In this interview Christina of Pocketful of Letters shows us how to paint a galaxy not one, not two but THREE DIFFERENT WAYS!
Check out the video for the full tutorial and then scroll down for my key takeaways and a list of all the tools we mentioned!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
- What tools and supplies you should avoid when painting watercolor galaxies (and why!)
- Where to find the BEST galaxy inspiration
- How to add depth and dimension to your art with the use of layers and colour placement
- What you can do to avoid having to “watch your paint dry”
- The easiest way to make “stars”
- How to manipulate “bleed-proof” paints to work in your favour
- PLUS sooo much more
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS LESSON:
- If you want your pinks to stand out in your galaxy you’ll need to work with a paint with more opacity. That’s why Christina often uses a bright pink gouache instead of watercolors.
- You can find amazing FREE inspiration on Nasa‘s website!
- Layering is KEYYY! Adding some darker areas on the edges to creates depth, and depth is really important to make your art look more realistic (and you can even create layers of stars!)
- Be as random as possible with your gel-made stars. Remember that larger stars are in the foreground and smaller stars are in the background.
TOOLS USED IN THIS VIDEO:
The links below may be affiliate links where appropriate. This means that your purchase through these links may result in a few cents in payment to me, to support creating further resources like this one! That being said, I will never suggest supplies that I do not personally use and fully recommend.
- Watercolor board
- Karin Markers
- Tombow Markers
- Windsor and Newton Watercolor Markers
- Windsor and Newton Watercolor Tubes
- Dr. P.H. Martin’s Bombay India Ink
- Dr. P.H. Martin’s Bleed Proof White
- White Gel Pen
- And array of paint brushes
- A toothbrush!
- Zebra Metallic Brush Pens
RESOURCES WE MENTIONED:
- You can follow Christina on Instagram at @pockefulofletters and check out her website!
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