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Looks good! Shading white is tricky, using black for the shadows frequently looks dirty. You can try shading with purple or indigo instead. Is the shine on the black from the lighting, or did you paint highlights in? Black is something I'm struggling with myself.

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9 hours ago, Argentee said:

Looks good! Shading white is tricky, using black for the shadows frequently looks dirty. You can try shading with purple or indigo instead. Is the shine on the black from the lighting, or did you paint highlights in? Black is something I'm struggling with myself.

 

I did a drybrush of some grey over the black to get the highlights, but there is probably some light shine in there as well.  

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On 9/15/2019 at 6:47 PM, Unit04 said:

I think I need to find a better technique to keep the whites bright and yet still get the shadows painted. 

What do you do now?

 

My Stormtroopers get a Rainy Grey base, then a Ghost White layer, and finally pure white.  I get compliments on the brightness, so I must be doing something right, but I definitely sympathize with wanting a better/easier way.

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I just base, wash and drybrush.  I've been using Citadel washes and Nuln Oil (black) specifically for Two-Face's suit.  I think part of the problem is that Two-Face is very stark and cartoony, so a pure white and a pure black contrast would be ideal.  

 

When I had him painted in the pure white and pure black, he did look good and I ALMOST stopped right there, but you couldn't really see any detail like his lapels.  So I did the wash in black and he lost a lot of his stark contrast.  I did repaint him with pure white in parts, but parts of him look a bit dirty.  That being said, re-looking at the picture, he looks pretty good from that distance.  I am happy how he turned out, but I think I need to target the details a little better, rather than do a wash along large parts of the model. 

 

Of course, if I did that I'd worry that I'd miss the folds in his clothing...

 

I'm not sure I can win.  :unsure:

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