Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium. It can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. When the acrylic paint is mixed with water, acrylic gels, pastes, or other mediums, the finished product can resemble a watercolor or oil painting. But an acrylic painting has its own unique characteristics not attainable with any other medium. The possibilities are endless.
Drawing is a two-dimensional form of art. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. Although drawing is not considered a medium in itself, the tools that create drawings are. It is a very important skill that serves as the basis for all artwork. Anyone can learn to draw; it is a matter of dedication and practice.
Watercolor paint is made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. Most commonly, watercolor paper is used since it is made to stand up to a water medium. Watercolors are especially fun because of the luminous effect. Many interesting painting techniques can be used to achieve a unique and interesting composition.
An oil pastel painting appears very much like an oil painting. In the form of sticks, oil pastels are made of pigment, mixed with non-drying oil and wax binder. Mineral spirits or turpentine can be used to blend the colors, or blending can be accomplished by simply using fingers and other techniques.