding with a dark shade of brown bond number. And we will need to add some details on to that thread or the twine. So with burnt umber and using a very small brush, typically a size 0, size one just adds a few lines on top of it. So it's just that thread like you see in the picture. It's a, it has some lines on it. That's it. Once you've done that, painting is complete and we can remove the masking date. Here it is. And thank you all for joining me today. 7. Day 05 - 20 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day five. It's 20 days to Christmas. And today we're going to be painting this beautiful painting. And the colors we're going to need are transparent red, burnt umber, green, Indian yellow, and indigo. So let us start with our pencil sketch first. So there's going to be a door in the top left corner. And that's what we're going to be adding with the help of a ruler. Just make some vertical and horizontal lines. So it's just only the part of the door that's going to be visible. So we will make those lines with our ruler. And then towards the front of the door, there's going to be the steps. So it seems like it looks like it's the entrance of a house or something and a pot on the step in which there's a Christmas tree. So it's a small Christmas tree sitting on top of the pot. So let us add that just the base of the pot and then just the outline of the tree and some Christmas ornaments on the tree. So just few small circles. And the exciting part of this picture is the boots that is on the front porch of that house. So it's just basic simple shape. So we're going to add the curved boots onto the front of that door. This is the only part of the sketching process that might be a bit tough. Don't worry. What I'll do is I'll upload this painting to the resources section so that you can refer to the image and may be sketch of the boots. So a pair of boots on the front door, i mean the front step. So there's two oval shaped circles at the top. That is the dark bard of the boats. And then obviously the soul, the bass part. So, and then these are going to be covered in snow. So even if you don't get the shape correctly, it's going to be fine because we've just add some snow on top of it. So that's also another thing that you can do. If you don't get the shape could ugly just adds no on top of it. So this simple sketch is what is going to be our sketch for today. And let us start painting. So here we're going to go directly with the wet or dry technique, no vetting the paper. So we'll just take Transport and read or he read basically because it doesn't matter, it's just the door. So what the color is not much of importance. Which red hues? So transparent red, you can even use being shade if you want, but I just think that it will just match the whole picture if you're using a red sheet. So apply transparent red on top of the door. One thing is that towards the bottom surface of the door, we want to add some snow, so it is better if we can leave that space right in the beginning itself so that we don't have to add it later on. But If you find it difficult to do that, we can add the snow later on with white watercolors or whitewash. So you can see that tiny curve that I have made. So these are like the surfaces on the door in which they snook and settled on. So that's why that area would be white. So you can see how it is after I've been to the whole of that door in just a moment. So you see on the top bar there, there's that slight small triangle and few white spots. So that would be the settled snow on our door. So that is why I said, if you can leave white at the beginning itself, it would be great. Otherwise, it's not a problem at all because we can add it they did on. Now, we move on to the next thing, which is the boots, of course. So in this picture, the boots is matching the color of the door. That is why I said Read is better if you use the same color, but if you really want to change the colors and the different Dutch to the door, you're welcome to do that. You don't have to worry about anything. So to get that three-dimensional look to our boots, we obviously need to add in the highlights and the shadows. So that is always important in a painting. So I added the johns couldn't read towards the borders. And at the center you can see that I blended it with water, just water. So in this way, that area appears to be lighter, right? So the darker shade of red all around and then blend towards the center with just water. And now we'll paint the second Bear of boot, I mean the second root in the pair. So again, the same thing, a lie, the red shade. You can also use scarlet. So apply it to words, the outdoor areas. So these are the areas that are gonna be like really dark in color and shadow. We will add more shadows, do it later on. But for now, let us add in the highlights. So that's why glided achieved at o1, as you can see just where applying. Then the rest of the areas is where you will mix with water. So you see that whitespace that I've made, the shape that I made some bad area is where it's going to be the highlights. So just now I am going to take water and here I am blending it. So we have that idea. Very light. So you can also lift off some paint so that you get that lighter shade on it. So you see now we got a very nice blend of the whole thing, of the wide area under it. Now we need to add in the shadows. So for that, I'm mixing burnt umber and the red together so that we get a nice darker shade of red. And this is what we will add for the shadows. So on dog off the boat, the areas where there is supposed to be the shadow barren added. So this will give the nice contrast in the boot and make it look real. So here my paper is already wet because I just applied that red shade onto the boot. But if your paper is not at and it has dried because it's not a 100% cotton paper. No need to worry because you can just soft and edge using water. So just pick up some brush. Hmm, sorry. Pick up some more using your brush and then just blended. Do that red area, so just soften the edge. That is how you can get that nice shadow. Now the next thing is, we will add the bought. So this painting is supposed to be like on a whole red color based theme, Start despite the BOD also the dark portion of that is going to be in bed sheet. So just some lines. So this is just like the design on the flowerpot. And some shadows. So here the shadows are going to be towards the right side. So we can't see the right side. So maybe the shadow is because there is a net apart on the right side and that is casting a shadow onto this one. So the same way, add shadows, do the lines as well. Next we will be in the Christmas tree on top of the bought saw the leaves on the Christmas tree, the bind leaves. So for that, I'm mixing a very darker shade of green. So to get such a darker shade of green, you can use hookers green and mix it with a bit of indigo or any green for that matter. If you mix with a bit of indigo or a darker shade such as Prussian blue, you'll get a darker shade of green. You can also mix black with green. So use a darker shade of green. And using the same wet or dry method, we're just going to make the shapes of off some leaves. So using the tip of your brush, just dab on the paper. In the shape of the leaves. And as you can see, I'm going in layers, so I'm leaving some gaps in between. So this gap is where the snow is going to be. So because of the snow, we need to leave that space white. So just at random places as if you know the layers of the tree, one on top of each other. So that's how you would add the bind leaves. So you can see I'm just using my small size fresh or you can use a medium-sized brush and the leaves need not be boring did, because and he find tree is not the main subject here. So we will just quickly add some leaves on the binary. So it is better to use two different shades. So if you painted with a lighter, green, lighter as in a version of green at first, then add some shadows on top of it. So what you would do is mix a bit of dark color, again to the green to get that shadow area. So we used a mix of these two greens to get naives contrast between the leaves of the tree. Next, we will mix a bit of the Indigo with the burned on board to create a slight dark shade. Dhaka. But we're going to use the lighter don't of bit. So to make it lighter, just add a lot of water to the mixture. And we will use this to paint the wall next to the door behind the tree. So apply the paint using the wet and dry method on to the whole of the wall area and add some in-between the trees as well. And then towards the left side that is next to the door, we will make it a slightly darker. So at bit more indigo do the mixture, and this would make it a bit more darker. Now, using the same mixture, we will paint the other areas on our painting so that there is the floor area. So apply onto the floor area and then just blend it with water. The same base. Add a bit more buttoned, overdo it and they will paint the flour bought, the pine tree bought. So the base of it. So you can see what I'm doing here. I've used these mix of these two sheets, that is indigo and band number. So if you vary the mixes, you would get different shades of the mixture that we're getting. So first, I added more burnt umber and made it. And to get the shadows, I added a bit more indigo on top of it onto the mixture. So this way using the same colors, we will be able to get a nice contrasting shades. So that is why I mix these sheets. And N2's pains grey or black directly. And the same shade we will use for the steps. That a is the area between the steps. So on top of the steps, it's going to be snow. And as that slanting bar, that is the vertical part of the step, that is what we've been doing. So add more band number two, the mixture to get it moved brownish and we add it. And then we add the shadows by adding more indigo, do it. So it becomes like a somewhat grey color. The same to the left side of the step. So more brown. And then adding shadows on the dot with the gray by adding more indigo to it. The same way to the other step as well. So it is a mixture of burnt umber and indigo. And you can just vary the amount of indigo and burnt umber that you use. So you can use any brown that you have a doesn't matter. We're just trying to get a nice grey sheet. So the shadow on the dog using integral on top of the brown and indigo mixture. So there you go. That's it. Tried to make the shadows a bit more darker because once the paint dries, it's going to turn a lot lighter. And also the shadow right next to the bot. Because otherwise the color on the board and the step would look exactly the same. So that is why it just make it a daga, daga. So you can now see the difference between the port and b step area even though we use the same color, right? So that is why we made it a bit darker. And also apply some color to the bottom of the door. And I'm just blending it with water, just softening the edge so that there's no hard edge there. Now, after everything has tried, we will pick up a mixture of burnt umber and read. So that's the Docker mixture of red, the same mixture that we added, the shadows of the boots. Now here we've been ad the lines next to the door. So these are the hinges and parts of the door and evolve. So use the gray mixture to draw the wall area and the dark red mixture to being the door area. Now we need to add the rest of the shadow to the boot. We didn't not been this shadow earlier on because my paper was wet when I painted the shadows. And if I had applied the shadow on this side, it would have flowed onto the other boot and spoils my shadow. So that is why I waited for the whole thing to dry and painted the rest of the building while this one dried. And now I added the shadows. So you can see I added that shadow to the following the exact line of the first boot, but on the right side. So that is the shadow on the right board just because of the left mode that is sitting right next to it. So it was using a dark red that is the mixture of the red and burnt umber. Apply the color and just blended with water. Now, we will add the Christmas ornaments onto the tree. So we will take great shade again. And I will add the ornaments. So note here, I'm going to leave a tiny space, tiny white gap on the Christmas ornament. So this is going to be the highlight. That is the idea that is under the light. So leave a very tiny whitespace in that Christmas ornament. So remember the lesson on Christmas ornament, we had highlights and shadows. So for these highlight, I'm leaving a tiny dot space as white. So you can also add ornaments with other colors. So here I'm adding with Indian yellow. So this would give a nice look to our tree with a mixture of the red and white ornaments on a Christmas tree. And for this element here, I'm actually using a blend of the two colors. So first I applied into new low and deny applied transparent red right next to it. So it gives a mixture, all of the red and yellow and gives it a nice look. And then I will add another with Sap Green and Indian yellow. All of the ornaments doesn't have to be fully in shape. So some of them may be hiding behind the leaves of the binary. So just make like semi-circles or quarter of a bowl or even three-quarters of a bowl. We don't want the whole thing to be seen. Next, the shadows on top of the ball. So it's just going to be quick, just a few lines. So on the red ones added with a darker shade of red, which is the mixture of red and burnt umber. And for the yellow ones added with green, a little bit of green, very little. That's all we need. Now. We're going to use the red color to mark the other side of the boot. Otherwise the boot wouldn't look real. Then no, I'm going to paint the base of the boots. So again, I'm using the darker shade of the red, red and bond under mix and we will be at the bottom part. The same way as the shadows on that I bought. We need to add shadows at the bottom as well. So for the shadow, I'm going to add indigo onto this mixture of red and brown. Just at that joint between the two goods. So that's where we will add the integral and just lend it to the other side so that the indicators and all about. Now, next thing is take a very light dawn of burnt umber and beyond in the inside part of the book, because we just don't want to leave it. Why? It should look real. So that's why with a very lighter tone of burnt umber. So you can see I'm adding a very light Dawn and just blending it with water. Now we will create the darkly mix again, but this time in a very Docker Dawn of the Daqri. So mixed burnt umber and indigo together to create a very darker tone of the green. It's the same way that we used earlier on for the steps, for the wall, for the bought everything. But this time we're going to mix a lot of paint and make it darker. And to even apply it towards the base of the tree that is on the top of the bolt area. This is the soil where the tree is resting on, so it's going to be under shadow, that is the shadow of the tree. That's why it's going to be really, really dark. And adding a denser on top of the tree with Indian yellow. So you can see I made a garland shape as you can see it. And then I'm just adding a bit more green on top of it. So it looks like there's a density on top of it. Now the ground, we cannot leave it entirely white even though there's no, so even on the snow that is going to be some shadows. So that's what we're going to add. So I applied water, just water the whole idea and apply the gray shade that we made. So you can also use Payne's gray here, but I'm trying to limit the number of colors that we're using. So the gray mixture that we made by Mixing indigo and burnt umber. So just apply that gray at random places onto the wet paper. So that will be the shadows on the snow. So that will be all for the shadows on the snow. So we also need to add the shadows onto the step area. So do the same process, wet step area, and then apply the green on the top. This is just because the, even though the snow is white, it's not going to be seen as totally white. There would be some shadow areas, that's why. So now mix the darker shade of red using bond there and read mixture. And we will add some shadows onto the board area, as well as complete the door. So the door is not complete yet. There are some the hinges and marks on the door. So. That's not the hinge, so that's the bard of the door, right? So that we need to bring that. So we use the Docker mixture of the red and band I'm Rashid, and added to the hinge of the door. So now this is the area that is the gap between the dollar and the ball to that's going to be really dark. So that is why we are applying a dark shade there. And since we don't want a hard edge, just softness, weight your brush again. Once it is dry, they will add hard on top of it. So this is actually the groove between the door and the wall. First, we're just adding the shadows. So what we did at first was to add the paint and then we blended it with our brush. And then after the attack dried, we added the line properly on the top. So add all the lines and markings on the door. So the next thing would be to add some shadows onto the board area again, because it's still seems lighter and in a single sheet. So add more shadows because it should not be in a single shade. And now we'll move on to the snow, of course. So let us add somes. No, so we're using whitewash or white watercolors, whichever you own, it doesn't matter. So you see those gaps on the door that I left behind. So if you didn't leave this gap, so this is the time that you need, add those snowy areas, do the parts of the door and also on top of the boat. So it's just going to be like tiny drops of white paint with your smallest size brush. So this is what I said. So if you messed up the boot, now is the best time to play some snow on top of it, better where you missed up, you just covered covered up with snow. And using the same gray shades that we mixed earlier or you can use beings create, just add the same shadows onto the snow on the tree. We can't just leave it white because it wouldn't look. So add, great, do it and then just blend it with water. Now the last thing we need to do is to add snow again and some snow fall on our painting. So we'll switch back to our white watercolors and add wherever you want the snow to be, any areas that you messed up, chest covered with snow. And then of course with latter on to our painting. So splatter the white watercolor or whitewash on the top. You can either use do brushes to splatter paint or use a single brush like I'm doing. So if you use a single dredge, these lattice would be larger. And if you use toothbrushes, these plateaus would be dynein and small. So use whichever method you want to splattered, paint and cover the whole of the painting with snow. So it really looks like snowfall, isn't it? I love sublattice. I love doing it. So all of those paintings in which they're asked lattice, I really loved them. So that's why I really love galaxy paintings. When do paintings. And I even absence flattens to my folder illustrations just because I loved him so much. Who are painting is now complete. So let us carefully remove the masking deep to see the final beautiful picture. So here it is, guys, and thank you for joining me today. 8. Day 06 - 19 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day six. It's just 19 days to Christmas as of today. And we will be making this painting. The colours, we will need a violet or purple, a dark green, Indian yellow, Burnt umber, Rose madder, Permanent red, cobalt blue Indigo, and orange. These are some of the color mixes that we will be doing for this painting. Don't worry, I will explain as we need them. So let us get sketching first. So this is going to be a cute snowman and snowwoman. So usually most paintings just contain snowman, right? So I wanted to add some more extra element to it that is an extra subject. So here is a very cute little snowmen. Maybe they are husband and wife, doesn't it look really cute together? So all we need are we'll sketch out their shapes. So it's going to be try to make them as balls but you know, bolds joined together. So you can see each of their body is like three balls joined together. And then below the first circle we will need to add the scarf of the snowman. So it's going to be like in between the joint of the two, that is the head and the body. So this is very simple pencil sketch. As you can see, there is nothing to worry about. And add a few buttons to the body of the snowman. And we will do exactly the same for the snow woman as well. So let us have the scarves in different directions. So as if it's like, you know, waving in the wind. For the snowman, the other side of the scarf is not visible, maybe because it's on the other side or it's like going out of the picture and for the snow woman. So there's, two hanging parts, one towards the right side and one like flowing in the wind. And then we will add the hat on top of the snowman. So remember, this is not going to be like sitting on top of the circle. So we have to add the hat like in around one quarter top part of the circle and then just earrings off the topmost part of the circle. And obviously to small eyes and a carrot. And then the mode, which will be some kind of a stick. So that's how we usually snowmen are made, right? And we will do exactly the same for 3D snow woman as well. So there's gonna be two twigs as Hans for both of them. One hand of the snowman is actually going behind the snow woman. So it seems like they're standing there out in the snow hugging each other. That's why this is so cute. I really love this one. And then let's add beanie hat on top of the head of the snow woman and two small eyes, the nose and the twig mouth. So that would be all four depends on sketch for this. Let us start painting. So I'm taking my size ten brush and I'm going to wet the background. So here the background is just going to be something random, totally random. So let us apply water. So we're going to skip the snowman and the snow woman and also remember to skip their scars. So apply water to all the other areas. We're applying water because we're going to work on the wet on wet technique. So when applying water, just make sure that you apply water evenly to all the places. If your paper is not a 100% cotton paper, you might have to apply water multiple times to make it stay red for a longer time. Then I'm switching to my size eight brush. And here we're going to use purple. I'm using ultramarine purple. So it's a very nice granted leading purple color. But don't worry, you can use any purple that you have. And if you don't have purple, you can just mix red and blue together to get a nice purple shade as well. So here we're just going to mix several of the colours together and get a very nice background. So first I added purple and then adding and then burnt umber. So this is just totally random and I just applied the colours all the way, whatever game into my mind at the time of painting. So there is no rule. Just apply all of the colours together. We're just trying to create a different blend of colours. Something soothing to the eye. So if you ask me to recreate the exact same thing, it would be difficult for me even because the next time I do it, I would be applying the colours differently. So all of these sheets, that is a purple shade, a green, a yellow, a bit of red , a bit of burnt umber. I applied all of these to the background. But when you reach towards the bottom, we have to stop somewhere there and start adding blue because this is the snow at the bottom part. So the topside, that was all the background somewhere in the distance, some governors. But at the bottom, we need to add new. So here I'm adding cobalt blue. So if you feel that your colours are getting lighter, you can add more colours. Because once this dries up, this is going to get even lighter than what it is right now. So that is why I try to add more colours if you want. And to make the background interesting, I added a bit of splattering as well. So you can see first I added a splatter That is just water. And then we will also add some interesting splatter That is green and yellow as well. But we don't want any scatters all ours, new woman and snowman, so cover it up with a tissue. Then next I am going to take some indigo or being screened. And we're going to add it as right below the areas of the snow, man and a woman. So this is kind of like the shadow. So their shadow on the snow and also the other shadow areas of the snow. So that would be all for the background. And now let us spend the snowman. So we will paint their bodies first. And here again, we're going to do with the wet on wet technique. So remember we're painting this after the whole background has dried, otherwise you paint and everything will flow because your paper is still wet. Wait for it to dry before you start. Then after applying the water on the body, we will start with cobalt blue. So I know the snowman is white, but we can't just leave it white. We need to show some shadows on it so that it appears real. So add some cobalt blue and then using water just blended, do the bottom part. So the bottom part is the background, but it is the snow area. So we'll just blend it towards the bottom part. And here you can see I'm applying cobalt blue, but I'm leaving right gaps. And mostly I'm applying at the age of the benzene sketch, mostly in the corners. And towards the center also, we need to apply more paint. Apply indigo or Payne's grey board are fine. So all the areas where there is a split between their bodies, we need to add the shadows. So again, that doll part, you can see I applied a line and I'm blending it with the body. So this is mainly because the shadow from the scarf. So the shadow is on the body of the snowman, so it casts a shadow on the body, right? So that is why there is that slight dot line, which is the shadow of the scarf, Of course. So next we will pin these. No woman again went on what technique? So apply water. And here, as soon as you apply water, the paint from the snowman is going to spread onto her body as well. That's fine. We will faint shadows later on and adjust everything. So here, blended again with the background. That is the bottom bar that the ground. So day cobalt blue and apply on the body of the snow woman as well. At random places and mostly around the pencil sketch. And also at the joint between the two, snowman and the snow woman. So at the joined, there needs to be a darker shadow because it's like a joined area in between so that area would be under shadow. So apply darker donor there. And here you can see for the darker tone, I'm using Payne's grey. You can also use indigo. So the lighter, the role of the snow would be cobalt blue and the darker Dawn of the snow would be Payne's gre y or indigo. Make sure to apply being on the areas joining the different parts of the body of these two. So the shadow areas need to be darker so the joint area, add more of the beans Green. But right now it's all blending on top of the snowman. But don't worry, we will add it properly leader. Then. We will paint their faces as well. So again, we'll have shadow from the hat. So we need to add the shadow areas. Apply water because we still have to work on the wet on wet technique. So uses more or less ice brush because their faces are small. So I'm using size, full brush here. If some white spaces and mostly the shadow areas would be right below the hat. The same way for these noblemen, Ezra. Instead of cobalt blue. And you can also use a w, such as ultramarine blue or royal blue. So once you have added the lighter shadows, we will add the darker shadows with indigo or Payne's gray. I'm using veins carry here. Now, let us paint the hat of the snowman. So I'm going to take Payne's gray here. I'm going to date a very Docker, dawn of Payne's gray. I'm using Bing's query because the darkest one of banes Greek looks like black. So if you don't have been screen or if you agree is not as dark as this, then you can use black. But remember to use a medium dawn of black because don't make it like the really black. Because we need to add some shadows and some light and darkness into these HAT. So that is the reason why I am using veins Greer. So apply the beans gray onto the hat area. So here you can see I'm using the vet on dry technique. I did not apply water at first. Next, we'll paint the beanie hat on top of the snow woman. So that would be using red. So you can use any red, scarlet, Permanent red, transparent red. It really doesn't matter. This is mainly because as you can see, these are just, you know, made out of snow so and these hat, it can be any color, so it does no significance. If you want to change the color of the hat to a different galaxy, that's also fine. Then the scarf is also going to be width red. But to make it a bit more interesting, what I did is I added a bit of ROS matter. So Rosemary is BRAF D3, which is nice rules shade. So if you don't have rules matter, you can add any other ping or rows. Do your read. More of red. That grows I added is just to make that a bit more interesting and to make the gala slightly different from the color on the beanie hat. So apply the same color to both of their scarves. It is all wet over dry technique, simply applying the color to the whole area. So now you can see the whole thing looks flat. But obviously what makes it interesting is when you add shadow was right. So we will add that later on. First. Let us draw the other bots. So taking orange, add a little nose to our snowman and snow woman. So I'm not adding the shadows, right? No, because those ideas are still wet and we have to wait for it to dry. So while that dries, we're painting the other things, which is the things on their faces. So I applied orange. But we cannot leave it to be orange. There's gonna be a shadow on that nose as well. So that is what we added with burnt umber, then buttons on their body. So that would be width band. I'm very, you can also use for NIH, Kay, Brown, transparent Brown, or any dark brown that you have. And use the same brown for their eyes and their mode as well. So the mode, draw it like the shape of a twig, had some ranges. If you want small, tiny branch. We will do the same for the snow woman as well. Mode and the button iss. So here the snow woman's eyes you can see I made the mess a bit less circular and kind of semicircular, which makes it a bit cute. And looking at the snowman had the red part of the Superman's had to wait. Transparent Red, Permanent red or Scarlet. Now is what we will add the shadow for the hat, as I said. So here now we have to take a very dark dawn of beans. Great. So if you had used black, now is the time to use the Docker dawn of black and add it to the dog. So just do the top area, that is the top semicircle and then towards the right side. So it seems as the light is from the left side and the right side is under shadow. So we add that darker shadow to the right. So all of the right areas of the hat add Docker, dawn of Payne's gray or black. If you have used black. But don't just leave it on like that, blended with the underlying layer using water. So the right side would then be really dark. Next, we will take some red again. And now we're going to add the shadow for the scarf. So we need to get a Docker version of red. So for that, I'm mixing red and burnt umber together. Let us makes your red and round together. This will give the nice darker shade for the red, for the shadows. And this is what we will apply on top of the scarf. So once you apply these darker tones on top of this scarf and add in these shadows, you will see that the scarf now appears to start looking like real. So coming to the most important for wind, inpainting light and shadow. So depicting light and shadow in a painting is the most essential part. So this is why I always talk about shadows. So adding those darker lines on the scarf. So you can already see there is depth in that painting, right? So it now really looks like that scarf is they're popping out of the body of the snowman and it doesn't look flat, right? So that is the same thing, what we want to achieve on the snow woman's scarf as well. So adding those lines, so it will seem like the folds on the scarf, uh, does the fold on the gloat. So add those lines and some of those lines blend into the background by using water or using the underlying color, which is red. So you can see how the scarf now really looks real and it has got a depth. Adding shadows is all about adding our Docker Dawn of the color that we used. So here, that is the reason why I am mixing bond and bow with red. But that is also another way you can do it. You can also make the complimentary color with it. But let's not get to that. Let's just makes burned on Berta get that darker shade for the shadow. And I'm also adding some deadlines to the end of the scarf. Because if you've seen scarves, they obviously have those hanging threads at the end, right? So that's what you can add with Bund MBA. Now, we need to create black shade. So for that, I mixed burnt umber and veins carry, which will give us a nice dark shade. And either using that are either using veins carry, we will add some lines on the beanie hat. So it's like a woollen hat, woolen beanie hat on top of the snow woman. So just some texture on it to show that woolen texture. So you can either use black, you can use beings gray, or you can mix a gray using burnt umber and beans Green. And here I am also adding shadows to the buttons. So as I said, the light is from the left side. So all the shadows towards the right side. So observe I just made a small semicircular shape at the bottom right corner of each of the buttons, which gives a nice shadow. So let us add a bit more dog shadows to the phase of the snow woman. So you can see I am applying pain scale, but then I'm also blending into the background. So if you just apply that don't all over it, it's going to appear weird. So we need to blend it with the background that is often the hitch. And remember I said that the gap between these no man and a woman should be a bit more Docker because that's like where they stand and the light is blocked by their bodies. So we need to get that Docker as well. So apply Payne's gray and then use water to blend into the background. So you can see apply the water and just blend into the background. So now you can distinctly see the difference between the different bodies, right? That is the body of the snowman and the body of the snow woman Israel, you can distinct eally see that. So that's why that shadow is important. So if after blending, like here, what happened in minus after blending, I lost some of the cobalt blue color that I applied earlier. So I'm reapplying the cobalt blue color. So when I painted the background, I missed out this area between the hat. And the side of the beeper. So let's just add some Gala there and also towards the right side. So if you apply it paint here earlier, then there is no need to do it again. Obviously, I did not do it, so that's why I'm adding paint. So you can see next to the background there it's green. So that's why I'm reapplying green. And you can add some water droplets to get your bloom effect. So just use the same colors that are used for the background. At first. Any ADS that you have skipped while painting the background. So always, even if we have missed out something, we can always add them provided that you just use water to blend it to the ADR nearby. So now let us add the hands for the snowman and the snow woman. So the hands are going to be shaved like wake, because mostly snowmen are made of snow and intimate deals that you can get, such as twigs and branches. So add a twig for their hands. So you can see I'm adding the small branches will, because it needs to look real. And at the other hand as well. And observe here that while I painted the background, I didn't note leave a space for the twig or the brunch and just painted over it. The reason for this was I knew that I was going to be painting it with bond number that is a darker shade. So now let us add some snow on their hats and on their bodies. So we're going to use white watercolors or whitewash. I'm using whitewashed paint here. You can also use white watercolors. It doesn't really matter, as I always say. So we will add no to certain places, just some places they're already made of snow. So this is accumulated on their bodies from the snow falling. So someone top of their hats on scarves that does any areas where the snow gans headlong. So obviously the snowball saddle under bodies as well, but that's already snow that's already wide. So that doesn't matter. But the other areas which we added to make their bodies, that is the scarf, the buttons, all of those places. That's where the snow will accumulate on. So that's what we're adding with whitewash or white watercolors. So it looks like it's just started snowing. That's why otherwise they would have been covered in snow. Lastly, atoms platters onto their bodies and the whole of the paper. So I use lattice like this. That is by dipping my brush in the paint and then tapping it with one finger. So the main reason why I do like this is because when I use just one finger, I get splattered invading sizes. If I were to use toothbrushes, mice lattice would be really small. So that does all. Once you're done with this lattice, that's all we can remove that, Dave, to see our final painting. And here it is. Isn't it really cute? The snowman and the snow woman together. Thank you guys for joining me today. 9. Day 07 - 18 Days to Christmas: Welcome to Day Seven. It's 18 days to Christmas from today. It's exciting, isn't it? So today we will paint this Christmas tree through the window. So let us have a look at the colours. We will need. Transparent red, Indian yellow, green, burnt umber, and indigo. So starting with the pencil sketch, we're first going to make the outline of the window. I will upload this painting to the resources section so you can download it for the reference picture. So this project is going to be slightly longer than 30 minutes. I hope it's all right, but we are going to have real fun painting this one. This is also one of my favourites. It's really amazing to see that Christmas tree through the window after you've painted it, trust me, you will love it. So first we need to make the outline of the window. So it's just going to be basic lines using your ruler and Benson and the window divider in the middle. So just make sure that you will get the exact number of lines as there are a nice reference which I have added to the resources section. So in order to download the image, you would have to login to skill share from a browser or a BC and go into the Projects tab where you will find this picture to download. Once you have the reference image in your hand, it's going to be pretty easy to make the sketch because it's nothing other than simple shapes and lines. So just a rectangular box for the windows and some additional lines for the window sills. And then there's going to be a tree in front of it and in front of the window at the bottom barred. It's going to be covered in snow. So it looks like it's still snowing and the snow has settled down at the bottom part covering all the bushes and shrubs in front of the window. So that's what we will be painting. And through the window we're seeing a Christmas tree. So just make the rough outline of the Christmas tree. If you have been painting with me on the other glass projects in this class, and I'm sure that now you can make the Christmas tree very easily. So inside the Christmas tree, we would just add few small circles for the Christmas ornaments hanging on that tree. So I'm really sure that you're a pro at this. Now. Then we need to add the window bars. So again, just use your ruler. And make the lines or you can also use just your pencil and with rough sketch. So that would be all for the pencil sketch. So now let us start painting. I'm going to take Indian yellow and I'm going to pinch the Christmas ornaments first. So this is just going to be wet. On dry. We will be painting a mixture of red and yellow for these Christmas ornaments. So some of them, you can leave yellow. Some of them make it a mix of red and yellow just added to the other side of where you have applied the yellow so that this half of the ornament of law, yellow half of the ornament apply red. It's not going to be clearly visible. So because it's just a very small one. So some of them can be read and some of them can be fully yellow. So it's just, we're trying to mix up these two colors for the ornaments on that tree. So it's just very basic, very simple. And because it's going to be not clearly visible, we don't need to add too much details, but I always prefer to add a bit of shadow to it. So this dark shadow is going to be obviously with the red and brown mixture, head and band number. That's it. Then we will start painting our tree. So here again, I'm using a darker green that I have. So I'm mixing Sap Green by mixing a bit of yellow with the green. So if you have Sap Green or hookah screen or any other green for that matter, you can use it directly. It doesn't really matter at all. So here I'm using the wet and dry method to get the Christmas tree. So we're just going to do small strokes. So in the shape of the leaves. So it's better to use a smaller size brush, ideally a size two or even a size four, size one would also be fine. So what we will be doing is we will skip the areas of the window, just that sense of bar. The other bars on top of it are fine because that would be with a darker color. So since that is going to be a darker Gullah, we can always paint on top of it. So that's fine. But leave the sender bar area. And the rest of the areas just make smaller leaves in the shape of the tree that we had made the rough sketch off. So just you can add different versions of green Do your tree because that would make it look more interesting. So this is the primary reason why I'm trying to mix a green by using my yellow and green. So when I mix yellow, it would be lighter and when I don't make ClO, it would be a darker green. So if you want to get a slightly lighter green Dan, what do you already have? Just mix a bit of yellow into it. So this is why I said these video is slightly longer than half an hour, but not much. I have sped up the video here at this point, just by 1.5 times. Because the process is just similar. On top of the Sap Green, we're adding a darker green. So seven darker leaves on the tree that would make the tree look more interesting with the different color contrast between all the greens. So that is why I said, now make a dark green. But if you don't have dark green and ugliness, very light, you can mix a bit of indigo to it and you'll get a darker green. So I've already applied the glean that I have. Now. I want to add a uneven, more darker shade of green. So I've mixed it with indigo and I'm adding it randomly onto my tree again. So you can see it's totally random at certain places. And this makes it look more real with the different color tones on my tree. It's just totally random so you don't have to worry about anything. Just remember to leave that space in the middle for the window bar. That's the only thing. Then after painting the tree, we will paint the inside of that window. So that would be some corner of the house visible, the wall of the house. So it needn't be much detail. This is why we're going to use the wet on wet method to apply water to that HDFS. But remember not to touch the tree area because your paint might be wet and it might flow. So just skipping the ideas of the tree applied in water. And then you can apply Indian yellow and mix a bit of burnt umber, do it so that you get somewhat like a lighter brown shade. It can't be said lighter brown sheet. It's kind of like a yellowish brown shade. So this is the color of the wall probably of the house. So that's what we're adding. So using this yellow brown shade, apply what a first and then add this yellow brown shade onto the wall. So you can see I've just applied in the corners and the areas next to the tree is almost as white. So it needn't be that detailed and we need not go to the areas near the tree. So that's legally All right. So you can see I'm not touching the tree bark but just blending my yellowish brown to the inside of that window. That's it. Remember to not make any dog edge weight the color. So just blended using water. Then once everything is dried. So my window has now completely dried. We needed to be dry because we're going to paint right next to it. So here I've mixed yellow and brown together, this time more brown. So that is why the color is different. So this is like a brownish yellow? No. It's just a tiny bit of yellow into the band number. So we will be working with different kinds of Brown's here. So I'm only using burnt umber and yellow and I will be making different rounds. So this one is a tiny bit of yellow into the ground and we will paint that gap between the windows. So this is like the outside part of the window. So you can see there's a gap in that area where I've left. So that gap over there we'll painted with a different kind of brown. So just follow me along in this process. Don't worry. And towards the right side, I'm applying a medium dawn of burned on board, I'd know. So use a medium Dawn of the brown. So it's not a Docker, Don't just a medium to one of brown, but you can see clearly that this drone is different from the other area where I applied the brown mixed with a tiny bit of Indian yellow. Then now we slightly make our Brown a bit more dagger. And this darker brown is water will go into the center of the window sill. So just be careful that we beans that window so very carefully because these are like structure of a window, so it has to get the shade correctly, right? So just follow along the pencil sketch. If you've made this pencils gets you very nicely with the ruler, then it's not going to be difficult. It's just getting nice fresh control. So I'm sure that this part of the painting process, but also help you in getting that fresh control in following pencil sketch over a line, like in a straight line. So this would be a really helpful exercise for that. Then we will use the same medium dawn as in slightly darker medium tone of the burnt umber or the brown. And we will apply it to the GAP where I left at first. So this window is shaped in such a way that the person is looking at it from the right side. So the wall part of the window, we'd see it only on the left side. So that is why there are more lines on the window on the left than on the right. So that means the person is standing slightly towards the right and looking at the window. That's why we see more lines on the left. So the same band number, We will also apply to that dark area as well. So when you apply that burned a murdered adopt area. That part of the window is complete. So you can see that forms a whole section that rectangle with the bar in the middle. So that's the window complete for that part. Then there's going to be some slight barred visible at the bottom. So just follow me along here. The rest of it is going to be covered in snow. So just paint a very tiny bit of that bond number at the bottom. That's it. So at the adult bard of our window, we will start applying brown again. So let us just start applying our burned amber or brown. So the only thing left to paint on the window is now the top part and on the left, and also a slight line on the right. So here I want a dog, a mix of burnt umber. So I'm mixing vanes career with I burnt umber and little bit of Payne's gray. You can also mix a little bit of black. So this would give a Docker to one of the brown Dhaka dawn As in like a set B-A. So if you have sepia, you can also use Appia. I do have Serbia, but I wanted to limit the number of colors I'm using for these paintings, which is why I did not use many colors. And I also thought that this would be a very nice color mixing exercise for you all that is in order to work on a limited number of colors. So mix Indian yellow and band number together so you'll get that brownish yellow color again, and then at a bit of red to it as well. So now it becomes like a burnt sienna color. And I'm switching to my medium-size brush or my largest ice brush. And here, now we're going to paint the wall on the right side so you can see the color that I mean, it's like a bun CNN, right? If you have been to, you know, you can use that as well. But I wanted to mix abundancy and all kinds of color. So what I did was mixing Indian yellow, brown, and red together to get that darker shade. And this is what we will apply to the wall area on the right. So remember, do leave the gap at the bottom for the snow. So it's like the snow had settled at the bottom part of the house. So as I said, burnt umber, red and yellow together for getting the nice brown shade. And we will apply the same color to the left side as well. So the left wall of the house the same color. So you can see here, I have left a gap on the right side of the window, as slight gap as white because we need to add a different Brown there that is also part of the window. But for this one on the left side, we have all dirty painted all the parts of the window. So just follow along the line of the penciled sketch all the way to the window. Trust me, had a real difficult time building this window following along the pencil sketch. Because to get a structure like this. Because usually when I'm building something like this, I have my head bent over close to the painting and looking at it. So it was really difficult for me with the camera on the top and I had to sit without my head coming onto the vapor. So just to get a nice touch to that wall, just add a bit of band number on the top as well onto the wet paper. Now, we need to make stat darker brown shade. You can also use sepia. But if you don't have say API, you can mix this by mixing burnt umber and being screened. Or I'm mixing a bit of black a_2 band number. So you'll get a very darker shade of brown. You can also use the Nike Brown and I give it on is a really nice Doc Brown. So again, very carefully, we will apply to that bar of the window. So follow along the pencil sketch. So we first already binded this with a lighter brown. We're just going to add a darker brown on the top of it. Now, a medium-sized rush or a smaller size brush would be ideal to paint a lonely line in just short area. So also that small gap that we left between the ball and the right side of the window. That one also, we will paint with this darker shade of brown. So you can see now our window is already coming into shape, isn't it? But it's still missing the window bars. So that's what we need to add. So these we know bars, we will be adding it with the same Dhaka toluene. So this is what I said when we were painting the tree that K2 paint over the pencil sketch of the window vars because obviously we're using a Docker to one. So use this Docker dawn of burnt umber and Bain scream mix together. It will be almost similar to black, but not black because it's got brown it. So using that make the window bars. So the lines on the windows. So don't worry that you need to have the exact same number of windows or bars as I do know, it's totally up to you and it's alright, but just make sure to make it evenly spaced. And then the lines in the middle as well for both the sides of the window. So again, this part was really difficult for me to paint without having my head leaning on top of the paper. But I think it's a really good exercise that when we're trying to paint it at different angles, we get more brush control in our hands. So next, we're going to paint that boredom Bard, where we see a slight Bart off the Wall below the window. So for that, I made a transplant and brown color. So this is by mixing red and brown together. So you get a nice reddish brown shade. And using that, what we have obtained is the bottom bard of that window. Next, we need to make that darker shade of brown. Again, two panes that tree branch in front of the window. So I'm mixing a dark brown shade. Again. As I said, you can either use sepia of anti gay Brown or mixed bundle branch block together or Bundler and Bain skate together. And only very slight each part of the tree is going to be visible. And few branches. So use a medium-sized brush or a smaller size brush, and we will add few branches here in front of that window. So you know how tree branches are there supposed to be then towards the outside. And when you go nearer to the main trunk, they get bigger. So this is why Just make sure that all your branches are the thicker side of that branch is towards the center part of the tree, that is the trunk. And as you go outside of that center branch, it should be thinner. But they needed to be straight lines. You know how tree branches are just random and add some small branches here and there. That's it. And I'm going to add another branch to the left as well. So you can add many branches as well hidden there. And adding that branch on the left. So this is from the top to the bottom. So this seems like one of the branches at the top part of the tree is hanging towards the bottom side. So that's why we see it on top of the window, humming the front of the window. So you can add many branches here in there. And once you have done that, that would be all for the tree. So next we will be the bottom part. So at the bottom part, there's going to be just small, tiny bots that are visible through the snow. So at the left part add a little shape with brown again. So it's just something that's visible through the snow, something that's there in the front of the house. We don't know what it is, is just unclear. And then makes a darker shade of green by mixing green, indigo. So we need the green to be a really dark shade. And then just make some small kind of shapes in the snow at random places. So this is some bushes and shrubs that is dead in front of the house, but it's covered in snow. And only that. Part of those bushes and shrubs are seen through the snow. So that's why we just painted the green at random places. Then again on the right, that is something that is visible through the snow. So we'll just add a shape with bond number, some random shape. It could be probably the fence of the house. We don't know what it is. It's just random. Once we have added that, we need to pay into the snow, and the snow is white, but we need to add the shadows, right? So apply water to the snow area. Just remember, do not touch the leaves, otherwise you'll gain will blend into the snow area. We don't want that right. So just apply water to all of the snowy places. We just need to add the shadow. And for the shadow, we're going to be adding a lighter dawn of Payne's gray. So just apply beans great at random places. So this is just the snow detest settled in front of the house all the way up to the window. So it looks like it has node for like many days or maybe many hours and it's got like three feet of snow, which is why all those things in front of the house are covered. So just using a very lighter tone of beans, great, applied at random places. And also to that area, snow right in front of the window. So when you use wet on wet first, No, it makes it look real and some places are left white and those was banes green areas are the darker shadows. Now we need to blend that bond. A motion that we ended at the bottom to the snow. So we'll just use water and just try to blend that into the snow areas. You can also use a bit of the lighter tone of beans Greer, and add it so that you don't form any dark edge there. So you can see how that it is. It's not very clear there. The bond number and the beans Green has just mixed onto that snowy area. It's just going to be very blurred part. And we will also do the same with the bottom part of the tree. Because any to look as if it's blended into the snow that is coming out of the snow. So add brown or Payne's gray to that area where the tree is emerging. Then finally, we need to be in the snow in the other areas. So here again, I am going to use my whitewash or whitewater gala, whichever you have, you can use it. So now we'll add the snow that's settled on top of the trees. So just the same way as we have been studying the other projects, if you have been following alone, just add this new onto the tree on the top of the branches, of course, because that's where the snow is likely to settle on. So not on all the areas, but just at random places onto the tree. So on horizontal surfaces where the snow has a place to settle on. The next thing is those window bars. So each of those bars will have snow settled. So make it like a slightly small triangular shape to the left side. So the left side of each of the window bars will have slightly more snow and the horizontal surface will have lesser. So you can see how I'm painting a bit more on the left side towards that center var, and then lesser towards the right. So each of those new part, as I said, more on the left side of it and then a bit flatly onto the right side. So we will do the same for all of the window bars. Remember to use a thicker consistency of the white bean. Otherwise, it will blend with the underlying colors and we may not get it as white. I really love adding the snow bar. That's my favorite part in a painting. It is just really a fun process, isn't it? And of course, my, another favorite Bard is adding the snow falling. Of course that is adding the sublattice in a painting. So v will do just that here. But first let us add this node properly in other places. And here comes the lattice, so the snow is still falling eyes. So that's why we need to add this lattice. So use your brush and then using your finger, or you can use two brushes. I use one finger for adding the snow. This is because when you use one finger and tap onto the paper, you get the YE lattice in different sizes. If you use two brushes, all of those plateaus will be tiny and very small. But here it's snow, so I want them to be in different sizes. That's why it once you've added this new painting is complete. So let us remove that day to see our final painting. I really love each of these Christmas paintings. I hope you do as well. And thank you for joining me today. 10. Day 08 - 17 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day eight. It's just 17 days to Christmas. And today we will be painting this gorgeous painting because we will need our Indian yellow , Payne's grey, burnt umber, viridian green transparent red, indigo, cobalt blue and a dark green. And also why it watercolours or gouache. So let us start with our pencil sketch. So this is like a snow globe ornament. So it's not going to be a globe, but rather in a different shape. So I've seen everyone paint globe all around and I wanted to have the shape of this one slightly different. So that is why first, draw the base. And for the bass part is just going to be like an elliptical shape. And we will have the top part by having a curve and then two lines, parallel lines, joining the bottom base part. So that's how the pencil sketch would be, is just going to be very simple and basic. Don't worry. And inside that globe, we have a tree, a Christmas tree, and a small house. So just make the outline of a small, tiny little house. Maybe it's a house or a bon standing out in the snow. And then some trees at the back as well. So the pencil sketch is very basic and simple. And towards the front of this ornament, just to make it interesting, let's add some leaves. So it's kind of like maybe some bard of a Christmas tree. And then now we will paint the background. So here, the background, we are going to be painting using the wet on wet method. So let us apply water. So we're going to wet the whole part of our paper. But just not that ornament. It's a snow globe. So let us call it snow globe. So at lye water all around the snow globe. So I'm using a larger size brush to govern a larger idea. You can also use a flat brush, but just make sure that you follow along the lines of the pencil sketch off the snow globe. So this is for painting the background, of course. So very carefully along the lines. Then we will start applying the paint. So first we will start with Payne's grey. So this is just totally random and just adding a very vague background, something, whatever came into my mind. So just apply the Payne's grey all over. At certain places. And you can see I applied a bit on the right side and I am applying on the left side as well. So just here and there now we will fill the rest of it with other colours as well. So the Payne's grey, applied nicely. It's all right. Even if you apply a darker don't because this is wet on wet, it will get lighter after it dries. So always remember that the next color is burnt umber that I'm adding. So add any darker brown. So just remember this. Whenever you apply darker tone onto a wet paper, it will get lighter after dries. So you have to keep that in mind when painting the wet on wet technique. So add the burnt umber. And just remember that the work, the bottom side we needed to be burnt umber itself because let's have the base with the burnt umber. So it seems like it's resting on some kind of a surface bond on the surface. So I wanted it to be a little bit of different brown. So I added a little bit of Indian yellow to my brown. So I got a brownish yellow shade. And this is what I will be adding to the base area. Then towards the extreme bottom part, we will add burnt umber. So it's just a total mix of all these colours. So you can see I just added the brownish, yellow onto my Bieber and then also adding numbers. So it's just trying to get a blend of these scholars on the beeper. Then we will take Indian yellow and fill in the other areas where we have left a tiny bit of white on the top. So you can see that the pagans grade that we applied is already gone very lighter. So this is why I'm adding the Payne's grey on the top of it. So remember my people are still wet, which is why I'm adding. So if you'll be put as dried, don't apply the shade. Wait for it to completely dry, and then you can reapply water and then add shade on top of it if you want it to be darker. Otherwise, don't work on it. If it has dried. Then switching to my medium-size brush, I'm going to add some water blooms. So you might have understood by now that I really love these textures and techniques for depicting different kinds of backgrounds. So I'm just dropping water onto my painting. And this created blooms on my papers. So you can see after the test dried, it's created these nice little glues. So once after everything is dried, now we will paint the rest of the painting. So I've taken my size dual brush. So it's a very smaller brush because we're going to paint that minute tree inside that snow globe. So let us take viridian green. So you can also use emerald green. This is a green that's available in almost all of the palettes out there. But if you don't have this green You can use any green that you have, the Christmas greenness and certainly doesn't have to be in emerald green or viridian green itself. So add that pine tree in front of that house with the emerald green or the viridian green. So you can see I've applied smaller strokes and smaller leaves and I've left a lot of white gaps in between. So this would contribute to the snow on the pine tree. So just quick, smaller shapes of leaves of the pine tree, that's it. Pine leaves, simple. And also remember that tree at the back of the house. So don't paint all the way to the end because we need to add that house later on. So adding that pine tree, then let us paint the house. So I'm taking transport and read. You can also use scarlet vermilion or any guy in the red. So it doesn't really matter. This is just the house or the bond and it's just denoted sheet. That's it. So add the red to the areas of the house. So you can see I'm left that tiny space for the door of the house. And here on this side, we will also leave a tiny space for the windows. And you can see that towards the base of that bond house, I have not added a flat line, but rather some quick random shapes because it's snow in that area and it's all going to be in an exact flat line. So that's what we have to remember. Then next, using Payne's gray, let's add some shadow to the snow on top of the house. So I've added using veins screen and then I'm just gonna blend it with water. So you can see just Italy totally randomly. Just blended it onto that vital area. And now that whole thing looks as if it's real, doesn't it? It's the next color is banned, umber. And we'll mix a bit of Payne's gray to it to create a darker shade of brown. You can also use Scipio. And using these, we will paint the door and the windows. So just remember, don't mean the whole thing leave certain white gaps. So this will contribute to the snow. Now, let us Spain the rest of the snowy areas in front of the house. So first, wet that area, that whole area at the bottom part of the inside of the snow globe. For the snow for adding the shadows on the snow, always used a wet on wet technique. Then add cobalt blue. So a lighter dawn of cobalt blue, very lighter tone of cobalt blue. And just apply random places. And observe here, I'm using a smaller sized brush. And if you want to add a bit of darker shadows, add indigo on top of it. So you can see I've added a darker shadow to the areas at the bottom. So this is like the end of the snow globe. And I'm also just going to blend the snow on top of the house again. Now, let us Spain the inside part of the snow globe. So this node loop inside Bart, it's empty, but then we can't leave it twice because this is standing on a surface in which there is a background of yellow, brown and the beans grade that we applied. All of these are going to be reflected inside it. That is, the background has to be seen through it. So that this way I'm applying water because we need to work on the wet on wet technique. So we'll start with the Indian yellow and do the red paper will apply in Danilo at random basis. So remember this is the reflection of the background. So the reflection, or you can say it, what is seen through that snow globe, so that's no globe is transparent. That is, if you've seen a snow glue, the outside of the snow globe is transparent material, right? But if it plays it on a surface, you can see what's behind it, right? So that is why we are adding the Bain's green and yellow to it. You can skip the burnt umber, but if you want, you can also add burnt umber to it and just blend all of it together. And observe here I've used a lighter tone of the Payne's gray and the Indian yellow. So it's not going to be as dark as the background. Now let us paint the base. And for painting the base, I'm going to work on the wet on wet technique again. And I'm starting with Indian yellow. So again, the base, some parts will have that yellow reflected. So that display, I first applied Indian yellow. So I always keep telling this in watercolor paintings, it's all about light, shadow, reflection colors. So you can see that on the top of our painting directly about this, that yellow color. So it can be from some kind of light source there, right? Some kind of shiny lights on the dog. That's why there's that TL Lu. So that yellow light needs to be reflected on our other subjects as well. So that is why I added yellow and then painted the rest with band number two. And the base of that snow globe. We will make strands split in red and brown together. So it's transparent red and burned on. But again, o will get a nice permanent drown sheet. Add a little bit of Indian yellow or yellow that you're using to it as well. And will get a nice burn CNR kind of sheet. Or you can also use burns in our directly if you want. And this mix. What we will add onto our bottom base part of the snow globe. Ivy League, mixing my beans because it gives an interesting shape to that color. You know, because all of these scholars would somehow separate out after a dry is, and it looks really beautiful. So that is why you can use a different color mix or you can use direct beans such as benzene. So you can see on top of the mix of the Brown that I created, I'm adding a darker shadow with band number. So here I'm adding darker brown on top of it towards the right side. Then I'm mixing a dark brown by mixing bond, umber and pains game together. And this is what we will use to paint the shadow. So here the shadow is going to be towards the right side. So at the bottom right side. And using this darker shade, we will make a curved, somewhat circular shape for the shadow of this snow globe. So remember it is the mix of burnt umber and Payne's gray. You can also use EPA or anti gay brown. Then once you have added the shadow so you can see the edge of the shadow is really sharp. So we're going to solve it by using water. So dip your brush in water and then just soft and that edge by softening technique. So it's just using water. You will see that the edge gets soft and so that's what we're doing. Now. We need to paint the rest of the snow globe, saw the edge of the snow globe to give that, you know, transparency of the glass. So we need to add some lines and this adding with Payne's gray. So this is not the outer line, but the inner line off the snow globe. So you might not have made this with the benzene, but just follow along the first outer line and leave a tiny space and make this inner line along the snow globe. Then we will also mark the outer line. So here, remember to use a very nice little small brush. So we need the tip to be pointed and the line needs to be thinner. So make sure to use a size one or size 0 brush for this. Or if you don't have tried to make the thinness of the lines possible with the smallest of the brushes that you have. So follow along the line of the pencil sketch. So now you can already see that the snow globe appears to be having a transparent surface and like a glass, right? So that is what we were trying to achieve. Then we will take Payne's gray again and we're going to add a curved line towards the inside. So this curved line would again act as a reflection and would give the appearance of that transparent snow globe. Now, let us make stat darker brown shade again by mixing band, number and beans. Great. And add some lines to the base of that snow globe. So the base, as of now, it looks really flat, right? So we want to make it interesting, have some texture. So it looks like it's a wooden base. So just add some texture depicting would just few lines and the lines onto it. Then another thing is the snow globe needs to have a shadow on the dog as well. So just right below the transparent barred, just added with this darker brown shade and then soft in the edges. So the same way as we did with the other shadow will do the same. So you can see now this looks more interesting and we're right. Next. Let us take more viridian. Now, they could Docker dawn of viridian. And I want to apply a bit of darker dawn on top of my trees. Hi, I always love to add the friend kinds of colors to my trees. Apply at random places, this darker green. Next, we need to add some snow inside the snow globe. But this snow is going to be a bit different than the backbone. So that despite I've covered the rest of the background with the shoe and whatever paper I could find. And we're going to add dynasties platters into it. So you can see I've added dynein status. So for adding the tiny status, you can see I'm using two brushes. So if you use sub-lattice and make them with one hand, this lattice would be larger in size for tiniest platters, use toothbrushes. So now we have got the nice platters inside and let us add the things in the front. I covered the snow globe because I wanted those plateaus to look as if they are inside the snow globe. We will be adding snow and plateaus laid onto the background, but they will be different. But for now, let us add some things into the front part of our binding. So I'm just going to add some pine leaves. So these are just simple shapes. Make them with Sap Green who goes green or with whatever green you have, just add them on to the front part. So it appears like there's some kind of Christmas tree or Christmas branches lying there right next to it on the surface that this snow globe is resting on. So we needed it to be detailed. Just very rough sketch. So use different kinds of green and just add these lines. I'm only adding this to make it interesting because just the snow globe in this painting looks kind of odd, right, with nothing in front of it. So if you add the branches to it, we might make it more interesting. So that is why I am adding. So first I added with sap green, and then the next column we will add is with a darker green. So you can see now how it looks. It looks interesting, right? So let us add another one to the bottom as well. So for adding these leaves uses smaller size brush and just some lines in the shape of it leaf, you can see that. So it's similar to how you would draw a palm tree. And every time use a lighter shade of green. Don't forget to use a darker shade on top of it. Next, with permanent red or Scarlett, let's add some small Christmas fruits. That is the fruits of a holy. So just make these small Barry shapes. Brush. So you can see I've just made smalls and we will add it to both sides. So any number that you want. So I added three on the left, and I'm going to add four towards the right. And let us join them together with a branch. So I'm going to use bond on buffer that. So my bare either still wet. So when adding the bond number on top of it, they will blend a little with that transparent red and they would create the shadow that I always add with a darker brown. So you needn't add any shadow here. Then using Sap Green again, just make some random leaf sheets right at the bottom part of the berries. And let's add some interesting texture here. So I'm going to make some plateaus with sap green. So take Sap Green with your brush. I'm using a larger size brush and I'm going to add some lattice. So you can see towards the bottom, and I've covered up my snow globe because we don't want any splattered on the top right. So add some sublattice with Sap Green, and I've also added some with bond. Then this is something interesting I found out recently. So after adding sublattice, blend them with a brush just at random places, and also use some shade that you used for this bladders. So here we used band number, right? So just blend them and only at certain places. So it looks kind of like the sub-lattice are there but mixed. And also some places are blank. So this gives a very nice interesting texture to our bending. So this is something I recently used in one of my paintings and I really loved it. Then on to the top adds some plateaus again. So here the paper is wet. It would create a very beautiful mix of wet on wet and wet and dry sublattice. Then once everything is dried, we will add the background snow lattice. So here we don't want platters inside us know globe because these platters are going to be large because I'm using a larger sized brush to get lattice. So using your whitewash or white watercolors, splatter paint all around. Then we will also add some interesting flatters here. So I'm going to splatter with Indian yellow. So with whatever yellow that you've been using, add some sublattice. So this makes this painting more interesting because those yellows lattice might be tiny bits of lights in the background. So that's what makes it more interesting. Then, once you're done with this ladders, remove the covering on your snow globe and you've painting is done. You just have to remove the date to see the final beautiful painting. I hope you'll like this painting as well as the new technique that I shared with you. So here's the final painting, and thank you for joining me. 11. Day 09 - 16 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day nine. It's just 16 days to Christmas. It's getting exciting. Eight. So today we will be painting this landed in the snow. And the colours we will need our Indian yellow, Indian gold, Permanent red, Payne's grey, cobalt blue, burnt umber, and green. So let us first start with our pencil sketch. So we will sketch the landed in the snow. Don't worry, I will upload this image into the resources section. So you can download the image in a pc or browser from skillshare and use that as a reference to make the lantern. So it's just going to be a simple picture and very easy to sketch the lambda1 using a ruler. The left side would be slightly slanted because of the direction in which it is laying on the snow on the top of the land. And we will add few Christmas see things. That is a few mistletoe or wholly leaves. Pine cones. Just to make it interesting and to give it the Christmas fields and wipes. Even by adding just a small part of these Christmas things, we can make one painting totally into the Christmas mood. So that's what this is all about. It's just a lambda and standing out in the snow. But then adding these little things to the side of it makes it completely into a Christmas painting. So once you have done with the London, That would be all for a pencil sketch. So just the dog bard of the lander, and then a small book on the top. So I'm adding the hook in the shape of a question mark. Then we can have some things inside the land and as in the lines on the London. So to get it correctly, we need that diamond shape in the center. So what I did to make that a is to draw a grid line in the center that is cross in the center so that you can get the measurements right? And we'll do the same for the left side as well. But know this, the left side, it is going to be thinner because of the perspective that is the angle at which that lantern is lying on the snow. So that is all for the pencil sketch. Then we will use a flat brush to apply water on the whole area on top of the snowboard. So the bottom part is going to be the snow, and the top part is going to be the lantern at its lights. So use a medium-size brush and we will start with Indian yellow. So we will start by applying in the center. But remember to leave that slide gap of white there. So this is going to be the light inside the London. So right in the middle of the lantern, leave that whitespace. Start with Indian, you look all around. And then we will also add some bookie effect to this painting. So you might have understood by now that I really loved the bouquet effect in paintings. It just add beauty to our paintings. And this one has a lantern in it and it would just make it really beautiful. So for that, use your brush to make these small circles and leave that white space in the center. Next, we will take Indian Gold and we will apply it to the side of the load that is towards the outside of the lantern. So don't worry if you don't have this Indian gold colour, you can always mix this Indian gold colour. To get this beautiful Indian gold colour, all you have to do is try and mix a bit of brown and orange and the yellow together. And you'll get this nice golden sheet. So the brown and yellow would make lighter brown, yellowish brown shade. And adding Orange do it will slightly donate into golden. So that's how you can Indian gold shade if you don't have it. So using this Indian goal, we will cover up the rest of the book. So because our paper is wet, we have completely lost the white in the center. But don't worry, we can add it later on. So using the Indian Gold or the Indian Gold mix that you did with your brown, yellow, and orange game applying onto the sides of the yellow. Just make sure to leave that gap of white. Don't cover it up. Then let us take some permanent red and mix it with a bit, the yellow so that we get a light reddish orange color. And this is what we will paint towards the outside of our painting. So all around the bouquet and the outside areas of the London. So the other areas where the lantern is not there, so it needs to have some darker tones. So that's what we're adding this red. You can observe how many strokes are. I'm covering the whole of the book as well with these red sheet. So leaving that around yellowish color in the middle. So keep doing that. And the rest of the places, we will cover it up with this reddish orange color. So remember, might be produced still wet and we're working on the web. Don't read technique. You can add more Gallery to the top of our existing paint to get a darker shade. But remember to do this only if you paper is still wet. So the key thing to get this wet on wet technique going on is to keep working on that paper. So if there are some areas that are starting to dry. You can paint over it, but make sure that you're not adding any more water onto your paper. So here you can observe, I'm only picking up paint. I'm not mixing it with a lot of water. So I have added a little bit of burnt umber on the dark area as well to get that darkness. So the colors we have used for the background here are Indian yellow, Indian gold, permanent red and burnt umber. So the yellow colors towards the bottom, near the London and further away from the lantern, would be the darker shades which are permanent red and burnt umber. So the yellow part is because that's how the London is gluing. So the yellow shows the glowing parts of the lantern, that is the light from the lantern. And as you go further away from it, you have the darker tones. Then we have to wait for the whole background to dry. And once it has completely dried, we will be in the snow. You have to wait for it to dry because otherwise, when you apply water onto the snow part, your yellow or red shade that you applied right next to that line would bleed into the water. So in order to avoid that, we have to wait for the background to dry. Then we will take some Indian Gold or the mix of Indian goal that you have made. And we will add it to the bottom. So on the snow, it's the reflection of the light on the London. But remember to leave that gap off white to show the middle glow. And the rest of the areas will cover with cobalt blue first. And the darker dawns on the shadow with Payne's grey. So on the snow, first blue, that is cobalt blue or any other blue that you're using. And then Payne's grey or the darker shadows. So apply Payne's grey at the bottom areas. Now once you have done that, we can be the Christmas things. So starting with permanent red, you can also use Transparent Red, vermillion OR scarlet. So we will paint there was little berries on the lantern So these are actually the batteries on the wholly planned. So we might have seen holy Christmas Holy plant. So those berries just make them using a very smaller dress, because they are very small. Using red, just cover it up. Next, we're going to mix a lighter brown sheet. So I'm going to use bond and a little bit of Indian Gold plus yellow domain, this lighter brown sheet. So this will be the base layer for the pine cones. So that simple shape that you made for the pine cones and the whole of it. But this lie don't cheat. So if you already have a lighter brown sheet such as raw sienna, then you can directly use that. I'm using these three colors to make this lighter shade. As you can see. Then next we will use Sap Green. So my dad is very dark, so I'm mixing a bit of England yellow to it to create sapling. And using this app, I'm going to make the leaves of the holy planned. So if you've seen the Christmas leaves that is holy, then you'll know the shape of it. Otherwise, you can follow exactly as I'm doing here. You can see closely in this angle. So it's got this kind of weird shape. So it's like a torn kind of shape. It's quite easy once you get it. So using a small brush, tried to make these small holly leaves on to that area, a few of them, and cover the whole of it with this app green. So you can use any other green that you have, necessarily don't need to use up green. You can also use who goes green or any other green. And if it is too difficult, we can also add other kind of lease. Then any gap or space between those berries of the holy, you can cover it up with green as well. So remember to use the smallest size brush. And then we will also add some few small leaves of binary kind. If you have been following along in all the other exercises, then you know how these are done. Just symbol strokes towards the outside, similar to those leaves of the tree. So we will add it all around this so that it resembles the Christmas buying corn bunch. So just using a very small Josh and then you can also add details onto your holy leaves if you weren't with that tiny brush and a darker shade of green. So I've just added a line in the center. And all the other places in between those batteries, you can fill it up with the green. Then next thing is using a darker shade of brown. Let us bond on bourbon I gave Brown or sepia or whatever taco brown. Use that to add few dots own to the pine cone. So this is what will make the line go look real. Ideally, it should not be done like this pine cones. It got a very nice shape. But to do it quickly. And also because this bunch is really small, this would be enough. Adding few dots randomly. Then we will take this bone and again, we will be a lantern itself. So the whole of that outer covering of the lantern, we will paint with burnt umber. So uses moral dash because this is again, we have to make sure that as we follow along the lines. So using the smallest brush that you own, just along the lines of your pencil sketch inside the whole of that lantern. So no, actually not the whole of the lantern. So just follow me along the whole left side. Yes. But towards the center, we need to show the light. So the light acting on that lantern would be having a glow on that lantern itself. And we will add that with a different color. So for now, follow me alone in this. So this is burnt umber. Use a neat darker brown that you have. It doesn't matter. So you can see this process is very simple. So at the bottom, it would be a straight line at the top, but the bottom side of it would not be a straight line. This is because it's lying there in the snow, so we need to have that surface of the snow. So kind of little angles. And this is what I was talking about, about the light of the lantern being reflected on the outside cage of it. So the center diamond shape, we will add it with Indian gold. So remember you just have to mix this Indian Gold. Use buttoned up yellow and red or orange to mix those Indian cool shade. And to the outside of it, we will add bond number one to have added this bond. Just blend it to the Indian gold shade. So for blending it, just use a damn brush and swipe it across. So the two colors will mix together and it will seem like the light is shining in the center and it's being reflected in that cage bard of the lambda. So you can see how I've blended it. Then let us add a candle kind of shape inside the lambda. So this is what is actually there, gluing inside the lambda a small candle. So the ad that with Indian yellow. And we can also add some yellow to the outside of that white region. But then you need to blend it so that it doesn't fall. Dog edge. So once we have added that candle, you can see I'm adding a bit of yellow to the outside of that white, but just make sure that you retain that white. So for now, the London itself is ready, but we need to add some more darker tones to the inside of it to give contrast to that light and to give it a nice effect. So applies a mortar, do the yellow areas inside the lander, and then just apply Indian Gold on top of it. You will just see what's happening when you do this. You could also do it to the right side. That is in the four boxes. What exactly it walks. But in those four corners, apply water. We're applying water so that it will blend evenly. And then to the corners of it, apply Indian gold. So you can see what's happening. I'm only at line Indian rule to the corner and then blending it towards the middle. So when we do this to all the four corners, you will see that the white of that light will glow a bit more because of the contrasting darker tone on the outside of it. So that's why we need to make it a bit more darker so that there's a large contrast between the center region and the outside region. So this is how we can make light to show in a painting. That is by adding contrast between light and dark as part. So I'm adding Indian gold here and blending it towards the inside, towards the center. So that diamond shape in the middle is actually helping us to blend that towards that area. So there now it looks good, right? So let us now paint the adult barred the head of the lantern. So we're going to paint it with burned. So we'll just cover up the whole area with burnt umber. But if you can give some gap on the right side for the snow, it would be easy for us later on when we're adding the snow. So because we were working on the wet on wet day, look, the Permanent red that we applied in that area did flow onto that lantern head. But if you leave that and not being burned on but all over it, it would be easier later on when you add white because it's easier to add white on top of a lighter red than on dark, burnt umber, right? So the hook and the question mark, kind of Foucault laptop all with burnt amber. So you can see that gap that I've left on the right side of the head of lantern. So this is where we will add no later on. How we will add the snow, so we're going to add it with whitewash or why it watercolours. As I always say, it doesn't matter which one you're using. You can use either whitewash, white watercolours. It doesn't really matter at all. So now on the right side, we will pay into it white. So this is what I said, that leaving it without being deemed is much more helpful for applying that pained because it's easier to apply the white onto what lighter red shade than on do a darker brown cheat, right? It's a lighter shade because we used to buy Darwin technique and it bend, light it after the dried. But if we had applied a darker band, Amber, you would have to apply the white bean multiple times to get it to a darker white shade darker as in when you apply on top of the band and where it would just make the prominent creates a lighter brown sheet and it would fade. So to get that y of the snow, you would have to apply multiple times. So this way we just saving are dying. So add the snow onto all the places when it gets to do that is adult br that the question mark some on top of that. Whoa, OK. And then of course, on the edges of the lantern so bad over places, the snow gets it alone. That's where we will add. So on all the horizontal surfaces of the land, we will add the snow. Use a very small as I expressed for this and it will be quite easy. So snow has a tendency to stick to whatever horizontal surface, and if there's a good surface next to it, it forms like a small triangles next to it. So that is why you can see in both the sides what I have done. Then let us make that light in the center more white so that it appears as if it is gluing. But if you applied white, we need to solve than the edges. So use a damn brush and often the edges that is blended into the background so that the right does not stick out. And the same we need to add to the book. So we add the white in the center. But if you remember the first book we did, we need to soften the edges so that they blend into the yellow. So when you soften the edges, it does not have a dog edge or a harsh edge and it looks as though it's being there all the time, right? So they're now are bouquet effect looks for you, right? You can add more bouquet effect if you want. Then we will also add some more snow to the top of the lantern. And we also need to add a to the small, wholly plat and the pine cones. So just apply some dots here and there and also try do gained half of the holly leaf with the white. So this is just the snow the test settled on the holly leaf. So on the top just randomly at certain places at those white. Then once you have done this, I will show you another technique where we can add some platters. So we're going to use this toothbrush. So it's an old toothbrush. So don't throw away your old toothbrush. You can use them in paintings. So just dip your toothbrush in wet beyond and then using your finger splattered onto the paper. So this will also give some concentrated flattens. And it really helps because it gives some concentrated splatter. So that's what we will add to that Christmas part of the lantern. Then of course, the whole painting, we'll just add snow. So here I will use two brushes. So first, I'm adding snow with a smaller brush and creating this splatters. So these green, his smallest matters. Then switching to a medium-sized brush, I will add most lattice. So my data's now would be larger because I've switched to a larger size brush. So these are little things that we can learn that is the size of this splatters, Bailey with the size of the brush. Then once you have added this splatters, that is all. This was a very quick and easy one, right? So let us remove the masking tape. I hope you all really enjoyed this one. You can see my hands. It's all covered in splatters. So thank you all for joining me. 12. Day 10 - 15 Days to Christmas: Welcome to day ten. It's just 15 days to Christmas. And today we will be painting this Christmas cake. So what is Christmas without a cake, right? So the colours we need are Indian yellow, burnt umber transparent red, Payne's grey, green and an orange. So let us start with the pencil sketch. So I'm going to make a circle first on my paper for the cake. Used whatever you have. So I just used my masking tape as you can see. And then along the edges of that circle, we need to make it curved because this is how the shape of the cake is going to be. And we need to duplicate that in the inside as well. So just follow along. So this painting is going to be a bit longer than 30 minutes. And as you can see, the speed of the redo is 1.5, which is why it's a bit faster. But you can always slow it down and also pause and draw with me. The next thing is let us add some few biscuits or cookies on top of the cake. So for adding that cookies, I'm making these lines first because they will act as the reference lines for me to draw the cookie. So you can see how I'm drawing the cookie. It shouldn't have any sharp lines, but rather curved and smooth edges. So that is why we add the reference lines first so that you can draw the shapes without having any sharp edges or you can make it totally curved. So add a few star shade who gaze in there. So if the star shape is difficult for you, you can add any other shape. So you know, it's just a cookie and you can make the cookies in any shape, right? So that's going to be really easy. Then remove the lines inside, of course. And for a few of the cookies, add a cream on top. So that means another layer of line inside following along the outer sketch. So this will be for the cream on the top. Then we can add some few other things on top of the cake, such as maybe a slice of orange, few berries, and maybe few Christmas leaves. So anything that is totally Christmas. So that's what we'll add on top of our cake. So you can see some view leaves, some berries. Once you have done that, we will add a few other elements onto our paper. Because if you look right now, the VBR kind of looks blank in the other places, right? So add a few Christmas things in there. Like few barriers may be few Christmas pine leaves and another plate of cookies in the corner. So here are the cookies are just going to be simple round shape. Because I didn't want to add much of tough things into this painting anymore. So then maybe a few Christmas leaves here and there. And that would be all for the pencil sketch. So first we will start with painting the background. So all the outer area of the cake, and also not the area of the biscuit. So the whole background. So for painting the background, we will be working on the wet on wet technique. So apply water onto the whole area. So here, even though you have painted some berries or anything, that's fine because we can add that later on the top. So just apply water to the whole of the background. You don't need to skip on top of the barrier or the leaves or whatever you have added. Just the cake and the plate of cookies, that's all you need to avoid. So whole of the paper. Then once you have applied the water, we will go with a yellowish brown shade. We need to create this yellowish brown shade. So we're mixing burnt umber and Indian yellow together and also Indian Gold. So when you mix all these three colours, you'll get a nice yellowish brown shade. So I know many of you may not have Indian gold color, but not to worry if you don't have Indian Gold for this mixture, you can also use just any orange and it will give you this golden shade itself. Nice shining or orangish golden shade. So you can even mix burnt umber Indian yellow and orange, or Indian gold, Indian yellow and wonder. So apply this to the whole of the background. So you can see it's a nice yellowish brown shade. So when you paint the other things on top of it, it's going to appear nicely because it's not a very nice dark color, right? So that's why I said it's all right to paint on the whole of the background. So we just apply the paint on to the whole of the background. Just keeping the cake area and the cookies, the blade of cookies. So carefully along the edge of the cake because we need to preserve the gig. But even if you slightly go on top of it, it's going to be fine. Because the, the color of that cake is going to be a darker tone. Next, we will mix another color, reddish brown shade. So for that makes a bit of red bond umber and a little bit of Indian yellow and apply it on the top. So here, what we're trying to achieve is to get a nice wooden touch to the background. So it seems that the cake is sitting on a wooden surface. So that is why we first made a yellowish brown, and now we're just adding a few details on the top with other colours. So the next thing, take burnt umber, and using a very small brush, draw field lines on it. So you'll paper is still wet from the background wash, right? And it's alright because we want these lines to spread. So this is still the background that's we're painting with wet on wet technique. So we'll just make these lines, but remember to use a smaller brush so that you get thinner lines. If you use a larger brush, the whole painting is designed to mess up because of the large lines and the spreading. So that is all for the background. While the background dries, we can actually paint other inner parts of the cake. So now we're going to think that cookies in the cake, because that's not touching any part of the background. So I'm showing you the entire mixing process. I'm trying to create a nice burnt sienna kind of colour. So I'm trying to limit the number of sheets that I'm using. So the mix I created is with burnt umber a bit of red, bit of Indian gold and a bit of yellow. So don't worry, you don't have to use all of these colours. You can use bands E and R directly, or you can mix these colours. So the mix I have made is with a bit of red, burnt umber, Indian gold, and yellow. You don't have Indian gold. You can use a bit of orange. You will still somehow end up with the same shade. Or you can use burnt sienna directly as I said. So this is what we're going to use to paint the cookies. I just wanted to create a different kind of brown. So either burnt sienna, or if you have a different kind of Brown, You can also use that. But we needed to be a lighter ground nor the darker brown. So on the cookies, the member, not the center bought for those cookies in but you made the inner sketch. So this will be the icing on the top. And for the cookie without the IC, you can add a whole of that cookie with this color. Use a smaller brush to get in side the details correctly. Otherwise, you can also use the tip of a medium-sized brush. Then we will also be the cookies in the plate of cookies as well. So I'm just going to go with the same colour. So all the cookies with this colour. I will say that mix again. So it's burnt umber, Indian yellow, Indian gold, and a bit of red. So that creates a very nice golden color, kind of brown. So that's what we used. Next, we will paint the berries on top of the cake. So the berries is going to be with a nice red shade. So you can use scarlet or Permanent red or transparent red and paint the whole of the varies with this red shade. So little circles on top of the cake at random places. So I've tried to send all of these cake decorations to one side because that looks kind of attractive, right? Rather than scattered on top all over. But if you find that adding on top of the gig at all over random places is what do you like? Then you can go ahead and do it. Remember to use a smaller size brush because these are tiny little circles. So you can see there's a lot of berries on top of this cake. Then once you have finished with the berries, we'll paint the inside of the gig. So for this, you have to wait for the berries too dry. I painted as soon as it finished because the berries had dried while I was painting it. But if it has not dried, what you can do is apply water right next to the batteries so that the red beans were warned flow into the water. Then the whole of the cake we're going to paint with Indian yellow. So it's going to be a nice yellow shade. And when you apply the veins right next to the berries, just look at the paper to make sure that the color, the red color that you applied for the various had dried because we don't want this red sheet to be spreading on top of the yellow, right? So just make sure that it has dried. That's all. Then paint the whole area of the cake. But remember to leave that outer layer of icing, the curved layer that we added, because that's going to be with a different color. So this is yellow because I think this is like lemon cake maybe. Or maybe it's just yellow icing Cronos. So add Indian yellow on the whole of the gate. So alternative colours for Indian yellow that you can use. Transparent yellow, oriion, yellow league, or in fact, any other yellow that you have. So the Amy alluded you use is not going to affect this painting. So on the whole of the cake surrounding the batteries, the biscuits, and everywhere. So you can see that I waited for a bit to paint that little bit of white space between those two berries because this was because the batteries were still wet. So I was painting the rest of the area while the berries tried, and then I moved on top of it. So that looks better not right. Now. We need to add a bit of shadows to the cake, the shadow from the icing outside. So we're going to bring this using Indian Gold. Don't worry if you don't have Indian Gold. As I said, you can mix Indian goals by mixing a bit of burnt umber, orange and yellow, you'll get a nice golden brown sheet. That's what we want. So just along the top right corner around that cake, add a bit of this color onto the wet paper so that it flows down, that it spreads. And we will also add the same to add the shadows on the other things on the geek. So for all the batteries, all the biscuits, cookies just add towards the bottom bark. So here we're adding towards the bottom part because this means that the light is somewhere from the top. That's why all of that shadow is going to be towards the bottom. Once you have done that, let us add the berries in the background. So again, we're going to be adding with the Transparent Red or the Permanent red. Then next we're going to add some Christmas leaves on top of it. So again, going back to my favourite color, Sap Green. So I'm mixing a bit of Indian yellow with my darker green to create that dark green. And using the same exact strokes that we have done until now for all the projects. So if you've been following along in this class, you will know how it is. Just adding few Christmas blindly use on the table. So it looks like there's few decorative items right next to the cake. So whoever photograph this, tried to add few decorations on the table. So that's why a bit off buying tree leaf on the table. And remember, a lighter green first, so Sap Green and then darker green on the top of it for some shadows. That gives a mix of two greens, which will make the bind leaf more interesting. So in order to get a darker green, you can mix a dark green or any green that you have with indigo, which will make the green more darker. And to make a green lighter, you can mix it with yellow. So that's how we can get different kinds of green. And what's the top? We'll just add a few parts of a boundary, not a hole. So just a few lines and the same towards the left as well. So remember to use a smaller sized brush. Then, using the orange, we will add that slices of orange on the cake. So I've just made it a shape of the orange around it. That's it. We'll add more details to it later on. So right now I'm taking subroutine again and we're going to add that Christmas bind leaf on the cake. So there's gonna be that leaf on the cake as well. So use a very tiny small Drudge because this finally is going to be very small, smaller than the one that we made. On the outside of the cake on the table. So just quickly, really small strokes. And then the darker tone of green on the top. So always adopt shadows. Just because any leaf or any plant, it's not going to be a single guard. So that's why we keep adding shadow and a lighter. Don't do it so that it gives more realized look to that painting. So they go, it looks better now, right? So now we're going to make some shadow for our berries. So I'm mixing darker red shade. And to mix that darker red shade, what we did is mixing a bit of brown and red together, which gives a darker red shade. And this is what we will apply to sudden sides of the berries. So just add some corners. So here as I said, the light is going to be at the bottom. So apply at the bottom bar to mostly. And then just blend it with the brush. So blended with the dam brush. So we're just using water to blend it to the red on the top. So that gives a nice effect of shadow. Then next, we would need to add parts of the icing because we can just can't leave it white. We need to add shadows to it. So I'm using a very lighter tone of Payne's grey. Lighter as literally lighter, that's like 90% water. And then birth date of the beans. That's so use that and apply it on top of the icing because we just gone, leave it white. So apply more towards the bottom that there's boredom to the corner, but leave a whitespace towards the top because that's where the light is from. Next, we'll paint the outer part of the geek. So this seems like chocolate icing on it, right? So let us add some chocolate icing to our cake with Bund. So Amy, darker brown, they do have like Venn Day Kay, Brown, sapiens, transparent, drawn any darker brown. Just add it. So remember, again, uses smaller-sized brush or the tip of a medium-sized brush. So this is why I said that even if you're Indian yellow or the background color, even if it had gone under both this part of the cake, it's fine because you can correct it because we're adding a darker dawn. So that is quite simple, isn't it? So let's paint the chocolate bars of archaic. We can already see the gate coming together, right. So very carefully along the edges. We need to get the shape right. Remember not to ruin the round shape of the cake. That's very important. That's, I think added then the other plate of cookies, the plate itself. So it seems like a dark wooden plate. So we will add that with burnt umber. So again, a darker brown shade. Remember to apply a darker brown shaped so that the cookies that we did with the lighter brown shows a contrast there. So using Indian yellow, again, we need to add some shadows to the bottom part as well. So apply to the corner of that burnt umber and then just blend with water to the yellow. So apply Indian gold to the corners that is along the edges of the chocolate icing and then just blended what's the inside? So that's what we're doing. Or you can do it the other way around, which is to apply water first and top of the Indian yellow, just right next to the chocolate icing. And then apply Indian Gold. Do that corner so that the water will blend it. So once we've done that, next thing is we will add the details on the wood, wooden table that the cake is sitting on. So using band amber again, very randomly. So we don't want perfect lines because nowhere it has perfect change, right? So just few lines on the wooden background and tried to make these spirals at certain places. So you can see here spirals and then some lines leading to it. So this will add the nice wooden shape to our background. It's not perfect, but this is something that we can just add for fun. So you can see how it is done that very nice, right? So next thing again, we need to add few shadows to our cookies. So apply a darker tone of Brown to the bottom side. As I said, light is from the top and every shadows at the bottom. Then, using white watercolours, we need to complete the orange because of the yellow background, the orange is now on a whole yellowish shade. So we're going to cover that up with white on the top. Don't worry, it's not gonna be who as white because of the yellow underneath, it will turn lighter. So just apply one sheet. Then let us add some few dots on top of our other cookie. So it seems like somebody has added thought icing on the top. That's a starfish. Then for some of the berries with dark brown had fewer dots on the top. So this will seem as if the berry is gotten to half, at least on the cake. So not the whole berry a half a berry on the top. So here I am adding the shadows I missed earlier for the icing on the cookies. Next is, let us add some icing sugar on our gate. So when I say icing sugar, you know, those tiny slaughters of icing on our gig. So we need that. So cover up the rest of the area with some kind of be Brody she or whatever you have. And then use an old toothbrush, dip the toothbrush in the white paint, goulash, acrylic or whatever. And add these platters on top of these batteries and the cookies. So this will give the nice, beautiful shade. That is, the icings platters that you must have seen on cakes. So that's what we had. Then. Let's add this to some parts of the wood as well. Because just to show that is somebody has added some status hidden there. So you go to add two other places. So it's not going to be snow, but it's just the icing splattered on the cake and the wooden table. And you can also add lattice with a small brush. Remember small brush and add it closer to the cake so that it doesn't spread to the table. So now you can see my orange slice. The color has done to lighter and now it looks better. Write. Lastly, you can also add white dots onto your batteries. Do make them have that light on it. So the next thing is we need to add a shadow for our cake. So I forgot to add this been I build off the masking tape. But then while editing, I moved this video to the front so that you can bend it before removing the tape. So it's just symbol applies and burnt umber to the edge of the bottom half of the cake and then just blended into the wooden area. Water. And same for the plate of cookies as well. So you can see here my dv is already been removed and I have to paint very carefully so that my lines don't go outside. That's why I moved this to this part so that you can paint before removing them asking deep. So it's just him Bu, applying the burnt umber and then spreading it. And once that is done, the painting is complete. So you can see here those shadows are missing because Haydn and have it. And here's the final painting. Thank you for joining me today. 13. Day 11 - 14 Days to Christmas: Hello all, welcome to day 11. It's just 14 days to Christmas. And today we will be painting this simple painting. It's going to be really simple because yesterday's was a quite long, right? So the colours we need, are cobalt blue, indigo, Payne's gray, red, burnt umber, Indian yellow and Indian gold. So first, we will start with the ornaments. So it's going to have some ornaments lying in the snow. And I'm going to use this small circle maker to make some few circles on the snow. You can use a compass or whatever you have at hand. And towards the bottom of those circles, we are going to make the line of the snow. So it seems as if it's resting on the snow. Add another cycle to the bottom as well, and added bit of extra snow at the bottom. Then we need to add the hooks on the top. So the hooks of these Christmas ornaments. So if you've taken the other classes, you know already how it's done, it's quite easy, right? So just a few cylindrical shapes on the top and a hook. And once you've done that, that would be all for the pencil sketch. that was very simple, right? So let us first start with our painting. So this one, it is better to have your paper stuck onto a board because you really need the angle to work on this background. So apply water to the top region of those Christmas ornaments and make sure to go around the edges of the Christmas ornament. So you can use a medium-sized brush for that. So around the edges, very nicely, apply water evenly on the paper because we will be working with the wet on wet technique. And once you have applied water, we need something to keep under our board. But here we're going to keep it at the bottom because we need the angle towards the top. Gravity should be such that your paint is flowing to the top. So that's why more angle at the bottom side lifted and all the water and paint will flow towards the top. So we'll start with cobalt blue. You can also use any other Blue, such as Ultramarine blue or a lighter blue that you have. Ultramarine blue will separate and form granulation on the paper. So if you don't want that You can avoid ultramarine blue and use cobalt blue. But I think the granulation would just add a nice effect to this background. So you can just go ahead and use ultramarine blue, it is going to be fine. So on the whole of the background, skipping the regions of the ornaments, very carefully, we didn't apply water, so it's not going to go there, but when we apply we just have to be careful. So apply the cobalt blue to the top. So here our background is going to be from the bottom to the top, all our strokes from the bottom to the top. So apply the paint in larger consistency as well as in a lot of water. So all your paint will just flow in the water that we applied. So you can see because of the angle, it's all flowing towards the top. And let it flow. That's the key thing. Then, now towards the top, we will paint with a darker tone. And the darker tone that we're going to apply is indigo. So at the top part, apply indigo. Here, remember that my angle of the paper is such that all the paint and the water is going to flow towards the top, I have placed something under my board at the bottom. So here I'm letting gravity do the part of blending it with the blue and the indigo. So at the top part, We need a darker shade. And this darker shade is going to be with indigo. So it's going to be like in around the edges of the beeper. It would be the darker shade. So apply a darker consistency of indigo. Try to make it as dark as possible, but because there's water, it's just going to turn lighter eventually. So we'll keep adding the indigo and make sure to apply more darker tones towards the the edges of the paper because that is the place that needs to be really dark. Then once you have applied the indigo, you can add a bit more of the cobalt blue to blend it so that they don't seem odd, like split away. So we need to blend that. So add cobalt blue again. So now you can see that they have blend together very nicely, right? So just a mix of these two colours. That is what we will use for the background. Very nicely mix evenly. So there now our background is mixed nicely. So now I'm going to add some blooms to give it a nice effect. So it's just a medium-sized brush, dip it in water, and splatter it. And here is another thing we'll add to make it interesting. So take some white paint and splatter that as well. So our paper is wet and we added wet on wet splatters. So that's all for the background. Then we will move on to the rest of the painting. After the top background has dried, We have to make sure it's dry because otherwise it's going to spread onto the snow. So we don't want that right. So that's why. So after it has dried. Let us paint the snow. So here we only need to add the shadows on the snow, right? Because the snow is white. So only the shadows. So the shadows we will paint with the wet on wet technique. So apply water to the whole area of the snow. Remember to not paint on that ornament. And the snow will be adding with Payne's grey. So take a bit of Payne's gray, lighter tune, Not a very darker, Don't just a light a tone of beans today and added to certain places. And remember to add it towards the bottom of that ornament, which is at the bottom as well. And to the all the other areas as well, just randomly at certain places. And I would also add darker tone towards that bottom. More darker towards the bottom. Because that's what we see clearly, because the bottom part is what is closest to the viewer. So this was a very lighter don't of Payne's gray and is blended with the background. But we need to take a bit of medium dawn of Payne's gray and apply it right next to that ornament, but towards the top side. So this is what will make the ornament look like as if it is resting on the snow. Then once it has dried, we will paint the ornament itself. So let us first find the one on the left. So we're going to be in that with transparent red. So apply the transparent red on the ornament. So you can see that white gap that I've left. This is because I want that area to be lighter. So don't paint over that area, but just try to use water to blend paint onto that area. So this will make that area lighter than the rest of the areas of visually just add the whole of the red paint. So remember to use a medium-size brush to maintain the shape of the ornament, the round shape, we need to get that correctly. So you can see on the left side, there's that lighter area and the darker areas towards the right side. So we need to add the shadows. So the shadow, we will add it with the darker tone of red, which is made by mixing Transparent Red and burnt umber together. So this dark apart. Apply it with the darker tone of red towards the right side. So obviously the lighter side was towards the left and the darker side towards the right. Right. And to make it even more darker just apply burnt umber itself on top of the red. So this gives a nice darker, touch and darker shadow for our ornament And then if it doesn't appear to be blended, just use red again and blend it. And I kind of have lost that light highlight. So I'm adding that with a bit of white on the top and I'll just blend it to the red. So now you can see I have retained that white highlight. Now will be in the other red ornament as well. So this one is to the right, only half of it is visible. So again, I applied the red tone and then I tried to blend it with water. So this one has got shiny lights on the right side. That is the shading part on the right side. Then add the shadows with the darker tone of red by mixing burnt umber and red together and blended with the red as well. And then we'll paint the next ornament with yellow. So this three more ornaments to paint. So we'll start with the next one, and it's going to be using yellow. And here again, do the left side of it, will blend it with water and try to make it lighter. But don't worry if it doesn't earn lighter because we can add it with white later on. So here we will be in the shadows with a darker dune. We just made by mixing a bit of red, yellow, and Indian gold. So don't worry if you don't have Indian Gold who make this mix, what you can do is mix a bit of orange with yellow. And use that on top of the yellow. This would give roughly the same shadows I am applying. So remember, just a mix of orange, yellow, and red would give that nice golden shade. The same we'll do for one of the other ornaments. So this is still bigger than the one that's next to it. So applying yellow first and then the shadows using the mix of Indian Gold and red. And then just blend the highlight with water. So you can see I am blending and trying to use the lifting technique to remove that paint from the white area that I want to leave. But if you're not able to get it, don't worry, you can use white paint itself to get that white highlight. So now will be in that smaller ornament right next to the yellow. But remember when you're painting this, you have to make sure that the yellow one is dry. Otherwise, our whole thing would just blend together with red. So that's why. So here I'm applying a darker red. So I mix a bit of band a2 my right to get that darker red. And the shadow of this one is going to be even darker. So that means I'm going to apply a bit of burnt umber. So this one is a bit darker than the other two ornaments. I just wanted to call it to be a bit different. That's why. And the shadow with band number. And you can add the white highlights with white paint towards the left. Now, we'll paint the hooks of our ornaments. So this, I'm painting with Indian Gould. So remember, if you don't have Indian gold, you can make sit with a bit of orange, brown, and yellow, which will give you a nice golden brown shade. And this is what I'm using to paint the hooks of my ornaments. If you haven't didn't gold, you can use that directly. Then add a few bits of shadow with burnt umber on top of this Indian gold. And we will also add the hook on the top. So it's not the hook, it's that loop on the top with burnt umber. So just a loop on all of them. So there, That's it. So that looks really interesting, right? And beautiful right? So now let us make this more interesting. So we're going to add few details onto our ornaments. So some snowflakes, some designs onto the ornaments. That's what makes us interesting because now the ornaments look kind of planned and we want to make it interesting. So that's why. So at these tiny shapes in the form of snowflakes on to these ornaments. So the one on the right, only few Part of it is going to be visible. So it is made by making this star shape. So it's that x. And then across. And then on top of each of those lines, add few smaller lines. So that's how the snowflake is created. So let us add to the bigger one Fest. And here I'll add a different kind of snowflake. So first, add a hexagon. So you know the shape of a hexagon. So add a hexagon, then few lines away from it. So here you can see I made a mistake, but I just applied water and then let a tissue, absorb it, and cleared the mistake. So it is all right to make mistakes. Everyone does it, but just knowing how to clear that is the most important part. So if you have just applied the paint, apply some water on top of it and quickly absorbed with the tissue. So that's how you can correct it. So coming back to the design, the hexagon cheap and then lines from each of the corners and then adding these tiny small lines on the top. So that's how the shape is. And we'll make another one as well. So remember to use very smallest size brush because these lines need to be really thin and detailed. So I'm using a size one brush. So after adding that ornament design on it, it looks more interesting and more beautiful now, right? Rather than before. So that is why we added these. You can also add just bard of the design. So here at the top and adding another one, but only few part of that snowflake is visible. Then let us add to the yellow as well. So for the yellow, I'm just gonna make it simple to him, just adding few star shapes on top of it. Small star shapes because all of them are not going to be similar, right? And you can also leave them without painting as well, so it's totally up to you. And now lastly, we just need to add the snow in this painting. So use a medium-size brush and dip it into white paint and pick a nice consistency of it and tap it with your hand. This would create larger as well, smaller amounts of snow. So you can see on my paper. I've got larger, smaller and different sizes of those splatters. And that's what we want. And once you've done that, the painting is complete and you can take off your masking tape. So this is really beautiful and quick, isn't it? So thank you guys for joining me. 14. Day 12 - 13 Days to Christmas: Welcome to Day 12. I can't believe we have reached day 12. It's just 13 days left to Christmas. So today we will paint this beautiful village Christmas tree. And the colors we need are indigo, Payne's gray, green, Indian yellow, burnt umber, transparent, and Indian gold. So starting with our pencil sketch, let us first make that pine tree. So it might look difficult, but not to worry, it's not that difficult. First, all you need to do is outline the shape of the pine tree. We know the shape of and pine tree, right? So all we're going to do is just to outline the left and the right side of the pine tree. Then this pine tree is going to be covered in snow. And snow usually forms like a bubble or a curved shape attached to the leaves of the pine tree. So this is what I'm adding. So I will add this reference picture into the resources section and you can download it by going to a mobile browser and logging into skillshare or by logging into Skillshare using a PC. So you will be able to see where these snow areas are on the pine tree. And you will be able to make them. It's just going to be very simple shapes, just curved lines here and there. And the rest of the areas are going to be the leaves of the pine tree. So just sketch them roughly with your pencil and the rest of the things we'll be doing with our paintbrush. So this is how we would always do pine trees for winter illustrations. So this is the best way to do it. If you have a pine tree. That is, we are viewing at a very close angle. Then towards the right of it lets have few branches of some kind of plant, or the leaves have died out because it's winter. And let's add two houses in the distance. So this is what the village is. At the distance we're seeing parts of some houses covered in snow. And we'll also add the horizon line here. And behind the horizon we will add another house. So just part of a house, and then we'll have some pine trees there as well. So this would be our main pencil sketch. Now, let us start painting. So we will first paint the sky region. So this is going to be the wet on wet technique. So this is the reason we will apply the water. So now the sky and the snow part of this painting are going to be almost similar. So if you've seen a winter sky, it's just like a gray tone. You're not going to see much of blue skies during the winter. So that is why. So we'll apply paint all over the paper except for the areas of the pine tree. So leaving the outline of the pine tree, the rest of the areas we will apply water. This is why a pointed brush would be really nice option to apply water in such cramped areas. Then once we have applied the water will use Payne's gray to paint the sky. So look at the tone that I'm using. It's a very lighter tone when we don't want a darker gray color for the sky. Just a lighter tone. So apply this lighter tone to the sky. And we will also be using this same tone to paint the shadows of our snow. So snow is white. But in order to depict that white snow there is going to be some shadow areas. And this is what we will use - Payne's grey. So right below the pine tree, we will have some shadows because of the tree itself. So that is why we apply Payne's gray there. And then let us also add some lighter tone of this Payne's grey, next to the houses near the horizon, so that we show the shadow on the snow at those places. So if you're sky has turned lighter, you can apply another coat of Payne's grey. But remember, I am applying the paint mainly because my sky is still wet. That is, my paper is still wet so I can continue working on the wet on wet technique. But if your paper has dried, don't apply more paint because otherwise you'll get dark edges. So apply some Payne's grey to some other ideas as well because we will add some small plants there in the distance. So that would be really helpful. Then, using a tissue dab off the water from the areas below the horizon. So below the horizon, you will see why in just a moment. Because we're going to paint the pine trees above that horizon line. So we don't want the paint to flow down in that water so that is why we dabbed off all those extra water right below the horizon line. So now you paint wouldn't flow down. So the sky region is still wet. So we will use indigo. And using indigo, we will make those smaller tiny pine trees. So remember, your paper is still wet and we are working on the wet on wet technique. These trees are kind of like far away behind the horizon. So we don't want it too much detailed. But just the outlines of the tree. So draw the pine tree in the usual shape that you do. And you can see that your paint is spreading. But here, one thing to remember is that make sure that your paper is not too wet. Otherwise it would just flow a lot and spread a lot. So it just needs to be damp. So damp paper means look at your paper and if you see water on top of it. So that means that is really wet. But we don't want that. So when you look at your paper, if you can not see water, but then it still kind of gold. That means that it is just damp. So this is the moment that we need to apply this paint. This means that it's still the wet on wet technique because it's still somewhat damp, but not a lot of wet, so it will not flow a lot. So you can see the consistency of my paint here. I'm using a medium to tone of indigo and applying. And it's not spreading a lot. This is because my paper is just damp and not wet. Then do the same damp paper where we applied the Indigo in the shape of the pine trees. We will add some white watercolors on the top for the snow. So again, this is going to spread, but that's fine. This is how we can depict pine trees that are very far away. So this is how professional artist and everyone would depict something that is far away using the blurriness in the picture. So that's what we need to achieve here. So you can see the tiny lines that I'm adding with white. After that, we can paint the houses. So to the bottom of that house, I'm going to be adding a bit of Indian Gold. And then to the top I will add burnt umber. So don't worry if you don't have Indian gold, you can make it yourself. All you need is an orange, a Brown and a bit of yellow. Mix these together and you'll get Indian gold color. Next towards the right of the house. We will add Burnt sienna So I'm making my Burnt Sienna kind of color and I'm mixing brown, red, and Indian gold together to make my Burnt Sienna. So I will apply my burnt sienna towards the right side of the house, The roof of the house. We will leave right for now because it's going to be covered in snow itself. Then we will do the same for the other house as well. But before that, let's add the shadows. So using burnt umber just outline along the bottom part of the roof of the house on both the sides. This is the shadow because of the roof of the house, on the walls of the house itself. So this is exactly what we'll do with the other house. So first we will apply burnt sienna. Or you can mix your burnt sienna like I said, using burnt umber red and yellow together and you'll get a nice beautiful burnt sienna. Or you can use burnt sienna directly. And once you have painted that, we'll add a little bit of burnt umber or any other dark brown to the top part. So this will be the shadow. Now our houses are complete and we will move on to the pine tree. So we will start with Sap Green First. I mixed