Yellow Rose - Wet on Dry by Fabio Cembranelli
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Chrismas ball tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
Christmas cookies tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
Bouquet video tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
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Street view demo by Andy Evansen
Landscape tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
Positive painting tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
Yupo is a unique alternative to traditional watercolor paper. What makes it different?
Key features of Yupo paper:
Image by Legion Paper
- It’s stain-resistant. However it’s recommended to clean it with soap before use to remove spots and fingerprints. Some artists use cotton gloves to handle paper before use.
- Originally the paper was invented for printing industry. However artists started using it to paint on. Now apart from watercolor Yupo can be used for acrylic painting, inks, drawing, colored pencils, silkscreen, etc.
Poinsettia tutorial by Fabio Cembranelli
A few notes about these pics:
A - I draw the main shapes only. I don’t need to draw everything, all petals, leaves, etc. I like to play with unexpected and happy accidents. Take risks, don’t plan everything. Unexpected accidents are the best friend of loose and spontaneous watercolors.
B and C - I like to save the white of the paper, it is the most powerful light. Sometimes I save the white of the paper ( I just leave white areas) or I lift out paint and restore the white areas.
D - I paint everything at the same time, flower and background. I go back and forth, I look for soft edges all the time, I aim to balance everything, foreground and background. I create depth with hard/ soft edges and basically my soft edges come out if I paint everything at the same time
E - A few blooms are happy accidents, take advantage of them. They can be part of your background when you want to paint loose.
F, G and H - Work with positive and negative shapes all the time: you will understand light/ shadow better, your focal point is going to be stronger.