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Acrylic Painting Tutorial by RevanREK Acrylic Painting Tutorial by RevanREK
OK, so I know there are many digital painting tutorials, but not so many traditional tutorials, which is sad because traditional art is what made digital art!! So I thought it would be great to do a WIP/tutorial breakdown of my Aragorn painting, with a few hints and tips as to how I work. (Sorry about some of the spelling though! :P)

Please understand this might be a tutorial but these are only guidelines showing how I do things, there are no rules when it comes to using acrylics, and that's the great thing about art! :)

Anyway, now, as promised I will tell you how to make a simple 'stay wet palette' for acrylic paints. So that your paints won't dry out and you won't have to re-mix colours if you want to take a break.

How to make a stay wet palette.
:bulletpurple: Buy a box of ferrero rocher's (the chocolates) or something with a similar plastic box to this, [link] and take out the tray and the chocolates, (guess where you put them! ;P)

:bulletred: Once it's a completely empty box, place a super absorbent cleaning cloth (something like this [link] [link] ) into the bottom tray, cut it to the right size if you have to.

:bulletblue: Make sure it's slightly damp and then place a piece to tracing paper on the top, and your done!

:bulletgreen: It's great, just close the lid when you go to take a break and you can come back later and all your mixed paints are still wet! I even left mine overnight.

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Finf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
This is a huge help, thanks for uploading it!
RevanREK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Finf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
mondonaj182 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial, very helpful!
RevanREK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
TrickyTiara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! I've been wondering how people paint things that they have sketched for a while now, and all of a sudden I get this in my inbox as a lovely surprise, so thanks for putting it up!
RevanREK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you so much! I'm glad you found it interesting, I wasn't going to upload it at first because I thought no one would really want to see it! But I'm so glad someone did!! :hug:
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