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Thread: Liquid White and Liquid Black

  1. #11
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    As you know, it was the Ross style that I first applied to ArtRage, it worked very well for "mousing" paintings. I had never thought about importing a white or black image to get the "liquid". Great idea for those of us who like this technique.
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    Hi Cym,

    Just importing a black image gives a layer of paint about an 1/8th thick.
    It's more like sculpting soot or flour.

    This way, there's a very, very thin layer of paint.
    Now all we need is a virtual finger tip to test it.

    Import one of these, dab in a few vivid colours and then use Enchanter's tip of using the Palette Knife with 0% pressure

    More fun than a pocket full of squirrels!
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    Another colour/color/couleur!

    This combines The 0% Palette Knife, a new wet canvas which I will also post, and a blob of yellow brush paint. Absolutely nothing else.
    If you make the paint too chunky it doesn't work.

    The new Rich Brown Wet is large, about A4 size and probably won't show up immediately.

    If you're a Bob Ross fan this is as close as ArtRage gets to a thin coat of wet paint. Import the .png image file and start painting.

    If anybody wants a particular size black or white then let me know and I will post it. I know that ArtRage should be able to stretch anything it to any shape, but sometimes it struggles.
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  4. #14
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    I have tried the black background.
    It make a real difference.
    How have you pepared this background?
    I have made a black jpg for comparing and there was
    almost no changing.

    Johan

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    Hi Johan,

    The giver of wisdom at Ambient, the mighty Andy solved it!

    Get any colour you like as a .jpg. Black, White, Graduated blue.

    Then follow these steps.

    1. Import the .jpg into ArtRage.

    2. Drill a tiny hole through the very thick paint with the Eraser set to about 1%, plus maximum pressure and softness, best done in a corner.

    3. Use the paper settings, right hand side of bottom menu, to reduce the opacity to zero.

    4... Export it as a .png

    When you import it again there will be a very thin film of paint.


    I have tried to get Ambient to make a "finger print tool" to check the thickness, as mentioned in the BR video. :lol: :lol:
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    Yes "Wet on Wet" must have that... i used to get up very early in the morning hours just to record Bob Ross... always admired his oil techniques......

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    Thanks,

    I have tried with a blue gradient.
    It opens a lot of posebilities.


    Johan

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    Hi Johan,

    I've got all the real world Bob Ross kit and did a local BR painting course.
    Wet into Wet, is clearly not just a Bob Ross technique. The big problem with transferring the style to ArtRage is the paint. ArtRage is the most realistic oil paint in the world, but Bob Ross paint is different, more like toothpaste in consistency.

    He did keep saying that you couldn't do his style without his paint.
    This was not just a way to make you buy his paint rather than another brand. Bob Ross paint is different. You can't do his style perfectly without it. But with the ArtRage tools you can get pretty close!
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    I just photographed this BR pic, I did it at a BR class.
    I've now totally repainted everything but the mountains.
    Using Grains and Chalk is better than the corner of a BR brush for doing leaves. The Airbrush sorts out the water and reflections. The Palette knife just doesn't have the control to do mountains, so these are still the chunky ones done with the real equipment.
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    Just a blank to get my edit into view

    Just a blank to get my edit into view
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    that is a cool crispy scene !

    Move over Bob Ross! :wink:
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