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Painting Abstract Reindeer In Acrylic

teacher avatar M Ojha, Artist illustrator learner..

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5 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Class

    • 2. The First Layer

    • 3. Painting The Backdrop

    • 4. Painting The Details

    • 5. Final Words

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Welcome to a new class :)

In this beginner-friendly course, I demonstrate how to paint beautiful Abstract Reindeer with Acrylic colors.

Forget about having prior painting experience, I will take you through the very easy and fun step-by-step process of making this mini portrait. And I am sure that, with my easy-to-follow demonstration and the available resources, you will have your very own Abstract reindeer painting by the end of the class. And that itself will be your class project!

I hope you enjoy the class!

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M Ojha

Artist illustrator learner..


Hi, I'm M!

I'm an artist and a fiction writer. I love to paint with Watercolors and Acrylics. And I also love to explore Gouache, Charcoal, Oil pastels and mixed media too.  Since I haven’t been to an art school and have learned through practice and observation, I find it difficult to confine myself to a particular medium. I love to work on different subjects and different styles constantly. It helps me keep learning and maintain newness in my work. I started with Acrylics as they are so forgiving and very-very user-friendly. And I used to be scared of Watercolors in the beginning but once I gave it a try, I instantly fell in love with the medium. Its so fresh, transparent, and most importantly it has the mind of its own. No matter how much you try but you ca... See full profile

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1. Welcome To The Class: Hi, and welcome to my class. Today we are going to think this colorful and beautiful abstract animal poetry. I have chosen a window. You can choose any animal you like. And don't worry if you have never painted before because in this class, I will show you some very easy and simple. And you will be able to create this beautiful artwork of your own. This is going to be a fun and relaxing plan. No, perfection is needed. And still we will have this beautiful artwork to be proud of before they begin to be. Let's see what all we need for this class. So first of all, the acrylic color, I'm using the liquid acrylic color. You can use the heavy body acrylics also. I'm using these for fluorescent colors, but you can choose the colors as per your choice. And I will be using photo backdrop. Then we will be using some fat flat brushes and not back flat graduate. And I am using small graduates here because the canvas board I am going to use is small size. After that, we will need a pencil. Some rough clouds and water. And last but not the least, is the outline of the animals. In my case, it's going to be the reindeer. Though you can copy it here, pause the video and copy any of these silhouettes. I have also linked in the resources you can download it from there. You can draw the silhouette of any other animal you would like. Or you can even copy the outline I have drawn on my canvas food. So just get ready with the outline. Meet me in the next video when you are ready with all the supplies. And the outline. 2. The First Layer : Finally, time to hold the paint brush and start painting. So first of all, take a deep breath and relax. Now, I'm going to take that tiny brush of mine and dip it in the water and dab it on a rough block because we don't mix water with a credit. But just for the ease, we keep the brush dampened a little bit, and that's it. So let's start painting. And here with the tip of my brush, I loosely and randomly just me outline. So let's begin with the outline. Lately. See, I'm holding my brush. I'm not holding it like a pencil very low. It is a pencil grip, but I'm holding it higher to make it a little loose. With the tip of my brush. I'm meeting him strokes. I'm not using the whole body of my brush and I'm not putting a lot of pressure, just thin strokes, just like sensors. I'm going over the outline. And here as you see, I am changing the color being yellow, pink, and orange. We don't have to worry about the muddy color. They all go very well with each other. We can just keep changing the color. And now then I enter though shape of the piece. I am also making the strokes with the body of the brush. Now, if you already know doc olivine, you know the complementary colors don't mix up complementary colors to make mud. But if you don't know it, just check on it. Grab people and you will see which colors are becoming muddy and which colors are not becoming muddy. As you see here, I've mixed green but think, and it became muddy. If you happen to make a little bit of muddy color, don't worry, just relax. This is acrylic and it's opaque and pretend couple of domestic, so just relax and enjoy the process. Just make sure not to be big blobs of single color. We have to keep it colourful to keep changing the color and keep reading the strokes. Some strokes needs to be, some stroke needs to be Grado. So use the side of the brush tip off the garage and the body of the brush. You value a stroke and vary the direction of strokes also to achieve the texture and the BNP and break the monotony. Whenever I see the dominance of single color, I'm trying to break that with the use of another color. So if there's too much of orange, I am putting a little bit of yellow. If there's too much of pink, I'm putting a little bit of green or yellow or orange so that it doesn't become a big blob of single color. And I know right now it doesn't look like it looks like some twigs and leaves stuck to a sac. Sac. So this is the dime for defined strokes here. As you see, I'm defining the n plus. A little bit. Not very realistic. This is not a double, a realistic paintings. So don't worry, just have fun and just enjoy the process. Here, I am broadening the ear a little bit because it seems too tiny. Either broaden this year also. And see, now it has become a little more colorful touch of orange here. Randomly putting strokes that installs different colors here and there. Now let's define the jaw line to it and find the head a little bit for business and ongoing process. We can just go on and on and on doing this. But we have to stop at some point and I think this is good enough, please do stop. So let's call it done and let this dry. And I'll see you in the next video. Then videos work on the next layer. 3. Painting The Backdrop: Welcome back. Nice and dry. We will now move on to painting the backdrop of the painting with black. I forgot to shake it up a little bit. This step is very necessary with the liquid acrylics. Before you start painting, make sure that was there. The colloquial layer is dried completely. And then you take your flat brush, Moldovan only and pose to pose that outlining the subject. We are doing this step so that we don't accidentally being over the object bit flat, right? So forth, outline it in small parts and then do it. And here as you see, I'm pushing the black a little bit more inside, just so that you define the shape of the subject. Even more. Writing, the shape is a little out of proportion. I'm just trying to recollect the black or the backdrop. Alright, so we can do that. Also at this point, if you think the gallows are mad at anybody or objects, you can touch it up with the color you want. But then you will have to let it dry completely. Or even if you see the canvas showing, delete the layer of your fellow on your object, you have to touch that up also because we don't want the canvas showing. The wonder beans might impede that. If the canvas is showing at any, in any area, you can just touch that up also. And then you have to let it dry completely. And only when it dried, you have to start with the backdrop column, which is black on right? To just check your painting, if you see any big thing is pick that up and then move on with this. Or if all goes and finds just follow along and being too backdrop. As you see variable, I have space. I'm using the broader body of my brush to make a quick outline, but better, but I don't have this in the small areas. I'm just turning my brush. Do we achieve or Penalolen? That's great thing about the flat brushes. By just twisting and turning the brush, you can get do different line widths. So that's a great thing about flat brushes. And an acrylic we generally use flat brushes. Do now my outline is ready. Now I'm going to paint the entire area outside the subject that is indicative with. And here also, I'm credit window area between the head and the year. And I'm slightly shaping up the body lately. And now just dab some scholar and blobby. And we repainted with subject. I'm going to be the backdrop also in the same window. It's just one color. But still, I want it to have some texture and I don't want it to be just flat. If you wish to have it flat, you can just painted with left and right movements or up and down movement. But I want some texture, even in the backdrop to I'm just dabbing the color, the baby dab the gallows in ice object on right? So it's a very easy and repetitive steps. Now, do you see your artwork coming to life? Then they tell you it's very easy and simple. Even for the beginner. You don't need to have any prior experience. Futures have to enjoy the process of coloring and making an outlook. And that's what it is. Just a few dabs here and there. And in no time you're going to have your ready own artwork ready. That is beautiful. And that's it. We're done with the backdrop. Now, let this also dry completely. We can move on to the next step even now, but I don't burn the chance and methodology for just let this dry and ends up in the next video. 4. Painting The Details: Now let's see a fine liner brush or any brush you have and get some black color in it. Let's clean the features of the window. So now as we humans have our eyes right in front of RPs. The animals, especially the herbivores, have eyes placed on the sides of their face. And right, so I'm just doing a basic almond shape or diamond shapes for the eyes. Small eyes very rapidly. Now in the center, Let's loans and just kind of overall kind of shape for the nose. And now with the same brush and the same black color and also give some sheep, do the jaw line of the rainbow. Bass likely with a black, you have to go very good books. Can easily ruin the building. But of course, it's acrylic so you don't have to worry that much because you can always let it dry and wet it. And it can be fixed. As you see, lead to a broken line for the jaw. And it makes it three-dimensional. Give some random strokes here and dead on the body. And you'll see as we add black here and there, it becomes dynamic. Strokes work as shadows and they make the painting more abstract also gave some strokes on the UNCLOS and that year also that now I've taken some color in my thin brush and I'm going around the eyes just to highlight them. Just do the same thing. I didn't do it the other I also I have highlighted the jaw line, the chin area. Basically, I didn't know whether it's a gin for the animals, but it looks like. Now let's highlight the other. I also. My brush, I'm going out of the frame. That means I'm taking I'm wiping it on the applaud and I'm taking another column. I write it. I'm just yeah. He'll be pronounced the eyes. Thanks. Let's add some highlights on the mount, on the laws blacks, but It's upside down U. And you see the moment the act is highlight, it becomes more three-dimensional. And now let's go the flag dash. And as you see the bristles feel a little rough. They convey the little amount of fellow in the brush. And with that, I'm going over the body of radio and giving some light random strokes here and there just to give it the feel of the body and dynamic trigger, a 100. So it's the same steps, just, I had changed the brush. Right. Now, I feel that the head of the ranger looks a little more rounded. It doesn't look natural to me, so let's fix that. And for that, and giving some random strokes that black on the head area to give it a heading. All right, and now let's take some different color on the brush. And with that, let's touch up the head. And the head. When we put some different colors. See green and then some orange. This step can go on and on and on, but we need to understand where to stop. And some yellow in there there, you have it. So here I call it done. And we let this dry like that. And once it's dried, beer meet up in the final video for the final steps of this class. So let this dry and I'll see you in the next and final video. 5. Final Words: Finally, we have reached the final step of this project. The painting is nice and dry. It, I'm sure yours will also be dried completely. You can leave it like this if you wish to, because it's pretty as it is. But I will just rinse off my brush. And with that juicy brush, I'll pick some color. I'm using the four colors I use for the portrayed. And I'll go slider, slider, slider everywhere and see it instantly add a lot of magic and it becomes whimsical and magical and dynamic, isn't it? So here I will repeat the same thing with all the four colors I used for the day. And don't worry about this slider is going on your vein deal because the acrylic, you don't have to worry about it. And I think that's sufficient flattering. So I will just stop now. And for the unborn did with the dam and clean brush, we'll just WIPO all the unwanted. Diego. This is it for the class. I hope you were able to learn something today and I hope you were able to paint along this beautiful abstract window. Needs to share the pictures of your India in the project gallery here. Or tag me on inside. If you are sharing the pictures of the bed, I will see you in the next class. Happy and safe. Thank you very much.