I have often said that I changed my painting style quite a lot on this one and nothing could be truer: the technical skills I usual try to aim for were completely by-passed with the goal being to develop a more global feel and ambiance of the piece rather than just lining up proficient techniques.
A few pictures to start I think...:
|"I'm on a highway to Hell [dum dum] Highway to Hell!..."|
I made an extensive use of dry pigments which basically reduced the need for blendings to a bare minimum: the bulk of the effects being generated by the dust and mud coats created using these dry pigments. I think in light of the overall result that I should have worked the layerings a little more before resorting to the pigments, but you live and learn!
I also used quite a few "magic Juices" of my own composition. I will detail the making of these juices in a short tutorial at some point. Here they were used to enhance rust effects and oily grimy patches at various points on the model ( well all over the model when I think about it actually, just in varying degrees and proportions ).
|The various slicks and muddy, grimy, oily, rusty tones were alkl applied using these "Magic Juices"|
Well there we go folks! Til' next time!
[I now have skid marks all over my desk...]