Painting a Macaw in Pastels and Acrylic


How did I learn to paint? It is a question I get asked so often. Its simple really. I watched a lot of painting videos. Thanks to the creators who started a long time ago. Well, I feel like contributing the same way.

I made this gorgeous piece of art just to try out my new set of Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils. I have a set of 60 and those colors are sufficient to create anything. Then I chose a Canson Mi Teintes paper. I chose to create a vintage bokeh background for this piece and I’m glad I did. It adds such a great dimension to the piece. The bokeh background was made by airbrushing Inktense and Createx acrylic colors. I also did a base layer with watercolor before sketching the macaw in Pitt pastels.

Watch the videos to see more in details how I created this piece.

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Author: Sylvia DSilva

I'm an Artist, You wouldn't believe I have a M.Tech in IT. I'm fascinated by Art, Fantasy, Magic, Myth; Yup , I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I'm a paintbrush and a nail polish addict. I am Rebellious. I love traveling. I love architecture. I love scuba diving and sea food. I wanna backpack through Europe. I have a tattoo on my wrist with my husband's name on it and a Paintbrush in the same to represent ME. Oh yeah, I cry while watching an emotional scene in a movie, I cry after a visit to an orphanage BUT it doesn't mean I'm weak. I'm one of the strongest people I know. I'm a proud Army wife, I've lived in Jungles and had Elephants ruin my kitchen garden; I see chitals, Nilgais, Hornbills, Peacocks, and many more on a daily basis. I've had experiences No Civilian would ever have in their life. The only thing I hate is people telling me what to do and how to live my life, when I don't really need their opinion.

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