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al-azad
May 28, 2009



Friends Are Evil posted:



I'm taking part in a group exhibition based on Twin Peaks in August. Here's one piece I'm working on for it, featuring Killer BOB.

That's a drat fine inkwash.

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al-azad
May 28, 2009



What kind of paper do you recommend for acrylics? I use heavy, rough watercolor paper for watercolors but I find when using acrylics I can't build up layers. I think it's because the paper is absorbing the paint and causing it to blend instead of layer.

This is really thirsty paper. I have about 20 seconds to do wet-in-wet before it's bone dry.

al-azad
May 28, 2009



Never worked with gesso. I've read that some people prime their surface with multiple layers of white in lieu of gesso.

I'll try with bristol board. My only concern is I have a tendency to do a lot of wet work for the background.

al-azad
May 28, 2009



I'll do some shopping tomorrow. What I'm trying to accomplish are flat, opaque washes. I can do this as an under painting but anything that goes on top will come out semi transparent or streak. I'm using good paint so it's not an issue with the binder. Bristol board works very well but again, anything that goes on top isn't opaque unless I apply it heavily but at that point it forms peaks like impasto and that's not what I want.

al-azad
May 28, 2009



Yeah, I want to achieve the flat "cel" style of old cartoons. Something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JeE5M2Mn38

These guys use cel vinyl which is acrylic based but I've also seen the same effect with tempera which a lot of Japanese studios like Ghibli use. Unfortunately most tempera sold in America is junk.

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