Made with Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paints and Markers
Every year, I have the same dilemma trying to decide what to get for my Grandparents as they always tell me that they have everything that they need. And every year I end up doing a painting or drawing for them, this year however, I thought I'd make something that they might actually use!
I decided to test out my paints and try my hand at more realistic and detailed designs.
Unfortunately, I didn't take photographs of the steps, but I'll do my best to explain them.
The Pebeo paints work in a similar way to most paints when it comes to mixing colours. I used a scrap of paper to mix the extra colours. I sometimes mixed the marker paints, or the pots of paint, or a mixture of both, which I will go on to explain.
In my blue butterfly and red robin painting, I used Princeton brushes, which work a treat!
- In this painting, I started off by drawing the outline of the butterfly shape.
- Once, I had done this, I then drew the shapes on the wings.
- I also filled in the edges, but left some white gaps on the tips of the wings for the spots.
- I then drew the body of the butterfly.
- I left this to dry for a couple of minutes.
- I then started off with yellow and drew some of the colour on the outer edges of the shapes.
- Next, I used my orange a bit further in, next to the yellow.
- Occasionally I would go back to my first colour to create a bit of a gradient.
- However, be careful in doing this as sometimes the paint can be lifted up if overworked.
- Then I used the red in the middle for some warmth.
- Once the butterfly had dried a bit more, I got my two white and black pots of paint and mixed a grey colour on my paper which I then painted with a brush underneath the butterfly as a shadow.
- I had to do two coats of the paint with a fairly laden brush to get the even grey colour.
- For this butterfly, I began by using the black marker and outlining the shape of the butterfly.
- I then filled in the shapes on the wings and drew the butterfly body.
- Once this had dried I used the dark blue marker and coloured the edges of the shapes.
- I shaded by finishing the line on a curve. By this I mean that I finished the colour with a curved line instead of a flat edge to join the next colour nicer.
- I then used by pale blue colour to finish colouring in the wings.
- I then pressed the nib of the light blue marker a couple of times on a piece of paper so some of the paint flooded onto the paper which I then mixed with white potted paint to create a light blue colour.
- This colour I then painted as a highlight and third colour on the inside of the wings.
- I also used it again to paint spots on the outer edges of the wings.
- This bird looks really tricky, but it was just experimental and a lot of fun! And I only used a couple of colours.
- Firstly, I used the red marker to draw the shape of the bird. I used the marker when it didn't have a lot of paint in the nib so it would draw lightly.
- I then used my brushes to do some of the red brush strokes ontop of the head and chest.
- While it was still wet, I used my yellow paint to add some highlights.
- I also mixed some of the red and yellow together on the paper to make orange and painted that as well.
- Next I painted the eye which was done just using the black and leaving a space for the eye reflection.
- Then I mixed some of my blue and black together to make the colour for the wings.
- I painted keeping in mind the direction and shape of the feathers and built the paint up in layers. Sometimes I had to wait for the paint to dry before adding the next layer.
- Then I painted the beak which was made from mostly black with a little blue and then shaded around the eye and at the back of the head.
- Then I mixed red with a little blue to make a purple colour which I painted on the chest of the bird below the beak.
- After this had dried I painted the background which was purple made from the blue and red.
- For this I painted in stages following the direction of the bowl and added white each time to create the gradient. (You can see my brushstrokes).
All of these were left to dry overnight and then baked in a normal oven at 150 degrees for 35 minutes.
The paint is now washable. However, it is recommended to hand-wash to preserve the quality of the paint. If however you must use a dishwasher, use it on Eco mode. :)
Paints are available at Spotlight stores around Australia and selected art stores!
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