Watercolor Misty Forest | Shanan Subhan | Skillshare

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6 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Art supplies

    • 3. Tonal Values

    • 4. Painting Thumbnail

    • 5. Painting Misty Forest

    • 6. Final thoughts

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Learn to paint beautiful misty forest in watercolors. I will explain each and every step in detail right from supplies to the finished painting. You need not have prior experience to take this class. I hope you will like this class.

Happy painting. 

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Shanan Subhan

Fine Artist | Art Educator



Hello, I'm Shanan Subhan, an Artist currently residing in Bangalore, and born & brought up in Udupi,India 

I am an Engineer by profession and an Artist by passion and everything.

Nature/landscapes are among my favorite subjects to paint. I thank nature and great photographs for inspiring and challenging me.

I started coloring at an early age, even before school taught me to read and write. Unaware of art and the theory of colors, I loved scribbling on papers, books, and walls! All I felt was colorful walls are merrier than monotonous ones. 

Although I loved painting and coloring, because of studies and the competitiveness of day-to-day life, I somehow got disconnected from art a few years ago, but I always f... See full profile

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1. Introduction: I strongly believe missed art. A lot of mystery and massive My Benji's Today Let us learn to paint beautiful misty forest in watercolors. Hi, I'm Shannon. The actors behind water calls Welcome back for my second skin share class in just class, I will be teaching how to achieve different tonal values. They think that I'm name for a painting shares on techniques. I'm for the end painting a refreshing Mr Morning in the forest. I've also really started loading on bending and the sky landscapes. If you haven't already washed, go take out the links in the description. So without any delay, let's get started. 2. Art supplies: 3. Tonal Values: tonal values are the important aspects of watercolor paintings. It refers to the degrees off light and dark colors. You're I will show you how you can achieve different donor values from a single color. I'm making the shades indigo on black toe create a darker tone. Now it's a small amount off pigment on a lot of water to get very diluted consistency. Take this diluted tone using a brush and make a rectangular structure. This will give me the lightest value. Now. If I I had a little bit more pigment, I will get a doctor value. Now this is a midrange off the color. Now I'm adding some more pains with this on. This is no close to the darkest on. At last I will pain. It's concentrated, doing without adding any water. If you learn to control the tonal values off a color, you can create any mood in the painting. Let's mourn toe next circle, which will be focused on creating a time, namely for painting 4. Painting Thumbnail: okay, lets one toe paint coming off the bending. Keep on the colors, ready on the palate before you start painting, I'm drawing a small box to being part time. Name off this painting. Spending a thumbnail gives us an idea off how to go about the bending process. I'll build up the elements one by one on explained everything in the days I'll firstly being the background trees using the diluted Don't I'm adding one line at a time, keeping it light in color. Extend the branches if required, or you can keep it straight as well. Are some leaves and for ages off the trees with same color. Uh huh. Playing the trunk lines with plain water tow. Avoid sharp edges. Once this is done, we'll let this dry thoroughly, moving on to second layer off trees with slightly darker tones of India. Ideally, the midrange off this condo. I just discoloration before I proceed to paint on the company. Okay, this is the color that I was to you. Now I do the same color toe pain on me. Draw the drunk off the trees with the same gun Onda for religious on the top part off the painting that is coming next is the final layer off the trees, which is the foreground. I'm mixing the darkest own or you can simply use a black color. Take the darkest own on being the trunk of the tree. Extend the branches on both sides in different directions to keep it natural. I'm painting a mother. Agree with slightly Kobe drunk on the dog by OK, let me switch my yellow green, yellow This is the actual born When you mix it with equal amount off water on the 2nd 1 is a diluted range on If I have some in the goto this I'd achieve a new color all together, which is a darker green. You can even use a submarine. Let us take a minute to visualize how this actually looks like The lightest one that you see here are very far from the observer and hence it doesn't reach the bottom of the coming while some trees a little closer that will be slightly darker in color on a glass. The closest ones will be very dark in color on the tree that is the bottom of the time name . No time the use will appear green in four grounds on the leaves in the distance, you are a little fuzzy. So one needs to visualize undecided the tonal values of the image before painting. Take our doctor shared off green. That is a submarine or the color of its you created on drop some pains randomly on these branches. Okay, this picture is not going to be exactly same as what I'm doing now. The shape and size my differ in the main painting. I'm painting this thumbnails Who has to get an idea off? What? We are going toe paint now I'm painting. The foliage is using the lightest own. That is the light. A local. This will create a fresh morning. Look, I hope you're clear with all the techniques that I have thought your If you have any doubt regarding this painting or anything related to art, you can ask me in the discussion section. I would like to help you. Okay. So let's worn to our next chapter where we learn to be in the misty forest 5. Painting Misty Forest: Okay, So let us get started with the first painting I have Deep down on the whole side of the peoples of nine the water does not seep in through now ECOMOG brush our any other bigger size brush that is every label with you Keep the paper fight inclined to a certain extent so that the water does not vital amusing We dont have big me so I have already with the surface. Now I love life from 16 on this If you're not familiar with these techniques, you can go to my previous can share class. I have a clean them in the days. Okay, so let's makes the required a loss. So I'll be mixing indigo and black toe Get a darker shade Take a little amount of pigment on a lot of water to back, which will give us a diluted dawn. The compliment off alone on paint on the surface, competing on the four corners with diluted color I'm using line number strokes to get finished. Look for the painting. I had some dropped in between in the same job I on leave it to dry completely. Okay, so now with more on the second Leo, take a little darker and start growing the drunk off the please the bottom part of the fleet with the ground level. The same color. Okay, I'm being being the 2nd 3 Did the slightly Oh, Coby. Drunk. You can keep it street as well. If you find it difficult, extend the branches in different directions. I want some dark patches on the drunk off the trees I will achieve in by hiding. Are hoping to find a part of the tree on blended well with the waters Way Want next three broad drunk Using plain water I have some pains on. Do you Some white spaces in between. I will pull the pain downwards. Toe this area building a radiant effect. This is to depict the light passing through this area if you want pain, lights and shadows in general, you can use this technique departing more number off trees with the same techniques. The magistrate Good. Please do not keep these branches like a straight line. Use various hand movements and those drugs keep fighting the branches. Gradually. You can also keep only tongue and not being the branches. But I like toe have the branches in my bending. No, let's pain some for ages on the branches, dropping some lighter stone, random from blending well with plain water. This part are well off. The painting is lighter in color because it is assumed to be covered with based in the background. But as we have seen in the thumbnail, the foreground will be darker in color because it will be closer to the way was I let this area completely dry before going on the second. I'm going to paint second layer off trees, which will be competitively damper in color. E Think that drawing outline of the drunk filled the top on bottom part, leaving a gap in between clean the brush on a little pain downwards with plain water. This is again trying to create a life effort. You need to imagine a picture in your mind and tried to paint it by yourself. This really helps to enhance a perspective on come up with creative ideas. It doesn't matter if we don't get it right at the first try with practice will gradually get there. I've been the outline off this hugely on one of the inner bark and for the actual branches on board the height. Now we shall paint some foreground trees, using the same techniques. Factors driving drunk, filling the inner areas on accepting the branches and merging it with the ground, drawing another three. This baby is half visible in this picture so that the half is not. I'm only bending the half, touching the borders on the people, lending it with the background, extending the branches once a tree drunk and renters are painted. Let's mourn hoping the green foliage is I'll be using greenish yellow pain. I just a tonal values from lighter I'm bending and law in its mid range. You can add some in the go with this color to create our darker green. I'm painting a small tree in the same door using got in brush, annexing the ranchers on for ages with green color. You cannot any number of trees in the foreground. - I'm gradually adding the loose with diluted greenish yellow on. Then I grow darker green. You can pick your own choice of gunners, Big green or any other kind of, but you should be willing to experiment with colors on. Sometimes you'll accidentally come across a beautiful color, so yeah, I would say not to blindly follow all the rules that you watch in very strict Orioles. But keep trying different things. Play around with colors and believe me, one day you will find your own style of work, which will be really proud off. We are almost done with painting the trees. So now let's paint some boards together. The step is optional. At some off you might not like toe have both in your bending good Roberts, you can first drawing our plane off the birds on, then go on with feeling the innermost radius that our radio size and shapes of birds, some painter detail while others keep it lose and also the total value matters. Let me know in the discussion section, if you want to have a class exclusively on painting boards, I left when we consider your request way are almost bound with the painting. No, let me just quickly add some grass is in the foreground, taking the darkest own. I will paint it loosely. Okay, we are done with the painting. So now let's carefully remove them, asking waves from all the sides. That's it, guys, I hope you find this tutorial beneficial 6. Final thoughts: Hi again. It was one painting our mystery forest Mortar Kalis. Thank you for watching my class. I hope you're willing to give this painting a try because you'll only learn when you actually do it. Simple shopping thinks in the project Galley. All you can even ag mean Instagram handle these articles. I will share your work in my stories. So you guys happy bending. See you next time.