How To Paint Camouflage

How To Paint Camouflage

Lyn Stone is going to show you how to sketch and then color in the classic camouflage pattern with colored pencils. Lyn mentions that you can use paint as well as felt markers in the same fashion as she outlines a basic camouflage pattern for you in this VideoJug tutorial. By watching this video, you can discover how relatively simple it is to make your own camouflage design with any of the art media that you prefer.

Okay, I'm going to show you how to draw camouflage. And just so we've got something to work with, a frame to work with, I'm going to draw a very quick box. We're mostly going to be using coloring pencils for this.

I've selected four colors to work with here and we're going to use the medium color first. And the whole point of camouflage is to create these strange islands which are meant to represent foliage. So, think abstract when you are doing this, think islands.

Take our second color and we create shapes against the original ones. Again, you want to keep it quite random. Then, we take our really dark color, and there's slightly less of this color to use, generally speaking.

Again, I'm adding it against the shapes I've already created. It's getting quite hard to see what you're doing actually, after a while, so you might need to adjust things once you start coloring them in. Okay, so next, we take the original color and we color in that color all the way across.

Again, I'm just using coloring pencil but you could use paint, you could use felt tip, whatever, even pastels if you wanted to, whatever you have to have really. Obviously, I'm doing this quite roughly today, just so you get the general idea. Okay, next, we take the other green color and we color in those sections, and you want to avoid overrunning into the other color if you can because camouflage does not do that.

It is quite blocky; its shapes are quite blocky. They're quite graphic shapes. So, you want to keep within the shape you've created and not go over the lines too much.

Obviously, I'm doing this quite roughly, so, in places, I guess it is going over a little bit, okay, and then we use our darker color and fill in its shapes. Now, I can already see, I'm going to kind of need to add a little bit more. So, I'm going to add a shape to this corner and maybe a bit of shape in here and just add a few more shapes.

But you can't do this until you've colored in most of it, and you've gotten a better idea of what is going on. Okay, then, the final color we need to add in is one we haven't actually used yet and that is going to be a yellow green color. So, first of all, I'm going to go over the whole thing, and I'm not going to worry about going around shapes and everything else, there's not much point in doing that with the yellow.

I don't know if you've noticed but I'm not using the tip of the pencil, I'm using the edge of the pencil. You have more control, more control over the movement you make and the amount of color you use. Then, we're going to go over the whole thing with the light green but just very, very pale and light, to get that sort of pale green color we want, that you get in camouflage.

I don't happen to have a pencil color, that's exactly what I want. So you can mix color with coloring pencils just as much as you can with paint, by layering the colors. Okay, and so, that is just a very quick demonstration of how to create camouflage.

Lyn Stone is going to show you how to sketch and then color in the classic camouflage pattern with colored pencils. Lyn mentions that you can use paint as well as felt markers in the same fashion as she outlines a basic camouflage pattern for you in this VideoJug tutorial. By watching this video, you can discover how relatively simple it is to make your own camouflage design with any of the art media that you prefer.