Not everyone is aware how many amazing options there are for Paint by Numbers kits available. Whether you are looking for something very simple and straightforward, a bit of a challenge or a chance to fulfill your wildest artistic fantasies, there is a PBN option for you!
Here is a list of my Top 4:
Standard Acrylic Paint By Numbers Kits: There is a huge selection of acrylic kits available in lots of styles: realistic landscapes; simple colorful fantasy paintings; dogs, cats, horses and other animal portraits; copycat masterpiece kits (e.g. Van Gough); and many more. Acrylic paints are the most popular and are especially good for beginners and intermediates because they look good, dry fast and it’s pretty easy to mix the colors and experiment with different effects, if you want. Also if you make a bit of a mess, acrylics are washable!
Watercolor Paint By Numbers Kits: These are good if you are ready for a change from the standard acrylics because you get a whole different effect, and you can take your painting skills in a new direction. If you never thought you were talented enough to make a pretty watercolor painting, then this is your chance.
Oil Paint By Numbers Kits: These are for more advanced PBNers. For anyone who knows anything about art, oil paints are regarded with awe as the ultimate paint medium – since they open up a whole new world of possibilities for texture, light and depth. Modern oil paints are not as messy and hard-to-handle as the old kind, and do not take so painfully long to dry. Oil Paint By Numbers are definitely a challenge, but if you’ve always wanted to create a masterpiece in oils, then go for it!
Color Pencil Paint by Numbers: If you enjoyed drawing as a kid or if you still enjoy drawing with your kids, you might want to try something really special with a Color Pencil PBN kit. These are obviously more portable and less messy than paint kits – no need to set yourself up undisturbed with water and a palette. They are ideal for long plane journeys, lazy holidays or if you are laid up in bed.