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    I was wondering if any one new how to do color blending in gimp. I know you are suppose to use the smudge tool but when ever I use it my shading divides the picture into sections. The colors don't blend well. I was wondering what tool options would I use to achieve good blending. an example of my art work is bellow titled myart. The other example is what I am trying to achieve. You can see on my example that the forehead is broken into sections because the colors haven't blended. The other example shows good blending (for example the cheeks and the nose). I would appreciate any help.

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    Learn to do this with pencil and paper first, still life using one light is really good practice. Watch these and make notes for it before you do exercise and
    Good for basic drawing

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    I dont know about gimp but in photoshop what I do is, get a big air brush, set it to about 2% scatter and about 10% strength on the smudge tool and lightly tap the areas you want to blend. The brush your using now is better for refining edges after blocking in the basic forms.
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