So! Lets see how I went about doing it :D
|This is what I saw when I decided to start painting. Not much going on, just a basic coat.|
|This is my Winsor & Newton stay wet palette, with the 4 skin shades I had made up: a base light, yellowy, reddish, and purple|
|First off, map out the dark lines where the curves and such are.|
|Using a small dry brush from Games Workshop I use the yellow and red color to put in shading.|
|after adding basic shading with a small dry brush.|
|If you dry brush on paint and then keep going too hard without letting it dry properly, you get this ugly "hole" effect in the paint.|
|the "bid daddy" dry brush|
So, I got out the big daddy dry brush. This one I made myself by chopping off the end of an old thicker brush to make a fat square shape. If you have brushes you can mutilate and make into dry brushes, go for it!!
|after one coat of blending with the bigger dry brush, started getting alot closer to where i wanted, but still too purple.|
|The left is where I started, the right is where I ended up. One more coat of base color dry brushing over the purple and wa-la!|
|Swan Girl - Leg WIP done for now :P|
I found out - knee caps where very hard! And I will still want to work a bit on the shading but would like to wait to do the other leg to get a better perspective of what needs to be done.
I hope you all enjoy this edition of Painting with Plantie, have any comments, critiques, questions, just let me know! Thanks for stopping by :D