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I edited this post include a list of my tutorials:   Sculpey Base Tutorial Marble Base Tutorial Maple Tree Tutorial Ode to Blue Face Painting Tutorial     Original start of WIP:   I've been

Ok, I have to admit, I was eaten by a dragon and couldn't post!    Actually, I blame work, but I have been working on a dragon in my spare time.  I had this weekend off, so I got a decent amount done.

Such an awesome warm fuzzy day! Thanks!!! I know what it's like to miss clay- my poor wheel has been sadly neglected since I picked back up my hobby brushes.   I made it to the hobby store, got

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Ah the joys of highlighting red. I've found that a light yellow works best for me. Mix it in with the base colour. I have a sample bottle of almost a butter yellow that works great for lightening red without going pink.

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Ah the joys of highlighting red. I've found that a light yellow works best for me. Mix it in with the base colour. I have a sample bottle of almost a butter yellow that works great for lightening red without going pink.

You HAD TO SAY BUTTER YELLOW... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... butter yellow..

Didn't Bernstein have a song about that....oh.. that was Maria.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Sounds like a delicious color... and if it works.. share with Corporea, and maybe make some cookies to go with it :upside:

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Thanks!  I'm trying to find a balance between up and down.  I ended up just shading down with my grandmother, and I felt like the red ended up too dark.

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But for a deep dark scary red I like shading down.  I'm going to see if I can glaze back over the lighter colors with the clear red.  My hope is that it will impart some highlight, but still read as red.  Red, black and white are my enemies. :down:   I must make them my friends.  Perhaps cookies will win them over...

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I like the two different reds, but if you are liking brighter reds, Mike McVey uses ink glazes. Took me awhile to find again, but i believe these are the correct links:

 

Edit: that did not work, bu here is a link to the forum thread on Studio McVey that links to it. http://studiomcvey.com/forums/index.php?/topic/765-full-sedition-wars-painting-blog/page__view__findpost__p__21846

 

Edit 2: that did not work so well (the info was in post 88). Finally remmbered my passord on that forum, so fingers crossed these are the orrect links.

 

http://studiomcvey.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/assembling-and-painting-broga-hourigsen.html

http://studiomcvey.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/assembling-and-painting-broga-hourigsen_10.html

http://studiomcvey.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/assembling-and-painting-broga-hourigsen_15.html

http://studiomcvey.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/assembling-and-painting-broga-hourigsen_17.html

http://studiomcvey.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/broga-finished.html

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I've had some really excellent luck on past red projects highlighting up with orange/yellow and then glazing back over it with the clear red, working back and forth between the colors until I get the saturation I like.

 

For me, the key to red, as well as black (with whom I have a tense understanding), and white (my favorite, favorite color to paint, no lie) is in the amount of surface area covered by the color serving as the mid-tone.  Keeping your highlight and shadow areas small and tight may help in this regard, letting your midtone do more of the work. For example, in your (beautiful!) grandmother example, the shadows in the skirt cover a large percentage of the available surface area, bringing the overall red into that more somber hue -- which works to great effect on that model, but I which I can completely understand might not be what you're aiming for the current project.

 

YMMV, and please feel free to take the suggestion with a grain of salt - your grasp of color, not to mention your painting sensibility, seems to be quite a bit more advanced than mine!  

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@Nissiana: white is your favorite color! Oh my you are special. Next you will say you have a special palce in your heart for painting yellow! Lol ;-).

 

Some day i hope to make friends with white, black, and yellow.

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Wouldn't be the first time I've been called special!  ::D:  And, LOL, actually, I do have a special place in my heart for yellow.  I don't often paint yellow, but on the models that I've used it, it's been a lot of fun and done rather well for me.  I'm seeing some white and yellow in my future projects, now!  The color I struggle the most mightily with, is actually blue - my favorite color whenever I'm not painting.  Go figure!

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Wouldn't be the first time I've been called special!  ::D:  And, LOL, actually, I do have a special place in my heart for yellow.  I don't often paint yellow, but on the models that I've used it, it's been a lot of fun and done rather well for me.  I'm seeing some white and yellow in my future projects, now!  The color I struggle the most mightily with, is actually blue - my favorite color whenever I'm not painting.  Go figure!

 

I have a bit of trouble with white, but I am happy painting blue all the time. It's funny what we all have preferences painting or can do better than other colors.

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