Try and borrow one first, I gave mine away as I couldn't get on with it. What I did do, was visit my opticians and held a figure where I usually hold it when painting and got a pair of glasses for that focal length
A lot use those cheap readers, I just went for prescription lenses as there was a two for one offer at the time and I didn't need a second pair for normal use.That's the sort of cheap close-up reading-glasses with very plain frames that are available in lots of pharmacies etc? Or better quality ones with an actual prescription? I have been looking at the reading-glasses with an extra-close dioptre for photo re-touching, but was worried about headaches etc.
Yeah, wot 'e said. I agree with my learned colleague. Better to get your eyes checked out before shelling out for something that may well sit in a drawer until he'll freezes over or Bugsy starts telling the truth!Try and borrow one first, I gave mine away as I couldn't get on with it. What I did do, was visit my opticians and held a figure where I usually hold it when painting and got a pair of glasses for that focal length
I normally separate metallic brushes from regular too, and as a brush starts to wear out it gets relegated into groundwork/stippling etc.A couple of thoughts...
Cleaning airbrushes - use Windolene glass cleaner when spraying at the end to flush out acrylic paint (including the blow back bit). Can dilute with water but it's a damn site cheaper than using thinners. Actually there are recipes online for using Windolen and pure alchohol as a replacement for thinners.
Brushes - cleaning them is far more important than you think. Never dip a brush so that the paint touches the metal. If you think you need to, you are using a smaller brush than the job needs. You think the best finest brush will suit every need but that's not true, you need a range of brushes. The very cheapo Ikea type brushes also have uses too. Think stippling, applying mud or even dry brushing. All of these tend to harm your "good" brushes.
Sorry if I'm preaching to the converted but it's late and after going through 6 pages, I am very... very... drunk