Art, and especially painting is a popular hobby. People love to start with all kinds of arts as it helps them to relax from their daily stress. It also boosts their inner creativity. But what if you don’t have the time to start attending an art school? It needs not only a lot of time, but a lot of energy to start something new in your life from scratch.
If the thing you would like to try is painting, then we’ve got the good news for you. You can forget your worries about what to do with a blank canvas, what to paint and how to do the first stroke of your brush. There is a great tool that can help you with it, it’s called Paint by Numbers. Why I said a tool. Simply because you get the full set of things needed to accomplish your first artwork ever. On your own, of course.
You won’t start with a blank canvas, that’s the first good news. Your canvas will be pre-marked with the object you’re about to paint. The complete surface will be covered with thin lines like in a coloring book. But now what’s even better is that each tiny part has a number. According to the numbering system, you get a pack of paint pots following the numbered coding. That’s the trick.
As an example, you check the canvas, monitor how is it numbered, pick the largest areas and look at what numbers are there. Open the appropriate pots and start painting. But wait, there are a few tips for you before you start – just check them here.
You will need to start not only with the largest areas but also consider lighter colors and the direction you’re going to paint. That means the right-handed guys will from left to right and vice-versa. As you can see, there are more rules to that, so please think twice about how do you start.
And now let’s have a look at what you can actually do. The canvas that you choose for yourself to start with should be simple. So it’s advisable not to get a painting with plenty of details. That would not be good for your start. Rather go for modern paintings with simplified object forms and simple coloring. Like these Mosaic Bottles, they’re a great example of a painting by numbers kit for beginners.
When you’re going to place your first order of the painting kit, choose a middle-sized canvas. Something like 40 x 50 cm is great for the beginning. What we didn’t mention yet is, that with your kit you have the canvas, the paints, but typically also a set of brushes and a wooden frame. Framed canvas is most expensive and difficult to ship, so the sellers prefer to put a DIY frame kit into the packaging.
The most exciting part about the painting by numbers is always to contribute to the design. You’re asking how? Most of the companies making the kits offer the possibility to upload your own image and they make you your own personalized canvas kit. This makes a perfect gift idea for your friend’s birthday or Christmas. So what do you think of this? When will start your artistic journey towards your first masterpiece canvas?