I don't know where to start with acrylic painting but I would like to paint in a similar style to the pic. Could anyone steer me in the right direction
You need your shit kicked in dood the way you talking to me like that.
at least i tried OP... i think the artist is using 3 layer for doing that art...
>im just trying to help
OP didn't ask for your trash, he asked for resources; to be pointed in the right direction. Now make yourself useful and grab the sharpest knife in your kitchen and stab your mother.
If I had to wager a guess, I'd say that's watercolors, or acrylics used like watercolors(you can see a hard edge left from a wash on the right knee), with some opaque paint used in places like the shoulders. At any rate, go look for watercolor resources.