DIY Captain America Painting

9.22.2015


Acrylic paint, brushes, and canvas from Michaels. Black Uniball pen

Here's a Captain America painting I did for my fiancé's birthday back in February. All of the materials can be found at Michaels or any craft store. I didn't use anything fancy, just regular acrylic paint, a pack of multi-sized brushes and canvas. For all of the tiny text in the background, I used a black uniball pen. I wasn't sure how this painting would end up looking since I'm not the best at drawing human body proportions, but it helped having a reference image to look at while drawing/painting. The text in the background started off as a personalized message to my fiancé, but eventually I ran out of things to write and started describing the tv show I was watching at the moment.

Paintings are a wonderfully inexpensive way to give a personalized gift to someone if you have the time and patience for it. This took me about 3 weeks to complete and I spent maybe about 10-12 hours per week on it (can't remember the exact amount of time, but it felt like forever). The most time consuming part was sketching the initial drawing until I felt it was "perfect" because once I put paint on the canvas, there's no turning back.

Let me know if you have any questions about this! Have a wonderful week! :)

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