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Winter Sun

ckelly8316 16 Nov 2022

I'm really struggling using the pallete knives to gently spread paint, as well as getting the textures of trees without making things blobby. I think I'm also getting too much magic white on the canvas to begin with. Which I've tried my best to not put more on than to make sure there's white on there, but idk what's going on. Any tips welcome.



For magic white, I do two things:
1.) The finger print test. Just gently touch the canvas in several spots with your fingers. If you can see the ridges of your finger print on your hand still, you have enough. If you can't, and have too much liquid white on, just wipe some off with a paper towel, and use long strokes to apply remaining magic white evenly.

2.) Look at your canvas from the side. You'll be able to easily tell where you magic white is and isn't.

I find overall it's better to err on having too little than too much magic white. Hope this helps :)

Thank you! I will try that next time

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

I think when you highlight your bushes you might be pressing too hard. All it takes is very light pressure. Same applies to the knife. Very light pressure. It'll take a little practice but you'll get it

Are you using only Bob Ross paints? I found that when I tried other brands, they didn’t work as well - especially when creating the snowy scenes.

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