It is finally weekend for all the 9-6 office folks. Well, it’s getting harder for me to differentiate weekdays and weekends but anyway, let’s move on to our blog content.
Today, It is not going to be about my friend ‘anxiety’.
As the heading suggests, I’m going to share with you an exciting try that you could do with your Watercolour artwork – many would’ve known this already, please feel free to skip this if you want to!
Strictly not for realism lovers. It is a try with Impressionism – ‘a try’ ^_^
So, How did I do this painting without referencing the photo for colours
Always, always make a value sketch on a normal white paper; a very rough one to determine your areas of darkness and light.
Sketch a very rough outline of the reference photo on a watercolour paper.
I having an idea about warm and cool tones helped me complete this painting. So what are they actually?
Warm tones: yellow, oranges, red..
Cool tones: blues, purples, green..
Not going to add anymore information because I’m not an expert.
For landscapes, I mostly and pretty much always layer the entire paper with a very light wash of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. It was a gradient wash this time.
I started painting the boats after the first layer had dried. I try to work quickly and incorporated the areas of warm and cool tone by referencing the value sketch that I did in step 1.
That’s it! I had a lot of fun doing this painting. Also, I stopped using black, because I found it chalky at times instead I prefer mixing the complementary colours to get a dark greyish colour for the details.
I’ve been watching a few other artist works on YouTube today and I’m super pumped to see how their techniques would actually work when it’s incorporated in my painting and of course, I’ll give the proper credits!
Here’s the video snippet of today’s painting.
Misty lake and boats – Do check out! 🙂
Happy weekend everyone! ^_^