Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tip Suggestions?


It's time for more tip suggestions! I still have a little list of ideas, but I'll need more to keep up with weekly tips. So if there's anything you'd like more info on, post or email, and I'll see what I can do about getting it into the blog!

7 comments:

Shelby said...

Maybe how to gloss the hooves,eyes, etc.? I always wonder what I should use, and apply it with...

Mel Miller said...

Hi Shelby! I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to do that one yet. I have a horse on my bench I intend to do the glossing demo on! Until then, basically I just paint Liquitex clear gloss on with a small paint brush. :-)

Shelby said...

ok thanks!

Daphne said...

Can you do a video of your magic hand painting magic pinto markings? Or something about how to keep pinto markings awesome?

How about uses for dry media, especially powder pigments - how you apply them and different effects you use them for.

You do a lot of intensively hair-detailed pieces, but not all of your work is like this. How do you decide when a horse is suited to such an approach, and how do you come up with techniques for such effects? (For example, you have Proxima Centauri, who is very hair-detailed despite being a chestnut, and then that dappled bay sabino mini Nahar, who I think was done with similar techniques. Then you have Dervish, who has a lot of hair detail done in oils. Other horses in similar colors, like your Rasam or Dinky Duke, are approached differently. What motivates you to do more or less intensive effects and how did you come up with the techniques?)

Mel Miller said...

Thanks for all the ideas Daphne! I will definitely work them all in. :-D

Bridget said...

How about how to keep hair and glop out of drying oil paint? I'm finding it impossible to do. :)

Mel Miller said...

Thanks Bridget! I think I can whip up something like that. :-)