Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:26 PM
Prep is simple: a light brush with the major textures and details of the mini with a brass brush. It scores the metal but imperceptably, you just stroke the mini lightly with the brush. This cleans the mini and leaves a patina that primer and paint can bond with.
Next step is a light coat of primer - so light it leaves a grey tinge from the metal. Big thick gobs of primer obliterate surface detail, so a slightly-wetter-than-dry-brush single layer is all I've found I need.
My painting method is basically this: layer of darkest color, ink of that base color, 1st highlight of 2nd color in triad, 2nd highlight in 3rd color, touch-up. Black ink wash everything but exposed flesh, retouch where necessary, let dry for 24 hours, seal.
I'm going to try the "The Craft" articles on eyes on a Terezinya; maybe even post the results if they're not too awful. Anyway, comments/suggestions welcome. Oh! Sorry for the dark color; didn't have my photo-stage set up when decided to snap these with my phone (it's an iPhone so...no flash! :D ahem...)
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:36 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:22 AM
The photos are really dark so it's hard to tell detail. What I can see looks good though. Do you have a way to get more light on the figure?
I do; that was with the ol' camera-phone. Normally I set up a three-light shooting stage with a white background, but this was just a quick shot (came out better than I thought it would TBH)
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