Oil paints are pigments of various colors, ground to powder, which are then mixed on an oil basis in the paint of the desired consistency and density. Oil painting is called so because linseed oil is the basis of such paints.
Due to the fact that the oil has water-repellent properties, it will not be possible to mix and dilute these paints like watercolor or acrylic with water. Special solvents based on oil, white spirit and pinene can reduce the concentration of pigment or mix different paints with each other. The preservation of the quality of the written work may also depend on the chosen diluent. Continue reading
Graphic drawing is associated primarily with detailed pencil sketches and portraits, clear ink illustrations and capillary pens. Soft, bulk materials often remain forgotten at the end of the basics of teaching art, and self-taught artists avoid them altogether due to unusual behavior and lack of samples. And in vain: the softness of coal and pressed crayons makes it easier to work with tones in the schedule, and sharpened charcoal pencils allow you to achieve maximum detail even on a small canvas.
Although coal is mainly used for sketches and undermining, graphic artists choose it as the main material for work. Continue reading