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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2021 10:49 p.m. PST

In addition to painting miniatures, do you also paint watercolors?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 1:43 a.m. PST

No. Photoshop and Poser are my other artistic attempts.


Martin Rapier26 Aug 2021 1:49 a.m. PST

I used to when I was younger. Ink and watercolour as well as pastels.

advocate26 Aug 2021 2:08 a.m. PST


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 2:52 a.m. PST

Same as Martin. Pen & ink drawing, watercolours & soft pastels. Been many, many years since I did any of that but still have the kit. OK at drawing & loved pastel landscapes but never really got the hang of watercolours.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 3:35 a.m. PST

No. Pencils, colored pencils and trying for oil and chalk pastels. (Courses keep getting cancelled.)

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

Yes. My preferred medium.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 6:12 a.m. PST

I recently experimented with them, to color a fantasy poster map. Never got the hang of them -- too opaque for my needs, even after watering them down a bit; scary thing is that these are children's water color paints, not professional/artist grade (don't want to spend the money to learn they won't work either…). Tried Daler Rowney acrylic inks, but even the transparent inks are too opaque for my needs. I used colored pencils on the original map, 30 years ago. I will go back to pencils when I get back to working on it again. Cheers!

LAP195426 Aug 2021 6:13 a.m. PST

Yes, but I still prefer using acrylics. Was going to weekly Art club at local senior center until covid. Was mostly a BS section but we did manage to get some art done.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 8:04 a.m. PST

Yes, and I also really like them for detail work on miniatures. They are heavily pigmented and can be thinned down quite a bit, useful for thin lines for tartans, etc.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:30 a.m. PST


dampfpanzerwagon Fezian26 Aug 2021 9:58 a.m. PST

Yes although not as often as I would like.


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

I love water colors. Most of my best paintings are in water colors.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 12:27 p.m. PST

No, I preferred oils back when I used to paint. In 3 years at art school water colors were glossed over, oils were the go to medium for painting.

Choctaw26 Aug 2021 12:40 p.m. PST

I have no artistic ability whatsoever.

huron72526 Aug 2021 12:44 p.m. PST

I tried watercolors but extremely hard to keep the paint from running. Got frustrated, went to colored pencils.

Glengarry526 Aug 2021 4:45 p.m. PST

I create comics using markers, paintings (acrylic) and assemblage sculptures out of junk.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 7:12 p.m. PST

No. The only canvases that I paint are table covers for games.

I wouldn't use water colors on them, because they will always be water soluble.

miniMo26 Aug 2021 9:11 p.m. PST

It's been quite awhile, but could always happen again if the mood strikes.

It was the medium taught in Stage & Lighting Design class. Every design project had to include a perspective drawing of the set done in watercolours.

Green Tiger27 Aug 2021 1:15 a.m. PST

Yes I do!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 5:09 a.m. PST

Yes, i a couple of media.

I wouldn't use water colors on them, because they will always be water soluble.

Krylon makes a nice "workable fixative" sealant that will fix watercolors (chalk, pencils, etc.) on canvass and still allow you to paint over top (not that you're looking for that last bit).

Blasted Brains27 Aug 2021 6:45 a.m. PST

Acrylics for backdrop painting – courtesy of the Bob Ross school via TV. Water colors were a grade school experience. My one art class in junior high school – with the hot teacher – did not include water colors.

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