Painting “Komuso Monk” step by step
Author: ANNAmain • Date: 11 September 2010 at 07:19 PM

Hello everybody! Today is +20 in Moscow, so i am thaw out and ready to share with you my experience of painting. This is step-by-step description of my work "Komuso monk" and about 10 pictures you can see under cut. This is the final view.

I was impressed by the dark sky with violet clouds described here

My instruments was 2 aqua-brushes with ink; one with pure black ink, and another with 30% ink in water. I used an aquarel paper A4 and several aqua pencils (Derwent`s and Gretacolor`s Aquamonoliths)

If you don`t like aqua-brushes it would be the same process to use a classical brush #4 or #5… or the size you like.  I recommend to use squirrell brush because it could suck up more water or ink in one time. First of all I made several strokes with pure water to form the light tops of the clouds. Then I made the bottoms of clouds with 30% ink. If you make several strokes on one place of the paper it will be more deep color of ink. It was a bit dark on my balcony when I did it so the picture is not the best. But you can see here how the clouds setuated on the paper: with an angle to horizont. It means the wind.

While the picture still wet make strokes with pure ink. If you lightly touch the wet places with a tip of a brush the paper easily and naturally pull in the ink into the picture. You should pay attention how the dark ink distributes on the clouds to make the best shape.

An aquarel paper with rugged structure has own possibilities to interact with water and ink. So you shoudn`t afraid of water`s drops and only check how the ink spreads on the surface. Use pure ink, 30% ink and pure water to form different colors of clouds.

Here you can see how brush strokes creates a vision of cold dark clouds and wind. There is no needs to finish every cloud with the same strokes. If a wind is strong it tears clouds. Take care to paint clouds in different angles to each others. It makes  picture a natural view because as if you see the scene from the earth.

When I had finished with clouds I painted several culms of a grass at the left corner. I did it with 100% ink over the clouds, so it`s importand to make clouds dry before painting.

The figure of aKomuso Monk was made with pure dark ink too, the same way as the grass. The angle of clouds haven`t the same as the grass because clouds are far away. But the direction of the wind for the earth objects is about the same. So the grass and monk`s clothes  flutters together. In that point you could finish your work as a monochrome picture. I desided to go farther and input several colors.

You can see a blank white paper between ink objects. I started with a pancils to make white holes deeper.

Light apricot and several shadows of blue aquamonolith pencils - this is my choice for that picture.

After drawing I washed out pencil`s strokes with water brush, made picture dry and made a durk dust with the pure ink.  It seemed right to made several strokes with yellow pencil and washed it out the same way. White points was made as a last act… So the picture was completed. May be it will be one of the parts for next big acrilic painting.

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Marvelous photos! All of those are looking too good and very quality. I like all of this but most of [Light apricot and several shadows of blue aqua monolith pencils]. Thanks a lot for your mind-blowing post! smile smile

Marvelous photos! All of those are looking too good and very quality. I like all of this but most of [Light apricot and several shadows of blue aqua monolith pencils]. Thanks a lot for your mind-blowing post! smile smile 

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Brilliant painting work! I can learn lot of lessons about painting by displaying these shots. Thanks for sharing. smile

I think it’s better to start with the tree and background than with the sky. I’m a beginner and for me it’s always very easy that stretch marks way.

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