Visualizing translucency

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    Arjun Khode
    Participant

    Hi Matt. I binge watched almost the whole of PTO this week. I loved the chapter called “overuse of white paint”. I kind of got what you mean by translucency, meaning thin paint. But then I observed a series of real photographs of people and tried to spot where I see translucency in the darks. But I could not make out, skin in shadow just looks like skin and not thin paint. I am aware of subsurface scattering where ears look red in sunlight. But I am talking about skin in shadows where the darks of the paint need to be transparent. What’s a good way to visualize that?

    Also I am curious about how oil paint works. When you put a thin layer of oil paint on, does it softly diffuse a bit like a soft round airbrush? Unlike watercolor, which almost always leaves a hard edge, no matter how transparent.

    -Arjun

    #22436
    Matthew
    Keymaster

    Hi Arjun,

    Check out tonight’s podcast.

    Matt

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