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  • #1574148

    brushstroke
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    edge highlight thumb

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoRbYuAfbEk

    I’ve made a new video of a few things which helped me improve my edge highlighting.
    Check it out and let me know what you think

    #1574150

    ozzie
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    Great tips👍

    #1574164

    brushstroke
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    @ozzie Thanks, I hope people find it useful

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  brushstroke.
    #1574170

    sundancer
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    You’re way to talented for your own good 😉  But one thing that bothers me a bit on your video: with the wide shots, when your paintrack is in the background at the start there is an obvious shake to the camera. Your mount seems to be either fixed to the table you’re working on and bumping the table makes the cam go wobbly or your floor is really in a swingy mood 😉 It’s not deal breaking but it makes looking at the video feel a bit “nauseating”. I guess because it’s only really noticeable if you look for it. Otherwise it is like “there is something wrong but I can’t put my finger on it” if you know what I mean?

    Also: your paintracks are those the acrylic nail polish things from amazon?

    #1574171

    brushstroke
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    @sundancer thanks man.
    yes the camera is mounted to the desk, so there is a good chance the vibration is from that. I suspect the effect is made all the worse from me being soooooooooooooooooooo zoomed in. Sorry, I’ll see what I can do to improve it. I don’t want people feeling sea sick whilst watching my videos.

    In terms of the paint racks, yes they’re the tier nail polish display racks. I got mine from a store on eBay, but they dont seem to be available all the time unfortunately.

    #1574238

    blinky465
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    Great video! Nicely done. I only recently discovered the idea of leaning one hand on the other – but what a game changer!

    #1574240

    brushstroke
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    @blinky465 thanks man. yeah, forming that triangle makes everything so much more stable and controlled.
    I don’t think it gets mentioned enough

    #1574250

    sundancer
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    Have you seen the video from Black Magic Craft? He found that he’s painting best when leaning back an bringing in his arms really close. It looks a bit stupid but if it works it works.

     

     

     

    #1574262

    brushstroke
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    @sundancer I’ve not seen that, no…. but it sounds like the exact same principle. Preventing your elbows from moving (by planting them on the desk or locking them to your side) will reduce unwanted movement at the other end of your forearms, namely your hands.
    Always having your hands in contact with each other will stabilise things even further. It’s all physics at the end of the day.

    #1574290

    berger15
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    Thanks for the tips. I’ve always struggled with fine lines, no matter how good the brush was.

    I’ve certainly found a good miniature holder (I use the Rathcore one) and wearing my glasses are a good first step. Holding a mini in my hand to paint is fine if I’m just slapping on blocks of colour, but for any details I need a better grip – and the Rathcore mini holder suits me quite well.

     

    #1574573

    brushstroke
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    @berger15 good call!  a mini holder you’re comfortable with is also a very useful aid to improving painting skills

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