FINDING MY ACRYLIC PAINT ART STYLE? | Translating an Art Style into a New Medium


Today I really want to practice painting
with acrylics and capturing my own style together so I’ve accumulated a few
things: I’ve got a paper plate for a palette – some paintbrushes I want to draw
faces particularly but who want’s to draw faces with boring old normal colors? so I
got these colors and I’ll be starting off in my sketchbook ♪ now I
picked out all of my flat brushes you can tell they’re a flat brush because
the brush looks like a round brush that someone sat on (this one is actually an angle
brush) so I thought it would be good to start off with these because I don’t want
to get into detail I want to try and be a little bit abstract with this and I want to focus on like the planes of the face and capturing my style in the
paint that way I’m going to be using my mechanical pencil first and I think I’ll
just sketch out a face really really quickly
I’m gonna just be a little large with it figure out where the nose and the mouth
eyes are let’s angle the shoulders a little bit to make it a little bit
more dymamic did I just say…by…..dy…. English. (to make it a little bit more
dynamic) I’m not gonna worry about erasing this sketch afterwards so I’m
going to just add in a smallest amount of shading I don’t want to leave too
much guesswork for when I start adding in the paint I do plan on like filling
the entire spread, so I want to start simple so I don’t discourage myself I don’t
love it but I do plan on drawing more faces o I just want to
like throw paint at it I thought this dark blue would work really well for
shadows then I have White to lighten up anything we need and then purple
obviously is the color between pink and blue so I got this just so I wouldn’t
have to mix colors as much this is acrylic paint so it is going to dry
pretty fast I’ll need a tone of white. right I’m gonna start with a biggest
brush I have this is a twelve flat, a little dirty but it’ll work I think the
way I want to go about it is maybe start with basically the flat pink as a base
tone and fill in the whole face and then start adding shadows in with the purple
and the blue and the flat brush will hopefully stop me from trying to be too
detailed with it and yeah I’m using paints in a sketchbook that’s a little
weird but it’s just how I like to work obviously the sketchbook is not made for
acrylics but I haven’t had any problems a little bit more white up here to the
forehead though so let’s start by next going in with a little purple maybe I’m
gonna leave the pink on my brush and start adding this where I want it to be
darker I’m in my sketchbook which allows me to be a little bit more creative with
it I feel like it helps me not stress out about making things perfect I think
for the hair I want to go straight blue I’m gonna be really abstract with the
ponytail just add splotches here and there blend out some of these colors even though that’s not really what I’m trying to do I’m trying not to be too
blendy because I want to just practice capturing something vaguely because I
think if I can get better at that than adding details of things/adding detail
on top of something that already has the good foundation is definitely gonna help
my art overall in the future oop I messed that eyebrow up oh well I can actually had
straight blue right under the chin then maybe blend it out just a little (even though I said thats not what I want
to do) let’s mix the blue with some white just highlight the top here and there now I can’t really do her eyes with this wider brush I’m gonna switch to a
thinner flat brush here go in with straight white at first OOP! that is beautiful. look at her…. okay now this was the whole reason I wanted
to do this exercise whenever I start adding paint around the eyes is when I
really lose my art style I think the most obvious feature of my
art that kind of like tells people yes I’m the one who made that is eyes and
when I tried to do the eyes in paint I just completely lose it it doesn’t look
at all the way I want it to or like the way I usually draw eyes so it’s the
whole reason I’m doing this and I plan on drawing a bunch of faces and
hopefully we will see improvement even just today and in the future alright I
just accidentally splotched some of this like light pink paint on her face I
think I’m getting to that stage where I’m overworking this so I’m gonna let
that dry and it can just look the way it does I’ll come back to it when it’s dry and
see if I can add detail on it and how it goes and then I can compare that to the
rest of the art that I make on this sketchbook spread so I’m just gonna
scootch this over a little bit clean the paint brush hope that this paint here
doesn’t dry on me while I sketch out the next character I’m gonna try a different
angle of the face too just to make a little bit more
interesting there we go, we got a little face make a nice simple hair like I just fill in with color something about this face doesn’t even looking right (without paint on it) let’s throw some paint at this one now the big brush again I think I
think I definitely want to start with a lighter color because I seem to add dark
colors on top seems to be my process quickly add a base coat I think I want
the light source lights from over here hey I’m gonna draw the Sun there and then
as I draw characters around it I’m gonna keep that as my light source so if the
Sun is here, her eyebrow..i don’t know what that’s called but the eye holes under your
eyebrows would be casting a shadow all around here would be in shadow okay
there needs to be more purple in this I should have just used straight
purple probably — trying to think of the plains of the face went a little crazy lighten it up when we get to
where they’re overlapping I’m suppose to be using the wide brush so let me just go bigger on that add a little eyebrow
action it’s still a little wet so hopefully we can blend it although it
doesn’t seem like it’s blending, the brush is a little wet so it’s a little
transparent I was gonna switch to the smaller brush okay got the smaller flat
brush add a little pink around the eyes just seeing what looks good seeing what
doesn’t it’s all about experimenting and finding my painting art style try adding some pink for the lips I just
realized I’ve completely abandoned the lips EW I hate it I hate it I hate it I
hate it I hate it yeah I actually think I hate this one [laughs] like that’s a strong
word but mmm kind of feeling it but I think what’s wrong here I think I know
what I’m doing wrong I’m trying to shade the face a little too much and I like it
to be a lot simpler I like flatter shapes and things like
that/flatter colors I think it’s probably a better way to put it so let’s
try one last thing and if this doesn’t work I’ll get some references with some
lighting and we can practice that from real life – What I’m trying to do is just
translate my style to paint and if I decide that the problem is that I don’t
know faces well enough then it’s time to go back to studying from life which
probably should have started with anyway but I thought I thought I was trying to
do something else but I think everything always comes down to practicing from the
life so I shouldn’t be too surprised here we go, add some nice big ears I think I’m gonna try this
time is to be a lot more subtle with the shading because you can see
this is kind of my style of shading the face-
can you see how different these two look ?? I’m going way too crazy I think I’m getting
very overwhelmed by the art supply and thinking I have to do something one way
when that’s not at all how I usually do things which would explain why it’s
turning out so messy because it’s not something I do on the regular give her some
hair, nice and simple see my style is kind of simplifying and I’m trying to add way too much
shading and I think that’s definitely where I’m going wrong here so this time
let’s try and add a flat color to each element first that seems like an
interesting place to start oh let’s do I still want it to start light
though let’s try very light pink for the skin
again I’m not gonna add any other tones to this not right now that’s not
what we’re here for fill in the shapes there we go nice and
simple now I want to add a little bit more darkness around
the nose and underneath the eye so I’m going to switch to the smaller flat
brush grab the pink maybe with just a little bit of white for now kind of
blend it in just very subtle shading I also want to add a little bit of blush
to the cheeks make it pretty dark there I’m liking this better already a
lot subtler just need to blend out these cheeks they went a little overboard I
think I’m gonna try this nail art brush try to just define this nose a little
not crazy about it so far I’m currently only using the one color
and white so it’s definitely easier for my little brain to wrap around which
might be a good place to start it’s almost like working in greyscale because
it’s monotone but it’s obviously more fun because his pink might try adding a little purple right under the chin I’ve kind of given up on my flat brush idea add a little
white to the eyes they are getting lost in there somewhere come back! eyeballs! highlights the Nose still completely lost its shape I’m a little lost as to how to fix
that though except just like maybe drawing it in as if it was pencil but
with paint – i can try that nope that didn’t really work darken up a few things, add a little
bit more contrast here so for today my plan was to just try and practice
capturing my style or finding my acrylic paint style really I’ve dabbled I just
haven’t really found my clear vision yet (this paintbrush is driving me mad) so it
just takes a little a finagling I kind of changed up the light source it’s
coming from over here (sorry mr. Sun) I think I’ll go back to the little nail art brush use the
blue try my darndest to do these eyes properly slow maybe focus on the shape just try to get it right probably my best so far this lash is a little droopy I’d really like to one day, the
dream, is to be able to make like a big canvas painting of a portrait of some
kind but like in my art style so it’s kind of important that I know how to do
that first before I jump in, right? I mean I suppose jumping in it’s never terrible
I like shading faces with markers because of the way they blend in and out
they’re usually subtle enough where it looks nice she doesn’t look all that
happy just kind of blank faced so emotions maybe will come later I might
actually go over that with some pink it’s light pink mixed with the white
wonder if I can like somehow do what I learned from this face and move it into
this one — can’t make it worse I know that switch back to the nail art brush that
would be an awesome sign if I could somehow take what I learned from that
one and fix this one I think that means I’m going in the right direction but I
might need a little more experience before I have that ability but if I can
even come close that’ll put me in a good mood I mean
it’s better it’s an improvement I’m basically evening out the tone canceling
out most of the shadows that didn’t make a whole lot of sense [cough] losing my voice oh [coughs] it’s a little too wet to try and add eyebrows
they’re just blending in but I like it better I can actually look at it without
baby barfing in my throat so that’s a plus eh whatever. guess for the hair I’m gonna go straight blue kind of like we did over there
just start filling in the shape so it might need a couple coats cuz this blue
seems to be a little runny – add a little hair coming out here I think the smart thing to do would be to try and
draw one more and see if I really actually learn something here or I just
got lucky I mean hopefully I will get better the more I do as soon as I figure
out what it is that I am doing PENCIL!! my favorite art supply I’m so
glad to be back with you – okay so let’s do one more we haven’t done
any faces looking left yet so that seems like the obvious choice make sure that the eyers are lined up guess she
needs a body they are all so headless…. well (they’re all so bodyless) don’t really plan
on painting it for me art styles and their exclusivity like the way they look
like a certain person drew though I think almost eighty percent of an art
style of an artist’s art style is in the face obviously there’s ways to do
like line art and stuff that carries throughout the whole piece but I feel
like faces are the part that people really differentiate between artists so
that is why I am focusing on faces when I’m trying to capture my art style in
paint there we go – good enough! start adding in some paint I don’t know if I
want to switch to another color yet I want to make sure I can do pink
since Pink’s the closest to like a natural skin tone that I have here so
let’s go in again pink, with white, mix it all up add in our base color – a little hand
down here muppet hands next I think I
grabbed pink I just started adding a darkness to the nose and the cheeks and
maybe the ears as well I would like the ears to be even Pinker than that so uh
redden up the lips alright it’s not going too bad yet – though I don’t know
if the other ones look bad right off the bat did they? maybe I’m blinded because
they’re much children [mouth clicking thinking sounds] a little white to this color just to lighten it up oh
that’s kind of pretty I love that color oh it’s like a periwinkle almost so I know a lot of you draw with me so I was wondering what are you drawing right now
if you’re drawing along be really weirdly specific like I am drawing the
right side of a bang styled in a fashion popularized by the model from the 1960s
named Brigitte Bardot let me know what you’re drawing I guess
it’s the left bang isn’t it it’s her left bang, right from my point
of view I was using the blue as line art at this point ♪ darken up some of these areas add highlights to the
eyes again that always makes like a huge difference for the nose…what did I do? I
added purple this one from the nose let’s try that again and I still want
the nose just to be Pinker I don’t I’m saying how it ended up so light I’ll let that dry and add just the tiniest little highlight on it I think I might be
almost done with this one but I do think I am headed in the right direction I do
like these two more than these two – even though I kind of enjoy the way this face
looks like the structure of it even if it’s a bit of a mess I’m happy with
today’s progress art is definitely a process takes time and I think I’m
slowly figuring out how I like to use acrylic paints obviously there’s like a
million different ways and styles and forms that you can use acrylic paint I’m
just trying to find the one that works best for me this one I think I did um
resort back to like the errors I was having with this one so it’s nice to
know that I got it right once I want to thank you guys for watching I’m kind of
like to fix this though before I sign out i’m just try fix this one last time yeah i do prefer the subtle flat look even if this maybe went a little too far
in that direction oh art, you continue to drive me mad and keep me coming back for more I think
from overworking this face it got a little muddy but I did manage to
accomplish the look I like with the darkness around the eyes and the nose
and pretty flat around the face so I’m happy with that I want to thank you guys
for watching I hope you enjoyed watching me practice drawing acrylic paint faces
trying to capture my style in acrylic paint and maybe I guess more so find my
acrylic paint art style let me know what is something you’ve been practicing lately
and something you want to improve on that if the
putting time into or you’d like to put time into in the future I’ll see you
guys all next week and I hope you have a delicious evening full of waffles! BYE! that was a weird wave….uh bye. [giggles] ♪

100 Replies to “FINDING MY ACRYLIC PAINT ART STYLE? | Translating an Art Style into a New Medium”

  1. The third one showed a lot of improvement!! Don’t over think because it’s paint just do what you’d normally do and it screams WAFFLES ART 💗☺️ I’m so happy to have found your channel and to have watched you grow from so early on!!

  2. Hello Rin, I would like to tell you some things and if you dont read then I will cry. Rin, You are such an inspiration to me. I am going through some things and my mom is going through lots of pain and so have I emotionally. But Guuurrrl. You have inspired me and improved not only my art style, but my confidence as an artist and as a human being. I have only discovered you about a year ago but you are my shine. Please read this, because I want you to know you have my love. Have a beautiful day and life full of delicious waffles. P.S. I would love to know more about your dog.

  3. I am drawing a front facing cartoon realistic portrait of Tyler Davis Parkford from the band Mini Mansions, whom also has a side project called Mister Goodnite. Hope that was specific enough Rin ❤️❤️

  4. Hey Rin! A nose tip I learned from stage makeup is to anchor the nose with a continuous shadow from under the head of the eyebrow, arc it down, and carry it to about ½ or ¾ of the way down the nose. It all depends on how you want to accentuate the nose, but I’ve found it helps keep the nose from floating in space! Especially when you’re using blockier shadows like you were playing with here, or like we use in theatrical makeup. Lots of love!

  5. I am currently drawing at 1:41 AM — a girl looking to the right kneeling on the ground with a beanie and gradient-ed green hair smiling at a frog on her shoulder and a frog in her lap.

  6. im drawing changbin from stray kids!! he has straight bangs across his forehead which is something i struggle drawing so im having a hard time tbh

  7. i was actually drawing morgan stark cause i was barely crying when i got a iron man t shirt earlier in the morning so i decided to draw morgan but like a teenager soooo :)))

  8. I am drawing a line to define the right hip of a female character that i am redrawing from an illustration i did last years

  9. I am drawing the lace on a fila shoe on the right foot of a female character I have named Bridget o’real who is stood on a boat

  10. Well, I am currently drawing a line on the upper part of the clothes that my woman warrior is wearing 😂❤.
    PS: Love your art! ❤

  11. Already commented this on another video BUT

    Video idea?

    Take a poll on Instagram for which songs you should listen to. (Picking brand new songs you’ve never heard before) Then draw a character based on what vibe, feeling, or colors you get from that song. Without viewing the music video. I’m sure she won’t see this but feel free to do the challenge yourself! I would love to see it!

  12. I lost my watercolours a few days ago and I only just found them (in an empty shoebox because I thought it’d be better for “tidy storage” but I totally forgot where I put them xD) but now I’m just trying to paint a dtiys that I started literally weeks ago but couldn’t finished coz i got busy 😅

  13. I was drawing some concept sketches of a character design base on a subspecies of death-head moth in my sketchbook using a mechanical pencil from Wilko.

    (I hope that was specific enough 😂😂)

    (Awesome vid by the way!)

  14. Omg after you painted the cover of this sketch book I was really hoping you'd try paint more! 😍 Wow that's so cool!

  15. hi everyone, i hope everyone in florida and in the path of hurricane dorian stays safe. it could be one of the strongest storms besides andrew.
    please please please be serious about the storm. im in the path of dorian myself.
    🙂

  16. Im painting along. Im painting a green parrot thats thinking about the meening of life in its compleks and deep form of exsisting

  17. I'm drawing the base sketch for a gouache painting, specifically an awning that is a solid concrete wall with beige vertical slats running down from the top of the building. It's a painting based on a picture of my local book store. 😊

  18. I'm currently drawing the top stripe on the long sock on the left foot on a character inspired from the song boys will be bugs by cavetown, a song about-

  19. Hi ! I’m new on your channel and I already like you 😂💜 And your art style 🥰 Just want to know how it’s called….

  20. I’m drawing the bottom line of my school schedule, precisely 15cm long, in my brand new notebook so i don’t lose my schedule

  21. I'm "drawing" along sort of. I'm currently working on beveling the edges of the pommel of a lightsaber I designed in Blender 3D.

  22. Please try "The Paper Gang" monthly stationery subscription box! I'd like to see that and I know you have a bullet journal so I think it'd be cool to see what you think of it.

  23. I am drawing a weird bow person thing on the left side of the head of a boy with hands coming out of his extremely long neck that are holding Qs and legs instead of arms with a tail that has a foot on the end whose name is Quimothy Quoo Quavis that a friend and I drew on her essay draft because we got bored during class

  24. Since you did this video, it gave me an idea….. Might be cool if you did a serues of doing people in colors like this but doing other colors too. Like the color wheel 😀

  25. I’m drawing face necklaces drowning in pink bubble gum water with an above type of face view with black and grey roses floating around them

  26. Hey Drawing Wiff Waffles, my best friend Hailey just got your letter thing and she really appreciates it, as soon as she got it in the mail she immediately sent me a text on how excited she was, she said that one of her favorite youtubers just responded to her fan mail. I just want to thank you for making my best friend happy.
    Sincerely, Danie

  27. im drawing wiff you right now!! you read my mind! im practicing drawing some people and little characters, hands, etc. i need to find my style lol i dont have a style so im just like combining other peoples styles to see what fits me i guess? im drawing bangs of my character's hair rn!

    when i draw, i actually watch your videos to calm me and get kinda inspired, so thank you! 💕

  28. I just got my first copics / alchohol
    based markers !!!!!! and am really happy but 1 colour is dry and i just got it yesterday so now i have to buy a refill

  29. Personally, I think mouths are the most obvious indicator of your style. Your eyes are unique, but I think your mouths are much more so, especially when you draw the teeth. I love the way you draw teeth!

  30. I’m drawing Min Yoongi of BTS on my iPad with an Apple Pencil in Procreate with a 6B pencil brush. Was that specific enough? 🙂

  31. Right now I'm drawing a neon pink curved line around a song lyrics from a really great song called Killer Queen by a band Queen in my bullet journal for October right next to a picture of Uchiha Obito and Hatake Kakashi siting under the tree. 😀

  32. This is kind of late but I have an Art assignment from my art teacher and he wants me to draw 3 pair of shoes but I have to create the shoe. I'm working on my stepping shoes. What they do is that if you are short or if you can't reach higher places regardless of height, they give you a boost. Like stairs they create their own platforms as you step into the air. Do you get it?

  33. I’m drawing a girl in a kinda 80’s vibe outfit and poofy hair in a high pony tail from the front view 👌

  34. Little tips for working with acrylics that may help :
    – Start with more watery paints, and build your values and colors by adding less and less water to your paint. It takes longer but the result is worth it!
    – You can also start your first layer like a greyscale (but create your greys by mixing brown and blue (burn sienna and ultramarine work perfectly), using black paint can make your painting dull), you put a first layer of grey all over your drawing, then deepen your shadows, still using very watery paints (and don't hesitate to layer a lot of paint!!), and create highlights with less diluted pure white (and for the brightest part use non diluted white). It creates a great base to work with your final colors, as acrylics can be really transparent and you can layer it well and still see the values you put under it !
    Hope this help for next experiments !!

  35. I am inking the second line on the 20th leaf on the first tree, by a not yet inked lake, drawn very lineheavy. the hole picture is a lot of lines: diagonal lines, curvy lines, heavy lines, soft lines, crossed lines, flowy lines, boring lines, nice lines, black lines, white lines, even blacker lines, blue (but really black)lines, backwards lines aka senil, forward lines

    and some cirkels(-lines)
    the line i was drawing for the second line on the 20th leaf on the first tree, by a not yet inked sea, drawn very lineheavy, is a very soft line with a hard edge at the end, like summer gone winter.

    i call it
    "my masterpiece line on a leaf on a tree by a fjord, drawn lineheavy on a winters day (that is coming)"
    yes

    next i will draw the first line in the not yet inked lineheavy water.
    yes again

  36. i am drawing a picture of two of my oc's zoey who is an angel and anna who is a demon they are sisters and are takind a selfie with polaroid.

  37. i am drawing the collar of a short sleeve button up shirt on a girl with a half up half down hair style and a lil gap in her teeth with huge hoop earrings 😉

  38. i am blending an eye on procreate while watching this video. hah anyway great video rin! love your style no matter what.

  39. I use Acrylics SO much and now after a LONG time ive finally found my Acrylic art style! At first, i added too much shading also!

  40. I am drawing a September bullet journal cover that has September in cursive then a calendar, and bottom and left borders have dots, leaves and coffee cups on it.

  41. I am drawing a bubble letter "b" in the word "September" for my bullet journal with an 08 Micron that is running out of ink.

  42. I’m drawing a cute bunny man name Jeon Jungguk U_U who is the youngest member of the boy band BTS, because he’s turning 22 tomorrow and I’m S H O O K-

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