How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and art techniques you can adopt to help you along the way. Acrylics are a very flexible medium: they can be used direct from the tube to create thick dense colour, or, as we'll do here, watered down and layered to give depth and an almost ethereal quality.

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Craww is a fine artist and illustrator working in Sheffield, England. A habitual doodler, his work embraces a variety of mediums including graphite, acrylics and oil painting. He has enjoyed successful shows in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.