Painting by Numbers can be defined as the system where picture will be divided in shapes, and each marked with the number that relates to a particular shade or color. A person paints in every shape and ultimately picture emerges as the finished painting.
This approach of paint by numbers is ridiculed as being uncreative, simplistic, and formulaic. So, I think it is really very helpful to get across this concept that painting is made through many shapes of color. The shapes do not make any sense individually, and nor look anything “real”, but when put across as the group will create an image. Here we will look at the paint by numbers overview to know more about it in detail.
How Does It Look?
For a painter next step is seeing such shapes of color for yourself, without any help of the printed diagram. So, completing paint by numbers helps you to learn and analyze the subject and observe different areas of the color. This helps you to move away from concentrating what finished subject may look like when looking at the small areas or what color these must get painted.
Paint by numbers might not be very egregious pursuit as one may imagine. Leonardo invented one form of this, and assigning his assistants to paint several areas on the work that he already had sketched and numbered.
Paint by Numbers Kit
This kit will include the brush, small paint pots in several colors that you will need, and printed outline of a picture. It might not look much of paint, but must be enough paint for completing a picture. You, of course, can always use any of the compatible paint that you have.
Make sure you check out what kind of paint that kit has (oil o acrylic paint are common, although you get kits with the watercolor and pencils). We think acrylic paint is highly preferable than one with the oil paint as paint dries fast and you can use water to clean the brush, thus it is simple for the beginner.
How Does It Work?
It is quite tempting to paint and you finish the section of picture at one time, but this can necessitate plenty of brush washing & waste paint. Instead paint just one color, from largest areas of the color to smallest. Thus, working from top of your painting down helps to prevent disturbing the wet paint accidentally.