Another salt question

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    MMcBuck
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      @mmcbuck

      I’m about to do a close up painting of a dog with a pink nose. The nose is very prominent in the painting, and I’m wondering if you all think I should use a little salt to get the texture, or just leave it alone. The texture in the reference looks like tiny cells, and I’m not going that far.

      Thanks!

      #135612
      Sandra Strait
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        @sandra-strait

        Salt is definitely an option, especially if you are going with a very loose style.  You could also cover everything but the nose, and try some light splattering (possible even just with water).  You could also just add some dots to imply the small cells where they are most prominent.  Usually, if you add just a few, the viewer will fill in the rest.

        #135679
        MMcBuck
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          @mmcbuck

          Thanks Sandra. I should try the dots, but so far I’ve left it alone. Thanks again!!

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