Some most popular non-traditional painting techniques
In art, there are many non-traditional painting techniques. Non-traditional techniques don’t limit the ability to express impressions from the outside world. After all, the more varied are the materials for creativity, the richer it is. Such unconventional painting techniques give an impetus to imagination, initiative and individuality.
Non-traditional techniques in drawing include candle-wax painting, printing with a cork, foam, foam plastic and crumpled paper, spraying, engraving, stained glass technique, stamping, grattage, batik, embroidery on paper, drawing with salt, sand, grains and many others. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular techniques.
Sand drawing is radically different kind of a drawing that can deliver even more fun than drawing with traditional drawing materials. When fingers touch the sand, your nerve endings begin to send signals to the brain, thereby stimulating its work. You begin to think more productively. Viscosity, softness and roughness of sand produce fascinating feelings and help to relax and relieve stress. In addition, sand painting is also art, where along with static pictures, you can create dynamic sand movies.
Grattage is a scratching technique. It is a method of drawing by scratching a picture with a sharp instrument on paper coated with ink. For taking lessons in grattage, you’ll need a specially prepared sheet of paper. For this, a sheet of paper has to be covered with wax first and then with black paint or ink. Now, use any sharp instrument to scratch the contour of the drawing.
Drawing with a candle or wax. For drawing a contour of the picture use a conventional candle. When the drawing is ready, the surface is covered with watercolor paint, then the wax pattern shows through and gives a very original effect. There are a few tips: because you can not erase wrong lines with eraser, think of the sketch of the future pattern in advance. It’s better to apply colors consistently in lengthy longitudinal strokes, and pick a dark color such as dark blue or purple.
Drawing with the help of threads is a non-standard, but very effective way of drawing. Take a thick thread, dip it in the ink, and place on the sheet so that the end of the thread is hanging freely. Cover it with another sheet, put the book above and press it down with a hand. Now slowly pull out the thread, remove the book and the top sheet of paper. In the end you’ve got an unusual original pattern, which can be modified at will.
But do you know that there are non-standard techniques of drawing with a tablet. These techniques allow to create very interesting effects. For example, try to paint the background or the image with colorful points, or touch the screen with your finger instead of a stylus. Experiment, create your own unusual pictures, and ‘How to Draw’ application will help you with this.