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I was just wondering if anyone has come across the following issues that I am having when posting & whether anyone can help me please (or let me know if I am simply doing it wrong!).
1. Using the quote "button" to reply to a specific post and thus showing the box of text from the original post in my reply
When I try this, my "quote" post just appears as a regular reply post with no original posters text shown. Any thoughts?
2. I would like to add myself to the index of Reaper painted figures post & insert links of my pics to it.
Whilst creating a post, I have tried both clicking the link button to add a direct link or typing some appropriate text, selecting it then clicking the link button. The "link" pop up window appears & I copy the URL address into the appropriate text box & click ok but the pop up just stays there forever (the close pop up "x" does not exit the window but you can still type in the text boxes). Eventually, I have to close the browser window to exit the post.
I suspect that I am doing something wrong here, can anyone enlighten me please?
Also, I want to add links to my signature (future WIP's for example) but I have the same problem here too.
I'd much appreciate it if anyone can help or maybe give me some suggestions please.
So. I used to be a mini painter back when I was a kid.
I have been playing tabletop rpgs steadily for over 30 years, but haven't done minis for the last 20.
I did, however, get my art degree and became a pro artist in the meanwhile, so I know some technae.
However, my understanding of mini painting is stuck at kid level, when I used acrylics but did not speak with anyone else or know the terminology or (to be honest) paint very well.
Now I'm working as a beginner again, here to learn, but since I also have an art background I find myself wondering about certain aspects of mini painting.
For example, why is dry brushing considered a quick and dirty method of highlighting? I understand it as a way to do some very subtle blending (on the macro scale, anyway). What would be the more careful version of painting that it is a substitute for?
I also have questions about how people understand the terminology.
For example, I've noticed regular use of the term "glaze," which seems to be understood as a wash of a darker color over a lighter one to increase its intensity or, especially in the case of minis, to bring out its texture. Mini painting seems to use only the wet sense of "glaze" (but then, to be fair, so do most fine artists). But "glaze" can also be used to mean dry brushing with a transparent darker color over a lighter one, which can generate some very interesting effects.
I have not seen use of the counterpart to "glaze," which is "scumble." "Scumbling" is the same as "glazing," but using a lighter, semi-opaque color over a darker one. It's very good for pearly, moonlit effects and fog and atmospherics.
Do people use this technique? And if so, what do they call it?
I'm sure I'll think of other questions as I go along, but that's it for starters.
What does everyone think about the Reaper's IP.Board forums? Especially compared to other forums you have utilized? Personally I've just been impressed by the overall "cleanliness" and feel, and was thinking of converting my own site from WordPress to IP.Board+CMS.
However I'm wondering if the average user feels its as easy to use as I think it is.
Additionally does anyone know if other parts of the Reaper site are also using the IP software? Or are they using something else for the other parts of the site?
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