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It's the weekend and that means it's time to lay down some paint.


Within the Paint Club going on this week, the two models selected were Jakob and Lysette.  Here's the battle report for Jakob.





* Really put an emphasis on not washing if at all possible.  Bought some new tones in the brown family and skin tones.  

* Face used a red brown for base and layered up with a tan/red blended in.  The shading of the hat helps to not have to go too high.  WIN!

*  Trying to pull the eye to the center of the model this time and using lighter colors toward the middle - tan, cream, and red.  The outfit looks more put together and is easily one of my favorite that I've done so far.  Win!

*  Trying to use a different approach to using layers and not washing.  Worked really well on the folds in his jacket and hat.  Really pleased with the depth that showed up from it.  I did a wet blend which is becoming easier knowing the colors better.  Win!

*  I did use Agrax on the lines between clothing and it did help pull the separation of articles out.  Win!



* Zombie head - I started with flat flesh, hit it with green dry brush, then a light dusting.  Used white to pull out the washed bone areas, but could be better.  

*  Used a wash to pull more of that dirty hair look with the zombie - again wasn't super pleased, but not super disappointed either.  

* Wish I could find a way to make the leather colors pop more on the satchels. I. feel like doing them a single color, then washing them just doesn't do it.  Help!

*  Black boots are still a problem for me.  I'm glad I zenithal highlighted before starting the project, which helped the black boots look like they have a shiny toe, but not by skill, just by coincidene.  

* Sword - how badly I want to learn how to do NMM.  I gotta figure that out!  


Overall, he came out better than expected.  I'm excited to work on basing him with something really dark and sinister looking.  Should be fun next step!


As always - open to any feedback or help you want to provide.





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Good job! I like the muted palette and the expression on the zombie's face.


9 hours ago, R2ED said:

Wish I could find a way to make the leather colors pop more on the satchels. I. feel like doing them a single color, then washing them just doesn't do it.  Help

To make leather pop, i like to paint it using a dark brown colour and when highlighting either:

  • Highlight by adding more brownish-yellow (Golden Ochre, but I hear Reaper Palomino Gold is close to it) until it is that colour. Not really using white, since that pushes the colour more towards neutral.
  • Highlight as normal, then push the highlight up to white. Follow up with a thin glaze of a transparent colour. For black leather I like Prussian blue. For maroon I like Quinacridone violet or Quinacridone Magenta. For yellowish leather I use transparent yellow iron oxide. For red-ish leather I like using transparent red iron oxide.  You will notice that most of the glze colours are desaturated, if you want it to really pop (e.g. due to OSL) then you could use a more saturated transparent colour.
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