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    Acrylic Painting Help?

    I really like this picture and would like to make it into a painting:


    Does anyone have advice? I have nooooooooooo friggin CLUE how to start!

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    it depends on your level of experience with painting.

    but here is what I would do if I didn't know were to start. I would put in the background . You could do a wash for the sky and then paint in the grass.

    let dry. Then I would use a pencil and with light strokes sketch in the placement of the tree, the head stones, and the rest of the detail.

    just keep breaking it down into simple step. eventually it will all come together.

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    Thank you so much! That's the exact advice I was looking for! :)

    I actually just started doing the petals on paper so I can practice and know how to paint them later on.

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    I don't know if you've seen this, but you might want to practice "one stroke painting"? And put the pink and white on seperate parts of the brush and try to make the flowers like that?
    I'm not a painter at all, but I used to moon over Donna Dewberry like there was no tomorrow.

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    I draw and paint quite often, but am never quite sure how to teach it.
    I say practice a few times with smaller versions or drawings. I usually draw out my painting a few times before I go for it. One thing to always remember: If you don't like it the first time, you can always do it again!
    Also, don't stress out. Artwork is supposed to be relaxing.

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    This is an interesting composition! I find that sometimes the elements that make a photograph great don't translate to canvas. Example: a photo of a twisted tree with no leaves taken from an odd angle. When I tried to produce a painting, it didn't have the same visual impact.
    So, don't be surprised if you have to reconstruct the scenery a bit.

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    break the scene into layers like you were walking through the park where it was shot. and paint it backwards. background elements, then the furthest petals, trunk, foreground petals


 

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