What are interesting things to use for art? (Paint, oil pastel, charcoal)

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Really struggling to apply myself in art but I'm trying to catch up this holidays.

Wondering if anyone can help.

I need some forms I can use.

For example acrylic paint, oil pastel, charcoal.

Thought maybe someone might have some new outrageous or just ordinary ideas I can use.

Thank you :)

Posted Sun 23rd December, 2012 @ 00:41 by Evie

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why don't you use guache? I think that's how you spell it! It's a form of paint, very flat and enables you to create dynamic pieces of work!

Answered Sun 23rd December, 2012 @ 12:19 by Lullu
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you can use soft pastels in different ways too

you can use them normally or by crushing them and adding them to hot water

you can also use water colour paint

and try using diffenrent materials and mediums together

Answered Tue 1st January, 2013 @ 16:06 by Miss T
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well it really depends on what you are painting/drawing (the mood, and type of atmosphere you may want to portray through it)

also, you should consider the material in which you are designing onto. ( for example, if on a canvas or a plank of what, as well as the paper, cardbourd cartridge or normal, simple A4 sheets =/ ) 

i normally use acrylic paints on canvases, because they are cheap and really affective, you can get them in different thicknesses (depending on the quality predominantly and like where you buy it from)

you could also use: chalk, charcoal, conte, crayon, graphite, your finger, merker, pastels, ink pen,pencil, watercolour and sand.

you could use these for painting more: acrylic paints, blacklight paints, encaustic paints, glaze, latex paints, oil paints and poster paints (these are like block inking paints i think- more for printing with fabrics and the roller thingys)

cartridge paper is excellent for drawing on with different things like pencils, charcoal, and iro pens. 

i would also advise that you don't be afraid to mix everything up, it could work but just be wise in deciding when to stop and don't allow it to go overboard and crazy!

hope i helped =) 

(gsce art student)

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 17:20 by Cheriesse
Edited by Cheriesse on Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 17:26
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Maybe you might like boutique... You like stretch a piece of fabric over a wooden frame and then paint it with ink type stuff...

Answered Sat 9th March, 2013 @ 20:24 by wr.1400
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A technique I like to use and that is very easy and quick to do is 'Mono-print', if you dont know what this is it is basically when you roll a square of mono-print ink out onto your table and then lay your picture over the top with the photo facing you. You then trace the picture with a pen (you can also use pencil but a more defined line is produced with pen) You can also use your fingers to rub the paper to get a soft look. When you peel off the photo, your trace will be on the back.

Hope this helps! 

P.S And even people who may not be very strong ar art can use this technique as it works out perfectly almost evry time.
It is altervative to just tracing the photo onto tracing paper.


Answered Mon 29th April, 2013 @ 17:48 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR