View Poll Results: If you could only use one medium from now on, what would it be?

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  • Oil

    19 23.17%
  • Acrylic

    7 8.54%
  • Watercolor

    3 3.66%
  • Gouache

    1 1.22%
  • Oil pastel

    0 0%
  • Chalk pastel

    0 0%
  • Conté

    1 1.22%
  • Digital

    31 37.80%
  • Tempera

    0 0%
  • Ink

    5 6.10%
  • Graphite

    11 13.41%
  • Charcoal

    0 0%
  • Marker

    2 2.44%
  • Sumi

    0 0%
  • Other

    2 2.44%
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    If you could only use one medium from now on, what would it be?

    Pick one! If you picked other, tell us what it is.
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    ....... oil paints.

    Even though I love digital painting, I would die if I could never ever again feel the poetic give of a brush on fresh canvas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDream View Post
    ....... oil paints.

    Even though I love digital painting, I would die if I could never ever again feel the poetic give of a brush on fresh canvas.
    You were a little early...I hadn't even finished the poll.
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    Sorry! Was just browsing around in my spare time
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    The near identical final product and added convenience and versatility of acrylic over oil make it my top choice.
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    ...?...

    Exactly why/what/who would ever make it necessary for me to choose only one medium? I can't even conceive of it happening...

    To answer your question anyway, it would have to be acrylic. It's the only medium that allows me to "draw" (due to fast drying), use color as either glazes or opaques, on any surface, make some form of prints, and allow me to create sculptural forms (only medium that can be used on both solid and flexible sculpted forms, to create three-dimensional forms using it as both adhesive and color/texture). There is no second place...
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    Sumi? isn't that ink and watercolours?

    For me, anything liquid that is manipulated with a brush.
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    ink.

    i can't do my printmaking with paints too easily...

    *cough* add camera *cough*
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    acrylic
    it can act as oils and watercolors...and its fast.... wats better???
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    Hard one, but had to go with good ol' graphite.
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    Since computers and I have had the friendliest "relationship", I stuck with digital. I can do better work on there, minus sketching outlines. Mind you, I would miss using coloured pencils and markers and regular pencils...and stuff.
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    Digital because it can imitate the rest, its the fastest, cleanest, easiest, manipulative-st, I've never heard of a pen that can re-size warp erase paint blur colour balance your paintings for you, well except wacom's.

    What else can digital do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    ...?...

    Exactly why/what/who would ever make it necessary for me to choose only one medium? I can't even conceive of it happening...

    To answer your question anyway, it would have to be acrylic. It's the only medium that allows me to "draw" (due to fast drying), use color as either glazes or opaques, on any surface, make some form of prints, and allow me to create sculptural forms (only ...
    A cintiq(for the hand eye co-ordination bit) and photoshop,gimp,artrage,painter, sai, can alldo that too,
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