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Thread: Newbie question: how can I get an acrylic effect?

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    Newbie question: how can I get an acrylic effect?

    I recently purchased ArtRage and I really like it. I've always preferred to work in acrylic, though, because I can blend a bit but still keep the colors vivid . The way my paint practically disappears when I blend with the oil brush is most disconcerting! Is there a way I can get the "slight blend" effect acrylics have? I've tried hitting quick dry every so often as I go along but that's not ideal since then I can't blend at all.

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    Hi Redon,
    With the oil brush, take the 'Loading' down slightly, and take the 'Thinners' up slightly until you get the amount of blending you like.

    You'll get fewer bristle marks in the paint as well though.

    In the following image I have the default thinners and loading at the top, but reduce the loading and increase the thinners at the bottom.
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    Yes, that seems like it will work. I'm going to have to find the right mix for me, I always end up too wet or too dry! Does the "paint" actually "dry" over time, like real paint? Or stay the same amount of "wet" always?

    Your advice helped, I'll get the hang of it:




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    Oh stunning stuning artworks!
    Fantastic!

    The paint in ArtRage doesn't dry over time - it's either wet or dry as it goes down, and it stays that way.
    We experimented for a while with paint that dries over time, but it turned out to be more annoying than useful.

    Yup, I love your artwork. I hope to see more of them!
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    Thanks Radon, Thanks Andy,, always learning,,,,,,,,,,,

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