|Kevin, Bob and Stuart (with the guitar). I'm not quite finished with Stuart. |
Future minions have the first coat of yellow paint on them.
Finding the right shape of rocks is probably one of the hardest parts about painting minions. Unless you are just going for a painting on the rock instead of a painted figurine that I'm trying to achieve.
|Stuart in the raw. Finding "pill-shaped" rocks is the hardest part|
unless you want to just use the rock aa a canvas and paint
the minion onto it. Be sure to wash the rock before painting it.
|I usually sketch out some ideas on paper first.|
|A quick sketch with a marker to see if Stuart |
and the rock are compatible. The paint is opaque (with two coats)
so I don't have to worry about the marker showing up through the paint.
|The first coat of paint is applied. The marker is still barely visible.|
I generally sit the rocks out in the sun to let it dry between coats.
This week we are at plus-100 degrees so they dry rather quickly.
I then go in with a small brush (I use a red sable flat brush with really short hair) and hit all the details as well as fill in close to the edges to finish up where I used the wider brush, such as on the blue overalls.
I then ink the borders and fill in the black areas such as the mouth, gloves and boots. I generally use either a black permanent marker or in Stuart's case, I used platinum carbon ink I had in my Pentel brush pen.
I use a white Gelly Roll pen to add the seams to his overalls and highlights around the fingers in the gloves and twinkle in the eye. Then I add any shadowing (which is proving to be difficult for me to find the best way to do that.)
Finally I use a sealer -- just clear spray paint -- and Viola!
|All that's left is the details--Shadowing, highlights, hair, etc. Then|
applying the sealer.