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04-02-2018, 08:45 AM
What about water pens ?
Water brushes ?
They seem like a good idea when you want better control however, I was told by another artist that they the acrylic is not opaque enough when used this way.

04-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Opacity is over-rated. Transparency provides wonderful effects.

Fluid acrylics have the same pigment load as heavy body acrylics, also.

04-02-2018, 10:26 AM
So water brushes work ?
Is there a particular brand ?
It would be interesting for certain passages.

04-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Try it and see!
What works for one artist may not for another, each to their own style!

04-02-2018, 11:06 AM
Interesting idea.

04-02-2018, 03:17 PM
I like water brushes with watercolors. Thin paints work well with them, whether you load the brush barrel with the colorant or you just use water and the brush to move paint around on your surface.

But acrylics? I think they would have to be as thin as acrylic inks to pull that off if you plan to load the barrel with the paint/ink/pigment.

04-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Acrylic inks might work.

Do you need to empty them and wash them at the end of the painting session ?

Spike the Creator
04-04-2018, 07:50 AM
Why not try paint markers. Ive for underpaintings used waterbrushes very thinly. My favorite so far are arteza waterbrushes

04-07-2018, 04:46 PM
I just got a Koi waterbrush. It's fun to use.