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I have painted 30+ moels in my time but I want to learn more pro techniqiues that give some moels a WOW factor. I have included a few saples of my work and would appreciate ant criticizm or comments on things I should be doing beter. Thanks alot and happy painting! Anything is welcome from techniqiues, tips , paint colours, or even different types of paints. (I use Citadel by the way)
Thanks in advance! P.S. How do I make my images fill the entire screen not just the left side??
I think your models look pretty good! I'm not the best painter in the world, so I don't have a whole host of knowledge to share, but I think your skills are pretty ace! Your painting is really clean and crisp, and the colours work well together! Your photos aren't the biggest in the world, but I think you've great!
Ive learnt there's no quick method to getting really good at painting, but youve made a good start from what youve posted.
I read painting articles on various websites, like this one, CMON, B&C etc, try out different techniques, and soon you'll start putting everything together.
Patience is the key really, just keep going at it, and keep asking these friendly guys for tips on WIP.
Looking good so far.
I was reading David's (?) thread and he said that he (and his club) always pushes himself to have 'deeper shadows and brighter highlights'.
I think that's the way to make things stand out.
My work was initially very 'flat' but as i get better and more confident, I can really start to put some heavy contrast in. It really adds texture and 'Pop' factor.
Also, impressive effects/techniques (NMM, OSl, Freehand, etc) make models stand out, but I'm still struggling with those, so i can't advise.
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Well. They dont look to shabby really. Some nice table top standard models. Id suggest reading -Ts guide to taking photos its really good and will help others make comments that you will be able to take into consideration.
HERE is the tutorial section of LO. It does contain some good guides but at present, nothing relating to some of the more standard painting skills. I hope I can contribute and increase this as time goes on but thats another story.
I can see from the ultramarine jump pack troop you have already discovered the edging technique. What other skills do you commonly use in your painting? Do you use drybrushing, wetbrushing, layering and blending?
Pictures are small and a bit blurry but it looks like the foundation is there. It is really hard to answer a general broad question as to what to do to improve. My suggestion is to ask specifics to improve techniques that you feel need improvement.
I find it helpful to see larger pictures showing what you are trying to achieve - that way we can give specific examples.
Otherwise you have a great start going.
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Well, I don't now what "pinting" is but if you need PAINTING advice, then I can help.
First of all, even though the pictures are a tad blurry, I can see you have great brush control (or a lot of patience), but it doesn't look like you use a lot of highlights/shades (or they're too subtle). If you want to paint QUICKLY, while still having you models stand out, I recommend first basecoating (or using coloured primer), heavily washing, then drybrushing some highlights. This is probably one of the most simple ways to do it, and you can add more highlight steps if you want to spend some more time on your models.
Oh, and just so you know, citadel isn't too awesome, and Vallejo's are much better (and cheaper). I also use Apple Barrel, it's incredibly cheap (I got a bottle more than twice the size of a Citadel one for 3 dollars), but the quality isn't bad (especially for speed painting). I have found that it has a bit less pigment than other brands, but as far as I'm concerned, that just means I don't have to thin them. Another problem with Apple Barrel is their metallics. Although the quality of the metallic paints themselves are good, their is only gold and silver (but AB has NEON colours, something NO other brand has).
Thanks to all who posted on here. My main problem wit my models is giving them good highlights. Insyead of a thin line near the edgres I am looking for a more "realistic" blend from dark to light. any ideads or threads thta cover this topic??
thewarstore.com is a great place to buy your paints and hobby supplies for reduced costs (even GW stuff for 20% off) they carry Reaper paints, P3 paints, Vellejo game/model/airbrush and more.
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