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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Rick Martin, Nov 30, 2017.


  1. SiRoxx

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    I get to this point with every single piece that I try! Literally all of them. I had this moment yesterday afternoon, I put in some shading and decided I’d ruined it; but I’ve learned to keep going and I was glad that I did.
    Keep this one going Buddy, it’s good to have a relaxed approach to it, but don’t give up on it just yet. It’s looks great to me.


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    you are doing great keep playing with it
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    Yep completely normal!! That drive to want better will get you better! Just keep applying yourself, I find it better to build the structures and scales first, easier to manipulate too if you need to, which I do :)
    Just keep swimming!
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    Ok, question then for anybody. When you say add more layers...? I’m confused, same color but darker? Funny I called it my practice dragon but th more I mess with it th better it looks. Lol
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    Yea Joe, it will make it darker but you have the control on how much darker since you are making weak passes of it. It took me a long time to understand that. I always wanted to just make one pass and make it dark to start with. I still make my passes darker than I should but keep messing with it. It's only a painting. I try now to make my weak passes on a piece of paper and see how many/much it takes to get what I want and then do the same on the painting.
    What I refer to as weak passes is when I add the base to the color, it weakens it's strength and makes it lighter but not thinner.
    Hope this makes sense.

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    Sure does and thank you

    I’ve struggled with making things too dark so my biggest accomplishment here is NOT doing that. Everyday is a learning day I swear
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    thanks Richard you explained real good and for those who use water to thin the paint lower your psi and your layers will get weaker and that will also give you more control
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    Makes perfect sense, thank you

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