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08 July 2004 @ 02:12 am
under painting  
I didnt the under painting for the sculpture. The problem is I'm not sure how to do the over painting so it looks good. right now it's too flat to leave it, but I'm nto getting fine enough control out of either hte acrylics or the brushes I've had. I've never been good with very small brushes, so I'm a little stymied.

I also did this to my arm. Not terrible artistic, but fun none the less.
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on July 8th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
try using a glazing medium for colour and dry brushing for texture & tone.
Someone I am is waiting for my courage: nickiforgotten_aria on July 8th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
Do you have a suggestion on the glazing medium?

I've never gotten dry brushing to work for me. I think I never got taught the right way to do it or something. I can use it for one or two peices of clean up, but not who a whole peice.
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on July 8th, 2004 09:52 pm (UTC)
Any sort of glaze will work. All you're doing is adding more vehicle to the paint to make it much more transparent. In my opinion - it's the *only* way to paint with acrylics.

I use whatever is cheapest usually, which amounts to Utrecht brand Matte Gel or plain old "acrylic medium" But for any ol' art store - look for some Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. http://www.liquitex.com/products/gelmedmattegel.cfm

Good thing about acrylics is you can always paint over it. try just getting a little dark paint on a bristle brush (maybe a philbert) and swipe it on a paper towel a few times to get most all of the paint off. then lightly dust on the colour, just swipe it and highlight the texture - or scumble along. just play with it, the effect is usually good.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on July 8th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh glaze! now I remember. I'd completely forgotten.

I haven't worked with acrylics seriously in 12 years or so.
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on July 8th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)

glad I could help kick start your brain.
oakenguy on July 8th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I love the expression on the face!

Nice arm, too. :)
Binkbinkbink on July 8th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
If the acrylics won't behave for the fine work, dilute them. Water works if you don't have a medium you like.
You might have to paint two coats to get the depth of colour you want, but the tiny brushes will work better with the thinner paint.