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It seems to me like the better painters don't like metallic paints. (This is just based on the guys in my area) Is there something bad about metallics?
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Metallics are fine. The current fad is driving the "anti-metallic" craze. Everyone seems to like the Sky-Earth (SE) or Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) style of painting currently. Some of the best painters out there are using it, so it's catching on. It's the style of using non metallic paint to simulate the reflections in a metallic surface.
Using non metallics to make a metallic effect? Thats kinda anti-productive and stupid iff'n you ask me. We gotta saying where I'm from: "If it aint broke, don't fix it".
I love metallics. In fact I love them so much that I go to Wal-Mart and buy the large sized bottles of Folk Art Acryllic Metallics and I use them in just about every army. In fact, I just painted my whole Space Wolf/ White Scars army in metallic blue.
SE/NMM is an art form more than anything else. It is not that they do not like Metallic paints, but that Non-Metallic Metal is more appealing to the eye. it shows a level of complexity to the figure as a whole, something that could make or break a Golden Demon award for most pro painters.
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BTW i paint metals and sometimes they do seem a bit too shiny and flaky. I still love them anyhow. Maybe those NMM artists are cheapskates, metallics are more expensive you know.
Plus NMM seems to look a bit better, i think. I still love my good old metallics. *hugs metallic paint pots*... no.....
I bet nmm must be killer on GK or Silver Skulls.
All the models I have painted since september last year have been NMM. Grey wolf, once again, has hit the nail on the head. For those painters who want their work to be more "artist" than for playing use NMM alot, mind u there are Many Many painters who still prefer metallics and I have seen many great artists do amazing things with metallics. I favor NMM right now but that doesn't mean I wouldn't use metallics if I got a commision. So thats the long and the short of it.
There are basically three schools of thought on NMM, one is those who hate NMM and think it looks unrealistic, other who think metallics look unrealisitic and the middle ground, like me, paint however u feel comfortable with because frankly ur style is ur style and its the mark of an artist to have a style that is unique to u whether that be NMM, metallics or whatever other style u want ot try.
And then there are those of us who think the sort of thing you are saying is for prententious goits.
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Not trying to sound pretentious. <_<
I was trying to present all sides of the arguement, obviously I missed one :lol: I paint to paint while there are those that paint to play, both are fine. So y is it pretentious to trying to develop painting minis into art?
I love NMM minis, i'm just to lazy to learn how to do it or take the time to.
I've also seen a NMM GK Termie, it was awesome.
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