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No Remorse

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  1. Yeah I can see that both of your points are valid. I will give it a go when I get back to the face.
  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement! I appreciate the critique Darkstar. I was trying for an oriental skin tone, but maybe I need to look at the tint a bit more. I do plan on doing exactly as you said during the final touch up stages.
  3. Some of you on this board may remember me, but most likely not lol. To save you all a long and boring story I had to stop mini painting about 3 years due to severe pains in my neck and shoulder, which was later diagnosed as Repetitive Stress Injury. Along with starting a new family and the previously mentioned issue I wasn't able to get the focus I needed to get back to painting. Lately I have been able to start to manage the pain from RSI and find some quiet time to slowly begin to paint again. Anyway... Here is the piece I am working on as a bit of comeback. I have no idea the name of the mini, but it is produced by Reaper. I chose it due to some nice strong features and lack of fiddly details. I am applying the methods described in JBT's DVD and breaking away from my old bad painting habits. He has been painted with the use of only 4 colours. VMC Deep Sea Blue, VMC Violet, VMC White and VGC Scrophulous Brown. I could go into detail on how this was achieved, but basically it boils down to mixing everything on the fly on my wet palette to achieve the results I wanted, as shown is JBT's DVD. After that blurb here is what I have done so far. There is still plenty of touch ups to do, and a good amount of work left but I am happy with the results. Fell free to offer any encouraging critiques, at the stage I am open to all opinions and ideas as to how to improve my technique.
  4. Sorry for the lack of update, had a few shoulder and back problems so couldn't get much painting done. Anyway here is a pic of the cheast piece and feathers started. I will finish off the details of the chest piece and clean up the feather later. The chest piece was started with deck tan, then shaded with green brown fllowed by burnt umber and finally dark prussian blue. I glazed it over with green brown to blend it all in. The feathers were painted with pale greyblue, then shaded with field blue, grey green and the glazed with black. Ja
  5. I would have had updates up by now, but my shoulder has put me out of commission. I will try the bronze first and if I am not satisfied withthe look I will then go for the gold (no pun intended). Ja
  6. The brass armor is a good idea, I may try that next. Already tried two colours and they didn't work well at all :( Ja
  7. Heya flynn! Glad to see your still putting the brush to paint! That would be an imperfection (you were just supposed to politely ignore it lol), it will be fixed up before the final result. Ja
  8. Thanks for the encouragement. So I finished up the bottom cloak this morning. I didn't want to stick with the leather all the way so I switched it up for pastel green, which I really like. The question is now what to do with the armor. I was thinking about carrying the green up, and make it lacquered armor, but I am open to suggestions. Btw the green was done by first painting paleblue, then gunship green and finally mahogany sand. Ja
  9. I used to have the skinning problem when I used extender in my mix, but ever since I stopped using that I haven't had that. I haven't tried the thinner yet, I do own a bottle which I got from the VMC paint case, I may experiment with it one day to see how it works out. Ja
  10. Pretty much, the mix I am using right now is about 2 parts water 2 parts glaze medium and 1 part paint.
  11. Thanks :D Here is the best shot I could get so far of the back of the cloak. It 's so frustrating because it looks so much better IRL
  12. Yeah I can see what your saying, thanks for the tip. I started the cloak, turned out good so far. I started with green grey, then shaded with middlestone and violet, after which I glazed with middlestone.
  13. Yup so I opted fort he contrast shading. As for colours I started with flat flesh, then shaded with medium flesh, tinted it with a little salmon rose, then continued shadin with azure blue, then blended it back in by glazing it with medium flesh. Here is a shot with his skin complete. ONe question I have is whenther I should lighten up the left arm, since that will be the direction of the Zenithal light, or if I should darken the right arm, or just leave it alone?
  14. Since I have been away I forgot how great this forum can be so I would love to get your input on this guy. Once again being tired of my usual style I decided to branch out and try something new. So I dug into my box of minis and picked out Kelen. My thoughts are to make him a very dark looking character, by using muted tones and zenithal lighting. Two things I really need practice on, considering usually I work with ambient light sources and more solid colours. Here is what I have done so far. You can tell the right shoulder and left arm are different. I had started ont he left arm, but decided this morning to try some contrast shading on the right shoulder, rather than tonal shading. Which do you think looks more realistic? Now I really want your input on this guy, although not much is done so far. I am trying to push past alot of boundaries I had set for myself by being in a painting rut for that last few years, so please feel free to offer any advice and criticisms you have. Thanks Ja
  15. Thanks for all the comments guys, guess I will mark this guy down as a failed experiment For the skin I used VMC foundation white, purple and dark blue. Ja
  16. Yup that is the general concensus
  17. Heya all Been a very long time since i have been on these boards. Lately I have become a bit tired of doing so much GW stuff so decided for a bit of fun to paint up an old reaper mini I had lying around. This guy became and experiment in contrast and trying to produce rich colours, through colour and temperature contrasts. He came out quite bold and a bit cartoony but I am still happy with the results, since it is quite the deviation from my usual style. I am not particularly happy with the base so may try something different for him. Here are the pics, look forward to getting your replies. Ja
  18. This piece is amazing and very inspiring. Makes me want to finihs of my squad of banshees lol. The honor badges on the banshees arm are amazingly well done. I have tackled do elborate crystal work like that but will be doing some for a few of my GD entries this year. Well I could keep gushing but I think I will leave it at that Ja
  19. A lot of layers Actually for all the reds I used flat red and shaded with black and highlighted with light orange 956. Probably about 10 to 15 layers on the reds. Ja
  20. Hi All This is my second marine ever but now with the new marines being released I can see I will be doing a lot more in the future. this guy is made from the new Commander box set released by GW. I did some minor scuplting. In order to reposition his right arm I add a part to his undersuit in his arm pit. I also had to scuplt a new tabard for him seeing the one that came with the box did fit the pose I wanted. He is sitting on a 40mm round base (terminator base) and I used cork to raise him up a bit. Let me know what u think Here's his CMON link Ja
  21. all of mine are still sitting in thier blisters from when I bought them last year. U did a real nice job on these, I really like the colour schemes, classic with a twist. I will have to see if I can pull mine out shortly to get done. Mind u the next project I will be doing for my army is a wave serpent. My army is desperately lacking another tank...
  22. Yeah I know what u mean by being tempted to start a marine army. After reading thru the new codex and seeing some of the new minis I am itching to start a marine army. Instead I think I will just go out and paint all the new minis coming out and seel them on ebay. I get the best of both worlds then U did a real nice conversion. So if that took u 13 hrs that means it will take about three weeks on concetrated work to do a full squad. Not bad really since It takes me that long to do a five man squad. I really like the colour scheme too. Much better than the basic blue of most ultramarine armies. Good job Ja
  23. I must admit I like the blue a lot more than the purple.. sorry Flynn. btw the book looks amazing I love the textured feel of the bindings. Ja
  24. btw u guys should see this thing in RL. I was absolutely blow away... As were my banshees, my avatar, my farseer and a good number of my guardians Ja
  25. Yeah Vincent is a friend of mine (he's the painter and author) he spent a good part of 4 months working on this mini and put over 400 hrs into it including conversion and painting. The rest of his army is very impressive. He won best army at the Montreal Conflict. Unfortunately he moved back home to Montreal this weekend so I won't be seeing him again til next year's GD. OH and he has a full page in the next WD (#299). Anyway This tutorial is quite amazing and I have read thru it a few times. Ja
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