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I am really have some problems with blending for some reason, not sure what I am doing wrong so not sure how I can correct my mistake.

Basically I am painting down Scab Red, then adding highlights with Blood Red. Whilst the Blood Red is still wet I am using a clean damp brush to rub from the Blood Red paint, down the model, in an attempt to draw out the paint.

My problem is that is doesn't seem that the paint is forming a gradient, simply spreading the paint around the area.

Can anyone help? I really could do with seeing someone doing the process... A video some place would be fantastic.
 

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As Vash says, you probably need to thin the paint more. Thinned paint is absolutely key when blending as you want a little bit of the previous colour to show through at the edges of the blends which is what creates the gradient you are looking for. I had a Golden Daemon winner explain it to me once as putting on a film of paint instead of a layer. And the more layers you do, the more of a gradient you will have.
 

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Yeah, don't go blood straight over scab.
Base it with Scab, then blend some red gore onto that. Then when that's dry, do a mix of red gore and blood red blend and highlight with watered down blood red. Should look pretty awesome.

Check out the tutorials in a couple of week for my blending tutorial.
 

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So...

I am meant to apply a single strip of paint and keep moving the same paint outwards so that it becomes thinner across the model? Or am I supposed to keep applying more and more thin layers of paint along the gradient?
 

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What you are trying to do is almost wet blending, this can be very hard to do for a beginner and even harder depending on the paint you use. I find blending with a gradiant better. Using thin layers of paint slowly add a thin layer of the new colour over the old colour, mix a bit of a newer colour and add that again in a thin layer, if you are really careful and with patient you get a really nice blended look.
 
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