DANIEL SMITH - Watercolor Rhodies with Kay Barnes Watercolor Rhodies with Kay Barnes Kay Barnes demonstrates her method for painting realistic Rhododendrons with Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors "White Rhodies" Watercolor on Paper By Kay Barnes Printable Template for "White Rhodies" Hot to Use Masking Fluid in Watercolor Painting Masking fluid, also known as liquid frisket, is a very handy tool for fine art watercolorists to preserve white areas that would be too tiny or complex to paint around. What is masking fluid, exactly? It’s made of a suspension of latex in water and is usually lightly tinted to make it easier to see on the paper, either a light yellow or gray. Ammonia is added as a preservative. Masking fluid, I did pour a small quantity in a container so the fluid in the bottle wouldn’t dry.
Closer to Van Eyck The panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are coated with layers of varnish. Varnish serves as a protective coating for paint layers and has important optical functions, since it saturates a painting's colors and creates a more even surface. However, most varnishes gradually degrade over time, getting brittle and opaque, and becoming a darkened and yellowed layer that can dramatically impact the perception of a painting's colors and tonal values. Since a degraded varnish will make the dark areas appear lighter, it will also affect our perception of the rendering of volume and space.
How to Choose Colours Procedurally (Algorithms) Changing the colours of art can be a great way to increase the amount of content in your game, and add variety and richness. It is relatively easy to implement. What is not always as easy is to get a set of colours that looks nice. This article gives some ideas for choosing colour palettes that look nice. A few things about colour Colour is surprisingly complex. Digital Painting Tutorials for Concept Artists & Illustrators Email Most digital painting tutorials are all about the “digital” and not at all about the “painting.” They tell you which button to click and demonstrate cool, digital tricks but they don’t help you create believable worlds and characters. “Digital” is just a synonym for “convenience.”
Watercolor Demonstration of "Rachel's Tulips" by Liz Fluehr Rachel's TulipsWatercolor, 20" x 17" framed Collection of C. Vippus Visit Liz Fluehr's web site to view more of her work. You may contact Liz at email@example.com. [ Artist Interviews | Artshow.com ]Copyright © 1999, Liz Fluehr All rights reserved. Gerald Brommer Workshop ~ Floral Collage ~ Art Journal Pages Floral Collage11" x 15"Gerald Brommer gave instructions that he didn't want to see any pistils or stamens in our floral collages. I got that one covered in my floral painting above but Jerry's florals below are outstanding. I had time to start a second one but it is not finished yet.
Crazy Illustrations By Chow Hon Lam Chow Hon Lam is a t-shirt designer and a humorous illustrator from Malaysia. He has been completed this crazy project called Flying Mouse 365, which is create 1 design per day. I hope his illustrations can bring some smile and entertainment to the world. About the author On Vision and Colors On Vision and Colors (German: Über das Sehn und die Farben) is a treatise by Arthur Schopenhauer that was published in May 1816 when the author was 28 years old. Schopenhauer had extensively discussed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's Theory of Colours of 1810, in the months around the turn of the years 1813 and 1814, and basically shared Goethe's views. The initial basis for Schopenhauer's color theory comes from Goethe's chapter on physiological colors, which discusses three principal pairs of contrasting colors: red/green, orange/blue, and yellow/violet. This is in contrast to the customary emphasis on Newton's seven colors of the Newtonian spectrum. In accordance with Aristotle, Schopenhauer considered that colors arise by the mixture of shadowy, cloudy darkness with light. With white and black at each extreme of the scale, colors are arranged in a series according to the mathematical ratio between the proportions of light and darkness.
40+ Digital Painting Tutorials You Should Study Tutorials September 8, 2010 Painting is one masterly form of art that technology has helped elevate. Not only are effects more easily and better achieved, but design software has also made this art form even more accessible to a designer with a computer, an eye for detail and a genuine desire to learn.
Artists Network - Watercolor & Watercolor Techniques Spring is here, but we're already thinking summer in the watercolor world! Watch this video for a preview of the June 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, featuring artwork by cover artist Iain Stewart, Peter Quinn, Stan Miller, Chica Brunsvold, Lynne Railsback, Marlin Rotach, Carla O'Connor, Kathleen Alexander and more! Three artists share a love of painting flowers, but express it in uniquely different ways. Enjoy this gallery of their watercolor flowers here! Stan Miller has an eye that’s equally fascinated by explosive drama and the quietest subtleties. In his watercolor and egg tempera paintings, he combines the excitement of powerful light sources and blazing highlights with passages of closely keyed color that are exquisitely judged.
Creating an Encaustic Look with Acrylics Any Matte or Semi-Gloss medium or Gel Medium can impart a waxy look. The specific manner in which it is applied can also increase or decrease this effect. It can be helpful to test with several mediums or gels on sacrificial pieces until you get a feel for the mediums or gels and application techniques that will work best for you. It is possible to get an “encaustic” look with the matte gels or mediums on their own, but mixing various ratios of matte gels and mediums with different amounts of paint can give a more enhanced look of actual beeswax. This look can be achieved with a range of options from a very fluid medium like Fluid Matte Medium or Matte Medium, to a thicker consistency that can be brushed or tooled with a palette knife, such as Soft Gel (Matte or Semi-Gloss) or Regular or Heavy Gel (Matte or Semi-Gloss). If a very thick and pasty material is preferred, the Extra Heavy Gel (Matte or Semi-Gloss) or High Solid Gel (Matte) can be used.