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29 minutes ago, Ghool said:

Quick Tip #57 - Basing: Lava Pool

New this evening.

 

Unless you are a backer. Then you get another new video today that is even more awesome.

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On 5-5-2017 at 5:03 AM, Pineapple said:

Very cool, I have some Aztec warriors I need to paint up as soon as they arrive, so I'm about to watch your Native American skin one.

 

I use Reaper Tanned Skin Triad and mix it with a little Reaper Cinnamon Red.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73699-achik-aztec-warrior-princess-by-xherman1964/#comment-1526251

 

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Quick Tip #58 - Basing: Frost, Snow, and Ice

Another quick tip on basing, this time with some snow and ice!
I complete Fyanna, Torment of Everblight's base in this video with some frosty ice, and slushy snow.
Some very easy techniques that any beginner can use for their basing, and they will look great. Painting a realistic and cold-looking frozen pond is surprisingly easy.

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Quick Tip #59 - Using Natural Materials

This is a quick episode about using natural materials found in your local environment.
I demo how to make your own leaf scatter using birch tree seed pods and show you one other flower that dries well and looks great as scale miniature bushes - yellow yarrow.

Take a look around your own neighborhood for things you can use for basing and terrain. There's a lot you'll be able to find for free that looks unique and provides some originality to your miniatures and terrain.

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Quick Tip #60 - How to Paint Black Armour

YouTubers need to do some catching up! So, you'll see a quick tip for the next two weeks on Saturday! Huzzah!

This is the final video where I time-lapse paint. All videos going forward will have more commentary, explanation, and all the painting will be shown in real-time. There won't be as much painting, except for pertinent, and key bits. Look forward to massive improvements in the production and quality going forward.

Another video that extends and expands the 'Painting Black' series, and this time dealing specifically with flat armour plating.
I change things up with a more stark and colourless black, using blue-ish greys instead of my usual Coal Black for highlights.

All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

Base - Thamar Black
Highlight 1 - 50/50 mix of Thamar Black + Greatcoat Grey
Highlight 2 - pure Greatcoat Grey

Glaze Thamar Black on the bottom 50% of each armour plate, and in all the recesses.

Edge Highlight with 25/75 mix of Morrow White + Greatcoat Grey

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Sounds cool, I'll be having a look after work.

 

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So, a couple of months ago, I collected feedback from my Patrons on how I could improve the videos.
The following video is the first video featuring my new format, which is based on the mentioned feedback.
Gone is the time-lapse painting - all painting is shown in real time.
There is less music more commentary, and much more explicit, and in-depth explanation.
Production quality is improved, with a consistent intro, finished model photos, and colours shown at each stage of the painting.

I hope everyone enjoys the improvements, and if you didn't care for my videos before, I would suggest you give them another chance.
Starting here.

Quick Tip #61 - How to Paint Obsidian (Skorne Immortal)
 

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Quick Tip #62 - How to Paint Necrotic Souls

The second quick tip in which I paint more of Zaal, the Ancestral Advocate. This video is all about those green, wispy, necromantic magical souls on his staff and in his hand.

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Quick Tip #63 - Flat Panel Blending

This is a quick video that demonstrates both two brush blending, and a little bit of wet blending to get a smooth transition from one colour to the next.
In this case, it's an easy transition most beginner, and intermediate painters can handle as red, orange and yellow are fairly easy to blend. Blue, greens, or browns will be even easier if painters are wanting to practice with colours that are even more forgiving.

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A Bonus for today.Just so everyone who's not a Patron knows what they're missing. smile.png

Painting Guide - Realistic Troll Flesh

An in-depth painting guide on how I managed to get the look on the flesh for the Blood Bowl Troll.

Some unorthodox colour mixtures were used to achieve this effect, as I was going for a more subdued scheme and feel. Since the face was beautifully sculpted, I felt a more realistic approach would enhance the sculpt and details.

All paints used in this video are Formula P3 from Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

Base - 50/50 Mix of Khardic Flesh + Cryx Bane Highlight
Shade 1 - pure Thornwood Green
Shade 2 - pure Cryx Bane Base
Highlight 1 - Mix of Thrall Flesh, Cryx Bane Highlight, and Midlund Flesh in roughly equal proportions.
Highlight 2 - pure Ryn Flesh
Final Glaze - Sanguine Base

The final glaze can be placed anywhere blood rises to the surface of the skin (nose, ears, elbows, knees, toes, fingers), or to provide expression and emphasis of emotion (nose, ears, cheeks, eyes, lips, knuckles).

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Quick Tip #64 - How to Paint Hair: Anime Blue

Another video to add to the 'How to Paint Hair' series, with this installment providing a demo for an Anime Blue, as found on many Infinity and Soda Pop Miniatures models. I demo on the Authorized Bounty Hunter for Infinity this time around.

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Posted (edited)

I was painting today, and switched on everything to see how it performed.
Live Stream Test
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Quick Tip #65 - How to Paint a Colour: Yellow II

An extension and expansion of the How to Paint a Colour series, wherein I demonstrate another method for painting yellow. This method will give the painter a richer, fuller, and deeper toned yellow than the first video.
This is my preferred method for painting yellow, simply for the richness of tone and saturation you can achieve.

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Hey Ghool, I really loved yesterday's live streaming "session". It was really nice to actually "see" you pushing paint around and I believe the angle, the zoom level, everything was perfect, almost like I was painting it myself (except for the magic blending, of course).

 

Hope this sparks new and re-newed interested into your Painting Tips.

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