Realistic Bluegill And Craw Patternsquick and easy
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:38 AM
Does anyone know the process on making patterns like these with createx paints? They are awesome and don't look that complicated.
Saw someone on youtube painting a dt like this a while back but can't find the link or remember how I searched for it.
Something like a curve stencil... Spray, dry, move to new section? Idk. Thx.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:22 AM
link #1 is done with practice
link# 2 is a stencil www.lurelayouts.com
I also know the you tube video you are referring to but I think it was removed.
Have fun with it and just play around and try different things.
Read old threads and use the search engine here
Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:10 AM
look in the recipes in hard bait fourm for a few bluegill paint jobs or do a search for bluegill patterns,just like 152 said thou it takes practice to put out great looking baits
so dont think it will be all that easy
Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:26 AM
Thanks for the replies. I've been on here at least 100 times and never even noticed the hardbait cookbook. Lol. I've been doing this the hard way. I've never thinned anything and am just now learning to spray sharp and then dull or give a bait a wash. Lots of fun though. Great site.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:24 AM
Talk about funny. I saw it and never opened it. Just assumed it was what it said it was "a cookbook", (recipes for cooking fish to eat). LOL
Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:55 AM
Get your airbrush, colored pencils, acrylics and paint brushes, q-tips, ref material and start painting....
Edited by fishnart, 14 January 2012 - 11:57 AM.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:10 PM
OK man, you're tryin' to trick us! Which one is the real fish?
Those look awesome!
Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:23 AM
Those look awesome. So good that I had to try it for myself. My color mixes are a little off and the painting isn't nearly your level but I'm very happy for a first attempt at a sunfish.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:46 AM
Don't forget talent. Something you have in spades. Any chance i could borrow some?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:45 AM
Carver thats not bad at all...just have to practice practice practice. One thing to practice is to look past all the surface colors and see what underneath. Also, almost all of the time something isn't one color, there a combination of colors. For example the markings on my bait are a combination of several different colors, one over top the other using thin washes. And then you add the shimmers that are always present in a fish. Find some good photos on the internet blow them up to where you can still see the detail and just study them. I've spent hours on end just studying close ups of fish. Its actually alot of fun and you can practice your color mixes on paper until you find the right mix. Hope this helps you some...and thanks to all for you compliments!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:10 AM
Thanks for the tips fishnart. I've been experimenting with washes on a bluegill and finally got to something I'm happy with. Not like a photo but excentuates the markings for a crankbait reaction color while being natural with a gold irradecence whick doesn't come across in pics no matter how I try with or without fash on this blackberry.
This last one is where I ended up on craw patterns. Chartruse or green craw with rootbeer fade.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:29 PM
When you say "thin washes" are you referring to spraying that spot with a very lite coat then same area dif color lite coat again???
Edited by bbf, 24 January 2012 - 03:30 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:11 PM
yup thats it bbf, sometimes I use acrylic paints with a brush to apply washes. Just add water to a spot of paint on your pallet until you get the desired color or wash, painting it on paper until you get what you want. I also use a paint brush to "blot" or "dab" paint on.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:31 PM
Thanks Fishnart. I thought that was correct reguardless of airbrush or paintbrush. Im a little slow on the termanology! Lol! You do awesome work.
Edited by bbf, 24 January 2012 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:18 PM
The bluegill pattern is done completely by free hand, It took a bit of fooling around with different paints and techniques to get it right. OLD SARGE68/ OSS Custom
Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:00 PM
Tats funny, and understandable.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:42 AM
OK here is my first try at a Bluegill (Sunfish). I was happy with how it turned out but think I can improve on it as I go. It also has some green glitter in it.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:37 PM
Thanks for the reply OSS. I've been working on a craw now and after 30 attempts I think I'm finally where I wanted to be. Learn something every time. Just paint and paint and paint is sometimes the best way to learn.