Sunday, 12 June 2011

Priestess – Acrylic

It’s been a rainy old day in Swindon so I decided that it would be the perfect day to give Acrylic a go.

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this medium, so I decided that I wouldn’t waist a canvas but instead use some heavy CP paper. I made a few changes to the Priestess character I drew earlier and used this as it’s a relatively simple design that I could do quickly. Although I possibly should have remembered how much I hate trying to paint skin tone when I made this decision!

As it turned out I need not have been so cautious, I absolutely LOVE acrylic. I’ve always had a bit of a love hate relationship with painting on the whole. I can’t stand oils and while I like using watercolours they can’t give me the look that I really would like to achieve and that frustrates me. Today even thought I was only “playing” I found that it was so easy to get my idea down on paper and after a bit of practice I can definitely see myself using acrylics in most of my work. I love the fact that it allows me to finish a painting in a day (4 hours in this case) while I still have all my enthusiasm and ideas chasing themselves around my head (and being able to just paint over mistakes is a definite advantage!)

1 comment:

  1. How interesting Tessa. I have wanted to try out Acrylics for some time now but have never got around to it.
    Love the painting. You have inspired me to try it.

    Thanks for sharing.