If you have not read the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox you owe it to yourself to do so. They are wickedly funny fantasy adventure stories set in ancient China with ridiculous numbers of references to classical Chinese literature...
For a moment I was wondering why I’ve never read the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories despite their influence and many friends who like them, and then the Retro-Hugo ballot reminded me that Leiber wrote Conjure Wife.
And since I should probably answer the question of the thread, my favorite Tarot is (are) the original Visconzi-Sforza decks from the fifteenth century.
They're magnificent little works of art showing the beginnings of the game and its solid grounding in Italian Renaissance Christian culture...
Rider was the company that published that Tarot deck. Arthur Edward Waite wrote up what should be on the cards.
Later (much later), people thought it might be worth giving a little credit to Pamela Colman Smith, the actual artist who designed and drew them.
There isn’t much difference between a medium and a thinner. Both are used to change the handling properties of paint.
Airbrush thinner is sold by some companies under the name airbrush medium. In both cases it’s a special, thin medium which can be mixed with regular acrylic paints to make them...
I'm sure you have. I have a degree in the arts and experience with safety hazards. Licking brushes is a dangerous thing to do.
Not only are many pigments toxic, natural hair brushes themselves are often treated with poisons or pesticides.
This sounds like a job for Stephen Potter’s Gamesmanship books.
I mean yeah, they’re technically old fashioned British humor (from an old school Punch author, no less), but they are also a brilliant dissection of subtle and not so subtle ways to make psychological warfare on people. This is the...
Wow, I didn’t even think of that. Don’t ever add mediums or additives to your actual paints in their containers. Keep them pristine and do all your mixing on your palettes.
I don’t even put my paintbrushes in my paint containers. I get paint out with a clean palette knife.