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Masking procedure advice for floral piece.

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by Neural, May 27, 2018.


  1. Neural

    Neural Gravity Guru

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    So, I want to expand on the Plumeria flower that I have as my avatar currently, and do a piece that has three flowers total. A large one in the center, and two more, one on each side, that are "behind" it.

    I need to get color on the main flower, then get color onto the secondary flowers without spilling it onto the main blossom. *Then* after that, I need to mask them all off and paint the background black.

    I know various steps that I use currently. Looking mostly for confirmation and/or advice on how to avoid pitfalls that I may not know about.

    My intention would be to do the following:

    1: paint the color in the center of the main blossom
    2: put down a layer of bleed check
    3: mask off the main blossom, and then paint the color for the secondary blossoms
    4: add a light shadow along the edge of the main blossom, to make the secondary ones look like they are further away/behind/shadowed by the main blossom.
    5: put down another layer of bleed check
    6: mask off all three flowers and paint the black backdrop.

    Is that the right overall process?
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Here's how I would do it,
    1st mask all the flowers and do your background color first,then the leaves and stem,and last the flowers.(you can use the masking and cut out each part to help with shading and each of the pedals
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    I should probably point out that the flower is candy2o over ground aluminum, so putting down a full layer of black is not possible, as it would cover the grind marks that add detail to the flower. :)
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    You can do it all in candy2.0 the same way!

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