Thought I'd stumbled onto the wrong forum for a while. "Windows R Us" or something but no, just going off at a tangent for a while
Anyway your man looks good as does the base. As John says it was pretty poor to begin with but definitely much improved with your skill and gloop.
Its Hellboy! Excuse the ignorance Simon as im not a figure painter by any stretch of the imagination , but i presume the red is to give a bit of depth and shading to the flesh colour ? The few figures ive done I just slapped on some flesh colour and then tried to add highlights , shade etc after , always good to see different techniques , cheers tony
I like'm the way you paint'em, we pow wow smoke'm peacepipe paleface I'm only joking Simon, you're doing the reverse painting of shadow base hue to lighter shade process. With VJ you need to use Glaze to blend the darker and lighter shades. The glaze actually slows down the drying but the down side is it leaves the finish glossy so matt varnish is needed after.
Doesn't look too bad...always looks like this at the base and beginning process. It will come to life at the end stages.
Ah yes ok...it's a little like dry brushing your tank with layers of a shade lighter then the previous. The glaze acts as a retardent for acrylics so there is a possibility to blend before it dries. I don't know if I've made it worse or what.