Hand rendering jewelry has long tradition in the Jewelry design history. HI I'm PJ Chen Today I'm going to guide you through the
step-by-step process of how to paint the turquoise rope design pendant in this
tutorial. Let's get started. First we will talk about the material Then I will draw some simple structure of how light and shadow is working, and I will give you a
live demo with fast forward speed to show you how it is done.
The paper I'm
using is 100 pound Bristol pad. It doesn't matter what brand you are using. I've been using couple of those You can pick whichever one that fits for you. The watercolor I use is Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolors.
It is a pocket box
and it comes with 12 very basic color. And that's what you need for this
tutorial. You also need the automatic pencil and eraser. The brush I'm using is
Princeton art & brush number 6 Chinese calligraphy brush, and my favorite Winsor & Newton Fine Sable series 7 number 1 brush fine-point pen, 2B pencil and
also a pencil stump You will need opaque white color for a
I use Copic Opaque White. Let's talk about the difference between opaque and transparent stone. This is my last tutorial talking about how to draw a transparent
stone, and then you can look at the video that I post last time at a link here
this is the structure for drawing the transparent stone as I highlight the
spot in the light and dark area should be. Let's take a look on how we are going to draw opaque stone.
Here's the structure let's draw a really quick oval first.
Assuming the light is coming from 45 degree left top corner, and this is the
reflection from the surface so it will be the white color we want to wash out white color on the right bottom corner. It will be the dark area, so we will put some
darker tone with the same color we're using. I'm going to use a oval template.
I'm just gonna pick a size for my stone and I also like to draw a ring around it.
It's because that's usually how they hold a stone with the bezel. It
doesn't have to be too big, but it's some sort of a 20 gauge or 0.8 Mm thickness, and then I'm going to pick a frame that is where the rope
chain is going to be, and be careful I.
Want to draw this one really really
light because we don't want a pencil mark showing on yellow gold, so I wanna draw it really really light this is just for a reference and I'm going to fast forward here to
quickly to finish this this part. Basically I divided them and draw them
in certain angle. This is a three time fast forward. As you can see I tried to
evenly I'll just eyeball it, if you do have certain design you can actually divide
them first to make sure they're coming into the same size I also try to
erase the larger oval that I had.
It's because I want to put a very nice
curved finish at the end, and I do not want to see that straight line here so if
the line I draw previously was too heavy you may see here. Let's go ahead
and finish this with nice edge, right there, and then I like to put a jump ring
on the top make sure that jump ring is a reasonable size, most likely will be a 20
gauge which is like 0.8 Mm when you draw a jump ring make sure that consider the thickness on the bail let's start with the opaque stone turquoise the turquoise. Here is some sort of like greenish and bluish color, so I mix both
color plus a lot of white color to make it light, and then, on the right bottom
corner I try to add the same color just a little bit black. The trick is you need
to work while it is wet, so you won't see the brush mark on it.
Try not to use too
much water because Bristol pad doesn't take a lot of water. I add a little black color on the side and it's kind of smooth it out. So it's giving more
dimension. We are going to put the stone aside and talking about the structure of
Basically the Rope structure look like this. I'm gonna simply just draw some structure like twisting rope here. Assuming light again is from a left top corner, and when the light hitting
this metal where on the right bottom area will be the dark area, and in that
dark area, on the bottom, will be darker area so I'm going to do a really quick color
sample right here to show how it's working in yellow gold color. First of
all, we are going to paint entire rope with yellow color after that on the
right bottom corner I'm going to add a little bit darker brownish color on all
four of them make sure it is dry in between the paint After that, we are going to apply
even darker brown color make sure all the ink dry, then we can put the
I would use the Copic white color applied on the left top
corner and I also will use the pen to emphasize on the right bottom area so
that will make it more three dimension Now turquoise stone is completely dry, we want to do on the left top corner is wash out white color. This is the
reflection on the surface after that we can start doing the texture. The texture
is really organic so just be creative. But try not to overdo it, and I would
like to just put on a right bottom corner and I'm using the black color
after that it when it get dry we can put the really highlight white, pure white
color on it Now we finish the turquoise stone we
want to start working on the metal part right here we are going to painting into
the yellow color, so at first you will use the yellow color to paint over
Try not to use too much water because we want to look like metal so we
need to have a very solid color. Now everything is done let's take a look on
our structure. Again, when we draw this structure everything on the left top
corner is white, on the right bottom corner is dark, so it doesn't matter how
you rotate it. It will apply in this way.
So when we apply on it just make sure
that all the dark is gonna go on the right bottom area. First that's paint a
brownish color and I will follow the shape and paint the only one close to the
right bottom area, and I will repeat that for all the areas on the right. While it
is rotated to the top, we are going to paint more of the right area of each
section and you can see what I try to do here is try to stay on the right bottom
area, even though I turn into the left side I still stay in the right bottom
area and remember before you put another coat of ink. You need to make
sure it is dry.
The bail in the middle is a little bit higher, so ideally, on the
right side will be a little bit darker Let's take a look on the jump ring
structure. This is represent like the jump ring so when a light coming from a left top corner the inside of a jump ring on the
left side will be darker while outside of the jump ring on the right side will
be darker. So let's move it back to this paint we're gonna use a really fine brush
to paint inside and outside in that brown color also we need to work on this
bezel here. It applied the same principle like jump ring.
Once it's dry we are
going to put the darker brown color and make sure the area is the darker brown
color is really fine it's not covered a previous brow lighter brown color there
,and again we are applying into the right bottom area, but within that previous
brown color and once again make sure the previous color is dry, otherwise it's
gonna get really muddy looking I'm also going to do the top and again
the darker brown color shouldn't cover entire lighter brown color it
should be just accent and use a really fine tip. Make sure it's really
steady to go on the rim, which is the bezel. Once is this done make sure
it is dry before we can put the highlight on it. Our highlight will go on
each section on the left top corner and then highlight on the jump ring will go
opposite to the black and final I will use a really fine paint
to work on the outline to make emphasize on some of the line.
I will do that more
on the right side compared to the left side. So it will give it more dimension To make my stone pop up more, I would
like to give the fine line right at the right bottom area. I don't make entire
oval just on the right bottom area. Now I.
Want to use super pure white and just put
tiny dot on each of them, to make them really pop as metal. Finally I'm gonna use
2B pencil to do the shadow basically 2B is really soft so you just need to
follow the shape make sure you are not completely touching the metal there
then I will used to stump to blend it out the shadows, and for it to look more
natural. I hope you enjoy the video for rope design turquoise pendant with the
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