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    hey guys it's me again. i think this will be my last question! what are some good brands for acrylic paints? i'm looking for a good balance between quality and cost. i don't want to spend too much, but i don't want crayola paint


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    liquitex is about as good as it gets.. i think lascaux is the only "premier" brand of acrylics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Main Loop
    liquitex is about as good as it gets
    Aux contraire, my friend...
    Golden, Golden, Golden!!!!

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    My painting teacher hates Golden with a passion.

    Honestly I can't see the difference.


    I'm using Windsor Newton though. Only got a tube of Golden and also a tube of Luquitex. They're about the same to me. Then again I don't have a lot of experience with Acryllics.
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    escapism,
    I personally like Liquitex. Been using them for almost 10 years and it's the only acrylic paint that I'll use. But in the end it's your personal choice. I tried Golden and hated them. But seems to work for Elwell. You should try different brands and see what works best for you. If you go to your local art store they sell sample packs with small tubes at a fair price. See which one works for you best. Good luck!

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    liquitex is what i use, and is the only acrylic paint i have used, besides jo sonja's goache.

    I also heard, golden was a good choice.

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    Ooooh oooh....also got a set of Daler Rowneys.
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    I use Pebeo studio and Daler-Rowney, can't tell the difference really, maybe it's my technique?

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    I like Golden over Liquitex. Just try them and see what you like. I've used both. They aren't that different, and both are of good quality. It's mostly personal preference and how they apply to individual techniques.

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    Golden AND Liquitex here. The Goldens seem to have a slightly thicker consistency and a few more mediums to mix with and the Liquitex seem to have some better variety of colors as well as being slightly cheaper.

    I try not to latch onto one brand and go for the colors I'm looking for. Heck, if Campbells Soup made an acrylic piant with the right color and consistency I'd use it!

    On suggestion might be to start leaning towards gouache. It's a little more forgiving of a medium, lays down relatively flat and reproduces excellently for scanning & printing purposes. It's serious old school paint that I used back in school that I don't see too many people using anymore.

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    winsor and newton is good paint and is pretty easy to find

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    im using spectrum's. they're okay i guess. its the only brand of acrylics ive ever tried. i'd use winsor and newton if i had more money. definately my fav brand.

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