After I finish the details, I’ll add a holographic sparkle coat and high gloss varnish to make the colors really pop. It’s all about creating depth through layering.
Current set up for cloudy day painting 🖌️ In the background: resin casts of tree bark, big sun glasses, a tiny dinosaur, and a mannequin hand holding a heart model 🖐️
Applying gesso and drying it. Doesn’t look like much, but it’s an important step for good paint adhesion. 🖌🖤
Adding subtle paint details: thin washes of gold, silver, red, purple, and blue. The new ghost chameleon pigment I’m using looks different depending on how the light hits it. It’s transparent, showing the most dramatic color shifts when layered over black. With just the chameleon paint, the details were hard to see, so I’m also adding lighter areas with tinted metallics to create greater depth.
Painting silver/gold accents on this Stardust Dreamer. All those dreamy lumps and bumps. This step takes hours.
I slush cast them with multiple pours of resin and use epoxy clay to reinforce the back.
Another colorway in the Dreamer series