One of the most common and flexible mediums of painting, acrylic paints have the unique property to radiant rich deep textures while at the same time be used as washes. Acrylics is the medium preferred not only by novices, but also by world renowned artists, with some of the masterpieces being crafted via this medium. Due to its fast drying qualities and permanence, this medium gives you the perfect opportunity to express yourself, while learning the complex techniques of art.
Used to express mans emotions since the stone ages, this is one of the most versatile mediums of fine arts. Throughout western art history, this medium has been used by world renowned artists. Charcoal can be used not only as a stand alone medium in itself in sketching but also used to give texture to artworks made on other medium. This medium is perfect for all those who wish to hone their sketching and drawing skills. It provides a good platform for further developing your painting techniques.
As a child we have all experienced the joy of painting with watercolors. It is one of the most simple mediums of art to learn, but one of the most difficult to master. One of the traditional mediums, these colours have a rich and long history, and have been the dominant medium in Asian countries. Considered one of the epitomes of paint-art, this medium can be used not only by beginners to develop their skills but also by experienced artist looking to create their next masterpiece.
A medium complimentary to Charcoal, this is one of the deceiving mediums - as it seems very simple, but can prove quite difficult to master. Used not only to doodle during boring lectures, this medium was also used by legendary artists such as Vincent van Gogh to create his masterpieces, thus making this one of the most dynamic mediums. Pencil sketching is idle for beginners as well as experienced artists, as it develops the drawing and sketching skills, essential for adding the final touches which makes a piece of art stand out from the crowd.
An upcoming medium in the western art world, ink has traditionally been used as the predominant medium of art in China and Japan. This medium can be used to create a stand alone work of art while at the same time can add vibrancy to a painting made primarily in another media. One of the more complicated mediums to work with, ink art is idle to master complex techniques in a simple and timely manner. It is recommended for more experienced artists.
From our childhood days, we have been using pastel crayons to scribble in sketch books and colour our walls. Popularised by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci himself, pastel colours have been used to craft masterpieces. It is one of the most simple and common mediums of art, yet remains one of the most difficult to master. Pastel colours are recommended to beginners and as well as professionals, as they have a wide colour range and are essential to develop the artistic acumen.