Painted Art in Baby Rooms

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Painted art is a great way to give your baby's room its own unique look and feel. Learn about using painted art in baby rooms with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video clip.

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Hi, everyone. My name is Gene, and I'm a graphic designer and I'm an illustrator. I've been in the industry for about 15 years. And today, I'm going to show you some real quick techniques for doing painted art in baby rooms. Let's go take a look. Alright, so, when you're painting anything for babies, you want to remember, simple shapes, bright colors. Because at this point, the child's brain is just developing and it's basically a pattern recognition filter. And as you're teaching the child, you probably want to have things around that you can teach it about, everywhere. So, I'm going to, for right now, just assume that this is maybe the top strip of your ceiling in the child's room. Or, if you have some other small children, you can bring them out and actually just bring the construction paper out and have them help you. And I'm going to jump right in. I've got some washable paint here, which I'm actually going to do some finger painting, which is going to be great. If you want to incorporate, if you have a couple of other small children, helping them to prep the baby room for you. So, I've got some red here, I've got some blue paper. And with that in mind, I'm just going to dunk my finger in, everybody loves the finger paint. Remember, simple shapes and this will also help you know, your other children that you want to get involved in art, with developing spacial memory. So, I'm just going to go with the simplest, simplest shape, we're just going to go straight with the square. And by straight, I mean, we've got some curved edges, but it's o.k., because it's only finger painting. So, you get a little messy, it's a little funny. I'm just going to do a square real quick. And like I said, you want to stay, you want to stay with the simple shapes for the baby room. So that later on, you can be like, hey, little Timmy, what's that? And it'll be like, well, that is a square, dad. And you can also get a little creative, after all this is, we're trying to stimulate your child's mind. So, we'll do one of these smiley faces, it's upside-down. So, maybe these will be, got to be some hair and maybe, this will be a little smile here. The problem, is that fingers, as much as fun as it is, fingers don't have bristles. So, they don't have the same paint retention abilities as, like a paint brush. So, we've got some hair here, and we'll even stick it up, it's a little bit of crazy hair. You just kind of, kind of go a little creative here with whatever you want. I'm actually going to see if I can get a thin, little line around, I may not be able to, but we're going to give the best shot we can. Here we go, let's just do the outline of a face, bam, bam, his little face. But remember, simple shapes, bright colors, for your baby's room. And you want to, you want to basically do shapes, you want to basically paint things that you're going to be able to use as teaching aids later on. And again, if you have another small child, and you're waiting for baby to come into your life. I highly recommend that you start associating that baby early with fun and interesting things. So,there you go. So, that's all there is to it, that's just a fast technique to do some painted art in baby rooms. And you can even get your other children involved. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask, thanks for watching.

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