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    First acrylic painting

    It's about time I painted in real life,
    I have done water color paintings before but it's a lot different, and I like acrylics better now.
    It would be great to get some feedback and critiques!, thank you, also I don't know what to do with the shirt, my reference had a white shirt.

    Its really hard for me to mix colors to what I want! Is it always hard in the beginning?

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    Acrylics are so much fun.

    A white shirt would still have shadows that you could paint in, though they may be subtle. Regarding the color mixing thing, learning how to implement color theory might help you out a lot, if you aren't familiar with how to do that yet? Using complementaries to desaturate, for example.

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    Yes, it is hard in the beginning. It will be much easier if you learn how to render objects in pencil before you use paint. For example, you could draw a bunch of white objects (like white shirts) and pay attention to the values. Not all white is actually white. James Gurney has a post about this subject. Rendering values correctly is more important than color, and good values will improve your color enormously.

    If you must paint, oil is easier. You have more time to mix before it dries.

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    Work on making brushstrokes. Yours are rather haphazard, and you want them to be controlled and economical.

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