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So I'm trying to paint Goth Amy. Emphasis on trying.
Everything aside from the legs look great! But the fishnets just refuse to turn out. They always end up looking sloppy, and I cannot seem to get the lines to conform to the shape of her legs and also remain regular and clean.

Any ideas, guys?

~Bravey
 
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Did you try just drybrushing across them?

If that didn't work, I'd just paint them the color of her Flesh and maybe hit them with a wash.
 
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Paint the lines with the edge of a razor blade or dental floss.
 
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charlest wrote:
Did you try just drybrushing across them?

If that didn't work, I'd just paint them the color of her Flesh and maybe hit them with a wash.


This.

Or at least something like this.

Unless you're supremely skilled with a brush you'll find painting fishnets impossible.

However, you can 'simulate' the effect using very thin paint (also known as a 'glaze') that is painted over the top of the flesh colour - the key is keeping the paint very very thin (like much thinner you'd ever normally go - you should hardly be able to tell the paint is going on after painting on one layer), and applying it in a several layers to build up the colour.
 
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I didn't even bother trying. Nothing wrong with bare legs...
 
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Drybrushing wouldn't work, the result would just end up messy. I'd doing Amy to my highest standard as a commission. I think I'm going to see if the customer would be happy to settle with plain old sheer stockings, maybe with some rips and tears, like I did on the Malifaux models below.



Here's to hoping!

~Euen
 
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Looks like you really don't need much advice from us, Euen!
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Looks like you really don't need much advice from us, Euen!


Oh, trust me, I still have lots to improve on. That's both the blessing and the curse of mini painting-with enough practice you can become good, but the better you get the more you realize that you still can get better.

~Euen
 
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braveheart101 wrote:
the better you get the more you realize that you still can get better.


Oh, believe me, I know!
 
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I'm painting her now, but I'm new to painting of any sort. Care to post a pic when done?
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I used a stippling brush and painted over for the tears looks reasonable from usual gaming distance
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Just throwing an idea around, not sure if it would work, but maybe get a piece of actual sheer stocking, very small. Dip in some thin black ink, stretch it a little, and press against the legs? The sheer mesh lattice might work out ok as fishnet scaled down to miniature size?

Or plan b: get some modelling putty. Press around the leg like a cast. Remove, cut a lattice into the inside of it using a hobby knife. Paint the leg black. Slop flesh colour on to the inside of the cast, and gently press against the leg?
 
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You could always try a .005 micron pin. Than all you have to do is draw the lines on. Just make sure the area you are using the pin on is dry and don't press hard.
 
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Maybe you get some inspiration there:
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Holy crap that's insane!

~Euen
 
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really really nice painted. the details are incredible...
 
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I think those might be paint masters...
 
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This is from Remy Tremblay's gallery. There are many others to admire...

http://remytremblay.sculpture.over-blog.com/photo-1947292-zo...

I really like this one:


The blood is very well painted (not simple unrealistic red patches)
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I found another one posted that looked pretty good:



https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nuwMXV1w_2M/UDTKaeJnmrI/A...
 
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