Portrait Greywash

Reaper G

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Hi all has any body tried portraits if so what was the graywash ratio I have done my own greywash for normal work but it will be way to dark for portrait work i no most of it is personal preference but it would be nice to have a starting point thanks:thumbsup:
 



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Hi paul,
to get a good shade range,use 5 large ink caps,1 drop of black in the first...2 drops in the second...3 in the 3rd & so on,then top up with distilled water/which-hazel or whatever you use,stir them up & away you go...remember that when you shade a tat on real skin,it will heal quite a bit lighter than when it went in.hope this helps.
 

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It does mate thanks I gues it's a case of figuring out what works for me cheers
 

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I use five 100 ml bottles and have 12 6 3 and 1.5% lining ink and top up with distilled witch Hazel the fifth bottle with maybe a few drops in almost nothing at all lime half a ml
 

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there are all kinds of methods to grey wash but marks was the best skinpix i hope your name is mark lol:icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: Ed :icon_cool:
 

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there are all kinds of methods to grey wash but marks was the best skinpix i hope your name is mark lol:icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: Ed :icon_cool:
Yep,it sure is Ed.....thankyou...:icon_cheesygrin:
 

Albionwolf

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Some people even use glycerin in there wash iv never tried it different strokes for different folks but find a plain wash works fine so why change it
 

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Mine is similar to those posted above: 1,3,5, and straight lining ink. I cut with distilled water...seems to work fine for me. I think its all in preference and obviously the type of ink, all brands will dilute differently. good luck!
 

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Some people even use glycerin in there wash iv never tried it different strokes for different folks but find a plain wash works fine so why change it
glysirin is used for when people dont like "thin" watery ink, it bulks it up ;)
 

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I use 50%, 25%,12.5%, 6%, 3% and 1.5% made up with Kuro Sumi Black Outlining Ink and diluted with plain old witch hazel....first take your empty bottles...add your chosen/preferred black ink to one and fill half way...add witch hazel to fill to the top...then take this 50% mixture and add half of it to your next bottle and once again fill up with witch hazel..this is now 25% concentration and can be used for most grey wash darks along with your 50%....for the other concentrations simple continue the mixing/topping up process using your last made up solution till you hit 1.5% which is plenty light enough for most portrait work...if you use 200ml bottles you can make enough grey-wash for absolutely loads of portraits and other grey wash work....all made from 100ml of ink!...:icon_wink: