Ink shades

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Ink shades

Post by lee sherman » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:57 pm

Hello

I would like to know if anyone can help with ink shades so a few questions

1 best inks for shading?

2 which ink shades are best for Red, Blue, Grey, Yellows and Greens? I know may seem a sillly question but I've never tryed ink shades before and would you paint a shade lighter as the inks darken the base colours e.g. Red coats for English
Blue for Bavarians
Grey for French

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Re: Ink shades

Post by RogerC » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:15 pm

I always used to use artists inks with a peat brown ink shade in to deaden the colours, recently been using the army painter soft tone for shading faces, hair leather etc and it is very good indeed.
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Re: Ink shades

Post by lee sherman » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:09 am

Great so soft tone for flesh and belting I see Army painter do red blue green and red inks have you tried those?
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Re: Ink shades

Post by RogerC » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:35 am

Hi, not yet, to be honest I moved away from inks a few years ago apart from the brown mentioned, I often use it now to disguise where I have not got hair quite right on a figure when dry brushing or in particular for the cow hide knapsacks some armies carry. Windsor and Newton colours damped down with Peat Brown was always my way with inks. I expect these will give you a similar result.
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Re: Ink shades

Post by arthur1905 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:27 pm

I tend to stick to army painter,
a 50/50 mix of soft and dark tone for skin,
the blue, green and red for those colours,
soft tone works great on yellow

hoe that helps

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Re: Ink shades

Post by lee sherman » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:37 am

Thanks for the help Sir's

Just one more question I forgot to ask what ink to use to shade the whites? E.g. Neck scarves, cuffs or stockings

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Re: Ink shades

Post by arthur1905 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:18 pm

Again I use soft tone, but slightly watered down

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