How to Paint with Acrylics : Types of Brushes to Use for Acrylic Painting

How to Paint with Acrylics : Types of Brushes to Use for Acrylic Painting


Hi I’m Melody on behalf of Expert Village.
I’m going to show how to use more of the tools that go along with making yourself an acrylic
painting. We got a lot tools to over here so I’ll try and make it as clear as possible.
Basically if your just starting out you don’t want to spend to much money so I would just
say go down to your crafts store, or a store that has painting items and I would get a
kit a set of very simple brushes just giving you a range of sizes so you can just kind
of have one of each, or in this case two of each and different brushes for different purposes.
If you have in mind to paint something extremely large for your first painting then you can
also just go down the same store or even local paint store, and pick up some brushes like
these. There very inexpensive compared to the real art brushes but if you buy the more
expensive of the choices in your hardware stores you’ll be okay. You can probably get
two paintings out of this before the hairs be fallen out and you’ll have throw it away
or even have to use it for something else. So there’s that idea, now depending on what
your painting again I prefer to use the slanted brushes that are at an edge. There not straight,
there actually curved and that way if I’m at an easel and I’m at a slant to the easel
or trying to make a specific design, it moves freely and there’s no clumping where as if
you had a flat brush, I use this bi one to demonstrate. You got a straight motion which
is a blob which you may use in some paintings but you like to have something to give you
some extra control to. So if you put the blob on and you pull it it get fatter, if you use
one of these you can control it to the point of making it a thinner line and you can twist
it and if you want it thicker you can just go straight down like that. So that’s the
use of these slanted verses the straight and it all depends on what you are painting again.
If your doing a lot of greenery foliage branches of trees, on these these fan brushes is a
good idea and these also come in many sizes and thicknesses and this is all I have today
to show you but they go in a ray of sizes to huge and larger than this even. It also
depends on what you are painting but if your doing a lot trees we’ll show you this later
in another segment. But this one is great one for grasses, and for tree limbs and for
bushes and for highlights. In our next segment we’ll continue showing you how to use some
of the tools to create an acrylic painting.

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