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Kuro Cleanbrush

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Kuro Cleanbrush last won the day on January 3 2013

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About Kuro Cleanbrush

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    Greater Butter Elemental
  • Birthday 10/01/1990

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    Fantasy, Sci-Fi, RPG's, painting/converting miniatures (obviously), video games, board games, card games, metal casting, Metallurgical Engineering, and a whole host of others.

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  1. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Light! 77290: Beekeeper Mousling

    It all looks great! OSL can be quite hard (I still feel very shaky applying the technique myself!), but you did a wonderful job!
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    You never need to worry about posting too much on these forums as the folks here have to be some of the friendliest and most accommodating people on the internet! My wife is the same way in regards to wanting to plan things out thoroughly and well in advance. It sometimes drives me nuts, but I can see the advantages! All that being said, as one of the instructors (I'm Ian Markon when I'm not on the internet, for those who don't know), I would be happy to try to help you put together a list of great classes for your first ReaperCon. If you want to PM me a couple of pictures of your work and a list of the classes you are interested in, I can try to help point you in the right direction! ::):
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    My personal opinion (based on the days when I was taking more classes than I was teaching ) is to try to limit yourself to 1 or 2 classes per day. That will help make what you learned in each of those classes stand out more, and it will give you maximum opportunity to visit the artist tables and/or hang out and just paint with the other attendees/instructors. You need time for what you learned in each class to soak in, and so more downtime to practice and hang out with people is invaluable!
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    @Reaper Ron Any plans to make the schedule available to those who have not purchased badges? The reason I ask is that, as an instructor, I am a non-badge-purchaser, so I can't see the schedule right now. However, I like to keep an eye on how everyone's classes are selling (when classes become available for purchase) to get the best feel for what classes I should try to teach next year based on interest levels in various topics. And, if all of this would be thoroughly answered if I was just patient enough to wait for classes to go on sale, then please accept my apologies for my impatience! ::):
  5. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Does one have to be signed-in to view the schedule? All I see is the badge-purchasing screen.
  6. Kuro Cleanbrush

    NMM failure

    Well, it depends on how you look at it. On one hand, you need sharp (or, rather, let's call them "crisp") transitions between extreme light and dark to make the object sell as shiny. On the other hand, you need very smooth transitions though the midtones to make the object sell as smooth (which is typical of metal objects). Thus, you need to judiciously use both techniques to do NMM well. Does that make some sense?
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    NMM failure

    Hi Styrofoam! First off, know that many of us were... less than happy with our first attempt at NMM. It takes some significant practice before it starts coming easily. If I have any piece of advice to offer, though, it is this: practice blending, not NMM, and the NMM will come with time. There are two facets to good NMM, 1) Blending, and 2) Light Theory. Blending is probably the more difficult thing to learn and is broadly applicable to all painting, so focusing there is definitely worth your while! Just get a large, flat object (like a shield) and practice blending from very dark to very light (or the other way around). Once that becomes easier, then go back and try NMM again! ::):
  8. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    In my blending classes, I purposely try to do a few rough blends with everyone to show them how to go back over the poorly-blended area and fix it!
  9. Kuro Cleanbrush

    DSM8020, Female Fox Mage

    I'm loving all of your foxes!
  10. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I just put all my class requests in last night too! I can't wait!!! ...well, maybe I had better wait, though, because I haven't even started on my entry! This year, I am going to try something different with one of my classes and do a 4-hour "complete" NMM boot camp, as I find that the topic takes too long to cover well with lots of hands-on activities in just two hours. Hopefully it will be a hit!
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    Autumn Huntress by Cyr

    She looks simply wonderful! You did an incredible job!!!
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    Randalf Streisand

    Keep up the great work!
  13. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Dwarven army for Dragon Rampant

    I always love me some good dwarves! They are looking nice and cohesive!
  14. Kuro Cleanbrush

    Paint brushes

    Personally, I do 99% of my painting, including basecoating, with a single Raphael 8404 size 0 brush. They are a little more expensive ($12 - $14) than most generic hobby brushes, but (when properly cared for) they last me years! Consequently, while I have had decent luck with Citadel brushes and keep a few around to teach beginners with, I always recommend painters buy the slightly more expensive brush and just learn to take good care of it. However, if that doesn't sound attractive to you, you can always go the James Wappel route: buy a 12-pack of cheap brushes for $1 and then just throw them away as they lose their point!
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    Sororitas Terminatrix

    Looks sweet! I love what you were able to do with the plasticard!