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Topic: Acrylic or oils?  (Read 1951 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012 11:49:31 PM »

The main differences have been explained really well, but there's a couple things I'd like to add!

Someone mentioned the colours in acrylics being brighter.  You can definitely get fantastically bright colours in acrylics (which is awesome) but it's really easy to mix duller colours if you need them - just add a bit of the complementary colour to take the intensity down. 

One of the things I really like about acrylics is the number of additives and mediums there are.  These can completely change the texture, fluidity, etc of your paint, and you can get some really interesting results.  Check this out: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/medsadds/index.php  (I don't know if similar things exist for oils, or how well these would work for oils, but I suspect it wouldn't work out all that well.)
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