In this tutorial, we'll explore how to create an abstract urban landscape painting using acrylic paint and collage techniques. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this project promises an exciting artistic journey.
Urban landscapes are dynamic, bustling, and full of life. Capturing the essence of a cityscape can be a thrilling endeavor for any artist. One unique way to approach this subject is through abstract art, which allows you to play with shapes, colors, and textures to convey the energy of an urban environment.
So, Let's Get Started with an Abstract Urban Inspired Landscape Tutorial
Here's the finished painting we will cover in this tutorial. The video demonstration, which is lengthy but lots of details, is below.
Materials You'll Need:
- Canvas or canvas board
- Acrylic paints (variety of colors)
- Paintbrushes (various sizes)
- Palette knives
- Collage materials (old newspapers, magazines, colored paper, etc.)
- Gel medium or adhesive
- Water and a container for mixing paint
- Paper towels or rags
- Pencil and eraser
- Reference photos of urban scenes (optional)
Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace
Before you begin, set up a clean and organized workspace. Lay out your materials within easy reach, and protect your work surface with a drop cloth or newspaper to catch any spills. Have your reference photos handy if you're using them for inspiration.
Cue the video tutorial!
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