How do you manage your OSL? I've been having a helluva time getting mine to look so smooth
I always have small color "rings"
I know the feeling, it took me ages to find a way to do it to my liking.
My current method is a sort of reverse glazing which looks really bad until the final steps.
- Start by using Scab red on the eye and around it. The area you're painting scab red around the eye is the complete extent of your OSL and we'll tone it down. So don't worry about it looking like a clown now!
- Highlight the eye with a brighter red, I use vallejo blood red here.
- Give a final highlight with white in the part of the eye where you want the glow to emanate from (I use the middle of the eye).
- Blend everything inside the eye down with a red glaze, I used bloodletter here. Make sure to keep it relatively bright.
To really create the OSL, you want to glaze down the scab red around the eye with several thin layers of waywatcher green in this case or a corresponding colour if your marines have a different main colour. Using this method I find you can more easily control the location and intensity of your OSL, you can use less layers of glaze the closer you get to the source of the light so you get the impression of the light becoming more diffuse the further it gets from the source.
Hope this helps! If not, feel free to ask.