Turhan Posted July 12, 2005 Share Posted July 12, 2005 Good morning, Last fall I bought a bunch of the Reaper paints. Now I'm finding that I can't get a smooth texture/finish when I'm painting skin (mostly). I use Floquil spray primer and start with a good, thin, smooth undercoat (even though later paints don't stick to the primer perfectly). I thin with water on a plastic palette. I often blend more than one shade of paint to get a desired skin tone. The finish is usually sort of thick and lumpy. With gritty bits in the mix. Generally I try to layer on three varied skin tones after using a bit of shade ink around the edges and in the eye sockets or mouth. From a foot away it looks adequate, but when enlarged on my computer screen, or under my magnifying glass, it looks positively horrendous. Any Ideas from out there? Have I thinned the paint too much or not enough? Is the paint old? Should I do something to mix the paint better before use (I just shake it by hand now)? I work under fairly bright incandescent lights so things are warm. Humidity is generally low to moderate. I just bought some new paint (master series not available in the LGS yet, so I got the regular Reaper), so I'll see if I get better results there. thanks, - Steve from Alaska Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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