Acrylic is a fast drying water based paint used by most artists. Acrylic paint is also known as acrylic resin
, acrylate resin, polymethyl methacrylate, Acrilan, synthetic resin
The acrylic painting was invented by Otto Rohm
and introduced around 1934 by Leonard Bocour
and Sam Golden
. Later it was used by most famous artists like Andy Warhol
, David Hockney
, Robert Motherwell
.On the other hand,
Watercolor is also a fast drying water soluble color, but its drying time is comparatively lower than the acrylic painting. Watercolors painted with water-soluble color inks instead of modern watercolors are called aquarellum atramento.
Watercolor paintings are very ancient, probably originating from Europe's Paleolithic Age
. Its history as an artistic medium, on the other hand, stretches back to the Renaissance, almost at 15th century. Albrecht Dürer
, a Northern German Renaissance
painter known for his stunning watercolors of flowers, animals, and landscapes, is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of watercolor painting. Hans Bol
founded an influential watercolor painting school in Germany
during the Dürer Renaissance.