Acrylic painting techniques include using soft-bristled brushes, creating a variety of line widths with the paint and mixing the paint with water for a more fluid look. Discover acrylic painting techniques with tips from an artist in this free video on painting.
Well welcome, my name is Lars Erik Robinson, I'm with LarsEr Art, I'm a freelance illustrator. Today I thought I'd talk about different techniques for acrylic paints. I started out here, you could take one side of one color of the paint on one side of your brush, and any kind of brush really works. You want a soft bristle brush not a hard brush, like that's usually done more for like oils. And then you take - I took this one side and it kind of gives it an effect - you can use do flowers with that kind of effect. Always have a little water in there, water is always good, it gives it a little bit more softer watercolor look, 'cause that's what's amazing with acrylics is that it's kind of a mix between watercolor and oils but it's a nice effect. So I'm just playing around here, we could either do an eye with it, so you take the one side here, and then you could take a sponge and you can even blend that out with the sponge. You can almost do a whole painting with sponges by itself. So there's different techniques. You could use sponges, you can use paint, you can even take a palette just like when you're doing for - when you do oil paintings you can use palette knives. So hope that gives you an understanding of how different you can use acrylic paints. Thank you for joining me. My name is Lars Robinson.
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