Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Today we are joined by our colorist Monika who has put her own take on the Starry Night scene by Vincent Van Gogh.
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By Monika Kuriata

 

Inspiration:- When I saw Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh I wanted to color it in my own way…make it different.  I was inspired by fairy tales world, with all the beautiful colors and lots of magic. The world you want to live with even at night.

Materials Used:- Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set: Sky Blue (BL3), Royal Blue (BL6), Blue Violet (BV4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Aqua Marine (BG4) Summer Sun (YL2), Warm Sunset (YO3), Seville Orange (OR4), Crimson Red (RD4), Fawn (NU3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bubble Gum (PK3).

Instructions:-

  • Print downloaded picture from here on smooth hard white paper A4 size and start coloring a fire on the picture. Use Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4) and Crimson Red (RD4). Infuse Brush nib for different period of time from 3 to 20 seconds to get nice blending and different dimensions. Color irregularly,  use pure color  in some areas and mixed two colors together  in other places.

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  • Color the stars using Summer Sun (YL2). Infuse brush nib for 15-20 seconds and start coloring from the edges to the middle (darker color inside the stars). It shouldn’t  be smooth blending… make some stripes around the stars. Then use Sky Blue (BL3) to color around the stars, infuse brush nib for 10-15 seconds. Remember to make some stripes too.

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  • Color Sky with Royal Blue (BL6) infuse from 10-15 seconds. Color irregularly, choose the places where the sky will be lighter and places where will be darker

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  • For the clouds use Sky Blue (BL3), Royal Blue (BL6) and Summer Sun (YL2). Infuse Sky Blue (BL3) brush nib for 10 seconds and color the clouds , leave some areas white to color them with Sumer Sun (YL2) infusing for 10 seconds. Then With Royal Blue  (BL6) make some stripes inside the clouds

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  • Use Blue Violet (BV4), Deep Violet (VO4) to add some shades on the sky. Infuse brush nib for  15- 20 seconds and color areas which should be darkest. Then use these colors without infusing to make some stripes on the sky and around the stars. Then Use Warm Sunset (YO3) to color the moon. Infuse brush nib for 15 seconds and color from the lightest area of the moon to the edges. Use the same color to accent stars right in the middles without infusing. With the Seville Orange (OR4) color the moon again (Infuse for 15 seconds)

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  • The highest parts of the hills color using Spring Meadow (YG3) and Blue Violet (BV4). Infuse Spring Meadow (YG3) for 15-20 seconds and start coloring from the top of the hills to the bottom. Then Infuse Blue Violet (BV4) from 10 -20 seconds and color over Spring Meadow but this time from the bottom of the hills to the top. Next level of the hills color using Spring Meadow (YG3) and Deep Violet (VO4). Repeat the same moves as on the first hill’s level. Going down the hills, next part color using Aqua Marine (BG4), Deep Violet (VO4) and Blue Violet (BV4). Start with Aqua Marine  (BG4) by coloring from the top to the bottom of the hills. Infuse brush nib for 10 -15 seconds. Then using Deep Violet (VO4) brush nib color in opposite direction, infuse 15-20 seconds. And as a last layer use Blue Violet (BV4) brush nib by infusing for 10 -15 seconds and color over Deep Violet

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  • Another level of hills color with Aqua Marine (BG4) and Crimson Red (RD4). Infuse brush nib of Aqua Marine (BG4) for 15 seconds and color from the top to the bottom, then using Crimson Red (RD4) brush nib color from the bottom to the top. Infuse for 10 -15 seconds. Last part of the hills color using Aqua Marine (BG4), Crimson Red (RD4) and Blue Violet (BV4). Repeat the previous moves and add a layer of Blue Violet (BV4) by infusing brush nib for 10 seconds. All the bushes color using Spring Meadow (YG3). Infuse each time different amount of time from 5 to 10 seconds. Color irregularly by circle movements.  For all the houses use Crimson Red (RD4), Seville Orange (OR4), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Summer Sun (YL2), Fawn (NU3) and Hot Cocoa (BR5). Infuse each color just for few seconds or use without infusing to make your houses more colorful. In some areas mix two colors together in opposite direction. For example use Crimson Red for the roof, infuse for few seconds brush nib and color from the bottom to the top of the roof, Then do the same with Seville orange but go from the top to the bottom to get nice blending.

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  • Add another layer of color to the bushes. This time use Aqua Marine (BG4) seconds. Infuse each time different amount of time from 5 to 10 seconds. Color irregularly by circle movements.  For the Lake use Sky Blue (BL3), Royal Blue (BL6), Blue Violet (BV4), Aqua Marine (BG4) and Detail Pen 4mm. Inguse brush nib of Sky Blue for 10-15 second and add firs light layer of color to the lake, then add some Royal Blue over the first color by Infusing Brush nib for 15  seconds , the same with Blue Violet but this time infuse for 20 seconds. Add some stripes using one of the dark colors. Add another layer of Aqua Marine this time. Infuse for 15 second and if color is to light stay with the color at the bottom for a little bit longer . Last move is to accent with Detail Pen

8. starry night.

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There are many Van Gogh images available on line to color so why not download one and show us what you can do!

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