Using oil paints requires using a paint thinning medium to blend out the colors. Use oil paints with tips from an artist in this free video on painting.
Hey, welcome everybody, my name is LarsEr Erik Robinson with Lars Arts. I'm a freelance illustrator and today we're going to talk about how to use oil paints. What we have here is we have the regular oils that the oil - here's the brown I use. Use Liquin, a little touch of it, every time you paint, to be able to help dry it, it helps a drying medium. You apply about one fourth of that into with your paints. It also helps you do a glazing on it. To be able to have the paint opaque, use a little less of the Liquin and just more just pure paint. For example if I wanted to have, I have my thinning medium, I got a little mineral spirits in there. Now if I wanted to be able to get this hair, don't be shy just to take a rag, and if you want to just blend that in there you can just take the rag and use that to apply the oil. Oil is a wonderful for glazing medium, so if you apply more thinner, more Liquin, and a little less paint, you can really use it for just to go over things and as you can tell I have acrylic underneath here and it's not going away. The acrylic underpinning that I did is still staying in the same spot. Now you might wonder, how do they do those real thick opaque paints? They take just pure paint and go on top of it here once that part's dry, and then just cake it on there real strong. You can also use other mediums to have that go stronger. Well that's one of the ways you use oil paints and you just stroke it like impressionism does, or you can blend it real good. Well thank you guys for joining me, that gives you a little bit more ideas on how to use oil paints.
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