How to create a grid matrix with David Bent?
David Bent, a renowned artist and illustrator, talks us through how to set up a grid matrix with this easy step-by-step guide.
Start with mixing your colour depending on the most prominent colour in your artwork, alternatively use a white gesso primer.
Start by painting the edges and sides.
Fill the canvas with a big flat brush. Watch out that the brush you are using is matching the paint you are using for coverage.
Finish with vertical strokes for a consistent colour distribution and the best result. Once dry, you are ready to start your artwork.
What you'll need
System3 Acrylic Paint
Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent, opaque, flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.VIEW
System3 Acrylic Mediums
Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylic Mediums will help you make the most of your paint. The versatility of acrylics and their popularity led to the introduction of acrylic mediums which are designed to enhance the benefits of acrylics and allow you to achieve special effects.VIEW
Georgian Oil Colour
Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Colours are made from carefully selected permanent, organic pigments ensuring the highest standards of durability, reliability, lightfastness and working properties. These rich, low-odour colours can be used directly from the tube with brush or knife, or thinned to create the finest of glazes.VIEW
Georgian Water Mixable Oil Colour
Daler-Rowney Georgian Water Mixable Oil colours offer artists the possibility of experiencing oil painting without the need for solvent-based mediums. An alternative to traditional oils, Georgian Water Mixable Oils can be thinned, mixed, and washed using water.VIEW
About the artist
Born in Dover, David Bent has travelled extensively throughout his life, spending long periods of time in many regions including Peru, Costa Rica, India, the Middle East and Nepal - always painting, sketching and collecting ephemera and images that form the foundation of much of his work.