Thanks! No you should be able to paint straight onto it. I'd probably give it a bit of a wash in warm soapy water and rinse to make sure there is no release agent still on it. Might be worth a quick spray with the matt varnish first as it stops the paint from instantly pooling on the smooth finish.Just a quick question, If the sculpt is an unpainted resin head do I need to prepare it (i.e. Cleaner or primer) before painting?
Great tutorial by the way!
I believe so. Put it this way, you need to spray it in a well ventilated area and would advise against having any open flames whilst doing it!One question, is the matte spray you're using lacquer based?
Wow, mate that is awesome! You have really given this HS a whole new life. The skin tones really show up well in these shots. Great tip on dabbing the varnish on to add texture - I never would have thought of that.
I do indeed highlight the nose and the ears, check out the 'shading map', although I admit, I didn't draw on it the ear lobes! I'll make sure that is in the final editturkeyshot said:A quick question though: I notice that you do not apply any highlights to places like the nose, ears or other prominent parts of the face, or even to his hair for that matter - is there a reason for this? Not that it is lacking as it is.