A&P I want to start painting

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    I'm not bored with my other artistic hobbies by any means, but I think I'm looking to express myself in ways that photography, writing and music cannot.
    -Photography is visual, which I like, but it relies on me being able to find something that exists or could potentially exist. In other words, I don't have complete 100% control over the result -- it all has to be an adaptation or interpretation of something that's already there.
    -Writing requires words, and sometimes there just are no words.
    -Music has always been my #1 art and it's really great for expressing anything, but when I'm done playing, it's gone. Sometimes that's OK, but other times I crave a visual remnant of my feelings.

    They all have their own merits, but don't satisfy all of my cravings...

    So I want to paint. It's the next logical addition to my creative expression. I just want to dive in to it. I always have these visual ideas in my head, and I've always kind of had the urge to do it, but never thought I would be able to because I've always sucked at drawing. But I have no desire to paint anything realistic. I just want to see what happens and what I can come up with. I have no technique whatsoever, so I'll have to develop that. Whatever -- I just want to do it! It's like an itch I have to scratch.

    So where do I start? Acrylics seems to be the choice for starter medium. What kind of brushes and canvases should I get? Should I start with a book of canvas paper?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Gear and a year like anything else, man.
     
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    Yea, I just am not sure which gear. That's why I'm asking my OTAP brethren
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    brushes, paint, heroin, canvass, etc
     
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    hahaha, srsly, I'm going to HAVE to start smoking weed again for this...

    I'm not sure what kind of brushes I should get, or should I just go to the art store and ask for a starter package or something? I guess I'll figure out what I like over time...
     
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    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    honestly, when it comes to painting, there's really nothing anyone could tell you. Use the medium that best suits what you're trying to achieve. different canvases/papers to bring different textures to your work, different paints, and brushes to do the same. This is an experimentation game more than a technical one.
     
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    sweet! I love it already!
     
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    u dont have to use paint, use pastel, ceramic, charcoal pencil, blood, feces, whatever

    personally i would use ceramic paint, and horsehair or deerhair brushes
     
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    why ceramic paint?
     
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    i like the texture. thats basically the only reason
     
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    cool thanks
     

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