Bust Trapper - Acrylic Painting

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by aldamodel, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. aldamodel Active Member

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    We finished the lights with the maximum light points. We add light flesh to Vallejo's color mix and apply points of light.
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  2. samson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to share your process and post this great sbs . I know it will be a help to myself and others . I apologize if i missed it somewhere but can you tell us what you use to thin the vallejo acrylic paint ? And maybe give us an idea of the correct consistency. I understand people say to airbrush the consistency of the paint should be close to milk . Having a hard time with the idea for brush painting . Thanks for4 any info rob
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  3. aldamodel Active Member

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    I only use water with Vallejo's paintings. For example to apply the base coat I like to do it in three or four finer passes to cover, the amount would be 50% water and 50% paint.
    To apply lights 75% paint and 25% water approximately.
    And for the shadows I like to apply them very diluted in water 40% paint and 60% water.
    These measures are approximate.
    I hope this helps you.
    A greeting.
  4. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    A very informative SBS and I intend to give this a go so the detailed mixes etc are really useful, can I ask that when you apply each layer of diluted acrylic do you allow it to dry thoroughly before applying the next, I am tortured with the paint not drying to a Matt finish unless I add Tamiya X-21 but this effects the flow and texture of the acrylic.
    I notice that you dont use a wet pallet so do you find that the small well filled with diluted acrylic is easier to manage, I have tried to use a wet pallet but the paint doesn't stay totally watery for long, however I made this myself and I have been considering buying one available online for a supplier.
    Thanks for taking the time to share your techniques with us on PF.
    Terry
  5. aldamodel Active Member

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    Hello, Terry. Effectively every time I apply a coat of paint I let it dry completely, if we do not let it dry every time we pass the brush, we would change the paint so it would stick and possibly be satin. It is best to let the paint dry and reapply, dry and reapply until the color of the palette is put on the figure only so we will know that the paint layer is well applied and belongs to that rise in light, a Once the figure has the same applied color that is in the palette we can move to another rise.

    I always use small wells for painting I think it is better controlled and for me it is more comfortable, I have used the wet palette several times and I do not get used to it, I do not know, I guess it will be a matter of taste.

    A greeting.
    Alfonso.
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  6. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your prompt reply I will give it a go.
    TERRY
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  7. samson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your thoughts on thinning the paint this will be very helpful
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  8. Steve Brodie Member

    Is it just me, or can anyone else 'not' see the photos ?
  9. aldamodel Active Member

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    I can see them without any problem
  10. aldamodel Active Member

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    After all the light rises we start with the shadows.
    We prepare the first shade adding to the base layer Uniform English of Vallejo 921 and Marron mate of Vallejo 984 we must remember that we have to add more water.
    We are applying the first shadows very soft under the cheekbones, where the beard starts under the lips, and in all the dark places.
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  11. samson Well-Known Member

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    I have pics on my side as well
  12. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    Face coming to life nicely.
    TERRY
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  13. aldamodel Active Member

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    Second shade, apply a little more English uniform plus a little water to the base.
    We are applying very slowly and letting it dry.
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    Greeting.
  14. aldamodel Active Member

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    For the remaining shades we add more uniform English of Vallejo to the base mix + a little black and we are applying.
    Once the shadows are finished we start with the middle tones.
    I use reds, oranges, yellows, violets, ochres, especially with a lot of water glazes.

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  15. aldamodel Active Member

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    We start with the beard, mustache and hair.
    The mixture is 50% of brown mate of Vallejo 984 + 40% brown chocolate of Vallejo 872 + 10% of ocher brown of Vallejo 856.
    The lights are adding to the mixture more ocher brown and black shadows very diluted with water.

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    Greeting.
  16. aldamodel Active Member

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    We began to paint the necklace and pearls in ocher and blue respectively
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    Greeting.
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  17. samson Well-Known Member

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