Darkstar Posted November 23, 2006 Author Share Posted November 23, 2006 Cool Vhaidra, glad you like her! I'm glad when people leave me constructive criticism though as it always makes me double check things before I send them on their way. I like to make sure that the final piece is as smooth as possible and I swear that my eyes "gloss over" sometimes and I miss little details that to others are evident. Just usually takes a few moments to go in and correct small oversights, so it's no big deal at all. I'm used to it! I write down all of my recipes for paint on any given piece (well, I type them in on my laptop at least) so it's easy to go back later and correct anything with the same mix of paints. I'm at a stage where I can just pour my 3 or 4 colors out directly on my wet palette and do all my blending right there and just "feather on" paint where it's needed. Like, to adjust the edge of the cloak there where I don't think it's smooth enough, I'll just pour out the drops of paint I used to make my gold, then add a bit of additive to thin the paint on my palette, and start blending. Then I'll pick up colors from the palette with my brush and apply them directly to the spot that needs patching up and try to make it appear smoother. It's really as simple as that. Then re-seal her and she's good as golden. I was gifted a Japanese flower ceramic paint palette awhile back and the small thing has proved invaluable for doing things like this as you can just do your blending right on the palette and cleanup is a breeze with just hot water. Ok, off to Thanksgiving, take care all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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