How to Simplify a Scene in Watercolour
Many artists simply paint direct from a photograph and try to paint every single detail exactly as they see it in the photograph. Why paint it then? To be a painting it should be “painterly”, in other words, it should look like a painting, and not like a photograph. Painted to look like a photograph just shows the technical skills of the artist without the character of a painting. The answer to “Painterly” is to simplify. so let’s get started!
In this lesson you will learn:
1. How to simplify a painting
2. How to find positive and negative spaces
3. How to resolve colour perspective
4. How to use a program like Fotosketcher
5. Examples: Highly detailed objects right through to almost abstract
6. Importance of lost and found edges
7. And heaps more…
Another difficult concept for beginners which was well presented. Simplifying a scene is not intuitively simple. I am starting to grasp this concept and fells I got a good head start. Thank you.
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