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The Art Battle - Explore The Process Of Pencil Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic and Digital Painting

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Intro Video

    • 2. The General Sketch

    • 3. Pencil Drawing

    • 4. Watercolors

    • 5. Acrylics

    • 6. Digital

    • 7. The Summary

    • 8. Final Thoughts and Project Description

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About This Class

Welcome to The Art Battle - Explore the Process if Pencil Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylics and Digital.

Have you ever wondered how to approach a full art piece in different mediums? What is the cost of the art supplies of some mediums ad even the cost of one piece?

Have you thought about what are values, layers, which mediums are transparent and how to approach a painting with opaque paints?  What do you need to do before starting painting and what to keep in mind when creating a plan and a sketch? How to get your sketch onto the canvas or simply how to get rid of the pencil marks?

In this class I will answer all of your questions in 4 different mediums: GRAPHITE, WATERCOLORS, ACRYLICS and DIGITAL!

I will recreate the photo of a simple succulent in all these mediums with a detailed description of the creation process and with a great, informative sum up at the end about supply cost, creation time and cost per art piece.

Within each dedicated part I will guide you through the entire process from creating a general Sketch, getting it onto the painting surface (sketching paper, watercolor paper, canvas), creating a color palette, mixing paints, matching them with the reference photo, dealing with layers, shadows and highlights, until the finishing touches.

This class is a perfect fit for :

every creative who paints in any medium

- beginners who would love to see what it takes to create a finished piece in these mediums

- beginners who don't know which medium to create in 

- Intermediate artists in one of the mediums who would love to get an insight to the other mediums

- Creatives who would love to have a general knowledge about how the creation process in all these mediums work.

In this class you will learn:

- how to create a general sketch from a reference photo including highlights and shadows

- how to get the sketch onto your painting surface - sketching paper, watercolor paper, canvas

- how to choose the perfect colors

- how to create a color palette

- how to deal with transparent and opaque paints

- what supplies to choose for these mediums

- beginner level drawing skills

- beginner level watercolor painting skills

- beginner level acrylic painting skills

- beginner level digital painting skills

- how to deal with layers in different mediums

- a general but detailed knowledge about these mediums

and more.


In this class we will cover so much, I can't even put all of them in words, so just take a look on the above picture and you will see what I am talking about!

So, what are you waiting for? Watch the full class NOW!


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The Artmother

Professional Art Teacher and Artist


Welcome! My name is Alexandra Finta - a passionate artist, a happy mother and an enthusiastic teacher - in short The Artmother. I am a professional art teacher with a Masters Degree in Art Education with years of experience in teaching in person and online. As an artist, I am creating in all different kinds of mediums from acrylics, watercolors, graphite and digital. I have years of experience in graphic design and photography. 

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1. Intro Video: Hi guys. In this class, I am going to show you how to create a second lint with four different mediums on Daddy's girl fight watercolors, acrylics on digital. The reason I have chosen these four mediums is because they all have a big part in my everyday life. For instance, I use graphite pencil drawings off to get better and my drawing an observational skills to catch the stuff I'm going to paint on to actually observed divert world around me. I'm creating most of my illustrations. We do want colors still, because it has its positives and just law creating with it. Um, Denver Naqura leaks. I'm painting approximately one painting a month with a quinyx because I just can get rid off that painterly feeling when I have to finish canvas in my hands and which digital it is just so trendy and popular and practical like I started to paint a digitally a few years ago, but I got my iPad pro this January, and I'm really into digital illustrations now. And it Woz just so interesting to translate everything I knew about the traditional medium Teoh Digital medium and I really want to share my knowledge video Guy's name is always under Gabbert and I am a professional art teacher and artist and an illustrator and mother of dragons. Now mother of two. Okay, so what we're going to do in this class is actually I'm going to create a paint this succulent. I'm going to draw it with pencil. I am going to show you the easiest way to recreate it really nicely. Then we are going. Teoh, do this time with water colors and create a full watercolor illustration piece. Andi actual iss. We are going to paint on canvas on with digital. I am not going to use my illustration style, but rather to replicate the process I'm applying in this traditional mediums into digital. Oh, this is bigger fight. Uh, drawing on this is the worker painting the actually paintings on this guy? No, this is not a photo. This is a painting within each of these videos that I dedicated to the medium like fried part political part and the actual ex parte. I'm going to go through several points in the process from creating a general sketch that we will use through the entire process how to get it to the surface of the medium, like the sketching paper, political paper, canvas. Then I'm going to show you the supplies you need. Um, then I'm going to point out the key points in the process. So most of these are Turks took me more than our to create. So we are not going to worse. It'll I'm going to speed paint and no star key points. And then at the end, we are going to have a big summary, which is the art battle. And I'm going to compare some things like how much money do the supplies coast for? That's medium. How much time did it take for me to create a piece on? Actually, how much That one piece coast me in that medium, it will be just a interesting info to know. OK, so why is this all important for you? You might ask on the answer is because you might create in one medium like you might just painted watercolors and never dab into digital or actual aches. Or you never thought about creating value studies and graphite. And maybe if you would just gas an insight to these mediums, you would just enrich yourself not just been knowledge, but maybe a motivation to do them or to try them out, or are let go of the fear that you need to be exclusive for one medium like you don't need to. Okay, so another big question is who is disc last for her? I just read it up from I, but I created Does nice text for you to carry so this class and great for every creative. If you are a real beginner, even drawing in the car fight part, you will see. Haven't object is built up. You will learn what is grayscale values. How to apply beginner shading true story. Then, in other sections, you can see which medium requires with supplies, techniques, abilities, and you can decide for you we tried to take. If you have already creating, let's say watercolors, you will see how different is to work with acrylics on cameras. How to build up a digital painting. If you are in the digital media, it could be beneficial for you to see how riel paint works on it could add to your digital illustrations are If you're using AK Ricks already, you might see my own process on how I work with it and maybe it that will enrich shoot. So I think everyone can find has own important on a useful information in the class. So I think I just over done this intro video. So if you are ready to see me creating the spaces, let's dab into it. Just announce it so demanding to paint it four times that I will not paint a succulent again in my life, Don't tell. 2. The General Sketch: generals catch for the sake. Off time saving. I'm going to create now generals catch about the subject and what I'm going to use for it is my iPad. I could spend time to create a sketch by observing the reference which is now a real succulent, and I totally recover and you to do so. But as I really want everything to match and to save time and to show you also how I trace catches, I'm going to do it like death. So I make a photo of the succulent on a black background with the iPad. You can do this alternatively with your phone or camera, then put the image into your computer. Then I open a procreate, which is a digital painting programme, said the image last Oh, pack and simply draw the counter lines off the leaves onto a new layer. I don't forget to include the shapes off the shadows on the shapes off the highlights as having these shapes on this catch is essential when using a transparent medium like graphite or water colors. I also don't forget to draw the pot as well as I really need the circle, to be precise and I also know the cast shadows off the leaps. When I'm done, I turned off their reference photo, and I have a nice, clean sketch that I will use in all four sections. Now, an alternative forties could be just dropping onto tracing paper on your computer screen or printing out the photo and tracing it on your window or dropping by observation. The point is to get this catch with all the shapes needed onto a screen or onto a paper. I am including these generals catch for you in the resources section so that you can use it if you wish to follow me with your medium. 3. Pencil Drawing: So let's start with Paso drawing. I would love to start with explaining a bit more why I have chosen to include her fight as an independent medium in this class. First of all, drawing is the most essential skill in every creative sector. Now we escaped actually the observation on drawing, which is very important. And there are people who would call this tracing cheating. But keep in mind that is their issue. So if you're using your own reference image and you have low droving abilities but still would love to have good proportions, you can trace outlines. Okay, so creating this catch is like introducing yourself to the subject you are going to draw even after tracing. I already know the shapes I'm going to create. I know approximately where my shadows will be if I have very contrasted highlights. So it is very important in transparent mediums like fight and watercolors to notice, because we have to work from light to dark and we need to leave the white of the paper as the whitest white in our joing. Creating a grayscale droving before painting lets you know your subject even in the sense of color you will know where you will need to apply lighter or darker colors, for instance. So for drumming supplies, I have a sketchbook from Fabbri Ano freebie pencil for Lineburg and a 90 pencil for shading . Using a sketching paper is important because its texture helps Tikrit fight to come down from the lead and enter the paper Dexter, which adds to the droving experience. You can create a lot nicer drawings with less effort with quality materials. So the way I'm going to trace this generals catch onto my sketching paper is simple. I will use the iPad as a droving light books. You can even purchase a droving light books forties specific reason on an ism from around $20. So I will turn off all the lights I have in the room, darkened the window as well, and then I will be able to see it through the paper and traced the main outlines. I might also need to set the brightness off my screen to the highest. - When I'm done with this, I just at the remaining lines I didn't see well and correct us catch on my sketching paper . What I'm going to apply in this pencil drawing is the reverse shading method. This is a shading technique. I love to teach for beginners because it gives more control over the well used. Basically, they're five values we're going to apply here. There are a lot more, but five is enough for beginner shading. So you remember I said that we transparent mediums. We need to work from light to dark on that Graphite is a transparent medium in a sense that the paper can be seen freed and you need to keep the white off the paper. There are white highlighter pencils out there, but let's keep this simple. Now, in the reverse shooting method, we start with the shadows, which are the darkest while you then the lightest value is the white off the paper. And then we have a mid tone in the middle, which is the midway between or darker shadow on the white off the paper. And what we need to do now is to fill in the to mid ways between the meat on and shadow on the white, off the paper and the mito. So now we have 25 values. We will apply. Let's see how it works in the drawing. So with the reverse shading method, you start with the darkest shadows. So this is exactly what I'm doing. I start with the darkest shapes and fill them with my darkest well you, which I can get from the nine B pencil when I have this. The only thing I need to do is to leave the highlight shape of the white of the paper on fill the remaining part in with the mid stone to get it to other well use. I used the razor to make degradation between the white off the paper and, um, Itoen and I use a pencil to make a nice gradation between the MIT tone and the shadow. I tried to work from Arria to Arria, so I applied this process to all leaves separately. Why is dropping? I constantly observed a reference picture I have taken. I haven't displayed on the iPad. Next immediately can see it. So what can help beginners? Getting the well used better in the reference images is setting its saturation down, so basically you will get a black and white image you can use. However, it is a good idea to practice setting the saturation higher and higher as you progress to practice, saying while use in a colored image as well. Pro tip here is also to use a simple office paper to cover up some finished areas so that you don't smudge everything to keep it nice and clean, and to have a place to rest your hands on while drawing as it can get tired Malian detailed and big pieces. And by fixing your hand, you also get more stability. So I go round and round in the succulent, and the reason I started at the outer leaves is that as you can't draw white and the upper layers off, the leaves are brighter. You can make them put by making these lover leaves darker, and this way you can make sure you will not make your drawing too dark. That could happen if you would go the other way. One rule in drawing is not to draw out lines, meaning that if you take a look on any really object, you cannot see any Lineburg Onley, light, shadow and color. So when you are drawing outlines when you're drawing, you are actually just creating guidelines for applying light shadow and color. This is why we should always draw these all kinds really like. And if you look at the succulent, you cannot is that the shaded leaves don't really have outlines now it is because I include them in the shading, mostly into the purse that are behind what I'm actually drawing. In this case, the leaves that are are layer low over. - So at the end, I just go over the whole adjusting the well used it. I might have got him wrong and Walla the drawing as finished. So now let's Contin U to the watercolor media and the recreated succulent with it. 4. Watercolors: while the color. At first I would love to talk to you about the water column. Needham What colors are transparent pains, so you need to work again from light to dark, even though at first it may sound like something easy, like kids are mostly painting with watercolors learn right. Actually, watercolors count to the hardest painting techniques as they can be really tricky to master . You don't only need to plan had the whole painting keeping in mind. Transparency is and highlights. You also need to muster the water usage. The quality of supplies make a huge difference. It is recommended to get at least free 100 grams called pressed watercolor paper so that it can handle the amount of Father you Jews for pains. There are mostly two ways to get them in half bones and tubes. My personal recommendation is to get a student great Hoffman set and a great some personal favorite colors to artists. Great troops four brushes. The market is again full off options, but to be honest in this class, I will be using the same middle sized round Mylan brush for both watercolors and acrylics. In general, round brushes are intended for water colors as they hold up more water on you can more easily layer actually paint with flat brushes. But I wouldn't make any restrictions to brush usage, as I already mentioned the key point in watercolor painting as blending. Now I need to get the general's catch onto my watercolor paper on the way I'm going to get it. There is the exact same process I did with the sketching paper, so I will use the iPad as a droving light box. But as a watercolor paper is thicker, it will be really hard to see through it. So I will need to get on Lee the main shapes, the port and the outlines off the leaves. I also already mentioned that you need to deal with transparency ease, and we also discussed outlines indica fight part watercolors will not cover up from Cellmark's. You might not need to care about it, but if you want a clean illustration and as you cannot erase pencil marks below the watercolor painting, you might include despot art into the planning. So what I am doing as that I'm erasing the traces pencils catch, but just so that I can see it and I redrow it with of article a pencil. It's Mark will blend into the painting and will not be seen. So when I have a logical consuls catch, I add the remaining shapes by observing the reference image on the general sketch. The next step is optional. It is using masking fluid as we need highlights to remain the white off the paper. It is a good idea to cover them up with masking Floyd. Masking fluid is basically gum Arabic, and it is is it a peel off when the painting is done on is completely dry Now you don't need to use them asking food. You can just simply be careful when painting and award painting over these shapes. It s important mainly, and the first layers off paint and not a stack is creating a color palette. So what colors will we need if you take a look on dust image? It does more more vibrance done the actual, um, actual plant, which doesn't really matter what we will need as a dark green light green, semi yellow on and a little bit off pink hair. I don't know what I have here. I wrote a story as I'm going to use. The winds are in Kaufman. Oh, that I have. I have this chart I made for my, uh, pains so that I can easily recognises what colors am I going to use? So I think I will use hookers. Green light in separate. They would fit the best. I may be a little bit off Rosiana ideas, parts and maybe a little bit of Campbell chew. But it is really y brint. And I don't don't want this Teoh overwrite my green, so maybe I will go for the yellow walker. It is a bit more muted. There are different tools out there, but you can use There was an up called rt I may destroy to you. Can Donald this from the Internet? Um, you should add your image here so you can import an image. Time's up. Okay, on if you click on the colors, Do you have a color picker? It is actually designed for colored pencils. If you could hear. Where is this Polic Rama's? So I just put this color picker anywhere, and I can see ah, permanent green olive. So olive green art green, light green. Then it's cramping. Opa copper row number. Yes, there is rule number here at this part God's so you can just go over and see what what colors it gives you again. We are not going for hyper realism or rial. I don't know coloring. Our point is to go through the process. Harris Something black burned Number one night brown. Can you say it out? Here's the one by brown down here I might use died because I have it in my sent at his hair burned number Rule number It is really who to know that these color sigh How so? I I recovered you to God is up on when you want to replicate an image, Just go over on Do not the the colors it gives you on Just try to too much It I had when Asian rod which looks similar to the Indian red I have here. So make your charts on. Just go over these I will keep this up like open and I will just go back to that for reference. Withdraw Nicholas. I will not work from Arria to Arria but from layer to layer. At first I lay down the base greenish yellowish mixture with already keeping in mind the well used and constantly checking the colors on the reference image. As I progressed to outer leaves, I tried to add more greenish colors. - When I am down with this, I need this first layer to dry completely. In the second layer, I darkened a well used by adding more concentrated colors to the painting. I do this until I reach a level when I cant go darker with the colors I am using. This is the time I'm mixing my shadows. I am using a mixture off pains great on Van Dyke brown to fill the darkest shadows. And as the background is black and I want my succulents to pope, I paint the background with black concentrated watercolors from Doctor PH. Morten's and we'll, uh, I am almost finished. I need to wait until everything is completely dry that I removed the masking fluid and soften the edges off these shapes with light wanted down paint. I love to use white gel pin to add some more highlights that I left out with masking. It can give a bit off realism and detail to the peace at the end you can warn issue a watercolor painting, but it is not actually necessary. If you want to hang it, you can put it behind consolation glass into a frame which will protect your painting. But I mostly digitized my watercolors and make prints from down. So this was the process I follow. Ah, when I am painting with watercolors Now, let's see the process off acrylic painting in the next we'd EEO. 5. Acrylics: acrylics. Okay, so let's start to talk about pains. In general, every type off pain contains pigments, plus a binder in a watercolor. We have big mons lost, a water sellable binder, usually gum a Ravic with acrylics. We have pigments, plus a synthetic binder that makes the pains waterproof. After drying, acrylics dry quickly, which allows you to burke quickly to create layers and to paint writer colors over darker colors and to easily get rid off your mistakes. Acrylic paints come in three different versions. They can be transparent. Sammy Oh, pack and go pack. It is usually noted on the tubes, but the best is to make a chart anyhow. With water colors, you had the white of the paper constantly appear through the transparent layers off color. Right now, it actually takes to how this white you need to mix it into your paint. Most of the time, you wouldn't paint a clean color. You paint tents, tones and shades. Teens are color plus white tones are color plus gray or white paws. Black on a shade is color, plus black. So apart from having colored acrylic panes, it is recommended to have some extra tubes off white and black. This additional white paint also makes your acrylic panes or pack, which is great when painting layers. The transparency off the acrylic paint can be useful in the already mentioned in direct painting method, where you create an under painting than layer the transparent colors on the top off it with actual X, you paint on all different kinds off surfaces like wood glass carts, bird canvas in disclose. I'm going to paint on canvas now. Most of these pre made cameras aren't Jaso boat, but David always use another layer off it. Okay, so we again need the generals catch to appear on the canvas. But how do we do that? Generally, we are going to trace again, but with a different method. At first you need a tracing paper or baking paper or some kind of thing walks to paper. You need a walks quality because we want to go fight to stick later to the canvas. So plays the tracing paper on the general's catch co. Paid on the top with a really soft pencil, then turned the tracing paper over and on a clean sheet of paper. Trace it again, display you will have the drawing on both sides off the paper, but you will be able to transfer an identical image on the canvas. If he wouldn't have done it display, we would have had mirrored the image, which sometimes matters sometimes don't. Now I put the tracing paper on the canvas and simply trace over it. Once again, Digger fight from the back of it will stick to the canvas. Also, this is the reason you need to use a soft pencil. It's graphite will stick more easily. Now you have this catch onto canvas adjusted. Fill in some missing lines. Do minor cook corrections as we will paint OPEC paint over it. They will not need to take care about the pencil marks on we will it need the shapes of the highlights and the shadows because they will not help us. Anyways, I traced them as well, just to manifest the painting in front of my eyes again. As for the supplies, I am using a basic set off critics acrylics. All of these pains are transparent, so I will use a lot off white. I haven't done the chart with this paint yet, so I am doing it now to choose the best colors from the greens. I'm again going to use the hawkers green and used the cadmium yellow, deep and yellow occid, which is close to the yellow walker from the Browns. I'm going to use burned number and then decree knock rhythm magenta for the pink with acrylics. I again work from Arria to Arria, meaning that I will try to get the colors right as much as possible at the first dry on every leaf. However, I might need to move on for the next one. Ah, little bit, because sometimes I need more trying time to be able to make nicer blends in color. When mixing colors, I start with mixing yellow Occid with a little too Tunney white on add a bit of hooker's green. This makes this really liked yellowish green color that start at the roots. And then, when this layer is a bit dry, I asked the mixture off hooker's green with little white to make the darker grades. - Later . When I have these layers dry, I can add just simple, transparent colors on top to deepen some off them or make blends. I also add pure white on two at the top for highlights. No, I don't have too much off a strategy. When painting a zai can repaint and correct as many times as I want, the only rule I try to keep is not the paint leaves that are next to each other right away , because neighboring colors might makes it. They are not yet dry for the dunker lives. Here I create a dark under painting, meaning I lay down a transparent layer off brown than paint over it with the green mixture with a relic very little white. I also had shadows to already painted leaves with a mixture of brown green on a little white and attic, and I add some more highlights with the white and then berg on the outer shadows with pure black right and brown. - Did I paint the port at some texture with Dwight into it and then paint around it with pure black? A while on It has finished. I let it dry overnight. Actually, I painted this for a few days in several shorter's sittings, but you need to let it dry for at least a day before you warn ish it. It is good to varnish on, actually painting as it will bring out the colors on Preserve it. Okay, so decile is the process I'm usually following for act like painting. Let's see, How would I do the exact same thing in digital? 6. Digital: digital. Now you might think, why digital if I could have done the same in oil kala pencils or gua sh. The reason is that because all these mediums would have bit similar processes, and I don't really use them a lot. But what I do use and what might be interesting for a traditional artist is the digital medium. Painting digitally has its long list off. Pros like you have all the colors and brushes. You have a color picker, so you don't really need to figure out the colors for yourself. You can redo incorrect as many times as you want and Onley by a few taps on the screen. You can then print your artwork as big as you want, etcetera. But it has its comes as well, like you don't necessarily end up with a physical painting if you don't print it. All of these in finite options might be overwhelming. And, of course, you don't have the rial tactile experience while painting on. This is the reason I'm not fully transitioning. My aren't the digital yet. It just feels so good to work with real paint. But don't think now that painting did digitally is something easy. It also needs a lot off skills to master. So what I will be using is a 12.9 inch iPad pro with this second generation apple pencil. As for the software, I'm using Procreate, which is a very popular creative program. This process would be similar in photo shop, with a simple droving double act. But the reason I prefer the iPad is because it is closer to the actual driving experience. What is great about digital painting is that it is not a Massey. You don't need any supplies, you have it all inside the program. So I'm setting a new screen sized canvas and insert both the general sketch on reference photo into the file on separate layers. The reason I'm inserting a reference for, though, is not just for observation. But I obey constantly using the color picker button, which when I holds down and click summer in the image, it will pick the exact same color for my brush. I have an option to create a custom palette before I start painting by clicking on the color picker and placing the colors on the poulet. But to have a better workflow, I will use the previous method. So what you need to know about digital painting is that you work in layers in procreate. You have limited number off layers. You can check it in the campus information, the bigger to canvass, the lower the number of players you can use. But no, it does not an issue I need now to work from the top to the bottom so that I can get all the pixels filled. Let me just show you what I mean. So let's say I take a brush and I paint something like this and you can see I have empty pixels because the brush itself has some texture. This is not a bad thing because it will a texture to the whole piece. But if I pain just around it, I will not have it covered. And if I removed a background layer, it will be staying through and I don't want that. So what I want now is to add another layer below it. And when I'm painting with a different color, you see uncovering these up. So this is the reason we are going to work from top to bottom. So I'm going to put different levels off leaves on separate layers. I will work similarly as with actually, so have areas are layers painted in full detail, then moving to the next. Now about the brushes I'm going to use to different brushes. I like to call them Liner and shader. I bought this brush is on creative market named ah gua sh brush back. I'm willing to dealing into the class. Pdf The liner brush is fully Oh, pack. It has some kind of texture. I edited the brush itself a little bit and added a bit of streamline, which means it is not reacting to all of the movements I make so I can make cleaner lines that it my strategy man painting digital is to block in a made color and then use the gua shader brush, which is a really nice textured brush. I know. Lock the layer. I blocked the color in meaning I will not be able to draw outside the pixels I already have painted. I take a lighter color and add a transparent layer over it, which will make a really nice bland. Then I've been repeated with a darker color and add a bit of shadow, then gather original color and add a little bit from it to the middle and Waller. It is already a really nice shaded leave with a variety of color, so these are the two brushes on going to use. So let's get to painting. So I create the first new layer afforded top leaves. Take my liner brush, hold my finger on the color picker, and I will just pick a color. I draw the shape of the leaf with it, really, by dragging the picked up color from the top. But I will go around it once again to feel most of the remaining pixels the sexual brush left out. Then, using the color picker, I pick up colors and place them with the shader brush and build up the color of to leave. This way, I don't forget to. Alfa logged a layer every time when I'm ending color so that I only paint within the blocked shape. I'm going to speed this up alone as I'm going to just do the exact same thing over the whole piece. I just want to point out that I try to work on the leaves that are not exactly next next to each other. Um, similarly, as I did with Akwa Leaks because even if I have the layer logged to close shapes are not practical as my brush will be sitting on the shape, I'm not actually painted. - So as I'm progressing, I create new and new layers for the lower layers off leaves. This is really great. I can react orange them as I want and that I can move the reference image anywhere for a quitter work. It looks so realistic, right when the chocolate is done, I placed the port below it by drawing a circle and another one on the top of fit with a lighter color. And I use another textured brush called concrete block to add a realistic look to the pot. I also ASDA missing shadows and highlights and add a black background and to add this really realistic look to it with shader brush and I think a transparent layer off white to create the rial grayish color around on Douala. We're finished. I think this is the most realistic one, but mainly because I used a bigger variety of colors that I could replicate with the color picker if I would have spent more time mixing all these shades with the actual ICS, I could have raised a similar effect anyhow. Or goal was not to create hyper realistic paintings. Each medium has its corrector. My goal here in this class wants to show you all these different processes and that you actually really need to use your brain to plan ahead and paint a piece. So let's just sum up what happened in this class in the next video. 7. The Summary: So Harry are at the end. All the projects are finished, and now I would love to take a look on some pretty interesting info and comparisons regarding these mediums. So what's starting to degrade? Fight and let's start. We did supplies coast for the supplies. We had pencils and sketching paper, looking at middle range prices, a set off good pencils and an 80 sheets catch book with Costa around $30 for the time. It took me 51 minutes to complete the drawing. But remember, it was done with beginner shading and minimal detail, so the time can be longer when I want to add to the graphite part is that it is important to create value studies like this to improve your skills and train your observation. You can, of course, use your pencil drawings as a final Peace as well may leave it portraiture. You would need to frame it or either digitize it. So if I assume you would use up the full set of pencils 40 whole 80 sheets, it will give us a coast for a single drawing off 37 cents, so the coast off one piece would be 37 sense this was about the fight. So now let's move on to the water colors. So the said I was using from the Windsor and Newton Coast around $50 at the 300 Grand's Cold Prince political pad with 12 sheets, is around $15 on the set of brown synthetic brushes is again around $15. I don't count other supplies, like the white gel pen or masking fleet. Let's take them as optional, so it leaves us with $80 for water colors for the time it's took me one hour and 34 minutes . Clean painting time. Applause at around 25 minutes, drying time. So, let's say two hours to complete the wedding color painting. What you can do with the painting is to frame it, which will add to the coast or digitize it, then use it for various purposes. I would say you use 10% off paint for the 12 sheets off paper, which will give us a 60 stunt coast for a single painting. Keep in mind this is a very general calculation, not considering smaller pens to pains. Other supplies so the and coast could be lover are even higher Let's move on to Akra Lakes , the set off paint I used from liquid tax coasts around $30 on the single 25 centimeter square cameras coast around $9 the cheap set off Latin Ilham, Russia's coast, around $15. Again, I don't count. Actually, Cornish and Jess. Oh, so the Maine coast for starting actual ICS would be $54 if I assumed a single painting takes 5% from the 36 piece actual. Except I will be left with $10 for a single. Actually painting. It might sound a lot, but you have already physical painting. You can hang on the wall right away, and its value is a lot higher. This artwork is ready for an exhibition, for instance, or two right away. Put on the wall with simple warn ish and what you can still digitize it. Amusing for various purposes, you can actually paint with acrylics on all different kinds off surfaces, not unnecessarily on canvas. Popular is rude board acrylic paper parts costing as around 10 or $20 with several sheets which will lower your coasts. But I think having a painting on canvas is under replaceable for the time. It took me two hours and 20 minutes to finish the painting, plus a day, at least for full drying. It is true I have vert on this piece for several days for few shorter sittings. But let's just sum it up into this time frame. Now let's go to the digital. This was surprising for me as well, and now just will have a lot higher coast at first. The newest iPad pro with the Apple Pencil coast at around $1300 plus procreate coast and dollars, I would say you can create an in finite amount off artworks, which will, over the coast off a single artwork to a minimum. But let's take an example if you use the iPod for five years and make an artwork every week , so not even every day. But every week it gives us 200 and 65 artworks that will make the coast off a single artwork 20 cents. So we have it. A winner for the coast, Okay, for the time, it took me two hours and 15 minutes to finish the painting, and I didn't have the trying time. So if we take in consideration the drying time off acrylics. It was a lot quicker to finish a more realistic looking painting with the same effort I did with the AK relics. So that's it. Now you might ask. Okay, it is interesting, but what to do with this information? I don't really have a specific goal to Comey's anyone to anything. You don't need to be exclusive to any technique like we need to be flexible from my own experience. All these techniques fit into my old life. Like I love to create graphite drawings while you studies even just to draw a nice still life and then framing them, put it into onto the wall or or give it as a gift. It is necessary and essential for all of my other work to have the supplies and work with them to improve my overall drawing and painting skills on actually, for relaxation on it is such a great feeling to do some graphite pencil drawings just for relaxing. I still create most off my illustrations. Ah, that end up as art prints with water colors because it is fairly cheap. I can work, we did quickly, and it is beautiful and cost effective, and I can digitize it and use it for various purposes. I can print them on various products or create art prints. And the original watercolor painting still has its value. Um, so yeah, it is amazing. And then AC relics, I think, um, it is just an irreplaceable feeling to have a finished painting on canvas. I paint commissions and paintings for exhibition with acrylics, and even though it has more coast E on and and it needs more time, But at the end of this process, you end up with a beautiful painting which can go right on the wall. Andi, it is just more valuable than having any painting on paper, so I wouldn't eliminate a quick painting on canvas from my life ever. Dan Digital. Um, I do editorial illustrations digitally like it is just great that I have this in finite redo on correction. Possibility is on. It helps me to explore more things different angles because I'm not afraid that I'd be ruined my supplies like paper or wastepaper or waste paint because I have in finance of Dam and I can create more concepts and, like each of these techniques, have its unique corrector like I couldn't have done dust illustration with that father. Colors are actually or pencil. It has its texture. It has its beauty. It has. It's like time effectiveness. I would say that I can create anything I want without, like, really fear. I can return to any time and I have it like here, and it's just forces. So all of these techniques have place in my heart. I wouldn't eliminate any off them. These money, um, effectiveness. Things like surprised me as well. It was just great to experiment with it, how much time I usually spend with a piece which is similar and into the end coast over peace and the supplies that Cyrus. So I hope it is beneficial for you to to see these things, and it processes on and OK, so let's just move on to the final thoughts and this cast your final project in the next video 8. Final Thoughts and Project Description: I hope you couldn't really take something from this cause we've covered so much in it like a few days off painting with different medians. So let's just some of what we have done in this class. So we've painted the same subject, which was a succulent with four different medians, graphite watercolors, acrylics and digital. We've gone through the whole process from creating a general's catch than tracing dark to the surface to the sketching paper, watercolor paper canvas. I guided you through the whole process and the supplies and help to use them how to lay or how to approach the whole piece. Well, how do you approach the layers of your painting with? And at the end, he just took a few words about comparisons off these mediums and processes on. How can you used, um, process them in the future as a project, I would love to ask you to, uh, recreated a succulent with your medium. You don't need to choose to your free you can just to do choose one on and recreated. I will include the generals, catch indie resources, and I would really be happy to see a gallery full off succulents the same succulent were different mediums. You can change the colors if you want. You can change the composition if you want that. I wanted to be a succulent and your media on, if you will. Maybe it would be a beneficial for you as well. Teoh. Recreate it with two different kinds of mediums. I'm sure you already have at least the pencil drawing on D. I don't know what a colors, So at least to you of these, But you can add a medical pencils, oils, I don't know, mixed media. Uh, crayons. I let did a store open. And my other point is to start a discussion about this topic. How do you approach a final peace Are full painting with your medium on, Uh, what was your experience and share with us? It would be really great to read about these things. And now the usual. Make sure to follow me a social media on instagram and Facebook. You can finally, there as d art, mother um and also don't forget to follow me here on skills share to get notified when the other classes will be out there and I'm planning a lot's. You can also take a look on the other classes I have created. I have drawing courses, vodka courses on planning so many more. End the all the other mediums I a professional at. Lastly, it would be so great if you leave me a review. It is it has the class rank hired. 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