Using Notan as a Painting Strategy: A Step-by-step Painting Tutorial Sometimes it’s fun to use a painting strategy that’s foreign to our usual approach. It refreshes the mind, recharges the brain and might open a creative thought or kindle a new direction in your art. In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to use a basic Notan composition as a painting strategy. This tutorial will incorporate your habitual method of painting—along with a few detours—to help you create what I like to call a Notan-anchored painting. Very simply, a Notan-anchored painting uses the Notan composition of a scene as its underpainting. This method gives unity to the piece as well as sharpening the artist’s perception of color.
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 Learn Basic Drawing Six FREE easy and fun Basic Drawing lessons! The six Basic Drawing Lessons I have created have proven successful for beginning students over the past 40 years I have been an art instructor. I have written step by step, information-rich lessons that are easy to understand and fun to do! Learning drawing skills and techniques is accomplished through exercises that acquaint students with drawing materials first, so that confidence is gained early on and the student is ready for the visual projects. Perhaps you are feeling cautious about drawing.
Gripping Tutorials on How to Draw Hands Sharebar The human hand, for some of us, is one of the most challenging things to master drawing. It is important especially for those who are serious about pursuing a career in drawing. Time to Wish, Step-by-step sample First, I start by outlining the main shapes as a road map of where I'm going. Then I start in on the eyes. This is about 7x10.
Seeing “Notan” – How to Make Stronger Compositions Using Lights and Darks We all want viewers to be attracted to our paintings, and to linger with them for a while. The more clever our composing strategy, the more likely we are to catch the viewers’ eye and hold their attention. One strategy that depends upon seeing shapes of light and dark rather than following traditional compositional rules is the Japanese concept of Notan. Notan means lightness/darkness and is pronounced just like it looks (no tan). When used in paintings, a Notan drawing is the underlying light and dark structure. Seeing Notan is the act of identifying patterns of light and dark.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Pencil Portrait Lessons In the last lesson on eyes we talked about the various problems that artists run into when trying to draw eyes as realistic as possible. In this lesson, we will begin the drawing process. There are two things that you need to do in order to in order to get started. A- Z of Watercolour Techniques When we learn to write, we begin by learning to shape letters. We then join these together to form words, then words form sentences, sentences form paragraphs and paragraphs form stories. After all, we wouldn’t dream of expecting someone learning a new language to start by writing a novel! Yet when we are learning to paint we want to start by painting a picture. Beginners are often inspired by the subject matter, which they often ‘draw up’ on to watercolour paper, and set about studiously ‘colouring in’ the shapes with washes. Unsurprisingly, disappointment often follows.