Photos of painting in progress, done with my finger, a sock, and wood stain.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
The progress of this wood stain painting; done with just my finger, a sock, and wood stain.
I started out applying just burgundy wood stain, then began adding olive green.
At this point, I started adding a brown wood stain for the rest of the detail and to even out the colours.
I've been trying my hand at airbrushing lately, and my brother asking me to do his helmet was the perfect opportunity to practice. For the really small details I used a paint brush...it'll take a looong time before I can get those small of marks with an airbrush!
His hockey team's logo is a wolf that is design as a cartoon. He asked if I could make it look more realistic so I used the placement of features from his logo but referenced pictures of wolves for the rest.
He has a tattoo of a fleur de lis inside of a maple leaf on his calf. It is different colours and a different style, but I made the fleur de lis look similar to metal to match the cage.
Apart from being the popular "brick wall in front of the net", he's also a stone mason which makes the stone pattern significant.