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Subject: [[HD VIDEO]] How to Wet Blend "thunder hammers"
Top tutorial. I've always read about wet blending but have never seen it demonstrated so clearly and now I'm eager to try it. I'm aware of people using two brushes at the same time(one for each colour) too. Does the paint need to be watered down beyond the usual near-milk consistency? Love that you have it played back at a faster speed as well - there is nothing more annoying than glacial pace painting videos!
As a side note, for some reason I've always read your posts as if you were British, so a little odd hearing the American accent in the video
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Hey lego lol. Yes I'm american. I also hate long paint videos. I realize most people have about 3-4 minute attention span so I try to keep the videos at about that.
I use only 1 brush here dipping in water between changes.
MIX used was 2:1:1 water/matte medium/paint It's actually thicker than when you layer blend.
The 2 videos I have up are just the first in a series of High Quality beginner and advance tutorials I plan to do. So I hope it gets good results and people can learn and feel confident enough to try the techniques I show.
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Wow amazing. I think you have given me an option to replace base+wash+drybrush. I bet my results will be nothing near yours but this has to be the best tutorial I have ever seen. Oh and fix your youtube link on your site!
GREAT! That's what I want. All my fellow painters to see techniques and how they are done. I hate watching videos with bad angles and poor lighting so I made it a point to get you up close and see what I see.
I use whatever is clean. In the tutorial I use an Army Painter Basing Brush.
I have: Vallejo GW Army Painter Reaper Master Kolinsky
All the tips eventually bend and they all get dirty so it's all the same to me. I do however think that Army Painter is the best quality for the price. I paid $9 each for the kolinsky and tip shape and sharpness is the same as AP.
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Basically I'm going to do videos of techniques that I couldn't find when I was getting back into the hobby. Like the wet blending, layer blending, airbrushing them all being done on 40k models.
Wet Blending on cloaks or anything else, you highlight in the normal areas, but now you can get a nice gradient with little effort. Of coarse the longer you spend pushing the colors back and forth until you love the placement will turn out better models.
Don't know where to highlight? Use the 2 color primer technique in my other tutorial and go from there.
For cloaks your strokes would go with the flow of the wrinkle you are blending. I mean going horizontal on vertical folds is just silly unless you're dry brushing. However for a holster that might be tilted your strokes might be diagonal to the body. Just use your best highlighting judgment and like I said, if you don't know how just use the primer technique to cheat it
Thanks for the tip on the wet blending with cloaks - gotta give that a go instead of that stripy technique i use, and another thing - whats the ratio for the colours (for example codex grey and fortress grey).
oh and an airbrush video would be epic aswell
This video rocks! I've tried the wet blending technique and always ended up with a monochrome result. This really goes a long way towards encouraging me to try it again. Thanks!
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Also note I used only 2 colors in the video but if you make/use more like a triad the blend is much smoother. And to make life easier base coat the model in the medium color and darken/lighten your blend from there.
You just made my femissar into the best model I have ever painted... Can you put up a video tutorial of painting faces though? Everything is rockin' but her face, it looks horrid. I tried the blue shadow thing but my hands are no where near steady enough for that.
I can't win but I'm glad you had good results I'll have a faces video up in the near future. But I have a picture tutorial for high contrast faces here in the tutorials section. But for people with steady hand issues maybe I do one using dry brushing and washes.
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I love your painting tutorials man, very informative. Just some quick question. You say you use matte medium and I have done a quick bit of hunting and found a UK store that sells Liquitex products, but, there seems to be a lot of different varieties. What is the best one to use and precisely how do you use it and what does it do for your painting? Sorry for all the questions.
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LIQUITEX! Excellent. All my paint additives are Liquitex. I think I have everything they make on my desk. But I'll give you a run down of what I have and uses.
Matte Medium - Use in all my paint mixes 1:1:1 water/medium/paint. Helps flow and keeps the pigment from separating longer than just using water.
Flow Aid - Use when I layer blend. Drying retarder and helps to get great coverage with heavy dilution.
Slow Dry - Use when wet blending. 1:1:1:1 water/medium/color/slow dry is how I mix it. Drying retarder of coarse.
Glazing Medium - Makes awesome glaze mixes. Dries fast for fast layering. Formulated to cover well and level to the surface. Glaze vs Wash = Glaze made to evenly cover and Wash made to pool in recesses.
Hope that helps build your shopping list
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