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Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by petebali, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. petebali New Member

    What does stippling mean? I see it sometimes referring the application of oils
  2. kagemusha A Fixture

    Hi Peter, 'stippling' refers to the application of any type of paint by using a 'stabbing' motion vertical to the subject as opposed to brushing. You use a round brush that has had the point cut off to leave a flat end. Press the end into your paint then 'stab' the flat end onto a piece of paper etc., to remove the excess, then stab the brush onto the area you wish to stipple. I use this technique a lot for horses, weathering and 'five o'clock shadow'. You can find lots of videos on YouTube. Hope this helps.


  3. Paintermichtoy Member

    Here is a version of the technique by yours truly on YOU TUBE - http://bitly.com/oIMKQZ

    Hope it clarifies things a bit!
  4. petebali New Member

    Thanks all for the info. Dave Thanks for the link, you have tons of great videos. I wish there was a Michigan Toy Soldier in San Diego CA, this place is a ghost town for the figure painter.
  5. bunnie666 New Member

    Hi Peter, I lived in San Diego about 7 years ago. I'm up north now in Thousands Oaks, which is about 45 minutes west of Hell A. Do you belong to the local IPMS chapter? They do a great job of keeping the hobby alive down there. I have just started painting again, and so everything is new and shiny...LOL. I just bought the Young Miniatures DAK crewman and have started cleaning it up. I repositioned his field cap and re-sculpted the necessary areas. Redefined the figure and getting it ready for priming. I just received order of Josonja's artist acrylics. Should be fun. I will post some pictures as I go along.

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