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09-11-2007, 22:06
Im thinking about doing a re-paint on a HS and like to do an AA. Does anyone have any links or suggestions they can offer.

09-22-2007, 09:49

It's really quite simple. I personally use a combination of BURNT UMBER, CADMIUM RED for tone and TITANIUM WHITE to lighten/blend. There are many ways of achieving the same affect using various other color combinations, albeit with differing results.

I happened across a valuable resource that might be of further use to you. The following charts break down dark skin tones and show a number of ways to blend lighter/darker skin tones (think Barack Obama vs Wesley Snipes).

Have fun.

10-12-2007, 06:23
Thanks for your advice

10-12-2007, 10:57
My pleasure -- glad to be of some help. :thumb

I apologize there was no illustrative image initially, as my example was being used in a secret vote and I wasn't to reveal it beforehand. (This is mostly for the benefit of others, but I'd love to see anyone else's results or methods.)

Here's B. A. Baracus repainted An interesting note about texture: his smooth skin was made possible through wetsanding with really fine-grit paper and then a final 'buff' with a wet paper towel. there are no visible brush strokes apparent if you closely observe the sides and top of his head.

You should also appropriately thin the acrylic paint with some sort of liquefactant. Some prefer water, others use bottled acrylic paint thinners found alongside the color selection. This makes the sanding/buffing process even easier. You could probably get by on just a papertowel wet-buffing and forego sandpaper, but it'd take more effort. I'm a painter and happen to have lots of this material at my disposal.