John Warren's Album: River hiway start

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How to get a decent road color
Using rattle cans, first was a two coats of a grey primer. When dry, a light misting of flat black from about three feet away, then another very light mist of the grey primer from a distance. Last coat was a flat ivory from four feet moving the can fast, gives a bit of a wreathed or older road look. Yellow lines is striping tape. Will use pastel chalk powder to gently brush on the center of the lanes and a grey brown mix for the edges. Road is removable to finish up the river.
In this picture there seems to be a reddish hue, after posting this pic, I had to take another look, there is no red hue in the road color.
3 comments
  • Graham Stokes
    Graham Stokes Beautiful believable road & thanks for the instructions, John. Red might be a setting on your camera.
    September 5, 2017
  • John  Warren
    John Warren Thank you Sir Graham. The road befor was flat grey primer with a misting of ivory which showed up very light for the camera and I think looked better in the room, however a bit of light black mist darkened it up giveng to me a better contrast, its almost ...  more
    September 5, 2017 - 1 likes this
  • Graham Stokes
    Graham Stokes One of the best attitudes to MR & and most enjoyable ways, Sir John-experimenting. I need to free myself to do that more.
    September 6, 2017