Roberta have such an amazing part break that I don't need to mask any part of her dress. So of course the second all the prep work was done on the dress, I had to paint it (plus I really needed to take a break from all the sanding and priming)
My client requested a black uniform for Roberta (in some reference picture I found she is portrait in blue, black and even sometime brown). Since I am making her stockings silky, the dress had to be something else. The more textures I have on the kit, the more real it looks to me :D
I have this laquer based Flat black paint that I just love (I used it for Caster's cape). It was a perfect choice for Roberta (if I say so myself :P )
The black was easy, few layers of paint plus Flat fixative and its done (I don't shade black). Her underskirt and apron was a different issue.
First I just had to clean up all the uneven parts under the apron. I know that most peple will not see it, but I can kind of see it. There was no "maybe" about clean it up :D
For white I used Icy White (it have a slight blue tint to it). I find that its much easier to shade white with blue if you already have a small tint in it.
Does this makes sence to you? because its kind of hard to explain >.<
Base white color.