Sunday, January 18, 2015

Painting Techniques

Oil Painting Techniques
Oil paint is a very versatile medium. Anyone who paints in oils would do well to explore as many different techniques as possible. Some of them are bound to come in handy at times.
Don't worry about developing a technique of your own. It will come in time. lust keep studying and trying different techniques and palettes until you find a combination you're really comfortable with.
Eventually a style of your own will emerge and people will begin to recognize your work.

IMPROPER USE OF OIL PAINTS...Here the paint has been applied too thinly and spread too far. This method is useful only for uderpainting.

                                                                Improper use of oil paint - Get full of the medium

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oil Painting Tips - Renaissance Painting Techniques

Tips Of The Day Q: Can you recommend a practical way to replicate the gold grounds often seen in medieval and Renaissance paintings?

A: Although there are several excellent gold acrylic paints on the market today, the brilliant effects of gold leaf grounds found in many medieval and Renaissance paintings can't be easily duplicated by the simple application of a painted ground.

On the other hand, gilding, the ancient art of adhering thin metal leaf to a surface, can emulate the appearance of these ancient paintings. Two gold leaf gilding methods are used for this purpose: water gilding and oil gilding, also called mordant gilding, which is the simpler process of the two.

There are three essential tools required to master this delicate art: a gilder's cushion, a thin 6"-x-10" padded palette on which the leaf can be laid out flat; a gilder's knife for handling, straightening, and cutting the leaf; and a gilder's tip, a rather flat brush with sparse hairs, for picking up the leaf and laying it on the surface.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Oil Pastel Art - For Painting Tips

What Are Pastel? are powdered colours mixed with water and chalk or oil and chalk, and made into sticks. Some manufacturers put in a binder to stop the pastels crumbling; the softer the pastel, the less binding is used. Water-based pastels are more often used than oil pastels.

What Materials Are Needed?
A Selection of Pastels Pastels are sold in boxes, with a compartment for each pastel, and to stop the sticks rattling about they are protected by a layer of cotton wool or tissue. There are at least 200 distinct tints, and boxes usually contain 12, 24, 36, 72 or 144 pastels, plus specialized selections for landscape and portrait work. Pastels are also sold singly and where expensive ingredients are used, prices of some individual sticks are higher than others.
There are hard pastels and soft pastels; the soft pastels are usually cylindrical .icon section, the hard ones square or encased in wood (the extremely useful pastel pencils which can double as coloured pencils). Hard pastels, the most famous of which is Conte crayon, are chalk based. Because of their hardness they are mostly used for preliminary work and detail, and are often used at an early stage in the picture as it is sometimes difficult to apply hard on top of soft pastel if used loosely, though not if rubbed in with the finger tip. Soft pastel, far more frequently used, goes well on hard pastel.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What Are Acrylic Painting - For Painting Tips

What Are Acrylic For Art Painting are the only new paint to have come onto the market for centuries. Introduced in about 1962, they are as versatile as it is possible to imagine. They can be used thickly like oil paints, or in transparent washes like watercolours. They can be applied to almost any surface whether it be paper, panel, cardboard or canvas. Their main attribute is that they dry yes quickly and are ideal for those who work at top speed and like to see a finished picture in half an hour. They dry too quickly for some, but the drying speed can be slowed down with a retarder, and there are all Kinds of additives such as mediums and texture pastes to suit every taste, though normally water is used as the painting agent. 
Van Gogh would have loved acrylics. Some established painters are suspicious of them despite the many claims (justified) made for them.
Acrylic can being very quick drying. there is a temptation to regard a quick flashy picture as a good picture; it is almost impossible to avoid making a picture by putting on colour at speed. acrylic can be mixed with other mediums to create something wholly new, and acrylic is virtually permanent. Unlike oil paints, where asterisks on the tube denote the degree of permanence, you can be pretty sure that acrylics last.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Painting Tips On Establishing Accurate Values

Advertisement Do's and Don'ts For establishing Accurate Values

1. When painting, never judge a value independently but always in relationship to at least two other values. for study purposes only, however, it's perfectly legitimate to isolate a value and seek to determine its individual place on the tonal scale.

2. Always aim for a strong, simple tonal effect rather than for a complex, fragmented one, wich usually serves only to weaken a painting.

3. Be selective, simplify, don't attemp to render all the tones you see, since this is beyond human capacity.

4. Pay special attention to your halftones, they are subtle, delicate creature, and given render loving care and attention they will respons by lending beauty, character and sensitivity to your painting.

5. In painting highligths, pain just what you see, resist the temptation to render them lighter than they are just because they are hightlights.

6. Keep a tight rein on your reflected lights lest they distort the shadow by their overaggressive, deadly attraction. nothing can kill a shadow faster than a gorgeously over stated reflected light.

While value is, for artistic purposes, separated into nine degrees of tonality, it is also-for the same reason-divided into six different kinds. They are:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

How To Draw Tiger Head In Eight Easy Steps

1.Lightly sketch a circle. Divide it as shown.
2. Then mark off each half of the horizontal line in thirds.  Do the same with the bottom half of the vertical. Add another  1/3 mark under circle.
3. Spot in the eyes and nostrils.           
4. Draw in eye corners.  Drop parallel lines to nose for muzzle's top.  Position ears halfway in two top arcs (either facing forward,  as on left,  or facing outward, as on right).  Draw chin.
5. Sketch in bulbous muzzle in line with outside of eyes.Extend each half slightly below circle.                                                  
6. Add shaggy ruff  behind cheeks.  Indicate streaks from which whiskers will come. These streaks are darker in tiger  than lion.         
7. With very light lines decide on pattern for facial stripes.  Spotin pupils.  Add whiskers.
8. Darken  stripes and shade muzzle.