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Let's get to know more about Colors - Everything you need to know about how to avoid muddy colors

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9 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Welcome to my Class

    • 2. Art Supplies

    • 3. Basics of Color theory and How to avoid muddy Colors

    • 4. Setting up a Perfect Watercolor Palette

    • 5. Split Primary Palette Color Chart

    • 6. Choosing the right Colors

    • 7. Exercise 1 - Vibrant Galaxy - Multiple Layers

    • 8. Exercise 2 - Vibrant Galaxies - Single Layer

    • 9. Thank you for Watching

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Often, as an instructor I always get this question what can I do to avoid muddy and dull colours. This class is all about understanding your colours better through colour wheel and mixing theories. There are many exercises incorporated in  this class at various levels which will clearly explain the way you can mix different colours together to make vibrant combinations. 

This class is suitable for beginners with some knowledge on watercolours looking to practice their skills and also for all skill levels who are looking to learn more about watercolours and their mixing possibilities. 

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1. Welcome to my Class: often as an instructor, I always get this question. Why is my colors looking so Tom? And yours is looking so vibrant, So there are quite a lot of things you need to keep in your mind before you make the choice off your colors. This class is all about making you understand your colors better. No matter that they are two panes of particular pants or even liquid watercolor. By the end of this class, you will be confident in juicing colors and the way you mix them. Hello, everyone myself. Sanan, Ala. Bill. I'm an artist and an instructor, but I feel started painting. I really didn't understand how to mix 40 clothes and get exactly the right color that I needed. I used to simply trust on my intuitions, and I throw pigments together, and sometimes it work, and sometimes it doesn't. Gradually, I got interested in the color wheel on the mixing theories on, I started experimenting with the colors that I have, and I learned how to avoid creating those muddy colors and slowly all those exercises help me develop a better understanding about how to use my paint. In the beginning of the class, I will be talking a bit about the color theory. Does that town boring to you? Trust me, it is not as bad as it sounds. The better you know, a little about the color theory, the color wheel and all that. It will be more easy and quick. Oh, for you to choose and mix your colors from your palate. Once we get familiarized with the colors, we will do a galaxy exercise where I will be teaching you how to do Ah Weibring galaxy in two different methods. So this is a class where you don't need any specific set off colors or brushes or paper or anything. Coffee can go home. Maybe here you can entirely class with a cup of coffee. By the end of the class, you all will have a proper understanding of how to choose colors. How to mix them well. The child will automatically help to in creating vibrant paintings so quickly, Go grab a cup of coffee and let's get started 2. Art Supplies: in this video, I'm going to talk about all the art supplies that you will need to fall in my class. As I always mention, it is absolutely okay. If you don't have exact same materials that I'm using, you can use whatever you have, which is kind of similar talking about the particular paper. I always recommend to use a paper off minimum 1 40 l b which is 100% cotton particular paper. So if you can afford get a good quality are discreet watercolor paper. If you cannot new pressure stick with water. But you have this one. Here is archers rough green, 300 crumple meter square, 100% carton, particular paper. I always prefer rough or local press because if I choose rough, I can use both sides of the paper in between. You'll also find me using my archers 90 lb Political apart. It is just because I'm running out of my one for the LV paper. For most of my practice based, I prefer 90 al be over 1 40 l b. Because it is less expensive than the one for the L B one. The difference mostly comes and the thickness of the paper, the one for the L B papers much thicker than the 90. Now, talking about the brush, I will be using three different brushes throughout this class. 1st 1 as my Princeton to in check brush this furnace mostly used when you have to apply and even called the water over a larger area. If you don't have one, you can always use one if you like to size brush. Next, you need a bigger size round brush. So I have taken my Princeton heritage round size number 12 brush. You can go with 10 or 12. You would also need a medium sized round fresh. This is again from Turnstone, 38 cities on a decisive blow six. Now talking about the watercolor, the required a lot of exercises that I will be teaching in this class. It is not really necessary to use the same color that I'm using cure. It is mostly a learning experience rather than something that you should paint along how we were. These will be the colors that I will be using a number first exercise and also with the same colors. We will be creating a color chart. I will also introduce you to the colors that I often restocking my pilot again. The section also, you can just sit back and watch, and after all the exercises will move over mean galaxy paintings with different colors. For the first exercise, I will be using some planned for the clothes from white Knight. Again, the choice of color is yours. You can use any color off your choice. Just try and capture the idea and techniques behind the exercise. I will be teaching the colors really doesn't matter. Despite to the stars, I will use my white quashed by royal talents on to add a Little League deals, I will use a wide shell pin. This is secure. Gradually rule on. If you don't have a white go out, you can still use your white click or even your Whitewater global book. So if you're using tube particular, you will need a mixing palette to mix in all your colors. I might be using pants mostly, so I'll be taking the pain directly from the water globe pan so you might not see me using a particular palette. One of the main aspect to make your colors looks vibrant while painting is to always use clean water, so you have to have two jars of water while you paint bar has to stay clean on the other one. A. Servants off the pain from your brush. Last but not the least. You'll also need a masking tape on eraser, a pencil at a people tower so you can either choose to practise the exercises along with me are sit back and enjoy the process and take down notes bearable you find useful. 3. Basics of Color theory and How to avoid muddy Colors: often as an instructor. I always get this question Why your clothes look more vibrant on by Michaela's are looking very badly, so there are quite a lot of things you need to keep in mind before you to your colors. We will go through the color theory first and slowly we will see the properties off each color. As you all would know. We have three primary close, yellow, red and blue, so I have to find three shades from my palate. And let's have a look what happens when we mix these colors together? Those are the primary colors that I have chosen on. If he makes thes three close together, the all neutralize each other and create a color which is more closer to black. Most of the tradition artists choose to make their own black. Using this method, they don't prefer using the black, which comes and the tube, and this is mainly because the black doesn't lean towards the cool or the warm side. Okay, to understand this better, I'll be talking about the woman cool colors next in the same section. So this is the black, which I got by mixing the three primary colors. This black is made by taking equal amount off a low red on blue. If it just the amount off each year, you can get a radiation off black. Oh, I'm gonna makes the primary colors together. So these colors, which we caught while we makes the primary colors together, are called second regulars. We got orange, purple and green. I'm again taking over primary close friend and blue, and let's mix them together on Have a closer watch. These two colors resulted in a nice pope, er, but if you closely look at it, you can see one purple as more closer to blue on other side, the populace more closer to read. So the colors that are farmed in between the primary and secondary are called tertiary colors, so this color will explains the tertiary color more better. All these you see with the adults are our tertiary colors, the same coast with all the colors we got red orange, and then we got a yellow orange, which is more bias towards Gilo. And then we got a yellow green, which is again more closer to yellow. On. We got a blue green, which is closer toe blue on because the blue, purple and a red purple, and this is a reason why we have so many varieties off colors. You would have seen Taylor Blue green sheet and pillow blue red shed. So the basis of all those divisions come from the color wheel. All right, so we discussed about primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors. Now there is something called complementary colors. Let our look. What are they? The colors, which comes opposite to each other in a color wheel, are called complementary colors. So here he would see the purple and yellow, which comes opposite to each other on a color wheel, are filmed as complementary colors. I made a quick Hello. Well, now let's have a look at the complementary close. In regard to this, you could see the poeple on the yellow, which is right across each other. They are a set of complementary colors. That means they complement each other. Same way you can see the red and the green, which is also right opposite to each other. There also another set of complementary colors. If you paint the complementary close right next to each other, the kind off complement each other. That means they make look, each other's vibrant. However, if you mix these two colors together, you get a very muted, dull color. I'm gonna take red and green as an example on Let's mix them together and see what's happening. I'm taking nice, fresh red there on now. I'm gonna add some green next to it. You could see both of them are so vibrant, but when I mix them together, I got a burgundy sort of color. So when you mix the complementary colors together, you either get a brown, a shade or a gray. She on discourse with all the complementary colors in the color. We the required a lot of artists who prefer dull and muted color over vibrant color for especially landscape paintings. So it is all depending on your personal preferences. Some prefer muted color, and they make their own muted colors using this, My third. Okay, so that was all about the complementary colors. Now, the next thing you need to know to avoid creating muddy colors is to know whether you're color as warm or cool. I know we all are cool, but to know whether you're painters, warm or cool will make a huge difference to your paintings. If you can identify the warm and cool off each off your primaries, the unwanted mud in your paintings will just go away on. Also, the confidence in your color mixing will also be advanced. Most of us are familiar with the color wheel on the Hugh families off yellow, green, blue violet to write an orange. If you draw a line through the middle of the color wheel much like the one on the screen, you can actually classify your colors into warm on Cool, so as you see the yellow orange red are classified as one Hughes on violet. Blue and green are class fighter school Hughes, but this doesn't mean a yellow is always warm, and blue is always cool. There are warm and cool colors for each of the hues available to us. For example, we have warm and cool. Yeah, loose woman, good red, warm and cool green and blue. I have taken three primary colors here on mixing them to make my second tree, and you could see the secondary colors that are made by this makes are kind of. I print now to understand this better on to know the bias off your color. I'm gonna take another set off red, blue and yellow, and let's mix them together and see what's happening for this exercise. Amusing gambled yellow, scarlet, red and ultra marine blue. Now, when I missed the close together, you can clearly see the green that I'm getting us more muddy than the 1st 1 on again. The poeple here is also Mahdi, so the colors has loosened its vibrancy and there more money in our second exercise. This is happening because there is no primary color, which is completely pure. Every primary color is biased or has another color within it. There are very few pure colors that do not carry ah, warm or cool tendency within the color. Now let's closely up. So each of the colors which were used and try to understand which color does it buy us to on Why is it cool or warm? So this is the selection off colors that I have made go with any yellow red on blue that you have caught. Now let's have a closer look at the two year loose that we have selected. I have to spatters here to understand the bias off your color. Ask yourself whether you see more green and your color or more orange, so it looks like the first yellow. It's more closer to green, and the 2nd 1 has more closer to orange. Now, to get a green, you need to makes blue to your yellow on. To get an orange, you need to makes red to Yuri alone. So that defines my first year, Lou us. Oh, cool yellow on my second born as a warm yellow as it is more closer to orange and red the same way. Let's have a look at the red. I have to spatters of red here, so the 1st 1 as more lenient towards purple than arrange. So that becomes a cool rare, and the 2nd 1 looks more closer towards the or inside, and that becomes a warm red. And it also tells you as the first red as more leaning towards purple, it will go well with the blue on also the 2nd 1 as that as more closer to but are inside. It goes well with a yellow and to identify whether a blue a school or warm you need to ask yourself whether you see move rairden it are more green in it. The 1st 1 tends more towards the green aside so you can see it is a cool green, and if the blue was more lenient towards purple and red, that's clearly a warm blue. So by this way you can identify whether a color, a school or warm by looking at the color bias or what side of the color wheel. The color mood tends to so in charge, our first yellow as more bias towards the grain and that became a cool yellow and red was more biased towards the purple. So it again became a cool dread and the blue was more biased towards the green, and hence that became a cool blue. Same way in the second said the gala was more biased words or inside, so that became a warm here. Low and red was more biased towards the or inside, so that became a warm red on with the blue. It was more closer towards the purple and red side on that became a bomb blew. So with this exercise it is quite clear, no matter whether the color is warm or cool. You can still makes a warm color and cool color if they both are biased towards the same color, which means if you're mixing a cool on a cool color, the boat has to be biased towards the same sheet on. Also, if you are mixing a warm on a cool shade, they also has to be biased towards the same color. Now let's have a look at some situations. I to school yellow and cool blue as both of them are. Biased words. Green. They created a nice, vibrant green here. Okay, now let's consider a cold read on. I won't blue, as both of them were bias towards purple deformed of I print Carter's purple there. Now I'm considering of 100 a warm. You know where both of them are. Biased towards orange. Andi, without any doubt, deformed the gorgeous orange without creating any mud. So consider any color that you want to check, whether it's room or cool. Look at the color. We'll ask yourself with side of the color wheel. It tends to whether it goes in the warm side or in the cool side, and you can easily identify with a color as warm or cool. So we identified a red as one because it tends towards the orange and the red side, and the cool rate was identified because it was more towards the purple and the blue side. Don't blindly trust any videos or any block. Do this exercise for yourself, and you have to identify the warm and cool bias in your colors on that will definitely improve your mixing skills, and this will also help you improve the way you look at colors on. Also, you won't buy any colors are necessarily. 4. Setting up a Perfect Watercolor Palette : The first thing I want to make clear is that a perfect color palette doesn't exist. Every artists will have their own recommendations. But when you begin to compare the performance that of colors by different artists, you'll start to see. Some of the colors are similar, but at the end it is all depending on your personal style. On color preferences, however, there are a few rules. Most with the watercolor artist will stick toe while choosing a basic color palette. Indecision will be looking at a split primary pallet we all know borders a primary palette . It refers to train main colors that all other colors are mixed from red, yellow and blue. Then a split primary would be having two shades off each color. That means to red to blue on to yellow. My team palette has 36 colors in it. So the question is, do you really need thes? Many colors are you just need six colors to mix and make all of these colors. Well, we will be looking into that to get started. I have selected two shades off each color, two yellow to red on to blue, so I'm gonna sparked the first yellow, which is my lemon yellow. So the two year lows which you have chosen in your split primary palate one has to be warm yellow, and one has to be cool yellow. This is what helps you reach at a wide range off color possibilities. Now I'm going with my mom. Hello, And that's my cool and warm Jell O. The colors I choose were lemon yellow for cool on Cambodia, Low for warm. Now let's have a look at the warm and cool right. I have two cents Carlette for my warm raid. You can clearly see it is more closer to orange on for my cool red. I'm going. But Canakkale around Rose. You can see there is no orange by a Senate. It was more closer to blue and purple. At the end of the section, I'll put up the other recommended colors that you can use for your split primary palette. There are many more colors other than these, which I'm using here, which you can use as your warm and cool shades. So those were our warm, rare and cool red. Now let's have a look at the warm and cool blue for my cool blue. I had to censor really in blue, which is my most favorite color for the sky. So I always have this color in my palette and for the warm blue. I'm going with ultra Marine blue, which is one of my other favorite. Prussian blue was also considered as a cool blue. So if you don't have cerulean blue, you can't replace that, but a Prussian blue. So we had a look at our splits. Primary close. Now a parent should also have a set off button colors. So now let's have a look at the autumn colors that you can have in your palate. The first color. I'm going with a sap green. So by adding these greens and auto Antunes, it will expand the mixing possibilities off your palate. Now I'm going with Taylor Green. So in reality, all this colors can be mixed on lead by your split primary palette. So that is what we'll be looking at in the next section. That was the greens. Now I'm going with the brown sheets. I'm starting with Dracena, which is my favorite shade for the ground and the bad land, and next is Bullen Sina And then comes the born number. So these are my favorite sort of greens and all tunes. In addition to this, I always have ah, pain screen and Interco in my palette. So this is my favorite set off colors that I use for my outward clean air painting. I can makes all the other colors using bees. Even though the lower set off a 10 tunes and green has not really necessary, you can mix them with the primary split palette. I always have them because it will save a lot of time from me that I can use them readily insured these other colors that I used in my split primary palette. And these are the color that I recommend to. This is my personal preference. You can use any other cool on warm yellow or red or blue as per your choice, which fits your style on bond preferences. And these are the other choices off colors that you can use for your split primary palette with a bit of practice. And by using your color wheel as a reference guide, you can easily mix just about any color you need from a good set of primary paint, so that is, would be exactly going to do another next section. So select your split primary palette on Let's do a color chart, which will helps us understand all the mixing possibilities. 5. Split Primary Palette Color Chart: We're doing a split primary color chart off six colors, so take a paper divided into six equal rules and columns. Now consider your color chart and horizontal and vertical way and start filling up them in the order. Cool yellow bomb, yellow cooled red, warm red and cool blue and one blue. I'm using the same colors that I recommended in the previous section, so feel free to use any offi off every two cool and warm colors you don't need to stick to the same color that I'm using here can select anyone from the selections which I had shown in the previous section. - So I have added all the colors horizontally and vertically. And these are the clothes that I have chosen for my color chart. Now we're going to consider the colors in this horizontal line. Each of them we're going to mix it with the lemon yellow and full of these columns. So these are the colors, and I'm gonna mix each of them with the lemon yellow. And I'm gonna fill up the rest for two boxes right underneath those clothes. As I go. Horse only a mixing equal amount off the two colors Andi, I'm gonna fill up those boxes. So now I'm mixing lemon yellow and lemon yellow so that becomes a king. The same lemony alone next time, mixing equal parts off lemon yellow and Gabby Jello and filling up the next two column right next to that same week. In this line, I'm gonna makes lemon yellow and Campbell Jello. But what happens in this line? I'll make toe lemon yellow more than the Campbell Jello. It won't be equal parts. Next. I'll make server Kanak around rose on lemon yellow. As I mentioned earlier as I go in this horizontal line, I'm taking equal amounts of both the color on When I moved to this section, Al make lemon yellow more than Connacht around Reus as I'm taking Morial. Oh, this orange will be a yellowish orange. The other one you can see that is more are reddish orange, so all the sheet which comes in this line will be more yellowish. Now I'm repeating the same with scarlet a mixing equal amount of scarlet and lemon yellow, so I'll get a more vibrant orange there. And when I come to this column, it is more off for yellowish orange same way I'm mixing cerulean blue and lemon yellow on more really wish green and this column as we're taking Morial, that's a very nice bride cream, same way I'm making underside of green, using ultra marine and lemon una more yellow here onto vehicle parts off same color in the other column. Similarly, I'm gonna repeat the same exercise using gambled she alone, insert off the lemon Gilo and mixing gambles yellow but all the other shades that was gambles in Gamble's. Now I'm going with Tanaka Andrews and gambles. Then I'll repeat the sea with all the other shades. So in the article said, I'm taking more gambled yellow, just like how we took more lemon yellow in the other section. So this line of colors will be more yellowish, so we got eight different greens there. If you can adjust the color mixing like maybe you can use more yellow and less blue or more blue and less yellow, you can even play with the tonal values. Everything will give you more and more varieties of green, so feel free and play with those colors. We have finished half the color chart. Now I'm going with my cool rare Which is my clinic around Rose So now comes the purples We gonna makes the blue and the Connacht Don't rose on I got a nice purple there again Cerulean blue on Kanak around Rose, We're gonna add more rows to this mix. Oops. Looks like I made a mistake there. I took Scarlett entered off quinacrine Andrews No Berries are Fix it later. Here is another beautiful purple They mixed rules and ultra marine blue Equal amounts of both the shape again Rose and ultra marine blue This is gonna be a more reddish proper as I'm taking more Fred in this My tongue was clearly a king. I said quinacrine on too many times my court such a difficult world. Now we are moving to Scarlett, huh? I feel relieved now, so titles Kaledin Scarlett They got a vibrant Scarlett There. Now I'm gonna makes Scarlett on Dsev really? And blue. So when you mix scarlet and blue together, if they're equal parts you ghetto color which is more closer to black And if you play with various amounts off Scarlett if you increase the amount of scarlet, you get the born number on different prana sheets. And now comes the Blue Families. This is cerulean blue. Now I'm gonna make civilly and blue on ultra marine blue so that so final color chart with all the mixing possibilities. As I mentioned earlier, you can play with the amount off each color and tonal values on to make more and more charts off colors. Now I'm going to fix the mistake, which I did only I mixed. Scarlett entered off quinacrine on draws. I took a piece of paper in the same size off this box, and I painted the purple on it, which should be the mix off our quinacrine Andrews and cerulean blue. This is a shade that I got with the help of a glue. I'm going to stick this piece of paper on our color charts on Hide That little box where I made the mistake on That's the final color chart, which we made using over split primary palette. Be used six shades to make this 36 colors. Same way you can meet color charts off any colors that you want. This is a great exercise to learn about your colors, and they're mixing possibilities. Always have a color chart next to you. While you pain some of these clothes, you can see they are very pie print, and some of them are a little muted. So if you want to go for a muted color, you know which all colors you have to mix on if you want a more vibrant color again, if you look at the color chart, you know which Carlos you should mix to get that particular color. 6. Choosing the right Colors: indecision. I'm gonna help you choose the right colors that you can use for your galaxy or any other paintings to make them look vibrant. I'm gonna choose three colors from the set, So here I have my three colors. Now, let's do a quick scratching off all these three colors I'm using. My arch is 90 l b watercolor pad the Britain using here as the Princeton drowned brush from the Hard eight cities size number 12. This is quinacrine Hondros, which we already know as a cold read the next year that I have chosen here as why let by looking at the Swatch, we can easily identify the spire. It looks more towards the cool side of the color wheel the next year that I have here as ultra Marine blue, which we already know as a warm blue. So here we have our three colors. The all look very vibrant and pretty. We have to cool colors and a warm color. Now let's mix this colors together and see if they're creating a vibrant competition. Are Ahmad it'll combination? I have taken little off blue. Ask two pots Now I'm gonna mix rules to one on while it's the other one you can see. These two colors are going bell together. They're not creating any muddy, dull color. This is mainly because the warm blue us more closer to purple on violet in the color wheel . Now let's do the same. Mixing exercise with Queen Jack around rose as the cool red as more closer to blue in the color wheel. They will go back together as they both want to create purple. In fact, the poeple, which is created by mixing these two us more closer to the purple that we have taken. So we have taken to cool clothes and a warm color on we saw didn't create any dull or articular. Now let's again look at the same colors in regard to the color wheel we know the cool red is more biased towards the blue on the warm blue us more biased words red and purple as you can see more blue in the red and more read in the blue. It is very clear that both the clothes gonna create proper If we had taken Prussian blue interrupt the ultra Marine blue. Maybe this competition wouldn't have worked because pressure blew us more closer to creen Andi. It always wanted to create a greenish color rather than a publish color. So this company should really work well because both the colors are biased towards poeple. Similarly, you can choose any colors on and check them in regard with the color wheel. Ask yourself what colors you see more, whether they're biased towards the cool side or the warm side. Insure the idea as if the colors that you have chosen are both bios towards the same color . They work well. They create a very vibrant competition just as you see in the photograph here on this is the exercise we are heading to next. So pick any colors that you feel will go back together when looking at the color wheel and join me in my next video. 7. Exercise 1 - Vibrant Galaxy - Multiple Layers: so I heard divided my paper into two on one side. I'm gonna try a galaxy with a single layer on on the other side. I'm going to try a galaxy where I will apply paint and multiple layers and this galaxy will be painted using the colors which we selected in the previous exercise. I'm using my toe and check brush by Princeton on. Do you think this brush I'm gonna apply and even goto water. So in this exercise, I'm applying the paint on the wet paper. We gonna try a wet on wet technique. If you don't have a big brush, go with any off your largest ice fresh and apply and even caught a water. It doesn't matter if you don't have a hair brush now to paint the galaxy. You believe that? Because I strong brush. This is Princeton Heritage round size number 12. Go with the minimum off size number 10 so that you can apply the paint over a larger area at a single time. And this will also help you in blending the colors properly. So I'm going to begin by applying lighter to off the Conacher around Cruz. I'm gonna apply the colors very randomly. I don't have any image or anything in my mind. I'm just filling up the colors, trying to media wherever I feel like. So that's a lighter to know. Roast. Now I'm going to do the same thing with other. Why let Andi ultra marine blue again? This is also purely random. I'm just applying the color at very random sports wherever I feel like As I'm using a big brush, it is very easy to apply the paint over a larger area at a single time. On this will also help me blend the color with the other very easily. Now I'm gonna apply a lighter tone off ultra marine blue again. This is also purely random. This multiple a a matter is quite useful for those who are quite scared off blending. So even if your base layer as Poile Laurette is not blended properly, you can always fix it with the next layer. So that was my first light layer. Same way how we apply the lighter tombs. I'm gonna go with the next tune off all those shades. Call with the competition off brighter and lighter tones don't fill up the entire base layer. The beauty comes when you can still see the lighter and the brighter abortions in between. You can see my background isn't looking back nice. It has a lot of feathery effect. And those pleats, when you're working with a multiple layer, matured. It doesn't really matter. Even if your background layer it's not planted properly or there are so many bleeds and dirty patches, you can cover it up with the next layer. And that's exactly what I'm doing here. Toe hide my dirty base layer as thestreet close doesn't create a muddy or dull competition. You can really use any of the colors in any order. You don't need to worry that I'm using Rose First are blue second, or you can use them in any order because they don't create our data competition as ultra marine blue and quinacrine Andrews. Both are biased words purple, and our third color is automatically purple, so in any order we use thestreet colors. They don't create a muddy Ordell competition. They will end up creating a vibrant combination, no matter in which order or what were you are using them. I'm good, happy with the way the colors are looking and how they have turned out together. If you feel the color is right, when you are looking at a wet paper, it just never write. It will always go wrong, so watercolor tends to fade. Ah, but not a bit. Actually a lot. Dan, would you see that your paper is wet? The colors will be so vibrant when you look at the wet paper, and when it's tried, it tends to feed a lot. So I'm going with another layer and I'm making the colors in, then said some areas to make it look vibrant on That's it. That is how our Galaxies looking Now. Now, using a very light on the Whitewater clerk, I'm gonna spray some white dots onto this better background. Make sure the color is not too interns. We just need a light tone off white, using another brush to stop on the British, where you have taken the white water color and create some white sports and the galaxy background, you can see those ports that I'm adding is very light. They're not a tall intends on their spreading and marching with the background, creating a little white spot. If you want to add more sports. You can just do that with your brush. Make sure your color is not too tendons. Just need to be a very light tone of white. Next time on to my last step off a galaxy painting, I'm gonna split to some stars using my white wash. This is by royal talents. If you don't have a wide course, you can use your acrylic. And if you don't have an acrylic, you can use your Whitewater color. The only drawback off using a whitewater glow for your stars is that they're not 100% a week, so it may not stand out. There are chances that it can go a little darker after you apply them. So I'm taking my white question, applying a little water to that on. I'm going with the ticker consistency. If the consistency is to lose, you'll end up getting big splatters rather than little stars. So make sure your consistency is right in order to get the right size of the stars. So I'm gonna tap on this brush using UNIDO brush to create the stars. This is the way I used to create my star. So if you have any other method that you're confident. But you can use that. You don't need to stick to this. I take paint on one British, and with help off another brush, I tap on it and create this lecherous plateaus, as you see. So remember those areas where we have added does bite sports using a gel pin. I'm gonna our little dogs at the center off that this will make it look like the stars are shining. - And that's the final result. It is quite easy to do this type of galaxy. You don't need to worry at all. You can keep adding more layers and keep fixing all the mistakes that you have done in the base layers. 8. Exercise 2 - Vibrant Galaxies - Single Layer: So in the previous session, we tried a galaxy using multiple layers here. I'm gonna try the same thing using a single layer on dry paper. That means I'm not gonna with my paper. I'm gonna applied being directly over the dry paper and let's see what happens. As I'm only using one single layer, I'm going with the brightest color possible in the first layer itself. So, as you see, I'm using a Betty intensive ocean off quinacrine round rules and applying that directly over the paper like you need to talk it down. You can use water on bring it to the lighter color. Now I'm going. But why let just like how we applied a brighter tone off rules? I'm going with the brighter tonal pilot. As for as you see, I don't have any image in front off me. I I'm not trying to replicate anything. I'm just going by whatever I feel like I'm just applying colors at a random Maria in a very random order. This is the technique I used, mostly because I'm a lazy person, charges that I always want to finish quickly. I don't feel like waiting a lot. And the result is also quite similar. Time is the key. You have to be very quick. You have to finish the entire page in very little time so that there is no doughty patches . This way, the vibrancy of the colors can be retained. It won't fade a lot from what you are seeing on the paper, because we don't have ah, water layer. It is the water of it is actually feeding the colors. Now I'm applying my ultra marine blue. I'll just fill up the remaining tedious and I'll finish it quickly. So these exercises But I have done here it is just to make you understand we have two methods to do the galaxy Both way. We're getting almost similar result. No matter whether you apply single layer are multiple layers go with the matter which is more convenient to you. I'm onto this last little corner. I'm gonna fill up the space, But let love why let And then I'll add a little off blue. This is one of my favorite competition. I think the most of the galaxy that I have tried is in this purple, blue and red competition on That's how our Galaxies looking at the moment, you can clearly see there isn't a lot of difference between the single layer and the multiple layer. The only thing with the single layer, as you have to be very quick while applying your pain. And you need to keep blending the colors that you have applied with the next color so that they look very small town seem less just the way how we splatter the stars in the previous one. I'm gonna supply to the stars onto this. I'm not gonna take too much off time. I'll quickly do what with the wind chill pin. I'll add some because to assess ful on Dhere, we have our two Galaxies, one in a single layer on the other, wounded in multiple layers. 2 may. Both off them looks almost the same other than the way that I have applied the paint. I hope you all enjoyed it. So choose your favorite colors and try out a quick galaxy using any off the method 9. Thank you for Watching: I hope you all got an idea about how to mix your colors and choose your clothes. Vice Lee. Most of the people doesn't take the color wheel and mixing theories that seriously, and that is water cells and dull competitions. So what will be the colors that you have with you? Try and analyze each of the shade in regard to the color theory and the color wheel. Make a color chart. Andi, understand all the mixing possibilities off the colors. And once you do this exercise, you will clearly have an understanding war colors you will require more on what are the colors that you're gonna keep in your palate more often? I just shared a very little of what I know about the color theory and the color. Well, if you have more questions, feel free to drop in your questions. In the discussion section are you can message me on my instagram This my instagram handle. All right, Thank you so much for watching. I have already thought about my next class. I'll be teaching you how to use liquid watercolor. So if you are somebody who wanted to trial, it could particular and you didn't know where to start. I'll get you covered. Keep a watch for my next class. Thanks again for watching and happy painting.