Sunday, June 13, 2010
Victrix Highlanders - WIP + 6
Taking a painting tip from local veteran painter and gamer, Doug Hamm, I tried a new (for me) style of painting. Things that I'd normally paint last were painted first. For instance the lacing and straps have been painted on these Highlanders before painting the jacket.
Doug and I were discussing painting at Enfilade! a few weeks ago. He told me he sometimes painted laces and buttons first, then the surrounding clothing. This way, he said, you already have the area around it "black lined." At first, I thought this would be harder than my normal way of painting. Basically, painting from the inside out; Flesh, underclothes, outer clothing, then stuff like lace, buttons, and straps. I must admit my normal method is fairly sloppy when the paint is initially applied, then cleaned up with black lining. This "new" method does mean I have to be a lot more careful applying the paint up front, but it should speed up the time in the long run. If I'm careful adding the red to the jacket, the black lining is already done.