Cobblestones Painting

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Cobblestones Painting

Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 12:02 pm

February 14th, 2009, 12:34 pm #1

Somebody have any good pics or sites where they are painted.

Not all grays are they?

Thanks all.
Jeff
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Joined: December 6th, 2005, 4:34 pm

February 14th, 2009, 2:35 pm #2

They're more of a brown than anything. I usually paint them khaki, or tan. I'll then use heavy washes of sepia or vandyke brown to scrub into the cracks to create shadows. After all of that has dried I use combinations of naples yellow, yellow ocher, and unbleached linen to create highlights.
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Joined: December 14th, 2003, 7:51 pm

February 14th, 2009, 4:55 pm #3

Somebody have any good pics or sites where they are painted.

Not all grays are they?

Thanks all.
Jeff
There are tons of images on the internet for you to examine....for sure there are many different shapes and colours and tones.

I am not totally understanding what you are stating...."where they are painted".

Are you looking for images of painted diorama cobblestones or real life painted cobblestones?

Stone come in various shades...cobblestones are not usually painted when they are used as a roadway(maybe on the side or shoulder)...the natural rock colour is what gives the unique pattern (or lack of pattern) to the stones when they are laid.

Here you go...pages and pages....

http://images.google.ca/images?sourceid ... =en&tab=wi
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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 12:02 pm

February 14th, 2009, 5:12 pm #4

Thanks a Bunch.

Tired of the plain Grays I see.

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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 12:02 pm

February 14th, 2009, 5:15 pm #5

They're more of a brown than anything. I usually paint them khaki, or tan. I'll then use heavy washes of sepia or vandyke brown to scrub into the cracks to create shadows. After all of that has dried I use combinations of naples yellow, yellow ocher, and unbleached linen to create highlights.
That is more like it all I see are Gray or another shade of gray.
I did Goggle the stones and saw all these great colors,so I wondered why nobody paints them that way.
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Jeff
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Joined: October 21st, 2006, 12:42 am

February 18th, 2009, 12:24 am #6

Somebody have any good pics or sites where they are painted.

Not all grays are they?

Thanks all.
Jeff
Usually I paint mine individually with different shades of brown, grey, and throw in a few black ones here and there. be sure to do them all and mix up the colors as randomly as possible. After you've done them all (doesn't take as long as you might think) go over with a dark wash or a kind of tan colored wash to represent the dirt/debris-dust that gets between them. I also do this with brick walls, it will make your dio look so much better.

Alex Pistole



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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 12:02 pm

February 22nd, 2009, 1:25 pm #7

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