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Al Capwn

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    Painting, Woodworking, Music, Games (both Tabletop and Video).
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    If it is for a competition, I would say a reference picture and freehand. If it is for yourself, do whatever you like. I know James Wappel and a few other artists lay out their idea with a rough pencil sketch, and then start refining from there.
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    Scale75 Inktesity

    Same, only I used Testor's Dullcote (though I'd love to get my hands on the AKI Ultra Matte, it is difficult to find in the states); a quick spray after painting knocks down the shine easily. I think Army Painter and MIG also make an anti-shine, but I can't vouch for them as I haven't used them.
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    ReaperCon 2019 Ribbons

    Is there an old man in a red robe nearby? If so, I would imagine that it is only customary that you take it and hold it above your head as a mysterious jingle plays (da-da-da-daaaaaa).
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    Citadel Contrast paints

    I would also imagine that color correction is a bit more challenging too, if this is essentially underpainting/grisaille. I have found that opaque paints tend to be a bit easier to fix instead of the inherently translucent layers of washes and inks. Edit: Miniac (SDubs) confirmed what I suspected as well.
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    CMON Zombicide: Black Plague

    May/June Something-Something-Dark Side No pictures taken, but additional steps taken for my own reference and when I am able to post some pictures: The flesh was a little more palid than I liked, so I glazed some GW Reikland Fleshshade over it to give it a bit more warmth. I layered up some Desert Stone and Linen White on the torn fabrics. Applied some Scale75 Inktense Green over his lower torn robe-kilt thing. Once again I will be taking a brief hiatus as I am in the middle of packing up for a move...so no ReaperCon this year, and will likely be not picking up a brush to work on this guy for a solid month or two... I will however pack up a travel kit of paints and brushes, so I should be working on something to keep me from going too crazy.
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    Recommendations for "True Colors"

    Ehhh, yes and no. I think what @Cicciopiu is saying is that there are some colors that cannot be built off on the primaries. There are also hyper-bright colors that cannot be mixed. These neon colors are pretty unique. Long story short, it sounds like you are wanting to experiment with a limited palette. Wren did an article about this, and essentially you need a pair of Warm/Cool of the primaries, plus White/Black. Also a brown (such as Burnt Umber) I would highly encourage watching Draw, Mix, Paint on YouTube on the foundations of color mixing and color matching. Specifically Color Mixing Rules to Remember and How to Match Any Color with Oil Paint. The same rules apply to Acrylic as they do to oils. Individual colors are very useful for time purposes, colors that cannot be mixed (ultra neon vibrant colors) and for visually seeing the color you want immediately, rather than by building it up by experience. It also uses less paint in building up particular colors.
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    Herbalist from Bones 4

    I am not an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express one time... @Wren had some good advice on how to apply fabric texture, which would be close to what I would try to do: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/74421-how-to-painting-fabric-fabric-texture/ My gut instinct says that this would be a good exercise to attempt some texturing, and I don't think it should be too challenging as the shape is a single cylinder. Maybe someone more experienced with textures would be able to chime in, as I am far from a texture expert. Otherwise I would eyeball some reference pictures of what looks cool and try to replicate that. Just depends on how much time you want to sink into that part, but as it is molded it is a a simple cylinder that will need a bit of love to have it appear interesting. Worst case scenario is you reset and cover the crosshatching and go with leather or alternatively glass.
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    Moonlit Halfling Archer - broccoli pics

    Very nice, cloak and tunic blending/highlights look very good in particular.
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    02885 - Khalith, Mummy Lord 2.0

    Very nicely done, though it was already very good to begin with. The additional shading on the sword-side helps significantly with the contrast.
  10. You might have, but I didn't catch it? I did notice you tried three different Golden paints, with the most brilliant result coming from PY 74 (Hansa Yellow). I can certainly give it a try at home for fun, and I would imagine that most paints will react similarly. It is curious that it turns Green though, certainly not what someone would expect!
  11. Yep, the pacing is much better for me as well. Pretty fascinating that there is a historical basis for obtaining a solid green prior to the developments of more modern blue pigments. My question would be, is this a result of these particular Yellow and Black pigments (i.e. their unique chemical makeup) or does this apply broadly across different pigment types? I.e. Does this work with say <insert brand of paint here> Black + Yellow?
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    CMON Zombicide: Black Plague

    May 25th Since most of the figure is basically super-ripped flesh, I applied a layer of Reaper Burgundy Wine, followed by GW Bugman's Glow, Cadian Fleshtone and some Vallejo Basic Skintone and Scale75 Pale Flesh. Which gave the following results: Applied a bit of Reaper Pure Black and Vallejo Blue Green for the hood and boots, adding increasing amounts of Blue Green and a little bit for some edge highlights and blending on the top of the hood. Added some glazes to ease the transitions a bit, but I will come back and clean up the lines a little bit with a darker mix to really smooth it out further. Rope was basecoated with Vallejo Flat Earth, highlighted with Reaper Golden Highlight, glazed back again, and repeated that a couple of times. Finally applied a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade to effective wash and darkline the surrounding area. The ripped cloth is basecoated with Reaper Desert Stone, and will ultimately be worked up to Linen White; but haven't got there yet.
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    CMON Zombicide: Black Plague

    May 20th - The Abomination The last of the major players, the Abomination is on deck. Kickstarting off the process with a zenithal prime, with a little extra directed toward the face area. Color will be added to this spooky guy later this week, but this should provide a rough guideline of the shadows and highlights.
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    CMON Zombicide: Black Plague

    May 19th Alright, wrapping up the final details and calling it a day for this guy. The only real step left is the flagstone pattern for the base, but that is easy enough that I will skip the WIP pics for that. I glazed over the staff with Vallejo German Black Brown to tone down the transition bit, base coated the skull...flag...thing with Vallejo Cavalry Brown, then added did the same highlighting as the sash with Reaper Golden Highlight, followed by glazes of Reaper Clear Red. Finally, added a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade and a bit more Reaper Clear Red to unify the colors. The neck-horn-things got a glaze of Vallejo Deep Sea Blue to soft down the spot highlight and darken the recess a bit. Cleaned up the skin tones of the hands with Scale 75's African Shadow mixed with Pale Skin, then added some GW Reikland Fleshshade. Basecoated his dagger with Vallejo Leather Brown, then added Reaper Candelight Yellow to add that same sickly leather look. The crossguard was Vallejo Model Air Steel, and Glorious Gold for the pommel and sheath. Belt cord was Reaper Linen White + GW Agrax Earthshade + highlight with Linen White again. Belt buckle was gemified with Vallejo Model Air Steel, GW Nuln Oil Gloss, + GW Technical Spiritstone Red Beard was Vallejo German Black Brown, highlighted with Reaper Desert Stone (I think). Beard wrap was Linen White + Agrax Earthshade (seeing a pattern yet?) Eyes were dotted in with Scale75 African Shadow; it was an accident but it gave him these deep reddish-brown pupils, which I thought was perfect. I will see about getting a better picture for the Show Off page for when I am done...sometime around 2021 at my painting speed...
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    CMON Zombicide: Black Plague

    May 17th Another entry into the worklog, and I know eventually folks are going to get tired of seeing this dude. Thankfully we are on the home stretch, with only a few more details and a little more refinement to go before I am going to call him tabletop worthy. I applied a light application of GW's Reikland Fleshshade to his chest region, then added more Reaper Candlelight Yellow to his leather chest suspender thing to push up the contrast a bit. I added Vallejo Glorious and Polished gold to the accents. I cleaned up his Texas-sized belt buckle with Vallejo Silver and a light Nuln Oil Gloss wash. The second bottle was given a coat of Reaper Dungeon Slime, working in Retro Emerald and Turf Green into the mix to add a deeper green into the mix. It probably is still a little light since the twine wrapping doesn't stand out (that whole contrast thing) so I might need some Green Liner or something to add more separation between the colors. His arm wraps I tidied up, basing with Reaper Desert Stone and adding more Linen White, followed by a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade and finally layering up more Linen White.