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Re: My minis

PostPosted: Tuesday April 28th, 2020 4:54pm
by Stig
Wow you took their course! It’s on my bucket list. I’m jealous.

I also need to throw compliments your way, your minis look great! I absolutely love the tiles on the bases. They look amazing and I reckon I’m going to try and copy you :D

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Tuesday April 28th, 2020 11:09pm
by DullandRusty
I love that chair, everytime I go back to it I think I need to paint mine

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Tuesday April 28th, 2020 11:18pm
by DullandRusty
One question for you or any other experienced painters, what size brush are you using for eyes? I have heard some say small, others say larger bc small brushes dry before the paint gets applied to the mini

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 12:24am
by Anderas
It's an unsolved question for me. Sometimes I take the size 1 brush, sometimes size 2. If those brushes have too big tips that very day, I go searching my old brush collection from the days when I thought I need small brushes. I do have them all here, from 0 to 0000. But their tip most often is not better than the one of my size 1, so using them doesn't help. You can use a toothpick too, if you're talking about that final eye highlight.

Stig, if the Roman painting class is on your list, just take it. It's worth the time and money, as you meet lots of nice people there. On my weekend, Rafa was there too, and what was his name, the metallic expert. Super nice people!

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 1:37am
by Stig
DullandRusty wrote:One question for you or any other experienced painters, what size brush are you using for eyes? I have heard some say small, others say larger bc small brushes dry before the paint gets applied to the mini


Definitely a good quality large brush. A good quality brush will come to a point sharp enough to do the detail work. A small brush has too high a surface area to volume ratio causing the paint to dry up. My best brush ever, that allowed me to do eyes, was size 2. It was incredible, the point was superb, it wouldn’t dry; was just like holding a pen! You won’t need anything smaller than a size 0 though.

If you’re going to get a good brush, best visit an art store. They’re hand made and all different so you’ll want to see them in person. A bit like how my granny buys vegetables.

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 8:56am
by Weltenlaeufer
Thanks for the massivevoodoo link Stig and Anderas, I checked out some and it looks like a great resource! Exactly what I was looking for right now, to learn how to paint better. :)

I just saw your zealot doors and stairway Anderas, what a nice colorscheme! They look supercool. I wanna try to paint mine so they come out similar to yours but I dont have an airbrush. Could I just use your recipee like you described or are there any tricks for replicating the airbrush effect.

I was also blown away by how you paint this flowing effect when painting long flowing coats. Could you give me a tip on how to achieve this nice effect?

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 9:35am
by Stig
Weltenlaeufer wrote:are there any tricks for replicating the airbrush effect.


I was in this position once. I used my wife's blusher brush (large, flat, soft) and drybrushed the colour on. The drybrushing involved several stages, building up the colour from a dull colour drybrushed lightly, to a bright colour drybrushed more heavily in a concentrated area.

She didn't want her brush back.

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 10:01am
by Weltenlaeufer
Stig wrote:
Weltenlaeufer wrote:are there any tricks for replicating the airbrush effect.


I was in this position once. I used my wife's blusher brush (large, flat, soft) and drybrushed the colour on. The drybrushing involved several stages, building up the colour from a dull colour drybrushed lightly, to a bright colour drybrushed more heavily in a concentrated area.

She didn't want her brush back.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

killin me

:lol:

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Wednesday April 29th, 2020 10:43am
by Anderas
Stig wrote:
Weltenlaeufer wrote:are there any tricks for replicating the airbrush effect.


I was in this position once. I used my wife's blusher brush (large, flat, soft) and drybrushed the colour on. The drybrushing involved several stages, building up the colour from a dull colour drybrushed lightly, to a bright colour drybrushed more heavily in a concentrated area.

She didn't want her brush back.


The airbrush is not a big help here, I had to do what stig did for most of the steps. However my wife can be aggressive so I used normal brushes not hers. :D :mrgreen:

Re: My minis

PostPosted: Thursday April 30th, 2020 12:24pm
by Anderas
Hey Weltenlaeufer, sorry for the late reply. I had to scroll way back to find what you were talking about when you mentioned the "flow"of the capes.

Indeed, I think they are difficult. They have a double light gradient: One goes from inside the fold (dark) to outside the fold (light). The other one goes from top and outstanding parts (light) to bottom or inward bent parts (dark).

That's why I put black primer, then white primer from the top. Here you have already already parts standing out that should stand out, however most of the folds are equally bright on the outside and inside.
Next I apply the color of the cape, thinly so that the two-color-base still shines through, then I use a wash or I make a wash with medium and make the inside of the folds darker, the outside brighter.

Then to challenge myself, I sometimes paint a picture on the cloak. Back in the day I started with a line going round the base of the cloak, always trying to follow that awesome smooth gradient that the airbrush made, later I made more complicated motives. All of them work great :-)

Today I made an Ork. I tried True Metal the first time on the sword. I will try to upload it later the day.