Water-Based Pigments, Continued
Dry brush blending is another method of blending adjacent values, but this
method uses a relatively dry brush.
To employ the dry brush blending technique, follow this table:
Set the flat tones of the subject.
Lay both values side-by-side, overlapping slightly.
Mix a third value halfway between the two values you are
With your brush, pick up a small portion of the third value.
On a scrap sheet of paper, pallet the brush back and forth to remove
a majority of the pigment. The brush bristles should be nearly dry
with only pigment remaining.
Work the dry bristles over the area where the adjacent values
Slightly moisten the brush with water and vertically stroke over the
previous strokes to soften the edges.
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