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Great for Beginners
This is labeled "Beginner" and it's great if you are one. I've bought others and should have started with this one. The first thing you need to do is scan the horses. For some reason they didn't give a copy of it. You will need to use it over and over and over again. Print a copy out. Or just take a photo of it if you can't scan it.
It's also great for a beginner because there are large areas to color in as opposed to hundreds of tiny areas which is harder for a beginner, and more time consuming.
Also maybe 75% of it uses a single paint. The rest you have to mix 2 colors together. Another GREAT thing is that there are only a few times where they have the number of the paint and point to the area to be colored in. When you have 100 of those you end up painting OVER the numbers so you have to refer to the print out. I've had one of those. That was frustrating. THAT'S ANOTHER REASON why you need to scan or take a photo of the painting first so you can refer to it.
They say to start with the areas where you use a single paint, no mixing. I did that. Also, you will need to do 2 coats on almost everything. If you can see through an area you can add a little more paint.
Mixing 4/5 (which are an orangy brown and a darker brown) is hard because I took me a little while to get a color that didn't look like either of the originals. It's also hard because when I had to do a 2nd coat I couldn't tell where the lines were. After it dried it was easier to see. The paint is shiny before it dries so the next day I could see it better. It only takes minutes to dry so if you MAKE ENOUGH of the mixture try to get ALL of 4/5 done AND do the 2nd coat. When you are done with 1 section the previous areas will already be dried.
You may need to buy, and there not expensive, a small brush. I bought a tiny one where they have ALL brushes on display. With a coupon it was less then $2.00. You need to get in those tiny spaces.
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