hello to you all and hope you're well!
I've drawn on and off most of my life (I'm 28) and my love for art has come back this past year. I've gone through some turbulent times with Crohn's disease and mental health, so unfortunately, I lost my passion for most things.
However, I can't stop drawing and I've bought some acrylics. What I'm wondering is, when my drawing improves and done some practice with acrylics I want to get the Geneva paints and start the DMP method. Is this method only suitable if you can get a dark room with expensive lighting? Also, can it eventually be used for creating paintings from imagination, master copies, more impressionistic style and plein air, or is it mainly for realism still life and portraits? Which I also want to do by the way, I just want to try get some more information before spending quite a bit of money on equipment.
I've been researching painting methods and it confuses me and overwhelms me like dog in a ball pool. William Bouguereau is blowing my mind at the moment looking at his paintings online. Does anyone know if this is a similar method or capable of getting similar fleshntones? I know it's not feasible to say I can take a course and paint like WB ha, I'm just curious. Also, immensely fond of Sargent and Sorolla recently.
anyway, any help is appreciated. Apologies for the long introduction ha. I will upload my first two ever paintings with acrylics if anyone would like to see them, not great but I'm proud about making a start.