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tryout by ChristopherStevens tryout by ChristopherStevens
My first acrylic painting. Cool! Technically my second. I did an awesome Flash painting when I was 14 or 15. So awesome that this is the first time I've touched acrylics since.

I dont really know why I've always been afraid of paint, but I have. The recent work I've been doing with watercolor has shaken some of that fear and made me curious. Plus, these days my biggest inspirations havent come from comics like they always have before but from painters like Frazetta and Jeff Jones, so this was something I really felt like doing finally.

This was just an exercise just to see what it was like to really paint and I have to say I enjoyed it. I didnt make any effort to plan it out or concern myself with details and it was fun. I didnt draw anything first, (mainly because I dont know how to do that yet) so the image here was just worked in as I went. In a way, it's liberating to not know what the hell youre doing. This was done with two paints. Burnt Umber and white. It's essentially a greyscale piece that I used brown on instead of black.

Liquitex acrylic on canvas.

image Chris Stevens
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CthulhuJewellery Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love that robot. The rubble is really nicely done too
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KidneyTheft Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
acrylic is pretty easy if u just practice yur ass off with it. i keep my paints wet at all times, while its pretty flexible, it can really fuck you if it dries too quickly while yur on another section. i bust all over the canvas, working with base colors on the key areas first then building up all the biggest tones then working down from there.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I dont think I would describe any medium as easy. It certainly is flexible though.
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KidneyTheft Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i agree that most mediums are never easy. but once u get the hang of acrylic then trust me its easy. like riding a bike every time u come back to painting
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baummitgift Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing! I really like it. Nice colors and paint brush
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JoeS-16 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice job man! Reminds me a lot of Ashley Wood's stuff, I like it :)
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JayRandall Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
GOOD DEAL! Looks good, acrylic is more forgiving than watercolors as you can cover so much up with them. I still can't get that "painterly" feel to things with any type of paint so I am impressed with anyone who can.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Yeah, acrylic is much more flexible and versatile than watercolor. Opacity is pretty nice to have sometimes. It takes a different approach than what I'm use to with transparent mediums though.
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TCShen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is awesome Chris. You just keep expanding your horizons...
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks, TC.
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