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Top tip – Print out the ‘Reference’ images first so that you have them in front of you whilst watching the video 🙂Frequently Asked Questions
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Video – A video showing you each of the steps.
Instructions – Detailed instructions from start to finish along with the tips, techniques & clever tricks.
Reference – Handpicked (printable) reference material to inspire and assist.
Top tip – Print out the ‘Reference’ images first so that you have them in front of you whilst watching the video 🙂
Community – Details of the social media hashtag to use for the module.
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10. How to print Reference Material?
If you do not have A4, use Legal size 8.5″ by 14″.
- Firstly, print out all the reference sheets.
- Next, folding your back paper in half, secure firmly into your sketchbook.
- Choose a jewel which you are inspired by, one you can really imagine yourself drawing and painting.
- If you are using the transfer technique, draw over the image (printed side) and by scribbling over the back, transfer the image to your black paper on to your sketchbook page.
Or, simply draw your chosen item onto the page.
You may want to draw over the pencil with a white coloured pencil so you can see the outlines clearly when painting..
- Next, using thick Gouache paint, start to add the vibrant colours. Adding white to any of the pure colours will make them brighter and will make the jewels really come to life.
Try to really fill this spread, evenly distributing the jewellery. Where there is a gap, choose a small item, or just paint in some small stars.
Use my little tip to chose you next colour jewel by singing the rainbow song (either on the top of your voice or in your head!) this way, you will instinctively know which colour is ‘missing’, making the palate of your spread really bright and varied
- Using your smallest brush, mix a suitable very light colour (either pale yellow for gold or very light blue for silver) and paint tiny little dots close together to make the chains and pearls etc. It looks especially effective around bright gems to represent clasps and brooches.
- Once the painting of your jewels is complete, you might like to add white highlights using pure white paint. Adding little sparkles using a white coloured pencil is fun too.
Use the reference as faithfully or as loosely as you wish. In the film I created a much simpler version of a complicated brooch, so feel free to simplify some of the reference images or to go off piste and really make this your own. You may even prefer to draw some of your own jewellery.
- If you are lucky enough to have some white, gold or silver fine liner pens, then use these to add even smaller dots, highlights or to draw some of the jewellery themselves.
So there you have it, hopefully you will have discovered the joy of Gouache on black paper, you could use the remainder of your black paper or card using the same technique for cards, name labels for presents etc. I can’t wait to see what you create! xxx
To access the reference images, click on the thumbnails below.
Or download a PDF of all of the images here.
You will need the following materials…
- White Coloured Pencil
- Set of Gouache Paints
- Size 1 paint brush
- Size 6 paint brush
- Optional – white, silver or gold pens
One of the best things about being part of Sketchbook Club, is the fabulous way we can all show each other our Sketchbook pages. It’s so wonderful to get instant feedback about your artwork, not only is it hugely confidence building (very important!) but it is also a great way to ask people’s opinions and seek advice.
This module’s Instagram hashtag is #SketchbookClubJewels.
You might like to check out everyone else’s pages for inspiration before you start…[/groups_can]