Thanks, Toni! I like them. So far the only complaint I have is that the paper I was working on was absorbing them way too fast (it was a hot press illustration board). I'm going to experiment with different surfaces, this sexy thing being the first: [link] We'll see what happens!
Elfin-GrrlFeatured By OwnerAug 8, 2010Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo gesso board, very nice! I can't seem to get them here in the uk, it has to be home made jobs! Let me know how you get on. I use hot press illustration board and when using oil on them I prime both sides a few times to get a lovely less-absorbent surface. You might be able to use some gloss acrylic medium to prime your illustration board with, giving a lovely slidey surface for your acrylics. I'm sure the gesso board will work wonderfully. Look forward to seeing the results
Wonderful work ~ adore oils for their many splendid qualities but hate them also for some of the same reasons I luv em, I found the transition easier by using some of the mediums that give you more open time for blending your acrylics like ~ Liquitex slow-dri blending gel