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Camel Artist Acrylic Colors

Tried detailed acrylic painting for the first time.

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Comment by Mridula Menon on February 6, 2014 at 7:17pm

Thank you Nandita.

Comment by Nandita P. on February 5, 2014 at 10:41pm

Lovely work in acrylic.

Comment by Mridula Menon on February 5, 2014 at 1:41pm

Thanks Prosenjit! As per your advise the very first step I am planning to take is befriend acrylics and try not to fight with it ;)

Comment by Prosenjit Roy on February 4, 2014 at 2:03am

Ha... anything but that @ 'Guru' :) And more like babble-bank! :D Thanks anyway. Back to acrylics... the very reason some find acrylics challenging (quick drying time) can also be its greatest advantage. With practice, one soon learns not to struggle with it once the brush is dragging, because it just won't yield. Its then time to either 'lubricate' the brush with water (or a mix of water:medium at 50:50) + some more paint (if needed) or to just leave that area and concentrate elsewhere. That area will soon dry up, and you may then return to it. The key strategy is not to fight it, make it flow smoothly. 

Also, you can't work with the ceiling fan whirring overhead, that'd surface dry your palette paint in seconds, and make it all the more difficult to work.

Comment by Donna Clark on February 2, 2014 at 6:58am

Wow!

Comment by Mridula Menon on February 2, 2014 at 1:10am

Thank you Prosenjit! You are the motivation bank of Pencil Jammers! Being an Acrylics Gurudeb such words of encouragement mean a lot to novices like me :D. The quick drying time of acrylic paint is what pulls me down. Being essentially a dry media artist I just cant speed up the painting process which ends up in a bitter battle with acrylic paints :(

Comment by Prabha Subramanian on February 1, 2014 at 4:08pm

Beautiful !

Comment by Prosenjit Roy on February 1, 2014 at 3:38pm

Kudos on your first attempt at painting details in acrylic! IMHO, the more you do so, greater the control you'll develop. I like those pink-white gradients a lot!

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