A painting can be made in various ways with various methods and techniques. Still, one question that will come up in every painter’s mind is that what is the best method for making the perfect painting? So, is there any method to make the perfect painting you have always dreamt about? The answer to this question is partial yes and partially no.
This is because results will vary from person to person depending upon their skill level. A method followed by a pro will produce a better result as compared to a beginner who does the same in most of the cases. This is because painting is a skill and it gets perfected with the help of practice and experience only.
However, there are certain techniques and tips which can bring you very close to the perfect painting no matter if you are a novice or a master at painting.
TIPS TO MAKE THE PERFECT PAINTING
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- Start up your work with a cool stress-free mind. Clear out all unnecessary thoughts and just focus on your painting.
- Use a proven approach to painting and always stick to the one you have begun with. Bouncing from one strategy to another in between the painting often causes a lot of problems.
- Choose a technique that is well suited to your personality and which you feel will be the best for what you are painting.
- Always draw a rough sketch of the subject as if it is the real one before beginning the actual painting so that you get familiar with your subject.
- Do not try to sketch or paint various elements and sections at once. Always follow the path of one by one basis.
- The locus to the end is not gonna be an easy one so be prepared to face problems in future right from the beginning. This will minimize the chances of sudden panics in between the work.
- Give proper and enough time to whatever you are working on. Remember “Rome Was Not Built In A Day“.
- Be open to new ideas & suggestions and give them proper consideration rather than just ignoring.
The perfect painting is not just made by following the tips & techniques. Your approach and technique to it must also be perfectly suited to your painting because if the foundation will be right then the end result will definitely be correct.
TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THE PERFECT PAINTING
Always remember that the perfect technique for each painting will vary. A technique that suit to a certain painting may or may not suit to other. This you will learn as you keep practicing because the only way to learn it is via experience.
In the Blocking-In technique, the whole canvas is worked upon at once simultaneously. Different parts are not covered one by one in this technique. This technique is begun by deciding what are the most dominant colors and areas in your painting and they are worked upon loosely. After that, in time the colors and shapes are refined, detailed and finalized.
In this technique, a painting is made in section by section basis. A painter moves from one section to another only after one section is fully complete. This process is followed in both sketchings as well as paintings. This technique is one of the best options to go for if you are looking for blending of colors and making the painting in a flow like an appearance.
Detailed Sketching Then Painting:
This technique follows the method of detailed sketching before the actual painting. Painting is started when a painter has finalized the sketching before and is totally satisfied with it. This is one of the most time-consuming techniques of painting but if done correctly then with the help of this technique painters can do wonders.
Detailing First Then Background:
This technique states that painting is made by covering the details first and then working on the background. Some painters often prefer and tend to work upon details before they cover the background. This technique should be followed only and only if you have full control over your hand and the painting brush. If you lack it then chances are that you will most probably ruin your painting rather than making it the perfect one.
Background First Then Details:
In this technique, the background is covered first and then the rest is worked upon. This gives a stress-free environment to the painter as the background is totally done on the first hand and only the details are left which are to work upon the background which is a relatively easy task to do.