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Different drawing styles

  1. 1. By: Kevin Xu Personal Passion Project Watercolor
  2. 2. Table of contents Pages Contents • Brief Introduction 1 • 2 • 11 History of Watercolor Water Color Pigments Brushes and Paper Phrase One: Building Basic Still Phrase Two: Painting Simple Landscapes & Animals Phrase Three :Representing Colors & Shapes in Layers Phrase Four :Applying Skills Art Work Display (on Project Board) Bibliography • Thank You! • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 1o 12
  3. 3. Brief Intro of Watercolor A watercolor painting is made by combining pigments and water. • All colors are produced by mixing pigments and water; • Stroking brushes on the paper creates a water color painting. • It can be traced back to prehistory when our ancestors painted on caves by using natural pigments. What you see on the left is a watercolor painting . Water color painting shows the traces of water on the sky.
  4. 4. History of Watercolor Watercolor is a expressive style of art. It could trace back to the Paleolithic age, when people were painting in caves using natural pigments. By the first century AD, watercolor spread across Asia and Egypt. Chinese has developed their own watercolor style around 40,000B.C., known as the ink and brush style. Watercolor was soon Introduced to Europeans in the 15th and 16th century. However, the modification to the modern style of watercolor developed during 1720—1809 led by a artist named Paul Standby, adding modernism to the classic style.
  5. 5. Watercolor Pigments Pigments are the heart of all paintings. For watercolor, What is It Made of ? The modern water color pigments are made with gum Arabic, which is a color bending material made out of Asian shrubs. In order to make the pigment, gum Arabic is combined with natural color and ink. Pigments for Beginners The pigments for beginners I suggests is Cotman. It is affordable and high quality. It is the perfect choice for beginners. This brand has rich color while easy to mix. The colors that I suggest to begin with are crimson red, ultramarine , cobalt blue, cadmium yellow and Hooker's dark Green. These colors are the essential colors in the color circle and they can be combined in to variable other colors.
  6. 6. Brushes and paper Brushes and paper are basic elements to create watercolor paintings. Brushes : Watercolor brushes are traditionally made of the red sable hair that comes from the critters of fur coat fame. However, the finest watercolor brushes are made of the hair found on the tips of the Russian male Kolinsky red sable's winter coat. Paper: There are three different types of watercolor paper, hot pressed, cold pressed, not pressed, and rough pressed by the textures and treatments. Hot pressed paper has a polished surface that takes color smoothly. It is pressured while drying. Cold pressed paper has a medium rough texture. It is preferred by wet-in-wet techniques because its teeth allow for slight irregular graining in washes. Rough pressed paper has a coarse rough texture. It is idea for adding layers or pigments on it. This surface allows for maximum graining of washes, highlights and texture. Hot pressed Cold pressed Not pressed
  7. 7. Phrase One : Basic Skills and Exercises During week one, I completed color and stroke exercises that focusing on the control of water and pigments. I practiced simple lines using grade wash technique, which is a painting technique that mixes more water with hue on every layer in order to create a dark to light texture. I also draw apple and leaf with graded wash, trying to separate grade of colors from light to dark. As you can see my control of the mixing and the shape of the pictures are still vague during week one. Works Showed on Project Board
  8. 8. Phrase Two: Intermediate Techniques and Simple Landscape Paintings On Phrase two: I worked on an image of a park using wet-in-wet and dry-wash techniques. I sprayed the paper with water evenly and painted the background with light blue. The tree is painted using dry wash. Dry wash is a method to apply strokes on your painting on a dry surface. From the look of the tree I drew, it is not perfect, but I improved the density of the mixture from week one. Art Work Showed on Project Board
  9. 9. Phrase Three : Painting Animals and Representing Colors in Layers Now , I can draw more complicated subjects. I painted a Rottweiler puppy with sketches as the base of the drawing, my control of the lines and the shape of the subject has been improved. As you can see the layers of leaves I drew is much more complex than I did during week one.
  10. 10. Phrase Four: Putting Skills in Combat I painted a picture of a harbor with ships parked around it. The sky I drew on the fourth week is brighter and well moisturized. The sea is layered with different blue. The ships are outlined and colored perfectly. The greatest improvement I accomplished is that I could mix and control the density of my color almost freely.
  11. 11. START PRACTICING WATERCOLOR NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.WATERCOLORPAINTING.COM
  12. 12. Terms: Wet in wet technique: A technique where the artist sprays a thin layer of water and then adds color to it in one coloring. Dry wash technique: A technique when the artist mixes a tiny bit of water with the pigment and preforms several layers of coloring.
  13. 13. Bibliography: INFORMATIONS: http://www.watercolorpainting.com/papers.htm http://www.watercolorpainting.com/brushes.htm http://www.watercolorpainting.com/pigments.htm PICURES: http://www.watercolorpainting.com/papers.htm
  14. 14. Thank you for listening

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