wet open wounds
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wet open wounds

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Anyone know how to paint realistic open oozing wounds? I was thinking a dark red for the base and highlighting it in lighter reds.

Posted by somebody1
on Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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Patraw -
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I always use gloss nail polish for the final coat on gore. A base coat of black/dark green, then dry brushed over with red and pink is what I've been doing lately (the darker undercoat gives more contrast). A fellow sculptor recommended using red ink, tinted a bit with green, rather than paint, for blood, but I've yet to try it.
somebody1 -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I have to see if I have any gloss red or even gloss clear nail polish. I have normal matte for sealing joints but that's it.
Top-notch comix -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Pretty cool Draken!
loosecollector -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Glossy red for the final coat. Just like wht Whisky said.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I used a method on my mamut that may work, just brush on superglue on his nose and eyes to make them look wet. I figure it would have the same effect.
Green Skin -
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A gloss sealant could help with the wet look. It'd have to be a brush on since taping everything off would be a pain.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
lol. I made casts of an upper body from a RE Krauser I had and the wounds are actually part of the sculpt. I'm doing a 3-4 coat approach. the base is gameworkshop red gore, then scab red, and then blood red for the highlights. I have their chart on what is the base, shadow, highlight of their colors and it's helped.
Whiskeytango -
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Here's an example of open wounds I've done. I think it needs something to make it look more wet, but so far I think its coming out well:

Green Skin -
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Add some texture to it if you can. It always looks weird when they're just painted on...IMO at least.
Whiskeytango -
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'd suggest using a glossy red for the final coat. Maybe even transparent red.
bobtheodd -
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
That sounds pretty good to me. I've never done any wounds on my customs before to say for certain.
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