Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inspiration is Everywhere

It's not a dumpster, it's a Rhino.

It's not exactly a revelation, but observing objects in your environment is a great way to increase your painting skills. Today I walked past a decommissioned Dark Angels Rhino. Having just assembled a Rhino, I'm excited to try to replicate this weathering in the next few weeks using the hair spray weathering technique.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome. Do you have an airbrush or a way around an airbrush?

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  2. For the purposes of this technique, I think plain old spray paint will work fine. Maybe I'll pick up an airbrush down the road if this painting thing picks up.

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  3. I don't know, the hair spray thing seems like a lot of work as compared to simply stippling it on, UNLESS you're talking about laying on some kind of dust or something and creating additional texture.

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  4. I thought about that, Joe, but having accidentally done something similar to the hairspray technique while I was stripping a tank, it seems to give much more aesthetically appealing results. I'll give it a shot, and if it doesn't work. there's always stippling.

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