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« on: September 10, 2003, 05:11:27 pm »
Another artist mentioned to me that acrylic ink is a really good and inexpensive media to work in. Has anyone used it? If so, can you recommend any brands, methods, etc?

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2003, 07:50:54 am »
if you mean the paint pens yeah...its messy and sticky and it will take you months to finnish one illustration with it because it has to dry or the colors mix INSIDE the pen and you get a rainbow of hues from just one pen.

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2003, 10:57:12 am »
I don't mean the paint pens. I think it's something else... But yeah, you're right about those pens. Why do  they make those anyway?  '<img'>
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2003, 12:01:33 pm »
Acrylic inks?  I've never heard of it, but if it's anything like acrylic paints, they should dry fast.  I doubt my local art store sells anything that exotic.  I'd have to go to an art store such as Main Art in Richmond, VA.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2003, 12:43:38 pm »
This site sells lots of different type of Media for art. It has Acrylic Inks listed...
http://www.monalisa-artmat.com/ProductsOfInterest.htm ...But it's under 'Pens and Inks'.
I used them once and Acrylic Inks are alright, but you should use them like paints. Lightest color first, going up to the darkest. That way, they won't smudge or run together. The reason they're called inks is because they're a tad bit more watery than Acrylic Paint.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003, 11:45:58 am »
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Sounds interesting. I've never heard of acrylic inks, but if you like to colour in that fashion, it sounds like a viable medium.
 
For my own work, I just use black graphic arts ink which is very similar to india ink. For the colours, I use watercolour paints.
 
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2003, 01:05:26 pm »
Acryllic paint is easy to use!  Most of the stuff that I actually complete is rendered in acryllic paint.  Plus, it'slike, $0.75 a container!  I love it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003, 04:14:03 pm »
I used to use a lot of acrylic paint. I did some acrylic on canvas work back in high school, which turned out great... and I used acrylics a fair bit in university, too. You have to be careful to get the good stuff sometimes, which usually comes in the tubes or small bottles, like the Liquitex brand. I found that the educational sized stuff that the high school usually had on hand was pretty poor. It had a lot of chalky base in it and not much pigment, so the colours often came out rather bleah once they had dried. Acrylic's pretty versatile, too. You can use it on canvas, wood, walls, brick... whatever! And it doesn't have the ugly fumes that you get with oil paints, either. One thing I do recommend is to work quickly with acrylics and don't be afraid to thin them down a bit with water. Acrylics dry pretty fast, since they're water-based paints.
 
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