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Using a Fibre Pen for scratching Hair/fur

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by beanpoleuk, Apr 18, 2016.


  1. markjthomson

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    Close... If you buy the 2mm refills then they fit in a 2mm mechanical pencil...
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    Awesome so ill just buy a bunch of the refills... I have a few mechanical pencils lol
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    That is good to know....
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    Question about this technique, are you applying the brush technique right after you apply the paint when it is still wet? Or are you applying after it has dried?
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    That depends on your paint. E'tac never fully hardens so you can come back days later and still work it. Createx products cures and then you can't erase it.
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    Okay because I am currently using wicked but received some com-art samples as well as golden. Do you know if these are fast drying or stay relatively soft?
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    Also depends what surface your painting on. Wicked is erasable - check out Cory stClair videos.
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    Okay, thanks!
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    How long after he lays down the paint does he erase? Any paint can be erased before it cures, even 2K. And also how aggressive and with what you erase.
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    He erase's as he goes I presume and uses mostly the electric eraser from what I have seen. Illustration erases easily for a few days in my experience
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    Wicked does not easily erase lol. It scrapes off with great difficulty. I have some com art what do u guys think of that? Worth a try?


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    Com art erases fine. And scratches well. It works incredibly well on slightly porous surfaces.

    Golden is great paint too. A bit thicker than com art. Coverage about the same as createx illustration, just a little tougher.

    I obviously have used too many paints!
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    What surface are you using?
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    Useful commentary though. I found schminke really hard to erase/scratch on yupo or art card as well.
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    Interesting to hear people's experience with different paints and media, my own experience is that whatever paint or substrate I try i always come back to etac efx on G4 paper, gesso mdf or claybord.

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    Not tried the efx, probably will sometime.

    I prefer gessoboard over anything. Including claayboard. Yupo is not for me.
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    Nice tips, i only have the 4mm pen so will have to invest in a 2mm version

    Lee

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