Friday, October 09, 2015
WIP: NOCF Vignette - The Final Details
Nice marble right? Here's how I do it:
I basecoat with steel legion, then I add a few drops of retarder to the other colors and add them one at a time in a wet on wet style.
You want the subsequent paints to be sightly translucent and unload your brush a little first.
Then apply the paint in steaks going in the same direction and twirl your brush as you drag it across the surface. The lighter the colors the thinner the veins and make sure they overlap and cross a bit too.
Once you have the general veins the way you like them you move onto the the washes, but you have to let the paint with all that medium dry first (a hair dryer will help if you are impatient).
Okay now comes the magic, take your wash and apply it in very heavy pooling streaks across your veins, again crossing and overlapping.
When you are done placing the last one rinse your brush off and unload it so it is a little damp and begin to brush up some of those pools and clean them up with the damp brush. You will find that the outer edge of the pools has already dried leaving a very natural looking vein pattern while the middle is much softer blended.
Let each color of wash dry before moving on the next one (again, hair dryer if you are impatient).
Last take a liner brush and thin down some white and drag little veins next to some of the more prominent edges of other colors
BIG NEWS! Our Local figure club (Southwestern Ontario Figure Club) will be having our first ever figure show and competition here in Toronto Nov 21st! Please come out and support us if you are in the area!!!!!
Next post: Display pics!!! Thanks for stopping in and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)