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Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 03:38 AM
Paint Water

Simple way how to paint water…based on my experiences.
I used three layers as usual in my painting.
Begin with third layer (layer 3) for draw or sketch what we want to paint.
Look the perspective and an area for paint water.
Sketch equal shape against down to water area.
Look the pictures below, ( Artrage window and normal picture). ** Why must start from third layer for sketch or drawing?

Just as a guideline for us while painting.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 03:51 AM
2. Go to first layer (layer 1) and color all part of the background painting.
Use oil brush and color in vertical stroke shape for water area.
The colors that we applied for the sky, cloud, trees, grasses etc.must be equal in the water for looks its reflection.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:13 AM
Complete all background colors...sky, cloud, land, trees, grasses, water etc.
Bright colors for expose light area and dark colors for shade area.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:24 AM
Step 4: Blend Colors with knife.

Using flat knife, wipe and blend down (vertical) all part of water area .

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:31 AM
Paint all part of water area.
Using soft palette knife, and blend horizontal line, cross an area we have colored.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:39 AM
Step 6:Detail work for background.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:47 AM
Step 7 : Detail work for foreground painting
Go to second layer (layer number 2) for foreground painting. Use thick colors with detail work.

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 04:54 AM
Step 8: Final Work
Mute or hide layer three ( sketch work) after complete all painting.

I have practiced this technique. So...you can try.
I'm glad if you can leave any comment.
Thanks

misterpaint
09-07-2008, 05:12 AM
you are a genius!! THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.nelcaos.net/punk.gif

hanzz
09-07-2008, 05:23 AM
Great work , great tutorial. Thank you very much for that !!

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 05:43 AM
Thank you misterpaint and
thank you hanzz.

want2paint
09-07-2008, 08:41 AM
Great tutorial and beautiful end result - thank you and Ramadhan mubarak!

ScottF
09-07-2008, 09:22 AM
Thanks Khalid for sharing your technique with us. It will come in handy!

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2008, 12:30 PM
Thank you want2paint. Also....Ramadhan mubarak!,
thank you ScottF. Waiting to see your work.
:):):)

misterpaint
09-07-2008, 10:38 PM
what resolution in dpi and dimensions in centimeters you use?
For example 20x30cm 200dpi....

thx.

Khalid_ipda
09-08-2008, 01:00 AM
Thanks misterpaint. Original painting on artrage screen....I use large size 3072 x 2304 pixel or equal 7 megapixel. It's easy to me for painting with fine brushstroke. But I reduce to 1024 x 768 for upload to artrage forum.

Rowena
09-08-2008, 01:22 AM
Dear Khalid, you are most generous to make this wonderful tutorial for us - thank you Kindly :D:D:D

Khalid_ipda
09-08-2008, 03:02 AM
Thank you Rowena. Just for share experience with Artrage.:):):D

Lee
09-08-2008, 03:33 AM
Dear Khalid_Ipda, can't say thank you enough, this lesson is so facinating and amazing!!!!! you could push me over with a feather as i am so impressed with your kindness to take the time to share your talent, you could be an art teacher:):):)

RobertSWade
09-08-2008, 03:41 AM
How very thoughtful of you my friend. And very well done. :)

RegnR8
09-08-2008, 05:53 AM
Great tutorial! Thanks for the tips on the water! Looking at your canvas size, I should work in a much larger format than I do. I usually start off very small, around 11"x14", maybe that's why I tend to be too detail oriented.

pai
09-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Hi Khalid,

This is very great tutorial you made. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Khalid_ipda
09-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Thank you Lee....'not art teacher' just to share my idea here. You also have great idea can share together and thanks for comment.

Thank you RobertSWade... this work as usual...not thoughtful

Thank you RegnR8...for information, I always use large size; 42.67" x 32.00".I think 11"x14".. small size. We can get high quality image when use large image and easy to do with fine work.

Thank you pai for appreciation.

gioulin
09-20-2008, 07:00 PM
Khalid thank you for your tips!

but i couldn't paint like you :P

at least I try!

you are doing something with the glitter gun but once again ,i couldn't find out how :P

i love your paintings

Khalid_ipda
09-21-2008, 03:45 AM
Hi gioulin. I think, this is good experiment you have done. Everybody have own style for their painting, and you also have your own style. What you done here looks great, just you need to do with fine work for trees, tree trunk, branches, grasses etc. You must know, it's same shape and colors (or more dark) that opposite fall down in the water (for reflection). But it's different; water looks shine, but all object on the land looks rough. Thank you. I'm glad, you are interested in this tutorial.:):):)

Rich73
09-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Thanks very much. Just had a quick go and this is what iv'e got so far.:)

Khalid_ipda
09-24-2008, 10:55 AM
Wow...this is good tried, Rich73. Well done for water. I think it's looks more beautiful if you made detail work for the boats and bamboo at foreground painting. Thanks for share your work.:):):)

weembaman
09-24-2008, 12:06 PM
You amaze me..You make it look so easy but I know better.. It's a great help to see how you do it, now Ihave something to work towards...Thank you for a great tutoriual....

Khalid_ipda
09-25-2008, 05:13 AM
Thank you weembaman. I feel enjoy and glad to read your comment.:):D:D

Khalid_ipda
12-14-2008, 01:49 AM
This is one more sample to painting water. I used three layers, start sketch on layer 3, and second layer for foreground colors and first layer for background.

Khalid_ipda
12-14-2008, 01:55 AM
Work with second layer, color the trees and its reflection in the water.

Khalid_ipda
12-14-2008, 01:59 AM
Work with background colors, and step by step to do with detail work on first and second layer.

Khalid_ipda
12-14-2008, 02:05 AM
This is the last step to complete the painting. Do with detail work for the trees (folliage) and reflection on the water.

I hope I can share idea and my experience here, and hope you all enjoy. Thanks.

monicka84
12-20-2008, 03:52 PM
Hello Khalid!

Thank you so much for your tutorial.
Here is something that I've tried.... is ok? :o

23210

monicka84
12-20-2008, 04:04 PM
23215

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~A tiny "corner" of Romania (Parang Mountain)~

Khalid_ipda
12-21-2008, 06:12 AM
Ohhhh...good, monicka84, very good. Great work, you have done. Beautiful image. i'm happy to see your work here with the process (step by step).:):):):):)

monicka84
12-21-2008, 06:27 AM
Thank you Khalid!

Actually is your merit, without your tutorial I don't know if I would have been able to paint water.

Here is my first attempt, before seeing your tutorial

http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/files/6/4/2/4/leaf.jpg


and also my first attempt after


http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/files/6/4/2/4/fish_1.jpg

... So great job Khalid, thank you! :D

KurtF
12-21-2008, 08:56 AM
Nice work flow - thanks for posting!

Khalid_ipda
12-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Thank you and congratulation monicka84. Both picture of your painting you upload here very nice. Great work, monicka.
Thank you KurtF for comment.
:):):)

Rob in Denver
12-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Thank you Khalid, I have been meaning to see your tutorial for a long time,
and you have done a wonderful job. I will try your techniques soon.
Thanks again!!

Khalid_ipda
01-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Thank you Rob in Denver. I'm glad to share idea here.

shirly
01-05-2009, 08:23 AM
hey....gr8 works Khalid ...thanks for that trick....:):)

DaveRage
01-05-2009, 05:47 PM
That new step by step guide is great, Khalid! We've just featured this on the ArtRage homepage.

sally packham
01-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Hello Khalid, Thank you for showing how to paint water techniques. You are a great artist.
Sally Packham:)

Khalid_ipda
01-16-2009, 04:48 AM
Thank you shirly and thank you sally packham for this comment.
AND
Special thanks to DaveRage. I'm not expect, you will link this tutorial to ArtRage homepage. I'm very happy and great apreciate to you and AR. Thanks again.:):):)

Khalid_ipda
01-16-2009, 04:55 AM
Recently, I've done several painting with same technique like previous work. You can see these painting below.

Khalid_ipda
01-16-2009, 04:58 AM
Next ...two painting with same technique.

Vasilenko
01-16-2009, 09:21 AM
Khalid, you have such a beautiful landscapes! Do you paint by hand too or only digital?

Khalid_ipda
01-16-2009, 01:50 PM
Thank you Vasilenko. I painted as classic painting, using water color, crayon or oil colors. This all before I got this AR program. I also used Windows Paint for digital painting. But now, 100% focus to digital painting, and prefer this program application (Artrage).

clumzycaffein
01-18-2009, 03:14 AM
Salam. I really like your artworks mr Khalid and they are very impresive. I've downloaded the starter edition, but im quite dissapointed bcoz i cant add layer which only can be done with full edition. haha.But im still gonna try using it. thnx.
--Lukisan en Khalid sangat hidup.Cantik.Saya ada satu cadangan..en Khalid tak nak cuba lukis orang/potrait guna artrage? Terima Kasih-

Khalid_ipda
01-18-2009, 04:13 AM
Haha...thank you, thank you clumzycaffein. We still can painting with 'starter edition'...dont worry.
Boleh lukis potret, tapi kurang mahir. Nanti saya lukis orang lidi....cantik. Terima Kasih.

montgoma
01-18-2009, 05:43 PM
Hi Khalid:

I am having my students go through your tutorial. It is excellent work...we look for more!:) I like your point about what to paint...well said!

AM

Albert
01-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Thanks for that. I still don't know how to use layers, but I'll have to experiment.

clumzycaffein
01-21-2009, 02:18 AM
this is my 2nd drawing using artrage. i like sky~
hehe
comment please! thankyou

Khalid_ipda
01-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Thank you montgoma. Glad to know your students have learned something from this tutorial.

Thank you Albert. I think painting layer by layer quite easy. We can begin painting for background and follow by second layer and third. Or you can start with foreground layer for sketch and continue with background when coloring the painting.

Thank you clumzycaffein. Yes...beautiful sky. You have good talent, but must always practice. Waiting to see next work. I think you can refer to Peter Pinkney's work 'easy cloud'. His tutorial how to paint easy cloud'.
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14482&highlight=cloud

orbital_chiller
01-23-2009, 08:01 PM
Awesome tutorial!

screenpainter
01-31-2009, 09:04 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your techniques with us Khalid. Not only are you a master painter, but a master teacher also. You are very generous to us all! :)

Khalid_ipda
02-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Thank you orbital_chiller and gzairborne.
:):):)

Galago
05-06-2009, 08:45 AM
Excellent method and great outcome! Good job.

sweetpulp2004
05-06-2009, 10:08 AM
This was very creative. I tried so much to give that watery feel but was never successful, but your style and tutorial will really help most of us. U are really great...
Thanks a ton....

kailbarr
05-16-2009, 02:24 PM
WOW That is amazing thankyou so much but sadly i dont have full version so i cant use layering "boohoo"

natalieAC
05-26-2009, 09:40 AM
thank you, Kahlid, for the superb and
easy-to-understand tutorial.

I just joined the forum today, May 25, 2009,
because of your wonderful work.

Your sharing is much appreciated!
natalieAC

Sher
06-08-2009, 01:22 PM
great ideas. I think I use some of these techniques and they really work!

Lima
06-09-2009, 10:30 AM
Khalid great painter, great master!:):):)

Khalid_ipda
08-11-2009, 04:13 AM
Thank you Galago, sweetpulp2004, kailbarr, natalieAC, Sher and orianelima for all comments.:):):)

Evart
08-21-2009, 12:34 AM
Khalid, thank you so much. I can't wait to try it.

Silentman
08-21-2009, 12:46 AM
So that's where it is, great tutorials, definitely going to help down the track :)

Khalid_ipda
08-21-2009, 02:49 AM
Thanks Evart and Silentman. So! you can try the technique. I'm glad and waiting respond:D:D:D

StephenFoster
09-02-2009, 10:44 AM
Khalid you always make beautiful landscapes and now I've found out your secret ;)
I'll definately be trying to follow your fantastic tutorial.


Do you use a reference image, sketch outdoors or just make these scenes up?
Also I keep wondering if you have a palette that you use or you just choose from the color picker.

thanks.

Turtleman
09-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Thx for the TUT, I started to use it on one of my paintings.

byroncallas
09-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Khalid,
Just found this thread today as it got bounced back to the top. Outstanding tutorials. I will certainly put to good use.
Very well done and a terrific contribution to all of us.
:):):):)

Khalid_ipda
09-05-2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks StephenFoster, when you read my tutorial, surely you know my secret and you can try. Sometime I used reference image for paint, its easy to get accurate colors from color picker.
Thanks Turtleman.....yes wonderful painting, you did it. I can see the ripples in the water. very nice
Thanks byroncallas for read this tutorial and leave comment.
:):):)

JOSEPHINE.EARP
09-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Dear Kalid, thank you so much for posting your tutorials on water and trees. I realy love your work and your water especially I am not very good at water so your tutorial will help so much. Best wishes JoX

StephenFoster
09-12-2009, 02:20 AM
Thanks StephenFoster, when you read my tutorial, surely you know my secret and you can try. Sometime I used reference image for paint, its easy to get accurate colors from color picker.
Thanks Turtleman.....yes wonderful painting, you did it. I can see the ripples in the water. very nice
Thanks byroncallas for read this tutorial and leave comment.
:):):)

Khalid, I've tried to put your great tutorial to use.

You can see my first ever full sized effort here, thanks to you and bumbles sky :) hope you like
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22217

Khalid_ipda
09-12-2009, 02:45 AM
Hello StephenFoster. Wow very nice, very nice painting. Great tried. You have done something with the simple technique. The water looks so real with the mountain and the sky, and its reflection on the lake. Great.:):):):):)

StephenFoster
09-12-2009, 03:15 AM
Hello StephenFoster. Wow very nice, very nice painting. Great tried. You have done something with the simple technique. The water looks so real with the mountain and the sky, and its reflection on the lake. Great.:):):):):)

Glad you like it :) and its thank you Sir.
Without your fantastic (and simple) tutorial along with some others from the forum I wouldnt have dared try to paint this... I've still got a long way to go but my journey is quicker because of you. thanks

Alexandra
09-12-2009, 05:14 AM
Khalid,
I am trying to correct some of my software, I am trying to update. It will not let me merge layers. I love your tutorial, thank you very much! I am most anxious to learn! I love all of your works so much, and plan on showing them when my father comes over soon. He will love them.

Khalid_ipda
09-12-2009, 03:19 PM
Thanks StephenFoster, and
thanks Alexandra for comment

tony
10-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Once again, I thank you Khalid for another excellant lesson and for taking the time to demonstrate your approach. This lesson will without a doute inspire many of us to do better things. Thank You:)

JosepM
12-17-2009, 03:38 AM
Cool Tutorial. This night I will try paint some water... :cool:

Salut,
Josep

Khalid_ipda
12-17-2009, 04:02 AM
Thank you tony and
thank you JosepM..glad to know you will try this technique.:D:D:D

AbinSur
12-18-2009, 05:23 AM
that is pretty excellent work!

Electrocute
12-20-2009, 06:47 AM
I tried as my first 'painting'. Which proves your tutorial is awesome :D

Khalid_ipda
12-21-2009, 04:28 PM
Thank you AbinSur and
thank you Electrocute. Very nice....good experiments and beautiful landscape. :):):)

Stolta
01-12-2010, 04:36 AM
Thank you very much ,fantastic Technic.:)

Khalid_ipda
02-13-2010, 06:28 AM
Thank you Stolta.:D:D:D

kenmo
02-13-2010, 06:15 PM
How about painting a waterfall? How much different would that be?

Ashu bhadauria
02-14-2010, 09:07 PM
very interesting:):):):). it's simple and easy steps:rolleyes:

tzimmerm
02-17-2010, 09:51 AM
So beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

tzimmerm
02-17-2010, 09:52 AM
By the way, love your avatar Stolta. SO beautiful! I love drawing horses.

Khalid_ipda
05-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Thank you kenmo, Ashu bhadauria and tzimmerm. :D:D:D

Bobbi
05-23-2010, 04:24 PM
Khalid, I have always thought your painting of water has been absolutely stunning. Thank you for the tutorial.

runningbull
05-27-2010, 06:49 PM
Thanks Khalid for your great tute. You make it seem so simple, and watching the steps is such a joy. Please keep sharing your tutes and especially your finished works of art.

I'd love to see water in motion, fountains, rivers, ocean waves...

FrankLoewy
08-25-2010, 06:31 PM
Thanks for your great tutorial. I just wonder, how did you modify the trees from picture ten to eleven? Greetings, Frank.

Khalid_ipda
10-15-2010, 01:05 PM
Thank you Bobbi, runningbull and FrankLoewy. :D:D:D

jlpdelpal
05-16-2011, 04:43 AM
Grate tutorial.
Have you a tutorial to paint a watercolor landscape?, thank you

S5T68IS2TA
06-06-2011, 06:01 AM
Thanks for that great contribution you have given the world of artists lost in the pre-learning stage! Beautiful and definitely a tutorship well needed and furnished.
:)

yuehandicrafts
07-24-2011, 08:54 AM
newbie to ArtRage, thanks for the tutorial! very inspiring!

fingertrix
08-16-2011, 06:17 AM
Thanks for sharing... nice to see the steps you made:)

kaiko
08-24-2011, 01:12 AM
Khalid, (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/member.php?u=3242)

I have been in contemplation seeing almost all your digital work (you got a great number!)from your page on artrage. They are a marvellous work, with such a marvellous colours, shadows, lines...
I just have no words really. CONGRATULATIONS!

Let me ask you, where do you get such a beautiful pictures references for your paint work?
Is it possible for you to sent me just a few to my email address?. I would really love to paint some of them on traditional medium.

Please let me know what do you think about this, OK!


(the landscapes that I most like are those similars to your follow art-work:http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1417/seashore800x600s.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3818/khalidipdatropicallands.jpg
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4338/khalidipdacreekandwater.jpg
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/899/khalidipdacoconuttreedr.jpg
Thank you and... keep painting!

As you were a traditional painter, I would like to receive some advice for improving my work.

Thank you once again

scribbledsoul
08-24-2011, 01:35 AM
My goodness, what beautiful paintings! Water is such a fascinating subject; and the examples here are breathtaking.

Khalid_ipda
08-28-2011, 04:52 AM
Khalid, (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/member.php?u=3242)

I have been in contemplation seeing almost all your digital work (you got a great number!)from your page on artrage. They are a marvellous work, with such a marvellous colours, shadows, lines...
I just have no words really. CONGRATULATIONS!

Let me ask you, where do you get such a beautiful pictures references for your paint work?
Is it possible for you to sent me just a few to my email address?. I would really love to paint some of them on traditional medium.

Please let me know what do you think about this, OK!

(the landscapes that I most like are those similars to your follow art-work:

Thank you and... keep painting!

As you were a traditional painter, I would like to receive some advice for improving my work.

Thank you once again

Thank you kaiko,
I can share my experience here. Actually I got thousands pictures for references. I always bring my camera and walked along the river in the jungle to captured beautiful images for my work art. So, its not difficult to me when painted landscape pictures with artrage. I upload four pictures here, If you like you can download .

Thank you to jlpdelpal, S5T68IS2TA, yuehandicrafts, fingertrix and scribbledsoul for comments.

kaiko
08-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Khalid
I have already download all the pictures.
I thought you got the photo references from internet, but know I understand that you are the one responsible for both beautiful pictures and art-work!

I am going to use them to paint for my next exposition.

If I need more I will ask you, if this is OK for you.

Thank you!

(I am already painting the following picture for October exposition. I will do it on artrage as soon as I get free time)

59490

Lima
08-29-2011, 07:05 AM
Khalid, how are you? We're missing your art. All the best.:)

kenmo
09-02-2011, 04:27 AM
Great thread and many thanks for the tutorial & how to tips...

Spitfire
09-05-2011, 05:31 PM
Excellent! On to my next practice session - how to paint water! Thanks!

Rob

Khalid_ipda
09-07-2011, 05:50 AM
Thank you kaiko, beautiful image you post here, and can share with us.
Thank you Lima, I'm very sorry...late to read your reply. I'm back to practiced with traditional watercolor and acrylic on canvas, but still continue paint with artrage.
Thank you kenmo and
thank you Spitfire..hope I can share my experiences through this tutorial
:):):)

evan3585
09-08-2011, 10:32 AM
Thanks. Really good tutorial. Hope to see more:)

MisTikkal
09-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Khalid this is so helpful, thank you.

Dhanashree
11-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Hi Khalid,

I got inspired of your painting technique and today I tried the same painting. After 10 years I tried to paint something only bcoz of u. Thanks a lot. I will soon share my try. Myself I got some points to improve and will keep trying. Thanks once again.
however I didn't get paining knife. so used only brush. Please let me know how to use and what is the use of painting knife or if we can use any other alternative to knife as new starters might not be knowing all these techniques.

Thank u so much and thnaks to ArtAge.

Rondo
08-30-2012, 03:28 PM
How can we transport this to V3.5 ? i tried to follow a little but the result is absolutely not the same.Specially the water seems to give a hole lot of trouble in trying to achieving the same result

tylerzachary
08-30-2012, 10:34 PM
it's very interesting to watch how simple child's painting transforms into something really great and natural:)
I'm not painter at all, but this technique looks simple and very effective to paint almost everything. All about the layers here;)

Good job!

suresh
09-25-2012, 12:55 AM
Excellent work,Khalid_ipda

GremlinMo
10-29-2012, 03:07 AM
awesome post, added to my bookmarks, thanks for sharing :)