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SHORT PAINTING TUTORIAL - Thur. July 12th, 2012

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Tristan says "Hi"
I've gotten a few questions about painting the fabric, so I thought I’d give a quick over view of how I do it.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
When I paint things like these shoulder pads with the wire inlay. First I paint in all the blacks. I use pretty wet paint and work it into all the little nooks and crannies, I’m trying to mimic the shadows.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Then I take a piece of sandpaper and clean off the wire. I'll do this several times, after each coat of paint.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Sometimes when I'm sanding on the wires,  one will come loose, like it did tonight.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
I used a little super glue to stick it back down.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
When I do the light color, I dry brush it. I mean keep the brush real dry, not too much water, or maybe even wipe it on a rag. That way it only paints  the highest points of the texture, the highlights, and leaves all those great shadows.

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
I use a hair dryer to speed up the whole process.

Well that’s it, the best I can do and still make it to work this morning. Hopefully that helps.

Jeff

4 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

Looks great and so does Tristan!

Rich Kempter said...

Hi Tristan and Jeff,

Nice painting explanation. Very informative. I never knew the steps involved or even the different styles (I did hear about dry brushing on a DIY show years ago).

Thanks Jeff and to your cute assistant too.

Ken C. Tyner said...

Hi Tristen! It's looking good!

kitchendolls said...

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thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for following it !
i just visited your blog and i think it's really exciting, what you're doing. i love stpmotion animation (and i started do do some myself). your puppets look so great !
nice greetings, verena

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