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Fish Painting

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Gusm, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Gusm

    Gusm New Member

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    Hi everyone. I am painting a sauger replica I have painted all the base colors according to the paint schedule. And put lacquer over them. I have painted on the blotches, and I’m wondering what is the best way to bring out the scale detail in the blotches? Any help would be great! Thanks! Gus
     
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  3. Gusm

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  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Use chalk for the blotches. I would get after them with steel wool to soften your blotches up. Look at good reference, those blotches are present but the other colors show through them and over them, if you understand what I mean?
     
  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    The use of metallic powders , wet and dry will enhance the scale detail
     
  6. I do the blotches using a series of dots. I try to hit just the outer edges of each scale until the markings are the proper size and shape. Start very light and go from there.
     
  7. Gusm

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    Thanks for all the good advise! I was afraid when I clear the fish the blotches would be too strong!