WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH
31 watercolors in 31 days
Maybe you took part in it the previous year, maybe it's the first time you hear about it. You don't need to worry. We have all the information you need to survive the July.
"So what do I have to do?"
Just paint each day in July a watercolor painting and tag it with #WorldWatercolorMonth
and of course don't forget to submit it to our group. =D
On July 1st we will again open our World Watercolor Month folder.
Any member of watercolorists (https://www.deviantart.com/watercolorists) can submit one artwork created with watercolor daily to the "World Watercolor Month" folder, in addition to the normal lim
Lighting In Art Week
In this article, I will be sharing some tips on how to shade in a particularly mean technique, which is watercolor. Main difference between watercolor and other traditional painting techniques is about how to achieve light and shadow - which is why I decided to include this topic into a wonderful LIGHTING IN ART WEEK at projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate) And they let me!
How is watercolor different from other traditional art painting techniques then?
Acrylic, oil painting, even gouache are opaque techniques, allowing you to add white into your painting as you please, whenever you need to. Watercolor doesn't use white paint at all, it's
Lighting in Art Week
... to ‘Sculpting with Values’, because really, that's what this is.
I’ll be showing you how to paint a portrait using values only, rather than relying on lines to mark the boundaries of facial features in the final product, and will also throw in some tips on what makes good lighting, and what to avoid.
As colour is a whole different ballgame, I won’t be covering it at all. Just greyscale values. At most art schools that pride themselves in good teaching methods, that’s exactly what you would be doing at first, and only once that module is completed would you move on to colour
Celebrate the unique 92 character roster of #Onmyoji and win! Learn how your fan art could nab you some cool prizes here:
A world-wide hit, Onmyoji is a fun, compelling turn-based mobile RPG set in Heian period Japan (794-1185AD) where humans and the supernatural coexist. We're celebrating the expansion of its massive roster of characters with a contest! From glamorous portraits to shows of power and everything in between, create a piece of art of your favorite character for your chance to win!
With 92 powerful, playable charact
Anime and Manga Week
My protagonist during concept phase.
During my journey to try to bring my webcomic to life, I have been extensively studying and focusing on cool action poses, interesting backgrounds and fancy shading... only to find that there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to draw your own characters properly.
Let’s face it, as much as acquiring any fundamental skill will help you in the long-run, in the end your characters are the heart of your story and nothing will happen without them. In order to tackle my biggest issue, I have accumulated tips, tricks, and folders of tutorials that I’ll summari
Art History Week
Everyone knows his name, and at least one of his paintings.
Many also seem to think that he wrote in code, or even predicted the future.
But did he really?
Leonardo’s artwork has been discussed and analysed, and discussed again, and while more than a handful of conspiracy theory lovers want to make you believe that there are mystical messages hidden in his paintings, there really is nothing of that sort to be found in them. Nothing but layers upon layers of micron thin oil paint and, as infra red and X-ray analysis have shown, previous stages and sketch lines of the images we now see. The Mona Lisa is no exception (a
Watercolour paper review
Tested brands in alphabetical order:
Arches 300gsm NOT 100% cotton
Canson Fontenay 300gsm NOT 100% cotton
Canson Montval 300gsm NOT 100” acid free cellulose
Centenaire 300gsm NOT and rough 100% cotton
Daler-Rowney Aquafine 300gsm NOT 100% acid free cellulose
Fabriano 300gsm hot press 100% cotton
Lanaquarelle 300gsm hot press 100% cotton
Saunders Waterford 300gsm NOT 100% cotton
Hahnemühle ,12 different papers,will be listed and reviewed separately
My watercolour paper collection has been steadily growing throughout the years. Some of them are used on a daily basis and others haven’t been
This article is about artists' grade watercolours. Everything written is based on my personal experiences. I'm not getting paid by any of the suggested companies.
It has always struck me as surprising how painting habits can be different in Europe and the US. (Apologies to any other country/continent that I don't know of, especially all of Asia and the Southern hemisphere - I just don't have any knowledge about what artists prefer there)
European artists tend to use more pans for their watercolours, opposed to Americans, who seem to favour tubes. Of course, it's probably a question of availability, too. Companies like Schmincke (German), Wi