Introductory: Painting Glow Effects

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  1. Ghostspin

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    Thanks! As for the glow effects, here is how I learned (see the Ironhide photo for reference):
    1. Put the base color on a palette or use a scrap piece of styrene. You don't need too much, because you'll be adding white to it;
    2. Paint your base layer, in this case necron abyss by Citadel Paints;
    3. Add a small amount of white to the base color and paint over the base, and leave yourself a border of the darker base color;
    4. Repeat step 3 about two more times or until the desired effect is achieved.


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    If you need to do a lot of areas, you might want to do a shade strip on paper, styrene or a palette, so that you can come back to the different areas:
    base color > base color + white > base color + white > base color + white

    When you add white to the base color, some people progressively add more white, like say a drop on the second layer, two drops on the third layer, and so on.

    Hope this helps! You want to try and make the transition between colors as natural as possible. Good luck!


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    (Ghostspin provides Gears as an example, which is where this tutorial originally came about. You can see the rest of this project below. Also, this is the link to the original discussion thread: Gears by Ghostspin ~Superquad7)
     

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