AUTUMN PUMPKIN AND PUGS BAQ  Beginners Learn to paint Acrylic Tutorial Step by Step
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AUTUMN PUMPKIN AND PUGS  Big art Quest  Easy social paint night in you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home keeping it fun. This is a Painting course  for Beginners who want a real  acrylic painting step by step tutorial about how to paint  . Everything is 100% real time, multi Camera angles and fully explained so its easy to understand.  YOU CAN PAINT THIS !! All Art lessons are brought to you by The Art Sherpa ‍ You can join our Live stream chats daily to connect with other painters just like you. 

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00:00     Intro

05:30     Step 1   Sketch in Image

15:00     Step 2   Background

21:33     Step 3   Blocking In

28:04     Step 4   Background Leaves

34:36     Step 5   Pumpkin

48:00     Step 6   Finish Pumpkin

1:02:26  Step 7   Apples

1:20:00  Step 8   Wooden Boards

1:36:13  Step 9   Sketch and Block in Pugs

1:57:26  Step10  Pug One

2:48:45  Step11  Pug Two

3:33:16     SIGN

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Tracing Method

Adjust the size to fit your surface and be sure to check your printer settings to see if the final size reflects the size you need. 

Rub the back with graphite or use Saral paper and skip this step.


Be sure to rub the back of your paper on the side without the lines drawing using a HB pencil.

Hold up to window light to make sure graphite covers all the lines of the subject drawing.

Test your Seral paper to make sure the color you are using is going to show on the canvas.

Tape your paper on your surface to transfer with tape to keep it from moving. If you are using saral paper make sure you have both sheets taped down and the transfer side of the Saral paper will be facing your surface. Carefully, with medium pressure, redraw over every line. You can lift one corner of paper to see that your transfer is happening. If not, check if your rubbing is too thin or that your pressure is not too light. After you are done tracing the lines, remove your traceable and you should have a copy of the line art on your canvas.  

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Gridding Instructions

The gridding method allows you to dip your toe into drawing without being in the deep end of the drawing pool on day one. For our purposes, the gridding method has been worked out for you. In this example, is based on a one-inch square grid with everything of equal ratio. On your canvas, you will make a chalk line  at the Halfway point horizontally and vertically. Then using your chalk tool and a T-square ruler at every 1 inch point both horizontally and vertically. The T-square will help ensure that your lines are straight. 

To draw the grid your canvas must be dry and it’s advisable that it is also cool. You should use chalk that is wax or oil free. It must be pure chalk. I use a Dritz fabric-marking tool because it does fine lines easily and removes well from the canvas. There are also chalk pencils available or you could use chalkboard chalk. While I will always share with you the tools and equipment that I am using, you are welcome to deviate from that any time you feel something else is best for you.

Something that I have learned especially with complex images is that it can be easy to get lost in the grid. If you find yourself unsure, go back and check to make sure that the square you are marking on matches the square in your reference. After you master this method, you will be able to use gridding to transfer any image from a reference to your canvas. 

Number your columns 1 - X, left to right, and your rows 1 - X ( X is the length)  from the top to the bottom. 

Find the first row that the contour line of your image enters and exits and duplicate only what you see in that one single square. Continue through the entire image square by square transferring, the contour lines of the subject with chalk on your canvas. When you have duplicated the subject from your reference to your canvas, you will be done.

You can remove chalk easily by taking a soft brush and getting it damp with clean water. Gently brush over the lines you wish to remove and they will lift.

If you prefer a different size there are many great resources out there that involve math about how to scale. I do not teach math for many good reasons and I could count them all for you, but that would be doing math. The resources out there for that information and those mathematical formulas exist online in copious amounts. Explained beautifully and if you are choosing to paint different sizes than we are utilizing in this mini book, I highly recommend finding one of those formulas and mastering it. Short of that, buy a canvas to match the free grid for this project.

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