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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Acrylic Painting Landscape

I’ve always taken up criticisms as challenges. Someone told me ‘It is not easy making landscapes’. Hmmm, Well, maybe I thought. Why not try it?  Friends and people around you come up with great ideas. Listen to them and try something new. When you do, it opens up a whole lot of possibilities. Have fun. Enjoy!!!