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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by GC424, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. GC424

    GC424 New Member

    When doing your finish painting do you go from dark to light with the colors or vice versa
  2. Vice Versa.

  3. Both. Depends on what you are trying to create. Down the road-
  4. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    I call it "The Dance". The reason I call it that is when I'm trying to achieve alot of depth I find myself waltzing back and forth between lights and darks. Highlighting areas then shading down, sealing, highliting then shading back down until I find the sweet spot that most looks to me like my reference. Being an art major before ever starting in taxidermy, It seems 99% of the time I start with a lighter canvas working my way darker. For me, the least amount of paint I can get away with, the more realistic the look.
    Everyone has their own methods that work for them. This is what seems to work for me and I hope it makes it a little easier for you in some way.
    Best, Steve

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  5. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios


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  6. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    That's one of the best looking noses I've ever seen. Very nice.
  7. KatieC

    KatieC Active Member

    Still a beginner, but light to dark makes the most sense to me.
  8. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

    I go back and forth because I always go too far either way and bounce like a bubble in a level.