Download Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher PDF

By Colette Pitcher

Create wonderful work with this enjoyable and simple advisor to acrylics!
continuously desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour consultant promises specialist guide and straightforward workouts in acrylic portray thoughts and types. The step by step initiatives allow you to perform your ability and stir your mind's eye — and provides you the basis to create related initiatives along with your personal matters and surfaces!
* Get your ft (and brushes) rainy — gather your fabrics, organize your surfaces, and type out ingredients and enhancers *
attempt simple acrylic options — paintings with brush strokes, regulate and skinny your paint, scan with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition rules — combine and use colour, stability parts, make adjustments, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate a number of forms of kinds — use acrylic paint to imitate the results of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and measurement, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the publication and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
numerous initiatives and types to fit all tastes *
speedy tips and strategies to start portray without delay *
plenty of colourful work to motivate creativity *
priceless tricks for making improvements to your drawing abilities *
Full-scale tasks on the finish of such a lot chapters *
workouts to jump-start your creative ardour

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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. The primary reason is that art paint’s pricing corresponds with the pigment content. Other pricing factors include brands, the amount of refinement, rarity, and purity. Pigments and binders Pigment is a powdered coloring material held together by a binder; together, pigment and binder make paint — you can’t paint with pigment alone.

Think of medium as colorless paint. When first added to wet paint, medium looks a little milky, but it turns clear when it dries. Never confuse medium with paint thinner. Paint thinner is meant for oil-based paint. In this book, medium refers to the basic binder used in acrylic painting, which is polymer (acrylic) medium. ” “My medium is acrylics” (or oil, or charcoal — whatever you use to create your works). Medium comes in different viscosities. Generally, if an acrylic product is just called a medium, that means it’s pourable, on the runny side.

You can get two kinds of paintbrush handles: wood or plastic. 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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