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Paint Along: Use watercolor resistance technique to paint fish!

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Lessons in This Class

2 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Loose fish in watercolor

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About This Class


In this short class, you'll get to learn a watercolor resistance technique which we will use to paint an expressive, loose fish. 

These short classes are aimed towards learning drawing and painting, completing a project to have your own painting with you and to have fun with it! Check out other short classes by visiting my profile :)

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Meet Your Teacher

Hello! I am Utpreksha.

I am a Fine art graduate in drawing and painting. I like to handle different mediums and experiment with them to find various techniques that create interesting visuals. I love to use watercolors the most as it is lovely to work with their flow. I believe art should be created with a free mind which is why I work with spontaneity. I would love to teach various techniques of using colors to students and help them create their unique artworks!

I believe that artwork always turns out to be satisfying when we enjoy the process of creating. :)

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1. Welcome!: Hi, In this class, you will get to learn to get different textures with watercolors using edit distance technique. I believe a painting a fish in an expressive and lose weight. They will have fun with mark-making and make a finished artwork. So keep on watching the paint along with me. I will see you that. 2. Loose fish in watercolor: We will start with the painting by force preparing the paper. I'm using acrylic weight, which will act as it existed. All we want to do is block watercolors from getting absorbed in the paper. So for that, acrylic color works fine. Or you can use Jesu and even texture, right, to prime the paper. One more thing I would like to add here is you can get different textures depending on the brush you use. If you decide to use a soft synthetic brush, you will get a soft texture which will be seen after the use of watercolors. I used a big Brazil pressure, which gave me a rough texture. The size of the brush also affects detection. Keep this to dry completely and we will start working on it. Now, let's start by drawing a subject. I'm using this soft charcoal pencil to draw. And this is the reference image I will be falling to make today's painting. I'm going to draw really lose, even though I am following a reference, my aim is not to paint it exactly how it looks, but get radius visual textures, and also to get inspired by the colors I see on the fish. You can notice how far I'm holding the pencil to loosen the grip on it. And with that, get radius max. You can move the pencil in any direction. When you hold it like this. You get the move your hand from the elbow and the shoulder. And the movement does not get restricted to the wrist. Draw the important details you see and what you want to include in the painting, and also add an extra marks you want there. Let us switch to painting. I like the colors in the reference image, so I'm not going to change them. Use a bigger brush to cover a larger area at the runs, and it also makes the mixing of colors look smooth. Smaller brushes tend to restrict their movements as they can only cover a small AD added time. As we have used acrylic colors as a base, you will observe the watercolors behaving differently. The water does not get to seep in the paper, so it can take more time to drag. But when it dries, you will get a really beautiful texture depending on the colors you use and the texture you have garbed with the acrylic layer. Just let the colors mix with each other. You only need to control the water to color ratio. And in these paintings, you will observe that you need less water as it does not get absorbed in the paper. And this is our blocks with different mixture of colors. You can see the brush marks of the bristle brush and the neat. I like to drive this leg completely before the next layer. Do add darker tones and some texture. I'm using a second layer of watercolors. They can also use pencils, markers, crayons, or other coloring medium. Apply the color on the bad, good, bad, and also as a texture. As I'm adding to paint the scales. When you add layers on top, the color beneath it also gets activated as it is just sitting on the surface. So because of that reason, you can literally voiced a paper under the tab and start again if needed. I'm using the same brush to add big and small marks as texture. I'm wearing the color according to the reference IC. You can make paintings of many such forms, which will make a really nice series of paintings. I'm using the tip of the brush to make such lines on the fence. Medical lead is still wet. You can use the lifting technique in which you just need to dab the desired area with a tissue or if not, and it leaves a nice textured there. Then I'm making some small darker marks in some places and let us keep this to dry. In the meantime, we can work on the negative space to give it a background or some sort of detailing to make a complete painting. I like to give us embed border with a single color. In this case, I'm using red. Because of the paper texture. The color sets unevenly and makes a visual interest. The use of such simple border makes it look put together and brings up painting to a finishing stage. Upon looking at it. Now, I think as a group baton or Blaine, suitable color would also look nice. As a last that job, I felt like adding blue pencil marks on the fish. So I'm going to do that right instinctively. Wherever I feel, a darker tone is required. And here is the finished painting. It is ideally simple yet fun way to paint and looks really attractive after finishing. These at Bull, more fish paintings have done in the same V. I hope you liked this class and working on more of such smaller project oriented classes. Thank you for watching. I will see you next time.