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    bark effect

    hi,

    how can one get or paint wood or bark effect?

    Thanks


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    Painting wood grain over flat surfaces is something I really enjoy, it is quite simple and adds a lot of character to a mini.

    I usually start from black primer, paint a brown undercoat (usually Scorched Brown), then I add thin lines using a lighter shade of brown. I repeat this step multiple times, using lighter paint, until I am satisfied of the result.
    If you want more depth, you can add dark lines (using dark brown) between the lighter lines.

    Usually I mix some Bleached Bone to the brown when I highlight wood... gives a nice "natural" finish.
    Adding different colors to the brown gives different shades of wood... you can add Dark Flesh for reddish wood, or Snakebite for yellowish wood.

    Here is a tutorial from Brushthralls which can be useful, and here is a pic of a model of mine, on which I used the technique mentioned above.



    About bark, I have less experience, but I have found that a mix of gray and brown, highlighted adding Bleached Bone, works quite nice. Areas without bark should almost be pure Bleaced Bone.

    Here is my Hoarluk... the bark on its staff was painted this way. You can see more shades of wood as well.



    Hope this helps!

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    i would like to thank you for my question ,i will surely try this.

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    The Brushthralls tutorial is what i use, but I'm not as good as MQ, so I won't show my results!

    Enjoy, and I hope to see your result.
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