pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)
The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set.
Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.
Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!
my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.
They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)
As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.
(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make
so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC.
So. I might be remaking all the different parts of my #wonderwomancosplay already. But today I got my yellow EL wire and my gold mesh tubing. So my lasso is a thing. 🙀 I still plan to buy barge rope to be painted gold and used as a standard lasso. But having one light up has me super excited. This cost me about 12 bucks. #wonderwoman #lassooftruth #wonderwomanmovie #cosplay
It isn’t the first time. Hell, it isn’t even the tenth. Cody’s gotten so used to the size and weight of it - after the second time, he’d modified his utility belt so he could carry it without sparing a hand, adjusting straps and magnets until he could run without it inhibiting his movement.
The fourth time, left without a blaster, he’d used it instead to carve his way back to his men through a stand of Separatist cannon positions, and it had felt right, like it knew him and he’d been using it for years. When he’d given it back, Obi-Wan had blinked and given him a strange look, as though he’d been shocked by some sort of static.
He struggled with it, every time it was on his person. If he found it abandoned on the battlefield, it felt like failure, because who the fuck knew where the General was? and nobody ever knew, and for the briefest of moments it seemed no-one ever would. If it was handed to him in person, it meant the General was off on an escapade in which he would be left unprotected by its power, and Cody could do nothing to help.
It means distance; it means trust. He can’t reconcile them. Eventually, he stops trying. There is one thing, though, that he’s always been entirely clear on:
If he’s ever needed incentive to stay alive - this is it, this heavy little tube of gold and chrome in his armored hands.
Once, and once only, he wonders whether that’s why Obi-Wan does it.
Here is how I made my light up lasso. EL wire and gold mesh tubing. Boom. Zero skill minimum effort. Really cheap. Is a fun little effect for your cosplay. Sadly it’s not super bright. Maybe there are EL wire that are brighter? If there are, share and let us all know!! I bought the five meters of EL wire. That’s, like, 16 feet? Gives you enough lasso without it looking too too short. Hope this helps! Have fun! #wonderwoman #wonderwomancosplay #wonderwomanmovie #wonderwomanlasso #lassooftruth #elwire #cosplay