Hello, everyone! Shibasaki here! Hope everyone’s doing well. This is another session for super beginners. Unlike our usual lessons, we’ll discuss how to paint today. How to paint… this landscape for example. I suppose everyone thinks of colors to use when painting. Trees are green. The rice field is yellowish. Usually people think of specific colors to use,like green, yellow… I don’t look that way, however. I look at things by light and dark. Light and dark are made by lighting. They are the most important point for painting. It’s the very basic for super beginners. What you need to use for that is… …paper. Any paper will do. Get some paper and… …a pencil. The darker the better, like a 4B. I will draw this landscape with a pencil… …and in a simple way. Making is simple. This is another tip. Here is the rice patty. Dark trees in the background roughly. And a building. Hey, there’s a kitty~!! That’s done! I’ll view this landscape with four different tones of lighting. What’s the darkest here? Yes, it’s the trees. The forest back here uses the darkest of the four tones. That’s it. Now the rice patty may be the second darkest. Just make it simple. Just use this one tone to color the whole field. Then the building is in the lighter tone. In this way. This is how I see things. This concept of light and dark is the most important thing. Let’s paint it based on this sketch. Let me show you. Well… Any color… I’ll use a clear color to pull it into shape. Here is the rice patty… …and the building. The trees here and the sky. See what the rough sketch is like? The trees are the darkest, then the rice field. The sky is the lightest. Because the sky is the lightest, we’ll just leave the area unpainted… …or use a very light color close to white. The color of the sky is very light… I tell myself… …to follow the plan. Then the darkest. Because it’s dark, use a really dark color. Use green because they are trees. Add some brownish color as well because it’s almost winter… Prepare a really dark color in a dark tone. This is very important. Make an extremely dark tone of color without hesitation. Paint this area… in this way. Isn’t it pretty? That’s it. The color may vary in each spot, but don’t think too much. The most important thing is that this area is in the darkest tone in the landscape. Once you master light and dark, you’ll have mastered painting. Then here the rice field. Look at this. 1, 2, 3, 4… The rice field is the third lightest area. It’s quite dark. In this color… Make it pretty dark… That’s the priority to consider. It’s lighter than this but darker than this area. What color to use is up to you. Darkness is essential. Squint to look as you paint. It’ll be fantastic if you acquire this sense. Add lots of colors but stick to the darkness. Then the building. Lighter than the sky but darker than the field. Use whatever color you want. That’s it… Add some dark tone of color here. If you don’t think it’s dark enough, add more color in a darker tone. The rice patty is in the third lightest color. Be bold and use lots of colors. But keep the darkness in mind as you paint. You can gradually add more details… …but again the sense of light and dark is crucial. Is it gradually pulling into shape? This is the point. Any color that overflows can be removed. But rather than adding too much detail…, …the lightness and darkness that was planned out in the initial sketch makes up the whole painting. In this painting, the sky is the lightest. Then this is the second, the third, and the fourth. Keep that in mind when adding colors, and add details as you like. I’ll add a hydro pole before finishing it. That’s it. Light and dark determines the painting. It’s very basic among the basics. Rather than paying too much attention to the details, examine the landscape by light and dark. Well, what do you think? If you find this video useful, please like it and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so. Thank you very much for watching until the end. See you next time!