Etudes in Watercolor: how to develop creative abilities
The technique of watercolor is quite diverse, butthis is complicated. Paints need to be diluted with water, due to this they become more mobile. In turn, this allows you to use a variety of techniques: to work out subtle details, perform wide fills, pour one swab into the other.
Learning to draw, it is useful to perform etudes with watercolor. It is very important to see the work holistically and to feel the picturesque environment.
- Do not be afraid to draw. Images of vegetables, fruits or landscapes can everyone, most importantly - to believe in yourself and find inspiration in yourself.
- The quality of watercolor paper plays an important role,the final result depends on it. It is necessary to try out all the sorts of sheets that are encountered in order to choose the ideal paper for yourself. On the sheets it is necessary to make notes (the weight of the paper, its grade and what result it turned out).
- Visiting a park or other picturesque place, you needtake a camera with you. After all, photos in the future can inspire the creation of new works. Starting to create new sketches in watercolor, it is the pictures that will remind you how they should look.
- To remove excess moisture from the brushes, you will need napkins or paper towels.
Etudes with watercolor: fruits and vegetables
Training of watercolor painting is carried out in stages. Begin with more simple tasks, but only then move on to more complex ones. To begin with, any fruit or vegetables can be used as a nature. The main task in this case is the transfer, tones and drawing of the volume of objects with the help of a background and falling shadows.
At the first stage it is necessary to draw outlineswith a simple pencil. It is better not to use the eraser, but simply to draw a thin, slightly noticeable refinement line. In order not to forget about the shadows, you can slightly obscure the necessary areas.
Next, leaving glare in the right places, allThe surface of the picture is filled with the brightest shade. When the raw substrate is ready, start writing the selected vegetable or fruit. The first should be a semitone, then, starting from it, they write shadows and light. In the end, it remains to clarify tonal solutions.
Having mastered sketches of vegetables, watercolor will not be a problem, and then you can go to the image of several vegetables or fruits, then a jug and a still-life.
How to draw a landscape with watercolor
The atmosphere of watercolor sketches is just one moment, a fleeting state of nature, which the artist-watercolorist managed to capture.
Starting to draw sketches in watercolor, landscape in the firstturn must be presented in your head. The artist must determine how much space on the sheet will occupy the sky, and how much - the earth. Often, the horizon line is lowered slightly below the middle, and this is compositionally correct. The watercolor sketch begins to be depicted from the sky, especially if the artist has chosen a wet technique.
At the second stage draw landscapes. The tones of dark areas increase. At this stage, it is necessary to concentrate not only on the planes, but also on individual details. The final step is to work with thin brushes, they draw fine details and make the picture complete.
Etudes of flowers in watercolor
When a beginner artist starts to draw a bouquetflowers, the first thing he sees is a lot of small twigs and flowers. But do not be puzzled. Having got to work, the first thing is to harmoniously arrange the flowers in the right order. The background is created by small flowers, they are represented further and they should be more small.
From the edges of the sheet it is necessary to retreat to 3-4 cm - thisthere will be a frame for which you can not intercede. The preliminary picture should be sketched in pencil, and do not press on it so as not to deform the paper. The composition should resemble a geometric figure (triangle or oval).
Working with paints, a palette is neededprepare a selection of the necessary cold and warm colors that will be present in the picture. Begin work with the background, initially working with light colors, and then darkening the areas with a shadow.
Then they move on to drawing the flowers. Initially, light colors are outlined, and after that a thin layer of a thin layer is added to the shadows on the petals. It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that many small details do not appear in the background.
Etudes with watercolors should be written in general,it is better to do it "on wet", so that one color smoothly changed into another. This is how unique shades are created, and the drawing turns out to be alive. You just need to finish small petals and stems with a fine brush.
Watercolor is very similar to gouache, so you canuse together. The difference between these colors is in transparency. Watercolors are more transparent than gouache. It is this property that determines the final result. However, these two techniques are based on similar techniques.
Creating etudes with watercolors, it is necessarycontrol the amount of water in which to dilute the paint. The liquid not only dissolves the paint and makes it more transparent, but also determines the degree of clarity of the future drawing. Therefore, it is best to study the watercolor technique with the determination of the required amount of water.