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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Verlinden the System, Flesh parts!
Joined: June 09, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 09:08 PM UTC
How do they, Verlinden and so on?

My second try on fleshparts, became a misstake in the whole hobby history. In the system Fransois says (shortening) : Sandcolor Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre at highlights Raw umber at beard position... and so on...

My figure looked like a burned man, with some scribble in the face.

Please, anybody who has read the System? Please guide me or somthing, how to paint the face, before I get mad!
Texas, United States
Joined: December 22, 2001
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 09:48 PM UTC
What typre or brand of paints are you using? I started out using Verlindens method at first, then used my on method. Lets start with this first and then go from there.
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2002 - 05:03 PM UTC

I'll try to follow the article as soon as I have it. I'll keep you updated on the progress. maybe we can learn something together here..
Joined: September 30, 2002
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 04:51 AM UTC

I have not read the System by F. Verlinden but, as it was said before, I tried to use my own system and it worked.

I, mostly, use Model Master paints. There are three shades available for the skin color. I use a 50-50 mix of the lighter tone and the medium. I use the darker and/or a 50-50 mix of the medium/darker tones for shadows and the lighter tone for details.

I went from the assumption that a face have a base color and shadows. A good face has carving that you can use (paint inside with the darker tone) to enhance it. Use the light tone only on cheeks, top of the nose, etc. Use the darker and the lighter tones on a almost dry brush. Too much paint will spoil your figure.

Try this method on a large figure: 1/9 bust or so. it gives a lot of available details. I tried my method on Verlinden busts. They are made of good resin so if you are not satisfied with the effect, you can put the figure in an enamel thinner and it won't melt.