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lilruffian 08-02-2010 01:29 PM

Wildest Art Journal
 
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This is just my other art journal extended... it was getting confusing with so many other "Art Journals" lol :lol:
Still working on my Mustangs, but finally got my commissioned portrait finished.

lilruffian 08-02-2010 01:56 PM

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Starting with the sky, i've got the horses taped off. Next i will be painting the mountains...

midwestgirl89 08-02-2010 02:42 PM

your work is amazing. Painting is something I've tried to do but have not been successful. So I hope you don't mind if I ask some questions.
Do you use oil or acrylic?
That's actually my primary question. I've been working on painting a saw blade (the long ones that are jagged on one side) for a friend and have been working on it two years next month (ridiculous I know). I keep hitting these down times when I don't even want to look at the thing.
So any tips you could give would be awesome. How you get started, anything.
Thanks!
Brandi

lilruffian 08-02-2010 07:08 PM

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Well, i use acrylic paint because oil takes FOREVER to dry. Although i did use oil alot when i was younger because it was easier to manipulate.
However, acrylic is easier to paint over if you mess up lol. It's mostly trial & error until you get the feel of it.
I like to do the background first & tape off what i don't want painted (regular masking tape, & then cut it out with an exacto knife).
For a saw blade, id defeintely use acrylic. I did toybox lids for my niece & nephew a couple of months ago using acrylic. Then i went over it with a waterproof finish from the hardware store. I had to wait a couple of days until the paint was really dry or else the finish would pull the paint off. I put about 10 coats on each too lol so that it wouldn't chip, because kids are rotten & like to wreck pretty stuff. :lol:

lilruffian 08-02-2010 07:15 PM

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This is how the mountains look now...

wild_spot 08-02-2010 07:22 PM

Subscribing! Awesome work.

midwestgirl89 08-02-2010 07:45 PM

Thanks for the tips. I'm thinking of sanding off what I've done on the saw already (not much) and starting over in acrylic. I have some acrylic paints and I did a lil work with them in high school. What you said about oils is very true. I get so frustrated! Painting's hard enough for me to commit to (drawing's so much easier-not as many supplies to get out and prep) but to have to wait for the paint to dry is so time consuming. I lose my motivation by the time it dries.
And the bit about taping off areas is brilliant.
And the paintings you posted are so adorable! The mountains in your wip are amazing too.
Look forward to seeing how it progresses!
Thanks again.

lilruffian 08-03-2010 12:39 PM

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We've got grass! Now finally i can start the horses. Background are so tedious... :twisted:

charlicata 08-03-2010 12:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the final product!!!!

MN Tigerstripes 08-03-2010 01:25 PM

Gorgeous! I'm excited to see the end product!


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