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Val

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on: June 25, 2011, 12:40:03 AM
Congratulations on getting 'Ask An Artist' up and running. I gather you got the short straw Nolan?  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 01:02:19 PM
I was wondering if somebody would notice before I announced it  ::)

When I redesigned the site into it's current format I changed the whole login system so that the forum, courses etc. would all have a single login. That meant a complete rework of the coding inside Ask an Artist too.

I decided to leave that for a while to rather get the courses going as that would help more people. Now that system is working nicely so I was able to sit down and get the new login system to work with Ask an Artist too.

While I was at it, I improved the system itself, so it was worth the wait.  :clap:

Dennis will still add some times from his side too, he just has more studio classes than me so I will probably be more available via Ask an Artist than him  :)


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Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 02:05:57 PM
OOOoooo Aren't we the clever one  :smart:  You've done a bang up job with the site.  :clap: :clap:
Just watch you two youngsters don't stay up too much passed bedtime...we don't want you waring yourselves out. That's our job  ::)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 11:45:43 AM
ty  :blush:


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Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 07:14:58 PM
Hi every one, I'm the new kid on the block.  Im a beginner artist, and right know I'm painting an acrylic sky.  I'm having dificulty not letting the brush strocks to be seen, and not blending in correctly. Have used blending medias, wet the acrylic paper, used different types of brushes, everything everyone has suggested, but nothing.  Amupme has any suggestions?   I will be greatfull for this.  ::)


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Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
Hi Destry, Seeing the brush strokes is part of what makes painting so appealing, so I wouldn't worry too much about trying to get them all away. ;)

What you can look out for is :
The thinner the paint, the more likely you are to get an uneven coat, ie., visible brush strokes
You a soft brush when applying the paint
Let the paint become slightly dry before doing the final smooth
Give the sky a second coat will also help get an even finish


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Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 08:05:34 PM
 :clap:  thanks a bunch, tomorrow I'll finish the piece I'm working on, with your advise, that's all I needed. Yehaaa


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Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 07:58:56 PM
Hi everyone, Destry, I just read your question for the sky with acrylic, as I can see, you want to do as the watercolour or do on canvas, if it is on the canvas, you can after a dry gesso, wetting the part of your sky with a sprayer water and extend the water with the brush and immediately apply your base color. When you have finished to vote base, you can immediately apply your clouds and give effect and even pass the broad brush on top of clouds to soften them. I hope that this will help you. Lucie bye


 

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