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Old 04-02-11, 04:58 PM
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Fire away with questions, Bumpkin,
We're usually pretty amiable around here. We'll do our best to confuse you completely.
I agree and disagree with DLH. A finished surface over a messy underpainting can be very effective in ET—especially in backgrounds. However, if you are painting a portrait, for instance, it is important that your underpainting have as much detail and "finish" as the final layer will have. You would do a very detailed monochromatic rendering of the eyes, mouth, etc., then carefully glaze in colors on top. In the less-important areas you can loosen up.
ET is all about the interaction of thin layers of paint (with THIN being the key word). If you do it right, you can create effects with ET that you can't with any other medium.
Experiment. Ask questions. We're here to help.
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