Beautiful aurora night sky painting step by step


Do you also find the beauty of nature inspiring to create art? Well, for many years the natural phenomenon of aurora borealis, visible in the skies across the Northern countries of the earth has inspired artists to create art. These dazzling lights are a manifestation of the earth’s magnetic field interacting with charged particles from the sun.

Doing an aurora night sky painting is simpler than you’d think! Would you like to give it a try?

What you will need:
• Masking tape
Camlin oil pastel
• Smooth paper
Camlin graphite pencil
Camlin colour pencils
• Tissue paper
White gel pen
Camlin correction pen

Here are steps to teach you how to paint the aurora night sky:

Step 1:

Stick masking tape across the smooth paper as shown in the image below.

Step 2:

You will need just five oil pastel colours for this painting. Light green, leaf green, deep green, Prussian blue and black. Colour each section in one colour starting with light green and ending with black.

Step 3:

Once you have finished colouring all sections, blend in all colours with a tissue paper.

For any gaps at the bottom, fill them in with a green coloured pencil.

Step 4:

Sketch a reindeer on a separate sheet of paper and cut it out. Also, remove the masking tape carefully.

Carefully, sketch out the border of the cut out as shown below.

Step 5:

Once you have the shape of the reindeer right, draw trees in the background. Paint faint lights across the sky with a white colouring pencil. To colour the trees, sketch in a zigzag manner over the tree trunks. Colour the reindeer using a black coloured pencil.

Step 6:

Last but not the least; add the stars in your canvas with a white correction pen as shown in the image below.

Did you like this blog on how to paint the aurora night sky? Do let us know your experience of painting with oil pastels in the comments below!

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