Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

By Colette Pitcher

Hands-on, full-color guide during this flexible portray medium Acrylic paint is straightforward to take advantage of, speedy to dry, a cinch to scrub up, and comparatively inexpensive--which makes it an excellent medium for beginner artists. Following an easy step by step strategy, Acrylic portray For Dummies offers hands-on guideline and easy-to-follow routines in acrylic portray options and types, making the medium obtainable to would-be artists in any respect degrees. that includes large-scale initiatives on the finish of so much chapters and abundant extra possibilities for readers to color alongside, this pleasant consultant may help an individual notice the artist inside. Collette Pitcher (Greeley, CO) is a painter who shows her paintings in the course of the state. She is the landlord of the show off artwork middle in Greeley, the place she bargains grownup guideline in different portray mediums. Pitcher can also be the writer of Watercolor portray For Dummies (978-0-470-18231-4).

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4 1 Darken the Shadows With a no. 0 or 1 round brush , use Ultramarine Violet and Light Red to deepen some of the shadows and crevices such as the far arm of the male pixie, the eyes, the front of the female pixie’s dress and under their chins. 5 Add the Finishing Touches Use a Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow mixture for the texture of the wings, making sure to leave white paper showing. Paint with a no. 0 round in a veined pattern. indd 49 10/19/07 4:17:09 PM Glowing wings The Scent of Jasmine Putting a glow to your faeries suggests an ethereal quality.

Apply a wash of Viridian and Payne’s Gray with a no. 1 round. Keep the darker tones near the stem and fade out to lighter colors at the edges and top of the leaf. Again, paint around the veins. Oak Leaf 1 Sketch and Add the Basecoat Draw the leaf’s basic shape. Add veins that run up in pairs along the length of the leaf. Wet the whole area with a Sap Green wash using a no. 4 round. While this is wet, touch in Cadmium Orange and Yellow Ochre, letting the colors spread out along the leaf’s veined pattern.

Hovering Classic pose Taking off Launching Into the Air If the elbow goes one direction, bend the wrist the other way for emphasis. Side View Here’s a classic pose for a faery hovering in the air or flying lazily forward. Notice the spine’s slight arch, uplifted head and slight bend of the hips that make the legs protrude slightly forward. She looks like a hummingbird hovering with a proudly puffed out little chest as if posed for a photo op! indd 42 10/19/07 4:22:14 PM On the Ground Spread out the arms to suggest exultation and joy Wide, expansive gestures convey wild abandon Graceful dancing Coyly hiding behind a tree Dancelike Poses Observing dancers is a good way to learn faery poses.

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