Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Monk - Base Coat

I took some time tonight to do the initial midtone and shading work with the airbrush. Unfortunately you can see that I was a bit over-judicious with the masking on his sleeve and back. I will touch this up with a brush but it's going to take a good deal of work to get the colours even now. Alas.

This second shot is just here to give you an idea of how it comes together with the composition. At this point I have to say that I am very, very happy.


  1. Might I suggest.. don't even try to match the colours.. but rather add a edging pattern, or contrast colour.. yellow, white, or even black are in keeping with shaolin clothing :)

    if you really wanted to, you could even GS a hem :)

  2. If I had already planned to have a hem I might have done that - but I'm going for the saffron robes and brown pants on this one. Colour matching will happen. Maybe. I hope :)

  3. What did you use to mask the arms? Was it just blue painters tape? I just recently started airbrushing my models and the possibilities seem endless. Your blog has thus far given me some great insights.

  4. I would have used blue tape or molding putty. If you use putty make sure you do NOT use cheap, colored clay as it will stain your model. Look for non-hardening polymer clay at an art or hobby store.