DATE: 10th April 2013 05:44 AM GMT
MEDIUM: Digital photo, FujiFilm FinePix AX350
DESCRIPTION: This was the actual palette/brush which I used to go create those last 2 drawings/paintings with.
The paints were brought from the local ‘pound’ shop; rather than using an actual wooden/or, plastic paint palette board; I improvised and used a torn off strip of cardboard, instead.
One odd note, however; I had kept these paints stored for years; and, when I went to try them out; much to my greatest surprise…I found at least half of the paint tubes had completely dried up, ‘solid like a thick hard rock’; therefore, refused to come out of the tube?! I just simply decided to use the other half of paint tubes which still remained runny.
The brushes came in a set of I forget exactly how many, possibly, 12…; but, I generally tend to use only just ‘one’ of these, at a time; and, then, throw it away, immediately, afterwards; because, afterwards, it’s usually broken; with the hairs having fallen out…because, sometimes, I tend to press down on the canvas far too hard! Even though I read you’re meant to use very ‘light and gentle’ brush strokes in order to make your brushes last far longer; however, me, I’m only interested in making a very firm and clear ‘hard’ outline marks.
The truth is, if you want real good stuff…then you’re going to have to buy artist’s ‘quality’/and, not just ‘cheap’. However, as somebody ‘new’ to painting…it’s ok; as it’s really just a ‘test’ to find out what exactly is going to happen, next…?! When/and, ‘if’ I get better…; then, I’ll think about buying truly top ‘quality’ stuff; but, for now, when one is still just merely playing around and experimenting…then, I find that , quite honestly,‘cheap’ works best!