Easy Ferris Wheel Painting with Menorah Sketchbook

The sight of a carnival fast approaching is marked by bright lights and a giant Ferris wheel, capturing all our attention. People swarm around the Ferris wheel like bees to honey and the excitement is palpable.

Once aboard the Ferris wheel, the experience cannot be forgotten. The feeling of slowly raising and being suspended above the ground is exhilarating. With each passing minute, a breathtaking view unfolds before the eyes and the wind gently rocks the seats, adding to the thrill. Many such moments of wonder and adventure appeals to the child in all of us.

There are different types people who can be seen around the Ferris wheel in a carnival. There are eager thrill seekers, who are the first ones to get on the ride, and whose screams of delight and fear, are the first to be echoed through the place. Next the skeptics, who are there merely out of social pressure and can be seen waiting in queues with a nervous face. Lastly, there are the observers, strolling around, content just to observe all the bustling activity, without being a part of it.

Beautiful memories like these deserve to be cherished and what better way to do it than capturing them vividly thorough a ferris wheel painting easy The versatile Mixed Media Sketchbooks from Menorah are perfect for you to recreate your best yet memories. 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.


Here are the steps to recreate the Ferris wheel painting by @ad_solem_ :


Materials required:

  1. Menorah Mixed media sketchbook
  2. Gouache paint
  3. Flat brush
  4. Round brush


1. Let’s create a sunset backdrop to make the painting look vibrant. Paint the first layer in the 180 GSM sketchbook with orange, the next layers with tangerine, honey and the last layer with yellow.

Blend them together to get a smooth gradient.


2. The clouds too reflect the colour of the skey during sunset. Mix yellow gouache with white and use a flat brush to draw clouds with this mixture on the 180 GSM paper

 Highlight with white to make it more realistic.


3. For the Ferris wheel, draw two large semi circles using black paint and a round brush on the 180 GSM paper sketchbook. Also mark the focus point.


4. Draw slit like structure in between the two semi circles and connect them with rods extending from the focal point on the 180 GSM sketchbook.


  5. Complete the scene by drawing Seats suspended from each slit and add miniatures of people within it to create a shadow effect on the 180 GSM sketchbook


There you have it! We are all done with one of the simple and easy gouache painting ideas! Revisit your favorite memories anytime you like by painting them with Menorah sketchbooks.


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