How to Paint Creatures - Sculpey Painting Techniques

Learn to paint polymer clay creatures with FX artist Casey Love (Predators, The Thing, AvP: Requiem).

Description

Join master monster maker & creature FX designer, Casey Love (PREDATORS, THE THING, AVP: REQUIEM) as he demonstrates techniques & tips for painting photo-realistic sculpey creatures and characters. In this tutorial from one of Hollywood´s finest character designers, you´ll learn the secrets to creating a totally lifelike paint job for your monster maquettes.

WEBCOURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Creating the illusion of translucency
  • Painting patterns to create realistic skin
  • Special effects veining & mottling techniques
  • Fine detail painting & finishing touches

 

Approximate Runtime is: 01:56:03

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  1. Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
  2. Materials - 00:00:46
  3. Mixing Paints: Determining Color - 00:05:16
  4. Airbrushing the First Pattern - 00:11:21
  5. Warm Red Tones - 00:21:31
  6. Green Veining - 00:28:15
  7. Green Undertone - 00:34:15
  8. Defining the Pattern with Darker Tones - 00:37:13
  9. Mottling with Darker Red Tones - 00:49:41
  10. White Mottling - 01:00:27
  11. Yellow Toning - 01:07:53
  12. Brown Toning - 01:11:22
  13. Fine Detail Work - Bringing Character to Life - 01:13:21
  14. Freckles and Age Spots - 01:22:34
  15. Dark Blue Tones - 01:24:51
  16. Bold Patterning with Liquitex - 01:26:27
  17. Nacreous Overspray & Fine Veining - 01:42:40
  18. Finishing the Bust for Display - 01:47:24
  19. High Gloss Varnish - 01:48:45
  20. Eyes, Ears, & Mouth Final Epoxy Coat - 01:51:34
  21. Wrap Up - 01:55:05

Materials

CLICK on the links below to find the materials you need for this lesson. 

 

Some items might be harder to find, but a little internet scouring usually finds you everything you'll need.

 

Burman Industries

Naimie's Beauty Center

Reynolds Advanced Materials

Smooth-On Inc.

 

FOR YOUR WORK STATION

  • Air Compressor
  • Lazy Susan

 

AIRBRUSHES

  • Iwata Micron Double Action Airbrush

 

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

  • Liquitex High Gloss Varnish

 

EPOXYS/GLUES

  • 6 Minute Pro Epoxy

 

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

  • Small Detail Paintbrushes

 

PAINTS

  • Acrylic Paint – Black
  • Acrylic Paint – Magenta
  • Acrylic Paint – Purple
  • Acrylic Paint – Red
  • Acrylic Paint – White
  • Badger Acrylic Paint – Crimson
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Bright Green
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Brilliant Yellow
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Burnt Umber
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Gray
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Indigo Blue
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Light Blue
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Prussian Blue
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Raw Sienna
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Red Earth
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Shimmering Blue
  • FW Acrylic Ink – Turquoise
  • Liquitex Acrylic Color – Light Blue Violet
  • Liquitex Acrylic Color – White

 

THINNERS/SOLVENTS

  • 99% Alcohol

 

SUPPLIES

  • Paper Towels
  • Small Plastic Mixing Cups
  • Water Spray Bottle

 

HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Casey Love

Master Monster Maker & Makeup Effects Designer

Casey Love first discovered the art of Make-up FX at age twenty four. His love for the art of mask making began in...

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