At Paul's request this will be my first attempt at a SBS for how I approach (what some seem to call the "Dark" art) figure painting.
There are many styles and personal interpretations (not all of which I like or understand) when it comes to figure\bust painting. You only have to have visited a show like Euro Militaire or its replacement to appreciate how many different styles and indeed fashions there are. My attempts are all based around personal preference and whether it looks right to my eye.
So this is the subject primed with "Chaos Black" and I promise I will try and take you through the journey step by step.
Looks like it's been carved from a lump of coal.
So the journey begins and I hope it helps others to see that really there are no secrets dark or otherwise and hope it might encourage others to give it a go.
More soon I hope, but don't expect quick progress this could take some time.
Hold on the purchase of flesh sets. Really not doing it for me at present and certainly not pleasing to my eye, all far to dark and unreal. So out with the "Fairy Powerspray" and as the title says, back to black. Need to reapraise where this goes and also the paints to be used.. Have 6 Vallejo skin tones to play with along with two GW flesh tones and a GW flesh undercoat.
No problem Tim . I had a look for those paints online today, and couldn't find any in Germany. The only site that still has them is the Andrea site. The price being €43 paint + postage from Spain, WTF .
Tim I take it you are using a hairy stick for this ? I remember Ghosty telling me to use the AB and paint blowing downwards . I found this just ferkin impossible to do, even with a 0.2mm nozzle and all sorts of different pressures.
This looks to me, as if you have base coated the face with skin tone and then you picked out the cheeks, tops of the eyebrows, top sides of the forehead and top of the nose with a fine brush .
This is certainly a good schooling session indeed fella
You got it, hairy stick all the way. Ghosty and a few others lay primer on with an "AB" and then use white sprayed from above and black from below to define the highs and lows before starting proceedings with the hairy stick. I am using one of the pictures I took of the head in primer to see the highs and lows and painting them in from that.
I will now have a little break from this and let it cure before the next phases. Also gives me time to get on with some proper paying work
Lovely work so far, Flesh tones are a nightmare to get right.
Not sure if this will be of help to anyone,its a page I use with painting, it is predominantly ethnic skintones but I find the Mediterranean tone works well as it gives that weathered tone that sets in after a period out in the elements.