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Quarantine Painting | Find inspiration at home and paint beautiful artworks

Vidhi Khandelwal, Illustrator | entrepreneur

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9 Lessons (60m)
    • 1. Hello and welcome back!

      1:41
    • 2. Tools and getting started

      1:31
    • 3. Creating a colour palette

      10:03
    • 4. Sketching the composition

      7:37
    • 5. Painting ceramics

      10:19
    • 6. Painting the leaves

      11:41
    • 7. Painting the flower

      3:17
    • 8. Painting the fruits and vegetables

      10:32
    • 9. Conclusion, revision and final thoughts

      3:03
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About This Class

Since most of us are in lockdown mode our battle is against fear, anxiety and boredom. Personally, painting is my form of therapy. I think you should try it too and this class will help you get started. Join me as I take you through my process of finding inspiration in the simple things to create a beautiful artwork.

By the end of this class, you will have an original piece of art that can be turned into a print, pattern or a page in your journal.

Transcripts

1. Hello and welcome back!: Hi, My name is busy on I'm gonna frustrated and found little being bucket. I've been painting for many, many years now, but no matter how much you being there, always times when you hit a block on, you know where it's going straight from on. If you don't big enough, it's always a struggle to find that slime reference points. Today I'm answering two questions that I get asked the most one how on what to paint if you're a beginner and do how to create enough. But that's original your style on the sharing problems that help me on that helps you find exploration around you on. Also, have you begin painting if you don't know what that means? Since most of us are locked in our homes right now, I'm sure were a little more aware of our surroundings than ever before. On that's going to be an advantage for this laugh. I'll be dating you through my process off finding inspiration at all on how you can create beautiful artworks using things that we often neglect. I was using wash beans for this stuff because that's my favorite. You give the world, but that's not a compulsion. I hold on, and since the process remains the same, you can go ahead and use whatever needed you more comfortable with the act. Alex. What God does, Spencer? I'm showing officers class. You'll be able to find inspiration outside. Just add instagrams on. Also come up with your own process that you can enjoy on what's that you can truly call you . Select begins. 2. Tools and getting started: So for this chaos have picked up objects from my kitchen for my fridge from my desk that I thought were interesting on would look good if they are going into an illustration of a combination of things. For example, of digging some fruits and vegetables from my fridge on a plant apple man who on doesn't it didn't go steady. I've also taken off guard relief to a on a couple off, dried and pressed flowers and leaves that I also had on my desk. So this is a dry leaf. That's a breast, a drying flower. Apart from that, I want to take a couple of ceramics that are interesting and have got a block on them on a fridge magnet that I got from my trip to the best last year. Moving on to the tools and supplies that I used to paint. I'm using wash beans, Windsor and Mr Brand that I like on. I mostly used, So this is what I'm going for. A few brushes. I have a collection off fine, medium on pick Russians. I have a flat brush for largely because I have finally the brushes for smaller areas and details and I have some midsized rushes, a size four or size to once you know what, exactly a painting. It's a good idea to put everything down on your your beans, your brushes, all your supplies, the objects that you would be on one. So table is lead. We are very on start being. 3. Creating a colour palette : Let's work with conversion off everything that you need. We'll need the objects that they are being doing beans. I'm using wash bits, a palette to mix our colors, capital dab, excess water. Invite the brushes, a set of brushes, a cup of water, a pencil and Reza on a piece of people. I'm using a 300 GSM hot pressed watercolor people. So before we begin painting, let's create a color palette. First Onda. For that, we are going to pick up one object at a time and create the shades on this particular object in a valid so usually even I mean I have. I always have a palate with me with premixed colors. Tonight I Taliban it so the color stay fresh for months. But because I wanted to show you guys the process of color mixing and how you can create your own shades, I am going to create a pilot here from scratch. Weaken started one color at a time. I'm picking up the greens, tossed So although objects that have green on them, I'm gonna put them here. I'm using permanent green as R B screams. I'm gonna put a little bit of this on the ballot first on de depending upon the different shades that we made, I'm gonna makes a few more colors to the screen. Basically, Just keep adding colors. Did you get the one that you want? So I think a little yellow has done this indoor yellow green We need a lighter shade of this color for this on for the green on the mango So for that, I'm gonna add white do this and a little bit of black is white So when you add black toe Hello It makes it dog on dull on Because we do not need a shade But this bright we're gonna add black Now this system what closed toe This color the leaf green that we're looking for on gonna take a little bit of this color here on Dwight. Once you've done mixing a color and you think you've got the right shade Waas watch test which means that take a little bit of discolor, Andi, create a swatch on people. That's the green that we are going for for the school's the Indian gooseberry. But we also need a lighter shade because there are these lines that we're gonna be on, Give it some highlights and Adam D deals to this. So we're gonna add a little bit of fight and create another shade of green that's lighter than this Now. Also, you are not a great way to create a beautiful share off olive green for this big yellow Andi, make some black. Do it. I once watched as to show you what color this is. Yeah, you can again at somebody do it and create a lighter shade of this green. So we have a planet of greens very in front of us now, So the next color that will create is a yellow, and for this I'm using a yellow orca Onda a primary here for the flowers I will makes a little bit of yellow local with prime G yellow because it's a bright shade of yellow. I do not mix too much of the yellow walker for the mango ill. I use more yellow orca and less trying, really, and also add a little bite to it because we need a lighter shade of yellow for this. Another thing is that you don't have to stick to exactly these colors. I'm creating them because I purposely want to take reference from the palate off these objects, but you can vary the shade you can use your own colors. Also, in fact, way have three shades of yellow here for our jello planet. And I think these are good enough for all the objects that they're going for now moving on , we'll create shades of red because that's what you see on the mango on the apple on they are pretty much the same color. So Oh, this is just gonna be one or two shades on for this. I'm using a spectrum jet for the fridge magnet. We'll need a bright red and for that amusing spectrum red without mixing any color in it. So that's for the magnet on for the other objects. We makes a little bite on a little yellow toe this red, and then we'll see what she get from mixing these three colors. Okay, so that's so a nice light read. But it still has a ping on doing because I did not add too much yellow, so I'm gonna add a little more yellow to it because I want slightly orange on doing for the shed. Oh, this this is the color that I was going for. So the brown will want it down just a bit. And for the magnet, we have a pure trying to read it. Come into the eggplant. We're gonna get this collar by mixing blue on and a little bit of red. So for this, I'm taking aan ultra marine blue and this a mixing spectrum dead and that will give us a violent a lot a little more blue to this on. Also, create a lighter shade of this again. You're you're better able to see what exactly the color it is. That's a beautiful violet on with us watching us to see what this looks like this week. The scholar can be used for highlights. Andi, we can use a methadone for sword in areas. The final deep doing for the rest of the last object that we have is a brown dried leaf. So for this, we'll use some a brown here, a bone sienna. I'm using this for the leaf Andi again. Three different shades of this brown by adding bite and a little yellow or could do it. I'm taking this on. I'm adding some yellow ocher on this. I'll also add a little black for the shadow areas. These are the colors for the drag on. Apart from these, Well, definitely need white Andi Black. So I'll put that on the ballot as well. For this bowl, I'm using a flesh toned. Oh, I'm putting this. You're the shades of jets that leave meat on. Because I really like this color. I'm going to use this as it is for the Borden part of the Boils it by. But I want to give it a slightly off white collar. And for that, I'm gonna use this color that we got here on Maybe add a little more. I do it for this. For this up, I'm using the shade of blue, which is a background in the goal. Since this is a very dark shade of blue Andi, it's almost similar. Do a black. I lied by it and show you the exact Cano that we'll be using. Soon as you are quiet, you can see the beautiful shade of blue coming out. We lose another shade of blue which me, we'll get by adding a little more bite to me. I would like on a dark cereal do here for the cup. The reason why you should always have these swatches in front a few Andi, make a color. Violent beforehand is because when you do this, you also see how the colors behave when they're put next to each other on how the entire qualified it looks. 4. Sketching the composition: So now we have a color palette with us on dawn, a new sheet of people. I'll now start with sketching all the objects for the leave. A quick way to start sketching. If you have something that's flat on duty on you wanted in the same size, you can always keep it on. Then trees along the outline. So for the leave, just to save time on get an exact, um, sketch. I'm gonna quickly jeez, it. You can also draw freehand. But this is just a quicker, more precise We off doing it, if you can. That So my leave was done. Andi Similarly, one by one, I'm going to bring in the objects. Andi, create a composition on this people while sketching You can bury the size off the objects. And instead of one, I'm going for two gooseberries here. That's the sender, Andi. I see a few lines. It's almost like a ball, so draw them and following the this as a referent, I just don't want more, which doesn't have to be the exact same, but joined the lines in a similar manner. When you're sketching. Also, remember that these are just to give you a reference point on toe. Help you start bending. If you want to change anything in the composition in the shapes sizes, feel free to go ahead and do that. That's the chili fridge magnet. No, I'll do the cup. Andi. I'm painting the angle that I'm able to see from your now that again can very you can either use. For example, if it's the scope that you're sketching. You can Idol draw adult side order, side view or this angle. Next, I'll be in this mango here on day. I'm doing a top shot so we can see the shape on. You can see this brown thing here. It's an irregular shape, with a slight bend here. Andi, maybe a little more guard, the side moving on to this fly. So for this we have two sections. There is. There's a longer section here on. Then there's a smaller one that's coming out from the bottom. Now again, it's not a very defined flood. I'm just marking where the flowers will be on. I'll add more deals here when I'm bending so and then there are a few of them coming from this side, and that's all for the land. Starting from the top, Andi joined the green part out, forced and then the body off the eggplant, which is somewhat like this in shape. And like you can notice my the size of my plan and my mango when the sketch are almost the same. Um, I just feel that mine was a little too large for this compositions. I'm gonna rejoin it. Andi sketch a smaller mango for the guy Relief force drawing mean, though from stem off the leaf and then all the leaves along with the girls and the dorms again. You do not have to, Jodi and I leave the way it is, and you don't have to draw each and every leaf. So I'm going to know Joe all of them, and leave it till next time joined this bull on. This is a big bull, and it's bigger than this, but I'm joining us more low one. That's the dog on. This is the side view that I can see from Hill last. I, um, going to draw this league. But I'm joined the backside off it because I kind of like in the shape on the form here more than this. This could be the sin central. Really? Um, being a little Phoebe towards the end of the leaf, I Once the composition is complete, you can add a few more elements, depending on, uh, anything that you feel is missing. Like I'm gonna fill up a few empty spots here and there with a few elements. Once the sketch is done on your happy with how the composition looks, you can move ahead with painting. But before I move on to filling this up with my colors, I want to light in the pencil marks because I don't want them to be visible as much. So I haven't need abilities are here, Andi. I'm just gonna go and on the pencil marks too late in them. I don't want them to be to light because I want to be able to see what the sketch looks like. But just enough to give me on outline off what I'm being doing. Especially the areas that are gonna be filled with lighter colors. It's important that we get rid of the darker pencil marks because once you fill the coloring, it becomes difficult. And at times it also become somebody. When you pain over a pencil mark. So some done. The pencil marks are pretty light now, but it's enough to tell me their waters. 5. Painting ceramics: I will stop being doing all these elements one by one. Pick up anything that you feel like starting with. I want to start with the ceramics on the fridge magnet. So I have all these three things here in front of me. Andi. Since I already have all the colors made with me, I don't have to go back to the pain deals. I just need to add a little bit of water and reactivity the beans because they've all dried up a little bit. But that's not a problem, because you can easily react with them. You don't have nobody about being too precise or to accurate. They don't necessarily have to look exactly like the objects that you have in front of you . Just remember that they're only for reference. Andi, they're here toe give you a point of inspiration, but beyond that, feel free to change the colors or play around when you were filling the gallows in some digging of Ed Onda, enjoy even you on the strokes. When you fill in the culo, take the brush that you are most comfortable with. For bigger radios, you can take larger brushes on for smaller dig final brushes. But apart from that, don't restrict yourself or limit yourself to what you see on before the color dries up too much. I can just add this towards the edge on blended in with the red on using the same technique . I'm going to paint the other chilliest. Well, now again, it does not have to be a long process. Do not get into do many details. Just do what you I feel like on to the level that you enjoy again. I'm gonna take a little bit of black, and before that dries up too much, just add a little bit of this towards the ends. Now, for the top of the Chilean using a final brush on and I'm using of green, which is somewhat in between both these greens. I'm gonna makes both of them together the same way. I'm gonna finish the second chili as well. Andi. Now we will wait for this to dry because I want to wonder, like, hungry on it. But that happened months. The base layer is entirely dried up. In the meantime, I'll paint the other ceramics so we can start with the Blue Cup. For this I'm gonna for stick on a lighter shade of blue and paint the dream off the mark again if you notice I'm not being too particular about the ends about, for example, having a perfect circle because I wanted to look hand painted and I wanted to have a little bit of that in perfect buy into it. Once I'm done with this, I'm taking a darker shade of blue and start being doing the inside off the cup here for the base layer. I'm just defining the different sections off the cuff that I see. I can always come back Onda, add the details or make them a little more defined. I'm also using a very thick player off wash on if you notice you'll be able to see that boat. The colors, the layers are the wet right now, but they still do not merge with one another because that's how bacon take cautious. I don't really have to wait for the later dry up entirely and give it a flat doing a flat layer of being first you're again. I'll add a little bit of this dark off beamed on the inside. Off the topic is there's a shadow that forms. Um, go back to the lighter shade of blue. Andi pained over the room again to highlight a little bit and my light, certain areas, of example. Here, I'm going to mix a charcoal black, which is basically just black with a little bit of I it. Andi, I'm going to use that on just uncertain areas that I see the girls and very siege the shadows forming the most. Just a little bit of this. The end of the handle. Um, the inside off the cup at the bottom on this side a little bit. This was just help. You give a slight definition difficult because our next object is this cup de activate the color. Andi again, start with being in the room. I'm going a little off sketch, but that's okay. You know, the room has to be slightly later on. I feel like it's getting a little dark here. Some ad so allowed a little bite to this. No, no, I'm gonna be the inside. Wouldn't this dark Ocado on for the bottom part? With slightly darker. I'm actually gonna makes a little bit this darker shade that I have with the flesh tends to get a slightly, um, deeper sheep for the inside of this boil. I am gonna take the darker she again. Andi on gored it just a few strokes to define the rim on the inside a little bit. Once the top before bull is done with a flesh toned down a couple of shades, I will take on off right this color that you need all your Andi. I just finished the bull by bending the bottom half. Now our ceramics are done on this layer is completely dry so we can go ahead and write on it, adding a little bite of the end of my ballot. Andi, because you're painting on being diddly, make sure it's not to vet because then that might reactivate the color underneath and we're done with our ceramics. 6. Painting the leaves: Now let's move on to the leaves and being these one by one. Let's start with the small giant Greenleaf Andi for this amusing the olive green cure. For the first letter, I'm going to give this a flat coat of green. - It's the first gold is done on before the score. Jai's I'm gonna take a little bit off black and at some shadows to believe. So again, I'm being doing what I can see on a little bit for my imagination. So I see a few shadows towards the end. So I'm gonna add a little black here and there a little bit towards decide the top he'll and that's about it. No, I'm gonna wife my brush and march the black so doesn't appear, is one stock blob off color, some merging it on, having it a little bit and also go ahead and take clean a little bit. If you feel like it's dried out too much, I'm just duh. So what that does is it creates a texture, and your colors don't seem like separate batches, mixing it with the green with the surrounding areas on. Then just dabbing little photo. So it all looks like one, uh, go to follow. If you go closer, you can see how, um it's added a beautiful text. Short of belief, I'm gonna be in the second leaf the exact same way. Now let's move on to the charity on for the some, using two shades of green, one for the front of the leaf. And the other one had a pen for the front, amusing this screen and maybe makes a little bit of the darker shade as well. I'm starting with a flat court of the scholar, but I'm gonna keep the ends a little rough. I'm only bending the front of the leaf right now, and I'm leaving the space for the Don's. So what I'm basically doing is when I'm moving on the edges, I'm slowly moving my brush in a waving manner so that I get a golf end to the leaf. I'm gonna take the final brush again. Andi, I use this color which is a lighter shade of the same clean for the for the other side on for the daunts again, I'm moving my brush in a slightly wavy manner so that my ends are not so small. So what this does is this Gives your leaf a three D look on. Makes it look a little more natural. Now the very fine brush I'm going toe also pained the winds off the leaf with the same light clean. So for this one I'll do is I'll start with the top leave and I'm being to leave flattening the crush at the bottom and then I'll do the wings for the rest of the leaves again Because you're bending on being did layer. Make sure he does not do bet. Go again. I'm not giving my brush very stable because I want a nice, flowing green. I'm gonna leave this year Exactly the same thing. I'm gonna be in this little leaf on the top as well. Now, once this leaf is done, let's go back to the giant leaf on and with a light shade of green. We're gonna finish the Waynes for this. Leave as well. The winds add a beautiful details of the least and you don't need to add too many off them . Just few a few broken veins. And that's about it on adding the same wind too. The leaf your as well. After this weekend. We wanted the dried leaf. No, Again, What I'm gonna do is dig a little bit of the scholar you're on. Give this a flat. Good. A mixing a couple of these shades that I had need beforehand on and towards Indians. I'm keeping the colors like the duck, and I'm throwing it down as he moved on something like this. I'm leaving a very, very small gap for the win here. Also, I know where the wind is when I'm enjoying that. This is basically just to mark the bungee off the leaf. And again, I'm being the really start your lighter to me, Andi. Then go ahead with a doctor, Okelo, and fill it in. I'm gonna wipe the brush off. Andi, Just dab the colors together so that the Marge with one another, you can take more color. And if you feel like again what that does is it gives us attacks. Show that similar toe the dried leaf. When this I'm taking off final brush again and with a darker shade of this color and painting the curved tip off this leaf, then go back to the lighter color on the dog. On quickly. Finish the least now with darker shade. I'm being doing this area that's close to the wind. And also at a few wins here, how would the darkest color I'll go over the bends and give the leaf a little more definition on a few strokes here to add to the deck show? Okay, it's almost time for the last. But I'm gonna draw the stem, and for that I'm taking a really, really dog like a blackish brown Carlo Andi. And that's this step. So I thought entirely black. But what I'm gonna do is I'll take a little bit of brown and starting from the bottom. I'll pained it brown a little bit and have the wonderful stand slightly taken in the rest of it on. That's about belief. All the truly is now done. 7. Painting the flower: Now let's move on to the fruits and flowers, starting with this flower that were being here, the yellow flower I'm using the yellow that we had mixed earlier. This is primary yellow, mixed with a little bit off yellow ocher. I'm deactivating this with a little bit of water. Andi, if you look at the battles of this flower, they are basically like this, starting from one point and just, um, creating shots, jokes. Following the same technique. I'm gonna create these talks for the flaws. It's mostly stippling and creating strokes on the most, adding a little bit of yellow orca to create a slight difference in the petals. Andi and some sort of depth. So it's primary yellow, and it's aka Yellow mixed together. No, there's a big one kill, which is facing the opposite direction once that's done. Another thing that you, Jan the wells you can take a little bit of by it makes it with the yellow so that we have a really light shade of yellow on. Ben are a few most talks now. Once that is done, I'm gonna take our olive green. I'm changing the color off bit because this the color that's on the floor is a very, very dull cream on. I don't want to use that. So I'm gonna use this green and just bring them all down together. Similarly, do it for this one as well. You can add some dried small leaves that I see here. The fly is done. 8. Painting the fruits and vegetables: And now we don't want toe all the fruits and vegetable, starting with the eggplant for the eggplant. I'm taking the violet that we hadn't made. Just basically this color. Andi, give out a planned. A nice flood. Good of the scholar, - Some medios because it's around structure. Some areas are gonna be reflecting light on the lighter shade that we had created to stake their and being with that along the ground, around the side, off the ground. So a little bit here on a little bit here and then what you can do is wipe the paint from your press and is go over this area again. So the color kind off blends in with the background color and gives you a beautiful seed. Now, for the top part, I'm using an olive green again, and I'm using a lighter shade of all of clean first code of like the color hadn't tried heal properly, which is why this happened. But once this drives weaken, go with us again. So that's OK. And now a doctor Olive green Andi, I'm gonna adopt that color a little bit on certain areas. He on for the final touch. I'm thinking a little bit of this right in creating a very light violet and adding a little bit of this Europe because this area is reflecting light the exact same way I I'm going to paint the second eggplant as well. - So for the mango, we're gonna start with the red on dog first. Basically, what I'm doing is I'm dividing the mango in do three different bots, some painting it with a red on dog. Um, Then I'm painting the yellow in the center on for the bottom half I'm using on screen. So we take a green on, then just roughly pained the remaining part of the mangle with a dream. Next, wipe your brush. Andi, what you gonna do is just Marge all the colors together. Once that stand, you have the peace of the yellow, the base of the mango with you on. Now, what you can do is you can pick up individual colors. Andi beamed lullabies again. Like, for example. I want a little bit of yellow here. Someone dick yellow and pained over it. And I'm doing all this light of the base layer still with. Then I'm gonna take a little said and beamed the same for the final. But you can dab a little green again. And now I'm stippling on dabbing Do get a text so and march different colors together, a little bit of brown She'll And now we're gonna finish this by painting the top off the mango with a brown Andi and the end Dig a little bit of chocolate black and just go over it - for the last element. That's the gooseberry. I am going to take this shade of green that we had mixed. Andi, give it a flat gold of this color. I'm repeating the same for the for the other small logos. Very aspect. We painted with a flat court and then we beamed. And then we wait for this layer to dry. Now I'm gonna makes a little bite to this green and get a lighter shade of green. Now, with the find of brush, I'm forced to finding the center. And then I'm enjoying the gold lanes. The exact thing I am again defining the sender. He'll Andi, I'm joined the gold lines, but they don't have to be too precise. In fact, they can be a little broken as well. Now, Once this is done, it basically gives us the different sections. Andi, with a slightly darker shade of clean weaken Now on a few shadows. So it looks three d and it looks a little drowned Steak, one section at a time, on and towards the ends in ad a darker shade of cream Again, Make sure the strokes are in the direction off the lines that you had made now because I don't want the strokes to be ash, I'm gonna wipe the brush a little bit. Andi, Marge! The colors together now for the centre. I'm taking off Brown. Andi, I'm adding an irregular circle at the centre. Once the sledge eyes take a little black and add smaller don't. So with that, we have all our elements being dude into a composition on this one sheet of paper. 9. Conclusion, revision and final thoughts: So this brings asked at the end of the class. Now we have an artwork that Jerry in front of us. It's a composition that, inspired by everything that we found it home around us on all these elements that he chose have bean put into a composition. Once Iran gets complete, you can erase the pencil marks that you'll see within Reza at the end. Now you can use this as a pattern. You can scan this and digitize this and convert it into a print, or you can use it as it is. You can also use something like this for a page in your journal. Even if you're not using glass panes or you don't do not have gosh pains, you can follow the same technique for literally any medium that you want to use and work with to end the class. Let's go over the entire process once again quickly. So far, step is to find objects that inspire you that you want to paint and keep them in front of you. The second step is to prepare your color palette, so look at the colors on your objects. If you want to use the same colors. Go ahead and create those colors, but you can also change the colors entirely and have your own custom color palette. But do have a color palette ready in front of you before you start being doing that is that gives you an idea off how the guys are gonna look together once you're done with the color palette. Start sketching when he was sketching. You do not have to restrict yourself with those size that you see on the objects. You can vary the size you can vary the shape you can. Also, although believes, or one or two elements in the objects a little bit and create a composition that works for you. Sketch everything out after the digging a razor Andi light in the pencil marks, so it becomes easier for you to beat on once you're done with that, just start painting, pained one object at a time, maybe group them into similar objects. If you're using a collection off different pieces, for example, I group the ceramics together. Then I painted the leaves. Andi. Then I went on to the fruits on the vegetables so that flu is entirely up to you on. Once you're done with that, you can add more deals If you feel like on to finish your artwork. It raise the remaining pencil marks if you see any. I hope you guys enjoyed this class. Onda. Feudal, big. No. I hope this give you a starting point. Andi, help you start bending. Like I said earlier, you do not have to venture out or always looking instagram or Pinterest for inspiration. You can very easily find inspiration around you. You can pick up anything into start painting. I'm excited to see a lot of corn Indian painting by you guys on. 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