Painting An Easy Acrylic Paint Flower Illustration

Painting An Easy Acrylic Paint Flower Illustration


I have something super cheerful for you
today coz well I think we could all do with a bit of floral cheer in our lives
at the moment don’t you think? And I’m still working with my June floral theme
for YouTube and for patreon as well it’s really great because it’s it’s focusing
my mind and also my practice – have you been trying it have you been doing any
floral art so far this month? By the way if you have I have a hashtag on
Instagram running it’s Kim Dellow Floral June and it’s on your screens now it’s
also in the description – along with the products that I’ve used
today if you fancy it you can share any of your floral art that’s been inspired
by my videos this month because I would really love to see it. So thank you in
advance for sharing that would be great. And I think for this piece today almost
ends up more of the sort of illustrative type of art but let me know what you
think I would really like to hear so tell me when you see it end and also
I’ve got at the end some working tips for you to use in your own art piece and
they all really come from this project today. So this project well it started as
an idea there were images of flowers in my head that that’s where this one
started and it was really anything the only thing that I was sure about on this
piece was that flower image that I had in my head so it’s not a planned piece
but there is that image in my head and I am looking for a particular sort of
floral look and maybe that’s why I ended up more illustrative looking I’m not
sure maybe anyway let me let me walk you through it so I grabbed the inky
background from my stash without much thinking about it it was
just kind of there and you can see me making it here in this footage but
actually it’s I made this last year and it was from a group of ink backgrounds
that I set up and then just left and I have been working on some of them bit by
bit here and there and you might have spotted them in some of my other videos
I think my watercolor resist video with the peony was done on a background very
similar to the done around about the same time and I’ll
put a link to that video in the cards in the description for you because it’s
perfect because it’s also a flower so great for floral June little leafy layer
or maybe I should call this one layers as it does I change up the paint and the
colors I’m using here to build up a sort of forest of overlapping leaf motifs and
they were all organic and intuitive but of course very in keeping with the theme
and I wasn’t sure what I wanted hair at this layer but as I worked more and more
on it and built up more and more leaves and with the different shades of green
and all this it did become clearer that that would work for me
I mean there were times when I was considering adding in some different
colors here or even putting in some ballpoint pen in black here and things
like that adding different marks and doing the kind of mark making that
you’ve seen me do recently but I think it works well with this bed of leaves
and it definitely works really well with the next layer with the flower layer. [MUSIC] And I love how the colors turned out in
this and it was quite accidental I wasn’t really thinking about the color
the the only color that I’d pre-chosen before I started this was red I knew
that red was going to be in the flowers the yellow and the orange hues that are
also in flowers they came along later as I was painting and the greens that I
used for the leaf layers well it was only down to the products that I had and
the colors that I had in those products I don’t have a wide range of greens as
it’s not really a color that I use a lot unless it’s for foliage. And also,
greens are quite easy to mix so I do tend to spend my money on colors that
attract me more and the jewel colors and I pick up the occasional green and brown
here and there, the more earthy tones for more for convenience so the teal base the
teal green base was a total accident really and not a conscious color choice
at all but teal being my favorite color of all
time well it doesn’t take a big leap for me to be working on it and I have a few
of these teal pieces hanging around the place but I would not have if I’d sat
down to think about it I would not have picked all of these colors together so
that was a very definite organic color combination growth but I really like how
it turned out so okay so some top tips for helping you when you do your next
project and the moral of this story from this project today is to let colors kind
of choose themselves sometimes and you can do this by letting a theme dictate
the color like I did with the green of the leaves but also if you take away
nothing else from this video I think the one thing that you could easily put into
your daily practice with your art is having a stock of backgrounds that are
just there to grab and they don’t have to be that detailed either you just saw
that this one was just a wash of an acrylic ink
and what you can do before you’re starting a session is just do a few
washes of different colors maybe maybe use acrylics because then you know that
even if you forget what you’ve put on there that they won’t run when you add
layers on top and do a few them at the beginning of your session leave them to
dry and put them in a corner ready to work on for some other project in the
future so a project starter grab pile now I have more mixed media tips and
techniques in these videos here to share with you so what’s the next and I’ll see
you over there.

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