PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE. Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!Apophysis Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' and I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost andinspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many forms and mediums that you may work in.SO... The first Hint/Tip is -FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING(lumpy or uneven surface)STEPS1- The warped painting2 - Turn the painting around and cover the backwith plenty of water from corner to corner3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait 30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture5- You open the book and the painting is flat=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=I hope this helpsBye