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    Got my pencils

    I got my Royal Langnickel watercolor pencils in the mail, can't wait to try them out.
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    The last time I kept an open mind,
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    Enjoy!
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    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.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    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.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    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.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    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.
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-10-2014 at 06:18 AM.
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    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.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Good luck We are all waiting with baited breath you'l have to take photo's to show us Congratulation's GMs 9810

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    Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics are "revivable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    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.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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