Invented in 1955, this low viscosity paint was the world’s first water-based artist’s acrylic.
With excellent coverage, a satin finish and high levels of artist-quality pigment for archival brilliance. This is Soft Body Acrylic from Liquitex.
The first of its kind, Soft Body changed the game for artists everywhere. It’s incredibly versatile. Use it to paint, pour, glaze or print on almost any surface. For fine detail or largescale wall art and everything in between.
And it’s now in an ergonomic bottle, designed with artists to be easier to use and more functional. Not a drop of paint will go to waste.
The full range of 100 colours is available in 59ml bottles, with Titanium White available in larger bottles.
Read more about Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Colour on our blog.
So what’s the difference between Heavy and Soft Body?
If you thought Soft Body was just a watered down Heavy Body, you’d be wrong. This flowing, low viscosity formula was actually created first. The two paints have compatible binders and pack the same high pigment load. But if you thin Heavy Body with water or medium, you reduce concentration and get noticeably weaker colors. Paint feel, performance and stability is also impacted, so choose the right consistency of paint for the job.
I was pleased they’d changed packaging because the tubes get all leaky round the top and I liked the liquitex muted colour range packaging. But this new packaging doesn’t solve the leaky top problem. Only if you always keep them upright do their tops remain clean but I carry my paints between studios which means they are often carried upside down or horizontally so the nozzle leaks (but not beyond the edges of the top) so when you open it, it’s covered in paint. I suppose there’s not much as much wastage though as before. The nozzle does mean you can control how much you squeeze out, which is an improvement. So ok but not perfect. (Paint still brilliant) Cat (Reading, United Kingdom) on 19 Feb 2019
I love the paint, it’s easy to use, colours are vibrant, and dries nicely. But the bottles are a pain.... finding it really difficult to control how much paint comes out, much prefer the older squeezy tubes for both heavy body and soft body paint. Alison Adcock (Felixstowe, United Kingdom) on 27 Jun 2020