In this conventional oil painting, with a glazed finish. Broad strokes are used for the background, while the detail is added with a finer brush. Deformation creates a solid impression. Canvas is a suitable choice.
In this conventional watercolor, an overall wash renders the sketch underneath visible, while a thicker application of paint is used for the details. Deformation creates freshness, enlivening human subjects and tracing scenery with a light touch. For the background material, paper textures are best.