Soft Body; Solid Work

I wanted to talk about my favorite painting products. I'm going to use my most popular painting to date to show you why they are my favorite. When it comes to acrylic pop art paintings there are three products that I heavily really on.

The first one is Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic paints. It's so smooth; it just glides on the canvas. And it has such great pigmentation. I have tried many, many other types of acrylic paints and this is, by far, my favorite for covering large spaces, medium spaces, and even for smaller detail work. Really they're great for everything.

The second product that I use for so many pieces is Posca Acrylic Paint Markers. They're like butter. Not really, that would be weird, but they do also just slide across the canvas. I use these when I'm doing pattern work or want to layer over soft body paints and let the soft body still show through a little.

My work would be nothing without its bold, heavy lines. For those, I use Black 2.0 from Culture Hustle. (I haven't tried Black 3.0, yet.) Black 2.0 really makes the colors pop out from the lines. It gives me that clean comic book style that makes my little heart go pitter-patter.

Preparation Is Key Poster Print

"Preparation is Key" is a great example for how I use both soft body paints and the posca paint markers. (With the exception that, with this painting, I used different paints for their skin tones. Otherwise the skin color would have fewer brush strokes.) The teal and peach suits the ladies are wearing, and their hair colors, were painted using Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paints. The hot pink solid stripes of the seat and the floor were painted with Liquitex Gouache Acrylic Paints. And the patterned background was created using an assortment of Posca Acrylic Paint Markers. Then I pulled it all together with the blackest, boldest lines possible using the Black 2.0 from Culture Hustle.

I am not getting paid to write about these products. (I wish!) They are just my favorite products for creating my pop art paintings.

Let me know if you have any questions about my work, my process, or my supplies, in the comments!

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