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ok, just joined up here and just come back to painting after a good few years away. bought the macragge set about 5 years ago and had some fun with that but found myself busy with too many other things. cut to now and just got myself the assault on black reach set and have to say its about a million times better than the macragge set.
anywho.. first bit of painting in 4 years or so just after some constructive criticism. The apothecary was first thing i painted and is an old model which i had to strip and still has a bit of paint in corners i think. and i know its awful
i was also terrified of trying ork flesh but thing it could of been worse. quite happy with my face work.
main thing i'm having trouble with is the black cloth and highlighting it properly so any advice would be grand.
decided i'm not going to even show the abominations from last time i tried painting
Hi there! Lol, I know what you mean, I have a box full of 'abominations' from my own painting, but I don't have the good sense not to post pictures, ha ha
I'd suggest...well, yeah, I can't paint, so take this all with a grain of salt, yeah? A couple of hits of gloss cote on your Space Marine. I like the colors very much. It looks to me like you dry brushed up to white off a gray wash though, so the paint is a little grainy. A couple of gloss cotes will smooth that up a little, and then you can matte it again
Your orks are really nice! I can't suggest anything 'cause I wouldn't know how to improve them, they look good.
Glad you are enjoying painting, please keep sharing with us!
white... well whit is... many say white is hard to paint, I dont agree, but white takes time to get good. First its a pain to start painting white over black, to get this to work (and still dont get a messy paint) you have to use allots of layers and I say about 10 layers. To med e the white looks like you have started from black and painted like 2 thick layers.
Anyway with a white base coat you have a more easy time. A wash (not black) and then a basecolour (Gray, Blue Gray/blue, Brown/yellow or what ever you what depending on what kind of white colour you like to have). Then just build up the layers until yo have white.
Your green skin looks good but I shod use a brown colour for the shade, especially on the arms, that brings some more deep to the skin.
Black pants. Well I just tried to pant grey ish pants, man that was hard.
Her is a link
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-warsym-2.html (WIP Cynwall Warsym)
anyway, what I noticed is that the wrinkles on the pants is important, try to pant the wrinkles so they stand out and (use dark under a wrinkle and bright on top and so on) If you highlight the pants by painting the wrinkles you will have more life in that material and it will look like cloths and not just dark legs. Hop this make any sense at al...
over al the ork looks good, and you have a clean look, also the paint dont look thick and that's a good thing.
Keep it up
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)
aye the white was somewhat of a rushed job, 2 layers of bleached bone then however much white i used on top, can't remember i know i could do better but ah well another time. i've got plenty of normal boyz to practice on before i throw myself at the warboss which i really want to try and do it justice. and that mini your workin on zentradi just looks stunning so far. was having a look at it before
Wow, just started agin? your painting is nice as, keep it up.
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