Painting Question
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Painting Question

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So I just started working with custom figures. I'm just doing some repainting of a figure right now. How is the best way to paint the figures? I was painting in sections, and found it difficult to handle the figure and keep my hand steady at the same time.

Posted by JeffX
on Sunday, April 20, 2014
User Comments
Darththomas -
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I tend to paint from the top down, then I can hold the legs whilst painting the head, arms and torso, then the torso whist painting the legs.
Jackdustie -
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
You could try standing the figure in a wad of "Blutack" or other such sticky stuff.
Patraw -
Monday, April 21, 2014
I like to jam a sewing needle into what I'm painting and use that as a handle (either holding it in my hand, or securing it with a clamp)--generally, I try to stick the needle in a spot that's unobtrusive, or where there's already a hole, but, if that's not possible, then I just fill the hole in afterwards and paint over it. Bear in mind that the stuff I'm working on is usually on a small scale, so this tip probably isn't terribly practical for larger figures.
Nits -
Sunday, April 20, 2014
I think its easiest to hold the figure and rest the back of my hand on my desk to steady it. If you are using acrylic paints it shouldn't take long at all to dry enough to hold it where you just painted.
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