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I really want to know the proper way to ink wash. Every time I try it, my models always come out looking horrible.I would really appreciate someone giving me some help with this problem. Just tell me the way to do it, and I shall listen!
well, what problem were you having?
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Inking is one of the harder skills to acquire(for me anyway)do not fret, there is help out there.
Try wiping some off, or mabey watering it down, or try both.
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the trick is to make the ink flow into the recessed areas of the model, try a mix of about 5:1 water ink, it should be very thin, and the colour shouldn't be too strong.
Only put a small amount on your brush and let your brush "wash" over the area you want to shade.
If the area looks like it has too much wash, dont be afraid to dab at it with a tissue, remember your only trying to add ink to the deep areas, and 1 or 2 thin washes are much better than a single thick coat
hope that helps
hey, which ink are you supposed to do chaos with? the one that looks like rust??
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I'd advise not using water at all but rather to thin the ink using Acrylic Flow Enhancer. Use about 5:1 or 6:1 thinner:ink and you should be fine. Try not to paint the entire model but rather the parts you want shaded. The ink needs a hand getting it into the crevices so try not to just leave it on big wide flat spaces. Water has high surface tension so it causes blotches of colour, flow enhancer reduces this greatly.
Hope this helps!
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yeah i agree. water has a high surface tension so it stick to itself, more then the model. an alternative to flow enhancer is this stuff called future floor wash. u can find it in any supermarket. it comes in a clear bottle, with an atom on the front. it works real well at thinning inks, and making them stick to the cracks more.
when u are doing the wash, if u think u put to much just clean off yur brush or get a different one and soak up some of the ecsess ink. simple as that!
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