The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting

The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting

Paula Guhin, Geri Greenman

Language: English

Pages: 225


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Learn all the aspects of creative painting with this comprehensive how-to guide! The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting provides easy-to-follow techniques for painting with all types of craft and fine arts paints, including acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. You'll find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 700 full-color photos for clear understanding. Galleries of artwork by a wide range of artists offer beautiful examples of what can be done with each of the painting categories. Find expert tips, skills, and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting.

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lines and shapes meant to be collaged to an artwork later (like this grid). squeeze acrylic paint out onto a flexible, plastic page-protector. peel off when dry. Spotting and blotting This bare tree was created with a squeeze bottle of metallic gold paint. 3 Meet dot, drip, and dab! 1 apply a color or colors to a surface and let dry thoroughly. 2 choose a contrasting color for the next layer, and let that coat sit for no more than a minute. 3 spatter water droplets onto the surface and let

will provide a clean area for matting later on. setting the stage don’t be afraid of the dark! While some people make a light sketch in soft pencil or a neutral color of pastel first, many artists begin by covering the painting surface completely. Some use light colors first, and others prefer to start with darker values, depending upon subject matter. oil pastels are . . . oily, and could stain a mat later on. Taping helps prevent this. 1 1 Fill in large areas quickly by using a stick

green makes it more believable as skin. Add more yellow to get a warmer tone or more red for rosiness. For darker skin tones, use burnt umber, cadmium yellow or ochre, ultramarine or cerulean blue, and terre vert. if a redder tone is needed, try indian red. light, medium, and darker skin tones each require different amounts or combinations of colors. Medium to darker skin colors can include more yellow ochre, burnt sienna and umber, and/or blue. For shadowy areas, add a bit of green, blue, or

staining colors do not easily allow for reworking, especially if the paper is very soft. experiment with a variety of colors to determine your preferences. Painting with Pencils, Markers, and More A grainy appearance is created with rough paper and pigments that sink into the depressions. pump spray bottles of diluted watercolors are plentiful. other related products include water-based markers and water-soluble pencils and crayons. the burnt umber paint on the left is less staining, while

linear strokes (light or dark). it’s okay to bring only some areas into sharp focus, leaving others soft. play down some parts and call attention to others. Save such crisp details for the final stages. as a finishing touch, sharp accents can add definition and refine the work. If a sharp, straight line is required, use a straightedge. running a pastel pencil along a ruler ensures straight buildings, windows, and more. 24 T h e c o m p l e T e p h o T o g u i d e T o c r e aT i v e pa i n T i n

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