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I'm a sort of newbie when it comes to painting. I can paint well, I just haven't mastered some of the interesting techniques, an I haven't even touched on Non-Mettallic Metal. Could somebody please inform me on how to paint NMM, especially gold and silver?
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I haven't tried personally but there are a few articles. If the links dont work, go to the 'articles' link at the top of the screen for help.
Hope this helps.
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From CMoN. All NMM or SENMM articles.
Best advice here: Don't. To do NMM convincingly you need to be able to blend [wet or layer/dry blending] well. Do not try this technique until you have gotten blending to a smooth and well blended level. Otherwise it tends to look bad and usually just grey, black and white not silver or gold etc.I'm a sort of newbie when it comes to painting. I can paint well, I just haven't mastered some of the interesting techniques, an I haven't even touched on Non-Mettallic Metal.
If you feel you must, then those links are good. The main points you need to consider are; Light source - all the light must come from the same direction, otherwise it looks odd. Blending - As said above must be smooth to be convincing, and the paints must be suitably watered. Colours - Look at those used, for silver generally it's chaos black, codex and fortress grey, and skull white. Possibly with an intermittent grey between [lots of mixing involved] and for gold, snakebite leather, bubonic brown, golden yellow, sunburst yellow and skull white.
What ever, you need: thin paints; lots of patience; be prepared to keep trying; blend well; mix lots for many thin layers and always remember where the light source is.
Personally, I have tried it twice. The gold was more convincing than the silver but still rather yellow. Not going to try again for a while, need to improve for that.