25+ Easy To Do Painting Hacks To Improve Your Art

We all love to paint and so do our children. But sometimes we need some change and betterment or some innovation in our painting to make it more interesting and appealing. So here we bring up some hacks to make your painting experience more soothing and beautiful.

So lets try some calligraphy Ummm but without painting it on, let us be innovative and use the available felt tip pens we have. Try making your ink go away with the help of another pen then use the bleaching technique as explained. Try some new palette ideas to keep your palette clean or even store the paint for further use. Now what if you do not have a water jar or a fine eraser then just hop onto this link and enjoy painting with new hacks and ideas.

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So let us now move on to ways to make our painting more beautiful and easy.

Focus on general shapes. We generally try to figure out the exact shape when we start drawing but we end up in a mess. Just try to focus on the basic shapes the picture consists of. Try building the artwork in itself or you may even try to form a story. Try to create small thumbnails for reference. You may even use reference pictures from the internet and then try to align the pictures according to your own interest. You may use tracing paper over the reference image to take an idea of the image and the form.

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Enamoured by water colours? Then we just have some hacks and tricks for you to use with water colours. Try something new and interesting by using the salt water instead of normal water. You will be amazed to see the little explosions of colour with the centre where you dab. It actually makes a good design for handmade cards and small sceneries or backgrounds for invitations. Using bleach instead of salt gives different kinds of pattern, they even look so very beautiful and satisfying. Use cling film and paints to form various designs. You can use the cling film to make abstract designs and backgrounds for your various artworks.

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So let us now look up some more tips for water colour painting. Transparency is something which can be accomplished with only water colour painting. We can describe various hues and shades by just diluting the paint. The amount of water used actually defines the shades under this technique. Going Monochrome. That is another technique which can come to force with water colours. It means using single colour in the whole painting. It is an important technique and highly recommended to ace the water colour painting. Saving the white area is one of the most important technique and feature for a water colour painting. It helps to add drama and highlights your painting more. Every water colour has its own feature. Thus, not every technique works with every colour, each one of them requires separate attention and care. You need to learn the nuances of each separately.

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Let us rise up a bit and go for the two more interesting techniques: wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. In wet on wet technique we paint on an already wet paper, this actually creates subtle and gradient effects, while the wet on dry technique is used for details. The wet on dry technique is for sharper edges and lines. We should inculcate both of the techniques in our paintings after we master them individually. This gives us the best of both the techniques. Do look up the demo at this video.

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Now let us delve into some major do’s and don’ts while painting. Do not use very thin paper as it may make your painting look blotched or even crumpled. Use thick paper of good quality which just does not get too wetted by water application. Always use tape on the sides of the sheet so that the colour does not bleed on the sides. Always use water and paint in proper proportions and according to your need and comfort. Always work the colour in the upward direction.

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Enjoy painting whole heartedly.

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