Super simple how to paint a snowman painting for beginners. An easy acrylic lesson!
This step by step acrylic painting lesson is quick and easy. Give the snowman a different look with different details.
The first video shown on this page is the quick overview of this lesson. I full length real time video is available at the end of this post.
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Lets start with our supplies.
- Surface of choice
- Plaid Folk Art Paint in Following colors:
- Wicker White
- Fresh Foliage
- Burnt Umber
- Pure Orange
- Deep Ocean Blue
- Donna Dewberry One stroke brush set
- Pounce white paint in different size circles to create snowman shape
- Add shadowing on bottom and side
- Create button eyes with stylus and Licorice black paint
- Paint heart shaped buttons with stylus and Cardinal red paint
- Paint black dots to create mouth
- Using liner brush and Burnt Umber paint branch arms
- Use liner and Pure Orange to paint carrot nose
- Paint scarf with Fresh Foliage and #6 Flat brush
- Add details as needed.
Create different snowmen using different details.
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I used Plaid Folk Art acrylic paints in the following colors:
Deep Ocean Blue
Paint the snowman head & body
Load the scruffy brush with Wicker White. Pounce a circle of white to paint the snowman’s head.
Reload the scruffy brush with more Wicker White and pounce in the snowman’s round body.
I only painted this snowman with two sections but you can certainly paint an additional section if you like.
See the rough edges? I like that, it gives my snowman character and fluffiness!
Add a touch of Licorice acrylic paint to the edge of the scruffy without cleaning the brush.
Tamp a shadow around one side and the bottom. Let the black paint blend into the white so it is subtle.
Paint easy snowman eyes and buttons
With the stylus dip into Licorice Black and tap the snowman’s eyes on to his face. You can paint them round or make them oval.
Your choice, this is your snowman painting!
Using the stylus and Cardinal Red, paint on the snowman’s heart buttons.
You do that by making two dots close to one another then dragging the paint down to a point.
(the video shows you better than I can explain it)
Paint Snowman arms
Using the liner brush and Burnt Umber paint thin branch like lines to create the arms for the snowman.
You can load a touch of Wicker White paint to the brush as well to create some dimension.
Paint a snowman mouth
Using the stylus once again tap on dots to create the snowman’s mouth. You could also use the liner brush to tap on the dots.
Paint a Carrot nose
Using the liner and Pure Orange, pull long linear strokes to a point creating a carrot like nose.
Add a touch of Burnt Umber to the Pure Orange and add a shadow along the back and bottom of the carrot.
Using Fresh Foliage and the #6 flat brush paint a stroke following the snowman neck to create his scarf.
Reload the #6 flat paint brush and pull a stroke down to make the tail.
In the video I share how I create a small curved stroke to create where the scarf ties at the neck.
This snowman doesn’t have a hat, he is wearing ear muffs.
They are super simple to paint with the small scruffy brush. Tap small circles with Fresh Foliage.
I added a bit of shadow by tapping an edge of the small scruffy brush into Thicket.
And there you have a simple snowman you can paint.
Ready for the complete video? Here you go!
I hope you enjoy painting this.
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Coming soon, paint snowmen on candles!
I did not include a pattern yet for this snowman. I figured it is easy enough to just create. But if you really want one just email me and let me know. Contact form is in the menu bar.
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