32 Answered Questions for the topic painting
What does chiaroscuro mean in regard to drawing and painting?
What is important things to keep in mind in to build a painting in any painting techniques.
The Foundation of Painting Technique.
Why is black called the absence of color when the absence of color is "colorless/transparent" like plain water and other clear colorless liquids?
What are some important things to keep in mind of when painting?
What Is the Solution to this painting?
The Man is in a tough predicament, If he stands up from the chair, the monster will be released and the bridge will fall. However if he remains still and the time runs out, then the bridge will... more
What primary colors make up the color wheel?
Their are 4 primary colors that are on the color wheel. These 4 colors are also reflected in the viewing of a rainbow in the sky.
How do I match the exact color of something?
Harold purchases 8 gallons of paint and 3 brushes for 152.50. the next day, he purchased 6 gallons of paint and 2 brushes for 113.00. how much does each gallon of paint and each brush cost?
How can I improve my painting?
My painting looks messy or dull, and even ugly at times. How can I make my paintings better?
Finding the price per gallon of each paint
A merchant has two kinds of paint. If 9 gal of the inexpensive paint is mixed with 7 gal of the expensive paint, the mixture will be worth $19.70 per gallon. If 3 gal of the inexpensive paint is... more
Hello, can I use Golden GAC 900 as a paint medium?
I have always used GAC 800 when thinning down my paint for pouring, which yielded nice results but I accidently grabbed the 900 at the store. I wasn't sure if this level of medium would work since... more
What is a "visual library" and how to work on it?
Reading through concept art forums, Ive met an opinion, that one of the most important things for a concept artist is to have a vast visual library. Out of the context of that opinion I take that... more
What are the fundamentals of human figure drawing? How to improve in each of them?
I'm trying to break down what skills I need to develop to draw a realistic human figure.At the moment I got: 1. **Gesture** I have no good idea on how to exercise this, I mean, I have no good way... more
How can I make a sketch under a watercolour painting and have it not be seen?
I usually use a regular pencil to sketch what I would like to paint very faintly, but I find that no matter how light it is, it can still be seen under the painting. Once the paint is dry, I can't... more
Uv resistant paint
Can you tell me a paint that is transparent and hold onto glass and has a uv rejection rate of 99% that I can buy. Also the name of the product. Thank you
How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?
How can I convert an RGB color into a real life color?If I mix equal amounts of red, green and blue paint together in real life, I will never achieve a white color, in the way you do when setting... more
How to overcome the fear of imperfection?
In all of my art classes, and virtually anywhere I encounter new artists, the number one obstacle I see holding them back is a "fear of imperfection." So I'd like to submit this question to any/all... more
How to determine the "correct" scale for your art project?
The very fist step in traditional art painting, drawing, sculpting, and such is: 1. Determine the scale of the work!The painter must select their canvas, a drawing requires the right size sheet of... more
What are the benefits of making gesture drawings?
As far as I know, most art schools have exercises or even whole classes focusing on making gesture drawings. But actually, I'm wondering, why bother with it? While it probably has some merits, but... more
What does it mean to "push your values"?
When I used to frequent art-critique forums, I would often hear senior artists advise people to "push values", generally with little to no explanation beyond that. I gathered that in many cases it... more
Does anyone know how to add color to a piece of art (paint, ink, art)?
I know this is an odd question, but I get really confused and frustrated when I try to add color to something I draw. I don't ever get any farther than line art because I get confused as to how to... more
Can anyone explain the mechanics of “varnishing day” at academic art salons?
My understanding is that it takes weeks or months for artists oil paint to dry completely so that is ready to be varnished. Did artists really time their work so that it was ready on a specified... more