For a long time, I didn’t know exactly how to create these fun gorgeous splatters I liked on other sketchers work. Often, it didn’t work, or the splatters were too small or too light!… 😓
Now that I started to figure out how to create it properly and that I even started to distinguish various ways of splattering which produce various effects, I thought I would like to share my new knowledge (and skills) with you. 😊
Maybe, you have the same issues than me with splatters or you don’t know how to do it?
So, please watch this fun short video showing 3 different ways of splattering! I hope you will like it. ☺️
Here are a few more advices for your splatters.
- Splattering is more difficult with a floppy brush. Use a stiffer one if it seems difficult.
- Once again, splattering uses A LOT of paint and water!! Use a fully load brush for successful results!
- If your splatters are too light once dry, it means you need to use more paint, more pigment. I guess it would be difficult to get enough paint with dry pans… Maybe, you should try to buy a few tubes with juicy watercolor in, it if you have only pans? ☺️
- If your splatters are too small, use more water and more pigment, and/or try the “shake” way. It is the less precise one but it creates the bigger splatters.
- If you want to add splatters in a precise way on your sketch, choose the “tap” or the “rub” way. Put the brush close to the paper to enhance the accuracy! You can protect a part of your sketch you don’t want the splatters to go on with your hand or a piece of scrap paper, if you feel you need too.
- If a splatter doesn’t fall on the right spot, use right away a piece of tissue to absorb and delete it!
- Don’t forget that you can also splatter just some water on a still wet watercolor wash to create really fun effects! 😛 You can also splatter some colors in a wash of another hue, wet or dry, for even more fun!! 😝
I like to use splatters on many sketches, for numerous subjects but I think they are especially useful for trees or shrubs, juicy subjects, or textures like concrete or sand…
I am sure you could be able to guess which splattering way I used in each of this article sketches! 😜
Do you like to use splatters too? Do you use a different way than mines to do it? 😊 Please tell us your splatters stories!! 😁 😉
I wish you a creative week end! 🎉