By Colette Pitcher
Create attractive work with this enjoyable and straightforward consultant to acrylics!
constantly desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour consultant grants specialist guideline and straightforward routines in acrylic portray thoughts and kinds. The step by step tasks allow you to perform your ability and stir your mind's eye — and provides you the root to create related initiatives together with your personal matters and surfaces!
* Get your ft (and brushes) rainy — gather your fabrics, organize your surfaces, and type out ingredients and enhancers *
test uncomplicated acrylic innovations — paintings with brush strokes, keep watch over and skinny your paint, test with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition rules — combine and use colour, stability parts, make alterations, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate a number of types of kinds — use acrylic paint to imitate the consequences of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and size, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the booklet and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
a number of tasks and kinds to fit all tastes *
quickly methods and methods to start portray instantaneously *
plenty of colourful work to encourage creativity *
worthy tricks for making improvements to your drawing abilities *
Full-scale tasks on the finish of so much chapters *
workouts to jump-start your creative ardour
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You can buy a whole set of inexpensive paints for the same price as a single tube of another, higher-grade kind. You may also wonder how in the world a gallon of house paint can cost the same as a tiny tube of artist’s paint. Art paint costs more than house paint because it contains far higher quality pigment, is ground finer, has no unnecessary filler in it, and is formulated not to fade. You’ll also notice, though, that prices and other factors differ even among art paints. In this section, I walk you through various paint properties that can affect paint prices.
Palette knives are especially handy for mixing because they clean easily — just wipe them off with a paper towel — and therefore waste less paint. Knives come in all different shapes. I like ones with a pointy diamond on the end; they make great lines and can get in little places to add detail. You can get cheap plastic knives or fancy wood-handled knives. If you use a palette knife a lot, you probably want one that’s nicer and can stand some pressure. Figure 2-6 shows palette knives and the marks they make.
The reward for artists is that the price is right and the quality is not compromised. It’s a win-win for everyone: You get to keep more of your hard-earned money, and the animals get to keep their hair. Acrylic paint is pretty hard on brushes. Even if you keep them clean, acrylic has a way of stubbornly attaching to hairs and handles. For this reason I recommend using synthetic brushes rather than the very expensive natural hair brushes. The final painting won’t show what price your brushes were.