Hi! I practiced painting again just awhile ago. I painted ribbons, laces and buttons because I think painting them would be a challenge for me. And yes, it was. I have to use toothpick and cotton buds in order to do the small details. I think I did alright though :). I’ll just keep practicing to improve more. 🙂
Hi Friends! I’ve been practicing my painting skills since May 5, 2012. I think I’m not taking good care of my talent well because its been a year since I stopped painting. I turned to carving and architecture but ignored painting. So I’m going back and I’m practicing it again. I still have the talent. I believe that once you own a talent, you won’t ever lose it. I’m practicing subjects that are hard for me to paint (like last time, I practiced painting furs). This time, I’m practicing painting still objects with acrylic medium. I usually use watercolor but for a change, I’m going to use acrylic so that my skill in painting would improve more.
So, right, I painted a violin. I chose that because of the details in it. I can’t say I painted it perfectly. I’m still practicing. If you look it in person, it looks great but there are still flaws in my painting. I’m sharing this so that I can know your views about my painting and so you can give me friendly comments and advice. So this violin is painted on my practice board (1/8 bainbridge illustration board). It was fun painting this violin but it took me a lot of time.
HOW I PAINTED THE STRINGS: I painted the strings using tape. I could have used white colored pencil but I forgot to bring it with me to the province. I put tapes on the area where the strings should be painted and it served as a “mask”. The only part where there’s no tape is the string. I painted them white (acrylic) and removed the tape. Then, there it is, a straight line! 🙂
I really painted this because I want to practice painting furs, hairs and such because I’m not that good when it comes to those things. I actually wanted to paint a rabbit but that will be next time. I used two mediums: Acrylic and poster paints. I painted the furs with dry brush. I found out that it takes a lot of time to paint with it but FUN. I used poster paints on the fur and acrylic on the eyes. It’s only a small painting though, 3″ width x 4″ height. It’s been a long time since I painted anything so I started small. This painting looks much beautiful in person and when you view it from a distance. So, what do you think guys?
I’m happy that I’m painting again and I might make some more next time and post it here. Please share your thoughts about this artwork friends 🙂