Fresh water Mermaid acrylic tutorial Fantasy painting Fairytale #6




Beginners learn to paint full acrylic art lesson of a Fresh water Koi themed mermaid. Join me, for THE BIG ART QUEST: Fairy Tales, Where each week I will breakdown these beautiful images in a smaller more easy to manage section for your painting pleasure. May: Koi Crinaeae part #6

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4103S Series Filbert Short Handle – Good for blending in small spaces | Sizes: 2
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2502 Bright – Sharp edges, crisp strokes, control of color | Sizes: 2,

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*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

Burnt Sienna:
Burnt Umber:
Cadmium Orange:
Cadmium Red, Medium Shade:
Cadmium red light shade:
Cadmium Yellow, Medium Shade:
Dioxazine Purple:
Yellow Ocher:
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade):
Phthalo Green (Blue Shade):
Quinacridone Magenta:
Zinc White :
Mars Black:
Titanium White:
Soft Body Black:
Soft Body White:
Indian yellow :
Alizarin Crimson
Gold metallic paint :

Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Gloss :

11X14 Canvas board:
27.94 X 35.56 cm

***** More Materials These are used often in my lessons but may not be use here *********
T Square Ruler –
Saral Paper:
Arteza watercolor pencils:
Chalk:
Sharpener :
Artist Tape :
Tracing Paper 9×12 :
Brush soap :
Lavender Spike Oil Brush Soap:
Paper peel Paint Pallet :
Paint Puck:
MY EASEL
Best European Easel *OS3

Jack Richeson La Vara Easel, Table Top

Books :
How to Mix Skin color –
Victoria Finlay History of Color:

Have fun Live with The Art Sherpa during this BEGINNER HOW TO PAINT art lesson in acrylic art tutorial. This is an easy, fun, social art lesson for canvas. We talk about art and other fun subjects. With help and guidance, anyone can paint. You can paint!

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36 Comments

  1. Rosario Oliveira
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Linda, estilosa e excelente artista plástica!!

  2. Ally Sherry
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Hi I love your paintings

  3. Monica Manzilla
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Hola SHER, JOHN !!!! Son geniales !!! SHER vuelvo a repetir por tercera vez : ESTÁS BELLÍSIMA !!! Los quiero mucho ! Me hacen sonreír !!! Gracias por enseñarme el arte creativo !!! 😍

  4. Glory May Conine
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Wow im from Philippines.love you painting hair style Cinnamon 😍loveeeeee everything. Love your paintings.

  5. Laura Salas
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    HOLY COW CINNAMON!!!! I'M JUST NOW SEEING YOUR AWESOME HARICUT!!! I LOVE IT!!

  6. yvonne Reinders
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Oh myyy..you had a haircut!!! Looks awesome💖💖💖

  7. Mona L creates
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    She is BEAUTIFUL Cinnamon!!

  8. The Tacky Painter
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    This came together so beautifully! Amazing job😍 💚💜💙🎨🎨😊

  9. Christine Wolanin
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Beautiful and you look GORGEOUS!

  10. sheila harvey
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    Wow awesome 🤗

  11. Gwen Fish
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    So excited to see her finished! What an incredible journey! Thank you! You look fantastic Cinnamon, what did the kids say! Hi John!

  12. Laura Jump
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    beautiful and I want to tell you I love your hair!

  13. Lora Bierman
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    I was at work and missed most of the finish…but watched the replay afterward…beyond awesome finale!!! <3

  14. Jacland
    June 19, 2018
    Reply

    I don't know who sent you the shirt, but I know it's one of the Defranco designs 🙂 Love it!! And love how Crinaeae turned out! Gorgeous!!! Great job, Cinnamon! xx

  15. Wendy C
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Sherpa you rocked this! Drop the mic for sure! I've been watching this series and super duper impressed.

  16. Jazmin Alvarado
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Spectacular, Love this! YOU are the best!

  17. MJ Goff
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    You are lookin good, Ma!!! SPICY ..I LIKE IT!!! and this is a gorg pic as always!!! and its soooo awesome to see you get such a gorgeous skin tone…Its not easy TO ME LOL

  18. Patricia Lowrey
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    WOW!!!!!!!!!…SHE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!❤

  19. pralay pandit
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    It is fantabulous

  20. Rowena Carbon
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Oh wow, you look so fab I love your new hair! The style, the color😍😍😍😍 so gorgeous!

  21. Lashonda Wells
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    She is beautiful. I've done the rainbow lips and the universe lady. Can't wait to do the mermaid

  22. MF M
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Merci de nous faire partager votre art. J’adore suivre vos cours et m’inspirer de vos œuvres. Je vais peut être même finir par comprendre votre langue 😛

  23. Tartantaz Creates
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Wow love the gold. Fab job. I'm not jealous I did not paint along lol loving your hair too 😊 I feel a new portrait coming on lol not telling you what or when lol as it might not happen for a while but I do have a spark of an idea lol 😉

  24. busra jaunoo
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Beautiful painting! However, the first thing that cross my mind when I see your new haircut is Ursula, the antagonist in the Disney film the Little meemaid. There is an incredible resemblance between you!!!

  25. Cristy Smith
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Cinnamon you really outdid yourself on this one!! Shes beautiful and I love the colors!! Beautifully done! 🤗 What were u mixing to get her hair color? I don't know if I kept missing it due to chatting lol Love your haircut and the colors look great.. Very complimentary to your skin!! 💜💙💜

  26. Bridget Browning
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    I love the hair Cinnamon!

  27. Bridget Browning
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    The gnomes didn't message me about this one. 🙁

  28. Michele Welisevich
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Wow, she is so stunning!

  29. Olivia Faler
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!

  30. Helen DeNoia
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    wow! I love her .Sherpa you look awesome love your hair its so you .,

  31. Helen DeNoia
    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Omg her face is beautiful the colors of the color of the weeping willow pop. just amazing

  32. Jayne Brown
    June 21, 2018
    Reply

    Another fantastic painting she's gorgeous <3

  33. Julie C W
    June 21, 2018
    Reply

    Gorgeous piece Cinnamon!

  34. Maria Almodovar
    June 22, 2018
    Reply

    I'm so glad I found you-Sherpa. You have been an inspiration in my painting life. I didn't even know I was able to paint until I met you. Thanks for your support and encouragement. 🙂

  35. Wendy Kolar Mullen
    June 23, 2018
    Reply

    Absolutely Stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this Fabulous Mermaid♥

  36. María Elena Black
    June 26, 2018
    Reply

    Magnificent!

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