Acrylic paint, diluted with water, acquires the characteristics of watercolour – transparency and shades of tenderness. To achieve this effect in the figure, prepare two water tanks – one you'll wash the brush, the other should remain pure.
Use diluted acrylic soft brushes suitable for watercolor: for filling large surfaces suitable protein, to work out the details in the letter on the dry sheet – columns.
The maximum pure color translucent acrylic will do the drawings on paper. On the primed canvas shades priglushaetsya few and dim.
To get a smooth transition from one color to another, use the technique "on wet". Soak the sheet in clean water and immediately apply layers of different shades. In the point of contact of the paint will mix and form a picturesque reliefs.
Feature of acrylic is its fast drying. Adjust the picture and blur its boundaries immediately after applying the paint in a few seconds, it hardens, and all aspects of the stroke will be clear and visible.
Waiting until the first coat is dry paint, apply the following is in a different shade. Unlike watercolors, acrylic paints will not mix in "dirty" color and will show through subsequent thin layers. Because of this using overlay you can get deep complex tones.
Spots of acrylic different color, you can merge the final layer of neutral shades. He sets a tone all areas of the picture, but will not mix with the color of any of them.
If the acrylic does not dissolve water, it can produce oil. As the basis of suitable paper and primed canvas. In this case it is better to take a stiff brush – the bristles and synthetics.
Acrylic paints have good covering power, so they can sketch the failed piece and the go a new coat of paint. This is useful for "layering" a drawing: you can paint the color of the whole background, then the object on it to fill a white base and paint any color – the hue is bright and clean.
Acrylic can be used not only as the main material, but also as an auxiliary. Often they created the so-called underpainting in paintings that are completed with oil.