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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2011 03:17 pm
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:hiAll, While waiting for delivery of track parts, Thought I would swipe the paint brush over some of my backboards.

Just starting on the sky and trying for the moment to keep it low key,

Photo,s are a bit dull, Big rain shower coming over and the light is not good.

Any hints and tips welcome!

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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2011 03:52 pm
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This link is from our Forum Index and is a tutorial by MikeC, a professional artist and a railway modeller who is unfortunately no longer a member here.

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=2407&forum_id=58



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 Posted: Sat Jul 16th, 2011 03:57 pm
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:thumbsThanks Bob for the link all help is welcome :thumbs

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It's difficult to appreciate colours due to the differences in lighting, monitor settings, cameras, etc., but I would say tend towards the grey side of blue. I think that too many layouts have a really bright blue sky which just doesn't look 'right' - especially if you're representing a summer like we're having at the moment!

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Thanks Perry :thumbs, I am trying to keep it toned down :mutley I added a little more colour this morning, blue! :oops: but it won,t be getting any brighter with that colour,

I really just want an outline sky until the landscape painting starts to take shape? Then if its okay can work in the final colour choices.

2 Photos same scene, sky a little more defined I hope.




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That's looking very nice. :thumbs

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Coming along nicely.

I used a photo I took in Wales when I visited the location of my prototype railway.

I tried to study where the colour is, where the white washes out the colour, where the highlights and shadows are on the clouds and try and match the generic pattern.

Subtle is good.

But sometimes you just have to throw in a thunderstorm....




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:shock::shock: WoW Marty, That sky of yours sure raises the benchmark!

I love your cloud effect and the colours and tones :thumbs.

Good idea useing a photo, I find myself looking out at through the skylight looking at a sky thats always changing.

You have got to be darn fast with a brush to capture a good bit! :mutley

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Thanks Derek, you just have to preserve until it looks right. Took me 4 days over the Christmas holidays and three complete repaints with the base blue/white to get it to where I wanted.

Do read MikeC's tutorials, it's what I did! I couldn't have done it otherwise.

And my colours were mostly Jo Sonja's acrylics in an off white and a grey, blended as I went, on the back scene, but with tiny dabs of yellow, pink, black and pure white to bring out the highlights and shadows.

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:thumbsThanks for the Tips Marty, I have been going over Mike C,s tutorials. Lovely painter!

Gives us a great target to aim for with our own backscenes.

All the best,

Derek

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Derek don't forget it's Lancashire so go easy on the blue:mutleysaying that we have had two dry days :doublethumb



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wogga wrote: Derek don't forget it's Lancashire so go easy on the blue:mutleysaying that we have had two dry days :doublethumb

:mutley:mutley, I agree Pete, Although I have seen a few good sunny days, Blue skies over Pendleton Hill near Nelson.

Must confess the sky needs work its a bit Simpson,s at the moment :roll::roll:, When I take a break from point production will get back to it, Get away from solder fumes !

Thanks for your post.

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