PAINTING with FOOD COLOR – Delicious… but is it POSSIBLE?!


Ah yes. Baking. Who doesn’t love making a sugary treat? Decorating it with lot’s of color. And eating it in one sitting. Yep. I love a good food coma. Better yet,
I love it when I get to painting and I’ve-
Gosh. Once again mixed up my food dye with my watercolor. Looks like I’m painting with food dye. So here is the food dye that I
am going to be using for this video. Now, I actually just went to my local grocery
store and picked up the only food dye packet they had and it came with red, green, yellow, and blue dye. And on the back of the packaging it actually has
instructions on how to add each color and how many drops to make other colors. So I was actually really excited because normally with the “painting with”
illustrations I’m working with one maybe two colors but we actually have the
option here to mix probably every color possible. Of course limited to what we
are given. So right away swatching the colors we
had,
I did want to go ahead and swatch red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. So I started off by putting down what they gave us and then I mixed in some additional colors aka orange and purple and then I
got to swatching. I was actually really surprised at how pink the red was.
It wasn’t very red at all. It was quite magenta-y. So that had me a little concerned.
And the same with the orange. The orange was looking a lot more brown
than I was expecting. The yellow was bright and vivid.
The green, again, loved it. The blue, very vibrant. And the purple was very deep. Which I was really surprised with and I actually really love. I also wanted to
test the gradient situation and it was pretty dang good. That blue to purple, so pretty. So after getting the basic swatches down,
I was actually really curious with how the colors stayed on the paper. Were they going to pick up if
I try to layer them? With watercolor you can pick up the colors a little bit but
for the most part they are staying down so that you can layer them and work with
them. Because this isn’t an art supply I knew that it was probably not going to
work that way. It did seem like I had to work at it to get it off the page a little bit, but when I did some tests later it didn’t look so good. And then I also went over the gradient with a solid color just to see if I could handle that
second wash on top and it didn’t. So that’s something I’m going to have to
consider when working with these colors. They can layer just a little bit maybe
similar dark colors but something like a yellow definitely isn’t going to work. I had a lot of fun just swatching these colors and seeing what was up with the
food dye. So once this test was done it was time to move on. But if you are
familiar with these series before we get into painting with our food dye we have to start sketching what we’re going to draw. Or paint rather… or dye…? So with the
series “Painting with (blank).” I like to draw a character that is somewhat related to the art supply or whatever I’m painting with supply. So today because we are painting with something that you bake with- I don’t know why I cannot remember the word “food dye”. Because we are painting with a food dye
I think it would be really cute to draw like a baker or a chef or something. I think we should do a male character,
I’m always drawing female characters. I think it would be kind of cute if we did a male character. Maybe he’s-
Well usually they have heart eyes because they’re in love with whatever it is we are doing. Coffee, Blood, you name it. I guess he should be drooling.
You know he’s a baker. And the interesting thing about this art supply is that it seems like, because we have the primary colors and of course green as well, we can probably draw anything normal colored like a person. We can get brown for skin and we can get red blush and shading and all this stuff. So it seems like it’s going to be a fairly
normal looking drawing unless I want to kind of go crazy and just kind of do the
basic colors. Who knows. But it seems like we do have quite a variety.
So that’s actually really interesting and exciting, because usually the painting with a
series… you know we’re limited to… whatever color, whatever it is that we
are painting with is. Should we have this guy baking naked and have his
little butt sticking out? Would that be funny? Why do I always have to go in this
direction? Oh my gosh I want to make him naked for some reason. “For some reason.”
Everyone knows I like to draw butts. Who doesn’t like to draw butts? Can you believe I went out and specifically made a cake just for the intro of this video? The intro that lasts what, 15 seconds? Do, I wonder, let’s see we usually have like
a circle as usual behind our character. What if we have like cookies or cupcakes
or just like baked things arching around them and then the burst could be coming
around that. That might be really fun! Oh no I’m drawing a waist, I’m gonna make it into a girl. And you know I want to give them a butt. I like this pose.
This one’s really fun. A little less stiff than this one. Again we can have our
circle- let’s see if I can get it up a little higher. Our circle here and then we can
have like eggs and flour… and then like the bowl over here. And then everything’s kind of swirling into it. I just drew an ant on top of a cake instead of drawing another idea. You know what that means. It means I’m going to pencil our drawing
onto our paper and then get to painting. Here we go. When I got into penciling our little
chef character I started to think about all the colors we had available with
this painting with food dye. And with a chef character what, I was going to do some skin tones.
A white coat. It seemed like I wasn’t taking advantage of all the colors we had for this challenge, So I thought I would do, oh you know a clown chef, because clowns are very colorful. And honestly I just really wanted to do
a rainbow clown fro. I just really wanted to. So I penciled it the same pose from
earlier and this time decorated them up to be a clown. Instead of just ingredients going into the bowl, they have some juggling balls, a bowling pin, a rubber chicken. You know.
The usual ingredients to make cookie dough. And they’re not naked but they’re in their underwear because- Because clowns are silly. I could have sworn clowns being in their underwear was one of the gags, but when I googled it I couldn’t find but one image of a clown in very oversized
boxers. So maybe I just really wanted to draw someone naked. Classic me. [Music] So after I decided to draw a clown
character, I was really excited, even more so than I already was, to get started. Because, like I said, we have lots of colors, we have a rainbow wig that I was
just ‘dying’- Oh wait. That’s-
That’s a pun. Food ‘Dye’. I just always get super excited
with these “painting with” videos, because it’s really interesting at just seeing
the weird struggles you have to work around when working with a non art
supply to make a drawing. And I was just really excited to paint something super colorful because these dyes were just super colorful. So I wanted to start off with a skin tone just to get our base character down, and I was so pleasantly surprised with the skin tone I was able to mix out of these colors. Now obviously it’s just like watercolor. You’ve got your yellow and red and you mix those up and make a skin tone. But I was having a little bit of a struggle getting out of this weirdly just orange tone. I needed to add a little bit more red to it to
give it that skin color. It was really hard though.
Either I added too much red and it was just super magenta, or I didn’t add enough and they looked very yellow and sick. But thankfully I was able to find a nice medium and I just love how well the blush went to the knees and I just-
I actually think the legs are my favorite part of this illustration. They just looked so nice and crisp. Continuing to color all the other
objects that the clown chef was holding, I just wanted to make sure I got a
lovely mix of colors. And as tempting as it was to tone some of them down, because, as most of you know, I do love to work with really earthy colors. Ones that aren’t just super bright and in-your-face. I like a nice chill color. Colors that look like poop basically. But I did want to use the food coloring at
its actual full potential, or I guess raw state.
Just because I did want to get
those really bright vivid colors because we’re working with food dye! That’s what food dye is. It’s very bright and colorful. I want to make sure that I use
the materials as they are. And oh my gosh did I not use them at their full potential with that wig. That wig was so much fun. Just making this really colorful rainbow
gradient. Just going crazy with it, making textures and swirls. It was so much fun and I think it turned out so cute. I absolutely love it. [Music] Shading is also very scarce in this
illustration just because with my tests I noticed that they really activated
whatever the first layer was when you tried to put a second layer on top. So I knew that any sort of shading I was going to do on top of the first layer
was probably going to activate it and then destroy whatever I was trying to do. It was hard enough coloring things right next to each other. Going into this illustration I was actually wondering if I was going to do
a lineless look. In other words, was I going to use line work or not. Because the legs were turning out so good and I really liked the lineless look, it was tempting. But later as I worked closer and closer to other colors and found them bleeding into each other, I decided that it would probably be best to go ahead and put line work over it to smooth things out and cover up those
blurs and mess ups and white borders that I kept between colors. That said, I knew it was going to be risky to add line art because, again, I was adding something on top of something else, which was going to risk of bleeding. But thankfully the line work didn’t actually bleed for some reason. I was very thankful for. And very confused by. To make a black food dye I just mixed red and green together. If you want to make a black with any sort of paint you just mix in the
complements. It was still kind of brown looking at first so I added a little bit of blue, and it made a really nice as black as I could get color. It is still pretty dark grey, but I think it turned out really well. And if you have watched any of my other painting with videos I have already added the sort of explosion of color in the background. Of course I had to do a
rainbow explosion because this illustration was so colourful, and I was enjoying that rainbow wig so much. Really I just wanted to embrace those really bright vivid colors. And you know what, I love the results! This turned out so fun. It was really interesting painting with food dye. It was what, $3 for all of this
paint? The most colorful painting with video so far, and honestly, one of the easiest. It was very similar to working with watercolor. In fact probably better than most dollar-store watercolor paints I’ve ever tried. Wow. [Music] And with that we are done with our
painting with food dye illustration. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Thank you so much for watching. Now if you’ll excuse me I have a cake to eat. YUM. Mmmfstay golden! And now a huge thank you to my wonderful patrons for all of their
support. You guys are the best. If you want to be in the credits at the end of my videos, see secret sketches, coloring pages, early access and more, check out my patreon by clicking the link in the description. Thank you guys all so much
for the support. Bye! [Music]

100 Replies to “PAINTING with FOOD COLOR – Delicious… but is it POSSIBLE?!”

  1. What do you want to see me paint with next?! Leave a comment below!

    Until then… What's your favorite COLOR of cake?!

  2. The three primary colors aren’t actually blue, red, yellow but actually magenta, cyan, and yellow so that’s why your “red” looked so pink because it probably isn’t red but magenta so you can actually mix every color together

  3. I wanna see you do your art. Don't become an entertainer instead, please!!!! I don't care for cakes or food color I just wanna see you create your illustrations, from start to finish ❤️

  4. Wait wait
    Do you know that red,blue aren't primary?
    Cyan/sky blue, magenta and yellow are primary…
    I know you guys are thinking "But that's not how it works or that's not how it was taught" Well for many generations yes,but scientist and science debunk it and some artist who did debunk it or maybe unsure still tested it and I've been mind blown when I discovered it in middle school in a science classroom.
    But some of use are just not used to saying "Cyan, magenta and yellow are the primary colors and red, blue and green are secondary colors" we artists, art teachers and most of us always say "Red,blue and yellow are primary colors and purple,green and orange are secondary" one my art teachers that I had class with said those exact saying that most of us say.

  5. I actually loved this video, and illustration!! The clown’s afro is so cute! Honestly everything about him his cute! ahahHahSkajjsjwkdjskais

  6. The coffee one has been my fave so far but this one is just so fun and colorful!
    An idea though; Painting with beer!

  7. i want to say that you should paint with bleach but i dont know how safe that is… BUT if it is safe enough PLEASE PAINT WITH BLEACH🙏🏽

  8. 3:59 “it’s gonna be fairly normal”
    anticipating the butts
    4:23 “so we can have him baking naked with his butt sticking out”

    There we go

  9. That cake looks amazing and it is my birthday 🎂 (wow)

    I didnt expect this colors would me better than my gouache colours 😂

  10. You gave so many people leg hair that its now unexaptable to have smooth legs in the drawing worlds society

  11. why spend a budget of dollars with watercolor??…..use dye food!! is more cheap! hehe

    before I use with watercolor, I stared with coffe and dye food!

    help so much!

  12. kaaaseyyyy!!! you should know!! red blue and yellow ARE NOT PRIMARY COLORS!! it’s magenta cyan and yellow! c’mon ur the ant queen u should know this <3

  13. I just noticed your address, nice to see someone local, I’m in Sooke! I had my doubts with this one but dang it turned out sooooo good.

  14. Don’t worry that the “red” was magenta. (The “blue” was also cyan)
    Magenta is a primary colour, along with blue and yellow. They are the subtractive primary colours (paint). The additive primary colours are green, blue and red (light). So that’s why at 1:42 when mixing magenta and yellow you can see red.
    Because red and blue are secondary colours when mixing them, like blue and yellow you get a dark non vibrant green, because you’re mixing a primary with a secondary, not the main pure primary colours. Also why printers use magenta cyan and yellow instead of red and blue.
    A little science. Funny how schools can’t even get colours right lol.

  15. Thus is a weird question but is it a good idea to use a color pencil like prismacolor for watercolor paintings

  16. I really love how this one turned out. I like how you left the wig line-less, but textured. Its just a lot of fun. 🙂

  17. I love to see u actually likeing ur art it makes me so happy.😆😁❤I dont kno how u cant not like it???

  18. Im sadly allergic to the red and pink food coloring 🙁 and all the other color u need to mix with red to get that color

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