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Water color painting series part 1 : Basics

teacher avatar Alna Poulose, Fine art artist from India

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials required for water color painting

    • 3. The basic water color Painting technique

    • 4. Trial and error method of color mixing

    • 5. Creating light and dark shades

    • 6. Grid method for sketching

    • 7. Preview of next series

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About This Class

In this series i will teach you about the basics of water color Painting

Topics included in this series are:

1.Grid method for sketching

2.Materials required for water color painting

3.The basic water color painting technique

4.Trial and error method of color mixing

5.Creating lighter and darker shade

6.Preview of next seriesĀ 

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Alna Poulose

Fine art artist from India


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1. Introduction : This course is about white tempera painting series by one. And it's about the basics of photography, painting. It's England suffering topic that materials required for watercolor painting. That basic logical thinking about the method of coloring, mixing, and how to create light. And that creates, and I also teach a metal from stitches. 2. Materials required for water color painting : Hi, This lecture is about materials record for watercolor painting. First material is my darker pins. And this watercolor paints were divided into two categories. They're artist quality and student quality. You should use. Artist quality. Why did Europeans for professional work? Because it is how good-quality pigments. Next we need watercolor painting brushes are nice paintbrush well available in different shapes such as round shapes, flat shapes, pen shapes, etc. And this also divided based upon its size from small size to large size. This we need water and water is at this medium for watercolor painting and is also used for cleaning brushes. We need watercolor painting papers. You should use cold pressed watercolor paper of minimum 300 GSM list we need Claude and disclose is used for removing excess water from the brush. And you can use Gaussian. These are just optional. 3. The basic water color Painting technique: This lecture is the mode, the basic watercolor painting technique and demonstrating this technically choose the color of crimson lake. And actually the paint that's comes out from the tube using a stiff conditions. So I add more water to make it dilute. And then I buy it over the bird and for creating lighter shade, I add more and more why Doran today not bleed over the paper and also use this bridge, this beam bearish for, to create a smooth transition from the darker shade to the lighter shade. In this minor, create lighter. And jackal sheets. Here. For the intensity of the pigment will be reduced. I'm going to create some effects over this painting. For this to dry condition. For this, I use this quote to remove water from the brush. And I use this thin brush to create these updates. Now I'm going to add the second layer. And before her playing second layer of paint, the first layer should be completely dry. And in the case of second learn, the intensity of the pain should be more line the amount of Magda. And here also I create light shade by adding more and more whiter. You should practice. This technique may form going for the lectures. 4. Trial and error method of color mixing: A trial and error method of color mixing. Color mixing is a child and other meadow because we experiment with colors to make the right Don. Sometimes it may be a failure and try again to get the right shade. Fever, develop the skills to create the request ship is only by practicing different shades of color. Blue, cobalt blue, scattered Lake, some ivory black, etc. 5. Creating light and dark shades: Creating light and shade. In watercolor painting, water acts as a medium that is feed, mix water, and paint, and then apply them to the papal lightened deck she'd been created by varying the amount of paint. And what the main factor we consider is the effects of light. The bulb, the light to the ads will be in a very light sheet, and It's almost equal to the white sheet. In watercolor painting. In this situation, we increase the quantity of 52 and decrease the quantity of color in areas were among the flight is very low, then that surface will be in a darker shade. In that case, we reduce the amount of fighter and increases the amount of color. 6. Grid method for sketching : When we try to draw anything using a different speeches, some problems that arise are the size of the opposite, in this case, is larger than the size of the object in the reference photo. Or sometimes it may be smaller than the reference photo. Or if you sketch a portrayed, then there is an alteration in the face good. Or wherever they may be different than the reference photo. The difference maybe in the size and structure. To avoid these problems, we adopt the middle. In the middle, we divide the reference photo into rows and columns. Depending upon the number of rows and columns, we got square or rectangular boxes. In this method, we divide the length and breadth of the difference for two into equal parts. Divide the length and breadth in two ways. First, print off your reference photo, divide length and breadth into equal parts. Similarly divide the drawing sheet the same as the reference for two seconds. This, instead of taking the blend instead, any grid may go application then up lately lines on the reference photo using this application. The principle behind the gizmo third is the ratio between the size of the object in nearly things for dogs, do the total area. We need to maintain this ratio drew out our drawing grid lines will help to maintain this ratio. Any change in this ratio will affect the accuracy of our drawing. Advantage of the metal. We can create a replica of the reference photo. We can create an exit phase Could. We can reduce the time required for sketchy drawbacks of the Greek method. We manually ablate grid lines on the reference photo. So there was a chance of minute. That is, the lines we draw on the drawing sheet may not be straight. This man. Accuracy. 7. Preview of next series: Vein certainly getting high and this is where the 00 is. Also. O. I encourage you to pursue.