a reply to: mblahnikluver
That's a good thing to have all of that creativity in your family. I guess it's in your blood.
My aunts, mother, father, and brother and sister were all good at painting or drawing, it was just something that we did back then.
I wish that I could help you on that stuff, but I haven't painted since I went digital, that was back in 1996 or so. I would suggest to buy quality,
name brand paints, and brushes too, of course. I can't tell you the name of those though, Liquitex is the brand of acrylics that I always used, I
haven't kept up on any of that though.
I learned all that I know (well, mostly) by the seat of my pants, there was no internet back then. Now, I see artists learning stuff and growing right
before your eyes, online. It's a cool thing to see someone that doesn't know much, then become great.
I would first suggest looking at some YouTube videos and learning who you 'feel' is good for you, someone that you can watch and learn from, that's
what I do on most anything that I want to learn. If they are a good teacher and it keeps your interest, then you will learn better, I feel, some
people I can just watch because they teach you AND it's entertaining.
After you get a feel for that person, or persons and you trust their judgement, 'usually' they will have a video somewhere closer to the beginning of
their YouTube first videos, 'usually'. They will show you what they use and you can kind of go from there.
Like you said, watching too many things can get so confusing and that alone can make you want to give up.
Places online, forums, etc., that have a lot of artists is a really good place to learn too, just by osmosis.
Deviant Art and Wet Canvas were places that I used to go, there is a really diverse group there on both of those places.
I wish that I could tell you more, but I am out the game, so to speak, I was just kind of 'O.K.' anyway, there are much better artists out there that
would know a lot more.
Good luck to you, there is a video and teacher out there 'just for you', I am sure, I mean that too, "just for you", that can get you started and help
I sure hope this helps, and I wish I could be of more help.