Thursday, February 17, 2011
On the Bench: Angels Encarmine [Zoning Out Week]
In this edition of “On the Bench”, I review the color scheme I would use to paint the white sections of my Angels Encarmine.
1. Each model would be primed black and given a diluted wash of Badab Black.
Overall, the shading process would be a series of thin layers of London Grey mixed with Light Grey.
2. The first layer of the coats would be intended to shade the white sections of the model. This would be accomplished by applying a layer of London Grey (4:1 London Grey: Thinner) to about 95% of the model>
3. The second layer is a combination of Vallejo London Grey and Light Grey (2:2:1:1 London Grey: Light Grey: Glaze: Thinner).
4. The third layer continues to lighten the area with a combination of Vallejo London Grey and Light Grey (1:4:1:1 London Grey: Light Grey: Glaze: Thinner).
5. The base coat layer is a combination of Light Grey and Skull White (2:2:1). The idea with the base coat is to create a light grey that will bring out the highlight layers and give the illusion that the areas are meant to be white while still having some depth to the color. Depending on coverage, a second coat of this layer with a little glaze medium can be applied.
6. Using the base coat mixture, add 1 or 2 drops of Skull White. Apply this layer along the edges.
7. Add a few more drops of Skull White and Thinner to the mixture. Apply this layer along the edges with the exception of the parts that are furthest from the junction points of any edges being highlighted.
8. Add even more Skull White and continue to highlight towards any junction points or other key areas.
9. The final layer should be pure white and applied around junction points or other areas that draw the eye’s attention.