10 acrylic painting tricks and techniques beginners should try


Painting for beginners:

Acrylic painting is a good start for beginners as it is easier than pastels. Acrylic paint easily dissolves in water and dries quickly as well which makes it suitable for the learners. Acrylics don’t need any toxic liquids like the one used in oil pastels and they can be applied to any surface which is dry so you don’t need any special fabric to paint them. If you don’t like some portion of your painting then you can apply the paint again on it as the first coat will dry quickly.


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Tricks and techniques for beginners:

So, you have got your acrylic painting set and quite passionate about it but want to know some tricks and techniques to make original art paintings, then this content is for you. Following are 10 acrylic painting tricks and techniques which should be tried by beginners:


1: Painting the large portions:

Acrylic paint is water based so it dries quickly. That’s why the tip for the beginners is that, paint the large shapes and portions of the painting firstly with the big brushes to avoid the hassle of squeezing out more paint.


2: Be careful about brushes:

When you are using acrylic paints, then you should be careful about the type of brush you are going to use. Always go for the brushes made with synthetic fibers. The brushes made with natural fibers are affected badly by the acrylic paint and can’t be used for a longer time.


3: Soaking the brush in water:

While painting you should have a tray having a shallow layer of water. And keep the brush soaked in that layer. It will save the brush from drying out because the acrylic paint is quick in getting dry.


4: Adjusting the shade:

The important thing to learn about the use of acrylic paint is that they look light when they are painted but after drying out they get dark. So be careful in applying the layers of paint. While painting, the shade may seem lighter to you but it may get dark after drying out.  


5: Layer painting:

Acrylic paint is a good option for the layer painting techniques where you want to apply another layer of paint on the previous layer. It is because acrylic dries out quickly and the dried layer is water resistant.


6: Painting with oil-based paints:

You can paint oil-based paints on a painting of acrylic artwork. But it is not possible to paint acrylic on oil-based paints.


7: Use of white color:

The white colored acrylic paint can be used to add reflection effects in the painting. As well as, you can also add light effect to the edges of the objects in the painting with the white color.


8: Shadow effect:

If you want to create a shadow effect in the painting, then grey and black color are suitable for it. But remember, creating such effects need a lot of practice and correct application of the paint.


9: Sit in a room with stable light:

While painting, you should be in a room having stable light because if the light changes over time then this could affect the visual appearance of your picture which would make it difficult for you to judge it.

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