Lava Dragon - 

Paint Pouring Abstract Art 🔥

Acrylic Pouring Tutorial by Olga Soby​

Gorgeous Dancing Flow | Fluid Art Tutorial

Welcome to the new Lava Dragon - Paint Pouring Abstract Art tutorial. This time I want to do a painting inspired by lava flow. I have recently came across some gorgeous pictures from Iceland and volcanoes, and all the lava eruption, and they are so beautiful, so I want to have my own take on this. 


"From Within" is a secret message for this abstract painting. I want to create the dancing flow using some really hot lava colors. And for my base, I want to give it an energy and color of lava rock, so of this cooled and solidified lava. And it has this gray almost bluish gray color when you look at the pictures, so I have mixed some black and white to achieve some really dark gray, but I also added some blue to it to have a little bit even cooler tone in it. 

Lava Dragon - Paint Pouring Abstract Art by Olga Soby

Acrylic Pouring RECIPE used for today’s flow art painting:​

Acrylic paint is mixed with water only to a fluid consistency. I add approximately 30-50% of water to my colors. There is no exact % or proportion because this ratio depends on initial paint viscosity, which significantly varies from brand to brand and even from color to color.

Acrylic Colors and Supplies used in this Lava Dragon - 

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This is going to be the main color of the base of this lava flow painting but I want to give it a couple other ones as well. This is a super unusual color palette for me. First, I'm just going to spread it out and then I'll add a couple other colors. I'm not really going for a super realistic look, I'm using it as an inspiration for my creative flow and for my creative decisions. So this is what you can also do when you want to create something inspired by a certain color combination or nature beauty.

Let's see how this acrylic pour painting turned out. Without further ado, let's get started!

Here this lava painting is done, covered with a thin layer of varnish. I used glossy varnish. And this fluid painting turned out really hot. It’s a fire dragon born from a volcano eruption. Such a beautiful vision. And initially, I planned to add a textured embellishment on one side of this pour painting but when it was dry, I was looking at it, and I was planning out how I would do my embellishment, and I just realized that I don’t want to add anything. This abstract painting is so beautiful but it’s also so strong, the flow is very contrasty, and big, and adding anything any embellishment would actually steal away from the composition rather than contribute to it. So I decided that it is perfect the way that it is. I hope you enjoyed this acrylic pouring tutorial and looking forward to hearing from you! Happy creating!

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Hello, creator! My name is Olga Soby, and if you are new to acrylic pouring and fluid painting - you are most welcome on my website and my YouTube channel!


I’m a contemporary artist based in Canada with my roots going back to Ukraine. I specialize in fluid media and consider myself an unconventional artist - instead of regular brushes, I use water, fire, airflow, and gravity as my tools for achieving the most unique effects in my art. Read more...

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