Saturday, 10 September 2011

Young Miniatures - Landser, Ostfront 1942

Some progress on the painting this week with more refinements added to the face and preliminary highlights and shade rendered onto the great coat.

Landser Ostfront WIP

Mixing Local Color

The local color for the great coat was mixed from Flat Flesh, Scarlet, Prussian Blue, Black and Park Green (with a small amount of paint retarder added for longevity).


The ingredient colors were subsequently used to create the tones for highlights and shadows. Because their mixing ratio vary from time to time, this in part allows more tonal variety to be conveyed.

Calvin Tan
As previously mentioned, the incorporation of acrylic paint retarders allows the wet on wet technique normally associated with oil painting to be conducted using acrylic paints because of the extended drying time and the reduced surface tension. Observe that the consistency of a 50/50 solution of water and retarder is similar to that of turpentine and Liquin. It is applied as a ground prior to the application of paint.

Calvin Tan

Immediately after, shadows and highlight colors are gently brushed over and because of of the moist even ground, a soft diffused effect is naturally created without further intervention.

Calvin Tan

The final blending of colors drying to a flat finish after repeated processes.


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