Monday, 23 March 2020

How To Draw A Landscape In Gouache

How To Draw A Landscape In Gouache.

Gouache painting the landscape is an exciting experience. You can achieve interesting effects. The paint is perfectly applied with any brush and palette knife. Gouache is easily diluted with water, unlike oil, it does not dry for so long. The picture turns out quickly - as if instantly comes to life under the brush.
How To Draw A Landscape In Gouache
How To Draw A Landscape In Gouache

You will need:

  • Pencil, gouache, brushes, water, a sheet of paper for watercolor, easel.

Also Read : How To Draw Oil Painting On Canvas
Instruction manual:

  1. Go to the bosom of nature: it is better to paint a landscape from nature. Some natural phenomena must be seen firsthand to reliably convey in the picture. Take a piece of paper for watercolor. Fasten to the easel. Gouache - water-based paint, like watercolor, so this paper is suitable. Too thin paper will quickly get wet and its surface will become wavy. Dilute the paint with water. Apply the background with wide strokes and let it dry. Against the finished background, make a sketch with a pencil marked "T" - solid.
  2. Start painting from the sky and clouds. Try to use several shades for the sky. The more tones you take, the richer the sky will look. The tonality of envy on what time of day you are depicting. Apply the clouds with light strokes of white gouache. Do not take too much paint - let the clouds be translucent.
  3. Think carefully about the composition. Determine where the foreground and foreground are in the picture. Connect them with some elements: paths going uphill, reflection of objects in the lake or the road that goes to the edge of the forest. Sketch large objects of the picture with light strokes of gouache. Decide on the lighting. By the way the shadows lie, you can determine the time of day in the picture. If at noon the shadows are as long as evening, the realism will be broken.
  4. Draw small details of the picture. Use brushes of different diameters and bristles. Tools with soft nap are best obtained plants, tree crowns. Brushes with hard hair or a palette knife perfectly draw mountains. When working with a palette knife, dilute the paint denser or do not add water at all if the gouache is a paste-like consistency.
  5. Use an interesting technique to create small sun glare on the grass. Dilute the gouache to a state of intensely colored water. Dip a fluffy brush with soft nap in liquid paint and spray drops on a dried pattern. The result will be an amazing effect - as if thousands of small suns play on every blade of grass and leaf.
  6. Look carefully at the picture. Add small strokes, specify details.

Useful advice:
Dark needles can be drawn by mixing purple with blue. To feel the texture of the picture, apply gouache in dense layers - one on top of the other.

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