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Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates

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12 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1 Before you get started

    • 3. Lesson 2 Background colors

    • 4. Lesson 3 Clouds

    • 5. Lesson 4 Sail and highlights

    • 6. Lesson 5 Monkey and faces

    • 7. Lesson 6 Even more details

    • 8. Lesson 7 Fish and more highlights

    • 9. Lesson 8 Eyes and whale

    • 10. Lesson 9 Facial details

    • 11. Lesson 10 Finishing touches

    • 12. Lesson 11 Rounding it up

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Become more acquainted with acrylic paint techniques as you study the observations the artist has made while analyzing his own work of art. You will see various aspects of mixing paint, putting it on canvas, adding details and background colors, and other things that need to be taken into consideration when beginning on a journey like this.

The teacher will point out several tips and pitfalls, as well as take you through the entire process of getting this particular painting done on canvas. With all these gold nuggets, you'll likely improve your painting and drawing skills, as well as your knowledge about acrylic paint in particular.

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1. Introduction: Hi. Welcome to the introduction of this class. This is the introduction. This is This is actually the video called The Introduction is the introduction. Its introduction video. Okay, so did I mention it was the introduction? Okay, this is the introduction. OK? So if you don't want the introduction, just get this. Just go straight to the class. If you want an introduction. This is it. Look, this is what we're gonna paint. I painted this already, but I'm going to show you how to paint it. This is what you'll get to know in the introduction. What the class is all about. This class is about acrylic painting. See? It says it here. So now I explain it to you. Now you know what it's about. What level of students to classes for? Because you're my students. I'm your teacher. It's for intermediate once. I don't want beginners. Actually, if you're a beginner, you could take this cost to Maybe I should clarify this. So me and maybe beginners. Maybe I didn't define that well enough. I don't know what students can expects to be able to do once complete it paint with acrylic paint. That's what you're gonna learn in this class. That's why this is the introduction. I'm showing all this so you know what to expect. And more specifically. Okay, Yes. You're gonna learn how to do shadows. Highlights color, mixing water, mixing, adding details, creating background colors, etcetera on with acrylic paint. So let's dive in. This is the end of the introduction video. I hope I make that clear that this is just the introduction and the other videos will not be the introduction. This is the introduction video. Okay, thank you very much. And, uh, welcome to my class. 2. Lesson 1 Before you get started: Okay, So before we get started with all the actual painting and examples and the sped up process , just keep these things in mind. So number one, it takes practice. So it just because you see me do it you know, doesn't mean you're gonna do it Gives the exact same way I give this life class Teoh some people that we're gonna do exactly what I was gonna dio. And I literally showed them what to dio right in front of them. And then when I looked at how they copied me that it wasn't the exact same thing. So it does take practice. You will have to do it a lot to become better at it, just like withdrawing. And just like with riding a bicycle or anything else, right? So But just by following these videos, you can learn a lot more about what you should pay attention, Teoh, you you have to look a lot at the example, is the next thing. So I did art school for a year, and all they kept saying is like, Look, you glance at the example for like, uh, five seconds and then you think you know what? What's there and then your brain forgets half of it, and then you just start painting or drawing or something, and then it's not accurate. So you have to be some. Some people they stare at at the the reality ordered the thing to trying to copy for four minutes for 10 2030 minutes before they actually start, because they want to analyze it and then gonna store all that stuff in their memory. So make sure that you look a lot at the example. You know, don't you think like it doesn't look like and then start? Okay, you have toe. It's all about the art is about seeing as much as it is about just making your hand do the right movements. Okay, so it's about seeing it's about analyzing at any mine and then using your your hands Teoh to copy what is stored in your brain. So think about that makes the colors until you get them. I don't don't get impatient if it doesn't turn out the right way. I know sometimes you're like that. That's really not the color. I want it that's close to it, but I need to add something else to it, so keep mixing them. Don't give up on that. Don't add too much water at first. I know people that think is like water paint or something. Well, our eco RL's oh are like a lot of caller. Don't you know? Actually, acrylic painting on Lee takes a little bit of water, sometimes almost nothing like just maybe one drop. So the ratio is very small, like the racial pain to water. You know, it's like tens of one almost most times, you know depends on the effect you're trying to create. If you trying to create succeed through colors, you can use acrylic paging his son kind of form of watercolor, but start out with a little bit of water first. The next point. Have big and small brushes because then you can have, like, background for with big round ones, and that can have a certain effect, too. Have a canvas. Take small brushes for the details, different pains the paper towel so you can erase things and, well, exactly raise everything, but it can have a certain kind of effect. Number six. Make it fun. Put on some music, have a space where you can focus Otherwise, it's just gonna be dragon, and it will feel like a job. So those are my beginning tips. Get into next video. We're gonna show you how I created this beautiful painting and, uh, yeah, let's dive into it. 3. Lesson 2 Background colors: All right, we're gonna get started with the actual painting and this is the example. See, there it is the example and thes air colors I'm going to use first of all, purple, big brush, break, brush. So that's what I'm showing here. There's lots of little brushes that I have, but you need a big brush to start out with because you're gonna do the background. So you have to imagine that whatever is at the back, you're gonna work your way. So you need some water. You're gonna work your way from the back to the front. So whatever is behind another item needs to be done first, because then you can paint over it, which will appear in front of it. So So first going to start out with purple. I just have purple. You can also make purple if you just have, uh, blue with the bread that would work that maybe add some whites or some black, depending on how lights or dark you want it. And so I'm speeding this up and showing you that you know the disguise just gonna be purple , and it's OK that it drips a little bit at the bottom because we're gonna go over that with blue anyway, So you gotta add some water. Otherwise, it's too dry, but not too much water with acrylic paint. You have to be really careful with how much water you add Don't do too much. And so you could still see a little bit of the backgrounds, the healthy, original painting that we're covering up, which I bought at some secondhand store or some thrift store. I just wanted it to use it for the campus. Sometimes those things are way cheaper than an actual whites blank canvas. So on the blue is done, you add a little bit. See, that's why I'm doing this a little bit, A little bit of little bit of black to the blue, just to make a little darker. So now that all the blue is done, you're gonna put some shadows on there and then speeding it up again because kind of boring to watch me to really slowly eso we're gonna just take that black and mix a little bit of it, not all of it, and then see how dark it turns out to be and then add a little bit more and then add a little bit more after that. And so that's how you do it. You just always, gradually is Look at it now. I think I had a too much black, so I'm adding a little bit more blue and so that I'm kind of mixing it up also, because I want more paint to be there and a little bit of water, not too much. See, I only dipped it like once or twice, and now we're slowing down. See you now We got thes thes waves at the top, and zoom is a little bit off, but you could see it. I think eso the top has all these little dark waves, which is interesting because the light you think the light would come from But the shot that there the shadows below the touched areas of the highlights of the top so that you got thes thes lines that signified highlights, and then right beneath it is kind of like a shadow of the surface. So that's what they did in that painting, too. So we're gonna add some black cause I still don't think it's dark enough, and, uh oh, it's just gonna be really black Cincy kind of mixes up with the boat. So there I made a mistake. I just put too much black of my brush and I just put it on the canvas. And then I'm like, Oh, groups. So you know, if it's not dried up yet, if you correct it immediately with acrylic paints, just a nice thing you can change that. You could just mix on the canvas. If you want, you can mix a different color into it now. My advice is that you actually mix it on the plates or on the palate that you using to mix colors because then you immediately have the right clothes. But in case you need to make a correction anyway, you can do it on the campus as long as it's not dried up. Yet. If it's dried up, you can't mix it anymore. Then if you paint over it, it will just go over it and cover it up so that that's the deal. Acrylic panes when you use a smaller brush, don't you love this guy? He's like showing all the brushes right there is, like a look. Now I'm going to use this, Yeah, it's a great instructor. I've worked with him a lot. He looks a lot like me, too. So I'm getting some more blue those stupid jokes. And like, Vincent, shut up. Just give me instructions. So we're gonna add ah, tad of white because we want it. Teoh have some highlights, so we don't want just pure white on it, maybe a little bit, but you gotta be careful with that. So we're gonna add some white mixed with blue, and it becomes very light blue. And as you could see, it is almost white, but it's still got some blue in it. It's very light blue and in the middle, I'm adding some pure white stuff, but it's still a little see through because it's got some water and the blues not dried up yet. And ah, that doesn't. Then I'm adding some or, like really pure white highlights, right? And and now that the purple is already dried up, Aiken, cover it up with whites, and it will just be pure white. Now, I just made a little bit of his start with it for sale, but, uh, yeah, it's gonna handsome yellow. Yeah, because yellow emanates from the lights that that the little girls holding. So it's gonna have some, uh, yellow white ish mixed raise from that from that from that lights and also from the moon. But the moon is farther up, so Okay, let's go to the next video, see what else we're gonna do about this. 4. Lesson 3 Clouds: Okay, so we're gonna continue with those, Uh, there's white and yellow raise and more highlights on the on the waves on the water, and we're just going to try to catch that balance between the white and the and the yellow and the see through, so so that it doesn't completely cover up. And it's not like pure white and yellow, because it kind of needs to be see through. So what do you do to make it more see through? It's very simple. You just add more water, Okay, so then it becomes more of a watery stroke from the brush than just a pure acrylic, because acrylic paying to some kind of plastic in it. So if you cover it up with plastic, it's just going to cover it up and replace that color. But if you add some water to it that could see now are gonna handsome red for this particular part. See, all the purple pinkish shades and tense is on the way. You say it in the in, the in the clouds. Now it's just pure purple. It's not that pretty. I mean, it's OK, but we need some pink in there. City and then, Ah, we're just gonna you got to do is not just smear it all in one spot, you gotta smear it out. So if you put it somewhere and it's too pure, you just kind of spread it out by going over it a bit more. See, I'm mixing it all up with the original color and with a little bit of blue little red because I don't want it to deviate too much. I don't want to stand out is at actual object in the sky. It needs to just be a variation of what's already there. That makes sense. Meaning that that's pretty obvious, isn't it? So we're adding some blew into it and a little bit of black, and it doesn't really matter if if you add a little bit of some something in there that isn't completely their like. I'm not trying to follow the CC of you doing portrait painting or something, and you're gonna paid a few $1000 find whatever. But if you're doing it as a hobby and it doesn't need to be completely 100% accurate, Teoh the example that you're using, then you could use some freedom and suit creativity and just add a few of colors in there and just kind of follow the example because it doesn't really matter if it's completely realistic. I mean, this is more like a cartoon painting, so we're adding some more highlights to the top of the clouds because there's gonna be a moon. See, here comes the moon. It's completely yellow, it's purely yellow. And I'm struggling with that yellow because for some reason, and maybe it's not dried up yet, So I'm tryingto using a little bit of water, but not not too much. And still, it's a little bit see through. But I wanted to be pure yellow, so I'm struggling a little bit with that moon. I remember that was really frustrating. Ah, and then a little bit around it, like a glow. But see now I'm already using too much and not enough water, so I just used it. Well, you could do is use a cloth and just kind of smear it out and tad on it. And so now it has that little glow. So let's see where or how we're going to solve that. In the next videos 5. Lesson 4 Sail and highlights: All right, We're gonna do more of the sale and of the highlights. So, uh, we're gonna do face a little bit. So, uh, watch me. I just put a big blur of skin color in there and, uh, a bunch of other stuff. So at first, I'm just kind of putting very subtle line of this shape of where those objects need to be and the two kids in the boat, because then I could kind of aim an estimate, uh, estimate where they are instead of just going full at it. Okay, so now I'm adding some bubbles. See? Little bubbles, Actually, all it is, it's like little white dots, and it makes it look that much more like it's under water, Right? Because there's bubbles everywhere. So let's see what I'm doing here. Was this guy doing man? Was he doing? You're getting way too much white to that way. What are you doing, weirdo? Okay. So as you can see, the white highlight of the wave contrast with the dark, almost blackish blue underneath it. And that sub mix of picture instinct is when there's lots of different colors. Well, well, there's certain spectrum of colors But, you know, there's thes purple colors. Make it very mysterious and very, uh, cartoony and dreamy and all that stuff. It's like it's like this rainbow thing in the cloud, right? Ah, but the contrast is always what makes it interesting. Sort of dark purple clouds and the rights white sill crossed in contrast with it in the same with the waves. You wanna have white at the top and then in a dark underneath it. So, uh, so here I'm adding to still, it still is not completely white and has some shades teens, handsome shades of the light blue and gray ish. So, uh, so that's what you need to add to And of course, not on the side of where the light is coming from. So we're gonna add some yellow to here to in the next video 6. Lesson 5 Monkey and faces: All right, So there's two kids on this boat, so we're gonna to all those who paint those faces, we're gonna add some intended. Like I said, I'm gonna have some yellow coming from the moon. This is all yellow to someone really struggling with that pure yellow. So I'm trying to make it work, not really working, so we'll reflect on that later anyway. So, uh, yeah, there's two kids, but then there's also a monkey monkeys all the way at the top here. So we're gonna paint that too. Uh huh. So what do we got? The colors for skin color is typically orangewood white. Your skin with white people called on occasions. However, um is usually orange and and white, and it's Ah, yeah, it may be a little bit of gray in there. Somebody sent there needs to be a tad of blue in there. Personally, I don't think is that important unless you're gonna be really accurate with the color. But, uh, Orangewood whites is what it is. And so, you know, a lot of white and a little bit of orange don't make it too dark. So that's what skin color is so yellow red and white and see? There we have it. We have the arm, arms, You have the faces, and it's not gonna be completely flat like that. Like me Now it looks very flat. It's one color. We're gonna add some more shades to later. But a monkey has the same color, Apparently some kind of skin color. Or maybe a little darker. But so we're just gonna use the same color for that, Which makes it easier. Means I don't have to. Makes us much in Why were card if you could be lazy. Right. So, uh, what you've got here? What are you waiting? Come on, hurry up. These people are watching. You're wasting their time. Okay, look, I'm adding some great to the sale now. I'm standing right in front of it and zooming out cause I wanted to show you the color that I'm creating this pallets. No. What? Its goal. Pallets in a mixing and the mixing. Look at the color that's coming out. It's beautiful. It's the best color. And the what? Now, I wouldn't go that far. Okay, So what's happening now and look out much? I sped it up just because my arms, in a way is I'm adding some of these colors to sell underneath a silk is there's all these ropes and stuff, So, yeah, I should have filmed this from a different angle. And I will in the next videos or something. Ah, and then, yeah, just take some brown and, uh, some some dark. It's, um, uh, black at that to the brown brown brown was just made with Well, I have brown, so that that makes it easier. I had acrylic paint that was just brown. So if you could get that encourage you to this, get that cause it makes things so much easier. But if you really want to know, you could makes red and blue and yellow and then maybe a little bit of black, depending on how dark you want it. Do you create brown and has to be a very delicate balance between all those colors? Right. So So there you go. Let's watch the next video and see what we're gonna dio. Now that we have the mask and the boats and everything else, we're gonna fill out the details, fill into details You never know what the difference between fill out and feeling, but I'm not going to bother you with that, uh, dilemma, We're gonna move on to the next video. 7. Lesson 6 Even more details: Okay. So just as I announced in the last video, we're gonna have more details. We're gonna take that brown and ah, dark brown and add a shadow on the left side of the boat. Messed and some other parts and a little bit on the monkey. It's coming more like a cat. Still know what it is that I think it's monkey? It doesn't matter what it is, it's It's a cute animal. Which cartoon picture? That's all that matters. And so see, I take that skin color here, but I'm adding a little bit of gray to it. So black and a little bit off read because there's red in our skins, right, So So you gotta just add some little shades to it and just really look at the example and see how much and see here. I'm struggling again with stupid stupid lights because I'm trying to make it, uh, glow. But I'm trying to make it pure yellow at the same time. So but the moral of this story is see, I'm adding two more red to it, so it makes it a little darker. Don't just add black, because that that just makes your skin a completely different color. But the moral of the story is, even if you mess up in acrylic paints, you could still make good look really nice. And you can correct it a lot of times and can go over it and you can mix it and you could spread it and he can water it and you could make a seat through, uh, those are There's all things you could do with acrylic paint, which is like a It's just the reason why I like a little bit better than AAA coral or something or other cultures. And I don't know, oil paints a whole different story, too. But yeah, you could just take black CM, just took black, pure black and just add some details. And I took some brown and added some more over here. Ah, and, uh, yeah, that's just how you could do the face really simple. And then a mass goes on all the way to the top. You didn't finish there, so it kind of goes out of the picture. And then I just wanted some, uh, touch ups on the sale because he that the sale is becoming very nice. It's got all these little shades. Got all these little yellow highlights of stuff. Yeah, just keep adding details, and then I'm struggling again with that moon. It's not working. Biggest pain in tow, behind and more details to the rope to the bottom. Yeah, and then you just It's really just simple is not much explain. I mean, you're seeing what I'm doing here, right? 8. Lesson 7 Fish and more highlights: Okay, let's look at the fish in the white Highlights, uh, holding this in front of that camera, hoping Zoom in. There you go. Just tons of fish is like a will. Octopus. Very cute. We're gonna add those. So yeah, a little bit of a zoom and focus problem here with the camera. Sorry about that. This guy should apologize, because here he's one who recorded it, right? But by the way, that that's me, the one who is recording it, the one who's doing it is actually me. So there's just two people of me now. One of them is painting. One of them is talking. So Manning's of orange. So it's all orange is not the orange from your skin, but it's Ah, it's darker, right? So it's more pure orange and eso. That's how I'm just doing the shapes of the fish. And because everything dried up already, it's really easy to just create the shape of the fish, and you won't even see what's underneath it, because that's acrylic paints. He once you go over it, when it's dried up, it won't mix. It's it's done. It will replace it, so it's really toe easy. to correct. Kind of like photo shop, like going back in history. So you just look at the shape of the fish, and then you draw all those and then and then the sale. That's kind of like a It's like a fish, sil. Uh, well, it's not like, really still, I don't know what that is. It's more like a flag fish flag. Okay, slow motion, baby. Look at that color. I'm gonna add some brown to it, I think. Know what I'm doing? Yeah, Brown, Because if you just to pure black sea brown is a bit more related to you. Don't want to do all the shadows in your hole painting black and whites. You want to add shadows by putting different, darker colors in there, just like I did with the red here on the skin. And so that's what you do with fish. Do you can add some. It's a brown, and then it will add a shadow. But it's not black like the black over here, especially since you already have black on these waves. You don't add black to too many things either, because then it's all the same. You don't want it to be all the same. So these special, these little spots sounds like a goldfish, you know, there in the ocean? No. What kind of fissures are you? Just go. Dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot dot Kind of what I'm doing here except mind Sped up. I don't think you could do that fast. You can send me an email. I want to see the video not sped up. So and then you take yellow instead of just white. And you add some highlights at the top Because a see, now I'm starting to think quickly get that moon right And that Ah, in the the lights that the girls holding and see you just and shadows at the bottom and highlights at the top. You never put shadows and highlights in his in the same space. You always do one on the left side. One of the rights. I wanted to talk one of the bottom, and you just gotta have toe. Look where the lights coming from. So here, uh, there are more on the left side. So you because the lights coming from over a year and here it's on the left side. But over here that's on the right side. Those highlights because the delight is on its right side, so it makes sense. You have to look where the lights coming from and then adds a lot the highlights to that particular side of your of your object or your fish. So here I have a little bit of hair, and then you add shadows to the opposite side, which makes sense, right? 9. Lesson 8 Eyes and whale: OK, in this video, we're gonna do the eyes, details. She I started out with a little bit of the hair and then we're just gonna take pure white and create some just a little round circles. Be sure to take your time with this because you want them to be exactly the right spot. You don't want the eyes to be too far apart or too close together. Eso giving ah, the boy and girls and eyes And you could see him a little mistake there. So, uh and then we're doing the same of the fish. Fish eyes just round cartoony white eyes. And you know, if your could have paint something that's not a cartoon, of course I have to be different. But in this case did just round there whites, you can have the iris and the pupil later. And the reason why you start out with the white is because it's it's behind the pupil and the IRS. So you start out with whites, then you had the blue, it of brown or whatever collides have, and then you had to black and then you had another white dot sometimes depends on the image . Uh, to add a little bit of ah highlights in their lights where the light reflects that glass. Uh, think the eyeball. So, uh, so here, starting Teoh makes it a little bit of green because the octopus is green. So I'm going to start painting the Octopus, But it's also mixed with black. It's kind of like a dark green. So as you can see and mixing the and then just gonna do the shape of the Octopus, these shapes are perfect to do with a brush, right, Because they're like, You're like that. They're like, Ah, swirly. They're not very straight. Don't have to be symmetrical. It's very easy with a brush. 10. Lesson 9 Facial details: Okay, so I took a little bit of a different angles from my hand is not in the way all the time, but as you can see em, adding some highlights to the Octopus into the will, and that just could be just as simple as adding some yellow. And because I don't want it to be completely pure yellow, a manic, some water to it. So it's kind of like a water ET here added too much without adding to enough water. So now it's even now it's Ah, little much. But actually, if you look at the original image, it has to be pretty yellow in that will. So, uh, it's that that's what I'm doing now. I'm gonna add some details because the hair isn't all one big fat color either. It's it's Scott layers, right? So you want to add some highlights in the right side because that's where the yellow lights coming from and a little bit of darkness to the left side. And then we're gonna add some details, Like the iris. The pupil? Yeah, just a little doxie. This guy as brown eyes and then was just talking to myself there. Unbelievable. Who would talk to themselves. Kind of. That's gonna what I'm doing now. No, I'm talking to you guys, except you're not in this very room. So you could see that I'm adding some, uh, so yellow highlights on the right side of each of them and then adding a lot of blue to the fish eyes because they will have blue eyes. This one's hidden. It's too bad you'll see it later. The girl has blue eyes, another fish of blue eyes, the exact opposite of the what my wife and I have because I have blue eyes. My wife is brown, I So it's the opposite. You know, I'm adding some white highlights to the will because I just wanted that Finn to stand out a bit more. See, we're gonna have some black because I'm not completely happy about it. Two lights and we want some shadow on the opposite side of where the light is coming from on that will. So I did that with the Octopus, too, if you can tell. And a little bit with the turtle on a top left side. And they were just gonna take a thick black to draw those lines. over there and ah, that mouth. So it stands out. So it's very cartoony, right? In a real life painting, you probably wouldn't do it that black. Yeah, same with the turtle. Andronico's black lines on this shell and in a little headband that makes it a ninja turtle . Right? And then add some more details. Teoh two distinct over here. If that is to hook holds light, then we're just taking our sweet time to perfect the shirt and make it so that it really looks like an arm. And the other shirt, a little bit of shadow to is, uh, weird little hats, and those things will make it more three dimensional. You know, if you don't have any highlights or shadows and it just looks so flat, then it looks like this big flat thing. You paste it on there or something, you know, stopping, including to struggle with the the lights. So now it's pure yellow with a glow around it. So I made a mistake with the I, so that can easily be corrected. If you takes more white and more blue. Sometimes it's better to wait until told right up. But in this case, it worked. And then Yeah, I'm and okay, sort of mouths. I'm not doing a pure black. I'm doing like a gray because I don't want to stand up to much. See, then the turtle, it's a little bit more, and we're gonna move to the next video. 11. Lesson 10 Finishing touches: okay. You almost made it to the very end, my friend. This is the last video which I'm going to show you what I'm doing. And then the very last video, which is so this is the second last video, the last video. We'll just have some tips that we will go over just a summarized. Also here you you can see I'm adding some white to the mouth, and I'm kind of messing it up a little bit. And those details are really important. See them. Delight represents the that is t, of course. So Ah, that's the way I liked it. So the teeth and then the little nose. So we're adding some or more of those sunshine. Certain now, like something raised a emanate from that lights. And so he's old and she's holding up here and see him. See, it was too thick. There was not enough water in it was too pure of a color yellow. So then I just take ah, a towel paper or like a toilet paper, and then I just kind of wipe it out, and then you can see it's more see through. And now we're gonna makes these so gonna handsome White. What is going on here? Okay, so it's, um or, uh, Seymour's highlights. I love this slow motion. Yeah, I had to do that purpose cause I was like, Okay, you next s on And that one And then it's Ah, it's like skin color, but a little darker. I think that's what I'm doing. Look at that. And my hands, in a way, because I'm right handed. Fine. Next time, we'll accorded from a left angle. Okay, so the whole thing is done. I'm pretty satisfied with it. I hope you liked it too. We're gonna go over some of the tips that I mentioned in the process, and I don't know why this guy is holding a camera like that. It's like he's drunk or something on Gatorade, but yeah, there's the final results. Beautiful, isn't it? Don't know. 12. Lesson 11 Rounding it up: Okay, so some of the key takeaways from this video course we're gonna go over them just to repeat it a little bit. Hope you didn't lost your attention span by this time, so always start what is with what is behind everything else. So what's in the farthest from the farthest away? That's when you start out with, because then if you paint over it, it appears in front of it. Okay, so that's the background that we started with paint on wet to make. So if you want the callers to mix with the other ones you pay, don't wet. But if you wanted to be pure, that color that you have on your palate, then you have to wait till it's try. Usually, it doesn't take more than 20 minutes to try. Acrylic paint dries really fast. Which is another thing. Another reason why I like it more than, for example, Oil paints that that's my personal opinion. There's different things you can do with oil paints, but but yeah, it drives really fast, and that's that's a nice thing about it. Put highlights in each item side that faces the light sources, so if the lights are sentimental everything around it. Get Teoh get some kind of glow. That face is that light source, and if it's on the right side, no, you gotta paint highlights on every items right side and then shadows on everyone's left side. So but the shadows on the opposite side, that's the other one. Mixed black or white to make colors lighter or darker, so that's very simple. I mean, if you add a little bit of white to it, it becomes the same color. But lighter has a little bit of black to it, becomes the same color, but darker. You can use that for shadows and highlights as well. Use smaller brushes for details. That's pretty obvious. Mix yellow, red and white for skin color. A lot of people get that one wrong. Have the water reflect the colors of the sky. So in this case and this picture, the sky was like blew. It blew purplish, so you needed to put some purple on the surface of the water and then create contrast to make things more interesting. Always think contrast. Contrast, contrasts because if it's all similar a similar color than it's gonna be some blur off objects that look like it's almost the same. The contrast makes it so that there's a focal point or multiple focal points in the painting so that it draws the attention the intention of the viewer immediately. So that's what you're aiming for anyway. Thanks for watching this, Uh, these videos, I hope you learned a lot, and, uh, we'll see you later.