Painting Light Reflections With NRM
Painting Light Reflections With NRM! Today’s article is about painting this moody Dark Knight from Knight Models ‘Batman‘ range. And today’s artist is Nikolas Mortensen from @nrmpaint – an award-winning Danish painter and RGG supporter who regularly shares his tutorials on Patreon. So if you want to paint a dramatic cowl like this one, then look no further! Continue on, in his words…
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Introduction from NRM Paint
"As a huge batman fan, it was a joy working on this model - especially for creating that dark realistic touch on the cape. The overall colour scheme is inspired of The Batman ( The newest movie ) where both his cape & armour is almost full-on black, which I find most accurate for a batman. Painting black though, can be a tricky one, but I hope this tutorial can help others out to give it a try..."
Paints used :
Ice Yellow (Vallejo)
French Mirage Blue (Vallejo)
Abaddon Black (Citadel)
Corvus Black (Citadel)
Incubi darkness (Citadel)
Brush used : RGG Size 00
Wet palette : RGG XL Studio
Step 1 Painting Light Reflections With NRM: Basecoating
We start by basecoating the cloak, with a 2:1:1 mix of abaddon black, corvus black & incubi darkness.
Step 2 Painting Light Reflections With NRM: Framing the light reflections
We now add 1 part more of incubi darkness & a 1/2 part of French mirage blue to the basecoat mix & glaze the frame of the light reflections. Add 2-3 parts of water.
Painting Light Reflections With NRM Steps 3 & 4: Glazing
We now add another 1/2 part of french mirage blue to the previous mix & glaze towards the center of the light reflections. Same amount of water added as before.
We now add 1/3 part of ice yellow to the previous mix & glaze the center of the light reflections. Same amount of water added as before.
Step 5 Painting Light Reflections With NRM: Highlights & Shadows
We now add another 1/3 part of ice yellow to the previous mix & glaze the very center of the light reflections. We furthermore shade the most naturally shaded areas, with thinned down abaddon black. Same amount of water added as before.
Finally, we glaze the very center of the light reflections once again, by adding the last 1/3 part of ice yellow to the previous mix – we furthermore edge highlight the cloak with the same mix. Finally we add scratches by painting thin lines & dots with french mirage blue – add 1-2 parts of water. Done 🙂 ! – Nikolas