Tips On Mixing Color To Get Depth Painting Rocks In Acrylics

Tips On Mixing Color To Get Depth Painting Rocks In Acrylics


Hi guys. These are some mountains, that I’m painting in acrylics. I said, in another video, that you can use unusual colors to give things more depth. And I’m going to be talking more about that here. You can see in here, I use purple – I also used a lot of pinks. I used some – obviously some darker pinks here, and some lighter pinks here, and – what I did was, I just mixed brighter color – my pink or my purple, Into some white and brown. I started by mixing the brown and then I added my pink or my purple into it. Okay. I couldn’t show you me actually mixing the paint. But here’s a chart that shows pretty much the formula I would use. So you can see white is the color I use the most of, so that’s represented by a great big circle. Brown is – I use a lot less of that, so that’s a much smaller circle and the purple or maybe the pink depending on what it is, I just use a little dab of and that’s why that’s a little tiny circle. and to kind of tone it down more so it’s not like “Oh! Those are pink mountains.” or” Those are purple mountains.” I layered gray and brown over it too. Also, when I did my initial drawings, I didn’t draw it even, I mean, I didn’t draw a straight line. You can see that this path stops here and then this goes up slightly and this goes back. I wasn’t that concerned with getting every line, exactly to the photograph. I wanted to create a sense of depth. I guess is what I’m trying to say, but here are some trees so the Working more on this and more. I show you in the future. Hopefully what I’m trying to say is: Use colors – use bright color – to give things depth and to makes things stand out. But don’t use the straight color. Just put bright pink or bright purple on on that painting that I just showed you – it would look like a cartoon piece or like a fantasy piece, which there’s nothing wrong with it That’s what you’re going for. But that wasn’t what I was going for here. It’s a grayed out kind of muted purple. That’s important. You don’t want to use bright colors. It won’t have the same effect. I make art videos three days a week, so if that sounds good to you, click here to subscribe and for now, thanks for watching and good bye.

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