Monday, September 9, 2013
King of the African Savannah in Acrylic
Next weekend I teach a two day acrylic and watercolor workshop on how to go about painting this pussycat. This is the start and roaring end of said pussy cat in acrylic. NEVER EVER take out a small brush and diddle around with fussy details to start any kind of painting. Lay down the big color/value shapes to build the proper foundation. Once that is done, you can begin refining, working on ever more smaller value, color shapes. It is only as you see the light at the end of the tunnel that you may have to use a smaller brush for the final details like the eyes and whiskers on this big boy. At least 90% of this acrylic painting was done with flat brushes ranging from 1/4 inch across to 1 inch across. Be patient with the building progress, and have faith that after the initial big value/color shapes are laid down for a good foundation, the rest of the painting process (refining) will yield a successful painting! I will be posting my watercolor of this guy towards the end of the week.