Surfing the interwebs the other night I came across a video of a person painting a portrait with one color. That person used Raw Umber and as I watched them draw out the shape and add detail to the canvas like shadows, high lights, eyes, light and dark strands of hair, I thought to myself "I've got to try that!" I am by no means anyone with any sort of artistic talent and I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. What the hell, I'll give it a go!
So I grabbed one of my recently primed 1/16 scale Verlinden heads I had purchased and had primed using black and white.
I put a little bit of Raw Umber on my palette and thinned down a little bit of it so it was translucent (high light) and thinned out a smaller area for the mid tone and then left some a little thicker for the shadow areas.
Here's how it turned out. It was a nice attempt at picking out high lights and shadows and deciding where those would go and seeing how the under color of the primer adjusted what I was doing. Next time I try this I will prime the figure in all white. I think it will work better for this technique. I certainly won't do this for a unit of figures but it was fun and only took me a 1/2 hour to do.