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Old 11-15-2013, 08:36 PM
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Default Drawing/Painting on Shells

I'm sure someone has done this before. I am completely tearing down one of my kits and rebuilding it. I've done this plenty of times but this time I would like to try something different. I want to draw some designs on the shells before I poly them. Has anyone done this? If so what media did you use? I was originally going to draw it all in pencil and go back over it with a fine point sharpie.

I may have to fill in some of the larger images, does anyone have an idea of what type of paint/filler to use?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Drawing/Painting on Shells

You can also decoupage pictures onto the shells.

See here: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...d.php?t=109794


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Old 11-15-2013, 09:10 PM
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Here is a nice one:






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Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 PM
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I'm sure someone has done this before. I am completely tearing down one of my kits and rebuilding it. I've done this plenty of times but this time I would like to try something different. I want to draw some designs on the shells before I poly them. Has anyone done this? If so what media did you use? I was originally going to draw it all in pencil and go back over it with a fine point sharpie.

I may have to fill in some of the larger images, does anyone have an idea of what type of paint/filler to use?
If you use a Sharpie it will probably bleed and dissolve the Sharpie ink when you clear coat it. If you clear coat it with an acrylic water based clear coat it might be OK.

Always test it out on something that you can throw away.

If you use a brush and black acrylic paint it won't bleed.

Also your idea of using pencil first is a good idea.


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Old 11-15-2013, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: Drawing/Painting on Shells

Those drums look great! I'm not familiar with the process. How does one get the art from the paper onto the shell? I'm guessing that was just a mockup of what it would look like on the shell.

My friend has agreed to do the artwork for my kit. My band uses crows a lot for our artwork so I figured I would go with that theme. Very dark but not "metal."

Something like this as an idea
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:09 AM
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There are YouTube videos about painting drums. Peace and goodwill.
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