While you'll be excited to finish your PaintyLand kit. You might be happy to hear that there is always a place to make it better. Ready to take you Color By Numbers to a whole new level?!
In order to become experts at something, you have to deal with many obstacles along the way. when talking about the perfect art piece it's definitely crucial to know how to blend colors properly.
In this blog, we summarize some of the most important parts of working with acrylic. It's one of those things you have to get right if you imaging yourself taking your hobby into a new level to create a masterpiece. So, here we go with FIVE hacks for you:
1. Create Complexity
Have you ever noticed acrylic paint used directly from the tube sometimes looks flat and hard on your painting surface? Consider adding a touch of white, or a lighter version of the color you're using, to add complexity to the shade. This small shift can bring a lot more dimension to your art.
2. Try to Replace Black for Darkening Colors
While the white will do good to the color shades, it's not that smart to use black to darken your art piece. Black paint tends to make colors muddy and can be over-powering sometimes. A good alternative to using pure black paint is to create a color that’s near black by mixing complementary colors (opposites on the color wheel) together, like red and green, violet and yellow, or blue and orange. these combinations will do much better to your masterpiece by and keep it vibrant so the paint effect will look more natural.
3. Play With Your Hues
Mixing colors doesn't have to be a hard task. You don't have to nail it on the first try. Start by making a very basic version of the color you're going for, then refine it from there. If you want to make purple, for instance, start by combining equal parts of blue and white. Chances are, this will yield more of a bluish color. So try adding some white or yellow. Add colors little by little, slowly refining it to suit your needs.
4. Create a variety of Colors
Once you've mixed color for a key component in your painting, create a "family" of tones around it. For instance, say you've created a perfect blue for the vase of flowers you want to paint. Create another version of that blue color with a little bit of yellow added, another version with a little bit of red, etc. This will help you create the shadows and highlights in various parts of the painting with a natural color progression.
5.Darken Acrylic Paint Colors by Shading
Adding black paint to a lighter acrylic paint colors makes it tur
n darker. this technique called Shading. look at the selection of colors that have been gradually darkened by adding touches of black. Take some inspiration for your painting and always keep in mind, Black is a very strong color, you don't want to use it more than needed. a little paint goes a long way.
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