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As I continue honing my digital art, I still dip back into traditional media whenever I can - much like I did with wax crayons on my Silhouettes At Sunset collection a year ago:…

Recently, I picked up a paintbrush for the first time since junior high school. One Sunday evening, Brushstrokes and Beverages hosted an acrylics painting class at the Aquarium of the Pacific. There, I painted this piece:
Sea Horses Acrylic Painting by mayorlight

If you're in or around Long Beach, California, and are interested in a fun, no pressure, acrylic painting class, you might want to check out Brushstrokes and Beverages:

While I maintain my digital focus, I plan to continue experimenting here and there with "old fashioned" media. After all, no sense in letting the art supplies in my inventory go to waste:
-Watercolor paints
-Charcoal pencils
-Wax crayons
-Colored pencils
-Copic pens

Less than a month until Rainbow Rocks hits the theaters. Needless to say, I'm already entranced by the Dazzlings.

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More as The Wheel turns.


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BevToole Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
we are in the same boat. I am practicing with water color and oils again. also got back into working with clay
mayorlight Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I ever worked with oil paint. How is it in comparison to water color?

I remember in my youth molding and painting a clay statuette of a dinosaur, which got the kiln treatment. If only I'd held onto it.
BevToole Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
oil is tricky. it's practically the reverse of acrylic paints. it also takes a loooooooong time to dry.

which is good and bad. I'm a very impatient person when it comes to oils sadly.

you can still use clay. there are a lot out there that don't need a kiln. I use something similar to white versa clay (#25 i think) for practice. it stays moist and i can always take down and reuse.

then there is super sculpty. you can bake that badboy in the oven or boil it. kilns are awesome and if i ever get the funds i would buy one. but in the meantime there are other ways
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August 31, 2014