Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this e-book blazes new inventive territory with 50 ideas that harness the creative strength of sunshine. starting from sophisticated glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those techniques characterize the main asked elements of Nancy Reyner's renowned workshops.

50 attention-grabbing options function steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with varied paintings from forty four artists.
A "Crash direction on Acrylic" bankruptcy deals an outline of the way to exploit those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.
This hands-on consultant offers transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and interesting concepts. discover matte epidermis building, sheen transferring, embedding gadgets, patinas and polished stone results. Use those techniques for natural, summary or lifelike backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, scan, and enable your work shine.

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Basecoat the skin tones with a medium peach mixture using the no. 2 round. T HE AWKWARD S TAGE Use the no. 2 round. Add a touch of Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Umber to the medium skin tone mixture and add color to the lips. Continue to build up the skin tone around the mouth. The colors are darker on the left side due to the light source; use more of the Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Umber mixture here. Begin adding gray and brownish shadows to the teeth. The teeth are darker on the left side, reflecting the skin color.

Apply that with the no. 1 round and white as well. MOUTHS Slight Smile: Begin Painting Teeth P IG M E NT S Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Titanium White This is very similar to the mouth you just finished, but it is slightly opened, revealing the teeth. It will give you an introduction to painting teeth, a little at a time. B R U SH E S Nos. 1 and 2 rounds Dark Complexion Warm Follow the instructions on page 23 to mix light, medium and dark versions of this color.

Make the light patterns by adding more Cadmium Yellow Medium to the green mixture. 61 EYES Eyebrows and Eyelashes P IG M E NT S Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Titanium White B R U SH E S No. 2 round No. 3/0 liner 1 CR E AT E SK IN TONE 1 CR E AT E T H E SK IN TONE Skin tone must always be underneath the brow area before you apply the hairs. This is a light complexion. As before, apply the skin tone underneath the brow area first. This is a light complexion. The lashes grow from the lash line.

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