Join David N. Kitler and learn to take your wildlife paintings to the peak of photo-realism. David shows you how to use acrylic paint and texture painting techniques to create realistic feathers and tree bark. David's advanced art techniques center around the transparent qualities of acrylic paint. He uses that transparency to create luminous feathers and intriguing eyes. Davids approach to acrylic painting combines watercolor techniques with the strengths of opaques. You take advantage of quick drying time and protective coats of gloss medium as you layer brilliant, transparent washes over a base of whites.
David covers a variety of topics. He walks you through short acrylic painting tutorials that cover grass and bark. He teaches you to think about how you use your materials to do most of the heavy lifting for your painting. Next David delves into a longer painting demonstration for feathers and animal eyes. Watch up close as David lays down layer after layer of transparent acrylic paint to create luminosity and variety in his piece.
David moves beyond beginner painting topics and leads an important discussion on reference material including pictures and 3-D specimens. He teaches you how to take cues from an animals anatomy to guide the direction and width of your brush strokes.