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Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by HiraMahi, Mar 5, 2017.


  1. HiraMahi

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    Hi, at the moment i used cratex (with too much difficulty for the peatl version) ferrario and hansa pro color.

    In the paper or lures, the colors seem dull and without the tone.

    I see in the forum, with very bright colors works, that depends by the colors or thr dilution?

    With series of color i can buy to have showy color?

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    Double check what you are looking at... I suspect what you are seeing is the colours once they have had the clear applied. The clear really brings out the colours.
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    Double check? Sorry but i dont understand, my english is really bad.


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    Ah, have a second look, see if the pictures you are looking at have had a clear coat applied.
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    Check for example the joker in the gallery, this work have fantastic color.

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    The most recent Joker was done with Createx candy 2.o they are a vibrant paint, . Candys are very much like lolly /sweets/ candy colours
    But I've seen some stunning work with non candy paint. It will take practise to get the 'wow' look .

    Even if you buy candy colours (and the special reducer) without proper practice and adding textures and details its still going to look flat. Practise with the colours you have for now.
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    Thank you JackEb for answer, i dont wasted more money for the moment, and make loto of pratice with my actual color.

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    Practise doing texture too. I see a lot of painters use the mesh bag that onions or oranges come in..... they lay it over the base painted lure then spray over it, and when removed it looks like scales. It just gives it a little more detail.
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    Thank you, i need make more pratice and work a lot about detail.

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    its not just about detail in particular, there needs to be some texture in it to make it look less flat..... That's what we mean when we say 'detail'..... not just flat colour. We aren't suggesting that you paint in every single scale.
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    Although we will be forever impressed should you paint every scale... :)
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    Maibe i dont understand, i ask sorry again for my bad english. :(

    We talk about "texture" build with stencil, right?

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    You're doing fine with the English, we can normally understand what you are asking.

    Yes, use stencils, your hand, mesh bags, anything available to give the illusion of texture.
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    So there are a whole lot of different ways to make texture and often depends on what you are painting. For example, I often use scalpels to remove paint but you wouldn't do that on a car.

    Check out some of these videos.
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    Thank you for the advice, i used it and mare more pratice!!! :)

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    Great video, thank you for sharing with me.

    I need make more pratice about this exercise.

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    Also to make colours pop use the complimentary colour to help trick the brain! (Opposites on the colour wheel)
    With water based candies use lots of thin layers, don't spray too heavy or it will look like a puddle of paint :)
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    Thank you for the answer and for the advice.

    About classic colors, now i am in the doubt about normal color if is bettere use opaque colors plus transparent base, o buy directly the transparent color.

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    You can make both pop with experience, the Candies are dyes and have that distinct pop, just keep practicing :) you will get there
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    Thank you for the info!
    I think for the moment i try get more pratice with my actual color, before buy the Candies or other hight cost colors.

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