Paint a masterpiece using acrylics by following this simple step by step guide.
In most of my paintings, acrylic is the main type of medium. It’s very easy to work with, the paint is vivid and easy to mix and it gives great texture.
In this guide, i’m going to show you how to paint one of my classic pieces in acrylics.
To get started you will need:
One rectangular canvas
Paint pallet/old plate
Pencil, rubber, ruler and meter ruler
A Blunt knife
This is definitely worth having a go at! It gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you have finished, i bet it'll look pretty awesome too!
Now, you can copy car number 1 into the other 2 sections. Pick a point on car one (2 points if you’re a perfectionist) I usually pick where the wing mirror connects to the car and the roof edge. Then measure where that point is from the left side to the edge of the canvas and that same point on the right side of the car, measuring to the right vertical line. The car should pretty much be in the center of the section. Then when you have the measurements, mark them in the other 2 sections, this will give you the correct position of the other 2 cars. As you can see in my picture, I am checking the measurement from the right side of car2 to the vertical line and the left side of car 3 to the horizontal line. Remember: Use the vertical section lines as your guide.
You can choose whatever sky you like; a sunrise, sunset or even a stormy sky. But starting with a clear blue sky is easiest. Use light brush strokes in a more abstract layering fashion. Have light blue as the base and layer it will random brushstrokes of white and darker blues on top to give depth, always going around your outline. Feel free to mix the paint on the canvas for effect.
Now you can paint the base colour of each car. I’ve chosen the Italian job theme. There should be no shading in this stage, just plain block colour following your outlines neatly.