Azuro painting canvases
The Quasart collection of canvases is created especially on real high-quality canvases. Patterns are printed on the canvases, which you can use as a starting point for painting with various paints - acrylic, watercolor and oil. The canvases are stretched on a wooden frame and are made so that they do not have to be framed when you finish them. You can put a frame, but you can also hang them as they are on the wall. The frame is made very thin so you can easily carry, hang and hold in your hands.
Painting with acrylic paints
When painting with acrylic paints on these canvases, you can both layer a dense and even embossed tone on top and paint light, ethereal and almost watercolor. If you paint with highly pigmented paints, you can dilute and achieve a very fine and watercolor pattern. This way the contours of the image will remain visible and you can combine by working on top in a mixed technique even with markers and some types of pencils. If you work with thicker and topcoats, you can paint by covering all the base lines of the drawing and so it will remain completely invisible and will only serve as a guide in painting. This will allow you in some places to put even relief. When we talk about relief as it is a real high quality canvas on it you can use a variety of structural pastes. Thus, in some places the drawing will become embossed and you can play additional elements and shapes in and around the drawing. Whenever you paint on canvases with a pre-printed plot, you should look at them as a "starting point" in painting, and when you paint, look for your own reading and rediscover your personal views on both colors and variations of the given form. Some plots allow large variations, other plots a little smaller, but in any case there is room for interpretation and improvisation.
Leaving part of the drawing in the real contours
When painting, in addition to leaving part of the drawing in its actual contours to use some finer details, you can also add lines in some places to build your own reading of the detail. Very often this can be done with a very fine brush or with markers and fine pens. As the canvas has a high quality fine structure, although not the smallest, it allows you to work with different media on top. You can also use water-based markers and insolvent markers, but you only need to keep in mind if you are later diluting which will be diluted and which will remain as a permanent pattern. There are no mandatory and no banned tags because each one will give you different solutions and options. If you decide to use water-soluble markers and even pencils and subsequently work on top with a wet brush, you can bring out additional shades and effects on the canvas.
When holding a canvas with a pre-printed plot, the task before you is not to capture the shapes of the object correctly, because this has already been done, but how you will develop it, in which direction you will go and what design solution you will apply on top. Often people think that the great skill is to capture the exact parameters of an object and put them on the sheet, but this is not the big challenge. Because this can be done best with a camera, and any effort to beat technology in this regard is a pursuit of absolutism. No. The great mastery of painting is how you would express with the colors, with the design decision, with the application of the light shadows or by distorting the reality of the painted object what you carry inside you as energy, as potential and as mood.
When painting with acrylic, you can start painting from light to dark or from dark to light because acrylic paints are roofing and allow both. When you go from light to dark you can use the pale and flowing shades that are obtained in diluted paint and have a watercolor flavor, but when you start directly with dark tones that will later lighten you get other effects that sometimes lead to a very realistic or original drawing.
Drawing entirely with markers and felt-tip pens
Here the drawing is started with acrylic markers. They are enough cover to continue with them completely and after you put the main colors to go back and complete the drawing with its details and additional contours on the printed image, which will hardly be transparent if you applied tightly or chose to cover it. Keep in mind that you can always continue on the drawing with acrylic markers with acrylic paints with a brush and even layer colors.
If you are looking for a very precise drawing, you can even paint with fine writers and get a very curious effect because the basis of your drawing has a graphic character and it will even go into development in such a direction. Linear drawing type graphics, whether it will be developed in one color or with many colors, will look very beautiful. The base of the canvas will be visible in some places and this will make the drawing very original. In addition to linear drawing, you can use markers for filling and other types of application to obtain a variety of drawing styles. Some of the most beautiful results often come from experimenting and mixing different creative solutions.
Applying a mask with dry acrylic paint
If you want to diversify the backgrounds, you can apply one coat of paint, whether with a marker or a brush, and then apply a second and third coat of paint with a very dry brush. The acrylic paint will be absorbed by the relief of the canvas only in its higher parts and you will get a very beautiful texture in the backgrounds. When applying the paint with a dry brush you can wait and make several coats of different colors. When building backgrounds, drawings become very attractive, in which the background is built on the basis of gradients of different colors - warm and light tones in the upper part of the drawing, and colder and darker tones in the better part of the drawing. You can also blend from color to color as you walk along the edges of the canvas and create a really dynamic and very beautiful base for the drawing. If you make the background very playful and interesting, you can stick to a simpler basic drawing, as you have already built a pleasing to the eye picture. If you stop at a simpler background, especially developed in only one color as in the picture with the giraffe, you can go into more detail when you start painting on it.
Processing of the drawing
Whichever direction you go, you can always go back and try something different. And this is due to the fact that both the media and the colors allow you to do it. The background of this parrot can be instantly transformed and developed in another way by going from dark to light as we talked about above. In this way, the drawing can become completely unrecognizable and different. With such texts and descriptions of what can be obtained as effects in design, we could not exhaust all possibilities. Whether you use structural pastes for relief, napkins and other decoupage papers, masks and templates for a certain type of texture - it's entirely in your hands. Many of you have tried different application techniques and can mix inks and clays and other decorative elements in making the design until the desired result is achieved. And if you want to cover and take in a new direction.
Some plots are more suited to a more stylized drawing, they suggest it by themselves. Other plots have a more detailed development, but you decide for yourself which model you hold in your hands. When using acrylic paints, you can also include metallics, pearlescent colors and patina, depending on where the painting will be placed and whether you will place a frame. If you choose not to have a frame, you can leave the canvas as it is, but you can also draw the frame on the canvas itself. In one of the variants of the parrot we will show what we mean.
The same drawing, but a complete change in style
As you can see in this experiment, the background is patterned with graphic lines with a brush to get something different and very far from the realism we started with in the beginning. And in the parrot a spatula was used to make larger masks of paint and an eclectic drawing with a completely new character was obtained. Experiments can go on indefinitely if you want to try. But the main lines of the parrot stand as we have added a wing and a partial tail.
When painting with acrylic paints, the possibilities are really great - whether you paint with a spatula or a brush will give completely different results. Just like on a blank canvas. That's why the plots in the Azuro collection are so diverse - so you can choose exactly the one that impresses you and imagine it drawn in a certain way.
In some techniques, you can even use tampons to create an aging effect, which will give the drawing a more retro look. For many designs and interiors, this type of drawing would be more appropriate. It all depends on where you want to place the finished picture or to whom you want to give it. One of the greatest qualities of this collection, however, is that in addition to improvisations and experiments, it gives you the opportunity to get full realism - something that would take much more time on the canvas.
When one is learning to paint or wants to recall this pleasure, and has not touched a brush for a long time, it is a very good idea to start with the easy and then take the path to the more difficult.
A collection of canvases rich in plots
One of the greatest treasures in applied as well as in exquisite techniques is diversity. And Quasart's Azuro collection has hundreds of models with all sorts of drawing themes. Whether you want to paint flowers, wheels, windmills or animals - there are models. There are even canvases for the youngest artists with which you can captivate and provoke them.
We paint with a smile
When we create and do beautiful things, the inner sun rises and begins to shine. Whenever we do the things we love, our soul is filled with peace and enjoyment. Therefore, when we need to turn to the good mood of the arts, they are a faithful friend. Especially if it draws us. Especially if we have an affinity for them, but we haven't touched for a long time.
When painting, one sometimes needs to relax and indulge in the pleasure of recreating a certain plot without putting in the effort and tension whether it will work, whether it will capture the right proportions, whether it will position the drawing on the canvas well. That's why there are pre-printed designs that give you a good starting point from the beginning and allow you to enjoy everything else that can be created, recreated and felt in painting. These models are especially good for younger artists, because through successful experiments you gain personal sense, calm and confidence in painting. Pleasant experiences, a good end result are an incentive to try new things, to focus on certain techniques that we liked and to put more heart, more soul and diligence to achieve something we felt we wanted to draw.
One of the most important things we learn over the years is that it is not the hand that paints, but our thought. One thinks that his arm is not trained, but this is not so important. More importantly, the mind must get used to the good result, to the feeling of connection between the painter and the drawing. Between the drawing and the one who will enjoy it. All this accumulates and is felt through our good hits. The more they are, the greater the provocation to our own imagination. The choice of the plot is also important for us, because we paint the things we love with much more pleasure. The Azuro collection includes hundreds of models and this gives a really large selection of themes and designs.
What we need to paint
You can paint on these canvases with different media. Both with acrylic paints and oil, watercolor and tempera. But not only. You can use inks, watercolor pencils and even mix with chalk, charcoal and other chalks and paints. This greatly expands the possibilities and styles in which you can work as we have already said. These canvases are made of high quality material with a coating suitable for all of them. Where necessary, you can use additional media such as varnishes, primers, retarders and drying accelerators, but the canvas allows you to use them.
It is very pleasant and easy to paint on these canvases with synthetic brushes. Usually, when the canvases are smaller, you will also need brushes of the appropriate size to make the application pleasant and precise. If you have taken one of the larger canvases, you can of course use brushes with larger sizes - again, it depends on what you want to achieve. For example, when painting impressionist paintings, it will be easier for you with slightly larger brushes, while with the absolutism of the details, a very small brush will give an application accuracy that will be useful to you. You can use both round and flat brushes.