April 25th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Hi all, I am working on my second sculp at the moment and have been thinking about painting it. I do not have any acrilic paints but i do have Winsor & newton drawing inks. Do you think that ink wash will be ok on the sculpt? They are water based acrilic inks and the sculpt I am working on is Super sculpey/Sculpey Firm mix.
April 25th, 2011, 06:23 PM
I haven't tried it on ss. I've tried my hand at miniature painting, so I'll speak from my experience based on that.
Inks work like a stain and concentrate in the creases of the sculpt. You will probably need quite a few coats, depending on how much you dilute the ink. It's usually better to apply more thin coats than fewer thick ones.
The best thing to do would be to buy one or two acrylics for a base coat and then give it a few washes with your inks. The ink will create shadows by flowing into the creases, whilst large flat areas remain lighter. If you don't use a basecoat I suppose it will work in the same way, although I don't know how ink will flow on the clay. Also, I would stick to dark, earthy colours rather than anything bright, depending on the base colour- browns generally work well.
Check out dark_wraith's 'the innsmouth look' (lovely sculpt:teeth)http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=178396 Although his basecoat is rather more complicated than a single colour I assume he must have used ink or a paint wash. In any case, it is a similar effect.
As with everything, it may be better to do a test on a scrap piece of baked sculpey, maybe with some rough texture, to get an idea of the results.
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