If you have a desire to draw something, but you have never held a brush in your hand, do not despair. The main thing in this business is diligence and great desire. Choose an uncomplicated landscape or still life and get down to business.
It is necessary
- - a place for drawing (table, tablet, easel;
- - a sheet of drawing paper;
- - paints (watercolors;
- - several brushes of different thickness;
- - a simple pencil;
- - eraser;
- - a glass of water;
- - palette;
- - push pins or masking tape;
Secure a piece of drawing paper to your work area. If you are using an easel, carefully attach the sheet at each corner using the pushpins. When working on a tablet, you can secure the sheet with masking tape. If you don't have an easel or tablet, place the sheet on a regular table.
Select a song. Let it not be a complex landscape or a small three-piece still life. First, mark the center of the composition on the sheet. To do this, draw two diagonal lines. The place of their intersection will be the center of the future picture. Draw a horizon line (it can also be the line of the far edge of the table if you are painting a still life).
Draw with a simple pencil the main outlines of the objects. Keep the line thin, slightly visible, so that you can easily erase it if necessary. If you have outlined something wrong, carefully erase the line with an eraser, being careful not to wipe the paper.
After the main drawing is applied, proceed with the color. To do this, you need to have paints, brushes, a glass of clean water and a palette. Use the palette for mixing colors, do not forget to rinse it often so that the colors are not dirty. Apply color to the lightest areas first. Leave the highlights unpainted. Try not to darken the tone, as it will be very difficult to lighten it later. Decide on a shadow, gently apply paint to the shadow areas of your objects. Try to use black as little as possible. Each shadow contains different colors. Consider color reflexes from objects, because each of them gives its own shadow to a nearby object. Take your time to paint over objects and don't forget about the background. Outline the objects in the foreground more clearly. What is in the background should look more blurry. Try not to get hung up on one subject, work on the entire surface of the sheet. I wish you creative success!