Friday, May 26, 2006
Painting the Head
Here is a list of the paint colors I used to do the face:
Red Iron Oxide
Remember when applying paint it's best to apply too little than too much. But, if you see you've applied too much, quickly load your brush with clean water and 'erase' as much as the color as possible.
Also, a very important rule is to keep your hands clean. Wash them before you start and frequently while you're painting. And, even more important still..
BE PATIENT AND TAKE YOUR TIME!
Every once in a while you will see Old Reliable in the photos while I'm painting. I always keep him handy to clean up any burrs that might show up during the process. Wetting the wood brings a lot of these out. Another benefit of wetting the wood is that it will close up a lot of the little cut lines.
Again, just take your time and have fun. Painting brings your character to life so let's make sure he has a good one ahead of him!
To be continued......