Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Avoiding snow blindness
The problem is that I paint my Austrians in a stylised way with plain white uniforms, no shading and all the lining in black. I’ve found that this only really works if the black lining is very thin and I can only achieve this by laboriously changing between black and white paint to thin the lines until I get the desired effect. Take a look at this photo against the one in the last post and you’ll see what I mean – I hope.
Of course I could avoid all this by using more realistic colours with either cream or grey for the uniform with white straps lined in dark grey. This would be more forgiving of the odd error but it’s too late to go back now.
Suddenly painting Highlanders doesn’t seem so bad at all.