Tips & Advice


Each banner below is linked to an article that gives tips/advice on an assortment of techniques and supplies the author used to finish that particular Black Heart bust or wall-hanger.  Most of the authors are accomplished artists, painters and/or hobbyists, and many of them are award-winning modelers.  Some are professional modelers that do commission work for collectors, for producers and for exhibitors.  Others are writers for hobby magazines and websites.  Still others are Black Heart customers wanting to share their experience painting a Black Heart bust or to share things they've learned. The authors have diverse backgrounds, diverse interests, varying degrees of experience and artistic talent.  Some paint primarily with an airbrush while others prefer hand-painting their busts.

Each article is character-specific but the techniques highlighted or presented in one article can be applied to many other characters and projects.  In the coming months, we will publish new articles focusing on specific features (e.g., eyes, hair, clothing, African American flesh) and effects (e.g., rust and other weathering techniques, gray scale, metallics) and media (e.g., transparent paint, metallic wax, oil paint, pastel chalks, decals, watercolors).

Click on one of the banners below and enjoy the articles.  We hope you find them helpful.  And, if you have suggestions for future articles, please email us at                 GeoS