How to Paint With Acrylics
A variety of paintbrushes
Acrylic paint (R,Y,B +B/W)
Water in cup
A palette of any sort
A variety of paintbrushes
Acrylic paint (R,Y,B +B/W)
Water in cup
A palette of any sort
An apple (or a photo of an apple!)
papertowels or a rag
heavy duty paper or a hard painting surface
Palette or plastic knife
A pencil
Newspaper or protective surface for your table
Before you begin: proper brush etiquette
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Brush etiquette continued...
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Brush etiquette final
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Before you begin: DO mix your colors!
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Color mixing continued...
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Color mixing final
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Before you begin: sketch your apple lightly
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Getting started...
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Step 1 FLAT COLOR: best to lay down your base color with a flat brush to cover more ground
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Depending on the job is if you need more than 2 coats of flat...now we observe closer...let this dry
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Step 2 BLENDED VALUE: throw in your tints tones and shades
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Practice makes perfect! This takes time to harness...
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The blending dance
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Step 3 TEXTURE: use a variety of brushes to achieve specific effects
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Texture continued...drag, tap, and smoosh!
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Do not use your best groomed paintbrushes for textures. Old brushes are great for texture!
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Texture layer added!
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Step 4 Fine detail: the little things...and hard highlights
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Detail finished
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Bonus! Don't forget to add a shadow under your object! Here is a rushed one ...happy painting!
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