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They look pretty good to me. The only complaint I would have is in how they are kinda shiney (possibly because of the flash). Trees arent shiney at all. A little dry brushing might fix that.
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Yup that was my idea too, way to shiny. This is because I'm no good with hightlighting at all, and I never tried blending. So I used alot of Chestnut Ink and while this gave great shadow effects, also made them shiney. Is there a way to use Ink without making it look shiny?
Also how exactely do I drybrush to get rid of the shiny effect, just the colour I want the model to be and then... dry brush over it? This made my models look way to "plain" while using the ink gave much better effects (exept for the shinyness )
you know, I have the thing for you. If you want to have a look as the tones of the ink without shineyness, you make your own. Basically If you want a darker color you just make the ink with watered down paint. I usually take a glob of paint, dip it in clean water, then use it as you would a ink. What you might want to do is use white primer then, becasue inks work better on light surfaces... What i did was drybrushing...ill post pictures later today/tomorrow of my newly finished wood elves, but basically you paint a solid base coat, drybrush a lighter color and so on, until you are barely highlighting at all, or until your happy. If you dont know how to drybrush, you get your paintbrush with paint on it, then brush it fast and hard on cloth, palette, etc. until you arent seeing very much, then you just stroke the brush against your model you you get the desired effect
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You can also overbrush, which is really similar to drybrushing. With drybrushing, you want just a whisper of paint on the brush. For overbrushing, you wipe off most of the paint, but leave more than you would with drybrushing. As long as you aren't too forceful with your painting, you'll find it an easy way to highlight.
Really, though, it just takes practice.
I like the shiny look.
It has the rich lustre of polished wood, french polished antique furniture.
It works for me, the models just need more highlights.
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I think they are well painted. You could try a little highlughting to bring out the detail some more. This can be done easily with a very light drybrushing. Also if you want to remove the shiny look use some matt varnish it will help alot, I use lots of inks too and varnish of some kind is usually needed to blend the areas together.