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I really love brick works ...; Tips to do a realistic brick wall ...
Topic Started: Apr 26 2010, 02:47 AM (2,987 Views)
philbass
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Hi guy,

I think you'll be interested for a tips to do a realistic brick wall.

First, let see the result on my last work. It's a little diorama represent the inside of a garage, the man work on the restoration of his little hot rod !

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So first you have to engrave your wall in polystyrene foam (you can use blue insulating foam at Home Depot in US for example). Here i use some Depron (that's use to made light RC plane)

To engrave the material, let's have a look to this photos wich show you how to do the better job for that :

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Here i made my wall like this and here is the result

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Then you have to do the paint job, that's the "secret" :

I only use Liquitex acrylic paint.

1/ I "paint" my wall with some "Gesso" (What's GESSO ? click here)

2/ a covering layer of burnt sienna on Gesso

3/ some bricks are randomly paint with Red Mars, Land of sienna and umber either pure or mixed with each other varies.

4/ then I put some white pigment on the wall

5/ after that it's time to put a black lavi all over the wall

6/ Finally, I pass on all a burnt sienna lavi to blend different shades

7/ If necessary, i made again a black lavi to break the uniformity of color.

Sorry for my poor english i hope that everyone understand the tips ! :$

Here is some other pics of the result with some light :

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Here is a little moke up of the scenery

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I hope that you will be interrested by this tips, and again sorry for my poor english

Eric
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HowardE
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Eric, those walls look great!...
So first you scribe the lines with the blade and then impress the lines with the pen, correct?...
I know it would be extra work, but I'd love to see a shot of what each step of the painting process looks like... ;)
Don't worry about your english... :)
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HowardE
Apr 26 2010, 07:39 AM
Eric, those walls look great!...
So first you scribe the lines with the blade and then impress the lines with the pen, correct?...
I know it would be extra work, but I'd love to see a shot of what each step of the painting process looks like... ;)
Don't worry about your english... :)
correct to engrave the foam !

I had some paint job on birck wall to do this evening, i'll take a picture for each step for you with the paint i use !
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Those look fabulous! Thanks for the info!
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philbass
Apr 26 2010, 07:59 AM
I had some paint job on birck wall to do this evening, i'll take a picture for each step for you with the paint i use !
That would be wonderful Eric, Thanks!!!... ;)
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Beautiful work. Keep it going, please.
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Nice! :D
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ok guy, here is the pics for an illustrated how to !

If some point are not clear enough ask me, i'll try to give you an answers

I haven't got pics for the primer of my work with the Gesso, but you just have to paint the wall with it,

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and when it's dry, you paint with the first color !

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and you have this when the paint is dry

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Then you take the 3 other color

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And paint randomly some brick

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After, you have to take your dry pigment

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and with a brush, put some pigment on the wall

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you will have this

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Then make a lavi with black paint and alcool, i don't know if "lavi" is the good word !

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You'll have this

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After, an other "lavi" with the first color

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And you'll have this

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Then you have to let dry the wall over a night, i'll make the last photo tomorrow morning (it's 9.30PM for me here !) and you will see the final result !

I hope that it's clear for all like this !

Eric
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Shannon aka MoparLady
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Thanks for the great how-to Eric, and for taking the time to prepare it for all to see. Really great info!
I'm thinking "lavi" you may be meaning the English word "wash". So it's like a diluted color with alcohol applied all over the brick to give more depth and realism.
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Absolutely brilliant!

By "lavi" do you mean a "wash" of color ?
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AWESOME!!!!!!!What is it you are using for the Dry Pigment? Your How-To is excellent! :5" :5"
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yes that's it, lavi is wash ! :$

here is the result in the scenery :

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Apr 26 2010, 04:12 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!!What is it you are using for the Dry Pigment? Your How-To is excellent! :5" :5"
it's paint white pigment as show on the photo
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It is really nice to see how so-called artists materials are slowly being accepted into the modeling world.Love it!
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Great results. Somrthing I do to make the mortar in bricks is to brush on plaster like you do with the TiO2 and then wet it with water from a bruch and it sets in place.

Thanks for sharing.
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Apr 27 2010, 09:07 AM
Great results. Somrthing I do to make the mortar in bricks is to brush on plaster like you do with the TiO2 and then wet it with water from a bruch and it sets in place.

Thanks for sharing.
yes i had to try this to, but before the brushing with plaster, you'll have to put an hairspray coat to protect the acrylic paint, instead, all the paint will go away when you'll wet the plaster to do the mortar !
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Shannon aka MoparLady
Apr 26 2010, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the great how-to Eric, and for taking the time to prepare it for all to see. Really great info!
I'm thinking "lavi" you may be meaning the English word "wash". So it's like a diluted color with alcohol applied all over the brick to give more depth and realism.
I must be missing something here! Why use alcohol at all? :o
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i made my wash with alcohol, it dry faster than water
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But isn't alcohol a solvent for acrylic paint?
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WOW!!!!!!!
that is fantastic work phil!! i am blown away! i have gotta try this technique, ive got some blue foam here too......maybe ill get a piece out and see what i can do........
keep it going

bryan
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