artist in­sight

ImagineFX - - In Depth Painted Comics -

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).

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