Acrylic Painting: Learn how to paint Mountains with Basic Art Supplies | Shahina Khan | Skillshare

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Acrylic Painting: Learn how to paint Mountains with Basic Art Supplies

teacher avatar Shahina Khan, Landscape artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      1 . Introduction to Class


    • 2.

      2. Art supplies you need


    • 3.

      3. Painting the Sky


    • 4.

      4. Painting Mountains


    • 5.

      5. Adding Magic with Mist


    • 6.

      6. Final Thoughts


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About This Class

In this Skillshare class, I will demonstrate how you can create some stunning acrylic mountainscapes using very basic art supplies. 

The class will be for absolute beginners with no prior experience in painting. I will walk them through each and every steps

By the end of the class you would have made your very first acrylic mountainscape painting and gather some tricks and concepts on making your own.


To paint dreamy mountains you really don’t need expensive art supplies or tough lessons. I’ll walk you through basic steps to exclusive techniques to create some magical snow capped Misty mountains. 

See you in the class :)

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Shahina Khan

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1. 1 . Introduction to Class: Hi, I am China Han, and I'm a landscape artist from India. This is my fourth Skillshare class. I hope mainly with acrylic medium and I love creating mountain scapes. Painting mountains is a great subject to being, especially if you are a beginner. Mountains form an interesting component to painting. In this class, I will give you some tips for building mountains with death. There are seven different ways you can go about doing mountains and bindings. A popular technique is to use the palette knife. It helps to create the texture of directors and shadows. If you have never used acrylic paint before in, let me tell you, it's one of the more accessible method of painting for beingness. Supplies are minimal and the method is quite easy when you break it down. And here we are going to create these mountain scape vertebrae. Basic idea here. So let's get started. 2. 2. Art supplies you need: Let's talk about the basic art supplies we are going to use in this class. I'm going to use my sketchbook, which is 140 GSM, smooth texture. We don't need to have the expensive paper or canvas for this painting. You can go with any tape to 80 GSM or 140 GSM or 170 GSM. Smooth texture paper. For tools, we need a palette knife, small ballot name, two brushes, medium-size, one round and one plan and don'ts of color, we need three basic colors. Blue, black, and white. Surface to mix different colors of paint. So I'm using a porcelain plate you and have a cup of water for cleaning your brushes and watching don't paint if needed, and additional paper to clean your brushes. Assemble your workstation, and let's start painting. 3. 3. Painting the Sky: So we are going to start the painting. I'm going to draw the basic shape of mountain. You don't need to do a beautiful AND daily sketch that scatters tested tool to help you work out your composition, such as try to keep it simple and minimal. So I'm done with sketching by now it's time to set the ballot for sky. I'm going to use this flat brush number 4 to paint the sky. You need three colors. Pushing blue, black and titanium white. I'll use the gradient matters to being this guy. And for that, we need to mix these colors first. So I'm taking push in blue, a little bit of black, and I didn't even buy it. Let's add some water to make lending easier. I'm preparing this Coulombic show for the top part of the sky. So I'm just trying to keep it laid up. Once you are ready with the desired consistency, let's start painting. It doesn't take long at all for acrylics too dry. So if you feel that fade is not bending properly day this adjustable consistency or should be using a small amount of water in the brush. And I go skies, I like to be expressive and more massive at my strokes and make them go Angular so that the pandas planning properly. You can just paint left and right long horizontal strokes. But I prefer this for dating brush technique. By applying a little bit of pressure, you can just create this cloudy texture by painting in this way. To escape and testing the consistency of the paint by adding lots of water. Today I'd like to dawn in this gradient. Just keep adding the white color and make sure that the bottom by this, the lightest CPT ending the hard edges of the darker tone. Now we are done with this guy. So let's move to painting mountains. 4. 4. Painting Mountains: Okay, So let's start painting my main component of this painting, just mountain. For this art of painting, I'm using valid name. I have a metal palette name here. It says one number, one valid name. You can use a plastic knife as well and as a surface to mix the color. Again, I'm using this plastic covered surface. It makes lifting the color and mixing easier. I'm going to paint this mountain in layers because this is the best way to work with acrylic medium. So for the first layer of this mountain, I'm using just a single color, which is black. Because I want to keep things very simple and easier. That's why I'm not following any finite goods. There are several different ways you can go about doing mountains, but a very popular technique is, of course, the palette knife technique. Stake the colors on the opposite side of your palette knife and put it on the surface in a non-linear way. To add some porter if you feel that consistency is to take and it's not blending are spreading on Joseph is properly. With this first layer. Our main aim is to plot the shape of this mountain. So in this layer, I'm not covering the entire ADF it black. Now I'm mixing the colors for the second layer. For this layer, we need all three colors. Again. I have this extra turquoise blue color outside the tube, so I'm using a peer and say dark blue. You can use initiate or blue or purple. Because the main purpose of this sled is could give some date and through the mountains. And an acrylic medium, we always work from our darker shade to the lighter shade. So Can Live is less darker than the first layer. Before painting the second layer on the surface, you have to decide the angle. And once you are ready, take the paint on the edge of the knife and start over the ankle human to highlight. Keep adding the order if the paint is getting dry. Now I'm going to add the third layer. And the bone of the third layer is going to be the lighter than the second layer. So to make this tone lighter, I'm adding more white color. Encode here also, we are going to follow the same anger. Take the paint on the edge of the naive and follow the same angle that the stone also do. Soft palate may fizzle very late pressure, glided down fatty lately. Hello, I'm mixing the colors for the forklift. I'm using just black and white to make a grade on this layer. If you give that fusion of shadowed, I'm adding some black here to make the saves more obvious. And create some antennas. Now, again, I'm preparing the clay dawn, a lighter gray bone for the fake player. Use the same technique. Don't put the fifth layer on the surface and follow the same angle. If you feel that the opposite side of the angle is not by define the news some black color. Now it's time to paint the six Claire. For this layer, I'm not adding any more black to make it safe. Bi, using this layer to add some snow on the peaks of the mountain. You can see a bluish tint under this layer. To define the opposite side of the angle I they did angle I'm adding some black color. You can see how each lead is added under two depths to the mountain. Now, this is going to be the final layer. So I am not using any other color in these highlighted adjust, adapt to the buildings. So I'm done with this bar. And now they just try. Can you see? 5. 5. Adding Magic with Mist: So we are done with the major component of this painting. Now it's time to paint something magical. I am going to create some fog or mist over the mountains. For this part, I'm using a round number six brush. I'm going to use the dry brush technique to create the midst. For this technique, dryer brush completely and then use a very small amount of white dog acrylic color and mix it on the surface. Before painting. I invite the extra paint on the tissue paper to give a misty effect. You can't use your brush in a horizontal rule. So just try to rotate your brush in a circular motion with a very light pressure. I'm not adding any proper for grading this technique because it's a dry brush technique and didn't need over a less amount of Bain for this, mostly in a dry condition. To create a Smoky Mountain effect, I'm using this dry brush technique between the curves. It gives a really nice dreamy effect to the mountains. Now, I'm done with this bar. Now let's do the most exciting part. I'm going to build a tape. So here is the misty mountain scape that clear ages after building the team. And let me tell you one thing that I haven't used any reference picture for this painting, this is completely my imagination. As the first layer of this MOOC is dry. We can add some finer Dutch. Great. I hope you all enjoyed the process in this painting During the techniques I have mentioned in this class. Thank you for watching. 6. 6. Final Thoughts: So we are done with the painting. And I have created all these mountain scapes that the same techniques have already discussed in the class. So hope you will use these techniques to create some magical mountain scapes. And I hope you all enjoyed painting as mountains gave it me. To post your feedback so that I can improve my next class. If you are trying to sprinting. Please uploading project gallery. Thank you for watching. Okay.