Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm not a Hippy

Joshua the James(middle name "the") called me a hippy cause I didn't have a blog. Hater. I plan to post any art related topics, sketches, new work etc. here. I'll try not to make it too boring.

Spanks,
Eric

4 comments:

the Incredible Andy said...

Eric, you're my hero for caving into Josh's awesome righteous pestering.

You wuss.

RZ said...

welcome to the blogosphere. I keep one here, too. I was wondering-- the way you thin down your acrylics, are you able to paint with watercolor brushes, and if so, how long does a good brush last you before getting clogged up with mediums?

Do tell, and hope all is well in OH.

cheers,
--rz

EricFortune.com said...

RZ,
Yep, watercolor brushes on wc paper all the way. I usually opt for the best $5 brushes I can find because I know eventually, even with cleaning they're gonna have too much build up. And remember the right size brush for the right job. I used to do large washes with a small round...not cool. My painting technique is virtually the same as watercolor. Toning the paper speeds things up a bit. I do paint small highlights opaquely. But for the most part the paper is showing through for lighted areas. Thanks for the questions ^_^
E-Crest OUT

RZ said...

Thanks for the tip, yo. I remember Dan Giancola told me once to use a watercolor brush for fine details in oils, and so I sacrificed my one killer Kolinsky sable superfly to oils, and now it's irrevocably effed. I look forward to trying out your kung-fu technique here in my dojo.

Cheers,
--rz