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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
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painting desert yellow
JimMrr
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:13 PM UTC
Hi there, Im new to doing figures, but not new to modelling. I would like to paint a jacket in Desert Yellow. I have it primed with Tamiya acrylic desert yellow, and would like to use oils to get the beutiful shadow effects possible with oils. Whats the best procedure from here?..many thanks everyone
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011 - 05:07 AM UTC

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Hi there, Im new to doing figures, but not new to modelling. I would like to paint a jacket in Desert Yellow. I have it primed with Tamiya acrylic desert yellow, and would like to use oils to get the beutiful shadow effects possible with oils. Whats the best procedure from here?..many thanks everyone



Hi
I don´t know if Tamyia and oils like each other, try mix them together and watch the result.If they do you can always blend is some brown and black oils in the desert Yellow for the darken effect and use a lighter yellow oils for highlitghts.. But as I started I don´t know if Tamyia acrylics and oils is a match. I paint in Humbrols and oil, they are a good match.

//larsa
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:47 PM UTC
Hi Jim
Sorry for the late reply.
My guess is you would like to post shade using oils.
The acrylics base coat, will work fine with the oil. I would use a fine tip brush and dark brown oil paint(Raw umber, burnt umber or similar). I add a very small amount of oil, where I want the shading to start(Bottom of any crevice) Just a small fine line. I then use a small flat brush and drag the oil paint from the bottom and up. I quite frequently wipe off acces oil, from the brush, on a piece of cloth.
At this point the shading will most likely be to close to the edge and not fadding enough. I then drag the paint away, from the top, back again towards where the shading starts. Again I frequently wipe of acces paint, from the brush. I drag the paint back and forth again and again, wipping of acces paint until I have the desired look.
It is quite easy and you have forever to work with the paint. It will be workable for days. If it doesn't look good, it is quite easy to remove the oil paint again.
A small amount of oil goes a long way, so the initial line should be very thin.
Hope this makes sense.