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i was wondering if anyone had any hints or tips on how to paint scriptures
like on the grey knights' shoulder pads or just anywhere
obviously it has to be very tiny writing and i dont suck too bad at it but often my brushes let me down and smudge
is there any special brushes i can use to make it work alot better? or whatever there is
If you're going for actual words, you may need a very fine technical pen and patience. Most go for "blurred writing";i.e., scribbled black on the parchment, which can be done with a small brush. If you have one, I like to use a brush that's gotten stiff and wiry from dis(mis)use. Get a little Black on your brush, scrape most of it off on a towel, and then gently make word shapes. Hope this helps.
Edit: And Theyak has better ideas than me. Mine is the super-easy Tekore way, his is the good way. I plan on upgrading to his method soon.
Last edited by Tekore; October 31st, 2007 at 01:28.
A popular choice is micron pens. They have a fine(0.05mm) point that you can write with.
I personally use copic multiliner. Its waterproof AND has a 0.03mm point to boot, and the tips are
replacable, and they are refillable. They are awesome pens.
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WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
Personally, I use a size 0 or a GW fine detail brush (needs to be in good condition).
Grab some black ink, or water down some chaos black, and get almost all the paint off the brush (not by 'pre-drybrushing', just lightly draw the brush across a piece of tissue until you have a nice point and there is not paint 'blobbing' the brush).
Then slowly draw the point of the brush along the area you want scripture, leaving occasional breaks and wobbling gently up and down.
I often go over a horizontal line with several vertical lines interspaced at random...
If you're referring to the sculpted scriptures on the shoulder pads of Grey Knights, I would reccomend painting the whole area shining gold, then washing it with chesnut ink. That'll make the text stand out beautifully.
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I use a 005 micron pen, if you are really careful you can get little latin writing in there.