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I'd never felt I had an artistic bone in my body until I started painting minis. Well, now, I decided I'm going to try my hand at 2D art. 

 

I am following along Bob Ross videos on YouTube. I will note, and this is probably very important, that I am using acrylic paint and not oils. I did not want to spend oil paint prices since this is a new thing for me.

 

These are the two I've done:

 

Day 1: I learned a lot, I needed to do something with my paint to extend the drying time. This would have helped with the blending. Overall, happy with it excepting the house.

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2: I used some slow dry medium mixed into the paint today. Not sure if it was not mixed well enough or I didn't use enough but it only gave me like 5 minutes or less of extra working time. If anyone has any suggestions for how to use slow dry medium, please, let me know. I'm using heavy bodied acrylic tube paints.

 

I followed along until the end and I decided to add some darker blue and green. I think that helped a lot.

 

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Another note, need to find sturdier paper. While this is holding up it likes to curl slightly while drying. The second one is taped to the desk on the back to try to minimize that problem. I am currently using a mixed media paper.

 

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Those are great, I wish you well on this new endevor.  its a lot of fun to see how well mini painting skill translates .

 

 

Small Canvass are pretty cheap .  

I Tried some Bob Ross as well I made two for my wife last Christmas and did two more this year, also with acrylics. 

My greatest frustration was in painting leafy plants and bushes, the arrlic simply did not "Break" the way oil paint does. 

I found that doing a coat of white paint on half the surface, then painting the second half later allowed the best wet blending. 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/92532-canvas-brown-mountains-with-zombie/

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/90219-canvas-sunset-over-waves-with-bonus-cthulhu/

 

first thread 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/89292-bob-ross-with-acrylics/

 

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47 minutes ago, Evilhalfling said:

Those are great, I wish you well on this new endevor.  its a lot of fun to see how well mini painting skill translates .

 

 

Small Canvass are pretty cheap .  

I Tried some Bob Ross as well I made two for my wife last Christmas and did two more this year, also with acrylics. 

My greatest frustration was in painting leafy plants and bushes, the arrlic simply did not "Break" the way oil paint does. 

I found that doing a coat of white paint on half the surface, then painting the second half later allowed the best wet blending. 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/92532-canvas-brown-mountains-with-zombie/

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/90219-canvas-sunset-over-waves-with-bonus-cthulhu/

 

first thread 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/89292-bob-ross-with-acrylics/

 

 

Thanks! Those look great! I will try doing half and half and see how that goes.

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Day 3:

 

Today was not good. I felt that I got the paint almost to the right drying time but I just flipped with this picture. I'm probably going to try it again with just this one for reference. I am waiting for payday to get a few more supplies that should help. In the meantime I will soldier on with what I have.

 

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The cheapest surface Is possi ky goi g to  be a huge 4x8 sheet of masonite (aka fiberboard) for 10$  that you get cut down in store to smaller More manageable le size ( 2x4.)? Can be cut down smaller by scoring both sides with craft blade. Bonus you can use it for making terrain boards or 2d paint surfaces. Prime with gesso get 1l at bulk rate for like a student house brand or non prime brand. I use demco or store brand. 1l was like 12$ cdn.

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