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Special Uses Of Some Watercolors

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 5:32 PM by Tudalia:icontudalia:

Traditional Art

Hello Dear deviants!Love  I'm back again with some articlesI am a dummy! ! This time I'll be discussing about some special uses of few commonly used colors: WHITE, BLUE and YELLOW
So to ease your reading experience, I've divided this article according to the following index
  • White
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • A Word of Thanks
So here we GO!


As we all know that white is a color that is not very commonly used in your paintings, but this color has its own special properties that we all can use to make our paintings look more fabulous! So, what's so special about white? It is its property of being a really good mixer that can mix any two or more than two colors to create a number of shades! Only white has this property because all the colors that we see are made up of white light which when pass through several layers of our atmosphere, break up into different spectrums and wavelengths and when get reflected from different objects, we get to see those brilliant shades through our eyes. That's a lot of science! Isn't it? Now coming towards an example:

Untitled Drawing by TudaliaUntitled Drawing by Tudalia
Untitled Drawing by TudaliaUntitled Drawing by Tudalia
Untitled Drawing by Tudalia
Isn't that awesome?

So, while painting a portrait or scenes, you can have the different tones of the skin or the sky mixed with white instead of using tons of water on the sheet!



So, blue! It is a very commonly used color in most of your paintings and is the symbol of peace, coolness, calmness and serenity. But how is it special? The answer is: Its TRANSPARENCY. Yes, the color blue is of a certain kind that has a great amount of transparency, that's why it seems suitable for painting liquids, water, skies etc. Now, how can you use this special property of blue to enhance your paintings?
The color blue can be used as a layer mask, that is while making bases for your paintings, you can use blue as a mask which won't harm your painting, but would add some nice shadowy shades on the face; Therefore, making it look more realistic and REMEMBER horror artists! dark and blue shades benefit horror artwork too!
:gasp: Have a look at this example!
Untitled Drawing by Tudalia
Isn't it looking great?The awesome picture's by agnes-cecile



This is a really useful color! Yellow is one of the most vivid and vibrant colors that enhance the quality of your artwork, without harming the vision of the viewer. This means that other very vivid colors like RED, have a negative impact on your vision... These shades put more stress on your brain, you may not feel it now; but after continuous looking into these shades, you would feel a headache, whereas shades like green and blue, are soothing to your eyes. So, after all this talk, WHAT IS THE SPECIALTY OF THIS COLOR?
Oh yeah! Yellow is the only color that can increase the vibrancy of another shade. This means that if you're adding yellow to a shade, it will not only make it a new one, but would also increase the brightness and vibrancy of that color. For example, you paint a tree and add dark green or sap green shades to the leaves, now that your; tree is done it needs some finishing touch. So, you add a layer of yellow over the leaves to make them look more attractive or vibrant. So, I hope that the use of yellow is clear to all of you!Nod And given below is an example painting I did earlier for making ya all aware of the magic of yellow!

Untitled Drawing by Tudalia

Untitled Drawing by Tudalia

   Please note me up or comment below if you have any doubts regarding this article! I'll be the most welcome to clear your doubts!Love 

Thanking You All!

I thank all of you, my friends, the editors, the advisers and all the other staff people for helping me out in bringing up this article! If you hadn't been there, this article wouldn't have been a successful one! KEEP BEING AWESOME!


White and Yellow examples by Tudalia
Blue example taken from agnes-cecile's gallery
text by Tudalia
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