How blue is the sky and how blue should you paint it? How can you make it look smooth and not grainy?
Blue watercolour is tricky to handle. Colour straight from the watercolour box never looks natural and is often gritty or grainy because the pigments don’t grind down as small as some other colours.
Beginners always find Blue hard to work with. In this video, I’ll show you how it’s not just the paint – the paper you use has a great effect on your finished picture.
Then there is the technique – if you want smooth flat areas of blue you need to take a bit of time and care. Let me show you how.
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00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:17 Cartridge blue paint test 00:02:14 Langton Hot Press blue paint test 00:02:53 Langton Cold Press blue paint test 00:03:29 Bristol Board blue paint test 00:04:25 Close examination of pigments 00:05:51 Pigments or dyes? 00:08:31 How to paint smooth tints 00:19:31fade one colour into another 00:21:16 Layering for deeper colour 00:22:39 Cold Press mountain scene 00:25:58 Hot Press Mountain Scene 00:28:22 Conclusion
Seven brilliant drawing ideas, answering your questions, on the wonderfully weekly Wednesday Drawing Show, hosted by Shoo.
Lots of questions answered this week about light and shade – wolves with flat noses, what do I do all day? And how do you draw bruises on someone who has been in a fight! Why do you need to know that!!!?
You will find the timeline broken into chapters that can be accessed at these time marker points.
00:00:00 introduction 00:00:20 Drawing Stick People 00:02:03 Drawing one object shading another object 00:02:35 Make models to create shadows for drawing 00:06:32 How to draw shade with two light sources 00:10:08 How to draw “realistic” cartoons 00:13:34 How to draw Bruises on a character 00:18:39 How to draw a Wolf face on 00:25:14 When did I start drawing? 00:26:44 What does a typical day for me? 00:28:02 Instructions for your questions
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