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Help on airbrushing

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by tylerdeloach32, May 29, 2009.

  1. tylerdeloach32

    tylerdeloach32 New Member

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    I've mounted about 8 deer and i'm really struggling with the airbrushing. When i airbrush everything looks way to harsh looking. I have thinned the paint down and everything, but i can't find the right colors for the eyes and nose. My eyes always look way too dark brown and my nose look lumpy on the inside. I was wondering if some people has any suggestions or maybe even a step by step. Also if someone could tell me what colors they use i would really appreciate it thanks a lot.
     
  2. Just a suggestion. ;)

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,112882.0.html


    http://home.att.net/~mrs.trout/nose.html
     

  3. zubba

    zubba New Member

    The only thing I can pass along is advice was was told to me. "You aren't really painting....you are more tinting". I don't know....it just made sense.
     
  4. i typically use lifetone dark brown. i dont thin. but just quickly mist the areas that need it. very good lighting is important so u can see where ur paint applies. the brown is the LAST color i apply as to feather out any harsh whites that may have strayed. try this, then get more creative in ur burnt umbers, reds, fleshs, and so on. u can still get a good looking finish with just off white and dark brown. as u get comfortable with those two, proceed to ur more detailed paint schedule.
    hope this helps.
     
  5. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,153621.msg1055546.html#msg1055546