Taken the shine off
In the recent pin-up issue (#105), there was a Q& A on shiny latex on page 39 that didn’t go into enough depth for me. I’ve tried for ages to achieve that look, both on and off the computer, with no real success, so I wondered if it was possible to do a video showing how different artists manage it. What paper, board, brush, paint, ink, program, and how they choose light source, direction and so on. I suggest more than one artist because in the same issue you can see Sorayama’s shiny is different to Serge Birault’s, and Miss Mosh (page 52), Pink Amazon (page 55) and Lady Dynamite (page 77) are all shiny but different. It would be so good to have something to refer to when I’m trying for that shiny look. Chris Gray, via email Claire replies You’re right Chris, each artist will have a different way to create that shiny effect, and it would seem that the tips we provided in 105 were not for the shiny effect that you were after. We’ll see if we can get another artist to show how they do it in another issue soon.
The advice of Goñi Montes in issue 105 on how to paint shiny latex didn’t quite work for reader Chris Gray.