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I have added the lines and scars from my own hands in ink and was wondering if anyone knows of a good way to soften the lines as I would like to blend them a little more. I am toying with the idea of using a very diluted ink wash to go around the lines with but the ink seems to soak in quite quickly and it seems like there is no going back once too much is applied. Does anyone know a good method to blend lines. Maybe a diluted wash of green over top or a few sepia washes? 

Any help is much appreciated. I also want to say a big "Thank You" to stopmoNick for his superb tutorials. These hands were literally made by (and while) watching Nick's videos on youtube and are my first ever latex creation.

Cheers,

Tim

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Thank you. It looks like the ink will be durable enough for animation(no rubbing this stuff off because it appears to actually sink into the latex and stain it) but it does look like if there is a huge difference between the base colour and the highlighting colour, then as the latex breaks down and cracks the cracks would be extra visible. I only have mixed with water so far to dilute and it has been working great.

Ok, this is a really good new, I'll try ink. Acrylic and indian ink, you said.  Thank you very much.   

Ps: They will not break. 

Thank you, Tedco! Good to know.

you can try mixing the inks with the other paint but I love the look of these as is like other have said! nice graphic look to them. Also you can mix a small amount of color in you latex base to seal what you have and soften the painted line maybe

Thanks Greyguy, with so many positive comments about the way they look already I am seriously considering matching this style on the head that goes with these hands. My only concern about adding more latex to these hands is that the latex on the fingers will get too thick to hold poses. I will definitely try inking the lines and then adding one more topcoat so the lines will be just visible on the next pair though, thank you.

thin down the latex if you think it will add to much.

Always do a test before when in doubt. Don't mess up these already cool looking hands

:)

 

Ha ha thanks :) I have been thinning down the latex to dip but was wondering if there was a threshold (mix ratio) that you can not dilute past? I did do one test thinning to see if I could make a mix super runny almost like a wash, requiring tons of dips, but still building up bit by bit. My test mix was so thin it initially covered in a thin film perfectly but did not bond with the layer underneath as it dried leaving it almost as though it was a paint job that slowly rubs off. 

Cheers

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