Miraculously, the medics bring me back. But part of me felt like it did not belong in this world. Either part of me was left on the other side, or I brought a part of my mother back with me.
-- Kabuki: Circle of Blood #1
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Re: some advice
TUE, 2/20/01, 7:26 p.m. - In Response To: some advice (~Adam)

Check out his ad for "SAkura" products in a lot of the recent Scarab issues (as well as Reflections #3), he drops a lot of info there. (Like jellyroll pens, Koi watercolors. etc..)

what kind of watercolors and

Hey there,

I paint with Acrylic and water color simutlaneously, mixing one color from water color with another color from acrylic to get the right shades. The trick is to let the water itself do the real work. I just sort of add different tones to the water blobs as they dry and coagulate together and I often mix them right on the page, by letting the water mix them together.

In skin tones, there might be some open tubes of pink, peach, and purple, acrylic and some wet water color trays of watered down orange, browns, tans, yellows, etc, that I mix into the wash.

My advice here would be to NOT start with water color...it's a lot more frustrating, as once you put it down, it's there. The thing about watercolor is to start VERY LIGHT, and gradually build up darks and tighter details. Of course, you can't layer too much, or it will look muddy.

Which is why you should probably start painting with acrylics, (which can be watered down and used like watercolors...) Or better yet, oils, which although they're the most expensive, are also more forgiving,

as they take much longer to dry, which makes it easier to correct mistakes.

As for the skin tones (damn, I wish I could find the formulas my painting teacher gave me for these...) just play around with different browns and reds as well as other colors... You'll get something you like eventually.


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