Acrylics by Mari Bolte

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Add colour in layers to give the eye a more life-like feel. 12 Use a liner brush to paint the tiger’s whiskers. html Do you want to know more about painting with acrylics? This website gives you a step-by-step guide. html Which is the best brush to use for acrylic paints? Find out what you need here! com/acrylic_paints. html This website tells you about the best acrylic paints you can use. Author bio Mari Bolte is an author of children’s books and a lover of art. She lives in southern Minnesota, USA, with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

8 Start with burnt orange paint. Blend until you 6 have a shade of orange that matches your tiger. 9 Begin painting the tiger’s orange parts. Start with the larger spaces first and work your way into the more detailed areas. 7 30 8 9 10 11 10 Continue layering orange paint of various shades and tones until the tiger is completely painted. Go back and adjust the paint where necessary. Add light strokes of white paint to mimic layers of fur. 11 Paint the tiger’s eyes and nose. Start with the dark pupil.

This will help save you time and materials once you begin painting. 3 1 Paint a masonite board with cream-coloured paint. Let it dry. 2 Choose your photo. Use it to create at least two thumbnail sketches. The two thumbnails should have different focal points and values. 3 Draw the picture of the tiger onto tracing paper. Try to capture the values chosen in the thumbnail. continued on next page 29 5 Masonite board, also called hardboard, is made from pressurized wood fibres. For best results, masonite needs to be primed before use.

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