Once in a while, we get inspired, and we get motivated to create art to express ourselves. Some people are born artistic and creating art comes naturally to them. Some people, on the other hand, get intimidated at the idea of art and think that only ‘legitimate’ and professional artists are the ones who can produce decent art. Little do people know, some art forms don’t need an art background to be created.
Acrylic pouring is one of them. Also known as fluid art or liquid art, it is easy to learn, and it’s versatile as there are a lot of creative possibilities when you combine acrylic paints to create abstract paintings. This kind of Art is not particularly challenging to do and is a great art form suitable for all skill levels. If you are interested in learning more, here are useful tips to help you get started.
1. Plan your Painting
Though you will produce an abstract work, it will help to have a general idea of what you hope to achieve with your art. Consider which colors to use beforehand and if you will have a motif or inspiration.
2. Make sure your work surface is on an even level
Avoid having a muddy painting where there are spots where the paint is in a thick pool or thin in other areas. To ensure an even finish, work on a level surface.
3. Place your art materials within reach
It is always easier to work when your supplies are nearby. You don’t want to find yourself reaching for a material that you need when your hands are dripping in paint. It will also help you avoid making mistakes and interrupting your artistic momentum. A clean workspace is helpful, especially for beginners.
4. Never shake your paint or pouring mediums
Shaking your paints and mediums will create air bubbles trapped within them. If you want to blend colors, it is better to stir paints slowly as you mix them.
5. Avoid starting too many paintings at Once
Because acrylic pouring can be fun to do, it is tempting to create more than one painting simultaneously. Though it can be done, it is recommended that you focus on one painting at a time and wait until it’s dry to see the outcome of your work. You will be able to familiarize yourself with the process with each work that you finish, and it will help you improve as you go along.
6. Know when you’re Done
Be cautious about trying to ‘fix’ your painting when you feel that it is done. Although there are times you might feel that you can improve on a painting by any adding more, learn when to stop working on your painting. Save your other ideas for your next work.
Acrylic pouring can be a rewarding art form. It can lead you to more advanced art forms as you grow more confident with each masterpiece that you create. Develop more skills with the pointers mentioned above and become the artist you always dream to be.