Facebook is in awe of this clever painting technique

Getting started with any form of painting can be challenge. Although acrylic paint is considered to be one of the most beginner-friendly mediums to start with, it can still be daunting. But beginner painters on Facebook are loving these video tips that demonstrate a clever way to start creating compositions.

The technique starts with small dots of paint spread over the canvas. It's hard to believe that they will become a piece of figurative art. But the dots of paint are spread and mixed together, and the scene takes shape. You can see some of the videos below (see our pick of the best drawing books for more tips).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.