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Rob Harvey
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PostSubject: wet blending   Mon May 10, 2010 2:05 pm

hey guys

im pulling my hair out as to how to achieve a decent wet blend..i was wondering if there is anyone out there that considers themselves a ninja at this and could explain how to do it?

As far as i know u have to wet paints on the model and whilst they are wet begin to blend them to create a good blend between the colours so the transition from colour to colour is smooth.

I find though that when im dragging the colours together they just seem to make the entire area that colour and carnt seem to get a smooth transition.

Iv searched the internet and youtube, maybe im just a dummy Smile in which case i need a dummies guide to wet blending Razz
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PostSubject: Re: wet blending   Mon May 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Base all in the darkest colour then build up drybrusing about with the lighter colour at the transitions ensuring u don mark the zones to thickly. After you have transitioned up u can Then ink it with the various colours which will enhance the effects of the blending it is how I achieved my etheral look of that is of help to u
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PostSubject: Re: wet blending   Mon May 10, 2010 4:14 pm

thanks Martin but i think im more confused now Smile id usually start with the mid tone for the base and in theory wet blend the shade and then wet blend the highlights last..i used to dry bursh for highlights but im trying blending but what iv read on the net is confusing, maybe its just practice
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PostSubject: Re: wet blending   Tue May 11, 2010 11:57 am

Ok, wet blending. Now i dont claim to be an expert at this but here it goes.

What you need to do is paint as if you are layering, but make your paint fairly watered down. Then whilst the paint is still wet, with a damp (not wet) brush you want to blur the edge of your layer so that it doesnt leave a hard edge, and gives the desired effect of blending!
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PostSubject: Re: wet blending   Wed May 12, 2010 12:14 pm

legend!! dude, what a tip..seriously..iv been using a wet brush! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: wet blending   Thu May 13, 2010 4:11 pm

No worries dude. You only want to spread out the paint at the edge, using a damp brush you make sure as little is absorbed by the brush. But by using a wet brush you would dilute at the same time as spreading, making the point which you put your brush to, immeidiately thinner than the paint next to it, and your blending is going to be ruined before you even begin.
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