100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, Tricks & by The Artists of Walter Foster

By The Artists of Walter Foster

What's the way to stretch watercolor paper? What uncomplicated fabrics do i have to begin oil portray? How am i able to use colour to create temper in my work? Readers can locate solutions to those questions and masses extra in a hundred issues each Artist may still understand. This extensive publication goals to equip and encourage novices with primary artwork wisdom, in addition to supply a refresher path for more matured artists. Readers can observe or re-discover crucial thoughts, counsel, and methods distilled right into a number of a hundred tutorial entries by means of a number of Walter Foster authors. From classes on price and colour idea to worthy shortcuts, this booklet seeks to hide all of it!

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Stipple Take a stiff brush and hold it very straight, with the bristle-side down. Then dab on the color quickly, in short, circular motions. Stipple to create the illusion of reflections. Scrape Using the side of a palette knife or painting knife, create grooves and indentations of various shapes and sizes in wet paint. This works well for creating rough textures. Mask with Tape Masking tape can be placed onto and removed from dried acrylic paint without causing damage. Don’t paint too thickly on the edges—you won’t get a clean lift.

White Gouache Gouache is similar to watercolor (it is water-based), but it contains an ingredient that makes it more opaque. Some artists use white gouache to create or restore white areas in their watercolor paintings, as it can give light areas a more vibrant look. Gouache is also great for adding small highlights, such as in the pupil of an eye, or fine details, such as animal whiskers. Use a brush to paint white elements of your painting or to cover small mistakes. Saving and Retrieving Whites The white of the paper is very valuable to water­ colorists.

Use the length of the pastel stick with light pressure to skim over the paper lightly. The result is a new hue—a smooth blend of the two colors. 39 #27 Blending Pastels There are a number of ways to blend pastels, and the method you use depends on the effect you want to achieve and the size of the area you’re blending. Smooth, even blends are easy to achieve with a brush, a rag, or even your fingers. You can also use your finger or a paper blending stump to soften fine lines and details. Still another method is to place two or more colors next to each other on the support and allow the eye to visually blend them together.

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