dadrab wrote:How are you, Rev?
I was kind of like you in that I believed I wouldn't be good at doing it. So, I finally tried it and surprised myself. It's not as hard as you might think.
Yellow, burnt umber with a little brown, black or white to lighten or darken will get you a long way. Acrylic paints are inexpensive, so if you piss it up, toss it and start over. I find most flesh colored spray paints to be too brown. Some are too red.
The other thing I do is mix that flesh tone paint pretty thin. You'll want to put several (i.e. 10 - 15) wash coats on. You can actually work with tone matching as you go. Not red enough? Mix a little bit to the color you're already using for the next wash. Here again, if it all goes sideways, toss it and mix up some fresh for the next number of washes.
The one thing you'll have to invest in is a good set of brushes, but that won't be as expensive as an airbrush...which I know NOT one thing about using.
Just one opinion and other options might be much better for you.
I'm trying to give some thought to avant garde sculpts, but nothing's popping to mind right now save for that John Revolta sculpt that Michael Crawford reviewed (Pulp Fiction). It's not an anime type of sculpt, but it's "off" as you say, though not as much as the Gangster Kingdom stuff.
Hey Dadrab! I've been well. Sorry if I've been a bit less active day to day here. Feel like this summer has been excessively hectic. Too much work, not enough fun. Been jamming a ton of 1/6 projects into whatever free time I get, and I've got so much I'm dying to photograph and get up here.
Thanks for the painting advice. I have tried my hand a bit an it. I've experimented with acrylics, and do have pretty decent brushes. But I still have a few issues. I might just be too meticulous, but I just don't love the end texture with acrylics. It's fine for most things, and I use acrylics for most other projects, but for skin, it's just not quite right to me. And I've tried like hell to to get a color to match (with 1/18 scale figures) but I just can't seem to pull it off to my satisfaction.
And yeah, I am looking for something that has that slightly anime look to it, without going overboard into full on cartoonish features. The Jack the Ripper and the Ax2 stuff walks that line perfectly. I fully realize I might be crap out of luck, but figured someone on here might have seen something that I've missed.
So... not typical human like Heads ?
My god Ephiane! I need something that looks at least a little human!
Sorry that was Bad, shame on me
If it don´t has to be 100% Human like and You wantsomething special.... give it a chance by do it Yourself. I really want to see a Reverend spooky style sculpt.
Ah, I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I'm afraid you over estimate my abilities. There are certain things I feel comfortable sculpting, and have at times even been happy with the final result. But faces, especially ones that are the least bit attractive, are well beyond me. Maybe if I had the time to really hone the skill, but unfortunately, that has been one of my most limited resources lately.