I completed my first painting with limited use of tutorials. On the painting, I just did I used many different types of techniques that I had used in other paintings. I decided that I would give it a try and see what I would come up with. Again, I was following Allision Prior’s art techniques for the painting of the sky, and the rocks, and water. But I decided to put some mountains in the distance. The mountains is what I needed some assistance with. I followed a YouTube video, narrated a video by Microsoft Sam, which gave me the outline of what to complete.
I took his technique and applied it to my own painting. The mountains turned out pretty good. I enjoy how the darker mountains appear closer than the lighter coloured mountains. Overall, I was pleased with the way that these mountains turned out. The one downfall that I found using the layering method of painting is that it is very time consuming as I have to wait for each step to dry. One painting can take up to 3-4 hours allowing each layer to dry.
The next step I followed the videos from my first painting, Landscape Painting, The Waterfall, and tried to recreate it the best I could. However, I don’t think it turned out exactly how I wanted it to be.
Overall I was generally impressed as this piece was used with very little tutorials and I was able to use techniques I learned from other paintings to create this waterfall painting. The finished painting is below!