Aboriginal painting is a very exciting art to learn. If you love to learn drawing you can make your dream come true by learning Australian aboriginal paintings. There are many advantages of learning dot paintings, you can learn more about the aboriginal people. If you learn to draw aboriginal painting, then you would love to draw them on the wall of your home or bedroom. You can also illustrate the story about the aboriginal people in your bedroom wall. Learning painting will bring you lots of fun and inspire you to come up with more creative ideas. Here are some tips for Aboriginal dot paintings-
Acrylic paint is most commonly used for making Aboriginal paintings. Traditional colors like earthy red, rich brown, black and mustard yellow are used in painting to make it attractive. These colors are generally made from dirt, crushed seeds and other natural resources which are available.
- Before starting to paint, you should have clear idea about what you are going to paint. If you want to experiment or practice aboriginal painting you can use any kind of paper or canvas. If you prefer, you can use quality artist paper specially made for painting or a wooden scrap. However, for a basic coat you can use gesso or primer.
- Paint on the solid base coat with a color of your choice, so it will make your painting more attractive. You can decide what designs and symbols are to be introduced into the painting. Generally common symbols like boomerangs, snakes, or fruits are used in the painting. Now, you can pencil your idea on the support.
- Paint the design with lively colors like rich brown, mustard yellow or earthy red and allow it to dry.
- Use contrasting colors to make dots more specific that are to be traced. Dots surroundings the images should be clearly visible or sometimes dots are also used as fill in. You can also make dots with fine tip of a point color brush. The symbols are covered with dots which makes it traditional aboriginal painting.
- Allow the painting to dry to make it ready for display.