September 27, 2017

How to mix 'willow charcoal' and 'compressed charcoal'?: Hibiscus Live Sketch

Hi friends! It has been really long, since I had written for you last (and sorry for that).
But guess what? Today, I am back with another interesting, live sketch (not pencil sketch, don’t worry, it’s a charcoal sketch).
Here it is, have a look:

how to make flower with willow and compressed charcoal?
Hibiscus: Charcoal Live Sketch

how to use willow charcoal?
Willow Charcoal
How I made it: As I always do, I began sketching the flower with a very light, and free-hand (it took me only about 2-3 minutes to completely sketch out the whole thing). Then I took a thick stick of ‘willow charcoal’ and started highlighting the darker portions where I couldn’t see light. After that, I took a soft tissue, and smudged all the charcoal, that I applied to the drawing sheet. Finally, for the ‘darkest’ areas, I took a compressed charcoal stick (Camlin one), and highlighted those areas with it.

Also, as you all must be wondering that what’s that brown color in my painting? So here’s the answer: it’s another kind of charcoal (well at least my teacher says so, however, on its box, it’s clearly written- “crayons”), so as I was saying, its name is- Sudha Charcoal”.
This brown color ACTUALLY brings life to my otherwise dull painting, what say?

PRO Tip:
1.   To blend willow charcoal and compressed charcoal completely, overlap a layer of compressed charcoal on willow charcoal, or vice versa.
2.   Don’t try to smudge Sudha charcoal too much, because its not its basic character, unlike other charcoals, to get smudged easily; due to which, sometimes it may also result in the drawing sheet coming off.

3.   For the ‘dots’ in the bottom, near the stem, I used the soft tissue (the one I used earlier), and ‘dabbed’ it with from the sides, which already had charcoal stains on them.

Hope you creative design guys like it! You may please feel free to rate this sketch in comments below and also suggest your intelligent suggestions :)

Follow the blog on all social sites: FacebookTwitter and Instagram@ilovesketchart to get latest updates!

August 30, 2017

Reviving the Art of India: Recreating the traditional 'Sanganeri Block Print'

Sanganer Block Printing is a traditional printing technique, practiced mainly in Jaipur, and various other parts of India. Sanganeri motifs are a blend of flower, leaves, buds, etc.
traditional indian art with paint brush, paint brush pen and poster colors, sanganer block prints
Tools used for recreating block prints on paper

The block prints of sanganer are usually done on a white, or off- white background.
The cloth is first prepared, and then the wooden blocks are employed for the block printing process. Colors made of natural vegetable dyes, (however nowadays, synthetic dyes too) are used for the purpose.

Sanganeri block prints are in high demand, today. They are mainly preferred for home d├ęcor, making bed covers, bed sheets, fancy phone cases, Kurtis, etc.

Today, I tried ‘recreating’ one such sanganeri print with poster colors and water colors, on my drawing sheet. Have a look:
reviving Indian art and tradition: sanganer block printing, with paint and paper
Sanganer Block Print
How I created the design: I began with sketching out the very basic line with a HB pencil. For flowers, I just made a rough circle kind of figure (all this must be done with a very light, and free hand). After this, I took out my black poster color, and paint brush (of 2 or 3 number), and then I, very carefully, followed the lines I made with pencil, and later, added some other details too, such as the leaves.

Let all this dry. Afterwards, with my paint brush pen and water colors, I painted the flowers blue (this was my favorite part, actually!).

And, yes! I successfully recreated the sanganeri block print, with paint and paper :D

Hope you creative design guys like it! You may please feel free to rate this painting in comments below and also suggest your intelligent suggestions :)

Follow the blog on all social sites: FacebookTwitter and Instagram@ilovesketchart to get latest updates!

Related videos



Related:
http://gaatha.com/syahi-begar/

Also:
Have you seen my creativity in Mount Rushmore in pencil sketch? You will like it :)

Hand Made Paintings

Search This Blog

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Popular Posts