Arts and Crafts E.02! Prrrrrrrretty persian! Painting from Michelle

Arts and Crafts E.02! Prrrrrrrretty persian! Painting from Michelle


Hi guys! Welcome to a new episode of the Pokemuggles! I am Michelle and in this episode I am going
to give you a retrospective peak into a painting that I made. Please note that I did not have a camera yet
when I making this painting, but I have pictures of it so I am going to show you all the pictures
and narrate it perfectly into a very nice story. For those who might recognize this, it is
Pokemon painted from one of the very first sets, the Jungle Set. I absolutely love the Jungle Set. I love the color work, I love the way the
Pokemon are displayed. And every time I see something from the Jungle
Set I get really nostalgic and I feel like a little kid again, because I was a little
kid when that one came out. So that is why I decided to make this one
in a painting so every time I see it, I just get… I am just being transported back to being
a kid again. So without further ado, I really hope that
you guys enjoy this picture that I painted. So the first thing that I needed to do was
to lay down a base color. I have used acryllic paint from a medium range
brand. I always use Ocer Yellow for the base, because
in my experience it blends perfectly with the other colors. It makes sure that you don’t have any white
left in the background. Actually, it is my go-to color for making
a base for a painting. Unless of course I have a painting which has
a cool color scheme, then I would use a blue base color. The canvas is 90 by 70 centimeters, and it
has a wooden frame. It is quite big actually, which you will see
at the end of this video. I took a big brush, watered down the ocher
yellow a bit and applied the base color. Then I got my pencil and started to sketch
persian. I had a little bit of help from a template. This because the head is a bit difficult to
make in the right proportions of the body. So I needed a little bit of help. I sketched the persian, and the tree in the
back, as you can see. Time for step two! In this step I focused on the background of
the painting. Persian is laying down on a field of purple
grass or flowers. One of the reasons that I loooved this image
was because it has a lot of purple in it,and I just got a tube of purple paint so it was
a match made in heaven haha. I used a bit of an impressionistic style,
which you may well know from famous painters like Monet and Van Gogh. Instead of using one specific color, I painted
layer by layer to get this typical dotted background. You can use very tiny brushstrokes to create
this effect. I started with light purple, and every layer
I went a shade darker. I did this for the purple background, but
I also used this for the yellow background. I added different layers of darker and brighter
yellow, so that it had the same effect. You can see a green outline that I did in
the background, that was actually a little bit of a mistake. it turned out much bigger than anticipated. I am going to correct this in a later stage. Third phase! In this phase I started to make a little bit
more details in the background, I used bright pink to fill in the trees. As you can see there is one big tree behind
Persian, a small tree all the way to the right and a treetop on Persian’s hip. It looks a little bit weird right now, but
once the painting is completed this comes together quite nicely. I also started to correct the mistake with
the green outline in the back. I painted it over with yellow and white layers
of dotwork. This way it does not stand out as much as
it did before. The next step was quite a challenge, because
I don’t really have a steady hand or great affinity for details hehe. I now started with the outline of persian. In hindsight it was better to do this later,
but I’ve learned on the job. I took a very small brush and with black paint
I made the whole outline so that his contours are a little bit more pronounced. I also blended more bright pink in the trees,
so that their base color was completed. I added some highlights on the branches to
make a start with the details of the tree. It is starting to come together quite nicely!! I have used the same impressionistic style
to add details to the trees. I used very bright pink and bright red, to
make it look like it is a cherry blossom tree. Very Japanese! I think it actually turned out pretty nice. I have also started to put a little bit of
dotwork on the tree on Persian’s hip, and on the tree to the right. The tree on the right looks at the moment
more like a nuclear detonation instead of a tree. I will correct this later on! As you can see, when you are painting you
make a lot of mistakes, and the awesome thing of the impressionistic style is that no matter
how many mistakes you make, you can always correct them later. In this step I have also started to color
in Persian. I used ocer yellow and some shades of brown
to blend in the colors. As you can see, the Persian is more of a cartoonish
style than the impressionistic style of the rest of the painting. I did this on purpose so that he would pop
out of the background. Time to add a little bit more color! I love the purple but felt like something
was missing. So therefore I added bright red, yellow and
green dots, so that it looks like Persian is lying in a field of flowers, rather than
in a field of purple grass. I also blended in the colors of Persian a
bit more, so that it is more even and smoother. I used very dark brown and black to paint
the ears, and I used bright red to make a beginning on the jewel on the head. You want a close up? You get a close up! Over here it is clearer to see how the individual
brush strokes were done. You can see the all the different colors,
red, blue, yellow, green white and purple. I have also started to color in the eyes. They were blank first, and now they have dark
red pupils. I also added a little bit of green in the
trees so that they seem a little bit more natural. That is, as natural as it can get with pink
trees! In the final stage of the painting I did not
do that much. I played with the colors until I was satisfied
with the result, and I made sure that Persian was completely blended in and had a smooth
surface. I added some more white dots to the yellow
background so that It seems like flower petals are flying. I deepened the colors of the flower field
and the colors of the trees. And I think that’s about it! This was the final step of the painting. I will show you guys a close up photo and
then a little bit of video so that you get a clear picture of how it turned out. So guys, that was it for today. I really hope that you enjoyed this painting. If you have perhaps any idea for a future
painting, put them in the comment section below and I will make sure to check it out. Perhaps one of your ideas will be my next
inspiration for a beautiful painting. I love it. So see you guys later! Byebye!

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