Saturday, June 26, 2010

Charcoal painting


charcoal is the blackish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is used in art for drawing making rough sketches in painting, and is one of the possible media for making a parsemage. It must usually be preserved by the application of a fixative.
Artists generally utilize charcoal in three forms: Hard,Medium and soft.

Method for using charcoal pencils:

A special textured paper is available for Charcoal painting.

Desired pictures has to be drawn with normal pencil very lighlty.

Avoid using eraser while doing intial drawing as well during the shading.

Start using the medium charcoal pencil for shading.

Where ever a dark shade is required ,one can use the hard pencil.

After finishing the picture , fixture to be sprayed immediately to avoid smudging .

Different colour charcoal pencils are available nowadays.

Its a real fun working with charcoal pencils.

Friday, June 18, 2010

M-seal ganpathy

M-Seal is a common house hold adhesive used for fastening various articles. No one could think of creating beautiful pieces of art with this simple material.
This ganpathy is made with M-seal by mixing two different colour putty .Once they are mixed together they become hard very fast ,so it always advisable to mix little at a time. Then it is painted with the enamel paint and gold and copper dust is sprayed when the paint is wet.
It was a great experience working with M-seal,it can be tried out in other base like glass,ceramic tiles ,ply wood and can be painted with different mediums.

knife painting

A Glimpse of the Knife Paint

Knife is a blunt tool with a flexible steel or plastic blade at first and was originally used to mix paint colors, paste or marbling as well as to clean the palette, etc., Today artistic actually paint entirely with palette Knifes and have developed a set of techniques on how to use the knife. Palette knives come primarily in two types: symmetric knife resembling a with a rounded tip, suited for mixing paints on the palette and ; asymmetric knife with a pointed tip, lowered or "cranked" like a trowel, suited for painting on canvas.

Started with knife painting technique using oil colours.once was through with the base , started doing the main picture ,painted ganpathy using the same technique ,finally used some gold glass outliner to beautify the picture.