How to paint a tree in Acrylic lesson

in painting •  11 months ago 

Learn the basics of how to paint trees with acrylics to improve your landscape paintings
Step 1 : Create a tree structure
All trees have different branch and trunk structures, There are also many different tree trunk colors and styles depending on which type of tree you wish to paint
Step 2 : Add shadows and dark leaves
With acrylics, I find it's best to work in layers - generally dark to light
Step 3 : Add mid-tones
you can either wait for the previous layer to dry or if you would like some blending action go ahead and add a layer of lighter color
Step 4 : Paint hightlights
Most beginning artists like to overdo highlights, which can ruin the effect of light and shadow, so be careful and use sparingly. You can always add more if needed
Step 5: Finalize your tree
In this step, add the lightest accents and other flare to make it your own
Now that you understand the basic steps for painting a tree with acrylics, go outside, find your favorite trees and try to recreate them or add them into a new landscape painting.

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