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Winter Mountain

Officerharbin 21 Dec 2021

Well, I like the mountains and I like my evergreens. Really disappointed with the “snow.” I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I can’t get it to not mix with the under color and still look somewhat white. Overall, I don’t hate it, just wished the snow was snowier.

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It's probably because your under colour is a bit too wet. If you're not sure if its too wet or not when doing your under colour you could go over it with a clean dry brush just once to remove the excess if there is any, before adding the next layer. When you pick up that brown from the base of the bushes, pull your brush only part way down the slope, reduce the pressure and lift the brush away. Resist the temptation to keep going over it as it will just spread the brown everywhere or pick up the base colour even more and your white snow will look very thin. Another trick is when applying your white, wipe off your brush on paper towel between stokes and re-load. But what I would do now is let it dry off a bit which it will have done already, and go in again with your white with gentle pressure. Hope that helps. Your trees are fabulous.

Thanks a lot for the advice. I think I used too much pressure. Thanks for the compliment!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Nice work here! I'd say use a lot less undercolor / shadow color. I usually just clean my brush where I want some shadow color and that is usually enough to do the trick.

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