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I'm getting ready to paint a considerable amount and wood and stone on many of my models. Because I'm new to the hobby and painting, any advice and tips for doing this would be greatly appreciated.
Very sad. I find it very hard to believe that no one here has no experience painting wood and stone.
well maybe just nobodys interested in replying for the moment, cheer up mate.
I'll help ya out.
when you paint stone, (what colours are you painting with)
youll want to use a thing we painters call sucessive highlightings
for example the easiest would be greys/and whites.
start off by painting your stone black. (mix about 3/4 black to 1/4 grey)
get your brush dried off so theres only residue. use a cut up tshirt to
get the paint off. then paint over the black , and you'll want to whisp
your brush gently /harshly over the grey to create given texture.
you'll notice your rock/stone has about three different consecutive shades.
time to mix the grey into the white. (get your 3/4 grey and mix about 1/4)
white into the mix. when you have that layer painted, add another 1/4 of white.
For the rest of the colours pick deeper and brighter colours and just follow
your best judgement on how much paint you need to mix by using the chart
i gave you above.
you'll want to be using browns and blacks, maybe even at the highest shade, burbonic
brown. Start out with scorched brown by drybrushing over the black, (Get chestnut ink)
do an ink wash. next you'll want to mix 1/2 scorched brown with about 1/2 bestial brown.
ink that and drybrush with a bestial brown / burbonic brown mix
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This is the type of info I hoped for.
For rocks and wood, I think drybrushing would be your best friend. It gets the texture-ness perfectly if you do it correctly. Just use a lighter color than your main color.
For rocks I drybrush and for wood I use a wash. Rocks are ideally suited for drybrushing and are very forgiving if you make a drybrush mistake. I've always had problems trying to drybrush wood (never looked quite right IMO) so I'll either paint the wood black & liberally wash with brown (a dark chaos-like wood) or paint the wood bestial brown and wash with either black or bronzed flesh depending on the tone you want the wood to be. Quick, simple, easy, painless, and looks good with minimal effort.
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