Empire Inks 4-Stage Whitewash
WHITEWASH: THE FUTURE.
Empire's new whitewash system allows artists to achieve a smoother gray value with less effort. Many artists add a few drops of white into their graywash. This helps them get a more deliberate value without needing to build it up through layers. You can expect consistent ink that heals similar to a semi-opaque gray but goes into the skin like a graywash.
"A milky, semi-opaque graywash that came about when I used to add a couple drops of white to my caps of graywash. I’ve always liked the look of a cool toned, semi-opaque gray in the skin. I like to use the whitewash for value and graywash for transparent shadows. The whitewash is intended for artists who use a slower hand movement approach. In my technique, I generally stretch the skin evenly and glide my needle backwards only, making sure my depth is consistent and my hand always glides as if it was on ice. With this method, I get a smooth milky gray with almost no signs of redness". -Colt Brown, owner, Empire Inks