Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oil Painting Waves and Rocks

I think learning how to paint waves can be really hard. Rocks can be at times as well. But to get the depth, texture and movement of the waves can be very tedious. It takes a lot of patience and time to get it perfect! You have to make sure you have the right brushes, clean brushes. Make sure you have the right size and style. Make sure you have a good (not old) paint and a CLEAN palette! This may all seem simple but it is a big factor to get a beautiful painting. This video helped me, hopefully it helps you: Oil Painting. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Drawing a Dog

I absolutely love drawing. Drawing my seem very hard but its actually just a bunch of shapes. Drawing a dog is actually one of the easiest things to draw. I figured out a how to a detailed dog with just a couple rectangles and triangles. If you think you can't draw you are definitely wrong. I believe anyone can draw. You just need to know the basic, have patience and believe that you can do it. It just takes time. 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween Decorations

Halloween is soon and it is time to decorate the house! Of course you have to have your ghosts hanging, spiders webs in the corner of the house, blood coming down from the window and pretty much the best haunted house on the block. One of my favorite decorations though is frankenstein. If you notice, not too many people have frankenstein as a halloween decoration and I just don't get it! I love this craft if you want to check it out :] 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oil Painting

So I absolutely love oil painting. I believe it one of the best paints because if you mess up you can always fix it with more paint! Watercolor if you mess up or it drips its not moving! There's also many techniques to get different textures. The only bad thing about oil paints is the cleaning part. Its very messy, or at least it can be if your like me. If it gets on your clothes its pretty much staying there.  If it gets on your skin it pretty hard to get off and it takes forever to get off your brushes. Getting it all out of your brushes is super super important too. If there is still oil paint at the bottom of the brush your brush will be trash and will not work as well as you would want it to. There is a great video on a website I recently found called Tvlesson, about How to Clean Oil Paint off your Brushes.