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 Posted: Wed Apr 11th, 2018 08:26 pm
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I have been asked by several people on here and other Forums/Face Book if there is an easy way to paint faces.

This is how I do mine, I can only do easy!

Once the figure has been washed, dried and any flash/moulding lines are removed, I paint the face with a 50/50 mix of light and medium flesh.

Allow this to thoroughly dry. Once it is dry, do a run of earth shade over the face.

Allow to dry. It is very important that the face is allowed to dry completely between jobs because if it is not then the colours/washes will mix and spoil all of your work.

Now, using a tiny brush add more earth shade to the eye sockets. Allow to dry.

Add a tiny dot of white to each eye socket, remember to make the eyes look in the same direction, for instance if you put a dot on the nose side of the right eye then the dot in the left eye goes closest to the left ear.

Finally using the same 50/50 mix that was used for base coat, pick out any high areas, nose ridge, forehead ridge were eye brows would be, ears, chin etc.
If you want a 5 o'clock shadow just add more earth shade to these areas.

If you need any guides just look at some ones face or have a mirror in front of you while you paint.

John :)








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Wow ! What scale is that ? And never mind painting some, can I borrow your eyes ???  Wonderful work John :thumbs

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Thank you Matt he is O gauge, looks much better to the naked eye!



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O gauge makes me feel a bit better :mutley  if you had said N gauge the mind would have well and truly boggled

Looks good to me whatever the gauge  !  nice work

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Barchester wrote: O gauge makes me feel a bit better :mutley  if you had said N gauge the mind would have well and truly boggled

Looks good to me whatever the gauge  !  nice work

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 matt
This is how an N gauge face would look if I tried to paint it.........




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