How to apply acrylic

How to apply acrylic
Acrylic paints appeared on the market more than fifty years ago and have long earned the love and recognition of artists and designers, as well as modelers who paint a military miniature. However, one should bear in mind that in order to get the best effect from working with acrylic paints, you need to know the basic techniques of working with acrylic and learn how to apply it correctly.

You will need
  • blanks, palette
Before starting the work it would be great to make two blanks to help the beginning artist. The first blank: on a sheet of white Paper Draw vertical strips of 15 cm in height and 3 cm in width. Then the bands are divided into 5 parts. Thus, in each band you get 5 squares 3X3, see Now turn to painting the resulting squares. The paint is diluted with water, and the first coat of paint is applied to the entire strip; the second layer is applied, starting with the second square, the third – starting with the third, etc. Finally, the lowest square in the strip will be covered with five layers of paint. Obtained a visual image extensions each color. Such a workpiece during work will help to determine exactly what concentration of paint you need to make.

The second workpiece (an example for a set of 6 paints): on a sheet of white paper you need to draw a "checkerboard blackboard» 6Х6 полос с квадратами 3Х3см. Затем каждая полоса (6 квадратов) закрашивается отдельным цветом, сперва по вертикали, а потом, в таком же порядке по горизонтали. Эта работа наглядно покажет, как из набора в 6 красок можно получить 36 цветов.

Кроме указанных выше заготовок, потребуется также palette – You can use plastic or glass, and necessarily a glass of water. The peculiarity of acrylic paints is that they are very fast высыхают и, в отличие от других водных красок, после высыхания становятся нерастворимыми в воде. Поэтому, чтобы кисточки сохранялись в пригодном для работы состоянии, их необходимо держать в стаканчике с водой.

You can apply acrylic directly from the tube – in this case it is superimposed with a rather thick opaque layer. Another option is to use special diluents, which come with frosted и глянцевым эффектом. Третий вариант – разбавлять краску водой, в этом случае слои получаются полупрозрачными, но при наслаивании друг на друга (3-4 слоя) дают нужную насыщенность цвета. Моделисты очень любят акрил именно за то, что его можно накладывать очень тонкими слоями, без потери фактуры поверхности, и в то же время добиваться нужной насыщенности цвета.

Для передачи света и тени прекрасно подходит technique when the surface is first painted with the base color, and then on those parts which, according to the author's intention, are issued or to which the light is falling, gradually, the translucent layers are applied paint the tone is lighter. After that, the paint is even lighter colored and the smaller surface is covered, and so on until the desired effect is obtained. The technique of highlighting allows you to achieve amazing results, creating the impression of a "living" object. The antipode of the technique of illumination is the technique of darkening, when, on the contrary, darkened and depressed areas are emphasized by color. In principle, both techniques can be perfectly combined.
Работая acrylic, artists like to combine coloring with a wet, semi-dry and dry brush: in all three cases a different effect results. The technique of working with a dry and dry brush is good for emphasizing the volume and texture of the object.

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