The website of youtube artist Merrill Kazanjian You have three resources to work from. 1.) the video 2.) The step by step directions on this page 3.) A printable PDF (Link at bottom) with step by step directions. Take your time! FREE Downloadable PDF for this lesson and a supply list at the bottom of this page. Today I am going to teach you how to draw the male nose. STEP 1- In step one of drawing the male nose, focus your attention on the shapes. STEP 2- For step two, simply erase the lines on the inside of the nose. STEP 3- For this step, darken the nostrils. STEP 4- *****Notice that I ERASED the lines on the sides of the bridge of the nose! STEP 5- While I am not drawing eyes for this part, at the top of the bridge of the nose is the inner part of the orbit (of the eye). STEP 6- Notice the long trapezoid that I shaded in the middle of the nose. STEP 7- I am putting on the finishing touches. STEP 8- In the final step I darkened the nostrils. - Buy the supplies that I use: (Below) PDF for this lesson: CLICK HERE
Acrylic Painting Techniques and Tips: Questions and Answers About Painting with Acrylics I often get questions about acrylic painting and thought I'd put the questions and answers in one place. Click below to see acrylic painting questions from other visitors to this page... and read the answers! Varnish brush for varnishing large acrylic paintings Reader Question: Hi, I am about to varnish a 36" x 48" painting. Is there a larger brush size you would recommend and if so, which brand or does that … How to cover up pencil and charcoal marks Reader Question: I used a combination of charcoal and pencil marks on a hard canvas board that I had coated with a couple coats of gesso. I want to use … How to prepare acrylic paint for dripping technique Reader Question: How do I create the right consistency for dripping acrylic paint? Difficulties reproducing the same colour with acrylics Reader Question: I just got started in acrylic painting. How long to wait between applying colors on canvas Reader Question: How long should I wait in between colors on a canvas?
How Long to Wait Between Applying Colors on Canvas The length of time you should wait between adding layers, or colors, onto your canvas depends on the style you are working in, and what you are trying to achieve with your painting. With acrylics, you can add wet paint over dry paint, or you can add wet paint onto wet paint. The effects will be very different, so this is why it depends on what you are trying to achieve - that is, what you want your painting to look like. The good thing about waiting for a layer to completely dry before adding another layer is that when you paint on top of it, the paint underneath will not lift off. This allows you to create glazes, or paint as many colors as you want on top of other colors. Most acrylic artists seem to work in this manner - allowing each layer to dry before adding another layer. On the other hand, some acrylic artists like to work wet-on-wet because it allows them to create different effects. Hope that helps & Happy Painting! Return to Acrylic Painting Techniques and Tips.
How to Fix Mistakes in Acrylic and Oil Paintings Everyone makes mistakes, and painting is no different than the rest of life. At times you fiddle with a portion of your scene too much and are left with an area that doesn't fit. The color may be muddy, you may have too much texture built up, or it just isn't working out the way you planned. It's frustrating and can make you want to abandon the whole thing. Yet, there is hope. You can fix your mistakes in oil and acrylic paintings both. Determine the Best Approach Before you begin to fix your painting mistakes, it is important to look at the problem area as objectively as possible. We can often get emotionally involved in our paintings, and if something isn't going right, it only builds up our frustration. For instance, you may be tempted to just paint over a shadow that's all wrong. Instead of looking for the quick fix, ask yourself this: Is the paint still wet or has it already dried? How to Correct Painting Mistakes Think of titanium white as the painter's eraser. If Your Paint Is Dry
How to Clean an Acrylic or Oil Paint Palette Painting is great fun, cleaning up after a session is no fun at all. It's a step in the process that many artists dread and some even avoid until it's necessary. The catch is that cleaning your palette is necessary. Whether you're painting with oil or acrylics, there are a few tips that you will find useful when tackling this chore. Just Clean It No matter what style of palette you use or which paint medium you prefer, the best piece of advice you can receive is to clean your palette right away. If you leave your paint to dry on the palette, it will make the job more difficult. Should you dislike cleaning your painting palette, consider switching to disposable palette sheets. Tip: If you want to save paint for another session--particularly the next day and with oil paints--investing in a palette safe may be a good idea. How to Clean Acrylic Paint Off a Palette Acrylic paints are rather lenient because they're water-based. Did your acrylics dry? How to Condition a Wood Palette
How to Clean Your Paint Brushes Your brushes are an important investment. By cleaning them thoroughly and properly at the end of a painting session, they will work better and last longer. It is well worth spending the little bit of time necessary to take good care of them. There are general guidelines to cleaning brushes but also some particulars regarding the specific medium you are using. General Guidelines Wipe off any excess paint using a cloth or soft tissue. Tips and Particulars Regarding Specific Mediums: Always use separate brushes for oil painting and water-based medium; after all, oil repels water. Helpful Supplies
Can you successfully sand your acrylic painting to remove streaks and blotchy textures in the paint? Jeff Sprang, Artist Toronto artist Jeff Sprang uses portraits to raise funds for school programs and local charities Toronto artist Jeff Sprang reached out to the family of Olympic swimmer Penny Oleksiak with these requests: Could he paint her portrait? Could she sign some prints made from it? Could those be sold to help fund school pools in Toronto? For three decades now, Sprang has been combining his talent for painting with philanthropy, helping to raise money for nutrition programs in Toronto public schools, literacy foundations around the world and now, with Oleksiak’s portrait, pools at three local schools — Monarch Park, Carleton Village elementary and the therapeutic pool for special needs students at Sunny View. Oleksiak was a Monarch Park student when she won four medals in Rio in 2016 — setting a Canadian record — at age 16. Sprang said after watching the Olympics “and the fact that she was the fastest swimmer in the world at the time, the fact that she was so young, a student of Toronto and at Monarch Park — that was just so inspiring. But Sprang was staff, so he could get up close.