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Practicing flames

Discussion in 'Getting Real!' started by Johnny T., Jul 25, 2016.


  1. Squishy

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    I agree with everyone else, you have your colours popping nicely, I think though that you could add some sparks and some hotspots on your final layer. Less is def more, and the shapes don't all have to be flame shaped, throw in some random ones too. When doing licks I think of one side having a harder edge to define the shape, and then a soft faded edge, there's no need for a stencil at all. I've added a pic of something I did a while ago, as it's hard to explain, hoping that makes it clearer lol.

    I noticed your first layer on the pic you started today has a lot of shapes in it. You don't really need to do this at this stage. The first layer all you really need to do is map out the area you are going to be painting, and then give it the red to build on. It also looks quite solid and symmetrical, which can take away the natural look. The second layer is when you start to build the shapes - but still keep it pretty loose. Then as you can see on my pic, I go to town on the detail in the top layer, before finishing with the hot spots.

    SAM_1284 (600x800) (600x800).jpg

    My flames aren't exactly a classic look, more like a hodgepodge of different styles that clicked into something I could manage lollollol, but hopefully it shows that you don't always have to have a typical flame shape.
  2. Johnny T.

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    Hey Squishy, I have seen this valcovers before. Thanks for the pic and advice. This one here it somethin in line of what I want to do. Thank man.
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    afterdark My friends call me Ward Very Likeable!

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    Nice effort for a first try, a little overworked in the red stage though. It's just a hint of flame at the beginning leaving the detail for later.
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    Ok Johnny, I started an end table this morning, and took a few photos. This is just Wicked White at the moment, after which, I will decide on what colors to use. I might go transparent yellow, and red oxide, or I might go with the new candies....undecided yet. Hope this helps you a little, I took pics of when I used the shield.
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    And the last one lol
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    So, I hope this helps you out just a little bit. As you can see, it is indeed all free hand, but using the shields helps create more of a flowing highlight. Those shields you see in my pics, I cut them myself....kinda cheap that way I am lolololol
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  6. Johnny T.

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    Hey everybody, here is my last work. I started this one before you guys suggestion. I just when and finish it any way. I plan on takin Squishy agrochemicals and see how that work. image.jpeg i just can't seem to get out of the hot rod look. I'll work on it tho. Couse it's gone happen. LOL
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  7. Johnny T.

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    Hi MeesheLLMP, thanks for the pic. I think I will try this along with squish suggestion. Thanks a bunch guys.
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    Hi everybody, been busy trying to catch up on some work on the house. Anyway I just happens to come up with this video on you tube. I'm not sure if any one post it it before. But for some of you that are interested on true fire with house of kolor so candy. This is one of Mike levallee video tutorial on true fire. I'm kind of computer inlliteriate so I don't know how to post the link, but go to the search on you tube and type, Los secretos para pintar fuego real en tu auto(parte2) (Aerogafia).
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    Lay them down nice and loose to begin with.
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    Thanks afterdark, I see what you guys mean lay them loose. Squishy mention that on my first layer I shouldn't get to involve with doing the shapes to soon. I realize that I was laying them to tight and to much. Thanks guys.
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    image.jpeg Good morning, or afternoon or evening. Hey guys. Call me crazy but after a long day I wanted to play with my airbrush so her are this lousy pic I couldn't get to focus very good. image.jpeg Second pic image.jpeg Here I'm just on my second layer, hopefully I can do some more tomorrow. But I got a busy day doing landscape on the yard and a basement to finish. Any way I'm steel using the same colors as the airbrush tutor.same mixing ratios. They seem to work for me. Same airbrush IWATA HP-CS and The Roylmax M-180. Now quick question my IWATA has starlet to get a sticky trigger. I have taking apart and kean it, I found exes paint by the trigger mechanism . Look to me that they may have a seal at the front of the body. Any ides guys and gals. Next project I'm gone incorporate th stencil. Will see how it work for me.
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    Hello everyone, it's been a while since any updates, but it doesn't mean I haven't been working at it. I have been really busy with work,bike and mainly the house. Doing some serious work on it. The boss won't let up she's always cracking the wipe. Lol. Any ways here it goes. I'm posting this pic as I did each one by the numbers. image.jpeg well this is what I came up with after Some of you guys advice. Yea tu much stencil but I'm just trying t to learn how to use them. image.jpeg Learning how to layers. image.jpeg image.jpeg Xwell not working the way I plan it. I'm loosing the order in wich I paint them . Couse I have been resisting them. image.jpeg steel using air brush tutor paint mixture. And my IWATA HP-CS along with the Royalmax M-180. Thanks for your help guys. And gals.

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    Hey Johnny, great start with the flames so far, everyone has pretty much said how to achieve the real flame look. I have done a realistic fire class and it was difficult even after airbrushing for a long time.
    Have you watched the airbrush Tutors videos? I will link it in case you haven't, also there's the master of true fire Mike Lavallee

    Two different styles both great results

    Mitch AKA Airbrush Tutor:





    Mike Lavallee True Fire:


    I hope these help

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    Thanks Jord001. I have watch both videos countless times and I'm still go through them. I'm using airbrush tutor paint mixture, and I think I got the color pretty good so far. It's just getting the flame layers and the leaks down. I kind of wanted to use the airbrush tutor free hand style but I got a long ways to go for that.

    PS. The Mike Levalle video is the short version one. There is an older video like an hour in a half long. I wrote earlyer on this post where to go. It's in Spanish caption.
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    I'm not sure if I should start a new tread, but here it goes. This is a sketch that I did to incorporate on the flame job. It's just the start. image.jpeg I'll keep you posted with pic as I progress with it. Got to go guys, got to go to work have a nice day guys.
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    Hello every body, did a little work after work tonight. Here's the pic. image.jpeg Boy this is not easy, but I'm thinking of wich way to go with this. Good night every body or good morning.
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    Believe me I will stay with it. This some thing that I want, and I'm going to get it. Thanks man
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    Ok guys, how is this one? 20160824_214634.jpg
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    Well I think I figure out how to post a link on here. This is Mike Levalee second video.

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