Watercolor Techniques for Painting a Loose Cityscape from a Photo
This video is a comprehensive guide to watercolor painting, featuring master watercolor painter William (Bill) Dunn. Bill shares his knowledge and expertise in the art form, taking the viewer through his creative process and demonstrating how to approach a scene, in this case, Chinatown, San Francisco. The video covers the materials used and why they are arranged by warm, cool, and earth colors. Bill also explains his approach to painting, including why he tilts his easel, why he doesn't paint realistically, and how he thinks about composition. The artist emphasizes the importance of controlling water and moisture, and provides tips on how to mix colors, use light and dark colors, use neutral tint, and deal with the drying process. The video highlights the importance of perspective and capturing the essence of the scene, and shares tips for using opaque watercolor and adding special effects. This video is perfect for aspiring artists who want to learn more about watercolor painting and how to create beautiful, vibrant, and expressive pieces.
Watercolor Class Preview:
How to use "perspective" to sketch realistic buildings and streets.
How to paint clusters of buildings without looking like boring boxes.
How to mix colors and paint building details of different sizes and angles.
How to paint vehicles and their features such as headlights, tail lights, and tires.
How to paint an active sky before sunset.
Using artists’ tape to modify specific sections without jeopardizing your work.
Paints On The Palette (Various Brands)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Light
Deep deep Purple (Mineral Violet)
Chromium of Oxide
Arches 140-pound coldpress watercolor paper
Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (20)
Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (12)
Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (8)
Neef long brush set (Australia)
Rafael mop brush (#8)
Standard flat brush
Da Vinci Spin-Synthetic brush (size 4)
Mechanical pencil with 0.7 lead for sketching and tracing
Original Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
2 containers of clean water
Auxiliary tray for mixing additional colors...