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    Painting basic forms in white

    What kind of paint do you use to paint things white for studying shadows of basic shapes? Do you use spray paint, wall paint, or tube paints such as acrylic?

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    Any sort of flat white paint will do. Acrylic gesso is fine and you probably already have it. A white spray primer is a good choice, if you can work outside. You want the smoothest, most matte surface you can get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Any sort of flat white paint will do. Acrylic gesso is fine and you probably already have it. A white spray primer is a good choice, if you can work outside. You want the smoothest, most matte surface you can get.
    Nice ideas dude about basic painting tips its useful one.,,.

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    Any ideas where I can get some specular geometric forms? Maybe something metallic or very reflective plastic, like a car. I have found the matte geometric shapes from Amazon, but I mostly have trouble rendering specular objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vay View Post
    Any ideas where I can get some specular geometric forms? Maybe something metallic or very reflective plastic, like a car. I have found the matte geometric shapes from Amazon, but I mostly have trouble rendering specular objects.
    Craft stores, or online craft supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conniekat8 View Post
    Craft stores, or online craft supplies.
    Those are pretty expensive. I went into a craft store, and a tiny pipe costs $7. But that is all, no balls or cones. I think there are metal balls on amazon though, but I want to know if anyone know where I can get a collection of specular geometric forms, before I buy a single metal ball.

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    Christmas tree ornaments.


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    get some floral foam, carve or cut it into shapes. Then spackle, plaster, gesso or spray paint it.
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/floralfoams.html

    Set up some found objects, spray paint them white.... soda cans, bottles, boxes, simple cone you can make out of cut paper, cylinder (get a cheap candle, or a small wood stump, styrofoam cups from a coffee shop...

    Just look around you, there's stuff everywhere....

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    I just pull shit out of my kitchen. I'm not sure I ever spent a lot of time working on pure geometric forms. I learned on spoons and kettles and vases. When I took a painting course a couple years ago we used eggs and paper coffee cups.

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