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Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

By Colette Pitcher

Create stunning work with this enjoyable and straightforward advisor to acrylics!
consistently desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour advisor can provide specialist guideline and straightforward workouts 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 comparable initiatives along with your personal topics and surfaces!
* Get your toes (and brushes) rainy — gather your fabrics, arrange your surfaces, and kind out ingredients and enhancers *
test easy acrylic strategies — paintings with brush strokes, keep watch over and skinny your paint, test with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition ideas — combine and use colour, stability components, make adjustments, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate numerous different types of types — use acrylic paint to imitate the results of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and size, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the publication and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
a number of tasks and kinds to fit all tastes *
fast tips and methods to start portray straight away *
plenty of colourful work to encourage creativity *
priceless tricks for bettering your drawing talents *
Full-scale tasks on the finish of so much chapters *
workouts to jump-start your creative ardour

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Artist-grade or professional acrylics Artist acrylic is another name for professional-grade paints. Usually, artistquality paint contains more pigment and less filler than student grades and is, of course, more expensive because of that. If you can afford it, this is the kind of paint you want to buy. Student grade acrylics Student-grade paint is less expensive. It’s an okay place to start, but if you’re serious about painting and want your paintings to last, use the best grade of paint you can afford.

Water is very thin and therefore has low viscosity. Acrylic paint is available in three viscosities: ߜ Fluid or soft body acrylics come in a bottle. They have a low viscosity (typically ten times thinner than heavy body paint) and a creamy consistency. ) ߜ Heavy-bodied acrylics come in a jar or tube. These acrylics were originally formulated to have the same feel as oil paints. The paints in jars have such a high viscosity that you need to scoop them out with a palette knife (check out Chapter 2 for more on palette knives and other tools).

Wood is the more common material; you can get brushes that have plastic handles, but they’re usually lower quality. Wood handles are nice but can disintegrate if you leave them in water. I have favorite brushes in each category. Some handles have a chiseled end opposite the hairs that’s good for scraping and drawing in the paint (called scraffito). You can scrape with any other tool as well, but having a chisel-ended brush is just so easy when your brush flips over to have a chisel end that does the job.

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