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Under-Water Life Painting (Acrylic Medium)

teacher avatar Mohini Sinha, Acrylic Landscpae -WaterColor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials Required

    • 3. Grid Method Sketching

    • 4. Blocking the Background

    • 5. SeaDetailing

    • 6. Blocking the whale

    • 7. Whale Detailing Part1

    • 8. Whale Detailing Part2

    • 9. Bonus - Protecting the Painting

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Under-Water Life Painting (Acrylic Medium)

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing great.

This time I have painted something related to sea life with acrylic medium.

If you have never tried acrylic and want to start, this would be the best class for beginners.

In this whole class, you will be learning:

- Materials Used

- How to draw a sketch using the grid method

- Blending of colors

- Detailing

- How to protect your painting

I hope you will like this class.

Happy Learning


Mohini :)

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Mohini Sinha

Acrylic Landscpae -WaterColor Artist


I'm an IT Engineer by qualification and Artist at heart. After a few years of corporate life, I've moved on to my true life calling which is art, specifically to paint. Painting was my first love, ever since my childhood I used to paint with my grandfather which fascinated and gave me joy.
I resumed painting in mid-2019. Initially, I started learning by watching other artists on social media platforms and started painting in my drawing book. In no time graduated to a larger canvas. My primary genres are acrylic painting and watercolor floral painting. Under acrylic, I love painting landscapes. I look forward to learning each day for the rest of my life and share my experiences by coaching others and help them learn different techniques and styles of acrylic and other art forms. I be... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Marine organism do not care about international boundaries. They move where they will. The world's finest wild learners lives be deep to waves. Life is life's greatest gift. God the life of another creature as you would your own, because it does your own. Hello friends. My name is and I'm an acrylic artist. And this whole class, we'll be learning sketching using grid method, blending of Kahlo's detailing of C. And we'll, and finally, rushing to protect the painting. And painting is ready. So let's start with it. And don't forget to share your project. 2. Materials Required: Hello friends. Welcome back. So let's discuss about the materials which will be using. So this is the acrylic Paypal which I am using your 400 GSM acrylic Paypal. The sheet, I have divided into two parts and one BAD I'll be using it about from this using masking tape and the pencil, normal pencil ruler and rubble for sketching. And let's discuss about the colors and the brushes. So the brushes which I'm using here is the flat brush status size for size ten, rigor brush and round brush. So these four brushes I'll be using and the colors which I am using here is tallow blue or live. Surrealism, blue, white, deal. Rod Humble. These are used for background. And then Payne's gray for coloring the whale and black color. And this is the white gel pen, which I'll be using. Apart from this, I'll be using the ballot. This is the glass ballot and jar for water and tissue paper, it can be either clot or Paypal. So let's start with our sketching forest. 3. Grid Method Sketching: Hello friends, welcome back. So let's start with sketching bought first. So this is the papal, which I have dubbed it with masking tape. Now that this is a ruler and pencil and rubble which I'll be using Yo. So first, I'll divide the sheet into blocks. That is the does the grid form. So I have just taken 11 centimeter and I'm just mocking it and I'll divide the whole area. Grid form. So same thing, I'll do. Another side. This is the easiest technique of drawing anything. Either it does still life or portrayed, or landscapes, which requires detailing. So this is a very good technique of sketching and drawing. So I am just drawing the lines. Simple blocks. The other side. Now we'll start drawing the sketch. So I'm stopped him from the second block. Just the second law's block in the second line. So you need to do it very slowly so that the proper shape of the rails gums. When you draw these blogs, it is very easy to draw any sketch. You just have to follow each and every blocks how these lines are going and you can easily copy the image. Oh, when I started drawing sketches, I was not aware of the grid method. Then slowly, I came to know about this grid method and it's really worked a lot. So you can definitely try this grid method sketching. So here you can see I am just drawing a simple body of real and now defends. The fins are like just an aeroplane form of shape that you can draw. These leave the whale isn't such a format that we can only see one fan offered. So I've just drawn one. And one side is sketch. Just little bit of this is little bit round, so I'll just make it correctly because it does like Aeroplane Finn, it should look like that. So this is it. And now what I'll do is I'll rub the extra lines which I have created. I'll just drop the extra lines and so that it doesn't comes when we are bending it. So, so this is it. So let's start with now painting the background C. And then the whale. 4. Blocking the Background: Hello friends. Welcome back. So let's start with the background painting first. So the colors which we'll be needing your is cerium blue, teal to Daniel, White and tallow glue. So this is the flat brush which I'll be using your size ten. So I am just reading my brush a little bit, not much. And using surrealism, blue and little bit of white and tallow Bluemix, Sure. And mix it well. And then I'll apply in two from motion. I'll cover the upper half area with a darker color and the lower area with the lighter version. So I'm just covering the whole area and blending the colors. Makes sure that your brush is not too much wet. That should be color and water ratio 90 is 210. So color should be more and water should be less. So water is used the URL just as blending medium. So that we, as you know, that the acrylic colors dries very fast. So we use water here for blending purpose. And you can say that it acts as a solvent for it. So I'm just covering the area. And now I'm using a little bit of detail and white mixture. And the tallow blue also. And we'll recall what the lower area of DC. So as we go above, so the color will get darkened up. So I'm just using the same color and just blending the whole area and covering the corners. Makes sure that you use flat brush. And you slowly covered the edges of the sketch so that the colors does not go inside this sketch. Even if it goes inside this tech, it doesn't matter. In acrylics, we can overlap the colored area also. So it's fine if little bit of color going through the sketch also. So just, I'm using years, really a mu and just mixing the color and blending it. Just painting the edges carefully. So I have a little bit lighter version and I'm just going above and mixing board. Beryllium blue and the direction. Try to blend the colors as much as possible until and unless it looks small enough. If your color is getting dried up, use small amount of water and then start blending the colors. Water is a very good solvent for blending the colors in acrylics. So apart from water as a soil vendor, also are other mediums which can be used for blending acrylics. But most of the time, for blending, I use water as a medium, irrespective of other mediums. I think water is the best medium for blending the whole kalos. The difference in acrylic and oil is just acrylic dries very fast and oil takes almost 24 hours to dry. So both have advantages and disadvantages. So you can see I am just trying to blend the oil kalos so that it looks even just moving my brush to and fro and covering the whole area. Leaving that sketch portion and add just blocking the Holy See area. You can see the lower portion is in lighter version, which I have used by mixing deal. And the above part is little doc, which I have used surrealism blue. Wherever you feel that blending has not done. Take little bit of color and water and then start blending it. Make sure that your colors, all the corners, which has left. And specially the sketch area. So this is just this. Blending always takes time. You have to have a lot of patients for blending any medium. So take your full-time and patients to blend the dollar. Then that beauty which comes out after blending is amazing. Once we are done with the blending, brush and just use white and creates small, small lines. So I don't think this is coming right, so I am just leaving the scholar as a disk and I'm using smaller flat brush and just mixing that area. So now I'm just applying more of the color mixture and just covering the area and blending it nicely. After blending is done, I'll use the same color and little bit of weight, same color but lighter version of it. And just creates small, small lines. Just using the tip of the brush and creating small, small lines. So now we will wait for this to dry up and then we'll start with the next bond. 5. SeaDetailing: Hello friends, welcome back. So now you can see that this code has dried up completely. So I can see we need to apply one more quote on this area. So I'll use the same brush which I have used earlier. And I'll apply little bit of olive oil to it and slit light. So I'll mix Little bit of T And I'll be just applying first in the lower area. When your brush is wet, you can easily blend the colors. So make sure that don't use dry brush. First to wet your brush and then apply the colors, and then start blending the colours. Then only blending will be done smoothly. So if you use completely dry brush and start blending the colors, blend. You will see Dr brushes and sports. So it's better first you read the brush, take extra water of, and then start with the blending bar. So this is the technique. Now here, I'm taking more of surrealism blue. So just using a little bit of surrealism and just blending. One more quote. Just moving my brush to and fro direction and just blending deal wilting. So now you can see that almost there are no lines or parts that are divided like dark and light shadow. It's all mixed up. So the blending has been done almost properly. So now here I am using my round brush and little bit of olive and white mixture. And I'll just make small, small random dots to create a little bit of ocean effect. So just random dots, I am creating the tip off the brush. And these colors are very light. When taken. Much of the colors, I have just taken a little bit of color and I'm just putting dots and random manner. Some small, some are big. So random dots, I'm just applying irregular shapes. This is just to give the effect of the underground and the sand effect. So I'm just creating just small, small dots with the tip of the brush and using material white and just making random dots. So as we go up, the dots become lighten up. Darker dots below and lighter dots. Yeah. Now here, I'll use a little bit of a gamble to dock in that sand effect, that underground effect. And I'm just mixing Rob Campbell and all live together. And same technique I'll apply. So in the downward area, the dots will be darker and as we go up, that dots will be lighter, seem taller but lighter version. And for lighter version, you have to add more of olive and less of rumble and little bit of white to it. So you can see I'm just applying it to the whole area where I have applied the Euler scholar. So as to give more depth to that area. And whenever you are using your brushes, makes sure your wash off your brush immediately after using it. Because if you are using your brush and bending your brush and then putting it like this or not into the bucket of container, the brush colors will get dried off like a plastic and it will not come out easily. So it's better after applying or after painting anything. Please clean your brushes nicely. See now my ballad doesn't clean off my ballot and then use a fresh one. So here I'm using just white and we'll just apply the same technique. Enjoy. The more you do the depth of the water comes out. So layering is very important when you are doing any bending or something, which is really indeed the leg, the clouds, sea, ocean. So it requires a lot of the dealing and layering. Layering is the most important technique when you are doing painting, but acrylics is wrong. And just highlighting the boredom. Because as we go above, the Sunlight shines over. It will be lighter, but at deep underground the colors should have to be darker enough. Oops. And I'm just using my hand also my fingertip, to just blend the colors so that it does not looks like. Right. Now you can see we almost done with the C. Now we'll start with blocking. So let's start. 6. Blocking the whale: Hello friends. Welcome back. So now we will be doing the main area. So here I am using my round brush and just applying Payne's gray color and little bit of white to it. So why I am using round brush is because there are areas where you have to apply, some straight lines and there are some depths where you have to do it very carefully. So with this pointed round brush, you can easily draw small lines and fill in the area. So this is not black. Spain's clearly beans raise like if you don't have beens grid, you can use black with a mix of bags impossible. Then some grayish, bluish textual welcome up. You can see that little bit of bluish texture is also there. So add the body is completely dark, but the area where the headers there should be laid. So I'm just covering the body with Docker version. And I'm just applying a little bit of white with some amount of water to it and just blending the colors. So it's okay if you don't have Payne's gray, you can definitely use black and mix some amount of ultramarine blue to it or daggers in Bhopal do it and you'll get this nine scholar. So I am just blocking in that area which we have created earlier. So all these top portion of area is dark. It's completely Docker version of Payne's gray. And as we go to the fence and do the daily area, the colloids will be little light, will add little bit of white to it so that the color becomes little bit light orange shade. So you can see how we can use that dip of the brush to create the whole nice tail area and the fence. We can easily block, blocking in with the round brush, which we cannot do with the flat brush. Your, you can also use that dagger brush that is also very nice for using for coloring the areas which are sharp. So you're, I mixed a little bit of white. And Ben screen and just covering the lower body. This is the portion which is behind the body of the lower portion of the body of the way. So that's why that area is little bit of lighter version. I'm just covering the tail. So you can see I've used a very little amount of water, do it. Because there is blending, you need water, but where there is no blending techniques, you don't require much water. Just a wet brush is more than enough. If you are trying this painting, please do share me and the project area. Love to see all your paintings. You can see I've just giving the shape to the whole structure and just blending the colors properly. The head area as little bit lighter in shade. That's why I'm applying a little bit more lighter color to the head portion and then blending it with the darker color. Now you can see the shadows who have applied that grayish color to it because it is coming from distance, so it does little bit in shadow areas. So I have applied the 2-bit lighter version to it. And that is the amount area is dy slightly, but I'm just trying to blend the colors properly so that it doesn't look uneven. And also giving it a shape. When you are blocking in the colors. This is the best time to give the shape to the painting which you are doing. Swam just doing that. Integral advantages that we can redo, redo as much as we can. If we find that the scholars not trade, we can redo it. So this is the advantage of using acrylics. It's almost done. 7. Whale Detailing Part1: Hello friends. Welcome back. So now let's start with the detailing part. So this is now completely dried. Now I'm using my rigor brush and same color, but a little bit of white. So I have to lighten the color a little bit because we have to create the lines. So I'm just creating very light lines on the top of the whales. Just some wave type of lines I'm just creating. And now I'm creating straight lines. So I'm just creating the outer body of the wheel, which has badges and lines on the top of its body. So you can use regular brush or liner brush for creating those lines. They're also some breaks in the lines. They are not, all the lines are not seems somehow breaks in the lines, someone's mood, some zigzag motion. So it depends. So if you'll create same lines in all the same patterns and all the areas, it will look like something not real. So try to make the front uneven lines. So you can see these are lighter lines which have bit of spaces in between. And now comes the head portion. So in the head portion the lines are actually like a U-shape. It's a U-shaped form, but these are irregular shapes. So you're, what I'm doing is I'm just creating an outline over the mouth of the fish and just creating one dot. That is the eyes of the fish. You can see these same shapes like the head is, but these are uneven lines. Same thing. Just irregular lines are not straight lines. Just you have to move the brush. Lines at details. What I'll do is I'll just at the bottom of the sum, just shaped so that it does clearly visible. I'll be using black to give it outlined to the whole body. Because this is not completely black color I'm using. So I have just use little bit of black color to give it a nice outline to the whole area. And this is the time and you can give a proper shape, the entire section. Sections. And you can properly shaping. You can see that it should be more extended. Just outlining of the just to give it shape. I'm just covering this area. Since it doesn't just covering it with the same color above. I'm just applying the lighter color to it, which I was using, gray and white. So maybe I should use the round brush so that it will get you to give it a nice effect. And it will help me in blending the colors. So I have just use the same color. And I'm just applying it to the head area because that head area is lighter in color. Sam just overdoing it. So you can see this is one of the advantage of acrylic if you think this is not good, so you can overdo it and see you will not be able to see what is behind it. So I'm just doing that because I'm just trying to blend the scholar properly. Draw lines. That blending should be proper. Now again, we'll draw those lines which are not visible, which we have drawn earlier. And now again, but my brush just give shape to the one. 8. Whale Detailing Part2: Hello friends, welcome back. So let's start with our last part of the painting. So we are using same rigor brush and using white color and just creating the outline. So you can see at the head area, the outline is with white Gallo because it doesn't delight, so light is reflecting on that. So that area is in white colour and the lower portion of the area which is thin, but it's also why boundaries. So I'm just creating small lines, just very thin lines. You have to create these very thin lines just to give a proper shape to the whole dram, mixed a little bit of same Payne's gray color and just covering that area with lighter version. I'll be using same color and just giving shape to the lower portion of the body. But this is not completely white, mixed with a little bit of Payne's gray. And same I'm covering on the top. So now the spending is done. So now I'll use your gel pen, which is white gel pen. If you don't have this gel pin, you can use the same white color for creating the dots. So here at the area which is at the head portion, I'm just creating small, small dots, which are very small dots. You can also do it with your painting brush. But I prefer doing into a gel pen goes it does more easy when you are doing with the gel pen. So these are very small dots. And you can see these dots I have drawn in the same manner as we have drawn the lines. You can see these are all in GV shape is an odd street. So some big dots, some as small dots. So dots are uneven and does not seem to create same type of dots everywhere. Sum has to be big, sum has to be small. Now we will put it on to the oil bodies and defend area. So you can see in the middle lab created small dots. In the outer region, I created big dots. So likewise, you have to cover area of the whale. The, as we go inside the body area, the dots become more and more bigger. Shh, shh. So you can see how beautiful adults looking when you are creating the dots. So just random lines, dots in between. This is the complete painting. Now we'll just remove the masking tape and we'll see how it looks. You can see how this masking tape gives nice border to the whole painting. It's a nice white Bordeaux, which does masking tape gives whenever you are using this 400 GSM, people make sure you take out that mass in D very carefully because it happens that sometimes the paper comes out and your whole painting will get destroyed. So it's better you take out that masking D very carefully. So we're just left with the last part of our lesson. That does the bonus lesson that is varnishing the Baines and how we can protect the bins by using varnish. So let's, so this is the whole painting. Select start with D1, Xing bug. 9. Bonus - Protecting the Painting: Hello friends, welcome to our last part of the painting. So does painting has been completely dried. And now here we are using Liquitex, one niche that is sat in one niche, eight towns. And here is the ballad which I've covered with tissue paper and the sponge brush, which I'll be used for plan, was for playing on it. Let's take out some amount of it. It is in milky form, but when it dries, it is completely transparent. So I'll just apply it on my phone brush and we'll apply it in a horizontal manner. Makes sure that you cover the entire area. So we do one is to protect our painting from dust, from moisture. So it's very important part of a painting. So you can see it a nice shine to it. It will take almost 30 to 40 minutes to dry out completely. So this is it. So thank you for watching my class and I'll be waiting for your projects. Thank you. Bye bye.