Tips on painting with different colors
Use this tip on YELLOW, RED,
When painting bright colors it is a good idea to use a light primer. I prefer to use a bone color white.
I buy it in spray cans flat or semi gloss works best. To get real good results paint 2 coats of the color over the primer.
The darker the primer the darker the shades. This is why I use a flat bone color spray primer. I add a little
brown to the red to shade it more, or a little white to brighten it.
Experiment with inks and washes for YELLOW and ORANGE.
Use this tip on GREEN.
Follow the same rule as listed above for brite green.
As for DARK GREEN it is not necessary to have a light base coat,
and it can be shaded with inks, white or a light yellow. Depending on what you are trying to do with it.
Experiment with TAN mixed into GREEN to
give a model more depth.
Tips for BROWNS
This color is an easy color in that you don't have to worry about a light or dark primer coat. To highlight
BROWN I use TAN or WHITE.
The same goes for all shades of BROWN.
Experiment with inks and washes to achieve what you want.
Tips for WHITE
This is an unforgiving color. BE SURE YOUR BRUSH IS CLEAN.
The primer for white needs to be white. As for shading WHITE you can use watered down BLACK
to add shades to WHITE. Also for ice planets or a snow covered mountain pass I use BLUE
to make highlights in WHITE for a real cold look. With either of these touch up is needed after you blend
As far as washes I have used GRAY and light TAN
for washes which can be touched up with WHITE.
Tips on BLACK
This color covers well and BLACK is BLACK there is not much you can do with it other than highlight with
Tips on BLUE
This color is very versital in that it can be many shades. It is easy to get great results with BLUE. Inks work well as does highlights done with WHITE. You have to experiment,
but it is a great color to use where you want a layered look on a model.
Well now you know what is in my head. Go put it to good use.