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dry brushing flat black?
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2003 - 02:35 PM UTC
i painted an engine flat black and i was wondering what would be a good color to use when i go to dry brush it.
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2003 - 02:41 PM UTC
I would think shades of gray.
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2003 - 03:24 PM UTC
Black and white are about the toughest colors to get right with highlights and shadow. Generally, to do a black item, start with a base of dark gray. Use black or very dark navy blue for shadows. Lighten the base and use that for highligths. Using a lighter than black base, especiallly in an engine, will; allow you to add grease/oil stains in true black, as well.
Where you've already painted your engine, try a wash of Prussian blue or a very dank navy blue for the shadows, internal edges of sharp angles, panel lines. Take a very dark gray such as gunship or panzer gray or Floquil's grimy black for the first drybrush. Lighten the gray you chose for subsequent drybrushing.