Tuesday 10 april
This is Bamboo paper which is Japanese postcard size.
I want to show you how to grade colors to paint 3-dimensional shapes,
with showing how to paint a round and shiny cherry step by step.
If you have just 2 kinds of colors like 'red and pink', 'Dark Green and Light Green',
it will be enough for a simple painting.
I choosed 'Geranium Red' and 'Light Carmine' for a cherry,
and 'Deep Green' and 'Light Green' for a stem.
I draw a shape of a cherry with a thick line with 'Geranium Red'.
While the red line is wet,
I paint over the red line with 'Light Carmine' toward inside the circle.
Can you imagine there is red ink which has not soaked into the paper?
I spread the red ink with 'Light Carmine' little by little.
so that the red color is graded by 'Light Carmine' little by little.
I don't paint in the middle of a cherry to make the cherry shiny.
In the same way I grade the red line with 'Light Carmine' toward outside.
At the same time I deside the shape of the cherry.
I draw a stem with 'Deep Green' with thin line first.
Then I paint with 'Light Green' to grade the 'Deep Green' a little bit.
--Tip (1) --
If you paint with 'Light Carmine' over and over too much to grade 'Geranium Red',
the 'Geranium Red' will be totally blended and mixed with 'Light Carmine'.
Then the cherry will lose gradation and will seem to be flat.
--Tip (2) --
The black line of the sketch should not be too dark
in the case you draw a sketch with a pencil before you paint.
Colored Brush Step by Step Demo 1) Cherry >> You Tube