I did all the blending using an angled flat brush and Liquitex basics acrylic paint. I know I’m constantly boasting about how amazing Liquitex is, but it is! It is very forgiving and allows for blending very easily, plus if you don’t quite like it there is always the option to let it dry and start your blending adventure again. I made a very short video that shows the motion I used to blend. It was seriously sooo easy! Check it out!
That’s it! That’s all it took was the slight sweeping motion, and working in the new colors. Dark colors first and then slightly lighter on top to give the appearance of clouds. A little tip from me to you, I also used Liquitex mixing white which helps create that separation of the light color. Just mix a little in with your color and boom! Super easy and fun painting that can be finished in an afternoon.
Not bad eh?!
Sunset Lion King Painting Technique
I decided to make a quick blog post about this particular painting I did because I have gotten a few questions about how I blended the colors together. I’ll tell you a little secret, I didn’t use a blending sponge as most do.
Ok, so I originally came across a similar painting that was a popular pin on Pinterest and decided I would paint it for my best friend. She absolutely loves The Lion King, and me being a huge Disney fan, I was up for the challenge. Two days before Christmas I was determined to get this bad boy done! Then I realized I didn’t have the proper sponge. I was then determined to get it done using only the brushes I had on hand at home. This is what it looked like finished...