Kamui K's WIP

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Onegai 01: shirt basecoat ver.2

Well, I reprimed yet again, made sure it dryed overnight. And basecoated it immediately the next few days. This time the paint sticked well and I shaded it properly. Now my only real problem at the moment is still my lighting set up. Here you can see the major differences between my camera mode. One is really washed out and hard to make out the shading, While the other is too pink, yet you can clearly make out the gradients I've made in the creases. I'll have to play around with my lighting further to take get more true colors out of my camera.

Even though I've covered her with a very light pink, her shirt is more of a white in this (lighting of 100 watt bulb lighting) as of now with pink shading. I'm guessing she'll need more pink all around if I were to mimick this reference pic:


But I'll have to replace my bulbs to make sure it's not the super white lights that's washing out my colors. If it's not one thing, it's another. :P

Onegai 01: shirt basecoat trials

It seems I took too long between the priming and basecoating stage. As a result, dust, handling, light sanding, etc. is making it difficult for my paint to stick. It's difficult to see, but you can make out the streaks, pools, and uneven coats in certain areas that just refuses to smooth out nicely. Plus my new lighting set up is really washing out or saturating the colors. I'll still have to rework it all to take better pics in the future.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Onegai 01: shirt basecoat

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been remodeling my place and have a much larger work area now (hence the change of wall color among other things). Onward to painting!
Still touching up a few connecting areas of the 2 shirt halves. As for the shirt color, I'm going for a light pink (almost white) color. Here's just the basecoat for now.