Many wonder, with good reason, whether to learn painting is necessary to knowing how to draw. The answer is that if it is necessary and even some would say it is indispensable. Charcoal pencil is the most recommended to paint because enhance the drawing and allows best strokes, moreover it is not difficult to achieve. A good exercise for all those who just learn the secrets of the paintings is made vertical, horizontal, and diagonal strokes without take off the pen from the surface. This exercise must be carried out using the entire arm and not simply by moving the wrist. In paintings one must have consistency in sizes, for which necessary visual education that allow differentiate different proportions of drawn objects, especially if it is of portraits or human body. One of the most important points in the painting is the use of color.
No matter that kind of technique or style is used, the color can make a difference if used with property. Colors can convey much more than we think, even each color it presents various shades. Another good exercise is to mix colors to get derivatives of greater or lesser proportion. Through the basic colors, blue, red and yellow can be a lot of colors and a multitude of shades. Easily start in paints is with watercolors, the only drawback is that it is almost impossible to correct errors because this style is quite transparent and could modify the initial color. A well-developed watercolor can become a true work of art. It is undeniable that the watercolor is not so considered oil paintings but does not mean that it is lesser quality work if carried out with professionalism. Original author and source of the article.