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Painting is a medium through which many people find that their emotions and thoughts can shine through. No previous experience is necessary, and if you’ve ever taken an art class, even if it was finger painting in elementary school, then you’ve had an introduction to painting. To paint, you'll need to choose the best type of paint for your purposes, as well as brushes and other supplies, before familiarizing yourself with the proper way to mix colors, apply artistic principles, and create your work of art. You'll probably need some practice before you can paint a masterpiece, but it doesn't take much to get started.





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Difference Between water color and poster color


Today one of my friends asked me “what are the differences between water color and poster color?” In both we have to use water to paint. So why one is called water color and another one is called poster color. At that time we are standing near a shop where these type of tools are available. So we asked the shopkeeper about the differences but we have not any helpful information. After returning home I collect some information and make this article.


1) Water Colors come with a tube/pan. 1) Poster Colors Come with a jar/small bottle.
2) Water colors take much time to dry rather than poster color. 2) Poster colors take less time to dry rather than water color.
3) Water colors are not thick like poster color. 3) Poster colors are thick.
4)When mixed with water and applied to paper, water colors are usually transparent. 4) When mixed with water and applied to paper, water colors are usually opaque.
5) Water colors are costly than poster colors. 5) Poster colors are cheaper than water colors.
6) water colors are made of some chemical pigments. 6) Poster colors are made of acrylic.


Mixing of color


In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton performed a prism experiment in which he discovered that pure white light contains the full spectrum of colors — in effect, creating the world’s first color wheel. From there, philosophers, scientists, artists and designers have continued studying the components of color and its physical, psychological and philosophical effects.


Newton's wheel is made up of 12 colors, which are classified into three categories:
Primary colors:- There are three primary colors. They are the hues yellow, blue and red. These three colors are the hues that in theory can be mixed to make all other colors. If you mix the three primary colors, in theory it would produce black.


Secondary colors:- By mixing two primary hues together you create a secondary color. There are three secondary colors. They are the hues green, violet (purple) and orange. Orange from mixing red and yellow, violet (purple) from blue and red, and green from yellow and blue.


Tertiary colors:- The third set of hues are known as tertiary or intermediate colors. These hues are made by mixing adjacent primary and secondary hues. The six tertiary or intermediate colors are yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange.




STEP 1:-
Familiarize yourself with the color wheel. The color wheel is a map of colors, showcasing the ways new colors can be created. There are three sets of colors present: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary colors are: red, blue, and yellow. These are colors that come straight from a tube; they cannot be made from mixing other colors. However, secondary colors (purple, green, and orange) can be made from the primary colors. Tertiary colors are in between primary and secondary on the color wheel (think teal or peach).
Red + Yellow = Orange Yellow + Blue = Green Red + Blue = Purple


STEP 2:-
Mix your colors. If you would like a more varied choice of colors then you may choose to mix a range of colors to make your choicest one. Nothing is worse than creating a painting using colors only straight from the tube. Mix your colors together to create new variations; mix the two primary colors in equal amounts for a true color, or add a little more of one color than the other. For example, making purple with slightly more blue than red will result in a bluish indigo color, while mixing with more red may result in a deep maroon.


STEP 3:-
Create different tints. Adding a small amount of white to any color will make it lighter, turning it into a tint. Most from-the-bottle colors are very vibrant and bold, and can be made more pastel-like by adding white. It is harder to add white to a color, so try adding a bit of your color to white paint first. You will have to use less paint to make a tint in this fashion.


STEP 4:-
Mix some shades. The opposite of a tint, a shade is when you mix any color with black. This makes the color slightly darker, i.e turning red into burgundy or blue into navy. It is easiest to add a small amount of black to your color (rather than adding your color to black paint) to accomplish your shade. In this case, less is more - always start with the smallest amount of paint possible to avoid making a drastically different color right off the bat.


Create different tones. If a color is too bright for your liking, mix the color’s opposite into it to dull the vibrancy. Doing this is changing your hue (true color) into a tone; you’re toning the color down. A color’s opposite is the one directly across from it on the color wheel. For example, the opposite of red is green, yellow is violet, and blue is orange.