Hey guys, I'm sure there's a specific part of the forums for this question, but after around ten minutes of browsing to no avail, I decided to post it here with the word 'miscellaneous' in mind.
I have been instructed by somewhat exasperated teachers to pick up a paintbrush and do something "proper" (I've argued that science fiction and computers are the future and much less messy, but when it comes down to it, they give me marks if I work with real paint, so I can't really argue).
I've not really worked with paints for a year or two (and considering the fact that I'm 17, that's a long time) and before that it I was using finger paints, I still wore spiderman pants, and I thought girls had the lurgys.
Getting to the point now, what I need from you guys is recommendations on what paint I should use, acrylic or oil (although I know oil takes a long time to dry). What colours I need (considering I don't own anything but black spray paint, I need to know whether I need to buy anything but red, blue and yellow).
I'm working on cardboard sort of stuff, its like card but a few millimetres thick. So fine grain and dense rather than corrugated.
So yeah, to sum up, I need to know:
1. What type of paint I need (maybe a brand recommendation)
2. What colours I need
If there's anything else I need or have forgotten that I don't know about, please tell me (act like I'm an idiot, all I own is a paintbrush, and I can fold up a few pieces of paper or something to use as a pallet).
Ta in advance.