Best brushes for small details on heads

Need help getting your custom completed? Looking for your next idea? Do you need some new tips or suggestions to complete your project? Come chat with us!

Moderator: Regulators

Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby nangela09 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Hi, I was wondering what are some reasonably priced brushes to use on marvel legends size heads. I particularly want to know what size and brand to use. What size is best for eyes because Im having trouble painting them. Id like to use more casted heads but its kinda hard when you have trouble with eyes. Thanks
nangela09
Inductee Realmer
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:15 am

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby ole jade jaw » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:13 pm

18/0 Anywhere between 5 and 10 bucks should get you a decent brush.
ole jade jaw
Fanatic Realmer
 
Posts: 615
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:01 pm

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby Shinigami » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:18 pm

I don't know if you use in the States the same sizing methods for brushes as we do in Europe, but the general idea is to use the smalles you can find. Something like 000 size should be ok for eyes.
User avatar
Shinigami
Fanatic Realmer
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:37 am
Location: Poland

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby Darththomas » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:15 am

Some people swear by toothpicks for painting eyes too. Personally i use a fine detail brush from games workshop.
Image
FaceBook Emlyn Darthomas Thomas
WIP viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25093
User avatar
Darththomas
Regulator
 
Posts: 3175
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:16 pm
Location: Manchester, England

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby Patraw » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:11 am

I generally use either a toothpick or the tip of a sewing needle to do eyes, but a very fine brush is just as good, provided you've got steady hands.
User avatar
Patraw
Elite Realmer
 
Posts: 1294
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:04 am
Location: Michigan, USA

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby nangela09 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:09 pm

Thanks for all the advice. Ive tried using toothpicks and sewing needles. toothpicks seem to work well for the whites of the eyes but I was having trouble with pupils. So I think I try some brushes for that and just combine techniques. Thanks again!
nangela09
Inductee Realmer
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:15 am

Re: Best brushes for small details on heads

Postby Jin Saotome » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:08 am

Artist loft™fine detail brush set at Michaels crafts, Kolinsy Reaper at CGIArmory, some of my faves.
"If my father were alive, I could make him proud!"

Jin Saotome's Dangerous Toys
Image
User avatar
Jin Saotome
Regular Realmer
 
Posts: 246
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:13 am
Location: Nashville Tennessee!


Return to Custom Help / Questions / Info

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest