Learn about Watercolors, what materials to use, what paint brushes are appropriate and directions to follow for the perfect watercolor painting.
There are many great watercolors, but it is better to start with only a few colors. Tube colors are the best to use for watercolor paintings. Colors like: blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, white, purple and black are best for a simple watercolor painting. For a more realistic painting, you should use colors like: brown, dark green, , dark blue, light green, light blue, red, orange, white and violet. You can also layer colors for a more realistic look.
You only need about three brushes for your painting. A large camels hair brush for painting the large areas of your painting, and two sable-haired brushes. Use one of the sable-haired brushes for painting the small areas of your painting and the other for adding any extra details.
HOLDING YOUR BRUSH:==================================
There is no right way to hold your brush. The way that is most comfortable for you is the one that you should use.
Your watercolor paper should have some texture on its surface so the paint and water can settle and dry. paper about 12' x 14' is the perfect size for a watercolor painting. it would be only a little bit bigger than a piece of lined writing paper. You can get this paper at any craft and art shops.
When you start with your drawing, you should sketch very light so that you don't see pencil lines through the paint. When you start to paint, try not to add too much detail. when you are done with your watercolor painting, you should only see the watercolor paint and a few small guidelines. If you want the watercolor painting to look realistic, you should use real objects to look at and then sketch it on to your watercolor paper. Now you need to do some thinking.
First, make sure you have all of the supplies you need. Then, think of the colors of the things in your picture. Write down the colors that you want to paint everything in your sketch. After you have written everything down, do some quick drills: take your paintbrush and practice, without paint, drawing with your watercolor brush as though it was a pencil. It will be tough, but keep practicing until you feel you have the hang of it.
Now, start by painting the back round of your sketch. If you are painting a landscape, paint the sky first. Then, wait two or three minutes for the first part to dry.
Ten, start the middle section of your sketch, or the closest part to the sky. After you're done painting that part of your sketch, wait seven to ten minutes for it to dry.
Now, paint the last section of your picture. after the whole painting is dry, you can add any important details that you think should be added. Then put the painting on some news papers and set it somewhere where it can dry.
When you are done painting, wash your brushes off in warm water and then dry them with a rag. Make sure you get most of the paint off of the bristles of the brushes. Put them in a tray and make sure they are spread out so they can dry quickly.
| Getting Started with Watercolors | How to Sketch | Great Art Resources for Kids |