Lo-Res wrote:wow very cool..howd you get the rust effect?
You want to know how was it done? I guess you have to purchase a pair to find out.... lol
I try to explain as detailed as possible as I am not really good in explanation.
1st, before painting the rust, you will have to study rust. Really. Look at images or real life rust, break down the colours that you see.
My base shoes was this
2) Because of the dark base, I started add white randomly and unevenly.
3) After that, I painted the whole 'rust' areas with v.diluted yellow. The areas with white patches will show the yellow better and there will be a range of dark and light areas.
4) Add Tan colour to the shoes, sparingly and randomly to reduce the brightness of the yellow but do not cover the whole shoes with tan. Leave some areas where the yellow can show through.
5) Taupe, it adds a good range of tone to the Tan. Also do it sparingly and randomly similar to the previous step
6) This is the critical part which will determine how your rust will look. If you study rust enough, you will know where to add the brown. Add brown in a manner similar to doing shading. The areas you want it to be darker, you add in more brown and more concentrated . The areas you want it to be light, just add a few dabs of brown so that both the dark and light areas will blend well.
7) Add black, just add a few dabs of black here and there. JUST A FEW DABS. I mean it. :)
8) Actually you can end here but I carry on by distressing the leather because the rust looked too 'new' and 'fresh'. Use something rough. eg. sandpaper to roughen up the surface. It helps to add character to the shoes and concept
Thats the end. Ensure the paint is fully dry before moving on to the next
You might wonder why add so many colours and most of the colours will be cover up. The reason is simple, most areas where you add your paint sparingly, it will allow the base paint to see through. By adding different layers of paint in different manner, it will give a wider range of tone and dynamics.
I am unsure if there is any simpler way, but if you do, pls update me. Lol :)
The grey rust swoosh area is similar to the brown rust area. colours used were: white, taupe, dark grey and black....
Hope my explanation helps and pardon my sentence structure and grammars errors, if any.. hahaha