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Weathering Red Coats

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by clrsgt, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I am currently working on a British Napoleonic Heavy Dragoon bust and have hit a wall. Anybody have any good tips on how to "weather" or fade the red coat so that he looks like he has been campaigning for a while. My attempts have only succeeded in turning it more orange than faded or dirty red. I work in oils and acrylics, but I painted the coat in oils. Any suggestions are welcome
  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I usually mix flesh into the highlights to get a muted, weathered effect. Looks good with brick red/Brian in the shadows.

    Colin
  3. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I would definitely aim for dulling the red. I think, I would dull red with a little bit of complementary and add some white to make it little bit more pinkish. I believe that worn red is actually turning into pink.
    Also basic flash tone for changing the hue would work also.
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  5. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the input fellows. I shall put it to use.

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