Advice 1: How to draw Japanese characters

The Japanese call the art of writing hieroglyphs "heart pattern". Because in order to truly understand how to draw intricate symbols, it is necessary to comprehend their meaning, to understand the meaning of each line. To succeed in calligraphy, you should appreciate the beauty of writing.
How to draw Japanese characters
You will need
  • - the sample character;
  • paper;
  • brush;
  • - the mascara.
For each epoch was characterized by its technique of writing characters. To start the development of calligraphy distinctive touches, like the tracks of birds. In the early middle ages there were "grassy hieroglyphs", the distinctive feature of which was a fancy script. Later in Vogue characters with the pointy ends of the lines. Select what period is your character or what technique you'd like him to write.
Prepare the paper and mentally draw it square. To draw easier, you can draw a barely visible line normal pencil.
For the correct writing of Japanese characters should know in what order the lines are drawn. Write the character you need from left to right, top to bottom.
Try to draw the Japanese character for "water" is "Mizu", which consists of four parts. Find the picture with this symbol, carefully consider it, enjoy the beauty of each of his dashes. Think about what the word "Mizu" murmuring and sonorous, as the water is flowing over rocks. Before you begin writing, you must feel the character and love him.
The character “water” performed by Japanese calligrapher Nao (
First, draw a vertical line. To draw it from the top down. It originates at the upper edge of an imaginary square and extends to the bottom edge, curving the end into a kind of comma-like head of an ostrich.
Draw the element of the character on the left. Initially short and thin horizontal line, then without lifting the brush from the paper, a little hold near the vertical line and write to a diagonal line, a little thicker than the first.
The element of the character on the right consists of two parts. Top to bottom, draw a diagonal line, not bringing it to the main features, and then mentally divide the main vertical line into four parts and from the beginning of the second quarter swipe to the last line of the character so that it is in contact with the third. The line should be slightly to not bring up the lower features of a square.
Look at your character. Are you satisfied with the resulting symbol, do you need it? Do you have thoughts on the clear mountain river or lake surface, when you look at the picture? If you are experiencing positive emotions, considering the character (he, of course, similar to the original), then you have begun to successfully master the art of calligraphy.

Advice 2 : How to draw in "Illustrator"

The basis images created in Illustrator, are the contours and the United their reference point. To draw these contours are suitable tools Pencil (Pencil), Pen ("Pen"), Ellipse (Ellipse), Polygon ("Polygon") and Rectangle ("Rectangle").
How to draw in Illustrator
You will need
  • Program Illustrator.
Ctrl+N open the settings window of the new document created in Illustrator, and specify its size, color mode and orientation.
If you need to draw a rectangle, turn on the Rectangle tool and holding the left mouse button, drag the shape to the desired size. As in the Photoshop editor, down in the process of drawing the Shift key will give you the opportunity to draw a square.
Similarly, you can draw an ellipse, polygon, rectangle with rounded corners and a star. To create a rectangle with rounded corners enable the tool Rounded Rectangle ("Rectangle with rounded corners"), an ellipse is drawn with the Ellipse tool. To obtain a polygon, use the Polygon tool, and for drawing star – tool Star (the Star).
To create circuits of arbitrary shape, enable the Pencil tool or Pen. With a pencil you can draw the lines as required. If you prefer to create a shape based on the points, select the Pen tool and select the point by clicking in the right places on the canvas. The dots will be connected in the circuit.
If in the process of drawing you received was not quite the path I wanted to portray, you can edit it by moving one or more of its constituent sample points. To do this, turn on the Direct Selection tool (the"Direct selection"), select the desired point by clicking on it and drag it. Using the Add Anchor Point tool ("Add anchor point") of the group Pen can be added to the path of the new point tool and Delete Anchor Point ("Remove control point") to remove the excess.
The contours created by drawing tools, you can paint using the fill and stroke. To do this, select the contour in the layers palette and select the fill color by clicking on the model in the box to Fill ("Fill") in the panel under the main menu. If the path to which you apply this style, is not closed, the fill will be limited to an imaginary line connecting first and last points of the contour.
To customize the outline, click on the model in the field of Stroke ("Stroke") and select a color. The thickness of the stroke can be adjusted in the field to the right of the color Swatch.
Illustrator allows you to create color with a gradual transition from one color to another using the Gradient Mesh ("Mesh gradient"). To obtain this effect, click the tool inside the loop in places where you want to create color spots. Select the control point that appears the grid and specify a color to color the area around her, clicking on a suitable sample. In the same way, configure the color for the remaining sample points.
Coloured dots are created with a gradient mesh, you can move. Select this anchor point in the center of the region filled with color, and drag.
To save the picture in format of ai, pdf or eps file use the Save option ("Save") the File menu ("File"). If you want to finally get a jpg or png file, select Export (Export) of the same menu.

Advice 3 : How to paint over shellac

The drawings are by shellac complicated. Basic materials is the shellac with colored pigments and acrylic paint. Each of the techniques the features, but knowing them, you will get a long lasting manicure, not inferior to those created by the masters in the cabin.
kak-risovat'-po-shellac in
Common materials to create drawings for only two of shellac is acrylic paint and the shellac. Beginner is better to start with acrylic paints as the paint on the shellac to them, it is difficult even for professionals. Pictures colors technically easier due to the fact that not any ornament you can always erase and draw it again. With shellac, this will not work and will have to remove the whole coating layer.

You will need

• Base for shellac;
• shellac with pigment;
• top coating;
• acrylic paint;
• cotton pads;
• rubbing alcohol;
• brush;
• soft nail file;
• UV lamp.

1. Preparing nails, apply a base under shellac. The edge of the nail also need to cover the base, taking to the brush a minimum of liquid. Within 2 minutes, the base should be dried under UV lamp.

2. If a figure you will make on a colored background, apply the shellac with pigment on top of base coat. Gently cover and the edge of the nail, remember, layers must be thin. The exposure time under the UV-lamp is the same. Miss this step if colored background you do not need.

3. Apply the top coating on the nail. To paint went well, the stickiness characteristic of the coating must be removed. For this, a cotton pad, dampen with alcohol and wipe your nails well.

4. Soft nail file gently treat the nail plate. This will help the figure to stay on the nails longer. Fine abrasive dust swipe with a dry brush.

5. Drawings with acrylic paints on shellac should be applied with a thin brush. If the figure has a contour, start with him. If the contour is not, and the image has several colors, apply them in layers. Wait until the paint dries.

6. On top of the figure, apply two layers of top coating. The layers should be thin. Do not forget to handle the edge of the nail. Each layer is top dry under UV lamp.

7. For drawings by the shellac first, you should also apply a base coat and lacquer with color pigment. After each layer the nails are placed under a UV light for 2 min.

8. Applying a top coating, and without wiping his sticky texture, you can paint with shellac. Also use a thin brush. As the basis for the drawing of liquid, you'll need skill, it is better to practice before doing this on artificial nails.

9. If the drawings shellac will be on a transparent background, steps with a color pigment and top coating will not be needed. They need to be applied will be directly into the underlying base before it dries.

10. Once the drawings are ready, apply two layers of top coating. Application technique and drying remains the same as when using acrylic paints.
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