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    I've been making my own casein paint and medium...

    I've been making my own casein paint and medium for many years. It works very well with oil paint and mediums, and acrylics too, for that matter, or by itself.

    One application of casein is it can...
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    Luminous Landscape ...

    Luminous Landscape has a "But is it Art?" discussion section. The answer is "yes," by the way.

    A couple others I like:
    The Photo Forum
    Photography Board
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    The leaning tower of Pisa...

    The leaning tower of Pisa? There could be an agrument that what's "wrong" about this is what made it famous.

    As for the 2-dimensional variety, there are many works where the idea for it was better...
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    Paper is an excellent surface for oils (Rembrandt...

    Paper is an excellent surface for oils (Rembrandt painted on paper) but you have to prepare it properly. Raw paper will be burned by the acids released by the oil as it cures so it needs to be...
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    Let me try to clarify what I've said here about...

    Let me try to clarify what I've said here about using white paint. An early term for gouache was "body color" for watercolor paint that was given more body (opacity and thickness.) This was created...
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    White is the most heavily used pigment, so people...

    White is the most heavily used pigment, so people tend to want more of it. If you look at other paints, white is also offered in large size tubes.
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    Cobster, you should be able mix the different...

    Cobster, you should be able mix the different mediums together to some degree since they're both water soluble. I've never tried to do so or ever needed to, so I can't speak from experience.

    I...
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    You're welcome. I should clarify on my price...

    You're welcome.

    I should clarify on my price comparison above that the main reason the Acryla Gouache is so much cheaper is that it doesn't use genuine cerulean pigment. It's instead a mix of...
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    You don't need to use white. That is a carryover...

    You don't need to use white. That is a carryover from when there wasn't any gouache manufactured and artists made gouache out of watercolors by adding white pigment ("Chinese" white or zinc with...
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    portable print rack...

    portable print rack
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    Willy Pogany (illustrations from Padraic...

    Willy Pogany
    (illustrations from Padraic Colum's "The King of Ireland's Son" and "The Children of Odin")

    and Arthur Rackham
    (illustrations from "Aesop's Fables")
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    Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery...

    Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery Flagg
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    Bernard Partridge and Linley Sambourne were two...

    Bernard Partridge and Linley Sambourne were two British illustrators of the late 19th - early 20th century. Their work appreared regulary in the magazine "Punch" which these images were taken from....
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    Among the many things I loved about his work was...

    Among the many things I loved about his work was the cinematic lighting and sequencing. It was magnificient and unique to his own style.

    The black and white example below comes from Eerie...
  16. Ultimately, an artist can paint any way they...

    Ultimately, an artist can paint any way they choose, but they should be aware of what is going on. The thickness of the paint acts like a sculptural relief. Highlights, for example, would sit on top...
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    Anything with graphite in it will reflect light....

    Anything with graphite in it will reflect light. That's what it does. The more graphite content the shiner it will be. Wax pencils like Prismacolor are less shiny than graphites. Wolff or Conte...
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    A paper change won't do anything to effect the...

    A paper change won't do anything to effect the sheen. A matte finish spray can help to dull it down slightly or at least even it out some. Otherwise, switch to a different type of pencil, perhaps wax...
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    A properly gesso'd illustration board isn't...

    A properly gesso'd illustration board isn't necessarily going to prevent the problem of an uneven sheen on the oil paint surface. Whether it's on illo board or canvas definetly won't matter since the...
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    Check out a couple videos on Winsor & Newton's...

    Check out a couple videos on Winsor & Newton's website on oiling out and applying varnish.
    http://www.winsornewton.com/resource-centre/videos/techniques/

    The information is generally sound;...
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    There are many decent brands of gouache paint,...

    There are many decent brands of gouache paint, including Turner who also makes actual gouache. The only thing "gouache" about acrylic "gouache" is that they dry to a matte finish. The matting agents...
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    I've sold several pieces unframed. It saves some...

    I've sold several pieces unframed. It saves some money for the customer as well as myself; although, they will have to frame it themselves eventually (at least I hope so.) However, in that case the...
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    Three brands of pigmented markers I'd recommend...

    Three brands of pigmented markers I'd recommend that have a range of colors would be:
    Faber-Castell Big Brush PITT markers
    Marvy Le Plume
    Letraset Aqua ProMarkers

    One issue for some people may...
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    Several markers use dye-based inks but not all of...

    Several markers use dye-based inks but not all of them. There are a few brands that use pigmented inks that are lightfast. All the large wide-tipped markers I've seen are dye-based, but there are...
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    I'm assuming this isn't a "watercolor canvas"...

    I'm assuming this isn't a "watercolor canvas" from Fredrix? It's designed to behave much like you describe. If not, sounds like this "cheap acrylic primed canvas pad" was not very well primed. If...
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