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......Well I need some help with a few painting terms...If anyone could help me id be much obliged.......(i think i spelled obliged wrong)...
- Highlighting= whats this mean?
-nope nvm i think highlighting is just about it.............yup....that might help me on my tyranid army before i start painting if i knew what it was.........
No need for the pointless smilies.
Last edited by King Ulrik Flamebeard; December 16th, 2005 at 16:50.
Well, if you play Tyranid's, this is much easier.
Alright, those plates on the back of your 'Nids may be painted Chaos Black. A highlight for that would be Ghostly Grey. You would paint that on the raised sections of the model, like the back plates. Find the extreme edge and give that a quick once over with the paintbrush. So, finding the extreme edge and giving it a small bit of paint is highlighting...
..........hmmmm.......that would make sense..............thanks....should probably do that with a fine detail brush to then eh?......
Again. Loose the smilie that adds nothing and is completely random.
Last edited by King Ulrik Flamebeard; December 16th, 2005 at 16:51.
To be more specific. Highlighting is using a lighter shade to help give an accurate appearance of light and shadow at miniature scale.
When looking at a model the areas that you would generally highlight are the most raised. For instance on the folds of a cloak. You would have your darkest color on the insides of the fold and it would gradually get lighter until you had the lightest color on the top of the folds.
As for techniques to blend - one of the most common would be layering. This is where you start with your darkest shade and build up the layers to the highest area leaving a little bit of the layer showing below. Much like a contour map. If you keep your paints thin and use a fair amount of different layers it will appear smooth.
For an even smoother transition you could use a method called wet blending. Here you add a paint extender (extends drying time) and paint the "strips" of color from dark to light and then you blend the two edges separating the colors together to create a smooth continuous transition.
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...........(lol)...........thanks man........that would make sense....although im not good with blending colors...
Blending is not that hard.
Example: If you paint a blue marine. You have this armor on the legs and army.
You just mix some white with your blue (or you just use a brighter blue, but then you need more colors.)
Paint this lighter blue just close to the edge of the armor plate.
Then Mix in some more white and paint carefully the tip of the edge and there you have Blended Highlighting.
It all comes down to me being clumsy. some days i wont screw up and other days ill have blue paint everywhere.
Well remember that you can always work the highlights "back words" as well.Originally Posted by Holy_Grey
After you have painted like I sad and you have got paint where you donâ€™t want it. Then you can ad some more blue in and paint over the parts that is not as well made. then use regular blue. Its like highlighting but start with the brightest color first.
I do this to correct my mistakes
Hope this make any sense at all... :tongue:
you can also use drybrushing to add highlights.
drybrushing if you dont know how to;
take a brush with a flat tip, dip it in the paint then wipe the majority off then lightly draw the brush over the parts you want to highlight.
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Thatâ€™s more easy and faster, but you can never get the same result that you get when you are blending the colors. Drybrushing can be a good way to start, but if you want to become a good painter you have to learn some blending. This is my opinion any way.Originally Posted by Decado