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Questions on how to paint black

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by Chris Kelm, Nov 9, 2022.

  1. Chris Kelm Active Member

    Hello everyone,
    I'm in the process of painting a large scale figure of a U.S. Navy SEAL.
    If anyone has seen the front cover of this month's issue of the History Channel magazine on the US Navy Seals there is a soldier that is coming out of the water and he has on what looks like a black wetsuit Maybe with all of his gear on as well.
    So my question to you guys if you do see this photo, I would like to know how do you paint black?
    I know you don't just paint the color black to get shadows and highlights so I need a very patient step by step way of painting black.
    I've already primed it in Black to get the preshading done so hopefully that will take the stress off a little bit. Any suggestions would be of great help in trying to paint this figure.
    The figure itself is approximately 10 1/2 in tall, if that will give you some idea of what I'm up against when painting this figure.
    Thank you
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  3. samson Well-Known Member

    Don’t know if this will help . I will be painting a 1/12 scale kit in mostly black and was told about a black and white paint set Vallejo has available have not tried it yet .
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