๐Ÿ”ด Rising Sun Bonsai Tree Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ”ด Rising Sun Bonsai Tree Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial ๐ŸŒณ


Hi I am The Art Sherpa and I’m so excited to show you how you can paint with just a few simple steps
this Rising Sun and blue bonsai tree yourself at home
using a surprising tool cotton swabs yeah
these are just regular household q-tips a couple of brushes and a little bit
of Acrylic paint and you can make this get your brushes get your Q-tips come back at
me meet the Easel right now and let’s get painting. Let’s look at the materials
we’re gonna be using in today’s Rising Sun video here I have a nine by twelve
surface it is ready to paint you don’t need another thing for it it’s ready to
go I have black paint brown paint kind of a yellow gold paint red paint blue
paint and white paint for the exact colors check the description below so
you can see exactly what I used but you can change this up for what you have at
home pretty easily now let’s start by painting in our background I’m gonna use
a big wide brush and I’m gonna go ahead and dip it into my water dragging off
the extra I’m using a big brush just so that I don’t make a lot of extra work
for myself you don’t have to use a big brush you can use one brush to do the
entire painting if you wanted to brushing back and forth to give a smooth
finish and then you’re gonna want to let this layer dry now you can manually dry
with a hairdryer or let it air dry either is okay for acrylic once your
surface is completely dry and be sure and check that it is because you don’t
want any of that black paint to get up in your red paint pick a large nice
round brush that you have it doesn’t have to be this big but it can be fun if
you have one you can use any round brush that you have and get your red paint and
load it right up into your brush you can see that I’m pulling it right into the
paint it’s got a nice load I’m gonna come right here on my surface and I’m
gonna paint a wonderful red circle that is our Rising Sun now while it was fun
to put my paint out in a heart to just capture that wonderful happy
love energy that isn’t required for you at home it’s just a fun thing to do if
you want to I’m just making a nice big circle you can see big strokes okay if
you see brushstrokes in your son rush this around until you’re super
duper happy with it I like to make sure that there’s lots of red paint so that
it’s just bright and really really is going to show through when I put my tree
on there we go
that’s really nice make sure you have enough red to be happy and really that’s
just making yourself happy now once you have a dot that makes you happy be sure
you dry that you can do the next part of the painting when your sun is dry you
can go ahead and put in the trunk let me show you how fun and easy it is to put
it in a pretty bonsai style tree so I’m gonna get a small round it gives me a
little bit of control I’m gonna put it in water and drag off the extra and my
first color that I’m gonna do is i’m going to take my brown and a little of
my black i don’t want it very dark because it won’t show against the
background but I do want a deeper color Abart I’m gonna start a little bit over
from the Sun here and I’m gonna plant a seed that’s how I’m gonna play that I’m
going to make a little more I’m up about an inch and then wiggle over
and then come back so we’re making a nice rickety tree this
is a great tree if you’re not really familiar with painting trees because
it’s allowed to have many bends and turns just remember that you want the
thickest part of the tree to be at the bottom you can see I’m just filling this
in I’m not too worried about how crooked it is or any of that I’m just having a
good time painting in the base of that tree once I have a nice big strong trunk
I can come and add a branch just a little bit above the bend and it should
be a little bit bench – this is what’s going to hold your leaves ups nice to
have good branches support your leaves I’m over here at this pen let’s add
another bit of a branch and maybe a little friend coming off
yours see how it bends like a fork when you have that you can come grab some of
your yellow gold this is actually yellow ocher is the exact color but you could
use any yellow Brown that you had I’m going to go ahead
and make little highlighting brushstroke it helped my tree feel like bark another
thing I’m going to do is just ants on the edge of my brush roughing it up
making it more like bark and you can grab your reddish-brown
add some more little bark stroke – you’re nice bent tree
really have some fun and then the last touch I like to take
I’d like to take a little bit of my yellow gold here and I like to take a
little bit of my white and make a highlight and come on the edge let’s make a little highlight on your
trunk on this inside right-sided and again
just catching little highlights so that your tree
it was like it’s got some nice light on it when that’s all done you get to have
a lot of fine pudding in your leaves using cotton swabs
so grab your cotton swabs these are bunches of cotton swabs they’re bundled
together with little rubber bands I like to have a few loose ones for detail work
I’m gonna take this little bunch here and I’m gonna start with my blue paint
I’m gonna hop up and down with my cotton swabs and I’m gonna come here pressing
up and down I’m gonna make a little small odd shape almost I like I think
that some of the leaves on bonsai trees look a little bit like clouds
pretty wonderful a little bit like clouds you can see I’m
just tapping up and down option those shapes and structures on the top of the
tree maybe there’s a little bunch that wanders out that way let’s wander that out that way you can
see that it’s wide and then tapers that’s important
let’s go to the top here and add another layer another deck
of leaves hopping up and down coming out that way so we’re already
getting a nice bonsai shape but a really interesting bunch right here well you can see just tapping up and
down like a stamp you can see how they’re holding together
then maybe make another little sort of small one coming off there it’s not nice
now under the tree you can also have a bunch and if my cotton swabs starts to
get fluffy what I’ll do is switch them over turn them around in my hand and use
the other side I’m talking up and down I’m not dragging nothing tapping I’m
coming out from the tree I’ve got a nice arc on the hill they’re wrapping up and
down less is more there we go that’s a nice place to lay
and look at that beautiful Rising Sun Bob to the side and pick up these
bundles this is three I’m gonna go right into the white paint and come to the top
of my trees leaves and up and down because I didn’t dry the paint it’s a
little bit we´d still and it’s picking up into my
white bean and that’s a very nice because it creates a pretty effect and
down to the next little bunch copying that highlight the top of the
leaves well that’s fun make another or we got a
lot of paint so if that happens to you just flip it over the dry side of your
cotton swabs and look at that all it turns into a feature about the pattern so it matches
everything else there we go have to hit a highlight right there and
again if these bunches are messing with you just switch to another bunch and
look at this I like when things happen like that in
my paintings because you never know what’s gonna happen for you guys at home
you never know if I can have it happen to me and it helps you see how you could
solve that problem I like to bring a few out
give it some shape let’s grab another little bit right here
really good let’s come right here into the top of
this let’s create little highlights they’re just going there we go anywhere
you want to fill in you just come back with your blue give it lots of extra color or leaves
where you need to you can see how it easily blends into
the colors above it makes so many nice tones in effects
you can come right down here is that beautiful landscape
and then the best part is when you’re all done you get to sign it with your
name so I like to pick a nice detail brush and a color that will show up but
won’t stand out too much in my painting I don’t want to use red because I want
the red Sun to be the focus I’ll come right here use a small small little
detail brush put in my signature you enjoy putting in yours look at that you
have created art today thank you so much for your time spending with me I cannot
wait to see your paintings be sure and share them with me on social media you
can find me on all the places with the art Sherpa
it was great painting with you good to yourself go to each other and I want to
see you at an easel really soon bye

26 thoughts on “๐Ÿ”ด Rising Sun Bonsai Tree Q Tip Acrylic Painting for Beginners tutorial ๐ŸŒณ

  1. @theartsherpa! Your hair looks awesome as always! Thank you for the upload! I'm going to try this painting. ๐Ÿ˜

  2. wonderful๐ŸŒน where are you from because you are beautuful ๐ŸŒน

  3. Thank you, thank you & Thank You!! I have wanted to try painting forever but was timid about it. You have inspired me! I have tried a few cotton swab paintings & even dabbled with water color. I am enjoying the learning process, plus you are a great teacher and fun to watch!

  4. Beautiful bonsai tree Cinnamon!! Bonsai trees always reminds me of the movie " karate kid "! I watched the original movies! With Ralph Macchio! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wonderfully done as usual, btw I love how you painted hearth on your red color on the palette โค๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŽŠ

  6. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ž ุฌู…ูŠู„ุฉ ุฌุฏุง ูˆุฑุงุฆุน ุณู„ู…ุช ูŠุฏุงูƒ ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒฑ

  7. I just noticed you use mason jars for your water. Maybe because it's seems natural to use one lol, I've been using mine for a few years now. I have 1 filled with a little Murphy oil soap, and the other is my clear water for rinsing my brushes after cleaning them in the Murphy oil. This way I know my brushes are clean for the next color and less time afterwards cleaning them in the sink. Love your paintings Cinnamon!

  8. Man Cinnamon you are on ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Youโ€™re posting every day! YOU GO SISTER GIRL!

  9. Hey Cinnamon this is beautiful love it as ya do. 2 questions ..I was wondering if I could only get 1 book for a total beginner….like still gathering supplies, no painting yet. What is the one you would recommend? And second I ordered your explorer kit. Could I do most or all of the Hoot 1 paintings with just that set or do I need to add any other brushes? Thank you!!!

  10. Hi ! Just a little message to tell you thank you, because i'm just begining to learn how to use acrylic painting, and your video help me so much. You explain everything very well, and your painting are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi Cinnamon and John, I really appreciate this "quick and easy" painting approach! Though I love to paint three hoot paintings, I also enjoy paintings, that are easily and quickly finished. Especially, if you don't have a lot of time on your hands or if you don't feel well and can't paint for a long period of time.

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