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:
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.
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!
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: