Sometimes it’s an intricately designed door while sometimes it’s a huge castle sitting upon the hills.
Quick Painting Tutorials for Occasional Painters
Decide what you are going to Paint
Even before you are setting up a canvas, make sure you know what exactly you are going to paint. In this busy life, you don’t want to finally take some time out for painting only to end up with a blank canvas since you just couldn’t choose a subject. Choose a subject that you think you can make and clear your mind for a better vision of your imagination.
In case your imagination isn’t running wild…
Sometimes it might happen that you want to paint but your mind just couldn’t create a vision to paint on canvas. For beginners, it’s often an issue that they couldn’t just think what exactly to paint. In such cases, you could start with small things and then lead from there. It’s okay to refer to some masterpieces and then try and copy them. You will need to study the painting first with keen eyes and then start drawing with pencil. Always start with a pencil!
Slow and Steady
Occasional painters often give up trying to paint a certain thing when it just doesn’t come out on a canvas the way they had imagined. But practice and patience are the two most important things that you must have when it comes to painting. No matter if it’s nothing but a small flower or the waves of an ocean that you are painting, you can’t decide how long will it take to perfect that art. Start from the basic and with time and your patience it will come out just as you wanted. There’s no hurry and no such rules that a painting must be completed in one single session.
Start with sketching
Unless you are a master of your art I would suggest not jumping to paint colours directly.
Choosing the Colours
Once you are satisfied with your sketch decide the colours that you will want to paint it with. Colours are so many and come in different types.
Mixing the Colors
As much fun it is to start adding colors to your sketch, mixing the colours is a whole other story. It’s messy, no doubt in that. But if you want your painting to be perfect, you must know the art of mixing the colors. There are cheat sheets available that will help you get the gist of mixing the colors or you could explore it more and make one of your own. The type of paint that you will be using will also play an important role here. Every type of paint has some unique features like the acrylic paints darken a little after it’s dried while the oil paints do not. So while creating your colour palette, take into consideration the type of paints you are using in order to create a masterpiece of yours.
Experiment a little
Sometimes it’s good to explore and experiment a little in the world of painting. While brushes are the most important tools of painting, try using other objects that will make some fun shape on the canvas and will add more flair to your painting. Painting with fingers will also be a great idea and using a toothbrush to paint is definitely fun.
Artists are not superheroes who create masterpieces in no time.