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    "Priming" regular Bones figures with Reaper Inks

    The reason for my questions with this is that I have been using Bones miniatures to practice on after viewing the Jeremie Bonament videos. What I have hit upon that seems to work well for me is a mixture of 2 drops Folk art glass and tile medium + 2 drops of water + 1 drop of brown liner. The brown liner allows me to confirm that an area has been primed, and thinning the medium keeps it from being too goopy. The liner also helps me to pick out details. I have tested thinned paints to a moderate glaze consistency and they do not bead up at all on this combo. I have experimented with using both thinned and unthinned acrylic medium, but I struggled to see if an area was adequately covered. I guess I cold have added brown liner to diluted medium as well, and this would likely be a less expensive option to the Folk Art medium.
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    "Priming" regular Bones figures with Reaper Inks

    Ugh. Thank you for your response. Luckily I will be in Dallas/Denton on Monday and can rectify my mistake.
  3. Quick question, do all colors of the Reaper Inks adhere to the original bones material as well as the brown ink color? And when using the inks in this capacity can you use a very light coat, or should one apply it in a heavy fashion? I have also purchased some Folk Art Glass and Tile Medium, and am experimenting with it, but was wondering if any of you have a preference for the Folk Art Medium over the inks?
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    Recommendations for "True Colors"

    @Wren That is correct, I feel that at the age of *almost* 50 I should be able to visualize color better than I am able. That being said, down the road I would love to be able to utilize a limited pallet to paint interesting figures. So there are two purposes to my color education! The video with Anne was very helpful. I have been using the some of the clear colors but the lack coverage was concerning. But I understand why and now how to correct it! I have also taken her recommendations for other colors including the browns on board. I will be placing an order soon lol. Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions and advice, as always a wealth of information on these forums.
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    Recommendations for "True Colors"

    As always, you guys are a great source of information! Thank you for all of your responses. I will most definitely check out the videos you recommended. @Al Capwn, I watched the videos you recommended, they are phenomenal! It really breaks down the color mixing process into a very easy process. Thanks again for the recommendation.
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    Recommendations for "True Colors"

    So , more complicated than I thought. I may be better off buying the colors that appeal to me or I need. Thank you for the reply.
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    Recommendations for "True Colors"

    @Doug SundsethThank you for the reply! @TGP , poorly worded question, what I should have said is that I was not wanting the intermediary (?) colors. If that is the correct term for the Yellow-Orange, Red-Orange, Red-Violet etc. type colors. The reason for this is that I have a hard time seeing elements of color within a color. For instance, some of the shifted neutrals, I struggle to see the blue/red/green etc. aspect unless it is pointed out to me. I hope that by mixing colors myself that I will be able to better visualize the subtleties.
  8. Hi all, Was hoping to get some recommendations for which Reaper paints would best represent the basic colors around the edge of a painting wheel. I am trying to understand how to mix paints/colors better and I would like to purchase the colors truest to their hue. I have held my color wheel up against the colors on the website but it has done my brain in trying to decide which ones are the best choice lol. I will gladly take recommendations in both the MSP line and the Bones line if you have them! To be more specific, I am asking for recommendations for primary and secondary colors, but not some of the other colors that are on the outside of the wheel.
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    Help with Skin/Leather Colors please

    Sorry about my clumsy wording but your answer helped. Thanks again for all of the responses!
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    "Realistic" painting style videos/books

    LOL I thought about this when I posted Pingo, thankfully CashWiley clarified for me. Yes more of a gritty and desaturated look. I was actually going to ask about desaturating colors and how to approach it. The figure CashWiley posted on the right is till amazing, but I really would like the look achieved on the left for my tabletop games. And it gets a little confusing when looking through tutorials at times, maybe because the better painters employ a bit of both? With respect to how to handle metallics, that did create some of the confusion as I saw that NMM seemed to be developed in Europe, but I managed to figure out that I enjoy the TMM look a little more.
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    Help with Skin/Leather Colors please

    As always thanks for the feedback. Will make a decision on which to try and will post pictures for more feedback/criticism/suggestions. I have one more ogre to paint so will apply the lessons learned. Oh, and in an attempt to avoid thread necromancy, Pingo if I could ask for clarification one something in an old post of mine? You mentioned using dark blue or violet mixed with the base color for shadowing cooler colors and also mentioned using brown for shading warm colors. Do you also mix the brown with the base as per shading the cooler colors?
  12. Good evening all. I have decided that I would like to develop a more realistic painting style, as opposed to the more "cartoony" appearing painting styles. Are there any instructional videos or books that any of you would recommend that teach this style? I am also confused about what is meant when one references the European style of miniature painting. Are they considered as going for a more realistic appearance? What might the actual difference be between the European and American styles?
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    Help with Skin/Leather Colors please

    Painted this ogre, and mixed colors for leather and skin that were too similar in my estimation. I am humbly asking for advice on the best way to increase the contrast between the two. I started applying yellow highlights to the skin, but it will be too subtle, I think. I am open to all suggestions, critiques, and ideas. Thanks in advance!
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    Glazing lighter over darker colors

    So the left most was glazed with white, Middle glazed with yellow and the right most stripe stippled with yellow. What is interesting to me is that glazing with white seemed to bring out the blue?
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    Glazing lighter over darker colors

    This should be the original prior to glazing
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