They hit the glass too hard
Right, in his last post, Stephen challenged you to do it with one hand tied behind your back.
Undercoating, I mean.
And several people wrote how maybe they were heavy-handed, because no matter how they tried, their glass always spun away across the light-box.
So I reckon the best thing now is to show you what we mean.
Sounds good to you?
Good, so let’s get going.
Undercoats are great because …
OK, if you missed Stephen’s earlier post, please see it here – it explains the big benefits of undercoating your glass before you trace and shade it.
That’s why a light touch is best
And Stephen’s point was, it’s virtually hands-free – you generally don’t need to hold the glass you’re painting.
This is important because a light touch will give you a gentle, even undercoat.
OK so maybe that’s easier said than done.
Which is why I dug through our video archives and spliced these clips together for you here. Please note: I’m not showing you how to mix your paint or load your brush or anything like that right now. All I want to do is show you how to move your brush across the surface of the glass, and also how to blend your paint.
So turn on your volume and have a look at this, why don’t you …
Thing is, undercoats are so useful, they’re absolutely worth practicing until you get them right.
And now you know: the best test of doing them right is … you barely need to hold the glass.
Happy glass painting!
P.S. Learn more about undercoats, get the full guide: find the full guide here.