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Boba_fett899
07-21-2008, 05:30
Ok since most of you were so eager for a tutorial, I decided to try and make one while painting Horst Lerner tonight . So here it is if you guys can give suggestions or ask questions about it fell free to do so.


For the Horst Lerner figure.

First off your materials.
You're going to need the following:

Brushes: Natural hair brushes. Red Sable or White Sable.
Sizes:
X1 I use Loew-Cornell #4 Flat for base coat.

X2 Red Sable- 00 for whites & detailing with pastels

X1 White Sable 3/0 for eyes

X1 flat 0 for deep shadows and blending

X1 0 round for eyelids

PASTELS:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork171.jpg

almost any brand of chalk pastels will do.
Colors and areas to apply pastels-Grind them down into powder with sand paper.

Bags of eyes- Light Brown/ Reddish Brown

Lips- Reddish Brown

Beard/ Five O'clock shadow- Light green and/ or Dark Gray

Eyelids- light brown

Ears- Reddish Brown

Chin- Light Red or Reddish brown

Adams Apple- Reddish brown

Cheeks- 1st light brown (sparingly) 2nd after sealing Reddish brown also sparingly within each layer.

Nose- Reddish brown.

OTHERS:
Sketching Pencil or No.2 pencil
Fine Sharpener
Sand paper
Pallet
2 cups
Testors dullcote Future Floor Polish

PAINTS:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork172.jpg

Liquitex Soft body acrylics
For base skin tone
Mix a pea ball of each- Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna
Add Titanium White until you're satisfied
Now add a bit more than half of water (DO NOT USE SINK WATER)
Mix it and now you have your wash.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork173.jpg

Now after stripping the paint off your head lay down about 20-30
or more layers of the wash. Let each layer dry 45-60 sec.
Stroke downwards over and over eliminate brush strokes as the wash dries.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork180.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork181.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork182.jpg



This is what you're aiming for
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork177.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork176.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork184.jpg

Now apply pastels.
Apply your deep shadows use Reddish brown.
Earlobes, Bags, Lips, wrinkles ,Etc.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork190.jpg


Blend them in like so...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork192.jpg

Seal it with Testos Dull Cote (or any other dull coat sealer)
Allow it to dry for at least a minute or two.
Add a layer or two of your wash
You're aiming for this-
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork193.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork195.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork196.jpg

Repeat this process once or twice more it's up to you.

Now using the light green.
For shaven sculpts you want to just use the light green alone lightly. However in this case its the bottom layer.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork197.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork198.jpg

Aim for this-

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork199.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork200.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork201.jpg

Seal it, then add about 2-3 washes.
Then add a light layer of dark gray, seal it and give it 1 more wash.


At this point I add in my whites.
For more natural whites mix Titanium white with a tiny drop of raw sienna or light grey, your choice.
Mix half water remember DONT USE SINK WATER.
:p:p:p

Keep a steady hand and don't touch the lids.


This is what you get.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork203.jpg

Apply pastels to the short hair.
In this case mix Dark Brown with Black.
Now aim for the short hair all around and the eyebrows

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork204.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork205.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork206.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork208.jpg

Seal it, Then paint the Hair I mixed dark brown with 25% pure black.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork211.jpg


Now .... the hardest yet easiest part, The EYES :wideyes

Sharpen your pencil to the finest tip you can get it to be.

And draw the Irises, start from top of lid.
Make the best circle you can, make your Mamma proud!
:rolling

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork213.jpg


For eyes mix half paint/ half water
Now use a darker version of whatever color you're using.
For this green I just added a little bit of black to make a darker green.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork214.jpg

then add a smaller circle of the lighter version.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork217.jpg

with your round 0 add tear ducts with reddish brown and color eyelid rims avoiding the eyeball itself.
Seal it.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork221.jpg

Lastly add the pupil with your 0/3
Let it dry and add about 6 coats of of Future Floor Polish.

Now the results
:cheers
Eh... not too saisfied with this one, but I hope you get the the idea.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork228.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork229.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork232.jpg




Now YOU try it.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/OZANIS/jorgeswork227.jpg






(Sigh.. I need a smoke now...):smoking

C.Phan
07-21-2008, 05:42
100% useful !!!

Bernard2002
07-21-2008, 05:43
Thank you! What a great tutorial!

Tiger
07-21-2008, 05:47
Mucho gracias, very cool tutorial, might give it a try

Niels

hoodonit00
07-21-2008, 06:33
That's awesome, thank you.

KMok15
07-21-2008, 06:55
Solid tutorial. I hope one day i'll be able to come up with a tutorial like yours.

You bet i'm going to come back to this thread again.... and again..... and again.

bubbahotep7
07-21-2008, 07:03
Great tutorial, thanks. I never realized the work that went into these. Got this thread bookmarked!

gaiagear
07-21-2008, 07:18
Thanks of the excellent tutorial, much appreciated man!!!

mgbb
07-21-2008, 07:21
Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

spyder
07-21-2008, 07:48
Excellent tutorial and thanks a million for sharing it!!!!!!!!!

Hispanicgamer
07-21-2008, 07:52
Awesome tutorial. I was curious as to why you are not satisfied with this paint job? Also wanted to clarify that the Future Floor wax is for the eyes only?

uramegak
07-21-2008, 08:00
Great tut, man!

Thanks a lot!

still...idreamoftoshiba
07-21-2008, 08:31
very good photo tutorial. i had never thought of using a light green for the beard shadow. i will have to give it a try out. thanks.

Porkins73
07-21-2008, 08:34
Superb superb superb!! Thank you very much for this tutorial. To me, to be able to paint a life-like headsculpt is the 2nd most difficult thing to achieve in this hobby. The numero uno most difficult being to sculpt a life-like headsculpt :p
Will definitely try out your method when I can find some time to really sit down and do something... and also in the meantime, need to get me some pastel chalk :)

Punisher2-2
07-21-2008, 09:51
Very nicely dont, and the tutorial is very simple and easy to understand! Thanks Fett! :)

dwing
07-21-2008, 11:27
This is so bookmarked. One question though, when you do the beard do you wash just that area or go over the whole sculpt again?

zebraten
07-21-2008, 11:55
Great work, I like it a lot.

FlyAndFight
07-21-2008, 13:15
Excellent tuturial. Thanks for sharing!

Boba_fett899
07-21-2008, 13:39
Awesome tutorial. I was curious as to why you are not satisfied with this paint job? Also wanted to clarify that the Future Floor wax is for the eyes only?


This is so bookmarked. One question though, when you do the beard do you wash just that area or go over the whole sculpt again?


It dosen't hurt to spread another layer over the face.

tang
07-21-2008, 21:30
:thumb
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Thank you!

one6th_doc
07-22-2008, 19:30
Cheers mate :cheers

smallville069
08-19-2008, 18:20
ya know, i dont smoke, but after looking at the fact that your only nineteen & this is the kinda work you put out..

i'm gonna start..

i am.. twenty years older & i havent produced anything this cool..

you have a true talent, Boba!!

ActionMan
04-15-2009, 03:24
Outstanding - thank you!

You mentioned adding water but not tap water - what do you receommend?

Thanks,

David.

Blu Falcon
04-24-2009, 14:41
I love you like a fat kid loves cake. I've learned so much. Thank you.

ebor
04-24-2009, 15:46
Most helpful, thank you for sharing your knowledge and skill.

J3D1
04-25-2009, 03:00
Very helpfull, will give it a go one day! :(

itchybitz
03-02-2010, 04:47
I was looking for a good head painting tutorial (I'm afraid Boot25's pics are broken) so I dug up this little gem, thanks Bobba.

I've never tried painting a head sculpt before but reading this makes me think I can do it. I just bought an unpainted John Locke from Lost HS and I'm about to order some art supplies. I'm really quite excited:applause.

hunterelf
11-02-2010, 09:03
one of the best tutorials on painting so far ~!
thanks alot !!!

cmw0079
01-15-2012, 18:22
awesome. so helpful. don't use sink water? guess spring water or distilled then.

cmw0079
01-16-2012, 08:20
@C.Phan

checked your link, great work. really liked your maximus and pulp fiction figs.

histrionics
01-29-2012, 22:19
This is a really fantastic tutorial. The trick about multiple washes makes total sense rather than a thick uniform application of a base skin tone - a mistake many and most novice customers make.

rokmunky
04-27-2012, 13:30
Bump. Nice Tutorial.

matt1991
05-22-2012, 16:32
Thanks for the tutorial. Time to paint some ww2 german heads now.

IIproductionsII
06-10-2012, 04:54
Love it, thanks so much

YummyPixels
09-11-2012, 20:29
This tutorial is EXACTLY what I needed! Thank you!! :)

Stevenc90
09-18-2012, 13:04
Thank you so much been trying this for a while and not have good outcomes but with you help i hope ill do better

Thanks again

cardensb
12-21-2012, 22:38
Thanks for the advice, getting ready to change the hair color for the first time.