Solving the problem of the paint’s drying time
1 People complain that acrylics dry too quickly, so buy soft-body acrylics. These come in a variety of containers. For large canvases, I use large containers, for comics, the twoounce size.
2 Instead of putting dabs of paint onto a palette, just open up the containers and arrange them nearby on your work surface.
3 Dip your brush into the container and transfer it to your palette (I use coated paper plates). The paint in the container will not dry up, even if it’s left out all day.
4 If you find the paint thickening, spray water into the container. When you’re done for the night, add some more water and close the containers (or alternatively, drape cling-wrap over them).