Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Cloth - Help

Right I have typed up part 2 of 3 of my "Anatomy of a Raven" post series and it will be up in the next few days.

However I have recieved a request for a tutorial on cloth, specifically and conveniently for me standard plain linen style cloth for a banner, which is exactly the sort of thing the robes my Dark Angels Deathwatch character is wearing.

There are many ways to paint fabric, the easiest for what we're trying to do is
1) Basecoat "Skull White"

2) Wash "Devlan Mud"

3) Drybrush *Bleached Bone"

4) Drybrush "Skull White"

This is not the method I'll be using, the basics are the same but there's a little more to it.

Paints you'll need;
Skull White
Devlan Mud
Graveyard Earth
Kommando Khaki
Bleached Bone

Stage 1) Basecoat "Skull White"

Stage 2) Wash "Devlan Mud" (Heavy wash, you want it in all the cracks in robs like

Stage 3) Paint "Graveyard Earth" leaving the "Devlan" shading.
this and the top wrinkles of a banner)

Stage 4) Highlight "Kommando Khaki" along prominent edges leaving the darker colours in the recesses

Stage 5) Highligh "Bleached Bone" along extreme edges, with a light dry brush over flat areas, ensuring its slightly over watered down to prevent chalky effect

Stage 6) Drybrush (and I mean DRY) "Skull White" over the entire robe, and edge highlight extreme corners and points with watered down "Skull White"

Thats the basic cloth done.

There will be more of my Deathwatch creations soon, once the anatomy course is over.

Any further information just comment, Todays comment secretary; Miss Vanessa Hudgens (AKA Blondie)


  1. I used that exact same Vanessa Hudgens picture in a blog post today, lol.

    Oh and steps 2 and 3 are the wrong way around in the 2nd tutorial...

  2. Letting out all of your dark secrets, soon all will be painting robes!!!!