Repeat After Me: Black & White
Hello! We’re almost done painting this lovely Nomad EVO Repeater. Just a few more colors to go! The steps used here are the same as my previous two posts so I’ll try not to bore you with the same old jibber jabber. Let’s get to it.
Before base-coating with Ghost White, I gave the EVO a light spray of clear matte varnish. This helps in two ways: 1) It makes it easier to quickly clean off any mistakes without removing the paint underneath, and 2) It prevents the color underneath from bleeding through to the next color. I’ve been trying this a lot recently and I’ve found that it makes base coating from color to color much easier.
Shadows with a wash of Snow Shadow. I did this twice making sure to let the paint dry fully between layers. Otherwise I’d end up with nasty streaks.
And then a pretty heavy highlight of Pure White. A little sloppy but that’s okay.
I then cleaned it up with a watered down mix of Pure White and Ghost White. Next is black but i’ll keep this brief.
Final highlight. The last thing it needs is some green lights. and a photo shoot. I’ll post all that next. Hope you learned something. Keep painting! 🙂
I like the crosshatching you’ve used on the highlights. Really reflects your graphic style!
Thanks Dave! I wasn’t sure if that was coming through in the pictures. You never know what techniques will come in handy until you try them out. 😉
Looks very neat and a good tutorial. Some questions and comments: The crosshatching makes for an interesting surface effect. I had to look closely to figure it out, but it is an interesting technique. Might work also for structuring textile.
I don’t quite get what you mean by bleeding. Is the idea that the base colour changes the hue of the second layer? I never experienced this myself (or maybe I did not realize it is happening?)
Thanks for the comments D&G. Crosshatching is definitely a useful technique for creating texture on fabric. I sometimes use it as a shortcut for blending on large smooth areas like i did here.
As for the bleeding that’s exactly what i mean. It doesn’t always happen, but now I give my models a matte spray between colors just in case.