- set of acrylic paints the main range (6-8 colors), water, thinner acrylic paint brushes (synthetic, columns, sable bristles), wetted palette, palette knife, the surface for painting (canvasthick watercolor paper, cardboard, wood, etc.), or an easel pad, masking tape, a sub-frame for the canvas.
If you are familiar with watercolor or oil, you can easily learn and acrylic paints.Just keep in mind that acrylic paint dries very quickly.If they are completely dry, they form a film which is not washed off with water.This means that to make changes to a picture only until the complete drying acrylic paints.It is also the complexity of mixing them in an ordinary palette, and creates the need to keep the brush in wa
ter only.To sell special acrylic paints palette at the bottom of which is placed the moistened foam.Surface for paint mixing is waxed paper, laid on top of the wet foam.Furthermore, such panel has a tight fitting lid, which allows a fairly long time to keep it on the mixed paint.It's easy to make your own moisturizing palette, taking the flat container with a lid, the bottom of which you want to put a layer of wet wipes or toilet paper.The main thing - do not overdo it with water to swipe not played havoc.Smooth surface wipes Cover the smooth sheet of thick tracing paper, which becomes a beautiful palette for acrylic paints.
Whatever surface you choose for acrylic painting (except white watercolor paper), it must be primed.There are special primer for acrylic paints.The most frequently used acrylic emulsion which includes titanium dioxide.It gives the surface a white background, the need for transparent acrylic paint.Also as a primer using a dark acrylic paint, which gives the necessary contrast.If you decide to work with acrylic paint diluted , which will be applied on white watercolor paper, you will not need a primer.Acrylic fiber in this case is very similar to the watercolor, but without loss of color saturation.
Remember, acrylic dries faster, the more it is added water.The easiest way to draw a diluted acrylic paints method "in the wet" when a sheet of watercolor paper pre-wetted in warm water and stretched on the tablet.The edges of the wet paper firmly attached to the plate masking tape.If you decide to write a paper on a dry diluted acrylic paints , all while moisturizing it.It is convenient to write two hands: one to apply the paint directly, and the other (wet and clean) - smooth contours, clean izlizhi paint to soften color transitions and correct errors.There acrylic painting technique called layering glaze.First on the working surface of thick paint applied as an underpainting.Then, the diluted liquid paint is applied in layers, waiting for the complete drying of each layer.This allows you to fix dissonance colors or shades to change the overall color scheme of the picture.Paintings, made by glaze has amazing depth, expressiveness and brilliance.
Excellent coverage and density of undiluted acrylics techniques allow you to write "impasto" as when working with oil.It is best to use a drying retarders manufactured specifically for acrylic paints.This will work out without fuss texture strokes and correct any errors which, meanwhile, needs to be corrected immediately.When working on a canvas primed definitely need it, as well as taking into account the transparency of acrylic, it is better to spread it on the main color as underpainting.
brush that you will be working should be selected depending on how diluted acrylic paint.If you want to draw a diluted acrylic paints , the suit of sable brush, heater, bovine or synthetic hair.For impasto techniques (ie, thick acrylic paint ) suitable stiffer bristle brush, sable or combined with synthetic fibers.In addition, in this case, you can use a palette knife, as well as in the writing of oil paintings.
To simplify working with acrylic mass release aids: thinners, retarders drying, glossy, matte and textured gels.Practicing acrylic painting, you will be able to practice to study their properties and to evaluate the usefulness.
Acrylic dries quickly on the hands.To avoid this, it is best to wash them immediately.If this is not possible, put the brush in water.As soon as possible, rinse them thoroughly, making circular motions on the bottom of the container with water, and then under running water and soap.Use only warm water to wash the hands, as the hot water from the acrylic and minimizes score brush.If brushes will be a little acrylic it can throw.
diluted acrylic paint is best applied to the work surface (in the background) with the help of an airbrush.With natural sponge and liquid acrylic can create amazing special effects, as well as in watercolor painting.
- Ray Smith, "Handbook of the artist," AST "Astrel", 2004