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I like the exhaustive way you explain all the technique you're using. Applying the shading after the highlight is new for me. And, these veins are a very nice touch. i can't wait to see more.

 

Cool, I myself appreciate when painters are thorough in describing what they're up to during filming themselves painting so I try to make sure I am. Shading after highlighting wasn't always the way I did things, and still just one of the ways I work, but it can be very useful, give it a try it might work for ya.

 

Ok youtube ate the HD version of this vid, but it looks ok and I don't have time to upload it again tonight so I'll leave this one as is in glorious 360p...

 

 

Part 2 of painting this leather bit tomorrow, need my PC tonight so I can't tie it up rendering part two. Later I'll get a new video card and set up my old pc to render these. I enjoy making these videos so I'll need a proper setup since I plan on shooting tons of videos. Should have started doing this earlier but it's never too late!

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I'm no encoding specialist, but wouldn't a better cpu and ram be what you're after? I don't thing encoding is done on the gpu unless it's some specialized software you're using.

 

I do indeed use GPU acceleration. It's much faster as long as you have the card to power it. To make the most of it I need a new vid card as mine is getting long in the tooth compared to the rest of my recently upgraded system, it's definitely the weakest link. I've got one in my sights at newegg to order, will make a world of difference! Best thing about technology is, the longer you wait to upgrade the cheaper it will be as long as you don't have to be on the cutting edge. Sometimes I put off upgrading a little too long until I absolutely must, like in this case. My card is from 2007! :wacko: I know I'm horrible hahaha

 

Alright here's part 6b where I finish painting the leather, well not quite finish it I waited for the oil to dry then did some more highlighting to wear and tear it later, but same concept I used in this video here, just more of the same.

 

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I'm enjoying your videos, Darkstar. Your acrylic paint palette is unusual.

 

Is this Craft Nib Holder like the one you're using? Do you use it for anything other than oil paints? Does it clean up with turpentine or turpenoid like a regular brush?

 

Hey I'm glad you are enjoying this, thanks. Yes those are exactly what I use. They also sell 10 packs of just the nibs, the holder is nice but not needed. The nibs do wear down but you can cut them with an exacto like you would sharpen a pencil tip with an exacto, or use sharp scissors to cut the tip back into shape. I use them for loads of different things, especially for applying any metallic paint that needs to be buffed up like Mr. Metal Colour Mr. Metals from Gunze Sangyo. I also use them to rub off paint whenever the hairspray technique is used, they're very useful I wish I knew how to make these somehow, I would make thousands of them!

 

Here's a link to the pack of just nibs sans holder: http://shop.rangerink.com/default.aspx?PageID=7&ProductID=57

 

 

I've tried to clean them with turpenoid and they do clean , even though they remain discolored, the tips when dry are useful for blending again. You can always just cut the dirty part away into shape and use it again. Eventually you'll wear it down into a little frayed nub but that's when the new ones come out! I made the mistake of dipping it in turpenoid the first time and it saturated the entire nib and made it a little weird to use so now I just put the thinner on a makeup sponge first, then clean the nib on that by rubbing it onto the sponge.

 

And @ Loim

Quick question. Is the axe blade from a putty, or did you make it from sheet styrene?

 

 

I cut that from sheet styrene aka plasticard. Carved it into shape with an exacto and sandpaper, chipped it with an exacto for damage (I didn't want it to look like it was new, but well worn) then attached it to the haft of the mace after drilling a slot for it to fit into with the dremel. Bonesium is very dremel friendly I found out. After that I sculpted the details in magic sculpt and added rivets. Thanks for asking. I'm getting excited to do the metals soon. Looking forward to the rust mainly. Will be fun to video my techniques and share them. I think they look cool, will see if everyone else agrees.

 

Couple shots of the leather and fur done

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Now I've got part 7 up early tonight since I may not update this weekend. I might though still depends will see. Have a great weekend!

 

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That's another great video.

I recognize my "chaotic" random tapping approach in the way you apply the basecoat for the fur. I think it gives a more natural look. I also like the way you shade to get maximum detail out of the sculpt.

Just sharing my thought, at the step where you apply the burnt orange highlight. I personaly use the side of my brush just to be sure I won't be applying any paint at the bottom of the cracks.

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That's another great video.

 

I recognize my "chaotic" random tapping approach in the way you apply the basecoat for the fur. I think it gives a more natural look. I also like the way you shade to get maximum detail out of the sculpt.

 

Just sharing my thought, at the step where you apply the burnt orange highlight. I personaly use the side of my brush just to be sure I won't be applying any paint at the bottom of the cracks.

 

Yep edge of the brush is always very useful for sure. Nice way to get tricky areas highlighted absolutely

 

Alright I did the black leather areas up and shot a video of that stage showing my more traditional way of layering with thinned paint. Here it is:

 

 

Today I may do either the wood or leather bag, once I figure out what kid of leather I want. Might do some color 'analysis' to figure out what would look nice. By analysis I mean taking a quick pic of the mini and putting it in photoshop and testing a bunch of colors quickly to see what stands out the best. I like to let my eyes tell me what I like instead of my brain in terms of color that is. I trust my eyes to give me the right idea, although if I sat and thought about it for awhile I could probably reach the same conclusion, it's just so much faster and more fun to visualize that kind of thing. Just make a quick selection in photoshop and adjust hue/saturation until you've got a pleasing choice that looks good with the rest of the piece.

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I class myself as an intermediate painter, and have tried some of the techniques you use, but have never seen them done....only described, now I know how to do them properly

 

These videos are excellent and I commend you for allowing us to see a true professional painting. Now that I've seen these techniques being used first hand I will definitely be trying them. I never expect to reach the standard you are (I'm not that patient), you have a new subscriber and I look forward to the remaking video for this miniature, and many more to come.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share you knowledge.

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I class myself as an intermediate painter, and have tried some of the techniques you use, but have never seen them done....only described, now I know how to do them properly

 

These videos are excellent and I commend you for allowing us to see a true professional painting. Now that I've seen these techniques being used first hand I will definitely be trying them. I never expect to reach the standard you are (I'm not that patient), you have a new subscriber and I look forward to the remaking video for this miniature, and many more to come.

 

Thank you for taking the time to share you knowledge.

 

Hey I really appreciate that response, that was well said thank you. You know, I'm having fun shooting these videos so there definitely will be many more to come down the road. My only regret is not starting sooner.

 

I'm really glad you're getting to see these techniques in use as I think it's a great way to bridge the gap in understanding from simply hearing about something to actually seeing it in use. Should really help to cement some of these ideas in painting that people use for sure.

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My painting style is a bit different from yours, I generally don't use blending, but layering. But after watching this I may take a shot at blending, I might like it better. In addition I have always like watching others paint, and I've gotten a lot of great ideas for a couple of projects I have going on that were kind of stuck. Thanks for keeping these coming.

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My painting style is a bit different from yours, I generally don't use blending, but layering. But after watching this I may take a shot at blending, I might like it better. In addition I have always like watching others paint, and I've gotten a lot of great ideas for a couple of projects I have going on that were kind of stuck. Thanks for keeping these coming.

 

Hey it's worth a try for sure. You never know, might be fun. If you hate it, you can always file it away for later and maybe try it again down the line. I've done that with quite a few things. Didn't like metallics at all for the longest time and for years didn't even want to think about painting with them. Now I love painting with metallics and favor them for my own minis over NMM. Just took about say, 5 or 6 years until I wanted to bother with them again.

 

Speaking of metallics, here's part 9 where I paint some!

 

 

Tomorrow I'm going to resculpt that shoulder pad. The more I see it the more I think it's the weakest link in this conversion, just letting the figure down due to it's lack of coherency in the theme I've got going. Going to see if I have more luck with sculpting an animal skull type shoulder pad. Will be a relief as I didn't know where to go as far as painting that thing anyway...

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I'm pleased to know that you are going to be doing more of these as I do learn better when I see something rather than reading. I have a devil of a time with metals and rust techniques. I would never have thought to use that pen or the watercolours. Also it helps to see how much paint you're loading your brush with.

 

You've made another good point about studying the natural world. I need to slow down and do that, particularly with faces.

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I'm pleased to know that you are going to be doing more of these as I do learn better when I see something rather than reading. I have a devil of a time with metals and rust techniques. I would never have thought to use that pen or the watercolours. Also it helps to see how much paint you're loading your brush with.

 

You've made another good point about studying the natural world. I need to slow down and do that, particularly with faces.

 

Yeah metals are tricky if you want them to look good. There's really fast ways to do it though, I'll get more into different techniques of doing traditional metallics in other videos later. I'm obsessed with painting metallics.

 

No video tonight. Did some tweaks to the conversion work, sculpted more stuff, redid his shoulder. Probably have a video up tomorrow of painting the armor again as I'm not satisfied with the metal/steel look and want to give him some color, thinking about a mossy green or olive green for the armor.

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