Welcome to Librarium Online!
This is actually my very first post on this forum and i hope ya like it I just would really like your opinion on the 4 pics that i included: 1 vostroyan standard bearer, 1 sapce marine that caused a mass heresy in my local GW shop , and 2 pics of my Grey Knights. Hope ya like them!
Overall solid work, but the paint appears to be very thick. Work using thinner coats of paint that will dry much smoother. Otherwise, the color selection works and you've done a generally good job with brush control
Well, Ifurita beat me to the punch I was going to suggest watering down your paints as well. Since you have a lot of the basics like brush control down already you should notice and immediate jump in quality. Painting in thinner layers allows for smoother coverage and more gradual transitions between colors, such as the base coat, shadows, and highlights. I had a lot of trouble with this myself until some people in CMON suggested I water my paints down a bit and I noticed immediate improvement in my models.
It may also have to do with your paints as well. Which brand do you use? I inherited a bunch of old model paints from my father and used those when I first started but I've recently switched to Vallejo paints and been very pleased with the results.
Welcome to LO, it's a good place. I don't post much but reading these forums consistently for a few years has taught me a lot about the hobby.
Oh, and rep for the smurf. Everyone talks about it but I laughed when I saw the helmet's paintjob.
Well, I still and always have used the GW citadel paints... The paints dont look that thick in real life by the way, just my camera I'll try to get some more pics up on site soon...
Hi and welcome to the forums!
I love the Vostroyan standard bearer. Great skin color, nice addition with the tiny script on the banner and a spot on job with his eye =D
The Grey Knights look nice, fun to see someone do something with their heraldry (I've seen loads of them down at my local gaming hall and its rare to see the shields as anything other than yet another Boltgun metal surface =p), though the spots on them look abit strange, though that might be due to the camera.
The scenic base for the GK's is pretty sweet as well, is that your work?
Hope to see you around, and to see more of those Vostroyans! ^^
Your fluffraping hurts my eyes. - TehDarkPredator
well, I'm just gonna pretty much re-iterate what others said. Looks like you can stay "within the lines" pretty well and got nice colours, the only problem is that a lot of the paint looks thick and like it's been drybrushed. Again, thinner paints are probably the solution.
If you are drubrushing a lot intentionally, maybe try to cut it down a bit. You'll gain on quality but probably lose on speed.
I like the last pic the most, they're really cool!
For how long have you painting? I think it's pretty clear that you have a good eye for composition and colors. Regarding the picture taking, you might want to take pics from a little further way and then crop the photo. Sometimes getting the camera focused in too close, really does a disservice to an otherwise solid figure.
Well i guess i've been painting and modeling for about 5 years now.. Thanks by the way for the tip on the camera!