Originally Posted by Stormy
Something which often works well with weapons and to really make it more intresting is to have a graident from front to back. Bascily have the texture towards the back of the weapon dark and the front light. Just do a few passes with dodge and burn, it just adds extra tone to the texture rather then a generic grey throughout.
Other then that i would just chuck in a little color like afk said and you have your self a mighty fine weapon there.
haha, I usually do, the gun actually has a "nickel" coloured tint and on all my other textures I have added these finishing touches. I really wanted to try something different on this skin though since this was my last 1911.
e: thank you for this guys, I usually feel as though weapons don't usually get the warmest welcome in video game art and that usually leads to only a few replies. I'm planning on getting into vehicular/organic art if I keep my interest. Thanks again : )