|Have you ever done a picture and not been able to decide whether to use paint or pencils? Sometimes, you can do both... |
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|Here's a picture of a dog who's lost a ball in the tree.|
But there's just too much detail to paint.
|So let's use pencils for now.|
Start with the tree, adding the brown colour of the bark.
|Don't forget that trees have holes in them, too!|
|And some lighter shading.|
|And there - that's created a great bark effect which would have been very difficult to paint.|
|It would also be hard to paint each leaf on the tree individually. |
Try using using a stiff paintbrush that's slightly dry. Dip it into some dark green paint...
|...and dab off the excess onto a separate piece of paper.|
|Now you can just stipple on your leaves, which will save hours of painting!|
|Repeat, using different shades of green.|
Again, dab off the excess paint and stipple it on.
|Do the same for the bushes.|
|For the dog's coat, it's best to revert to the pencils because painting all the hairs would take too long.|
Just use a colour that's slightly darker than the shade of paint used for the dog. Hint at the lines of the fur...
|...and add in a few lighter or darker shades.|
|If you have a big set of pencils, you may have several shades of green, which aregreat for grass.|
They create a great effect if you use them all together...
|Scribble them up and down to give a grass texture.|
You can then pick out individual pencils to highlight bits of detail. This saves you a lot of time!
|Finally, add a little bit of shade and shine on the top of the ball.|
|And you're finished! It's not a painting, it's not a crayon picture... it's a sort of "crayonting!"|
Try it yourself!