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I started painting these about two weeks ago. They aren't painted really well, but I did my best as I am still using. After getting a few tips from some people on the forum, I switched to thinner paints and I think the results are much nicer. Well, here goes!
These are my favorite models from the herd about half of the herd.
Here's my Foe Render. I decided that he needed to be more special, so I made a special extra hand weapon for him and added a gift from the chaos gods (additional horn) .
Left Profile: (Better view of the converted weapon )
Some other members of the herd:
I got bored with the given ball and chain, so I thought I'd spice it up a bit. Here's the result.
Some other guy:
The herd it pretty much done except for some of the faces. I find them extremely hard to paint.
Well that's it! Tell me what you think. I'm very much a beginner in the art of painting minis, but I hope to get decent someday. Still learning.
No, I don't have any wool.
They look pretty good, but you did one thing that irks me, personally.
I really do not like the bloody swords thing. Many people to this, unfortunately, but I really think it should be reserved for main figures, and even then used *very* sparingly. It can add a bit of grittiness to a model if done correctly, but if it is overdone it tends to make the model look kinda cartoony, and detracts from the otherwise good paint job.
I really do like the paint job. As for constructive criticism, I would give the whole model a watered-down brown ink wash. It will deepen the contrast on the lighter colors and subtley shade the reds and browns. Give it a shot.
(As it turns out, this is my advice for almost every new painter, but I stick to it!)
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I've been trying to figure out just how to do a wash. A denizen of the local gaming store told me that you could use paint diluted to the consistency of water, but when I did that, it just made everything darker and didn't shade at all. I'm not sure whether I did it wrong or whether the above denizen was wrong about using paint. If he was, where can I find this brown ink I'm supposed to use? Is this some special kind of ink?
Thanks for the comment!
No, I don't have any wool.
I couldnt agree more with the above post. Painting bright, opaque red for blood streaks is cartoonish. If you really want your blades to look as if they were freshly "dipped" in rich arterial flow... make a thin varnish of dark red with a bit o'black, thin it down... use sparingly. It should be very translucent. then add gloss after your matte finish. less is more is your mantra.
Also good advice to try out a brown ink wash using ink:water (1:2) or thinner! and put a dab of either dish washing soap or matte medium. good luck!
Armies thus far....
Washing can be a bit tricky to do right and easy to do wrong. That said you'll probably do better by drybrushing the beasties; the heavy texture n the face should be good for this. A dark wash around the eyes and in the mouth can add a lot too; scab red+black+water.
Up, up and away!