The hills are the perfect destination to recharge our batteries during summer. The tall, gigantic hills covered with mist, dense growth of greenery, cool winds and a calm surrounding makes it a serene world of its own. Driving up the hills is itself a rejuvenating experience, giving you a road trip to remember.
Unleash the nature lover in you and paint a spectacular drive along a misty road with Menorah sketchbook. The Mixed Media Sketchbooks from Menorah are perfect for you to create such beautiful sceneries. It is 180 GSM thick and perfect for Dry Media like Sakura Pen Art, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastel, Colour Pencils etc and Wet mediums like Acrylics, Gouache, Water Colour paintings, Tempera, Poster colour etc. Its acid free papers will keep your beautiful paintings intact.
This painting is done on A5 sketchbook from Menorah. There are also A3, A4, A6, A7 and Square sketchbooks available. You can also choose a case bound or spiral sketchbook as per your convenience. Follow these steps to recreate the misty road trip painting done by @kanchan_artwork and know some mist painting ideas:
Materials needed :
Menorah mixed media sketchbook
- Mist :
Let’s start with mist painting techniques. Mix white gouache with black in the ratio of 5:1. Use this mixture to paint the top most layer of the sketchbook.
To achieve a gradient, add more white paint to the mixture and paint the layers below.
The trees appear darker when covered by mist. So, lets change the ratio a little and mix white and black in the ratio 3:2.
Draw a few trees in the front of the 180 GSM Paper with a round brush. Dab your brush and paint more leaves towards the back to give an illusion of thick growth of tress under the mist.
Sidewalks filled with wild plants are a beauty of their own. Make an outline of the road at the center of the mixed media sketchbook.
Paint either side of it with a layer of black paint, as it appears from a distance. Draw the plants with dark green paint and highlight with light green for a realistic effect.
For extra details, draw an electric post with black paint and round bush.
Paint the road with grey gouache paint on your 180 GSM paper sketchbook. Make the traffic lane markings in white at the centre and sides of the road.
There you go! A gorgeous painting done in simple steps. Study nature, love nature and hold it close to you by painting with Menorah sketchbooks.