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How do you guys do script? I see a lot of it, especially on power armor, books, land raiders, etc. Is it really just a fine brush and a steady hand (because I for one am really hoping there some neat trick to it beyond that)? Please, any advice will be helpful.
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I use pens quite a bit for script. I really like the micron pigma pens .005 size.
If you're going the brush route then if you use a thin paint and move it in the direction of the writing but not steadily so it goes up and down slightly then you get a good effect quickly. You do need a fine point though.
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a very fine brush. I consider pigment pens to be cheating. If i'ts not a brush (or toothpick) it shouldn't be used.
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There are definitely times and places on the model where you won't be able to get a pigma pen on the model. In that case a brush is needed.
When using a brush the most important factor is using a brush that has a very good point on it. This will allow for nice clean lines. Also don't overload the brush with paint. Wick most of it off before applying.
Theres a situation for everything..
if you can do a line better than your brush with a magicmarker, go for it.
looses a bit in the "accomplishment" section, but each to his own.
keep it simple, dont iceskate up-hill.
Just a sidenote - micron pigma pens use an acrylic ink - so the material (the ink) is ver similar to any other ink you may already use in your painting. It is more of a matter of using a different instrument to apply it. One that allows for better control.
Not to mention they are not automatically geared to perfect application. That takes practice as anything else does. I just find them to be easier and neater to use than a brush. This is especially true with flat or very open areas on a figure.
Here's a question to clarify what i meant:
you paint 2 models both turn out the exact same quality, indistinguishable..
one of which you go the most comfortable and quickest route possible to acheive maximum quality..
the other you strive to challenge yourself and push the boundaries of your skills by using mediums or tools that may be unneccesarily difficult, to complete the model..
looking at the two, which of them will give you the greatest sense of accomplishment?
For me its the latter, knowing ive "braved the odds" so to speak, and probably learned something in the process.
P.s pigment pens are more like brushes than pens anyway, i use some myself at times, although i dont like it when they
start randomly dribbling when they get worn.. sometimes on a work.. a brush will only muck up if i do.
Last edited by arachnid; June 26th, 2008 at 22:44.