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How to paint a TARDIS Galaxy Canvas!
Okay, so I bought a load of canvases from a local store, and because I've never done a canvas before, I had no idea what to do.

UNTIL I WATCHED DOCTOR WHO THAT NIGHT.

I realised that the TARDIS was a perfect item to paint, and I really wanted to try out painting outer space, and so ta-dah!

It took me quite a while (10 hours!), but if people are reading this then they're probably much more experienced than me, so maybe 3 hours? It doesn't matter, because you decide what you want to paint inside the TARDIS!

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  • How to create a drawing or painting. Tardis Galaxy Canvas - Step 1
    Step 1

    I created a TARDIS stencil from a silhouette found on the internet, and it was made from cardboard; use proper stencil materials if have them!
    I also used a load of masking tape to fix it down... I'm working on a better substitute for future canvases!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Tardis Galaxy Canvas - Step 2
    Step 2

    I first off painted the black base; I started off using a sponge to daub the acrylic paint on, but found a brush was much easier. For me, the paint dried at different times, creating varying shades of black and a layering effect, which turned out to be really useful!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Tardis Galaxy Canvas - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next you have to daub different colours on; try not to stick to dark colours. Try and be as bright and vibrant as possible, even though in the beginning it may not seem a good idea; it will turn out great at the end! If you're stuck on how galaxies can form, just Google some images to help!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Tardis Galaxy Canvas - Step 4
    Step 4

    To make it look more realistic, I then add lighter versions of the colours to give it shape. Keep adding colours, and make them whirl around each other, because that's what gives the painting the galaxy effect!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Tardis Galaxy Canvas - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you think you've done with adding the colours and whatnot, get a really thin paintbrush and use it to create thin lines around some of the whirls, to add depth. Also, use black on top of some colours, like using it to create a black-hole!
    IMPORTANT: If you want to add stars, a lot of tutorials recommend flicking white paint off a toothbrush; DO NOT DO THIS! It's particularly messy when I practised on paper, and did not give the star effect I was hoping for. Instead, use a very fine-tipped brush to dot the stars in places around the painting, of varying size. Maybe add a galaxy in the distance!

    When you think you've finished, and done all you done, very carefully remove the masking tape and stencil, and create the edge by going around it in the black marker pen.

    And now, you have the perfect painting to hang in your room!

    Also, I've added a quote at the bottom in pencil ("... it's bigger on the inside!"); feel free to add quotes around it, or pictures, or anything you want!

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Devious_Insightful_Pixie · South Sioux City, Nebraska, US · 2 projects
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