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Hello all! Here's a quick question and something I'm currently curious about as I have yet to start my next project. What are some books you can recommend on color theory, acrylics, and art in general? I'd like to learn more about what makes things (especially minis) look good. Also, what books specifically on miniatures have helped you develop your skill and technique? Finally, what magazines pertaining to miniatures and/or art have you found helpful? I know these are general questions, but I'm just curious what things everyone is reading!
Apparently Acrylics aren't as safe as advertised as they produce formaldehyde as they dry: "Acrylic paint has been represented for decades to be "completely safe" because it is water-based, and therefore does not require a solvent to clean up. This is a myth, however, as the formaldehyde released by the paint in drying and absorbed by the skin from paint on hands, especially under the fingernails (which is highly absorbent) can lead to health problems. Don't believe the "safe" claims associated with acrylics--they should not be used by students in unventilated classrooms, for example, nor should they be freely allowed contact with the skin." Sources: http://wiki.answers....lic_paint_toxic Be intersting to see if this is how all Acrylics behave or only certain ones or if there's any truth to this as there are no refrences and that wili.answers.com post is pretty non-objective. Hopeuflly the people that really know paint that visit this forum can shed some light on this.