|Here's a really simple and easy way of making a classy painting - just like the old masters. |
You will need:
|Take a light coloured piece of paper, and in pencil draw silhouette shapes of buildings across the middle.|
You can draw any buildings you like, but only the outline. No detail is needed.
|Mix some poster paint with water, thin enough to create a thin wash across the paper. Neil's using purple here, but you could use orange or blue.|
Add some water near to the bottom of the buildings, and as you get to the bottom of the picture, start to make it darker again.
|While it's drying, take a cotton wool ball or tissue to dab off some paint across the top to create a cloud effect.|
|When it's dry, paint the buildings in a darker colour.|
It's just a case of painting the shapes or silhouettes of those buildings.
|Add in some darker paint again, for hints of windows.|
|When it's dry, add in some slight hints of detail with a black wax crayon.|
|To really bring the painting to life, add detail in the foreground with a black felt pen. But again, just do silhouette shapes. You can also add in some highlights with white chalk. And there it is. A real classy painting using silhouettes.|
Try it yourself!