Advice 1: How to draw fog

Painting Claude Monet's "Waterloo Bridge. Effect of fog" at the time created a furor among the enlightened public. She continues to delight audiences already for the second century, despite the fact that after the great French artist this technique began to use other painters. The audience inevitably ask yourself the question — how do they do it? Meanwhile, nothing is impossible, even if you do not write oil, when the effect of fog is achieved by using small brush strokes, a watercolor or gouache. Fog can be a draw, even with colored pencil or crayons, and for this there are a few tricks.
The outlines of the objects seem a little blurred
You will need
  • paper;
  • - gouache;
  • - watercolor;
  • pencil;
  • - eraser;
  • - the skin 0;
  • - toothbrush;
  • - unnecessary line;
  • - a knife or blade.
First, think about what you see through the fog. This can be a city, field or forest — whatever. The fog is rarely so thick that through it is not visible absolutely nothing. Usually some of the outlines of objects still can be traced. Draw a landscape or still life in the same technique, which is going to paint the fog.
If you draw with crayons, fog is the easiest way to draw method of grinding. Finely nastrogat pencil white pencil. It can even be crushed in a mortar. Dry brush gently apply the powder on different parts of the image. RUB it across the drawing. This can be done with an eraser, fine sandpaper or even just a piece of paper. It all depends on what sheet you draw and how steady your pencils. For thick heavy paper is more suitable skin, a thin sheet is easier to use an eraser. Part of the picture while also pounded, but the mist of all the objects seem a little blurred.
Mist on watercolor painting can be done in exactly the same way as the pencils. But you can use other methods, for example, erosion. It is necessary until the image is still wet. On wet watercolors wet follow thick brush. In water, add a little shade to make the mist is bluish or yellowish, depending on what colours made the picture.
When painting with gouache fog best done by the method of spraying. Spread a thick gouache. Dip her toothbrush. Napishite gouache thick layer, touching the brush on the edge of a ruler. In order that the fog was not like the snow, take a brush with firm bristles. Try to spray the paint so that the droplets were from each other at a short distance.
Can be done differently. Dilute white gouache paint thinner to make it transparent. Thick soft brush to apply it to the picture in places where there should be fog. This technique is a bit like watercolor because it is also used transparent paint.
Useful advice
Fog does not have to be white. It may be bluish, yellowish or pinkish. Therefore, in crushed white pencil to add a little graphite other colours. The powder must be well mixed;

If you draw a color fog with watercolors, during the transition from one shade to another it is necessary to change the water, otherwise the fog will get dirty;

Very interesting can happen in the mist, drawn on colored paper;

When drawing fog, consider the laws of perspective. Objects that are further away appear more blurred and the fog around them thicker;

Wax crayons fog effect is achieved similarly as when drawing with pencils. For pastels, no additional techniques are not necessary, enough to make the contours more blurred than usual.

Advice 2: How to draw water

In the drawing is most valued is the artist's ability to realistically reflect any thing he sees around him. A great challenge for emerging artists is drawing the water surface, so that the water looked authentic. The best way to create on paper the illusion of the water surface is painting in watercolor – light transparent paint water based.
How to draw water
Moisten the paper with a wide wet brush dipped in plain water.
Take the brush thinner, select a suitable water color paint and begin to apply a thin horizontal strokes on the wet paper.
Determine where on your drawing is the horizon line. Closer to the horizon line approach each other nearer than farther they are from the horizon and closer to the bottom edge of the sheet the greater the distance between the lines. This discrepancy in the distances will allow you to achieve the perspective effect.
Always take the brush a small amount of paint. If you take too much paint, the pattern will be too "thick", you risk to spoil it too bright blobs.
To make richer the foreground of the figure, where the water is coming to the lower edge of a sheet of paper, coat paper, light blue color, spreading a small amount of blue paint in water.
On top of the caramel make brush strokes. To not to waste the effect of transparency and the volume of water, do frequent strokes is simulates waves and ripples and Kohler do not cover the entire surface of the paper. The water line close to the horizon, you can write on a white sheet.
Don't forget on moistened sheet to paint the sky, without which the water will not look realistic. Combine blue, yellow, white and bluish-gray colors in order to simulate cloud or Sunny weather.
In the foreground you may want to draw a tree or flower that will make your drawing more interesting.
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