6 thoughts on “Mr Charlie

  1. Looking good, and thanks for sharing your work. Can I ask how the contrast paints work if you try to put a wash over the top? I tend to add washes to delineate edges and add depth, and I’m curious how they would work together.


    • I use a base coat over the complete figure. In this case Vallejo light ocre. Then I use the contrast colors. They work like a wash so run into the recesses and give shadow and light. By applying several coats of the same shade you can get opaque finishes or more richer colors. By using different base coats you creat even more different contrast color effects. When painting afro american US Marines I use a chocolate brown by Vallejo and add the black Contrast color to that. The more leyers of contrast color you use the darker the skin tone gets then. Hope that helps.


      • Thanks for that. I was wondering about applying a wash over the contrast paints. So I generally prime, base coat, wash, highlight, and I wondered if it would be possible to do prime, contrast colour and wash instead.


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