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Gms9810
10-07-2014, 12:16 PM
I got my Royal Langnickel watercolor pencils in the mail, can't wait to try them out.
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D Akey
10-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Enjoy! :)

Gms9810
10-07-2014, 06:51 PM
I plan to. I've had a terrible time painting and I couldn't figure out why. The brushes feel comfortable in my hand, The paint is easy to work with but I just couldn't figure out why... until Sunday. My first real watercolor painting wasn't great but it wasn't bad. Then I realized what was wrong. My Wacom and paper is flat on the table, I had been trying to paint on my easel, a vertical surface. When I paint on a flat surface everything feels right. Strange but true.

D Akey
10-07-2014, 08:49 PM
And every time I would change it seemed like a new ball game -- scale or surface or materials. It's not a bad thing to be consistent with some of the basics and let the variations happen for you within the artwork -- until you need a big change. I got comfortable working a certain size and I was hunky dory until I suddenly had "forgotten" how to paint. Freaked me out. And then when I returned to the previous scale and materials it all came back, giving me a similar epiphany.

Gms9810
10-10-2014, 01:06 AM
Speaking of trying new materials, I have some Prismacoloe Ebonys, some Langnickels, and some Kimberleys coming along with some colorless blenders and a pack of 36 Gouashes. I'm to the point where I can try different brands and see what I like. I already tried Derwents, ain't real crazy about them. Sorry for typos, it's 6:00 in the morning, have to take my wife for an ultrasound.

D Akey
10-10-2014, 04:59 AM
With the gouache, unless you're working thick which is expensive and can get unwieldy and even crack, you might want to get one of those porcelain trough kind of palette (not plastic if you can afford it because porcelain doesn't stain and plastic does which makes it harder to see your color). Gouache is cool, I found, because in addition to the other qualities it has, you can work it like watercolor and go opaque.

Oh, and PS: Gouache can also be revived unlike acrylic.

Gms9810
10-10-2014, 11:27 AM
I've experimented with it a little, then I let an artist friend try them because he hadn't before. That was a 12 color set. He's been so busy he hasn't hasn't had time to try them so I ordered a 36 color set. I should get it by Tuesday. I'll post the results.

eighty+
10-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Good luck We are all waiting with baited breath you'l have to take photo's to show us Congratulation's GMs 9810

jmac
10-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics are "revivable".

D Akey
10-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics are "revivable".

Well there you go. . . someone who is living in the 21st century. Boy, the stuff they come up with for the market.

Not done things with those real world materials in a looooooong while.

Victor Osaka
10-11-2014, 01:45 PM
My favorite pencils are Derwent Aquatone. They are not terribly expensive, they have just the perfect amount of "bite", and work well with my tipping them with my tongue! My tongue probably looks like I've been eating candy after a session.

Gms9810
10-12-2014, 09:38 AM
My favorite pencils are Derwent Aquatone. They are not terribly expensive, they have just the perfect amount of "bite", and work well with my tipping them with my tongue! My tongue probably looks like I've been eating candy after a session.

Now if they could just give them flavors.

Gms9810
10-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics are "revivable".

Huh? You lost me right after Chroma

jmac
10-12-2014, 10:16 AM
It's a brand of acrylic paint that gives you more control over the drying time including being able to re-wet them after they have dried.

Orkhan
10-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Hi Viktor. tryied any Derwent Inktense or Graphitint? i read some positive things about them, but i can't get my hands on in my part of the world (dark transylvanian forests :-) )