Art Mediums & Drawing

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Finish Your First Perfect Painting

Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively simple technique, it...

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Translate Value to Color in Watercolor Painting

Figure This Part Out and You Will Paint Anything Beautifully If you want to really enjoy watercolor painting and sync to all of its wild, flowing, fluid possibilities, you have to understand one thing and one thing ONLY–how to break down your compositions into values, and then how you translate value to color in watercolor...