Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fireman – Part 13


  1. That helmet is sure going to look great when the figure is done Lynn. Am having a difficult time waiting for the finished piece! :)
    Two things though. 1) I know it is artistic license, but, in painting the axe, the thought occured to me that a used axe or even sharpened one is not silver or grey right to the edge. Maybe using the dry brush technique you used in one of the other videos to created white bleached out highlights on a cowboy hat would work here using black to take some of the edge off of the axe and its point or to use white or a silver to create more of an edge like an axe that was sharpened. Just a thought. 2) Mixing colors. I know they have off names like Moroccon Red and Raw Siena, but, I'd appreciate it if you might take a few moments and explain how you go about choosing different colors to mix. I know we can look at a color wheel and through trial and error and alot of tests to maybe, possibly never figure out the right color, but, as an example, you took Morrocon Red and mixed it with Midnight Blue to paint the helmet. Why blue and not black? Do you see what I am getting at? You seem to mix colors so readily whether it is for the helmet or the viking or any of your cowboys. :) Maybe you could explain some of your thought process as to how and why you choose the colors you use.
    Can't wait for Part 14!!! Jim

  2. He looks better each day..and I too eagerly await the finished product. Are you going to use a commercial fluorescent paint for the stripes? And on the subject of paint, what do you use to get a shiny black finish? The black I have is just that, labeled black...and it dries dull. I would like a shiny black for shoes so they would look like they are polished. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Since you have done the fireman, is a policeman in the future to ake a set of public servants? Hope you have a great day and thanks again for the blog.

  3. It really is amazing , to my eye, how each step adds so much to the overall project. I too would be interested in hearing about how you develop your color pallet.