Mixed-monochrome-technique on textured paper

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Lesson 2 from the course on monochrome techniques
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Unique content only! The result of the long-standing expertise and experience!
First-hand tips and tricks from the author.
For more than 10 years of her work with acrylics on paper, Svetlana Rumak has created so many original techniques, discovered so many valuable tips and tricks that this abundance can't be physically captured in one technique!))

Gradually, all the previously scattered techniques started to form separate "units". Usually there are 5-10 different approaches gathered in one "unit".
Approaches in the units fit together and complement each other, they create complete, technically balanced work. This is how 5 different monochrome techniques were created and we're going to learn one of them at this lesson.

A key feature of this technique is the fact that the work is created on textured paper. Many approaches used in this technique let us play with the texture emphasizing it.
Video lesson lasts more than 3 hours!
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Svetlana Rumak
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Famous Moscow artist with 25 years of creative experience. More than 250 exhibitions in Russia and abroad including 10 personal ones in Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, USA and Great Britain.

Participant of 20 international art-symposiums in Qatar, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Bulgaria, Latvia, India, Iordania, Romania. Member of the Artists' Union of Russia in the Painting Section since 2002.
Recognized acrylic paint guru - she's been working for more than 12 years with acrylic paint and developed several unique painting techniques.
Over the last 5 years Svetlana created 10 workshops and 6 courses on her technique and gave more than 300 offline classes in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kazan, Tallinn, Riga, Omsk, Ekaterinburg.

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Mixed-monochrome-technique on textured paper
Take the supplies well-known from school, add thin fine-grained texture of aquarelle paper and some cool tips and tricks and here you go - great field for experimenting appears!

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Medium and supplies
What are the medium and supplies required for the lesson?
Watercolour paper
Svetlana's recommendation:
I prefer pure white watercolour paper. The texture here is a crucial characteristic – it should be homogeneous, like "fine-grained". Torchon paper and bulked paper (like handmade one) don't suit here as some of the techniques may not work on them.
My choice for now is Canson Montval – 200 or 300 gram. I can't say it's ideal, I'm still in search of "perfect paper".)))
You'll learn more about the paper choice at the lesson.
Other kinds of paper
Svetlana's recommendation:
You'll also need:
1. Carbon copy paper (black, blue, purple – as you wish)
2. Small piece of tracing paper
3. Several sheets of writing or printing paper
4. Whatman drawing paper or drafting paper
Acrylic titanium white
Svetlana's recommendation:
The only acrylic used here is titanium white. Buying whitening, pay attention to the fact that zinc white is less covering and can have less opacity. That's why titanium ones is the best choice.

I prefer the following Russian manufacturers of the acrylics like Tair – "Acryl Art" presented in the photo is one of them. You can also try any other acrylic paint for art work.
Do not use acrylics from DIY stores like for painting furniture or acrylics for decorative purposes because the quality of it lower than of art acrylic and its purposes do not suit for this technique.
Svetlana's recommendation:
For this technique you'll need high quality synthetic hair brushes.
You'll need thin round brushes – №1,2,3.
Sometimes on the finish layer I like taking a deeper look into fine details and then I use the rigger like №0/3. Lately I've been using the paintbrushes from "Autumn" series by "Malevich" company.
Svetlana's recommendation:
To create works in this technique, you'll need:

1. Watercolour pencils
I prefer Faber Castel pencils – Albrecht Dürer
product line. My favourite tints for the works in this technique are: Blue Violent 137 and Prussian Blue 246
2. Graphite mechanical pencil – I'm using 0.7 lead but you can use thinner ones.
As for thickness, I usually choose HB, F, H, 2H – it shouldn't be too soft, hard lead is more preferable. If you have 3H and harder, it's better that B or 2B.
Svetlana's recommendation:
We'll need a small palette-knife (3 – 4.5cm).
If it's your first time palette-knife purchase, pay attention to the comfortable handle and high-quality metal.
Svetlana's recommendation:
When the work is finished, I cover it with fixative.
I usually use Sennelier spray fixative – matte varnish (the can is white and green).
It creates perfect invisible cover which isn't shiny and doesn't change the colour of the work. It also protects the work from dust, moisture and UV rays. Everything is great in this fixative except its smell...))))
If you can't find this fixative, you can try other ones, but please don't try to save on it. Fixative of poor quality can spoil your work! I'll share all the details with you and show how to use it at the lesson.
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