Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hirst Arts: Wooden Doors


Here's a photo of some painted Hirst Arts wooden doors. I'm not entirely happy with the wood. Next time i'll go for something with a little more red. I was experimenting with the metallics, trying out the bronze and iron looks.

I'm going to build some wall sections next, and play around with the look of those.

5 comments:

Desert Scribe said...

For iron, I suggest painting the metalwork black, then drybushing some metallic grey (for bare metal) or redddish brown (for rust). Same thing for bronze, but drybrush with metallic antique copper or something similar.

1d30 said...

Cool, nice work. I like the one on the right best, brown wood with silver metal. You could also try a metallic black for the metal, which would give it that wrought iron look.

Bard said...

I like these. I think the wood looks great. I agree with 1d30: the straight silver metal on the far right looks best to me. Depending on how detailed you want to get, a dry-brushing like Desert Scribe suggested can work very well also. With scenery, sometimes I go that route, sometimes I just go with a simple application of color, depending on my mood and the piece.

Squeeck said...

Apart from drybrushing, I've found that washes work well with HA blocks. After drybrushing, I usually make a mixture of black, dark brown and dark green ink, mixed only partially so that the colour is uneven, and thin enough so that it barely stains the highlights, but brings out the details. Granted, this tends to make things look decaying and moldy, but that's the way I like it. YMMV, of course.

aamedor said...

your doors turned out much better then mine, I always get bubbles on those hinges
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