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as some of you so grafically pointed out when i posted my last set of pics, i have no clue how to blend, especially on high lights...... so any tips?
i have tried drybrush and wet brush techniques and i dont have the patience to dry brush and cant get i suttle effect with the wet brush.
thanks for any help guys and girls..... i mean women ..... i mean ladys ....... i mean.....what the heck is the politically correct way to say it now days?
Well, I am no expert, but my idea of blending is starting with your base colour, adding a touch of something lighter and painting broadly (with thin paint!) over the highlight areas. Then add a touch more, and do slightly less, and so on, until your final highlight is very thin and only on the highest areas/edges, and is quite bright.
Or so I reckon...
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I tend to approach the problem the same way rat does, although I don't thin my paint down terribly much... just enough to get it to flow without getting runny. I've found that 9 times out of 10 you really don't lose much by doing things this way. I do judge a model based on how it looks when held at arm's length, however.
Maybe visualizing the area you are highlighting much like a contour map will help you out a bit more. I don't think you can make it any plainer that what Rat of Vengence has already said. Adding successively lighter shades and then leaving a bit of the color below showing around it is a good way to start. Just as in a contour map you will have less and less area to paint the higher up you get on your highlights with just a subtle small area for the brightest highlights.
The key to great highlights is to keep your paints thin and use more layers to build up the color. The thin quality of the paint will allow the colors to show through below a bit more and help give a smoother blend.
Hope this helps some.
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Drybrushing is about as quick and messy as you can possibly blend. If thats out of your scope then there probably isn't anything else you're going to like better. Being patient is part of the hobby...its kinda a zen thing.Originally Posted by Raptors
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Use semi-transparent layers of paint (you can make these through some heavy thinning).