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Watercolor landscape painting of Beautiful Aurora Northern Lights and Moonlight Night Sky

teacher avatar Shiba Basan, Art influencer and Content Creator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      1:31

    • 2.

      Art Supplies Required

      2:09

    • 3.

      Tips and Techniques Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

      11:55

    • 4.

      Aurora Borealis Northen Lights Part 1

      8:00

    • 5.

      Aurora Borealis Northen Lights Part 2

      16:44

    • 6.

      Tips and Techniques Moonlight Night Sky

      13:46

    • 7.

      Moonlight Night Sky Painting Part 1

      9:59

    • 8.

      Moonlight Night Sky Painting Part 2

      16:34

    • 9.

      Conclusion

      0:43

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About This Class

This is a Watercolor painting class where I will paint a beautiful Aurora Borealis Northern lights and Moonlight Night Sky. I invite you to join me on this beautiful art journey where we will together draw watercolour paintings using simple watercolor techniques!

These simple and easy watercolor techniques will help you
in getting your painting done quicker and faster.

Today, I will show you my process of drawing and painting beautiful Arora Borealis Northern lights and Moonlight Night Sky with a step-by-step guide.
This class is for the intermediate but Beginners and advanced artists can also give it a try, I hope you will enjoy this class.

Art supplies I use:-

  • 300 GSM A5 Size Paper 100% cotton (I have used Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper)
  • Mop Brushes No. 0,2,4 (I have used Brustro Brand, you can use any brand)
  • Synthetic Rigger Brush no.2 and no. 4
  • Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolors (12 Shades basic)
  • Masking tape (1/2 inch)
  • Tubs of water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cotton Cloth to clean brushes

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Shiba Basan

Art influencer and Content Creator

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Hello, I'm Shiba basan, an Art lover, Art influencer, and Youtube Content creator from India. I'm also the creator and Illustrator behind Draw ith Shiba, Paint with Shiba, and Art and Sketch Youtube channels where I make Watercolor, acrylic and soft pastel, oil pastel, and pencil drawings. I live in Kolkata (India) with my Mom and brother and I must say it's a beautiful place with a rich cultural heritage.
I had worked with many mediums, but a special place goes to watercolors because we cannot control them and their results are unpredictable. They have always kept me excited, and Every time I try, I get a new experience.
My passion for paintings and drawings has always kept me energetic and helped me in trying out new things with more confidence. On the other side, when I am free... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello everyone. My name is Shaba. I'm an artist instructor and a Youtuber. Welcome to my painting class. In today's painting class, we will paint a beautiful night sky scene of aurora borealis and moonlight sky. I love to do watercolor paintings. Mostly the old rural areas, seascape landscape, birds and animals and much more. I try to keep my paintings simple and easy so that you can easily understand as we know that watercolor is a very daunting medium and it's not that easy. I have used very simple steps to paint these beautiful sceneries that you can easily understand. I have included some basic tips and techniques session to make you familiar with the techniques required before we paint the final painting. This class is for the intermediate, but beginners and pro artists can also give it a try and can end up making these two beautiful paintings. Now you don't have to worry because I've explained some simple steps throughout the painting process which will add something extra to your watercolor knowledge. I'm very happy that you have chosen this class. Let's quickly jump onto our next part and see what are the materials were required to make these two beautiful paintings. 2. Art Supplies Required: Hello, everyone. Welcome back. In this part, I will discuss the materials I use for my watercolor paintings, starting with the paper. The paper which I'm using is Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper, 300 GSM, cold pressed. I'm using a cold press paper because it creates a beautiful bouquet effect in your paintings. And it doesn't dry out soon means that it gives you more time to work on your paintings. Now these comes in cut out sheets of various sizes. But here I am using an, A five size sheet. The colors which I'm using are from Winsor and Newton Cotman, student grad water colors. Now these colors are very good for anyone who wants to start their beautiful art journey. The name of the colors on my palette is displayed on the screen. As you can see, I have replaced the white color with cobalt turquoise from white nights. As I don't use white in my paintings, for the brushes, I'm using a mob brush of size 02 and 4.1 liner brush for the deals, which is number two. These three more brushes are sufficient to make a painting of an A five size. If you don't have similar brushes, you can use any brush you have. It's just that you must be comfortable while doing the painting. For sketching, I'm using HB pencil and a needed eraser. I'm also using a cup of water. If you want, you can use two tubs of water, one to clean the brush and the other one as a mixing medium. This is a half inch masking tape to tape down my painting. And also a cotton cloth to wipe any extra water or paint when required. I will also use a hair dryer to dry my painting when required. Friends, these are all the materials that I will be using for my painting class. Quickly grab and join me and I see you in the next part. 3. Tips and Techniques Aurora Borealis Northern Lights: Hello everyone. Welcome back. In this part, we will see what are the basic techniques require to draw this beautiful aurora. Borealis, Northern lights. Here I'm using a cool press paper, which is 300 GSM from Fabriano Artistico Watercolor papers. Before we start, let's discuss the basic background colors. The first color which I'm using is lemon yellow. The second color which I'm using is a radian green. The third color which I'm using is ultramarine blue. For the darker tones, I'm using intense blue. If you don't have intense blue, you can use indigo blue or Persian blue. If you don't have ultramarine blue, you can use cobalt blue as well. Now I'm making the colors a little light at the corners to see how much intense they look in dilute form. If you are a binner, then it's a good technique to please your colors at first because this will give you an idea about the color palette you're going to use. Also, this will help you once you start mixing your colors. Once you're done putting down the colors, you can just write down the names beside them so that you get an idea about the colors you're using. We're done with a background. Let's see, what are the colors we require to draw these beautiful trees? For painting the trees, we will require a mixture of colors. Let's discuss them. To draw the trees, the first color which I'm using is crimson red. The second color which I'm using is intense blue. The third color is Burn Siena, which is the brown. Once we mix the colors, you will get a color which is very close to black. And we can use this color to paint the trees. We have placed the crimson red. Now let's put some intense blue. Now let's put some burn sienna, which is a brown color. Now let's mix these three colors. Now this will give you something close to black. You can see the colors which we are getting after mixing these three colors is somewhat close to black. We can use these colors to draw the trees, and we can also apply this color at the most dark places. Now we will make a small miniature of the painting, so let's paint the background using a wet on wet technique. Before we start painting, let's apply water first. Here I'm using a mob brush, number two from Rustro Brand. If you don't have the same brush, you can use any Mob brush you have. Once we have applied the water, let's start putting the colors. The first color which I'm using is lemon yellow. You can see I'm applying this color in a more random way. But at the same time, I'm trying to make them a little sharper at the top. Maintaining the sharp edges at the top will give you an effect of Aurora borealis. Now let's supply viridian green in the same way we applied yellow, and we will try to maintain the same shape. Now let's supply some ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. As we know, this is water color. We will not overdo the brushwork. We'll let the colors flow and blend on their own. Now this will give your painting a beautiful and natural effect. Once you're done applying the color, it's time to add some darker tones using intense blue and ultramarine blue while applying the colors. We will use a straight line brush technique. As you can see on the screen, you can see the paper is still wet and all the breast strokes that we are applying God blended so easily, which creates so beautiful effect in the painting. Now it's time to add some characteristics to the background. For this, we will apply some darker tones of ulta, marine blue at some other places to bring the light areas in focus. Now I'm making some small adjustment in colors to blend them when the paper is still wet. Friends, let's make some trees to make a tree. First we will make a leaf shape. We will divide this leaf shape into small parts by making some horizontal lines. On these horizontal lines, we will make the leaves of the tree, as you can see, ferns. We have completed dividing the tree shape. Now let's add some tree leaves. While adding the tree leaves, we will add them in a criss cross shape as you can see on the screen. This vertical line in the middle is the main trunk and the horizontal lines are the branches the following the tree trunk, we will make them shorter at the bottom and wider in the middle. Now, I'm using a brush in place of a marker. Now, with this brush, we will use the same crisscross method to draw the trees. The mixture which I'm using is of burn sienna, which is the brown mix with intense blue and crimson red. While painting the tree leaves, you can make them little wider and dense in the middle where the branches amid the trunk. You can see how beautifully we have completed drawing the tree using simple leaf shape as a reference. The top portion of the tree is crucial. Let's see how we can draw that more accurate. Using the same technique as already discussed. We will use these small crosses and interconnect them to form the tree shape. Friends, I hope you have understood the basic technique to draw this beautiful night sky background and reshape. Let's quickly jump onto our next part where we will use these same techniques to paint our masterpiece. 4. Aurora Borealis Northen Lights Part 1: Hello everyone. Welcome back. In this part, we will paint a beautiful, starry Northern lights. Before we start, let's quickly apply the masking tape. This masking tape prevents the paper from buckling and keeps the paper straight. It also helps in getting clear edges and boundaries while applying the masking tape. Try to keep half of it on the paper and the other half on the board. Once you are done applying the masking tape, we will draw the sketch. For drawing the sketch, I am using an HP pencil. The HP pencils are less darker, which helps getting clear sketches with less lead on the paper. Here I'm drawing a horizontal line to separate the land and the sky. Now I'm drawing some vertical lines to draw the tree trunks. Now let's use a needed eraser to make the sketch light and remove any extra lead. Once you are done, we will start our painting with a number four. Let's apply water to all the required areas to make the paper wet. You can apply drops of water the same way I am doing, and then spread it over the paper. Once you finish with applying of water, we will start with the application of paints. Now let's mix the mixture of lemon yellow and viridian green. Now you can apply the paint the same way I am doing for the sky which is close to the ground. We will apply horizontal strokes. For the sky which is at the top. We will apply the vertical paint strokes. Now let's apply a little bit of more lemon yellow. Now it's time to add some darker tones. For this, I'm mixing ultramarine blue to the mixture. And then we will apply, basically we have mixed three colors for this darker shade. It's ultramarine blue mixed with idian green and lemon yellow. We will try to cover all the unpainted areas of the sky using this mixture. Now you can bring variation in color by adding more of Viridian green, as you can see. Now I'm picking up some of the colors to get the white areas for this, I'm using a damp brush. Now let's mix ultramarine blue with crimson red to get some dark color. Let's apply this mixture of color at the top and at the corners. While applying paint, we will use horizontal brush strokes. As you can see, you can see the areas where we haven't applied. The paint looks more vibrant. Let's paint some more horizontal and vertical strokes to draw the northern lights here. I'm continuously adjusting the paint to make the background look more appealing. Now it's time to make the background look more dark. For this, let's mix intense blue with crimson red. And then we will apply it at the corners. This paint need to be applied when the paper is still wet. You can see I'm continuously using the vertical paint strokes to blend the colors. The mixture which I'm using is intense blue mixed with crimson red. This is the reason the paint is looking a little bit blue in color because the amount of intense blue is more than the crimson red. Now let's paint the ground for this half mixed lemon yellow with viridian green. You can see I'm applying a very light wash of this color. Now let's make it dark by adding some more pigments of color. Let's apply some ultramarine blue mixed with an green. We will apply this color tone to the area which is close to us, as you can see on the screen. Let's add few dark strokes of paint to add the shadows. For this, I'm using the mixture of ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. You can also add some perspective lines. The way I have added this will add a sense of distance to the painting. Adding this dark color also helps in adding the texture to the painting. Friends, we have completed drawing the sky and the ground, now let's make it dry using a hair dryer. In the next part, we will draw some more trees and add texture to the painting. Let's jump onto our next part, and I see you there. 5. Aurora Borealis Northen Lights Part 2: Hello everyone. Welcome to the second part of this painting video. In this part, we will draw the trees and add some details. Let's start with the rigger, brush number four. For the trees, I am mixing intense blue with crimson red. Now this mixture is blue in color as we have not added burn sienna to it. While pending the tree leaves try to keep the autonomy of its straight. Following the pencil line below here. I'm following the same criss cross technique that we have learned earlier. Let's draw the trunk first so that the tree shape remains straight as I'm moving down, while painting the trees, try to keep them thinner at the edges and thicker as we move inward towards the trunk. Here I'm using the mix of criss cross technique and dot technique. In dot technique, we just have to interconnect the dots. You can see the tree leaves are thin and sharp at the edges. Let's mix some more intense blue with crimson red. You can see how I'm connecting the small dots and crosses to form the tree leaves. You just have to do the same. Here I have placed some of the tree leaves close to the trunk, which gave me an idea on how shall I start. Let's make the tree leaves a little dense in the middle, close to the tree trunk. Also, let's draw the tree trunk a little wider. Here I'm using the mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson red. We have completed painting the first tree, Now let's paint the second one, which is at the back of the first. If you feel this is a little challenging, then you don't have to draw this tree which is behind the first. Rather you draw the tree which is close to this. But I hope you can easily do this. As I'm showing you how to draw, you can see our tree is looking more dense as we have two trees here. But still, our trees are looking good in shape because we have followed the same technique to draw this. Now let's mix some more intense blue with crimson red to draw other trees. These trees will be small in size as they are a little far, but the technique will be same to draw them. Here I'm using the same brush and technique to draw these trees. Here I'm placing some small dots so that my tree sheep remains straight as I move down painting the tree leaves. Let's quickly paint this tree the same way we did the first one. You must have noticed that the tree leaves tends to get shorter at the top and at the base. Now let's draw the tree trunk. We've completed our third tree now let's paint some more. Here I'm drawing the trunk of the tree first. As you can see, this will keep my tree straight once I start painting the tree leaves. For this, I'm using the same rigger brush number four. This is a synthetic hair brush. Now let's quickly draw this tree using the same technique. Now let's paint some more trees which are far. Now I'm painting a tree which is a little bigger than the smallest one. For painting this tree, I'm drawing the trunk first and then I will proceed with the leaves. You can see we are painting the trees to fill all the gaps and our painting started looking better. For some of the trees where we want to show the leaves a little darker, you can just use the mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson, red, and burn Siena, the trees which are close to us. We will draw them bigger in size compared to the ones which are away from us. Now let's quickly draw the trunk of the tree. It's time to paint some trees at the horizon so that the sky and the ground looks separated. For painting this tree, I'm using the same mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson red. While painting, these trees try to make their base a little wider and connected to the ground. At this part, I'm adding some more trees to fill the gap if you want, you can also fill this gap by adding the trees to the horizon. This will serve you the same. Now let's add some more small trees and connect them to the trees at the horizon. It's time to add some more trees at the horizon. For painting. These trees just make them sharper at the top with a wide base connecting to the ground. Let's add some more trees to make the painting look complete. It's time to add shadows and details to the ground. For this, we will start by applying a layer of water to wet the paper. It's very important to apply water to the surface only when the paper is completely dry or else the already applied paint would come out. The color we have applied is a mixture of crimson red mixed with intense blue and viridian green. We have used this color to add shadows and texture to the ground. Also, we can add perspective lines showing the direction of the path. We have applied the shadows to all the required areas. Now let's make it dry using a hair dryer. Here, I'm making my paper completely before I make stars. Because for making stars I'm using a Shakura white gel pen. Which can create in if my paper is still wet or the ink would not flow because of the damp paper. Now let's add some stars using Shakura White gel Pen. While drawing the stars, you don't have to make all of them of same size. You can bring variation in them by making some of them a little bigger than the others. Now let's add some shadows to the tree trunks. For this, I'm using a dilute mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson, red, and viridian green. You can see the paint is very dilute. We will apply the shadows to all the tree trunks. Now I'm applying the shadows to the snow to add a sense of path or the roadway. For this, I'm using a mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson red. Now let's add some texture to the ground for this. We will use the same mixture. It's time to make some small adjustment here and there to make the final painting look complete. For the adjustments I'm using the same mixture. Now let's add some small grasses and dry branches to the ground. For this, I'm using the same mixture of blue. You can see with each breast stroke A adding life to the painting. But we will not overdo it or else the painting will lose its interest. Let's add some final touches before we remove the masking tape and reveal the final result. Now I'm adding a shooting star using a white Shakura gel pen. It's time to remove the masking tape. Let's remove it. While removing the masking tape, try to pull it outward so that you don't end up tearing down your paper. Friends, we have come to an end of this painting session. I hope you've enjoyed the painting process. If you have any doubt or queries, you can ask me in the discussion tab. And don't forget to share your painting in the project section. Now let's jump onto our next part and draw our second painting, which is the moonlight night sky, and I see you there. 6. Tips and Techniques Moonlight Night Sky: Hello everyone. Welcome to the basics of moonlight night sky painting. In this part, we will see the basic techniques required to draw this beautiful night sky. Before we start, let's discuss the background colors. To draw the background, we basically require three colors. Before we paint, let's draw some small rectangles. Here I'm using a pen marker to draw the rectangles to place our colors. The first color we required is a Varidian green. You can make them lighter at the corners to check their intensity. The second color which I'm using is ultramarine blue. The third color is intense blue for the darker areas. If you don't have intense blue, you can also use Persian blue or indigo blue. Friends, we have placed all the three colors. Now let's see how we can use these colors to paint the background. Before we paint, let's quickly apply water to make the paper wet. We will not apply water to the portion where we will draw the moon. Let's mix Viridian green with ultramarine blue. For the first wash, you can see the paint started running as soon as it touches the wet paper. You can see now the portion where we haven't applied, the water remains unpainted. This will be our moon. Let's make the sky area a little darker at the corners, which is away from the moon. Just add a little bit of intense blue to the mixture of viridian green and ultramarine blue to make it a little darker. Now let's take a little more intense blue and mix it with Viridian green. We will use this mixture to draw the trees which are in the dark. We will draw these trees when the paper is still wet because this will give us some soft feathered leaves. The technique I used to paint the background is a wet on wet technique. Friends, we have completed painting the beautiful background. Now let's make the painting dry using a hair dryer. Now let's see how we can make this beautiful flowing water stream. Here I'm using a pen marker to draw, but you can use pencil as well. We have covered the basic shape of the water stream. Now let's paint it. We will use the same technique to paint this water stream. First, we will wet the required portion. And then we will apply paints so that our paint flues will also. This will give us more time to work as it will not get dry up quickly. For the paints, I'm using idian green mixed with intense blue. Here, I'm starting from the top, which is the darkest portion. You can see that the colors started flowing down, so we will allow them to flow. Now let's start with the Viridian green to show the reflection of the moon in the water. Now we will interconnect the green with the mixture of Viridian green and intense blue to provide smooth blend of colors. For the lower portion of the stream, we will use the same dark mixture, mixture of Viridian green and intense blue. Now let's make them a little darker at the corners. We will use the same mixture of intense blue and Varidian green. But the amount of pigments will be more here. I have not drawn the tree reflections in the water. I will draw them once my paper is about to dry. We are done with the background and the stream. Now let's see how we can pin the snow on the land. Let's throw the sheep of the land. You can see that the sheep is steeper at the edges. Let's throw the same way as we are seeing in the reference image. The portion in the middle is the stream which we have already practiced. Now let's supply water first to all the required areas to paint the snow. We will use a dilute mixture of ultramarine blue. While applying the ultramarine blue, we will apply the colors at the edges where it touches the flowing stream, and slowly blend it upward. For this, the paper should be wet. As you reach at the top, you can reduce the amount of paint and water using the table cloth. You can see how beautifully we have drawn this Using the same technique, you can draw other snow surfaces as well. Now let's supply water. And then we will apply ultramarine blue at the edges and blend it upward when the paper is still wet. Let's quickly complete painting these snow surfaces. Friends, we have completed drawing the snow, now let's see how we can draw the trees. For painting these winter trees, we will require three colors. The colors are crimson, red, intense blue, and burn sienna, which is the brown. We will mix these three colors in the same proportion. This will give you a color which is very close to black. Let me show you this color on the paper, you can see it's looking like a paints gray. You can see that this paint is gray and diluted, which means that this color is close to black. For the areas where you want to use the black, you can use this color. Now what we can do, we can add a little bit of intense blue to make this black mixture a little blue in color. Which we can use to draw the tree reflections in the flowing water stream. This natural black color we can use to paint the trees. Let's use this blue black mixture to draw the tree reflections in the water. You can see the paint is flowing a little bit because the paper is still wet. You can note that the right time to add reflection is just when the paper is about to dry. So that the paint does not flow quickly and it does not goes out of control. Now let's paint the trees. For this, I'm using mob brush number zero. I'm using this brush to make some thick trunks and branches. If you want to draw some thin branches, you can use liner or a rigger brush. Now let's use a rigger brush number four. We will draw the trees making the upward gesture so that the base gets more paint. As we move up, the paint becomes lesser and lesser, giving us some thin trunks and branches. Let's paint some more trees. For this, I'm using the same mixture which is close to pins. This mixture consists of crimson, red, intense blue and burn sienna. Let's quickly paint some more trees. Now we can draw these same trees on the background which we have painted. Now this will give you an idea about how the trees will look when we will paint the actual piece. Now let's quickly paint these dark birds trees against the moonlight. If we have painted the trees. Now let's see how we can paint the shadows. For painting the shadows, you can use a dilute mixture of ridian green mixed with ultramarine blue or intense blue. We will draw the shadows a little curved and not straight, as this will give an appearance of the round edges formed because of the snow. While painting the shadows, we will try to maintain the perspectives so that they look natural. Now let's see how we can paint the tree leaves. For this, we can use a more brush or any other round brush. We'll try to make the brush tape a little uneven but with care. And then use it to draw the leaves. You can get some beautiful leaves once you dab your brush straight down on the paper. Now using this simple technique of dabbing the brush on the paper, we'll give you some beautiful texture. In our final painting, we will use this same technique to draw the tree leaves. This same dab technique to paint the tree leaves. Let's quickly add some more tree leaves and branches. So friends, these are all techniques required to draw the moonlight night sky. I hope you have understood now let's jump onto a next part and paint the masterpiece using these simple techniques. 7. Moonlight Night Sky Painting Part 1: Hello everyone, Welcome back. In this part we will draw Moonlight night sky painting. Before we start, let's quickly apply the masking tape. While applying the masking tape, try to keep half of it on the paper and the other half stick to the board. It's good to use a masking tape before we start the painting, because at the end of the painting, you will get a clear boundary and edges. Let's quickly apply masking tape on all the four corners of the painting. Friends, we have completed applying the masking tape. Now it's time to draw. For drawing the sketch, I'm using an HB pencil. You can use HB pencil of any brand. The brand does not matter. Let's draw a straight horizontal line. This line will be the horizontal line. Now let's draw the flowing water stream. For this, we will draw two lines in a Zt shape, keeping a gap in between where we will draw the flowing water. We have drawn the first a Z shape line. Now let's draw the second one. Drawing this, you can keep the shape a little round to show the accommodation of snow in certain areas. Here you can go back and forth and readjust the shape as per your choice for erasing I'm using a needed eraser. The benefits of using a needed eraser is that you can convert it into any shape according to your requirement, and then we can erase it. We have completed drawing the shape of the land close to the water stream for the moon. We will draw a small round shape at the top right side, as you can see. But here I have removed the moon using a needed eraser. Because while doing the water color, I will create the moon directly by leaving that area unpainted. Now let's paint some vertical lines to position the trees. I have also drawn some small pencil lines to indicate the branches of the trees. Once a sketch is done, we will make it light by removing any extra lead from the paper using a needed eraser. To remove any extra lead, you can just dab the needed eraser onto the paper and it will pull any extra lead. Let's paint the sky first. For this, I'm starting with a mob brush number four. First, we will apply water to the sky and then we will start with the colors. I have applied drops of water. Now I'm spreading it with a brush, leaving the areas for the moon unpainted while applying water. Don't be hard on the paper, just apply general strokes of water. For applying the colors, we will use the same mob brush number four. Now let's start with the. For the colors, I'm using a mixture of Viridian green mixed with intense blue and ultramarine blue. You can see that I've applied the paint close to the moon, but the moon remains unpainted because we haven't applied water to that area. Now let's apply the paint to all the unpainted area. It's time to adjust the shape of the moon as it does not have a perfect round shape. Now I'm adding a little bit of ultramarine blue to the mixture so that I get a darker tone. And then we will apply it to the sky. Let's increase the amount of ultramarine blue in the mixture, and then we will apply. Upper left side of the paper to show that this area is dark and it is away from the moonlight. It's time to add some trees. For this, I'm using the mixture of ultramarine blue mixed with dian green. While painting the trees, we will keep the paint a little saturated with less amount of water in it. That while painting the trees, the paint does not flow here and there. When we keep our paint saturated, the paint flows but it flows in a controlled manner. Let's take a little more pigment of ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. We will use this to add details like tree leaves and all the portions where we want the tree to look more dark. So friends, we have completed painting the sky as well as the trees at the distant. Now let's paint the flowing water stream. For painting the flowing water stream, I'm using the same mixture of color, that is ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. Let's supply water to the flowing stream and then we will apply paint. I've added a little bit of radian green while applying water to the flowing stream. So that this gives an idea of the area where I'm applying the water. Let's apply water to the remaining portion of the water stream while applying water. If the amount of water is more, you can remove that by using a dam brush and put the excess water on the paper towel or any cotton cloth. Let's apply a wash of Viridian green just below the moon to show the moon's a reflection. Now let's mix Viridian green with ultramarine blue and apply it to the remaining portion of the water stream. You can see the paint is quite dark with a good amount of pigments. So this actually helps the paint to move slow and gives us more time to direct them to the required areas. Now let's blend the colors together to create a beautiful transition. Now let's mix a little wit of more ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. And apply this color at the end of the water stream to create beautiful blend of colors. To blend the paint this way, using vertical and horizontal strokes, you need to use the tip of the brush. So friends, we have completed the first part of the painting. Now let's make it dry using a hair dryer. I hope you've enjoyed the painting process now let's move on to our next part, where we will be adding some trees and their reflection in the water. 8. Moonlight Night Sky Painting Part 2: Hello everyone. Welcome to the second part of Moonlight Night Sky painting. Let's start with the painting of the trees first. For this, I'm using the color mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson, red and burn sienna. While painting the trees, we will try to keep the consistency of the paint a little thick and saturated. Here, I'm drawing the base of the trunk first to get the understanding of the placement of the trees. Then we will draw the entire tree. Now I'm using a brush number four, which is a rigger, brush with the long hairs. Now this brush is quite thin and it will help me to get some sharp lines and branches. Let's draw some more trees and branches here. I'm trying to keep the sheep a little different from each other so that the painting looks more natural and appealing. It will be easy for you if you try to draw the tree from the base and then move the line upward so that the excess paint remains at the base. And as you move up, you will get very sharp lines of the tree trunk. You can see further branches. Also, I'm using the same technique, started by painting them from below and then moving upward. Let's add some more trees on the left side. You can see I'm using the same technique to draw them while painting the tree leaves. Try to keep them little different from each other. Some of them will be thin and others will be a little thick. A beautiful balance of this will add beauty to your painting. Let's quickly draw some more trees. It's time to paint some branches. For this, I'm using the same mixture of crimson red mixed with intense glue and burn sienna. Before we start, let's adjust the trunk of some of the trees by making them a little thicker for the branches. I'm using the same technique, starting them from the base of the trunk and then moving upward, making them thin. Let's paint some more branches. I hope you have understood the process of painting these trees. Now let's quickly add some more branches before we draw the tree leaves, you can see while painting the branches, I'm interconnecting them to show the natural flow. Now let's add some more trees using the same mixture. It's time to add some branches at the top using the same rigger. Brush number four. Let's add the shape of the tree trunk at the base. I'm making it a little thicker. Now let's paint the shadow of the trees in the flowing water. For this, I'm using the same mixture of intense blue mixed with vidian green and crimson red. But the amount of intense blue will be more Before we start, let's paint the area first. Here I'm using a more brush. Number four, it's very important to be gentle while applying water or else the paint will come out. Now let's mix a mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson, red, and viridian green. Now let's start from the top, from the darkest part. As we move down, we will apply our colors in a more dilute form by adding more water. At this portion, you can see my color is looking a little bit dilute because the amount of water in the mixture is increased as we have already applied the water to make the paper. We now you can see that the colors are flowing well and we can easily blend them. Now it's time to use a rigger brush number four, to draw some tree leaves. For this, I'm using a mixture of intense blue mixed with viridian green and burn sienna. You can see I'm applying small strokes of paint and interconnecting them to give the effect of leaves. Here I have changed the rigger brush and now I'm using a mob brush. Try to make the tape of the brush a little wider so that you get a wider and un uniformed shape. Now this shape will help you to get natural leaves once you apply the paint. Now by doing this, you can see that the leaves are looking more natural and not planned. You can use both the brushes. Mob brush can be used to cover the area fast, whereas the rigger brush can be used to draw the leaves in detail. Now it's good if you maintain the balance of both. Now I'm adding a little bit of intense blue and crimson, red to the mixture to make it a little dark. Let's use the mob brush to draw the tree leaves. Now with a wider tip, you can cover the large areas quite fast. You can see how quickly we have added the leaves. If you want, you can use a rigger brush as well to paint the leaves in detail. Now let's make some tree leaves dark. For this, I'm using the mixture of intense blue mixed with crimson, red, and burn sienna. Even for the branches, I'm using the same mixture while painting branches or any straight line. It's better if we hold our hands now, this gives us less shaky hands and helps us getting some straight lines. Now let's clean the palette before we start painting the snow on the ground. For this, I'm using a dilute mixture of ultramarine blue mixed with Viridian green. But the amount of ultramarine blue will be more. Let's supply water to all the required areas. Now I'm applying the mixture of ultramarine blue at the corners. To paint the shadows, let's add some more blue. You can see that the paint is blending so well. It's only because we have applied the water, which is helping the paint to flow more easily. If you want to make your shadows look more dark, you can increase the amount of blue at the corners. Now let's wet the area before we apply paint. To add the shadows, I'm using the same ultramarine blue color in dilute form. Now I'm adding a little touch of Yidian green mixed with ultramarine blue. To increase the contrast of the shadow, let's pan the shadows of the tree. For this, I'm using ultramarine blue in a very dilute form. Before we paint the shadows, let's quickly dry the painting using our hair dryer. It's time to clean the palette before we paint the shadows. For the shadows of the tree, I'm using the mixture of ultramarine blue mixed with viridian green. Now let's add shadows to the snow lining using a dilute mixture. It's time to add some more shadows of the tree. For this, I'm using the mixture of ultramarine blue mixed with viridian green. While painting the shadows of the tree, we will try to run the shadow as per the round shape of the snow on the ground. This will give an impression of the real snow on the ground getting wabbed with the shadow. While painting the shadows, I'm not just making them straight, but also making them wider as it comes close to us. Now, these shadows starts at the base of the tree, but getting wider and wider as it is getting away. It's only because of the perspective. The things which are away tends to look more narrower and the things which are close to us looks big and separated. Let's add some more details and shadows. Now let's paint the reflection of the trees in the flowing water stream. For this, I'm using the mixture of intense blue mixed with ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. For painting the reflections, I am painting them vertically down as mirror images. You don't have to be very accurate. Just try to depict the shape of the tree which you are looking above. You can see as I move my brush down, painting trees, strokes become thinner, which shows the vanishing point. Now the vanishing point is the point where the intensity of the light reflecting from the water body decreases. At this point, we don't actually see things. Let's draw some more reflections. Now I'm making the reflection little faded by applying water to it. Let's add some more broken branches and small plants. For this, I'm using the mixture of intense blue mixed with viridian green and burnt sienna. Let's add shadows to the snow using the mixture of ultramarine blue. You can see I have added too much of water. So now I'm removing any extra water by dabbing my rush onto the cotton cloth and then spreading the paint to the required area. Friends, this is all about for this class. In the next part, we will be removing the masking tape and revealing our painting. So let's move on to our next part and I see you there. 9. Conclusion: Hi everyone. Welcome back. Let's quickly remove the masking tape and reveal our painting. I hope you have enjoyed the painting session. If you have any doubt or queries related to the painting class, you can ask me in their discussion tab. Also, don't forget to share your paintings in the project section. I would love to see your work because it inspires me as well to come up with better classes in the future. You can also rate my class by sharing your reviews. Till then, take care and stabilized and I see you in the next class.