How to draw the Eiffel Tower with paints in stages
Here is my promised lesson on drawing the Eiffel Tower straight from Paris
First, make a light pencil sketch of the tower so you have something to focus on. Using a subtle midline will help you stay straight and symmetrical (or almost!). Then all this should be circled. I traced in my favorite Platinum Carbon sketching pen with an ultra-fine nib.
I finished the lettering in my workshop using a pointed calligraphy pen and black De Atramentis ink. Leave the sketchbook open for a few hours, for example overnight, to make sure the lettering is dry. If you start drawing the sky without letting the ink dry, then at any time it can spread and ruin your sketch.
Step 6. final blackouts
If the wet base of the flowers is already dry, then add some dark shades to them for the density of the plants.
And now your picture is complete. It remains only to work on the frame.
Step 5. draw trees and flowers
To make the leaves of the trees more expressive, mix the simplest shades of green and apply them in a free brush style. Use a Round Brush Touching the paper, scroll and move the brush in a free direction so that you get the outlines of the leaves. Next, you should make the edges softer. With a damp brush filled with a darker color, brush over the strokes in different places and watch the transition from one shade to another.
So we come to the end of the drawing. Add some shadows on the lawn and behind the trees on the right. To emphasize the lawn, you should sketch the gaps between the trees on the left.
Step 2. Frame
Wet a piece of paper and let it sit for a few minutes to soak up the water. Paint the sky by applying Cobalt Blue and Permanent Rose to a wet surface. In the original version, my sky looked dark blue with barely visible clouds. As a result, I brought more sharpness and color to the clouds.
Step 4. draw the tower
The combination of blue and purple will give more interest and variety to the shadows of the first level of the tower.
Let’s start with the colors in the foreground. Start with light pinks, yellows and greens.
Step 1. ink
You still have a lot of room around the edges of the page, so you can add a border inside that will connect the tower and the title. Use a pencil to draw a guideline, then use the drawing pen to draw a straight and even line of masking fluid for watercolor. It turned out that it was not so easy to draw a second line with the same shape as the first. Do you think I succeeded? No matter how hard I tried, the second line turned out to be a little rounded. If you have the same problem, then do not despair, but just leave everything as it is and continue your work, as I did.
Step 3. paint the sky on a wet surface
Paint the lawn and foreground trees with a mixture of Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ocher, Olive Green and Cobalt Blue. If the trees on the right are still wet, add some dark green shade to them. Far behind the tower, you can draw a building without giving it strong expressiveness.
When the sky is dry proceed to the tower. Since it has been depicted in detail with ink up to this stage, use a small brush for more convenience. Paint the tower with Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue. First add a light brown, let it dry, and then a darker brown to highlight the shadows.
In the world of people and art
Ease of control of the 3D pen, which is touted by sellers. only part of the truth. Yes, even a child can draw with this device and make flat (two-dimensional, 2D) objects. Drawing in the air and creating 3D objects is difficult. And this is exactly what is difficult. and is the main charm of a 3D pen.
New technologies are spreading around the world and coming into the lives of ordinary people. There are already 3D printers that print dishes, edible cakes and even dentures for teeth. It seems that soon in every home they will become the same familiar electrical appliance as a washing machine and an iron.
3D pens appeared later than 3D printers, but for several years they have been actively sold on the Russian market. People who are far from the world of technology often do not know how these devices differ and, fascinated by the fashionable combination of “3D”, believe that these are varieties of the same device. But no!
These devices have less in common than differences. The main similarity lies in their purpose: both create three-dimensional objects using various plastics as consumables, and the combination of “3D” in the name, of course. A 3D printer and a 3D pen are as different as a regular pen is not like a printer that prints on paper.
(3D) draws with a pen, prints on a (3D) printer. (3D) the pen is controlled by a person using imaginative thinking, visualization and his own skills, the (3D) printer is controlled by a computer. The results obtained with a 3D pen and a 3D printer differ as much as handwritten and printed text. To print a three-dimensional object on a 3D printer, you need to create a three-dimensional model in a specially designed program, for example, 3D MAX (similar to how text is typed in a text editor), and then print it out on a 3D printer. To draw an object with a 3D pen, it must be invented and embodied by making hand movements with the device, using both traditional drawing and design techniques, and non-traditional, which are designed to use this particular tool.
Objects created with a 3D pen are very different from what a 3D printer prints. There is no established name for these objects yet. Most of all, they look like figurines created from wire, or tied from threads, with a space for air, where the main graphic load is taken by the line. I would call it a sculptural sketch, no matter how unusual it sounds. I hope that I will still have the opportunity to write about the techniques of working with a 3D pen, but for now we will continue the comparison. A 3D printer makes it possible to print copies of objects with varying degrees of scaling, with an accuracy of microns. That is why it is ideal for making copies, for example, museum pieces, or for modeling anything from cities to molecules. Using a 3D pen is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to create a copy of an object. But it gives a huge field for the manifestation of a person’s creative abilities. She can embody such fantasies that it will be very difficult to print on a printer. Plus. the unpredictability and capriciousness of the material. straightened plastic, which adds a factor of chance to the game of human fantasy, which, if used skillfully, gives very interesting artistic solutions. This property of the 3D hand resembles a watercolor. Of course, I do not mean the result, but only the process.
The ease of control of the 3D hand, which is touted by sellers, turns out to be only part of the truth. Yes, even a child can draw with this device and make flat (two-dimensional, 2D) objects. From the planes, you can construct a three-dimensional object (a cube, a house, the most stubborn ones reach helicopters and cars). In the same way, any child is controlled with colored pencils, creating simple drawings and coloring them. Everything else is difficult. And this is exactly what is difficult. and is the main charm of a 3D pen.
The 3D pen draws with a stream of straightened plastic. Imagine that you are holding a kettle with water and a jet in your hands, you are trying to draw, and not on a horizontal surface, but on a vertical one. What’s going to happen? The water will flow down. So it is with a 3D pen. The plastic that comes in a thin stream from the nozzle is liquid. It quickly solidifies and turns into a solid line, but in those seconds when it is still melted, it behaves just like water, or condensed milk. He flows down, because the law of universal attraction acts on him, like everything else in our world. Therefore, drawing with a 3D pen requires special techniques that no other art form has ever had. And that is why everyone can create flat objects with a 3D pen, but everything related to volumetric drawing, drawing in the air and other enticing words from advertising is aerobatics, which few achieve.
The 3D pen has a specific language that has not yet been fully recognized. Its expressive capabilities have not yet been explored. To master this tool, to understand it, you need to learn and experiment. The field for experiments is boundless here. It’s incredibly exciting and joyful to open up new possibilities for 3D creativity. To do this, you need to be both an artist and a sculptor and a designer and an inventor. This does not mean that people without art or engineering education have no chance to prove themselves in this field. Everyone has a chance to learn 3D drawing with a 3D pen. But this art, like any other, must be learned.
A person who first picks up a 3D pen is like a first grader who writes letters for the first time. It seems that he knows them, and knows how to put them into words, but it does not work out right away. So is the 3D pen: at first glance, an understandable and familiar tool in fact turns out to be rebellious, and nothing happens except primitive coloring.
Sellers of 3D pens also do not really know how to handle it and fill video content on the Internet with videos on how to make glasses, a chair, an Eiffel Tower from a template or a copy of a cap and shoes (why?). This is just the first step on the way to mastering a 3D pen, a step necessary, like writing for a student. But what to do next?
Want to seriously master a 3D pen? And freely and easily, right in the air to draw real and imaginary objects? Use the capabilities of 3D pens in everyday life and in creativity?
Unique 3D pen draws with plastic in the air
- 3D pen. myth or already reality?
- How the 3D pen works
- Who needs a 3D pen
- 3D pen price and equipment
Sometimes we hear statements that everyone has already invented and invented, it is almost impossible to create anything new, and you cannot surprise anyone with anything. But the potential of the human mind has enormous potential: engineering thought is in constant search, the third industrial revolution is just around the corner, 3D technologies are gaining momentum.
Who needs a 3D pen
First of all, children need this unique device. Starting from the age of 5, their creative abilities are manifested as much as possible, which must be developed. With the help of this device, imaginative thinking will find its maximum embodiment in space. And the sooner the child starts using the 3D pen, the more his abilities in terms of volumetric drawing will improve.
The device is indispensable for creative people. This is just a godsend for decorators, constructors, interior designers and architects. There is no need to use paper, foam plastic, various paints, the quality of which does not always meet the requirements, the inscription or drawing will not wash off, will not fade in the sun, and figures made of plastic threads are very durable.
The new improved model draws in three modes. you can get thick lines, medium thickness and very thin, so this invention helps to create three-dimensional models and structures, as well as layouts with the smallest details.
This device will become indispensable in the repair, or rather the gluing of various plastic parts. Now the breakage of something made of plastic will not be a problem, you can always glue it.
3D pen. myth or already reality?
UK engineers have created a 3D pen that doesn’t require paper to draw. it draws in the air. The principle of operation is that it contains plastic of a special composition, the temperature of which reaches 150 degrees Celsius, the plastic instantly freezes in the air and the inscription or drawing is ready.
With the help of this invention, you can not only write texts that do not wash off, but also paint various objects, clothes, as well as create various decorative figures. earrings, bracelet, necklace, firebird, butterfly, vase of flowers, airplane and even the Eiffel Tower or any other voluminous object. If only you have the strength of artistic masterpieces!
A 3D pen for writing and drawing various pictures in space, invented by the British, was released about a year ago and was called 3 Doodler. It works in two modes, one of which allows you to write or draw with thin lines, and the other is designed for faster filling and creating large and small details of the 3D drawing.
However, technologies do not stand still, the idea was picked up by Chinese manufacturers, thanks to which the model underwent a number of changes, since the previous version was somewhat heavy (about 200 g) and inconvenient. The new sample is much lighter, weighs only 65 g and is only 3 cm thick, so the handle fits comfortably in your hand. Also noteworthy is the updated charger, equipped with a fuse, which protects it in the event of voltage surges in the network. Manufacturers have extended the cord, which is now 3 meters long.
How the 3D pen works
It’s hard to believe that in order for a colored line to appear in the air, you just need to move a pen in space. Nevertheless, it is so. Draws the device using a special thread made of plastic. A miniature heating element is placed inside the structure, which instantly heats the plastic to a temperature of 150 degrees. With the help of a motor, hot plastic is pushed out and, under the influence of air, the colored thread immediately solidifies in the form that the author gave it.
Anyone can use the 3D pen, even a 5-year-old child, since it is brought into working condition with one press of a key, which is responsible for feeding the plastic forward, and the feeding itself is regulated by the controller. By the way, there is a very convenient function. when the device is idle for more than 7 minutes, it automatically turns off.
Threading is simple, for this there are two holes at the end, one of which is for a colored thread, and the other for a charger. The nib is made of ceramic, which is also important because the temperature of the plastic passing through it is quite high, and the 3D printing head can be changed quickly and easily. by pressing two keys located on either side of the base of the product.
3D pen price and equipment
You can buy only a pen, then the plastic will have to be bought separately, which is not very profitable, since a set of threads of 14 colors (10 meters in each spool) costs 1,690 rubles. It is much more economical to purchase immediately the “Start” set for 4,590 rubles, which consists of a writing device and plastic in seven colors (black, red, purple, yellow, green, blue and silver).
It is advisable for professional artists-designers, constructors and architects to immediately buy the “Profi” set, its This price is very favorable, since the set includes the main device and 14 spools of plastic threads of 14 colors, and each spool contains not 10 meters of plastic, but 30. Palette colors are quite varied, there are also two colors with a luminescent effect. green and blue.
The plastic used in the pen has passed certain tests, the results of which have confirmed that it is absolutely non-toxic and safe for human health, including for children.