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Citizen Sketcher

Citizen Sketcher

9 Tips for working with Masking Fluid Using masking fluid with watercolours can add much needed contrast to your paintings. The master of the masking fluid, Rob Dudley, reveals his nine steps to success I have always enjoyed the challenge of painting in watercolour. The way that a wash runs down a sheet of stretched paper to resemble reflections in a moorland river, or the merging of two granulated colours that conveys the simple beauty of wet estuarine mud, excites me. My method of painting is to allow the colour to flow and mix on the paper and from that to add detail and structure as the painting develops. I use a great deal of water, sometimes pouring colour onto the paper from a small jar and then responding to its progress with further washes as it begins to dry. Masking fluid is often perceived as a difficult medium. 1. The marks made and therefore consequently left by the masking fluid on its removal have to be carefully appraised. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. Always leave the masking fluid to dry fully before over-painting too.

kunst-by-rob Perfection of Water Drops by Markus Reugels Article by James Pond I am the owner of / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: German photographer Markus Reugels specializes in high-speed photography, and captures water drops with impressive skills. The result is astonishing! Website Do you want more visual fun? Robert J. Lang Origami Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colors (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. One of Goethe’s most radical points was a refutation of Newton’s ideas about the color spectrum, suggesting instead that darkness is an active ingredient rather than the mere passive absence of light. YELLOWThis is the color nearest the light. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.

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Design Observer My Fountain Pens I started a new Stillman & Birn Beta journal and started my first page showing the various Fountain Pens I have on hand. Each pen illustration was sketched and description written out using the individual pen illustrated. All pens have Noodler's Lexington Gray ink which when dry is water proof allowing for watercolor washes without ink bleed. A #8 Round brush was used to paint each pen using the wet in wet technique. Love how wet in wet works on this paper! Paints used: Winsor & Newton watercolors for all pens except the Pilot Prera (Green pen) which was painted using Daniel Smith watercolors. As noted by X2 and X3, I have that many of the same type pen with different inks in them. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sketching and painting on this type paper.

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