The nativity scene is something you’ll see painted on the walls of churches, or old architecture. The painting of this scene is just as important as the occasion itself, due to the fact that it bears witness to the birth of Christ. Hence, I decided to give this painting a try. But before I did so, I felt like seeking some inspiration from a few video tutorials. These tutorials helped me get a grip on some of the easiest ways to approach this scene, and turn it into a beautiful painting.
To paint the nativity scene, we follow two simple steps. First, we need to draw the outline of the whole thing. Given how complex this painting can get, we really need to set up our boundaries first. Next, we paint the scene with a top to bottom approach. And there we go; our nativity scene is ready.
This video demonstration will show you an easy silhouette painting process using acrylics. The artist here does the nativity scene in acrylics using a black silhouette, and a night background. It’s a simple and straightforward process, and involves no complex steps whatsoever. The overall process is very easy to follow, and perfect for beginners. This painting is also not that time consuming, and won’t take much effort either.
In this tutorial, the artist will show you how to paint the nativity scene using a palette knife. The coloring here is very rough, and doesn’t have necessary shades either. You’d expect a palette knife to give you better results. If you do end up trying this tutorial, I’d recommend you try and give the painting a smooth finish. That way, you’ll also have the opportunity to work on some details and shades.
The nativity scene silhouette in this tutorial is achieved with acrylics. It has a smooth finish, and looks fascinating. The coloring here is also quite nice and admirable. I personally love the way the artist has painted the sky. It’s a beautiful look, with a bit of serenity in it. The approach to painting something like this is rather simple. You need not have prior painting knowledge or experience to paint this one.
Once again, we turn our attention to a silhouette of the nativity scene. This time, we look at a much easier, and rougher silhouette painting. The coloring here is a bit of a mess, if you ask me. I personally think that the artist needed to put some more effort in giving the painting a smooth look. Overall, I do admire the approach, and like the fact that it’s something beginners can enjoy. But I think it can be improved in a lot of ways.
This nativity scene silhouette is painted in watercolors. It’s a simple painting, and involves no complex steps or techniques. This may not look like an ideal painting, but it is in many ways quite nice to look at. Beginners will enjoy working on this. It’s super easy to paint, and the results are rather nice.
Kids too might want to try and draw the nativity scene. For them, this is the perfect place to start. This is a vide demonstration that shows you how you can draw nativity scene using a simple black marker. It’s one of the easiest things to draw, and won’t require much effort or time. If anything, kids will love learning about the event itself, and drawing this scene along the way.
In this step by step video tutorial, the artist will give you a brief guide on how to paint the nativity scene. It’s a very easy and straightforward process. The artist here uses acrylics, but I did this one with watercolors, and the results were equally beautiful. I personally admire the way the artist painted the whole scene using a single color tone. Usually, I’m not the person who finds such simplicity to be perfect. But I found myself making an exception for this case.
This nativity scene silhouette is done in oil pastels, and has a mixture of rough and smooth look. The process shown here is perfect for kids. They’re more comfortable with oil pastels in comparison to using acrylics or watercolors. For them, this will indeed be a treat to work on. The whole process is very simple, and hence, they won’t face any trouble working on it.
For our next video demonstration, we look at a simple nativity scene sketch done with pen and ink. If you want, you can do the same with pencil as well. It’s a simple drawing, but looks really good. You’ll often see drawings like this on church walls. On a piece of paper, this drawing will look equally nice.
In this video tutorial, we ditch the nativity scene, and instead focus on just baby Jesus. The whole drawing process is very simple, and the tutorial will explain through it all. You just need to watch the video, and draw along. Nothing complicated here. This drawing can be completed within a few minutes, and kids these days love working on such short drawings.
My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!
Jimena & Iñigo