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Jeff Lumsden
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« on: August 18, 2008, 04:15:10 PM »

This is as concise as I can make a step by step painting pictorial how I basically use Liquid Scales, I hope this helps you...
prepartion

base colors

solid silver scales

solid silver completed

close ups


solid pale gold scales

close ups


tipping pale gold on back

close ups


belly tipping white pearl and pure silver

base colors on head

white and black details

whole fish finished

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 04:36:40 PM »

Very nice, Jeff. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 04:53:39 PM »

Thanks Jeff. Why do we always seem to make it harder than necc.? Looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 05:03:46 PM »

Great job you make that look easy.Thanks for posting it.
thanks Scott. :)
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 06:26:33 PM »

Holy Crap Jeff......Beautiful.  Thanks for sharing the process.  I have every color of liquid scales but havent gotten my feet wet.  This may be enough of a nudge to get me experimenting. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 06:28:46 PM »

Thanks a bunch for that info.................

How do you apply the liquid scales?  A small paintbrush?  And do you thin the liquid scales?

Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 10:36:53 PM »

Jeff, Awsome as always thanks for the information.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 11:04:00 PM »

Jeff, very nice, also thanks for posting it, It looks like your scale tipping paints krinkles ( if there is such a word ) either before or after you glossed over it. Is that true or am I seeing more than that is there. rw
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 02:16:57 AM »

Very nice job,
I also would like to know how you apply the LS and if you fade out the edges. I really like how the gloss brings the colors out and adds depth to the scales. Thank you for learning from you.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 11:03:55 AM »

There are other ways to achieve this type of end result. But this shows the basic scale painting technique that I use for all salmonids that helps the task not to be so overwhelming. I wanted this to focus only on scale painting and tried to break the process down, easy to see and understand. Liquid Scales is the key product that really makes these efforts come to life, as you can clearly see.

If you wanted to continue painting beyond what I have shown here you can mist, tip or hand paint another color on top of any scales you want to highlight. And you can most certainly spend more time painting the face of you fish, especially by using a Still Life fish eye lens!

I used a #3 round tip paint brush with full strength Liquid scales, except tipping on back (thinned with a drop or two of water) and of course Ultimate retarder.

PS There isnt any crinkling going on, maybe the dried scales of the skin mount when looking at the micro shots?

Hope this is helpful,

Jeff
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 11:20:03 AM »

Jeff

The fish looks just fantastic..... I remember looking at your demo's in Reno and you have a wonderful product. 

Gene
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 11:50:07 AM »

Jeff , what is a typical list of species that you regularly use this tipping technique for ? I assume trout (all), bass etc. Would I be right in assuming ref. would be key? Just wonderin' ,how long does it take you to scale tip (I'm thinkin I would have to charge more) No $12. an in. here!!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 12:09:41 PM »

jeff,  you make it look and sound so easy ;)   do you seal your fish prior to painting or at a later stage?
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2008, 01:57:06 PM »

Jeff thats outstanding !! Thanks for sharing !!
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 03:30:54 PM »

 Awesome, Jeff!!!! Your fish are always an inspiration and thanks for sharing.
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