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Hello, I'm Jacklyn Laflamme. I'm a Professional Artist with jacklynlaflamme.com. In this clip, I'm going to give you an acrylic painting demonstration. You will need a canvas. You will need acrylic paints. You will need paintbrushes. I'm going to start off by laying down my color for my subject. And once I get the color down, let's start putting in the details, you can guess what it is. So, here I am, I'm just laying down the base colors. So, you always want to lay down the base color first; then you can go on top and put in your details. The next thing about acrylic paint is just it dries really quickly, so you end up having time to do that and you can add really nice details over it once it's dry. You can keep working the paint. So, there's our base. Now, I'm just going to switch colors here and put a little bit of white on my brush and I'm going to start painting over in my details. So, you see, right now the paint is still wet, so I'm going to work with that wet paint and just kind of blend, blend it together to get some highlights and some contrast. But, if it was dry, then the white would just come completely over it. So, I'm just going to go over it just a little bit more. And you see, I'm just going to build up that paint ever so slightly here to create the eyes for our little character. Then, I'm going to switch to a little bit of a darker red and I'm going to draw in just that easily a little mouth. So, can you see our little character coming to life? Let's add in a little bit more detail up here, so that maybe you could tell a little bit better what it is. Okay, have you been, can you tell yet that it's a little funky little fish? I like to call him Flister fish. So again, you see I'm taking my brush and just going back and forth and going over the paint that's already dry, that created the foundation for the painting and I'm getting the texture of the scales just by going over what I've already done. Then, I can take a little bit of a darker color and I can outline the mouth here just to get the contrast in the mouth. He's got kind of a funky little look and a little bit more and then I'm going to just take my brush and dot in some little details for the eyes. And see just with a few basic colors and a few basic tips, you can get a little funky fish drawn. This is Jacklyn Laflamme, thank you for watching.