A painting by a novice painter.

After remaining away from the paint brushes and the colours for four years, I decided to play with colours again, and, thus, skipped every task at hand just to relive my childhood days. 

The painting that you see above is the final painting. Since I’m not an artist, I had to break it up into steps to let the colours flow. I’m sure there are plenty of flaws in the painting and I’d be happy if my readers point out those mistakes to me. I’m willing to improve myself based upon the instructions I receive. 
For the ‘new born babies’ in the world of painting, I am uploading the steps that I had followed. I hope you find it useful. 

Step 1

If you’re a beginner, it is always advisable to sketch out what you want to paint to make your painting process easier. 

Step 2

Start painting with the colours you choose. If you’re doing it for the first time, begin painting from the top and then gradually proceed towards the bottom of your sketch to avoid unwanted stains. Don’t try to mix too many colours all of a sudden if you’re not used to it. Remember to use quick strokes of your brushes so that the paint can be used to give an effect of shading before it dries up. 

Step 3

Paint any other portion only if the first part that you’ve painted is dried up sufficiently. 

Step 4

You can use more colours to shade now.

Step 5

After the shading is done, you can move up to the other portions too. 

Step 6

It’s always better to use a Base (refer to Step 5) before bringing in a multiple colour shading effect. 

Step 7

Now, the painting is almost ready. Hence, you can now apply the finishing touches. 

Step 8

This is what it looks like after the finishing touches have been applied. 

Step 9

After painting your sketch, it’s essential to provide a suitable background. Hence, as before,  I’ve applied a Base for my background. 

Step 10

After applying shading effects, this is what my painting looks like finally. 

Phew! I don’t believe I could manage to pull this off. If it isn’t too bad, then I would definitely love to learn the real techniques of painting a picture so that I can express myself in a better way! 

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    1. Good question.!
      Well, I think life is too short too discover each and every talent one hones. However, I think if I really asked what I am, I would prefer saying that I am an ordinary girl with a few extraordinary dreams that require me to put in a sufficient amount of madness into it to fulfil them. So, I guess, apart from being the two personalities that you’ve politely mentioned above, I AM A TOTALLY MAD PERSON! 😂😂😂

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