The practice of painting in pre-numbered spaces on a canvas is known as number painting.
In the Painting by Numbers method, a picture is broken into forms, each marked with a number related to a specific colour. You fill each shape with paint, and the picture becomes a finished painting. The paint-by-number method is sometimes mocked as overly straightforward, unimaginative, and formulaic, but it makes painting easy for amateurs.
A brush, tiny paint pots in however many colours you’ll need, and a printed outline of the painting are all included in a Painting by Numbers package. Although it might not seem like much paint, it should be enough to finish the artwork.
Items included in the bundle are:
- Children’s paintbrushes
- Tiny, simple-to-read paint pots
- A large-sectioned, pre-drawn children’s picture
- The painting in a frame to place on the wall
- A rendering of the intended final product
How to Do a Painting by Numbers
- While working on one painting area at a time may be tempting, doing so will result in a lot of wasted paint and brush cleaning. Instead, paint one colour at a time, working your way down from the largest to the minor sections. Start from top to bottom while painting to reduce the chance of accidentally smudging wet paint.
- By starting with the more extensive sections, you’ll have more brush and paint experience when you get to the smaller, more difficult-to-paint portions. An excellent brush control exercise is number painting.
- Every aspiring artist needs to master the talent of exact painting up to an edge or certain point, which requires having reasonable brush control.
- The brush typically provided is small to help you paint the tiny shapes in the artwork.
- Any segments with a mixed colour should be placed last, starting with the darkest hue and moving up to the lightest or vice versa.
- Keep a container of fresh water on hand for washing your brush and a cloth for wiping and drying it. The tip of the brush should be submerged in the paint, not the entire brush. Rather than having a glob of paint fall off onto the painting, pick up the paint more regularly.
- Be tolerant and avoid splaying out the brush’s bristles to paint an area more rapidly. The brush and fine tip will be swiftly destroyed if you do this. Apply light pressure to bend the hair tips slightly as you move the brush across the surface.
Advantages for kids
1. Beginners can be easily taught: When your child begins learning art, it might be scary, which is why simple paint-by-number kits or books can support them in learning slowly. They only need to be able to hold a brush and mix colours when necessary; no particular abilities are required.
2. Increased Creativity: Although it might appear like choosing the colours that go on the canvas eliminates the creative element of the painting, there are paint kits that demand more from the painter. Start with simpler kits with more areas and fewer colours, then progress to more intricate ones.
3. Developing Hand-Eye Coordination and Fine Motor Skills: Children develop various motor skills and hand-eye coordination by digit painting. Children can develop these skills by holding a paintbrush, mixing paint, and attempting to paint evenly and within the lines. Better hand-eye coordination makes children more productive and improves their agility, athleticism, and reaction speeds.
4. Understanding How to Follow Direction: Children that use the paint by numbers method gain patience and the ability to follow directions to produce a finished work.
Author name- Grace