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Female Flesh Mix

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Gary D, May 8, 2015.

  1. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi. I'm going to start my first female fig (a Solar Winds Vampire) and although I see some people use Burnt Sienna pastels for shadows, what is your favorite base coat mixes? I'm torn between airbrushing Model Master Enamel flesh, Tamiya flesh, or Vallejo Flesh. Is it simple enough just to use one of these and then apply the pastels for shadows? Or are they too "pink" and need some other colour added before airbrushing? I imagine having to highlight the base coat using white. Am I on the right track or is there a good SBS somewhere. I'm not a fan of hand painting acrylics as I'm an oil painter.

    Thanks in advance, :)
  2. kagemusha A Fixture

  3. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Ron! Amazing work. I do have the Andrea flesh set. Maybe I should start there.

  4. kagemusha A Fixture

    Hi Gary, yes, if you already have the Andrea set it's a starting point. I have my reservations with Andrea sets, more so where the airbrush is concerned. I always found their paints gave a 'chalky' finish, whether by brush or AB!
    Another weakness to my mind is, a lot of the shades are too close in hue, which makes it hard work to get decent contrast.
    With the Scale 75 set, there are nicely varied tonal values. But that is only my personal opinion.
    I would add that I am an oil user of a lot of years, but I am using the AB more in my pieces from choice.
    Let me know how you get on.



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