Acrylic Paint By Numbers

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Animal painting is the first documented theme in art history. Over the centuries, various creatures have been developed as many different types of subjects. They are portrayed as their natural beauty and gorgeousness, but they are also used for the symbolic nature of decoration and fine art.

Below we will use tiger as an example to show you how to paint acrylic painting/oil painting step by step.

Our lesson on how to draw a tiger with oil pastels proves the steps involved in creating the tiger figure above. Material: Oil pastels, also known as oil paint brushes, are an ideal medium for rendering this theme, because pastel brushstrokes naturally suggest the texture of tiger faces. This image uses light brown sugar paper, but the oil pastel can be used on any color paper. Oil pastels are a greasy medium that can be mixed with each other or by smearing together. They can also be diluted into clear glaze with turpentine and operated with a brush.


Outline the basic characteristics of tigers.

Facial proportions: The first step in this picture is to determine the basic proportions of tiger features-the position and relationship between eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks and ears.

Tip: It is important to start drawing with colored lines because black lines will mix and destroy the purity of any color applied to them. Because black oil crayons contain very strong pigments, it is a good policy to limit their use to the final stages of drawings. The reddish brown crayon was chosen because it is not too bright and matches the general color of the theme.


Apply the tiger's dark stripes.

Dark Tiger Mark: The second step in this picture is to put the mark on the tiger's face. When we paint with dark colors on a light background, it is natural to create black marks first. At this stage, darker tones around the mouth are also used to emphasize the teeth-this is an important element of expression in this painting.

Tip: You must adjust your drawing technique to suit the quality of the oil pastels. You need to use bolder marks that reflect the natural characteristics of the medium. If you try to communicate with a wide range of media such as oil pastels, for example, the details you can achieve with a sharp pencil, then you can make life very embarrassing.


Apply tiger light stripes.

Slight tiger mark: The third step in this picture is to put a light spot on the tiger's face. White is used to produce the strongest contrast to produce the greatest dramatic effect. At this stage also entered the highlights of the eyes, tongue and teeth performance.

Tip: You can use bright colors such as white, which is safer and freer than using dark colors, because it is technically easier to change bright colors. Due to the mixed nature of oil pastels, it is easier to darken light colors than dark colors.


Introduce color to the face.

Introduce color: The fourth step in this picture is to introduce color. Use orange first because it is one of the basic colors of tigers, and it also provides a suitable mid-tone. You can see that the color of the image starts to increase, but there is a trade-off between definition and contrast.

Tip: When you start mixing colors in an artwork, you will have difficulty because the mixing of colors will lighten dark tones and darken light tones. The overall effect of this is that you start to lose contrast, which will affect the work. This is common in many artworks. Therefore, if you lose some definitions or contrasts at certain stages, it is important not to be discouraged-it is part of the normal process in drawing and can be recovered later.


Apply colors for dark tones.

Restore dark tones: The fifth step in this picture is to restore dark tones. Since the image becomes too orange, the blue of its opposite color is used to counter this effect. Blue interacts well with other colors. When mixed on a reddish-brown background, it restores darker tones, but also helps to ease the intensity of white.

Tip: When you lose clarity and contrast by mixing colors, you need to restore dark and light tones to their previous levels by readjusting them. In doing so, you can make your images more expressive by using different colors for each tone.


Apply colors for light tones.

Adjust light tone: Apply yellow and pink in the penultimate step. Yellow further softens the light tones, but it also increases the color range of the entire image because it enriches some oranges and changes some blues to greens. Pink is used to represent the flesh of the tongue, but it is also slightly distributed in the strokes around the drawing.

Tip: Color is the element that sets the emotional tone of the artwork. If it is strongly applied, it can suggest the power and energy of the theme. This theme requires powerful techniques, and oil pastels are well suited for this task.


Unified tone: The final step of our tiger painting is to increase the dramatic effect of the image by increasing the contrast of key areas. Black is used to strengthen the tiger's mark and focus attention on its teeth and eyes-the most expressive feature of this terrible creature.

Technology: Black should always be used economically because it can easily ruin your work. It is the most dangerous of all colors, because if you make a mistake, it is the hardest to fix.

Having said that, do you want to draw a big tiger of your own?

The emergence of acrylic/oil painting by numbers provides us with the best choice without the foundation of painting. Even if you don’t have a basic drawing, you can follow our guidance to draw a beautiful oil painting that belongs to you.

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