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Art for the non-artist.
I have seen it done by many people and it always looks great.

Posted by Ricki from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • Published See Ricki's 5 projects »
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  • Step 1

    You’ll need: a picture, a sharpie, watercolour paints and watercolour paper

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Picture Perfect Paintings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Scan or upload the picture you want to paint onto a computer. Convert the image to black and white, and raise the contrast. If you have photoshop you can use an effect called stamp to isolate the key parts of your picture, making the next step easier. Once you’ve flipped the image like a mirror print it out.

    I'm doing a picture of my Grandfather for my Grandma's Christmas present.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Picture Perfect Paintings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using tracing paper draw out the dominant shapes of your image.
    Transfer the image onto watercolour paper.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Picture Perfect Paintings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a sharpie (or any permanent marker) colour in the image outline.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Picture Perfect Paintings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint in the rest of the image using watercolour. You can also use tissue paper to create a cool, colourful background.

    My pictures a little curled... once I put it in a frame it should be fine.

    Unfortunately my camera sucks, but trust me, it looks way better. =P

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
Cool idea
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n.a
n.a · Uganda, UG
Though I suppose since it's art for the non-artist, it's okay for it to not be original or artistic or creative.
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n.a
n.a · Uganda, UG
T-T That doesn't seem very original or artistic at all...
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