How to Paint Textured Red Fabric – Short Version

How to Paint Textured Red Fabric – Short Version


What’s up Guys, welcome back! Hope you’re enjoying the Christmas festivities. Today we’re going to be looking at how to
paint textured red fabric. For our base colour we’ll start by mixing
a saturated red with a nice dark green. I’m using Scale Color Antares Red and Boreal
Green but you can check the description box for some pretty good equivalents. For out first highlight we’ll add some red
in there and just mix in a touch of water to thin it down to a layer consistency. So I’m just going to block that in whereever
the light would be strongest. So along the back near the top, his shoulders
and any little folds along the sides or on the arms etc. You can see we’ve started very dark but we’ll
build this up to quite a strong red over the next few steps, that darkness in the base
colour is going to give us a really strong contrast at the end. We’ll add some water to that highlight colour,
thinning it down to a glaze consistency. and we’ll just use that to glaze over the
transition between the base and highlight, you can see I’m moving the brush from the
base cover, towards the highlight. This is going to help blur out that edge. Mix in a bit more red and a bit of water,
thinning it down to a heavy glaze consistency, so just a little thinner than a layer. And we’ll use that to build up both the colour
and the texture. So what I’m doing here is just stippling over
the parts of the coat where I want to build up the highlights, I’m being quite heavy handed
at this stage, I’m not too fussed about neatness here, all I’m doing it bouncing the brush
over the surface, essentially dabbing on little blobs of colour. Even though I’m not being very precise here,
because I have the paint pretty thin, I still have a lot of control over the colour. If I want the colour to be stronger I can
simply apply more dots and sploges at that point. Here on the folds we don’t really need to
build up texture here just yet, so I’ll just paint these highlights on normally. The surface area is pretty small so texture
we here now will be lost later on, so just painting them on is a bit of a time saver. On the shoulder you can see I’m applying more
dots right in the middle at the highest point and then I’m making them more sparse as I
move away from that point. Add a bit more red and we’ll keep building
up the colour. Still using the same technique, stippling on the colour, just trying to intensify
the red towards the middle of the back, and the tops of the shoulders. Again don’t worry about adding texture to
the folds we’ll get to that later on. We’ll use pure red now and just keep stippling
the colour on. So it’s a pretty simple process really, we just keep adding more red as we
build up the colour with lots of little dots. When you’re doing this try not to consciously
think about each individual dot, instead just let your hand shake a little bit and guide
the tip of the brush around as the tip bounces around on the surface. We can start to add some texture on the folds
now, just putting in a little row of dots along the top. Near the bottom here we’ll switch to a darker
red, more closer to out first highlight colour and we’ll add some texture so it’s not so
smooth. And we’ll highlight the lower part of this
little tail at the side here just building it up to red over a couple of layers. So, now that we’ve build up the red, we can
add some extra highlights. To do that we’re going to mix in some GW Moot
Green into the red, giving us a really nice warm tone. And again, we’re going to stipple this on,
with little dots. I’m trying to be a bit more precise now. Using the green in the higlight gives you
a really interesting colour, it might look wrong on the palette but once you put it on
the model you’ll see it gives you a pretty good effect. We’re focusing on basically all the same areas,
giving a bit more attention to the back of the coat near the neckline and the tops of
the shoulders. Add some more Moot green, now the colour is
actually going to seem darker than your last highlight while it’s on the palette, but again,
when you apply it to the model you’ll see it actually works really well. To push this further we’ll mix in a bit of
valejo Ivory, and don’t forget to thin it down a little with some more water. We need to be careful here as this colour
is pretty bright in comparison to the past couple of steps, so be sure it’s thin enough
that you can have quite a lot of control over the opacity. Alright so, one last highlight, just by adding
some more ivory in there. I’m being even more careful here, trying to
keep these dots small and giving a bit more thought into where I’m placing them. You can see this gives quite a nice, natural
effect. It’s not that difficult, it’s just a bit labour
intensive, but if you’re doing a character model or something for display it’s definitely
worth the extra effort. Quite looking fowards to getting the new camera,
I’ve got some cool plans for the coming year. I’m hoping to do a run on Golden Demon, so
I’ll be stepping the painting up a couple gears and obviously I’ll be filming that,
hopefully I can win something, or at least get to the finals, I guess we’ll have to see! Thanks again for your support, I couldn’t
do it without you. I hope Santa’s good to you, take it easy, bye for now…

34 thoughts on “How to Paint Textured Red Fabric – Short Version

  1. I really like your tutorial videos. Excellent technique and very straight forward for a high end paint job.
    I find them especially useful since I'm planning on trying to enter golden demon for the first time and your tutorials are helping to take my painting to that next level.
    Now that I've finished blowing some up your arse, ๐Ÿคฃ, could you give any tips for taking TMM to the next level?
    I really like the NMM look, but I personally prefer the look of TMM but I'm struggling to find a way of really making them special.
    Any help would be hugely appreciated.

  2. You make the best painting tutorials I've ever found hands down. I've watched several and been able to glean and imply so much new insight to my painting. Just found you a few days ago too. Thanks for all the effort you put in.

  3. Hi. Beautiful effect on the coat. Question: the dark colour youโ€™re painting over. Is that the green and red that you mixed first? Or is it a black or some other deal primer? Just started some malifaux myself. Hope they come out as good as yours!

  4. Aaaargh! I just finishing painting tow Malifaux models with red coats and really struggled with it. This video is two weeks late ๐Ÿ™

  5. you are too good for the golden demon. however, assuming you are not being sarcastic, please document your process of preparation and submission if possible. most in the hobby have no in-roads to golden demon or crystal brush so, if you can find a way, I imagine it would be appreciated.

    btw, please tell my mind flayer butler to stop wearing my favorite smoking jacket. he is not good at covering his tracks and I inevitably catch him at it; its embarrassing for everyone involved.

  6. Great video.
    Just came across your channel and watched a few vids. Really good stuff!
    I'm just starting out in figure painting, so learning lots.

    Thanks very much. ๐Ÿ‘

  7. I have never used that much water in a glaze without adding a touch of clear… Does that work with otherย brand paints too?

  8. Really good tutorial as always. Love the background music, it's giving me the urge to watch some Jonathan Creek ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Excellent technique in evidence here. Do you have a formal training in art, or has your solid understanding of colour theory come about as a result of years of experiment?

  10. Awesome! I'm taking this one to the bank. Just loved the end result.

    Fantastic video and amazing channel! TY for sharing this. ๐Ÿ‘

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