Where does the black come into it? I thought the idea was white primer, purple wash, purple base coat? (for a bright purple effect)Yes it can work quite well. The idea is to help a color show up without having to do multiple coats over black to make it appear at all. Also the lighter color primer will make it more vibrant as well as give you more control over that vibrancy.
You need black to give them depth and shadow, but not to kill your color pallette.
Well, yeah, I know that's how it is.You're turned around. He's talking black primer vs. white primer for bright colors, which is totally how it is.
I didn't think it would do much, which is why I asked about it, it seemed like an odd idea. I think I'm going for a standard White primer/Purple Basecoat/Deep Purple Wash/Lighter Purple Highlight anywayWhat you're thinking is White Primer, purple wash in the shadows, purple wash everywhere. Doing purple paint over a purple wash... probably won't do much.
Solid. Though I'd suggest considering doing the highlight before the wash: I find it allows the wash to smooth the transition between the undercoat and the highlight.I didn't think it would do much, which is why I asked about it, it seemed like an odd idea. I think I'm going for a standard White primer/Purple Basecoat/Deep Purple Wash/Lighter Purple Highlight anyway
Thank you for the Bette Davis Eyes link; I had that technique suggested to me just yesterday.The subject of painting eyes came up in a separate thread, and it was recommended that these links be added to this thread.
A technique I've heard recommended a thousand times thus far are the"Bette Davis eyes", here: http://www.reapermini.com/TheCraft/12
Mike McVey had a decent article for Chainmail up that dealt with faces/eyes here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.a...pp/pp20011218a