This time I am going to go over how to paint gems using Contrast. This is basically the same principle as I had shown in my review of the gemstone paint and my tutorial for doing gems with them. But the biggest issue with the gemstone paints is that they are limited to red, blue and green.
Contrast on the other hand comes in a wide range of colors and acts similar to the gemstone paints. Which means we can use them to make all kinds of gemstone colors! From red, to orange, purple and blue and even pink!
This tutorial uses the basics of high contrast true metallics to give us an undercoat that will give the finished gem depth while also allowing for bright coloring in the highlight areas.
This all comes together in the following steps:
Layer: Stormhost Silver
Contrast: Voluptuous Pink
And that's it! Most of the Contrast colors will work well for this. Yellow is kind of iffy though, because it ends up looking like gold instead of a gem. The browns also might not work well, especially the darker ones. But one that works really well is Black Templar, which makes a very nice looking onyx, and I am fully hyped about that.
So there you have it. Go wild and try it out. If you do, hit me up on Twitter with your results! I'm interested to see what people to with it.
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