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Copy of Watercolor Intro

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Monique Schramme

on 15 March 2013

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Watercolor & Color Theory What is this stuff? Some artists and designers Comics! Lora Zombie Watercolor is a paint medium where water saluable paints are used to color an image with transparent and soft color.
Watercolor is made from gathered pigments, a water saluable vehical, and water. Mark Evanier Neal Adams Alice Rossman Vocabulary Plural of medium referring to materials used to make works of art.
Classifications of artworks, such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, etc.)
Oil-based pigment used with paint thinner, turpentine, or other non-water-based suspension. Quick drying, plastic polymer pigment used with water. A transparent pigment used with water. Paintings done with this medium are known as watercolors.
Colors suggesting warmth, such as reds, yellows, and oranges. Cool Colors:
Colors suggesting coolness, blues, greens, violets and their variants. Color Theory Colors that are created by the mixture of two primary colors, i.e. red and yellow make
orange, yellow and blue make green, blue and red make violet, etc. Colors opposite one another on the color wheel. You will complete the color theory worksheet using only primary colors and watercolors.
You will complete the water color worksheet Do Now: A layer of paint laid on top of another to either create a third color, mask, or intensify color beneath.
Done when bottom layer is dry.
Used to create contrast or to make something more opaque, "solid".
Can be done over 100 times in a painting Glazes Watercolor techniques: Washes Diluted paint applied evenly to disguise individual brush strokes and create a unified area of color.
Often used for large backgrounds, like skies or water How to hold your Paint brush: The color wheel: Is a graphic that organizes and shows the relationships colors have to each other. the primary colors make all of the other colors on the color wheel. Primary colors = best use for fine lines and controlled mark making
best when brush isn't too wet = = You can loosen your grip but only use your fingertips to move the brush
you need to make vertical washes
working on a larger surface
want to make "imperfect" mark Best when When held loosely, it can be used to make controled marks = Great for "sketchy" or "painterly" marks.
Offers a limited rage of
Best for big areas Media Oils: Acrylic Watercolor
Red, yellow, and blue.
From these all other colors are created. Secondary Colors Tertiary Colors Colors made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color. They can also be made by mixing two secondary colors, though this applies to pure pigments and digital media. They include: Blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green. Complementary Colors Red - Green Blue - Orange Yellow - Violet Hue: The name of the color Value value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color Tint Shade Is when you add white Is when you add black When working with watercolor, a tint is when you work with the white of the paper or transparency of the diluted pigment. When working with watercolor ; a shade is achieved when using a dark saturated complimentary color Warm colors What you need on your station Clean water
Tissue or paper towel
Pallet (for mixing color)
Water color pigments
Thin brush
Wide brush Grid your paper according to the example on the board. Applied to wet paint
Creates "dapples" when dry
Often used for snowflakes or other decorative means Adding Salt: Means to apply fresh paint to wet paper
Creates "blooms" or "blurs"
Used to make soft edges
Signature trademark of watercolor Wet on Wet Means using a dry brush on a dry surface
Creates rough textures that are often used for foliage, like grass or leaves
Also used to make sharp edges
Usually a finishing touch. Dry - on -Dry Blotting While paint is fresh, surface is blotted by either a tissue, q-tip, or plastic wrap
Can create either soft or hard edges; often used to make textures for rocks, clouds and sand. Masking Prevents paint from staining paper where applied.
Used to save white space and rubbed off once painting is done.
Watercolorists little "cheat"
Can also be achieved with painters tape or masking tape
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