Ender Duman wrote:
Paul, a question from a struggling newbie: if I'm not mistaken you are not a big fan of washes and dips. How do you shade your bods?
They look great
You are correct..I am not a fan of dips or washes..IMHO..it´s not painting, it´s a method to achieve a result..one which I do not like (my opinion) and after seeing the reports of all the problems, puddling, shiny end result requiring a matt finisher, one of the products of which is now banned in mainland Europe due to it´s enviromental and health risks. Let alone the cost of some of the "clever" products, which are at the end of the day nothing more than repackaged cheap woodstains, hence the shine.
3 layers...for a white "hard" finish, black base, then dark grey, then grey then white, each layer in ever dryer drybrushes. For a white "soft" finish..ever decreasing shades of light brown...From dark to light.
Also..why dip..get a darkened dulled colour result and then have to go over the bod again and highlight???? Makes little sense to me.
If you like the result from dips etc..OK..I don´t.
One way of looking at it...was the Mona Lisa painting dumped in a bucket of woodstain to get the shades??