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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by GC424, Feb 18, 2013.
When doing your finish painting do you go from dark to light with the colors or vice versa
Both. Depends on what you are trying to create. Down the road-
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.
That's one of the best looking noses I've ever seen. Very nice.
Still a beginner, but light to dark makes the most sense to me.
I go back and forth because I always go too far either way and bounce like a bubble in a level.