So for my build (up on UG in about a month) I'm going to be doing a...

Black to brown to light brown fade.

Does anyone know how to do a fade? To give you an idea, my guitar is going to look like a Carvin neck-thru bass, combined with the faded (tobacco burst) look of a Gibson... Or at least that's the idea I have in my head.

Does anyone know a site that would have decent pictures/walk-through of a "fade" being done by hand? Or do any of you know, off hand, how to do this?

Thanks a lot.