So you want to paint a ship…? Tutorial: Part Four

So know we’re ready for our third shade of paint. Again we will be dry brushing and THIS time a little will go a long way. You can take this one too far very easily so the trick is remember “less is more”. And if you screw up (I have often times on this step) […]

So you want to paint a ship…? Tutorial: Part Three

Okay, so we’ve let our first coat of paint dry. Time to add the next layer. This time we’ll be dry brushing. I use a cheap dry brush for the purpose from Michaels (Craftsmart) that was made for oil paints and is about a 1/2 inch wide. The stiffer the bristles the better. You will […]

So you want to paint a ship…? Tutorial: Part Two

Okay, so I warned you this might be slow going.  Deep in some deadline driven work on the comic so I was distracted for a few days with no chance to paint during breaks. Finally found sometime before supper tonight. This step will be brief.   First layer of paint This step is easy. Basically […]

So you want to paint a ship…? Tutorial: Part One

  Okay so I’ve been getting a lot of emails from folks who bought one of my ships off the wife’s Etsy shop — basically asking how I go about painting mine. I’ve been promising to do a walk thru but with so many distractions this summer the project just kept getting side-burnered. Now that […]