Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tutorial Try-Out: Geometric Painting

This week's tutorial try-out was:

(Here is an update from her blog with her (mostly) finished painting.)

Before the micron pen was added.

This tutorial made me think of chameleons and the way they hide in plain sight.  So, it only seemed natural to start by drawing a couple of quick chameleons.  Then, instead of using standard geometric shapes, I drew leaves all over the page.  I already had some small jars of house paint open in my studio for another project, so I decided to use those colors for the painting.  (Plus, the house paint only requires a single coat for a solid finish, so that's a bonus!)  After I finished the painting, I wanted to bring back the lines, so I used a micron pen (05 size) along the edges...

Before and After

Did you try this tutorial?
If so, please link up below.
(I can't wait to see!)

And, please be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post for next week's tutorial.

Next week's tutorial looks like fun:

Kristin Dudish


  1. This looks fantastic! I went wild with colors. :) Maybe next time I should stick to a select few. :)

  2. I like this a lot!!! It reminds me of something I read awhile back about drawing: draw the SPACES between the objects. Makes me want to experiment with line drawing...

  3. That is SO cool! Great concept and beautiful execution. I LOVE the way the black makes them pop - and house paint! - I just bought a sample size at Home Depot for an accent wall I want (my husband ;) to paint, and when I got home, realized that it's not a good color for the wall. BUT then I thought, hey, at $2.99, this is better than cheap craft paint! The possibilities are endless . . . .
    AND YAY - so happy you'll be playing along for SOC 3 - can't wait - should be interesting this year, xoxo

  4. This is amazing!! Your choice of colors and your chameleons hiding in plain sight among the leaves are inspired!!! I think this is my favorite of the tutorials you've done so far!! I need to try it!

  5. Love what you did Kristin! The limited colourpalette and the choice of leaves. Great work!

  6. Your chameleons and leaves are inspired and so beautiful, and I love the clear clean colours. This was a great tutorial, I enjoyed it.

  7. Your bird painting is wonderful, and I love your lady and the complex doodle.
    I tried your tutorial for Kristin's Tutorial Try-outs this week, and I hope you might glance at it on Kristin's blog to see where it took me.
    I enjoyed the tutorial and enjoyed doing it very much.

  8. Sorry, Kristin, somehow I managed to put my comment on Denthe's blog into your comments. It shows the state I'm in at the moment! I try again on her blog tomorrow.

  9. I loved the colors you have chosen here. It is wonderful to get new ideas for the same tutorial.

  10. Very nice and the chameleons are perfect for this project.

  11. Oh I love your chameleons. So cute. The colours used are gorgeous too. I don't know what happened to my last two weeks, they just dissapeared - I need to catch up on both tutorials, they're both two I want to play at!

  12. I think these have come out fabulously and I did like the face in the last try out as well... looking forward to seeing your icad, and soc posts coming up... xx

  13. oooooooh COOL! fab effects and great color palette too!

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  15. I recently discovered your blog and immediately started the tutorials.This is a beautiful idea in general.This week, with Denthe's tutorial i went crazy with colors.I am still very new with acrylics.Thank you for sharing the tutorials.

  16. Finally got this one finished, I got stuck for a couple of weeks in the middle! :) I love how your one came out with the block colours. Chameleons were a perfect subject!!


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