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In today’s post, I would like to show you something fun to paint. I have created a tutorial on how to use masking fluid and there are some beginner tips too. So if you are not used to masking fluid try it out and have some fun. Playing is all that matters when it comes to painting in your sketchbook. I am trying out something not too difficult, and I will show you something I did some time ago. I had a lovely photo of flowers that I love to paint, and it is leading me into spring!
Masking fluid tips
- Do not use on wet or damp paper
- Use old brushes
- Wash brushes in soapy water immediately after use.
- Make sure the fluid is dry before applying the paint.
- The fluid should not be left on paper for long a time.
- Don’t shake the bottle of the masking fluid before you use it
Remove the gum by gently rubbing, notice if the pigments leave marks when you rub, it sometimes happens if there is too much pigment.
To get your watercolor painting experience off to a successful start, this is what you need
- Watercolor paints – I like the Sennelier French Wc Metal Set Of 24 Half Pans
- Gouache – Pebeo
- Sketchbook – I love this Sketchbook It is made by an artist I know and it is one of a kind
- Paint brushes – I love Raphael Soft Aqua Brushes – Quills – Size 0
- Masking fluid – Sennelier Masking Fluid – Aquarelle Drawing Gum – 1.25oz Tube with Applicator
- India Ink – Pebeo Graphic India Ink, 45-Milliliter
- Micron pen Sakura 30061 3-Piece Pigma Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black
THE NEXT FEW STEPS
- I waited for the under-layer to dry before removing the gum using a brush and an eraser.
- I like contrasts in drawings so, in addition to the dip pen, I used Pigma micron pen because it gives fine thin line and it dries quickly. The Pigma is totally waterproof. The thin lines give a nice contrast to the thicker ink lines.
- All you need to do after drawing is to paint the color of the flowers. Try not to over-work the flowers. Let the drawing play along with the watercolors and then see what works best for the composition.
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