Paint this elegant giraffe in acrylics. Explore the techniques of acrylic painting with this step-by-step guide of how to apply your paint correctly, build up layers, colour blend and create realistic effects in your painting.
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A3 or A4 acrylic paper / Canvas or 200gsm cartridge paper
HB pencil, rubber
Acrylic paints: Yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw umber, hook green, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow, titanium white,
Mars black. Aqua marine is optional (for background).
Brushes: Filbert Acrylic brushes or flat brushes for background Size 8. Round brushes size 6 and 8 for
body of giraffe.