Painting a Trenchcoat Custom Tutorial
How to apply realistic shading and dirt effect
This custom tutorial was contributed by Shinigami
As you can see, there's nothing hard in making a trenchcoat look good. What's more, these basic techniques can be used to paint basically any kind of a sculpted "fabric" surface.
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User Comments
heatherly84 -
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Very cool! I'm curious- do you use just straight-up paint? I read on Jin Saotome's site that with soft, flexible parts like this, you should add a couple drops of liquid latex, and I've been wondering if that really is necessary, and if so, how much is a few. Does paint by itself work?
Shinigami -
Friday, August 5, 2016
You don't need any latex for most customs, I've never used it on my capes and coats. Latex and latex based paints are used to paint on things like latex prostetics and masks that really have to move constantly. But for a PVS trenchcoat you'll be fine with standard acrylics. I mean, you can of course add a drop or two of latex but it really isnt necessary.
IC Customs International -
Friday, July 26, 2013
Love the Tutorial, but I have one question:
What type of primer do you normally use?
Shinigami -
Friday, July 26, 2013
None, really. I pretty much always start with the base color I need to have, in this case black. A standard black paint, not some special type. But if you're looking for primers, Citadel has a good line of those, I believe it's called Foundation.
hunterknightcustoms -
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I never prime any of my figures (except when a lighter color is applied on a darker one) but hey, nice and informational. Thank you!
ringomendoza -
Friday, March 15, 2013
Very nice tutorial. Funny and pedagogical.
guywitdog -
Friday, March 15, 2013
Am I the only one who read all of that in Samuel L. Jackson's voice? In all seriousness though, great tutorial man.
MikeMarvel -
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nice tutorial and thank you! Always appreciated my friend!
Darththomas -
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nice tutorial dude, where did you dig up that picture of the man holding a black dot
Shinigami -
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Some stock photo from google images. And thanks.
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