The cosmos is filled with mysteries, beautiful stars, gorgeous nebulae and breathtaking galaxies! Pictures so stunning, no one can resist them! The best part about painting the universe is that it’s actually quite simple! Acrylic paints are the best, as you can get a thick and a smooth texture without using water. The richer the texture, the better your painting will turn out to be. Camlin’s Artists’ Acrylic Colour 12 Assorted Colours Set has a range of twelve shades that have a long-lasting finish and also an added benefit – they dry fast!
Here are 3 tips on how you can go about it:
1. Don’t choose too many colours
Do you ever notice how miraculously vibrant the universe looks! It’s very important to choose the right colours. Make sure you keep your palette limited. Eliminate the colours you won’t need. Add plenty of magenta, violets and shades of blue to give that mysterious look. Also, keep gold, yellow and white ready to create the ‘sudden’ splashes of light in your painting.
Use very little water or none at all. Too much water will dilute your paint and crinkle the paper – both of which, we’re sure you won’t want, when it comes to painting the universe.
You can create an abstract representation of clouds of blue and purple. Find references of different phenomena in space and paint them the best way you can!
2. Use a sponge
Painting with the brush is great but using a sponge will give your painting a unique texture. All you need to do is lightly tap the paint of your choice on the paper with the sponge. Refer to the picture below to see how sponging has been used on the edges of the galaxies. This helps to blend the edges with the background.
3. The splash of white
Once you are done with the above steps, take some of the white paint in your palette and dilute it with water. Take a brush and dip it in the white paint. Now, flick the brush against a pencil and splatter the white paint across your canvas. Let it all dry. Your painting is ready to be placed amongst other paintings on your wall of fame!
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on amazing art ideas and projects in our upcoming blog posts!