Dense foliage, beach pebbles, light reflecting on water… Splattering is a simple, effective technique for representing complex surfaces.
- This technique involves spraying paint onto the paper with a toothbrush or a paintbrush.
- The thicker the tool, the coarser the effect (and conversely).
- The farther it is from the paper, the wider the area covered.
- The more the paint mixture is diluted, the lighter the effect.
- The wetter the paper, the more attenuated the rendering.
Fine splattering: dip a brush with stiff bristles in paint, then shake it to remove the excess. Place it near the area to be splashed and snap the bristles gently with your finger to obtain a fine mist.
Thick splattering: dip a 1 to 2 cm blender brush in the paint, then hold it near the area to be covered. Lift the bristles with your finger and release abruptly.
Splatter a first color and allow it to dry before splattering the next one. The trick for faster drying: use a hairdryer.
That little extra: for better results, use shades of a single color.
Both produce very light spots, ideal for representing a snowy landscape or sun sparkling on water.