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    damn im such an art noob, lol ... how do I use oil paints?
    Simply poke open the little silver mini toothpaste tubes and use straight .. or mix with water?



    Thanks

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    If you use water...well...it's best if you don't. Unless you want a mess.

    If you need to thin it out, it's best to use something like linseed oil. I used to use turpentine, but you're young, so don't.

    There *are* water "mixable" oils. I've never used them.

    You can also use it right out of the tube.

    What brand are your oils?

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    lol, picture a teenage boy doing some last minute work to make his book look like it has been used at all for the last 5 years and you'll have an idea and the kinda situation Im in, lol. Took a quick pic of the paints and have attached it here. They claim to be professional, and dont appear cheap looking .. unlike the brush, lol. But ill try to do some quick sea pics with oil paints ... seems so rough though .. and each brush stroke last about a second before I need more. ...

    Thanks for replying Nakor ... really am grateful.

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    Attached it where?

    A warning about oils: they take a very long time to dry, unless you're speeding up the process with a hairdryer.

    You must be using the paint pretty thick. Oils are to be layered, and, of course, varying the thickness of the layers gives specific texturing.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    ........... sorry .. forget to attach pic. Is with this post.
    Oil paints are similar to other paint .. just dab and stroke right?

    Wait .. how come we cant upload pics anymore? ...


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    Well, they kind of look familiar, but then again most oil tubes do. It should have a name on the label. Not that the brand really matters...that was more for my curiousity.

    At its basis, yes, oils are like other paints. But the techniques used for oils are very different than, say, watercolours. I happen to like oils better than the other types of paint, but you won't not be able to paint if you treat them like acrylics or something. First time using oils, I take it?

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Im sure ive used 'em before ... just not in this lifetime.
    ah ... the brand is PMS ... dont have a clue who they are .. but then I never knew who edward hopper is till 3 days ago, lol.

    Do you know of any artists similar to edward hopper who have created pictures similar to this:



    Need pics from artists who have done this kind of style, having the depressed, hard life type atmosphere .....

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    Not really...as I said, the more modern stuff isn't my thing. Nighthawks is the only painting I can name of his.

    I've always thought van Gogh's Potato Eaters was depressing.

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    But...I'll take a look...


    -Wetumpka, John Kelly Fitzpatrick


    -Frozen Assets, Diego Rivera


    -Gray and Gold, John Cox

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    You really are great Nakor .. thank you very much for doing this for me. Can now say ive looked and liked other artists painting ... and can be influenced by there styles. Got my 10hour exam starting tomorrow, and finishing friday so I'll let you know how I get on.

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    No problem.

    Good luck.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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