Blending Colors with Different Brushes When Creating Art

By Eren Mckay  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Working with a paint brush is very different than working with colored pencils or dry pastel.
In order to understand what the end result will be, you need to really pay attention to what each tool is capable of doing.

There are a variety of different factors that influence how the stroke of paint will come out:
• the type of brush
• the size of the brush
• the movement of your stroke
• the amount of pressure you put on the brush
• the amount of paint you have on the brush
• the amount of water you have on the brush
• the type of paper that you’re using (thickness)
• the amount of water you already have on the paper
• the amount of paint you already have on the paper

In order for you to learn and grow as an artist, you need to get really familiar with the factors that influence the outcome of what you’re doing. The more you master this artistic understanding, the more confidence you will have when painting and creating the vision that you have in your mind.

I suggest practicing strokes with different brushes, colors and varying the different factors that influence the outcome.
Of course you can use cheaper quality paper and paints to practice.
You can even label each practice sheet with the type of stroke and brush you used for each effect.

After a while, you will intutitively know what colors and brushes and strokes to use when you want to produce a different outcome.

Here are Some Videos that I Found Useful for Blending Colors:

Using a Main Color Plus White with a Triangular Brush
(You will learn how to Create stems of diferent sizes and shapes and also painting a flower with only 5 strokes)



Flat Brush with One and 2 Colors
(Different hand movements produce a varity of results)



Large Flat Brush with 3 Colors Leaf and Rose
(Learn how to create a beautiful leaf with different hand movements and positioning the brush in such a way that the right color is distributed to create a beautiful leaf and also a rose.)



2 Color Petals, flowers, leaves and stems



Yellow and Red Flower: Blending



I hope these tips help you in some way ♥

Many Blessings to You,

Eren Mckay

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