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Better than good
Sorry but I'm looking for some advice, I'm painting the AoBR set. (my first ever miniatures) and wanted to know if the faces i painted were okay.
Due to lack of cash, therefore lack of paints, the faces were pained Kommando khaki then washed with gryphone sepia.
the teeth were painted boltgun metal and also washed
The captains hair is Desert Yellow.
The pic of the sergeant is pretty bad
Can you tell me if the painting is ok please? The pictures were taken with a 3.2MP camera phone.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by Randalf; May 7th, 2009 at 19:21. Reason: New Piccys
well, i'se seen a lot worse.
Id' say that the level is average for a tabletop army, fully acceptable.
you will benefit from expanding your palette, as i can see that you can keep the paint where it's supposed to be.
Keep it up!
oh, btw, check to see if you have a "macro" setting on your camera, it has a tulip symbol.
will help a fair bit.
edit: nvm, cameraphones usually dont have it , i think.
Thanks for replying... The next two things on my paint list are gold and badab black.
I Just wanted to know if it was reasonable,
the pictures dont do the models justice, going to have to borrow my dads digital cam at some point.
Im glad how they turned out just using the one colour. but when i get a light flesh tone im going to highlight it and see how it turns out like that.
- Ultra noob
edit; i'm glad i haven't poors or abysmals *whew* im better than I'm judging myself to be
Last edited by Randalf; May 6th, 2009 at 21:03.
They look decent. I think that you are managing to keep thier expressions in there which is good. I don't paint faces too often. I have found it is easier to paint things like eyes, mouth first after the face has been given one coat of whatever colour you want to use for flesh. Then I do the rest of the skin with the highlights it needs, shading and so on. Bcause the eyes are done first it means the work on the eyes and mouth won't get on the skin and vice-versa.
I think they are good as first faces and lack of paints.
I have loads of paints but I still can not paint some faces well for the first.
So, from my point of view they are better then average. Not only good painters play this game
You can be a good painter, just You will need more practice and maybe a good paintbrush.
They don't look too bad - But if you really want to improve, I would advise you to get the Ogryn Flesh wash, and something like Elf Flesh...
Simply paint the skin with the flesh colour, then wash it with ogryn flesh. Once that has dried, paint back up to the elf flesh leaving the wash in the recesses. You can then mix in a bit of Commando Khaki to highlight - keep practicing, and keep your paints thin...
As for the teeth, I'm not sure there is too much need to paint them..maybe a strip of skull white - not sure about Boltgun metal.
Keep it up and keep posting!!
I never could do faces very well. Except for mutated or alien faces, but even then... So i've taken the easy way out and all my models have helmets or something. I suppose its a lot harder to get a satisfying feel to painted humanoid faces since its something we are subjected to all day , and given that most , if not all, social interaction relates to a back and forth of facial expression , we tend to dwell on the importance of it.
Regardless , keep at it, it looks better than what i do
Last edited by seismic; May 7th, 2009 at 14:46.
"The things that appear are a vision of the unseen"
-Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
They are of a decent gaming standard most people would be happy with.
It just goes to show you dont need to use standard colours to get a good effect.
My prefered method of flesh is Tallarn flesh then wash with ogryn flesh then bring up with tallarn flesh again.
Keep it up
If you're looking to improve them a bit, take a look at the face once the wash has dried. There should be some dark areas where the wash settled and some lighter ones where it didn't, usually the nose, cheek bones, forehead, chin, etc. Water down some of your base color (in this case Kommando Khaki) and paint some thing highlights on these raised areas.
However, they do look good already. It's a little hard to tell in the photos but the terminator sergeant has some good definition in his features from the wash and your eyes and teeth are neat and clean (the painting that is). Nice work!
Thanks for the replies guys,
@ GLD1 , Yeahhhh boltgun metal for the teeth, I wasnt too sure on it but i wanted to get it done, but i think it dulled down suitably in the wash so it isnt to bad.
Thanks again for the nice- long replies, suggestions and techniques