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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dry Brush Painting Technique

The great thing about this painting technique is that it can be used with all three main types of paint (acrylics, watercolours and oils). Of the three main types of paint, acrylics and watercolours are probably the best to use this technique with because they dry quite quickly. Because oils take a lot longer to dry, you have to wait a lot longer for the paint to dry before you can blend or brush over strokes you’ve already made.

This technique is really well suited for watercolour paper, especially paper that’s already got quite a rough texture to it. To get the best out of using this technique, it’s suggested that you use a round brush, not a fine point one. By using a round brush, the paint is being spread round more, whereas with a fine point brush, the paint’s going to be applied in lines, which makes this technique’s effects less noticeable.

Make sure your brush is completely dry and is free from any oils or solvents. Load it up with paint, then blot it several times on to a paper towel. Make sure the support you’re applying the paint to is completely dry. When it comes to applying the paint to the support, you should do so very lightly, as if you’re just skimming over the surface. Keep creating strokes until there’s hardly any paint left on the brush, then it’s time to reload the brush. If you want to add more colour and depth to a stroke, wait until it’s completely dry and then go over it using the same steps you did for the first one. Oils are probably not the best choice for this technique because they take so long to dry; if you want to be able to go over your work, you should use acrylics or watercolours.

Watercolour Painting

Colour change

Part of mastering painting with watercolours is being able to get the exact colour you want. One of the problems with watercolours is that, when watercolour paint dries, it always looks a lot paler and lighter when dry; when it’s wet, on the other hand, it’s usually a lot darker. Bear this in mind when creating your painting, so you get the colours you want. If a layer of paint comes out too light, you can always paint another layer on top of it. Get a spare piece of paper and do a few tests to make sure the colour that comes out is the one you want.

Fast drying time

Watercolour paint can dry very fast. When painting with watercolours, you should be prepared to work quickly. You can apply retarders and other mediums to the paint to slow down its drying time, giving you more time to work with the paint before it starts drying off. If you’re thinking of working with paint that dries quickly, it’s a good idea to do a bit of pre-planning. Once you know how you’re going to approach the painting and have thought about everything you’re going to do you can just go ahead and complete the painting without the fast drying time affecting your work.

Solubility

When you’re painting with watercolours, you should be careful not to touch any areas that you’ve already finished. The reason for this is because watercolour paint remains soluble even once it’s dried. If you’ve finished a section of a painting and your paintbrush, loaded with watercolour paint, comes into contact with the dried area, the paint in the dried area will revert back into paint. However, you can use the paint’s solubility to your advantage: you can touch up a dried area to fix a mistake, remove some paint to make the colour a bit lighter or mix more colour into it.

Beginner 3D Modelers

Don’t Make Haste

While learning this art, it’s not a good idea to make haste. 3D modeling is not as easy as it may sound to you. You need to be patient and you should need to spend plenty of time to learn the tips and tricks.

What you need to do is develop valuable skills bit by bit. These skills will help you down the road. In the start, you don’t have to work on complex projects or you will get frustrated. In the same way, you may not want to overestimate yourself. You should keep walking slowly.

Use Tutorials

You can find lots of 3D modeling tutorials online. You can download manuals, guidelines and videos, which will help you to solve your problems. As a matter of fact, experienced professionals also go for the stuff for assistance when they get stuck.

Modeling Simple Objects

Learning 3D modeling is like learning a language you don’t know the basics of. First of all, you learn the alphabets, diphthongs, short words and then you learn to make short sentences. Learning 3D modeling involves a similar process.

You should start with simple objects, such as spheres, cubes and pyramids. You should keep designing simple stuff until you feel comfortable enough to handle complex jobs.

Printer’s Build Area

When printing, what you need to do is find out the size of the build area of your printer in order to make sure the object you are going to design will fit well. It’s important for you to know the size because this is the only way you can cut a large model into different parts. Aside from this, it will help you avoid visible seams, poor aesthetics and lines.

Creating Cartoon Drawings

Gag cartoons

‘Gag’ literally means a ‘joke’. Gag cartoons are usually single-paneled cartoon that is used to create fun about people in general. They create humor by the use of overstatements. They are used as a means of entertainment. Sometimes, they are used to highlight and poke fun at the faults or mistakes of humans. The cartoons may be accompanied by a single-sentence caption which may be the spoken words of a character.

Comic strip cartoons

This type of cartoon appears as regular features with known or established characters in newspapers. They are portrayed in series to illustrate or tell a story. Each strip includes a series of panels with the words of characters encased in a balloon. They are published together in one or two pages.

Animated cartoons (Animation)

This is a short, computer drawn cartoons made to appear as if it is hand drawn. They are made in series to create the illusion of movement and action. They are used for cinematography and are produced on audio-video screens. To create animation, each successive drawing in a panel is made to slightly differ from the first one before it to portray the notion of movement.