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About Darkmatter

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  • Birthday 11/26/1975

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    Canberra, Australia
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    Art, design, sci-fi, roleplaying, futurism, painting, drawing
  1. Darkmatter

    The Wild Hunt - Fall contest entry

    I've always loved the idea of the wild hunt. I think Mike Mignola does a good take on it with Hellboy. Those hellhounds look quite cyberpunk I think! maybe some kind of tron cyberpunk.
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    Darkmatter's WIPs

    I.. wow. Thank you. From someone of your caliber, that is quite a compliment. Now I feel encouraged to do more!
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    Darkmatter's WIPs

    More work on my second Blorc. This time I've put down some more definition in his arms and chest and added some source lighting to his amour. I'm continuing to transition out of drybrushing, and really enjoying the process!
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    Darkmatter's WIPs

    Another blorc! I'm trying to teach myself staged layering. Probably not that obvious at this point. As the great sage said, brighter highlights, darker shadows. I'm working on it. I also tried some NMM technique, except I kind of used metallics to do it. Some of the facial details on these bones are dreadful by the way. This guy has a very mashed up visage. I want the metal version!
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    [GROUP/OPEN]WIP L2PK1

    We'll derail the thread if we keep this up, so I might just salute your epic skill, Cash. From one artist to another (I'm a graphic designer).
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    [GROUP/OPEN]WIP L2PK1

    Yeah, I remember the first time I tried drybrushing (in the 90s too), and it knocked my socks off. Clean off. I was astounded! My technique became largely based on it until I discovered inks. Everything I owned had a wash of chestnut ink on it. I had no idea what to do with miniatures without large, chunky areas to drybrush. Space marine shoulder pads for instance. Thin paint layering is a bit of revelation for me, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Having gone on about drybrushing and its limitations a bit, I assume you've seen Buglips Kaladrax drybrush-a-thon? the technique still has legs, that's for sure. Now Cash, is it true that you've only painted a handful of miniatures over the course of a year? (because that would be a staggering level of innate skill!) or is that definition only attributable in your modern period? either way your stuff rocks.
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    [GROUP/OPEN]WIP L2PK1

    Thanks mate! I kind of wish I had kit 2, I feel well past the drybrush/wash phase. Even in these kit 1 examples, I felt my distaste for drybrushing assert itself. I didn't do much of it. Washes are cool though, and I feel like I've got the hang of them. I think I will take your advice though and just run through a few bones using similar techniques to the ones I've used here.
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    [GROUP/OPEN]WIP L2PK1

    Right, here is the Anhurian candidate. I was quite happy with this one, even I did become terribly over-critical of his face. I blame you, Cash. I was referring to your Anhurian guy while painting mine. Benchmarks should be set high! Facecoating, as per instructions. Application of blue clothing and face detailing. I thought he looked a bit puddingy here, so I went back and obsessed over his mug for aaaages before I was somewhat more satisfied. Walnut/Sapphire blue/water at 1.1.3 ratio wash on clothes. Lots of pushing and pulling tanned skin and walnut brown around on Anhurian's face. Juuust about finished. Silver, black ink and some application of thin blue layers over drybrushing pass on his clothes, followed by a light silver drybrush on the armour. I might do a little more linework and tidy up the base before I call this guy finished, but for a WIP, this will do as a final for now. Next stop is kit 3, because kit 2 is out of stock and has been for weeks. Boo hiss. Once I get my mitts on it, I'll post it. EDIT: make that kit 4. I'm nowhere near ready for the dreaded kit 3.
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    [GROUP/OPEN]WIP L2PK1

    Ok, here we go. I'm going to be doing the LTPKs in order; so hello, this is rat. Basecoating. Washes, drybrushing, and linework in situations where I hate drybrushing. I initially washed/drybrushed rat's coat as per instructions, but I decided I wanted it a bit darker for added contrast and impact. Further drybrushing and some fine details thrown in. I thought rat looked a bit Gene Simmons here so I toned it down for the final. Final rat! the stones on rat's base ended up super dark and gross on washing, so I went off-script and drybrushed them with rainy grey. Rat used cone of halitosis! Darkmatter fails his dodge breath weapon roll, is nauseated and takes 4 damage. Next up is the Anhurian candidate.
  10. I am drowning in bones

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    Warmachine carnivean,lylith of everblight

    Those look great! I especially like the bone treatment on that horrifing monster that will give me nightmares. (Just the thought of being a player and facing up to that thing has me in cold chills) How did you do it by the way?
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    Darkmatter's WIPs

    I thought it was about time I took some poor quality photos of my not quite finished painting efforts. Bones are fun, and reaper paints feel like cheating after years (on and off with long periods of inactivity) of using GM products. Anyway, thoughts/comments etc welcome. I'm only recently moving away from drybrush/wash techniques, mainly thanks to scrutiny of Buglips' WIPs! So thanks to that particular goblin. The Bathalian is metal, the others are bonesium.
  13. I am not 100% sure if this has been covered before or not, so apologies if this is a repost. Anyway, my storm giant is such a great sculpt, all except for his sword. No amount of boil/freeze action keeps it from really making me want to resort to bad viagra jokes. I'd imagine some kind of modding would help? I think the terms in use are pinning and drilling? anyway, I've never pinned anything before and I don't really want to start without seeking some advice. Anyone willing to impart some hard-won wisdom?
  14. I'd like to see some bonesium terrain pieces. I think that you could do some really cool things with interlocking pieces, in similar fashion to the way the self-assembly bones are slotted together. Also, that thing that Kaladrax sits on made me want more of the same. Big ruined statues, looming cliffs, arches bridges.. think of the utility!
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    Who Is She?!?

    That thing she is holding is a toothpick. She helps clean adventurers out of Kally's teeth.
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