Beginners WIP

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  1. hobit

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    right everyone

    about these glazes, what do you mean by the term glaze not after an exact definition just what to use and how to tackle it.
    is it just a very thin coat of paint?
    is it a specific type of paint?
    is it anything with glaze medium added?
    or and this is what I most suspect, is it magic?

    :D

    As always all advice warmly accepted please bear in mind I know nothing

    cheers meirion
  2. n1ghtl1fe

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    I use Citadel inks and washes to glaze areas but you can use thinned down paint just as effectively. I take the easier option as I still have much to learn.
    Glazing is using the ink/wash/paint to change the colour or shade of an already painted area. I use it on every model I paint and would be lost without my set of inks/washes.
    The best way I've found to glaze is by using several very thin layers and building up the effect, this usually gives better results and doesn't lead to "pooling" as much.

    I did this recently and might be of some use explaining,
    LINKY

    Hopefully this has been useful and gives you a rough idea about glazing and maybe given you some ideas about trying it out and using it in future models. Also I'm sure the other people who've already commented so far will add to this and help explain it further, my painting knowledge is fairly limited really.

    I think glazing's great, try it out, experiment with different shades and colours and I'm sure you'll get the hang of it in no time.
  3. Iacton

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    Essentially glazes are thinned out paints, be it with water or some other media. But, the important difference between a glaze and a wash it that a wash is generally applied much more generously. Glazing (at least to me) is about controlling the amount of paint on the brush. You can glaze to bring a blend together, add contrast or even completely alter the final look of an area on the model by placing a completely different colour over a pre-contrasted piece of painting (usually placing colour over a monochrome blend is most effective for this).
    When controlled correctly it can be one of the most effective techniques in your repertoire. :)
  4. hobit

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    Right got it straight in my head, thanks guys.

    n1ghtl1fe : was thinking along those lines

    Iacton : thanks you've helped me straghten it out in my head, I guess its just down to me practicing and learning how thin the paint needs to be and how little needs to be on brush.

    one thing I have found is if I thin paint too much it tries to leave tide mark as if all the pigment moves in a line but I use gw paint.Perhaps this is where the glaze medium comes in.

    cheers meirion
  5. Iacton

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    That's more where blotting your brush comes in. If you rest the brush on a bit of kitchen towel before touching the model, the excess water will be mostly absorbed, but keep the necessary amount of pigment mostly on the brush. If the paper is very slightly damp to begin with, I find that this avoid the paper sucking all of the water AND paint off of the brush. ;)
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  6. MBD

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  7. hobit

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    Thanks MBD

    that site is really helpful will be using that for future reference
  8. MBD

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    Glad to help...
  9. hobit

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    Well 2013 was a total loss with the painting, though I did continue to add to the grey pile. Had a triple bright lamp for Xmas as recommended by numerous members of this forum, and am very pleased. Already painted more in 2014 than 2013. Hopefully I can make this WIP more active, will post something when it's at a stage worth showing. Be warned my standard hasn't improved, perhaps I can change this in 2014.

    Oops wrong thread but u get the idea
  10. mcsnead17

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    believe me you did better than I would have .

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