So here is my first attempt at ‘True Metallic Metals’ (TMM). It’s a fun technique, though as messy a painter as I am, it’s a bit frustrating when the metallics slop onto something. Even if I don’t miss it and get to try to clean it, it tends to spead mica flakes all over…blah. Shading is fun, highlighting back in with metallics will take a lot more practice.
So now all the major stuff is in place, the new techniques all tried out. Now it’s the fun task of finishing up those last details and messy bits I left for ‘later’…and oh all those millions of touch-ups.
Went back over the skin in a few spots and put in some detail into the face. Back over the strap again, tried out an idea for the hair. Lots of little touch-ups as various colors were on the brush.
Some more work on those exciting leather bits! Rusty on the paint consistency and testing a couple new additions to the brush stand: size 0 and 1 Rosemary and Co. Both the 1s have some issues, the 0s both had more minor issues and one shed a weird hair and is now promising. Everything else has been painted with my old W&N 1, as usual.
Roughing in the leathers and bedroll.