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Since I'm not too happy with the base of my Rasyat Diplomat (it's okay but I feel that the rest of the mini is of a higher quality) I have been thinking of repainting the base.
A friend suggested that I could do floor sections in a marble look, which I think sounds really good. Thing is, I have no idea on how to paint the distinct look of marble.
My first thought is that I should highlight the sections from grey to white and do some patterns in different shades of grey and black or something, but I'd like some thoughts on this. Perhaps anyone have any experience of painting a marble effect?
I'm not an expert on this, but I've seen good examples of this and bad examples.
The good examples all had one thing in common: subtlety. If, for example, you're looking for white marble, I'd highly recommend after basecoating white, using a LIGHT gray first to do your "marble-y" freehand details, such as codex gray, ghostly gray, or maybe even one of those mixed with white to get it even lighter. If you find that's too light, you can always go over it with slightly darker shades until you get what you want, but just don't overdo it. The "bad" examples I've seen always painted on the swirling highlights too dark, and it looked more like stripes than the subtle mineralogical variations you find in marble.
Also, go find as many pictures you can of real marble and imitate them. At least, that worked for me when I wanted to paint a camo pattern once.
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