These Details Will Improve Your Art
In this painting I used almost no detail inside the corals; it would have been overkill.
11. Don't correct every little mistake; happy accidents sometimes enhance the work.
12. When first blocking in the shapes, feel free to correct, wipe out, or paint over all you need to.
13. Be sparing with the amount of paint in your first layer. When that's dry, use a heavier mix in larger quantity to create a varied, dense surface. If you get too much in a spot, use a paper towel to blot it up.
14. Most distant vistas will be hazy, bluish gray. This creates distance and depth of field.
15. Don't apply more paint simply to use up what's on your palette!
16. Feel what you're doing, don't over analyze it.
17. Maintain the big shapes throughout the whole painting, as well as the rest areas.
18. Don't copy another artist's style or a painting someone else did. Take inspiration from them instead.
19. Don't worry about the results; trust your instincts and sense of aesthetics.
20. Stop just slightly before you think it is finished to avoid an overdone appearance.