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The paint needs to be thin and uniform for air brushing. That looks like clumps of paint. A few conditions can cause that: The paint is too thick. The paint isn't uniformly thinned, so some of what the air brush sprays is "chunks" and sputters rather than mist. Too much solvent is evaporating on the way to the surface (choice of solvent, amount ...


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The fan-shaped brush is perfect for blending oil paints. I use it to either blur fresh paint (be it an area or a detail) into the background, or to create a smooth gradient between paints. When painting with very fatty paints, or simply a lot of paint, this brush will lose its efficiency, as it is too thin and fine to manipulate, accumulate, or contain much ...


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Poster colors are water-soluble and can be reactivated. They are also relatively opaque, compared to other watercolours. But even though this type of paint might seem suitable for glazing and layering, you have to be careful when doing so, since the new colour can easily mix with the underlying one. Like gouache and watercolours, working with poster colours ...


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It depends on the context. In your example, Raphael's fresco The School of Athens, the gesture is made by Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher. He is pointing upwards because his philosophical inquiries (as outlined in his Theory of Forms) have led him to conclude that the true nature of things is of a higher order than reality as we perceive it. His pupil ...


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That may be the plastic itself rather than paint. Molding the parts using colored plastic and a mold with a mirror finish produces a surface like that. Getting that kind of finish with paint basically requires "polishing" the paint. It is sanded with extremely fine sandpaper (grit in the thousands), then polishing compound, and buffed. It's ...


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The fan brush is also very useful to paint lots of fine texture. Bob Ross often used a fan brush to paint bushes or foliage on trees and waterfalls. You can use the same technique to paint either a rough texture of numerous tiny dots (like distant grass, leaves, rock, sea foam) or a smooth texture of fine, parallel lines (like hair, fur, water, grass and ...


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