suitable paints for Xuan paper? Any other possibilities for art?

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      罗雁 LuoYan罗雁 LuoYan
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      I read in your other threads in this forum. You mentioned that some Chinese artists use acrylic paints to paint on Xuan paper. I have only been using special Chinese paints and natural pigments to paint on Xuan paper. How do acrylic paints perform with these Chinese traditional materials? I am very curious to know because I want to see if there is any more possibilities for me to create arts. Thanks!

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      ScholarAskiaLuna
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      I would not use acrylic paint with brushes that are made of natural hair,

      because the acrylic paint makes the hair brittle by removing the remaining grease of the hair.

      For that I like my brush too much.

      Watercolor and gouache paint is not a problem, but they do not mix well with the ink. The color and the ink separate slightly on the paper.

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