i'll look into that. i'm at work now so i can't check for the pigments on the paint tubes either.
thank you so much for taking the time to do that. i appreciate.
i'm doing a search right now, and so far i found that gato preto (which is the one i'm using) is manufactured by a company called tec-screen, but their site is temporarily out. i'll have to check back later.
i'll check the paint tubes when i get home, but the plastic-y dragging feel is really what made me ask the question here.
i just check out the acrilex site, and they manufacture student and artist paints, unlike gato preto.
i guess i could get some imported paints just to make a comparison.
thanks for the input.