caelista (caelista) wrote in artsomofo,
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Following along at home.

I realize that I don't know anything. I used to have studio space with friends, but that was twenty years ago. There might be new products available now. People in this community are working in such a variety of ways that I'm stunned and inspired.

I've gone from thinking I'd watch the community, to thinking I could do one piece per day, to thinking "Screw it, I'm going to spend October on art."

One of the things I don't know is how to upload photos on LJ, but yesterday I did a sketch with oil pastels and the previous day I did a little picture in colored pencils. Those exercises left me feeling like I want more COLOR.

I want to invest in some materials but I'm not sure what I should be going for. I want something, probably paints, with a rich texture and vibrant colors. I can't use oils because of the drying time. Are there different types of acrylics I should look for? Are there other media that are good for making a mess with vivid colors?

Help me, please! I'm tired of this comfort zone. It's so stuffy in here.
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