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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Tutorials on how to paint leather
New Hampshire, United States
Joined: June 06, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 03:26 AM UTC
I am in the process of painting my 120mm Waffen SS officer and would like to know how to paint the leather holster and the belt.So,with this in mind I would like to know using Jo sonya acrylic paints what are,1.the colors needed to paint leather and 2.Are there how to videos on painting leather?
Thank you.
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 02:56 PM UTC
Lot's of videos on Youtube. Here's one.

Don't know Jo Sonya acryllics, so I can't say which specific Sonya colors to use.

I recently painted gunholster and leather boots on a 120mm WW2 german soldier. Kept it very simple. Painted flat black, drybrushed with an orange brown color and rubed the painted(Dry) parts with my fingers, to give it a little shine. Very old school with drybrushing,but I like the result.
European Union
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC
I like this technique:

Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 03:07 AM UTC
i work with oils usually but i think with acrylics you use the same colors just with different tecnique

Acrylic base, depending on what kind of leather it is, dark, clear, reddish, etc .... I choose a medium/dark shade.

Then with oils i prepare a palette on a plate in this sequence:
Cassel earth
Burnt Umber
Raw Siena
Napoli Bright yellow
white Titanium

i mix the colors in the same sequence

Personaly i use oils from Talens Rembrandt but the colors name are standard even if sometime the shade is little bit different between manufacturer