Over Glazing – Blending Technique For Miniature Painting

Over Glazing – Blending Technique For Miniature Painting


What’s up guys, welcome back! This is part two of my series on blending
techniques. In the last video we looked at basic fat glazing
to get smooth blends. Today we’ll be tackling over glazing. This
is a technique which uses the base colour to directly influence the highlight or even
the overall tone of the colour. To start off, base in an off white colour.
I’m using Ushbati Bone here but any similar colour will do. Just make sure you get a solid even base coat. Now I’ve made a thin glaze of Flash Gitz Yellow,
just adding a couple drops of water to a small amount of paint. And we’re going to lightly glaze over the
whole surface. Alright so next we’re going to pick a spot
which is going to become our highlight. I’ll use this part here near the top of the shoulder
pad. Continue glazing, but draw the paint away
from wherever you chose your highlight to be. As you build up the opacity of the paint the
highlight forms naturally by simply allowing the base colour to shine through underneath
the yellow. Now that the yellow is starting to look quite
solid, we’ll start building up our shadow. I’m using Sunset Purple from Scale Color but
any purple will do just fine. Once again we’ll make this into a thin glaze and apply it towards where the yellow is most opaque You’ll notice that the darker your shadow
becomes, the brighter your highlight will appear. You can see that this technique allows for
a very clean colour transition that would actually be very difficult to achieve any
other way. As I mentioned before you can also use over
glazing to change the overall tone of a colour. to illustrate that I’ve loaded up my palette
here with a dark navy blue, a saturated red, a dark green and some white. You’re going to use the blue as your base
colour, for the highlights we’ll take some white and add it to the blue. You can see I make a transition on the palette,
this makes it easier to go back and forth if I need to fix any mistakes with the blend. Alright so, start to build up your highlight
using the fat glazing technique, discussed in the last video. If you don’t know this technique it’s basically
a glaze but you use less water than you normally would. The way I do this is, to have a little pool
of water on the palette off to the side here. And I’ll just put a little on my brush and
then add it to the paint, what you’re looking for is for the paint to be quite thin but
not so thin that you don’t have any control over it. So continue to build up your highlight all
the way to white. To continue we’ll take some of our red and
we’re going to make a thin glaze by adding a drop of water to it. With a small amount on the brush, we’ll glaze
over the surface in the direction of the highlight. As you apply the glaze notice how it starts
to change the tone of the blue into more of a rich purple colour. The more layers you build up, the more dramatic
the effect is going to be. It’s really up to you when you stop. Just
keep going until you like the look. Alright so now we’re going to glaze again
except this time we’re going to use our green. Glaze this into the shadows. Be careful when
you’re doing this because you’ll notice it gets very dark quite quickly. So it’s quite easy to overdo it. To finish off we’re going to come back in
with our white and reinforce the highlights. If you want, add a few white highlights along
the very edge. This is going to give you a more interesting look. So you can see that this technique, gives
quite an interesting finish. Obviously you’re not limited to using just
these colours, feel free to experiment and see what you can come up with. In the next video we’re going to be looking
at feathering, this is a really useful technique which I use quite a lot in combination with
glazing. Alright guys so, don’t forget to like and
share the video. Subscribe if you havem’t already, and I’ll see you all next time. Thanks again. Bye for now….

50 thoughts on “Over Glazing – Blending Technique For Miniature Painting

  1. Stop. Making. It. Look. So. Easy!!!!!

    Great vid, mate. Loving this glazing series.

    Request (if it doesnt exist), can you do a video on the importance of the amount of paint on the brush while glazing? And how you can control it? It feels like a simple thing but I struggle with it and you seem to not.

  2. Thanks for your great tutorials, you're truly a master painter! And its Ush-Hab-Ti-Bone but Ushbati sounds cool to me too ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜…

  3. Greeeeeat stuffff man!!!!! I see all these when u release them!!! Can you go deep into WET BLENDING please? Like as easy as possible? Including paint consistency for that

  4. Fast and easy(to see and understand, I think that I will need a million hours of practice to arrive to something alike your level), great tutorial.

  5. omg, incredible and perfect descriptions! please keep making vid's like this, its by far the best ive found on youtube so far <3

  6. Good stuff. Now where is that promised colour theory video?! …after feathering of course, that will be interesting to see what you do.

  7. Thanks for the tutorial! I've been experiencing with your blending techniques ( fat and over) and always found it difficult to control the paint UNTIL I started to mix paint with a medium ( both liquid and gel) and it works better for me. Have you some experience with mediums to thin your paints? or do you rely only on water! Thanks for all again.

  8. How do you determine what color you use as a shade? eg, purple for yellow, green for red etc. Is there any color theory behind it? For example can I look at a color wheel to determine what shade is appropriate for each color?

  9. These two videos are incredibly helpful, I can't wait to try it out this weekend! I'm new to mini painting and painting more generally. Do you think you could explain your palette? I've been using a piece of cardboard and find that my acrylics dry out pretty fast. I end up dipping my brush for water like every two strokes, but it seems like however your palette is working is keeping the paint super wet for it to be able to maintain that glazing consistency. Trying to instill good habits now as I start my third mini. Cheers!

  10. hi, these fat glazing videos are amazing, 5 stars…
    if you have a super good way to paint those scrools and parchment, please make an tutorial on that ๐Ÿ™‚
    and again super channel, also the tartan video WOW
    keep it up kujo ๐Ÿ™‚
    greetings from denmark

  11. Propably the best painting tutorials of youtube. Thank you sir! Would you make a video of brushes you use as that's a constant problem for me. They just don't stay in shape as yours. What brushes would you recommend for this kind of work? Thanks!

  12. very informative and educational, its accessible to my heavy beginnerness. however i do have one question, and its why you thin with water rather for example vallejo airbrush thinner. it was my understanding that water dilutes the colour a little where as thinner does not or at least not as much. perhaps thats the point of using water,

  13. have literally learned more on your channel in 5 minutes than in the last 2 weeks of sifting through tutorials.

  14. These are the first videos (of the thousands I've watched) where I've come away thinking "I can actually do this". Thank you, you make it so clear and your photography is more clear than most professional painting videos!

    P.s. Your brush is a star, you can see it's worked hard every day of its life and it still keeps coming back to a sharp point, love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. YEEES! YEEES! FINALLY PAINTING TUTORIALS WITH CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS AND WITHOUT 15 MINUTES OF BULLSH** Sacrifices firstborn to thank God Emperor

  16. This is a really nice and inspiring video! Just found out the channel and suscribed. I have one question; what brush are you using in this video? an in blending techniques part 1? Keep up the good work!

  17. Hey Kujo, did you do the feathering video? I keep referring back to these two as they're the most useful on glazing that I've found. Cheers

  18. Thanks for your videos; they are incredible! Iโ€™ve been using this technique as well as the fat glazing and Iโ€™ve had some success but Iโ€™m having trouble with water marks when I lay the glazes down occasionally. How do you combat this? Iโ€™ve tried to feather them out but due to the nature of glazing, they dry quickly which makes it difficult. Iโ€™m thinking itโ€™s the amount of paint, thickness of the paint or something. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  19. i say it for the detail of that minis, i learn that GW model and CB model it can be painted in the same way or at least that is what i learn about the CB model, bucause the detail level of infinity is insane and i have problems painting it

  20. Is there a reason to use any blending technique other than over glazing, since over glazing has such a smooth transition?

  21. Honestly, you're a great teacher Kujo. I can't believe I've been kind of avoiding your channel this whole time (just because I don't like the vast majority of YouTube painters, nothing personal, obviously). Your work is fantastic and now I follow you on multiple platforms. Keep being amazing!

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