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Graduation by wildwoodstudio
Well I did it, I graduated. Ten years later, but I have my degree. Now I need it to work for me. So I'm opening commisions for unique portraits here and over on my Etsy shop.…
Kitten Portrait by wildwoodstudio
Kitten Portrait
If your looking for something different for a pet portrait. I'm taking commissions either on this site or over on my Etsy shop.…?

I received a question about my techniques and mediums I use, so I thought I’d write a little spill about what I use to create my pieces.

I used acrylics on the hair, horns and jewelry, and oils on the skin, background, and dress. I started with acrylics and moved into the oils. I was experimenting with what I could do with both mediums. Found that I couldn’t use acrylics over the oils but I could use the oils over the acrylics quite easily.

I was using the new water soluble oils, but I didn’t actually use any water to dilute the paint. Found that the paint wouldn’t work the way that I wanted it, so I use special linseed oil to get the oils to flow better. The only thing that was good about the water soluble paints was that I could clean everything up with just water.

I’ve now moved over to original oils, because I found that I didn’t need to use all the solvents get the same effect as water soluble oils. I just used linseed oil to make washes and get the paint to flow, and for clean up I use “The Masters’ Brush Cleaner”, cleans the oil right out of my brushes. No harmful chemicals like turpentine or odorless mineral solvents. I’ve also found that if your absolutely desperate and need to clean your brushes and degreaser soap will work in a pinch, but I wouldn’t suggest it for long time use. 


Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Operating System: photoshop CS5, pen, pencial, paper, maya 8.5, and XSI

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paintintheneck Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
ImperatrixTempore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks for the llama! Sorry for the late reply <3

KerriAnnCrau Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
soradejong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Thanks for the llama
Dario999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the llama! ;-)
Michael-Day Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama. It was delicious! Have one yourself...
Fajralam Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soooooooooooo much for the :+fav: :happybounce:
TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, comment and llama.  You have a lot of nice paintings in your gallery!:) (Smile) 
ChrisStoner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Llama back to you :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) 
nesdam Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments, sweet of you! :hug:
...and for the favourite as well! :love:
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