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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Project Glukkon: The Joy of Blackwashing

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Pablo Picasso
No, I'm not talking about destroying reputations or painting a fence. Blackwashing is a technique for bringing out the contrasts of a piece. What you do is cover the (in this case) paper mache piece with watered-down black paint and then wipe it off. The difference can be dramatic!

Here are before and after pictures:

Before
After
 
I followed this up with some dry-brushing to lighten the skin tone.
Now go blackwash something.