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Kerala Mural Radha Krishna

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By Anusha | Other, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Traditional Mural painting. I have take the photo reference from google and done the painting. Below are the steps for creating the same.
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how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Kerala Mural  Radha Krishna - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Trace the kerala design on the canvas with a fine lead pencil. Draw the major design and leave the very small detail to be done later in the painting.

STEP 2:-

Kerala Mural  Radha Krishna - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Generally Fevicryl Acrylic Colours are used to paint Kerala murals, as these colours are very bright. And only a few colors are used like blue, yellow, crimson, black and green.
White areas are un-painted and generally no white color is used.
1) First an outline is painted with Crimson Colour
2) The area can then be filled with Yellow colour or left white.

STEP 3:-

Kerala Mural  Radha Krishna - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

If the base color is left white (canvas color). The second color could be used to shade in the area, In this painting for krishna the blue color is used to shade.
If the base is colored with yellow (in kerala murals the base is always coated with yellow), the second colour used is Crimson to do the shading.

STEP 4:-

Kerala Mural  Radha Krishna - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

The painting is completed by giving a Crimson fine outline.
In the painting, I've finished with blue outline for the Krishna and red outline for Radha.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic colors - Crimson 04, Golden Yellow 09, Cerulean Blue 32, Black 02, Dark Green 06, Canvas, Tracing paper, Pencil, Fine Art Brush 000 size & Round Brush, Colour Palette