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    Acrylics basics

    I got a set of acrylic colors from my girlfriend as a valentines gift, shes tryin to make me stop drawing those evil roughshaped-warmachines by going straight to my heart and giving me things. Im afraid it might work!

    Fortunately though I have no clue how to use the paint Ive now aquired, so I most probably wont change my ways.

    But If you guys n gals could show me the basics, perhaps I'd give it a try.

    I really have no clue where to start. I got the paper, and some color. thats it. And some odd thinner type stuff. Whats what?! how does it work! omg im wacom-damaged to the very core.

    Any help appreciated!

    -Theo


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    I guess its not the help youve been looking for, but now you have to get yourself some brushes and paint Its nothing very special about acrylic colors i think. you can dilute em with water so you get nice shades. and get yourself some thick paper, like 200g

    you can also use a toothbrush to get some nice self-made airbrushing-effects ^^

    Im no expert at this as if prefer conventional drawing, but thats about all, i guess.

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    Get some medium that prolongs drying time... acrylics dry way too fast to do any decent painting with them.

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    heh ok, thatsa start guys, thanks. any more thoughts, give it to me! I have yet to tear open the package.

    -t

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    take care with yellow and red they are pretty transparant. you need lots of layers to get it back to yellow again.

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