Painting Light Reflections With NRM

Painting Light Reflections With NRM

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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…

Table of Contents

Introduction from NRM Paint

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"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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Finishing Touches

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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 

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