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WIP My Way With Oils

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kagemusha, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    After the recent discussion on oil painting I thought it might be interesting to show how we each approach painting with oils. For this WIP/SBS I am using Pegasos gorgeous recent bust of a Gaul Chieftain. It has already been said that this is far from historically accurate but, for me at least, it is all about the simple pleasure of the painting. I was very impressed with the quality of casting with very little clean up needed. It is unusual in that the hair is made up of several pieces and the broach and ends of the necklet are also separately cast as are the helmet horns. Fit of all parts is A1.
    I begin as we all do by cleaning and mounting the pieces, with any assembly of other parts done in order to keep painting as straightforward as possible. I added some damage to the shield for effect. Once cleaned etc., I undercoat with GW Skull White and leave to dry for 24 hours.


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  2. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    For the next stage I decide on a basic colour theme for the piece and mix a colour that is as close in shade to the colours I intend to use. This is then applied as a 'scrub' coat to all of the sub assemblies, making sure to get it into every detail and undercut. As you can see in the pictures, there is no finesse in how it is applied and it is a lot thicker than a normal film of paint. By the time all the sub-assemblies are done it is time to start thinning it out. For this I use a combination of make-up brushes and sponges. I use these because they are the softest available and will not leave brush marks or shed hairs or fibres. Using the large one on the left in the picture, I begin to brush over the pieces until I have thinned the paint to a transparent glaze. You have to keep wiping the brush on a clean piece of cotton in order to prevent putting the paint back. For finer detail I use the smaller brush, and for larger areas such as the shield the sponges. What you should end up with is a pre-shaded effect where all the detail is brought out and the shadows are easier to denote. My choice of colour is based on my liking for earthy, muted colours but any colour can be used based on personal preference.



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  3. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Once I am happy with the depth of the remaining glaze of paint, I start to work in a few base shades to the skin and shield. These colours are again my personal choice based on how I want the finished piece to look and the atmosphere I hope to create.

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    Having laid in some base shades I let the pieces dry for 72 hours in a warm cupboard. I do this as I like to work wet on dry for the next stage.

    Cheers

    Ron
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gonna follow this one with great interest.
    So you don't undercoat ???? (with resin I also don't undercoat), and with metal figures???

    Marc
  5. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'm an oil painter too, but this is a total different approach to how I paint..so I'm going to follow this and hopefully learn something new, thanks Ron for showing your painting style it looks interesting.
    Cheers
    Jim
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  6. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc, thanks for looking in. I do undercoat resin and metal using GW Skull White because it has a good porous surface that suits my technique and is easy to apply from an aerosol. Glad to have you following.

    Regards

    Ron
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  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Following.

    Pedro.
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  8. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jim, glad you find my style interesting and hope some of it is of help to others looking to start into what can be a daunting medium. I have seen a lot of your stuff on PF and am pleased you think I may have something for you to use.

    Cheers

    Ron
  9. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Pedro, glad to have you following.

    Thanks

    Ron
  10. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    gonna follow it too...very interesting and thorough SBS...
  11. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Arxo, glad to have you along and pleased you find it interesting.

    Cheers

    Ron
  12. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Even though it doesn't relate to my usual medium or genre I still find it of interest so I'll be following along too, nice idea Ron.

    Roger.
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  13. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Roger, and even though it is not your usual medium I hope there will be something of use to you in the later stages.

    Regards

    Ron
  14. Tarracus A Fixture

    I only use oil for cooking, with will be following your method with very interest!!:)
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  15. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Well.... I've recently bought some water soluble oils (only three tubes :D) to try them out for painting armour on flats. Now the cat's out of the bag I'd better post some pics. :unsure:

    Roger.
  16. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tarracus, LOL. Glad you find this interesting and great to have you following.

    Cheers

    Ron
  17. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh yes Roger, all must be revealed now. Did try the water soluble oils way back but could not get on with them so let us know how they go for you.

    Ron
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    O yes, it always good to see another technique for oil. What i mean is: you don't use a undercoat of Humbrol, Vallejo after you primed, and before starting with the oilpaint.

    Marc
  19. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc, on resin it is just the skull white but on metal I use Tamiya light grey primer then skull white because it does not hold to metal as well as the tamiya does. Hope that makes sense.

    Ron
  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ron
    Just picked up on this one, I use this technique when painting leather but always trying to push it forward to other colours,
    will be following very closely (y)
    A little question!! After your preliminary glaze is your subsequent coats glazes also.

    Ron T

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