Painting faces
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Painting faces

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How do you guys do it? I can barely find a brush small enough for it, let alone have the shakeless, paint smudge resistant hands necessary for the jobs.

Is there any way to stamp on the different features? Kind of like how they do with Lego Men, but for individual features since real figures have actual detail.

I'm wondering if there's some secret not included in most tutorials.

Come on, 'fess up. I want to know where to get my Magic Painting Pixie too.

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Saturday, July 7, 2007
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deadeye -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Hi Kittie Rose

I did THIS wild west punisher figure



by painting it with correction fluid and then puting on the details with a ball point pen (roller)

I am a pretty good sculptor - but suck at painting other than the basics



~_@
Dedi
Kittie Rose -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I only have a big Gundam Marker, GUNDAM MECHA GLAY.

Unfortunately, because of how fragile Gundams are, I kind of got out of them. Well to be fair if they break you can put them back together since they're snap kits, but bits and pieces break off too easy like on my Strike Freedom's wings.

So it hasn't been getting much use.
cowboyink -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
unfortunately copic I know is an ink. I've used them. I know they make them, but from what I've seen the heads are all wrong for detail
mukami -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Actually yeah! They're called felt-tips or something along those lines, they have bristles instead of normal marker-tips. Someone mentioned they were around 2-3 dollars at craft stores. I'm guessing they use marker-ink though, not paint.

I kinda meant the opposite, a pen that has a tip that puts out paint instead of ink.Actually, if I'm not mistaken, Copic markers and Gundam Markers are paint.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Depending on the surface area, either will work. If you just want thin lines and small details like eyes or that star-burst on Punstarr's custom, ink or paint will work fine. Paintbrushes are good for large areas though.
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Actually yeah! They're called felt-tips or something along those lines, they have bristles instead of normal marker-tips. Someone mentioned they were around 2-3 dollars at craft stores. I'm guessing they use marker-ink though, not paint.

I kinda meant the opposite, a pen that has a tip that puts out paint instead of ink.
Punstarr -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Punnstar's a robot BTW

You and Ratboy have the whole painting talent thing going on...

Does not comp-- I mean, whatever do you mean?

Thanks for the compliment, but aside from detail there's so much I can't seem to get the hang of, even with tutorials.

Oh and Dr Nightmare, those pens sound quite nifty. I'll have to try and find one. Marker ink is cool as long as all you're trying to do is detail work. The ink comes out really clear and purdy on a face.

The outlines of the blasty design that goes from the shoulders across the chest on the figure below was done using a sharpie, to show you how clean it can look.

Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Actually yeah! They're called felt-tips or something along those lines, they have bristles instead of normal marker-tips. Someone mentioned they were around 2-3 dollars at craft stores. I'm guessing they use marker-ink though, not paint.
Mr-X -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Punnstar's a robot BTW

You and Ratboy have the whole painting talent thing going on...
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Hah, toothpick, never thought of that. Is there such thing as a paint tip pen? That'd make my life so much easier.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Try this tutorial for an idea of what to do: http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutori ... =view&id=2

It's not that hard, but you are going to need a steady hand.

Basically, paint the whole face one color and let it dry. Then go back and paint the details like lips, eyes, eyebrows.
Punstarr -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I used a very fine tipped but fairly stiff brush. For steadiness, I held my brush hand with my other hand... it's how I did this face here. (The whole thing is hand painted... it's the one thing about my old figs that I'm exceedingly proud of)



Nowadays, I sometimes use a fine tipped sharpie pen to lightly make outlines to sharpen the detail.

I hope that helps.
Mr-X -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Cover the whole face in your flesh color then do finer details with a toothpick or a really fine pen. Thats how I roll
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