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Art Materials — My Go-To Painting Tools

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Campfire
“Campfire” by Michael Daugherty

Painting is something I’ve been teaching myself over the last few years and am just now really starting to get a hang of.

I’m still searching for my own style and voice.

Up until I started painting my go-to medium was pencil and paper, then later came painting with acrylics and watercolors, and finally, I got into digital painting when I purchased my Wacom Intuos Comic graphics tablet, with which I do most of my artwork on nowadays.

I began using acrylic paint mainly due to the fact that it was cheaper than oil paint. But, after using acrylics, I found that I loved using that medium and just stuck with it, and I don’t see myself switching to oil paint anytime soon. Continue reading Art Materials — My Go-To Painting Tools

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Art Materials — My Go-To Drawing Tools

I know a lot of people have a hard time deciding on which art supplies to use for drawing, thinking they need the most expensive supplies out there. But, in reality, all you need is a yellow #2 pencil (mine are black), a good eraser, and some paper.

But most of the time my artwork is digital, meaning I use a graphics tablet to draw inside editing software, like Photoshop, directly onto my computer. There are few graphics tablets out there, so the best advice I can give you is to do your research and find one that you would feel comfortable with and also fits within your budget if you have one. Continue reading Art Materials — My Go-To Drawing Tools