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ImBatman

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on: February 06, 2012, 10:45:33 PM
Hi guys

Watched most (bloody work - nah it's okay I  like what I do) of the Watercolours Colour Wheel lesson - can't wait for the replay - good stuff  :clap:.

I was wondering, to transfer the same layout to Acrylics, what changes do I make to the method? With the watercolours, It appears basically you just keep watering the initial colour down.

With the acrylics is it just a case of adding more white as you move towards the centre ring or do you need to do the trick from the colour tutorial of adding the next colour higher + white as you move inwards? Basically are we just toning down the colour for this purpose as we move inwards?

I'm asking because I bought what will be my standard set of artist quality paints - Matisse Structure - an Aussie Artist quality (ASTM 1-2) in 10 varied colours - a warm and cool red, blue and yellow + white and a few other pre-mixed colours. From these, I'd like to create a reference like the one Dennis created for his watercolours.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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p.s. The drawing course is still underway. Still life to do over the next day or two...
 
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dennis

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Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 04:33:20 PM
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With the acrylics is it just a case of adding more white as you move towards the centre ring or do you need to do the trick from the colour tutorial of adding the next colour higher + white as you move inwards? Basically are we just toning down the colour for this purpose as we move inwards?

With oils and acrylics that is the way I normally do it. By watering down the mixture in watercolours I am basically "adding" more white (White paper shining through).
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Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 07:08:50 PM
Thanks Dennis, I think I know what my task is this weekend. I'll post the result at some point.

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